The follow-up to 2009's "As Is the Sun", recorded in the basement between early-2010 and mid-2011. More spontaneous than the narrative of "As Is the Sun", "Snakes" started as (mostly) a series of disconnected, stream-of-conscious ideas that are not necessarily a means to an end, but ends in themselves. That's not to say this is a collection of islands, but more a chain of roads with no particular destination. Plainly, it's twelve songs that sound good in succession.
"It builds on As Is The Sun in sound, atmosphere, colors... a dense, soulful music that stands for itself... (9/10)" - Dying For Bad Music
"This is a must-have!" - Tons More Cowbell
released June 1, 2011
Jason ~ Singing, Whistling, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar as Bass, Bowed Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass Stick, Casio Keyboards, Electric Organ, Chord Organ, Piano, Melodica, Bells, Singing Saw, Drums, Percussion, Gatorade Drums, Pedals
'Ocean' was inspired by and borrows lyrics from Woodman Spare That Tree! written by George Pope Morris in 1837.