Archive for January, 2011

“How You Got ‘Em”

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 by whiskeyt

Next up on the album preview schedule is “How You Got ‘Em”. This was the first song Steve wrote for the band and it’s one of my absolute favorites. I don’t think I mention it often enough but Steve Watson is one of my favorite songwriters. He doesn’t write too many but when he does they always kill.

We used to have a song called “Devil I Know” that had a similar structure and feel to it but once we started doing “How Ya Got ‘Em” we knew which song was the superior cut. This song also benefits from Jenny’s harp a fair amount. Along with another song that we haven’t recorded yet “How Ya Got ‘Em” was demoed by Steve and I at his house awhile back. The original was slower (seems to happen that way a lot) and much more sparse. Hopefully that recording will see the light of day sometime soon.

Check the track out on our “Music” page or over at our Bandcamp site.

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“Take the Whiskey”

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2011 by whiskeyt

For the first preview of our nearly completed album we went with “Take the Whiskey”. I don’t think any recorded version has surfaced before so it’s a fresh one. It’s also a quickie. I love short songs for some reason, which I don’t think is related to my attention span, if I could i’d make an album that was 10 songs and 15min long.

The first few lines for this song came to me while I was driving up to Ragged Point. The lyrics rolled in so fast that I had to pull over and write everything down. I have a demo of this song somewhere that was maybe half the speed of this song. I like the Pennyjar version better.

Right now our plan is to put up these “rough mix” songs every few days until all ten have been up. Not sure how long we will leave each of ’em up though. Consider it a preview of a preview.

Check it all out over at our bandcamp site. And let us know what you think.