Topshelf Records have announced that they have signed The Saddest Landscape. The band’s new record will be produced by John Past at New Alliance Studios. Recording will begin on November 5th and the album should be out in early-2012.
My dad died September 9th, 2003 (six weeks before this record came out, on October 21st, the day Elliott Smith died, two very inconceivable and very different losses I’m still absorbing). My father, the 68-year-old retired NYPD Lieutenant, who’d struggled to make sense of my teenaged infatuation with Kurt Cobain because he could tell it was important to me, who once watched me play a set in my socialist friend Freedom’s basement, who, as paired with my mom, is the main reason I’m writing this, writing anything.
This was the last record I made that he heard.
I played it for him and my mom in his car after having lunch at a German beer bar/restaurant on Staten Island. He said ‘Marie’ sounded like it should be played in the Grand Ole Opry. He said he was proud.
I am too.
”—Kevin Devine on Make the Clocks Move (via featheroars)
for me to come back. I can hear you breathing on the digital pages as you read. I am scared of what you will say if in one moment I am foolish and relinquish my armor that keeps me a safe distance from utter emotionalism. I stand a defeated, I stand waiting for the perfect moment to return to you. Soon, it is all too soon.
"I shall go softly into that good night, for she waits for my on the other side. Her shores are soft with the clearest blue oceans I have ever seen. I will go softly as not to wake her, to sit still and only whisper."