The idea of releasing some demos had been an idea we've kicked around for a while, as there are so many. In February this year, however, we recorded three songs at The Blackbird Studio in Nashville. Initially we thought it would be neat to have those songs available in some format for July 31 as we said goodbye. It quickly became clear that not many people are going to throw money to a band who has pretty much broken up already! With the final show drawing nearer, we decided to lasso up the listenable demos, the bonus tracks, the songs previously only available through subscription services. So, here you go: a collection of the Blackbird songs, the half-released songs, the half-finished songs, and acoustic demos that we thought all deserved a chance to be heard. It has truly been a pleasure and a dream come true to write and perform in this band for ten years, and I hope you enjoy this last little nugget of (mostly) unreleased tunes. Thank you!
- Zachary & Rodeo Ruby Love
NOTE: Liner notes included with download contain more in-depth track descriptions and anecdotes
released July 28, 2015
Artwork design by Benji Crawford
Logo design by Jeff Beaver
Tracks 1-3 recorded by Will DuPerier at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. Mixed and mastered by Wes DeBoy.
Tracks 4 & 5 engineered by Mike Gentry at Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, IL. Originally released on our Daytrotter session from 6/24/2013, which can be found in its entirety here:
Tracks 6-10 recorded and mixed by Mike Adams in Bloomington, IN. Originally released as Volume 18 of the Laminar Excursion Monthly subscription series, which can be found in its entirety here:
Tracks 11-15 recorded and mixed by Mike Adams in Bloomington, IN. Originally released as digital bonus tracks for the album "vs. The Great American Cities"
Tracks 16-22 written and recorded at various times and locations. These are only rough demos, and most were still works in progress, but we enjoy the songs as is and hope you will too.