Remember this? Two years since this began. We're finally done.
The link below will take you to the download page of Pretty Girls Don't Just Talk to Me; -the second of two albums which you (in your infinite taste and wisdom) chose to support via Kickstarter.
This one is produced by the inimitable Sam Wagster (The Fruit Bats).
It's an album of duets: Nora O'Connor returns as well as Gillian Lisée (The Fruit Bats), Rachel Ries, Angela James, and Dan Mohr. So, if you're sick of my voice, there's plenty of others on here! Ben Boye and Adam Vida fill out the band.
This is from the press release, written (almost entirely) by filmmaker Julian Wayser. Pardon my indulgence:
...how beautiful the fingerprint is, the small differences in the way that each singer delivers their verse, & how strong is the unison finally when it all arches together again. It’s as if the Zombies recruited a girl & decided to put on a Sondheim play at a luau in 1973. ...(It's) a collection driven by the instinct to entertain not just as a musician, but as a storyteller.
Boye (formerly with Bonnie Prince Billy) plays piano with an effortless charm that the lonely old ghost of Erik Satie would doubtlessly appreciate. Vida (US Maple) could drum the paint off an 18th century credenza and not leave a mark.
…A toddler trapped in a confined space, a doomed plane, a lover that resembles Renée Maria Falconetti, a honeymoon next to a waterfall. This music, above all else, operates in service of stories of people in transition, people at the cusp of newness: friends & travelers encountering the strange wildness of their shared world. It is a record that you are invited to inhabit with your own personal dynamics. It is, like all of Harms’ work, a scafolding for new mythologies. If you have found suddenly that in the listening of this record, a forgotten-but-absolutely-special day in your own life has involuntarily risen up & hovered about & made itself known to you now, after all this time: this would not come as a surprise, not at all.
This record won't be released to the world, officially, till January, so you are the first. It is all I got you for xmas, so I hope that's ok...
The physical albums including the acoustic version of the album (for those who chose that award) are here at my feet, ready to be mailed. I'll do that on monday.
*****IF YOUR ADDRESS HAS CHANGED, LEMME KNOW BEFORE MONDAY!!!!!!!!!******
Otherwise, this is it!!! Farewell and all that! I can't tell you how much I've appreciated you. It means everything to know you are out there, listening. Write with any technical questions or just to say if you liked or hated a song. I'll write back. It's been too long. I'd love to do more Kickstarter albums in the future. So let me know if you don't want me to approach you next time. I sooo do not want to be that guy. But meanwhile, here's Pretty Girls Don't Just Talk to Me. Made for you, paid for by you. See you next time!
All the Best,