as it turns out adolescence (and also the rest of life i imagine) is actually pretty consistently riddled with anxiety and that i still had baggage to unpack (if not an accumulating pile) even after 1.5 exercises in mopey self-indulgence
i also figured: why not pin down / commit to / expand on all the musical ideas thatve whisked thru my head over the past year? and so thus here lies what feels like my most successful or satisfying attempt at incorporating all the sounds and concepts i've wanted to explore for a while (a lot of these tracks are fleshed out iphone voice memos ive made). to do this required more time, more energy, and a few more hands playing a few more instruments. i gathered (& stole) what i needed and the result is an album that hopefully feels grander, lusher, more confident, and a lot more interesting. fingers crossed.
here it is. the culmination of some nasty lingering dread, panic, love, confusion, etc etc etc. cool. thanks everyone.
released December 9, 2016
All songs written, performed, & recorded at home by Asher White from July - December 2016.
Track 5 incorporates elements from "Wolves" by Kanye West.
Asher White: vocals, upright piano, electric / acoustic guitars, banjo, noise, nausea, real + fake instruments*, string + horn arrangements, drums + aux. percussion, synths, glockenspiel, autoharp, melodica, field recordings, big + little sounds
Hyohee Kim: violin (5)
Seth A. Bearman: trumpet (6, 11)
Tanner Swinand: piano (11)
Special thanks: Sam Bailey, Pepto-Bismol, "Mr. Brown", Jesse Bond, Caleb Collins, Lauren Collins, Zoria Kamholtz-Roberts, Celia Nicolson, Skyler Neilson-Sorenson, Tim Peterson, Noah Roth, staying hydrated!!, Bill Simos, rooms w/ mildew, Annie Tsingas, Annie Umbanhowar, Vogue Fabrics, rogue magic
*thanks for the real live accordion tim!
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