In September 2011, we set out from our apartment in New York to record this album in a tiny log cabin in Höör, Sweden. Our Gypsy Family came from Stockholm, Copenhagen and Dresden to join us and over four days we wrote, played, drank, ate, laughed and cried under the full moon as we made the album.
Having spent every cent we had and sold everything we owned to make this record, we've been unable to release the final mixed product. For months we've sat on it, trying to raise money, trying to find a way to do it, until finally we've come to the conclusion that we'll just release it as is. Raw, untouched, unmixed. Scratchy vocals with some big breaths, guitar buzz, what sounds like a cigarette lighter...Just the live recording, how it was when we were there, and if y'all like it and wanna buy it, then we'll continue to do everything we can to get it out there.
So here it is, from us to you.
From these broken hands.
Matty & Beth x
Watch the video for "Trees" here on Youtube:
released 14 March 2012
The Gypsies are:
Mathew & Elizabeth Barker
Tobias Tex Lange
With special thanks to Andreas Skovby Hansen.