Vinyl edition on 150g black vinyl, pressed by our friends at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland.
Also includes immediate download of 12 track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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Immediate download of 12-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Includes PDF of LP artwork.
The final album from Orchestraville, originally scheduled for release in 2005. From the original press release:
Ohio's Orchestraville has always been on a quest for the classic pop song. Whether it was drawn from the new wave leanings of XTC, the songwriting of The Kinks' Ray Davies, or the concentrated musicianship of Luna, their goal is a catchy melody.
On their third release, "Poison Berries," Orchestraville has tossed aside the quirky rhythmic motifs of their previous work for a more conventional rock format. Primary songwriter Christopher Forbes has crafted personal and poetic lyrics and married them with melodies that are both classic and original. In the process they have held onto their British Invasion influences, taking cues from The Who and The Stones. In a way, this is really Orchestraville's debut CD.
The core of the band, guitarist and singer Forbes, bassist Dave Pascoe and drummer Keith Hanlon, have been playing together for more than ten years. The addition of former Curious Digit keyboardist and solo artist Parker Paul (Jagjaguwar Records) brought a touch of 60s rock to the band. Primarily playing organ, Paul channels The Animals' Alan Price, The Band's Garth Hudson and The Doors' Ray Manzareck. His sound has inspired the band to pursue more direct material, even incorporating swing and folk arrangements on the album.
Recorded in their living rooms and basements by Hanlon and Forbes, "Poison Berries" presents Orchestraville's newest songs with a relaxed, live feel. Rather than concentrating on details, they paint with a broader brushstroke, adding only what is needed to the performance.
released 17 September 2010
Christopher Forbes - lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
Keith Hanlon - drums, vocals
Parker Paul - keyboards, vocals
Dave Pascoe - bass, vocals
Amy Alwood - Electric Guitar on "You Wanna Be Like That"
Anthony Jacobs - Valve Trombone and Euphonium on "You Wanna Be Like That"
Recorded at Gidget Sound, Admiral Benbow and Frank Lloyd Wrong
Mixed by Keith Hanlon and Christopher Forbes
"Thank You, Mr. Washington" mixed by Neal Schmitt at Workbook Studio.
Digital Edition Mastered by Steve Hoffman
Cover design by Ron Hester
Cover photo by Keith Hanlon
Lyrics by Christopher Forbes
Music by Christopher Forbes, Keith Hanlon, Dave Pascoe and Parker Paul
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