hope all is well presents:
WITH Wished bone, skirts, wren kitz
DATE: Monday, April 8th
VENUE: the hive on pine [420 pine street, burlington, vt]
Although Radcliffe's previous album was a solo effort, on the newest record he's joined by multiple collaborators who make up Everyone Else. Radcliffe said of the addition of Everyone Else to the band name, "Performing with the group had repeatedly shown a real energy added to the songs, something I fully attribute to the band's diverse playing styles. Bringing that spirit of collaborating and the exchange of ideas into the studio felt like the only natural step for us after playing the songs from the last album together for so long... The other option was to have the band play on these songs and not bill them in the artist name, but that seemed like a crime in itself. This is something we want to celebrate, not hide inside liner notes. I'm endlessly grateful to have these people on the record with me and honored to put forth the album as a group."
"Wished Bone is a folk-pop project based in Los Angeles via Ohio transplants. The inaugural release for Human Noise Records, cellar belly brings affirmation in the project’s Sun-augmented sound with a full band, including Brian Kupillas of The Wandering Lake. Much like pseudio recordings, there’s a shroud of poignancy that lingers with every track." — Cereal and Sounds
Skirts is the Texas-based project of Alex Montenegro. Recording mostly alone on cassette 4-track and digital 8-track, Alex brings the life and depth of old friends playing timeless standards to her recordings, invoking an immediate sense of nostalgia for listeners. Her voice is a familiar drive on winding roads, where the peaks and valleys of the hills and harmonies carry us into a timeless bliss. There is a beautiful informality to the way the instruments so tenderly work together, picking and plucking into a chorus so sweet that even first time listeners will want to hum along.
Wren Kitz is a song writer and sound collector based in Burlington, VT. Wren's unique and personal style of music has been informed by blending traditional guitar-and-voice songwriting with field recording and tape collage experimentation. In attempt to develop a ghostly and contemplative form of musical expression, Wren has begun to ponder ways to break down walls between genre categorizations.