In the course of making this album, we welcomed four babies, two spouses, and a new keyboard player to our family. In some ways we are a very different band from when we started this recording, and we hope that comes through in these songs. That change helped us to make a record that strengthened our roots and sharpened our focus. We think it was worth the wait.
Many thanks to those who helped us along the path: Cheree Berry, “Dynamite” Joe Drexelius, Nancy Durante, Britni Eggers, Thea McLain, Julie O'Heir, Nate Burrell, Dr. Rob, Dave Held, Kevin Huskey, KDHX, Martin Moran, Cassie Morgan, John Pessoni, Douglas Storm, Theodore Roethke, Eudora Welty, Patrick Kavanagh, Herman Melville, William Shakespeare, William Carlos Williams.
PLAY IT LOUD.
released 02 July 2013
Anna Drexelius (viola, backing vocals), Renato Durante (percussion, backing vocals), Karl Eggers (guitar, banjo, backing vocals), Eric Sargent (guitar, lead vocal), Christian Schaeffer (piano & organ, backing vocals), Jeff York (bass, backing vocals)
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY ERIC SARGENT AND THE DIVE POETS • TRACKS 1–10 RECORDED BY JASON MCENTIRE AT SAWHORSE STUDIOS • ADDITIONAL RECORDING ON TRACK 9 BY DAVE HELD AT MASTERPLAN MUSICWORKS • MIXED BY JASON MCENTIRE AND THE DIVE POETS • MASTERED BY BRAD SARNO AT BLUE JADE AUDIO MASTERING • PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATE BURRELL - BEFORETHEBLINK.COM • CD TRAY SNOW DAY PHOTO BY JARED WEBER • DESIGN AND PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY KFE EFEQDEV, LLC • POWERED BY HOPE, HEARTACHE, BOURBON & BEER