Miguel (of Monadnoc) drove a couple hours south of Chicago with some poetry books and recording equipment. As we gathered in our living room, Nic asked, “So how does this work?” After scanning through a piece by Jack Kerouac and a poem or two, Nic began playing guitar. We added some harmonium and a little bit of bells; Miguel spoke into a mic. Questions were asked, like, “Where should the music get more intense to match the mood of the poem?” Gradually, the music transformed until it became something we liked, something that would complement the poetry well. And then, we pressed record.
Monadnoc’s ongoing READ/RECORD project goes something like this: Music plays in the background as Miguel reads a poem or other creative piece of writing. He’s recorded lots and lots of poems on his own and has recently begun collaborating with various people around the country. This past weekend we participated in a READ/RECORD CO-LAB SESSION. Our living room was transformed into a recording space for two days, and we made a bunch of cool sounds. The song still needs some mixing and finishing touches, but we’ll let you know when it’s online for your listening pleasure!
And another mention on the following music blog: Largehearted Boy – Try It Before You Buy It (October 27th, 2009 Music Releases)
The new You & Yourn album, It Would Make Things Worse, is officially released on Parasol Records today! We’ll have the music on CD and vinyl at all of our upcoming shows, and of course, it is also available right here on the interwebs.
Barnes & Noble (vinyl)
The new album is here, and we’re excited to share it with you! Its official release date is October 27, but it is available for pre-order NOW on both CD and LP. Visit the site below for pre-order info:
We will also be kicking off a West Coast tour this week, with more East Coast and Midwest dates to follow in November. Spread the word, and come on out to a show if we’re passing through your city! Check out the “in person” page for more details and show dates. Hope to see you out there!
09.24.09 — Iowa City, IA — Public Space One
09.25.09 — Lincoln, NE — Clawfoot House
09.26.09 — Ft. Collins, CO — Everyday Joe’s
09.27.09 — Denver, CO — The Booya Bourgeois
09.28.09 — Provo, UT — Footloose House
09.29.09 — Logan, UT — Why Sound
09.30.09 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
10.01.09 — Pocatello, ID — College Market Books & Coffee
10.02.09 — Bozeman, MT — The Filling Station
10.03.09 — Missoula, MT — ZACC Gallery
10.04.09 — Spokane, WA — Empyrean Coffee House
10.05.09 — Seattle, WA — The Josephine
10.06.09 — Portland, OR — Ella Street Social Club
10.07.09 — Chico, CA — Empire Coffee
10.08.09 — San Francisco, CA — Tower Concert Series
10.09.09 — Santa Barbara, CA — Muddy Waters
10.10.09 — Las Vegas, NV — MEET bar/lounge
10.11.09 — St. George, UT — Mojo Underground
10.12.09 — Flagstaff, AZ — Hotel Monte Vista
10.13.09 — Tucson, AZ — The HangArt
10.14.09 — Santa Fe, NM — Brian’s House
10.16.09 — Kansas City, MO — Pistol Social Club
10.17.09 — Columbia, MO — Bluebird Music and Arts Festival