We are a circus of sound that inhabits the mind and the groin to produce a euphoria of sense, color and smell. Straight from the rainy winters and plush summers of Portland, Oregon comes the celebration of Arthur Lee (Hail Citizen) and Whit Walker (Pay The Coyote, Watermelon Henry, Happy Inside). These two former neighbors have crafted a love / hate letter to the bowels of Chicago in an attempt to register the pulse of the city through Whit's eyes and Arthur's fingers. Whit and Arthur have since begrudgingly parted from Portland in 2007. Whit continues to write and perform in Chicago, while Arthur has somehow found a quiet spot in LA to write and perform as well. But with a tremendous backlog of songs recorded while neighbors, more projects are expected to be released in the near future.
released October 2, 2008
1. Bad Education (1:35)
2. Courtesy Killed The Kind Man (2:05)
3. Take Me Over Tonight (3:47) ^
4. Tension And Release (3:03) ^
5. Solar Princess (2:41) ^
6. Every Time I Look At You I See Something New (3:30)
7. Totem Calling (3:17)
8. Pray For Rain (2:07)
9. You Were There For Me (1:07)
10. I Hope There's Some Sugar Down There (2:16)
(c) + (p) Music and lyrics written by Whit Walker. Produced by Arthur Lee and Whit Walker.
Whit Walker - Vocals and acoustic guitar. Toy piano synth on 'Bad Education'. Piano on 'Take Me Over Tonight' and 'Tension and Release'.
Arthur C. Lee - Lead guitar, bass, tambourine, pots and pans, handclaps, shakers, synth, virtual orchestra and keys, programming. Drums on 'Take Me Over Tonight'.
Nathaniel Price - Drums on 'Solar Princess'.
Recorded at Arthur's home studio in Portland, OR between 2006 and 2007, except where noted: ^ Basic tracks recorded at The Old Library Studio in Portland, OR.
Mixed and mastered at Arthur's apartment in Los Angeles, CA during the spring and summer of 2008.
Artwork and design by Darryl Blood.
Whit would like to thank: Maggie and Oarin Walker, Elizabeth, Todd, A.K., Dad, Mom, Nathaniel, Happy Inside, Pay the Coyote, Michael, Chicago, and Portland.
Arthur thanks: Maureen Benedict, Noah Kleiman at The Old Library Studio, Darryl Blood, my mom, dad, sister and brother.