a low place at The Old Place

by Old Earth

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Dominic Demierre
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Dominic Demierre Gorgeous piece of reverb-soaked indie folk. Sounds great on vinyl and comes with a lovely little note-- well worth the purchase!
Javier Belmer
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Javier Belmer I love how it's a one track album, and the quality of each of the instruments. I'm a big fan of experimental guitar playing and incorporating interesting instruments to songs. The songs have few lyrics but they're more than enough to exploit the music.
Thorsten Gritzan
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Thorsten Gritzan Random coloured vinyl!
Andy
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Andy Todd is a longtime friend, and a hell of a songwriter (not to mention visual artist, guitarist, and bon-vivant). His songs have a great dreamy atmosphere.
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kahl_rego Todd! I have been putting your stuff on lately to backtrack peaceful moments like reading, playing games, making, and just spacing off honestly. This album is usually where I start. Less words : into : wait less, more strings FUGGIN RIPS bud! What are the chances you have a secret stockpile of Two Torches enamel pins somewhere? I wear the beast of needs pin on my main jacket!
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1.
Sea of Canes sometimes, I fear I hear it in her voice and sometimes it walks across the land sometimes it pours, now it burns but tonight, I hear them again, so tonight they visit again and tonight, they visit again, so tonight I hear them again less words Well, I pressed my throat up to your chest! and I hummed until it broke so I pressed those notes up to the fence! and I smoke anything close (We stay in bed while there's a fire in The Rafters!!!) And I smoke anything close, and I smoke. wait less, more strings What if it's all in the fall? What if it's all in the fall? What if it won't happen now? What if it's all in the fall? What if it rains again? What if it's all in the fall? What if it's an old house? What if it's a wait? What if it's an older word? What if it's a weight? What if it's alone? What if it's a wait? What if the word was so? What if it's all in the fall? What if it's a wait? What if it's a weight? What if it's a wait? just another DUM blooze drunkin' around in a married town alone, drunkin' around in a merry town alone, alone, what a rotten rain! What a rotten reign. Now, there ain't no point in stoppin', there's nothin' to save, nothin' to heal, there's nothing to crave and nothing to feel, alone, what a rotten rain, what a rotten rain. Now there ain't no point in stoppin'! In a room with the Tall Ones What'd you hear What'd you hear What'd you hear What'd you hear? There were snakes in your lungs and a fire on your tongue (so) I mistook it for sincere So I'm in love with a lie, so I'm in love with a lie, So? So I'm in love with you, So I'm in love with you So? (still) more wrung in the Wrong? it still hung We wrapped a rope 'round the wrong tree, but oh it still hung

about

"Sea of Canes," "less words," "wait less, more strings," "jus another DUM Blooze," "In a room with The Tall Ones," and "(still) more wrung in the Wrong?" ❤ presented by Arrow Girl, Black Tar Bazaar, & Records Xes~ ❤

credits

released August 31, 2012

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written and mixed by Todd Umhoefer (voice, guitar, percussion)

mastered by Nick Berg (keyboards)

recorded at The Old Place,
produced by Christopher Porterfield (voice, guitar, violin, keyboards) and Nick Berg

voice and bass by Travis Whitty

voice by Ashlee Whitty




Sea of Canes

sometimes,
I fear I hear it in her voice

and sometimes it walks across the land

sometimes
it pours,
now it burns

but tonight, I hear them again, so tonight
they visit again

and tonight, they visit again, so
tonight I hear them again


less words

Well, I pressed my throat
up to your chest!
and I hummed
until it broke

so
I pressed those notes
up to the fence!
and I smoke
anything close

(We stay in bed while there's a fire in The Rafters!!!)

And I smoke anything close, and I smoke.


wait less, more strings

What if it's all in the fall?
What if it's all in the fall?
What if it won't happen now?
What if it's all in the fall?
What if it rains again?
What if it's all in the fall?
What if it's an old house?
What if it's a wait?
What if it's an older word?
What if it's a weight?
What if it's alone?
What if it's a wait?
What if the word was so?
What if it's all in the fall?
What if it's a wait?
What if it's a weight?
What if it's a wait?



jus another DUM blooze

drunkin' around in a married town alone, drunkin' around in a merry town alone, alone, what a rotten rain! What a rotten reign. Now, there ain't no point in stoppin', there's nothin' to save, nothin' to heal, there's nothing to crave and nothing to feel, alone, what a rotten rain, what a rotten rain. Now there ain't no point in stoppin'!


In a room with The Tall Ones

What'd you hear
What'd you hear
What'd you hear
What'd you hear?

There were snakes in your lungs and a fire on your tongue, I mistook it
for sincere

So I'm in love with a lie, so
I'm in love with a lie,
So?
So I'm in love with you, So
I'm in love with you

So?

(still) more wrung in the Wrong?

it still hung
We wrapped a rope 'round the wrong tree, but oh
it still hung

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Old Earth Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Folk rock with strong elements of avant-classical music"
- SF Deli Magazine

Included in The Journal Sentinel's "20 Best Milwaukee Songs and Albums of the 2010s"

"Tonal delight, packed with experience . . . He sounds enchanting" - NME
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