MP3 The Flying Pigs - Four Years, Five States
From down-and-dirty rock ''n'' roll to lush, harmony-laden pop, The Flying Pigs meld classic rock roots with alt-rock attitude and earthy grooves to deliver a record full of memorable songs, crafted arrangements, and rock-solid musicianship.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (59:25) !
Related styles: Rock: Classic Rock, Pop: with Live-band Production, Featuring Guitar
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Hi. We''re The Flying Pigs.
Since the four of us had been honing our chops in a smattering of bands since the early years of the millennium, and since our original songs were really starting to pile up, we decided to take the time to put together this album. It''s a fiercely DIY effort from four friends who have been making music as a unit since the fall of 2006.
We have songs here about girls we met in junior high and high school, jerks who ticked us off in college, and friends made and lessons learned along the way. It''s a hodgepodge of several years of experiences and musical influences, but we''ve woven them together with as much deftness and skill as we can muster.
The recording process itself was a bit patchy, too. Begun in the summer of 2009 in basements and living rooms and bedrooms, it continued sporadically for another year and a half until the final mixes were complete. And then we celebrated, knowing that after living through four years and five states together (and apart), the work had only just begun.
So enjoy the tunes. The hope is that we''re at the beginning of a long, exciting road. Care to come along for the ride?
THE FLYING PIGS:
James Feenstra - drums, percussion, vocals
Mark Hennessey - guitars, brass, vocals
Samuel B. Lupowitz - bass, keyboards, vocals
Ben Tier - guitars, banjo, vocals
Hillary Wallace - soul vocals on "Snappin'' the Strings"
Rachel Kiefer - clarinet on "Rumors in Reverse"
Jeff Plummer - baritone saxophone on "National Sleep Deprivation Week"
Marlee Redford - cello on "National Sleep Deprivation Week" and "If It Rains"
Erica Wilt - violin on "National Sleep Deprivation Week"
Admiral Ackbar - inability to withstand firepower of that magnitude
Vocals on "Rumors in Reverse" and "Snappin'' the Strings" courtesy of THE BACON TABERNACLE CHOIR:
Brittany Miller, Natalie Bell - soprano
Angela Kramer, Rachel Rambo - alto
Dr. Pills, Teddy Bear Haggard - tenor
Charles Feenstra, Alex Duff - bass
Produced by The Flying Pigs
Recorded & engineered by James Feenstra and Mark Hennessey
Additional recording by Samuel B. Lupowitz and Ben Tier
Mixed and mastered by Mark Hennessey
Band arrangements by The Flying Pigs
Brass and clarinet arrangements by Mark Hennessey
String, saxophone, and choir arrangements by Samuel B. Lupowitz
Artwork, photography, & design by James Feenstra
Liner notes by Samuel B. Lupowitz
Recordings copyright © 2009-2010 The Flying Pigs.
Digital download copyright © 2011 The Flying Pigs.
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