American Decay

In a fluorescent motel lobby, a small radio behind bulletproof glass plays the American hit parade. That night I dreamt of Natalie Wood yelling “hit your lights” from the edge of a cliff, her arms swinging through the headlights again and again. The next morning I began assembling this collection of reverberated songs, AM radio chatter, static, and looping vinyl crackle recorded between 2009 and 2014. Dedicated to romance among the ruins, these are soundtracks for long drives, cheap motels, and late nights.

Texas Radio Drift

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He heard it somewhere southeast of El Paso. He couldn’t understand a word of it, but it was the most beautiful thing he’d ever heard.

Connie & Coltrane at the End of Time

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A busted tape loop of sludgy Coltrane with a shot of Connie Francis in a ballroom filled with radio static and feedback.

Enchanted Desert

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“They’ll challenge each other to walk ten miles into Death Valley without any supplies. They wager money on it.”

Do You Remember New Orleans?

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One night I found a cassette tape at the bottom of a shoebox while cleaning the attic. The label said Jim Reeves Roast, June 1978.

Reverberated Crying

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A dusty ballad plays in a grand old ballroom filled with tailored men and elaborate hairdos.

Five Track EP | 45 minutes
November 5, 2015
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