"...they’ll be compared to other outstanding vocal groups, from Crosby, Stills and Nash, to contemporary artists like Fleet Foxes, but there’s an unblemished optimism to The Lobbyists, which allows them to stand apart from obvious comparisons and associations, and makes them an intriguing and welcome proposition.
"There’s not a weak track on the record, and I can imagine songs like..."Ramblin'” and the pacey title track are showstoppers when presented live. Indeed, should they feel the urge to spread their wings, I’m sure they’d go down a storm on the UK folk festival circuit. The organizers of Cambridge and Cropredy need to get on the phone, pronto."
Engineered and mixed by Lane Banning at Moonlab Studios in Brooklyn
Recorded October 17-19 and November 7, 2012
Mastered by Tim Boyce at Masterdisk in New York City
Produced by Tommy Crawford and Will Turner
Photography by Crystal Arnette
Art and design by Matt Culbreth
The Lobbyists Are:
Tommy Crawford: vocals, guitar
Will Turner: vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin
Alex Grubbs: vocals, mandolin, guitar
Tony Vo: vocals, percussion
Eloïse Eonnet: vocals, tambourine
Many many special thanks to Karen and Ron Crawford, Sarah Wansley, Bonnie Grubbs, The Flea Theater, Carol Ostrow, Jim Simpson, Erin Daley, Beth Dembrow, Ed Iskandar, Kara Kaufman, Simon Courchel, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Peter Cho, Sneakas (aka Yoni), and all of our amazing family, friends, and fans!
At first glance, the landscape on the cover of Martin John Henry’s The Other Half of Everything is a scene of complete isolation. This is Scotland. An archetypal rugged landscape of hills and lochs, as far as the eye can see. On closer inspection, there are some signs of habitation: buildings, roads, farms… but they … Continue reading Album of the Week: The Other Half of Everything → Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 21, 2011