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I recorded brace the wave in about 6 days with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab studios in Easthampton Massachusetts ( I have recently moved back to the area after 17 years in LA ). Justin was the engineer for the 3 Dinosaur Jr reunion LPs , beyond, farm and I bet on sky . My ease with Justin meant I approached the sessions with a focus and confidence I dont usually feel. Songs like redeemed , wave and moving reprise my early methods of tuning my ukelele down low and writing the song in the moment , during the recording process. Others like lazy and c+e are live recordings of traditional-style folk songs , some which I began writing nearly 20 years ago.
I recorded brace the wave in about 6 days with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab studios in Easthampton Massachusetts ( I have recently moved back to the area after 17 years in LA ). Justin was the engineer for the 3 Dinosaur Jr reunion LPs , beyond, farm and I bet on sky . My ease with Justin meant I approached the sessions with a focus and confidence I dont usually feel. Songs like redeemed , wave and moving reprise my early methods of tuning my ukelele down low and writing the song in the moment , during the recording process. Others like lazy and c+e are live recordings of traditional-style folk songs , some which I began writing nearly 20 years ago.
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Format: CD
Label: JYFL
Rel. Date: 09/04/2015
UPC: 656605486420

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I recorded brace the wave in about 6 days with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab studios in Easthampton Massachusetts ( I have recently moved back to the area after 17 years in LA ). Justin was the engineer for the 3 Dinosaur Jr reunion LPs , beyond, farm and I bet on sky . My ease with Justin meant I approached the sessions with a focus and confidence I dont usually feel. Songs like redeemed , wave and moving reprise my early methods of tuning my ukelele down low and writing the song in the moment , during the recording process. Others like lazy and c+e are live recordings of traditional-style folk songs , some which I began writing nearly 20 years ago.

Reviews:

The lyrics encapsulate yet another transitional period in my life . I still don’t feel I have a choice but to puzzle over difficult times in my songs. I kept this album short anticipating the listener fatigue associated with a musician who’s been around for 25+ years. As a music obsessive myself, I understand. I like new things too. But here it is, ‘Lou’s Anxiety Song’ versions 740 through 749: ‘brace the wave’ . Thanks for listening.” - Lou Barlow

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