From the travel journal frenetics of Wurlitz and the 70's German prog tendencies of "Mahoney" to the funerary "A Whale, A Fish." Idaho's Finn Riggins shows their mettle and wins our hearts with this, their Tender Loving Empire debut EP.
Features "Wurlitz", a b-side from the A SOLDIER, A SAINT, AN OCEAN EXPLORER sessions as well as "The Plumest" that also appeared on A SOLDIER, A SAINT, AN OCEAN EXPLORER. "DeTamble pt. 1" is an early home recording of what would eventually become "DeTamble Wings" on A SOLDIER, A SAINT, AND OCEAN EXPLORER. "Thumbs To Muse" and "A Whale, A Fish" are also home recordings of songs that occasionally appear in Finn Riggins live sets -- these are the only released recording of these tunes. "Mahoney (My Homie)" is an early home recording version of "Mahoney" that appeared on 2009 Finn Riggins full length VS WILDERNESS.
released 13 September 2007
album artwork by Lloyd Winter IV // hand-screenprinted at Tender Loving Empire // "Wurlitz" and "The Plumest" engineered by Bill Forbes // mixed by Bill Forbes, Eric Gilbert & Finn Riggins // produced by Finn Riggins & Jared Mees // "DeTamble pt.1", "Thumbs To Muse", "Mahoney (My Homie)", "A Whale, A Fish" engineered, mixed and produced by Eric Gilbert and Finn Riggins // all music & lyrics by Finn Riggins (Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert, Lisa Simpson) // mastered by Bill Forbes //
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