Magnolia Summer To Release Two Digital EPs

March 9, 2010

On March 23, 2010, Magnolia Summer will digitally release two EPs titled, The Current Moves and The Slip That Leads Into The Fall.  Each EP is a series b-sides, non album tracks, failed experiments, and remixes compiled from the sessions that become their last full legnth record, Lines From The Frame (2009 undertow).

Several guests are are included on the recordings.  On The Current Moves EP, The Funky Butt Brass Band provides celebratory horns to a reimagined “Pulling Phase to Ground” (the original version of the track appears on Lines From The Frame.  André Allen Anjos from the Remix Artists Collective provides a remix of the song, “Diminished Returns.”

On The Slip That Leads Into The Fall EP, Glossary’s Kelly Kneiser makes a return as guest vocalist on “Rangeline.”  Percussionist Shae Mosley is also appears on two instrumnetal tracks on each EP (Bird and The Second Voyage).

The EPs will be available at itunes, emusic, amazon, and lala

TRACK LISTING FOR THE CURRENT MOVES – EP

BIRD – A non-album instrumental track inspired by Laura Ford‘s sculpture of the same name located at the City Garden in downtown St. Louis.  Tracked live with only a single piano overdub.   ::   Chris Grabau – guitar, piano // John Horton – guitar // Greg Lamb – bass // Shae Mosley – drums

THE CURRENT MOVES –  Based on a song idea by Joe Thebeau of Finn’s Motel.  Joe might’ve heard something different but to me, it’s a nod to all of our past musical sinking ships.   ::   John Baldus – drums // Chris Grabau – vocals, guitars // John Horton – guitar // Greg Lamb – bass

PULLING PHASE TO GROUND (HORN MIX) – When recording this song for the album, “Lines From The Frame, ” I was always heard a horn riff.  Recently, the guys from St. Louis’ Funky Butt Brass Band were available to pull a George Lucas.  They helped create a really cool version of the song.   ::   John Baldus – drums // Greg Lamb – bass // Chris Grabau – vocals, guitars, nashville guitar, ebow // John Horton – guitars // Ben Reece – saxaphone / Aaron Chandler – trombone / Adam Hecke – trumpet

THE HIGH ROAD –  A song that should probably live in demoland.  Chris Grabau – vocals, guitar, bass, loop percussion

DIMINISHED RETURNS (RAC REMIX) – remix by André Allen Anjos of the Remix Artist Collective.   ::   John Baldus – drums // Kevin Buckley – strings // Greg Lamb – bass, vocals // Chris Grabau – vocals, guitars, organ // John Horton – guitars // Joe Thebeau – vocals

TRACK LISTING FOR THE SLIP THAT LEADS INTO THE FALL – EP

RANGELINE – Featuring vocal harmony by Kelly Kneiser from Glossary.  Rangeline is the main strip of my hometown.  It stretches for about 5 miles and its speeding limit is 20 mph.  The chorus is a phrase a friend once told me   ::   John Baldus – drums // Greg Lamb – bass, vocals // Chris Grabau – vocals, guitar, ebow, wurlitzer, percussion, drum loop // Kelly Kneiser – vocal

THE SECOND VOYAGE – An instrumental track (recorded live) from the same session as “Bird.”  Featuring Shae Mosley on drums.  Should have closed out Lines From The Frame  ::   Kevin Buckley – violin // Greg Lamb – bass // Chris Grabau – acoustic guitar // John Horton – guitar, mandolin // Shae Mosley – drums

THE SLIP THAT LEADS INTO THE FALL – We debuted this song live on the air on KDHX 88.1 FM in St. Louis.  A recording of that performance made the rounds online thanks to a couple of blogs.   This is the first formal recording of the track and its one of my favorite recordings to date.  Inspired by a broken AC unit.   ::   Dave Anderson – pedal steel // John Baldus – drums // Greg Lamb – bass, vocals // Chris Grabau – vocals, guitar, organ // John Horton – guitars, nashville guitar // Joe Thebeau – vocals

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE – Another song that lives in demoland.  A non album track for T  ::   Chris Grabau – vocals, guitars, vibraphone

A PART OF THE WHOLE – An exercise in simplicity that became rather complex.   ::   Dave Anderson – pedal steel // John Baldus – drums // Kevin Buckley – strings // Greg Lamb – bass, vocals  //  Chris Grabau – vocals, guitar, ebow, organ, wurlitzer // John Horton – guitars

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