This is the first recording of the first (and only) song that we completely co-wrote together - chords, melody, lyrics - start to finish. We quickly realized that this is no easy task, so the rest of our songs are written by one person, presented to the other, and then after some collaboration becomes a “Lavenders song”. Yes. That’s a thing ;) So…without further ado, here is the original recording (Betsy only) of Lavender Blue Dilly and the EP version (Betsy and Alicia) of Lavender Blue.
Source: SoundCloud / thelavendersband
Our first EP as The Lavenders (@lavendersband)
“In a world of her own, she would sing and dance and play. But in an eight year span she up and run away…”
“When she ran away it was hard, and I cared too much…”
Sweaty Fat Kid - My Other Half
Filbert - Lemonade Plans DEMO 2/29/12
Source: SoundCloud / Filbert
Demo of “Oceans” by Anchor.
Source: SoundCloud / "ANCHOR"
“FROM CALIFORNIA, WITH SUN.” A MIXTAPE BY SINCERELY, CALIFORNIA
RELEASED: FEBRUARY 28, 2012
This is our first ever mix tape, featuring bands from Southern California and beyond. I love this, and although some of these songs started out unreleased and slowly drifted into being released, there are still a few tracks that are never before heard so I’d like to think this is super special. Bandcamp gave me hell when I tried to upload this the many times I did, and so here we are, a few months later with this lovely mix tape and a strong hate for bandcamp. With tunes ranging from the poetic simplicity of The Choo Choo Trains from England, to the lo-fi gems Southern California is putting out, this tape creates a unique and quite diverse atmosphere. So, I encourage you to go for a drive with this as your soundtrack tonight, and to share this with your friends tomorrow. Blast it as loud as possible, seriously. It’s free.
8. Down’a Drain- Seagreeen & The Strange Pisces (facebook)
10. No.38 to your heart- The Choo Choo Trains (facebook)
15. Dream Awake- Your Ugly Sister (facebook)
Check out this mixtape from our friends at Sincerely, California.
They are very nice people.
Time Machine in Progress!
This is a snapshot of the Time Machine so far… Any Takers? Tomorrow more features will be added (battery operated time travel lights!!) and I’m still on the lookout for a discounted flux capacitor.
We’ve seen some recent slowing down in donations, but with 44 days left its not hard to keep our eye on the prize! Thanks so much to everyone who’s shown support so far. Love you guys.
Some friends are raising funds to press a small run of 12” vinyl. Perks for contributing include digital downloads, the vinyl, flasks, posters and a completely-real-but-not-quite-so-real time machine.
This is an incredible album by some of the sweetest people I know.