Songs For the Backseat

Pacific Nature Recording Company
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13 tracks
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1 Song For the Backseat free download 2:17 159
2 Everlasting Thing free download 3:19 150
3 Lullabye For the Restless free download 3:25 136
4 Till There Was You free download 2:25 116
5 Uke Instrumental free download 1:39 119
6 Let's Go! free download 1:48 95
7 Crazy free download 2:19 130
8 Major Chords (Happyships) free download 3:59 136
9 Winter free download 1:42 114
10 Your Song (Carrie!) free download 2:22 57
11 Singing Over a Sunset Part 1 and 2 free download 5:40 72
12 Save Your Sunday free download 2:14 76
13 Butterfly Bumblebee free download 5:00 55

About this album

Around the Winter 2007, Alex Poska began accumulating solo material, outside of The Paper Orchestra, which eventually came to fruition with Carrie Muller in the form of Your Yellow Dress. After a short tour through California the duo expanded to a trio with the horns of Tim Rottenberg until Carrie moved to Ohio. Before she moved, Your Yellow Dress recruited a number of helpers to lay tracks down for their debut album Songs for the Backseat.

The album was recorded in a hurry as spring became summer and the duo graduated from Mission Viejo High School. In late June 2008 Carried packed up and moved with her family to Ohio. Alex finished what was left of the 13 tracks subtly orchestrating the folksy twee pop with violins, ukuleles, didjeridoos, horns and cellos played by various friends and family. The album is more or less a compilation of various songs written from 2007 to 2008 by Alex and Carrie, separately and collaboratively. The album does hold a special place in their relationship, showcasing some of the most heartmelting and sunshining DIY music you ever heard.

Opening with a loop on a harp-mandolin, the album plinks and plunks its way through mediations on baritone ukulele, drones on didjeridoos, boy-girl harmonies and gleeful glissandos. A couple of covers made their way onto the album including the classic “Till There Was You” from The Music Man, as well as “Happyships” by friends Watercolor Paintings.

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