Two very different songs with a strong message of encouragement and reconciliation.
This exclusive package includes inserts with lyrics and the most amazing cocktail recipe (designed by taste maven Tania DeGregorio) to accompany the music. Instant mp3 downloads will hold you over 'til your record arrives.
7" vinyl, first press // Offer subject to oblivion at any time
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Grant Johnson
Recorded at Good Danny’s (Lockhart ,TX), Cacophony Recorders (Austin, TX), and The Recording Apparatus (Austin, TX)
Mixed at Cacophony and The Recording Apparatus
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering (Ventura, CA)
Photography by Nicola Gell
Cover Design by Dave McClinton
Erin Ivey on vocals and guitar
Andrew Pressman on bass, toy piano, and background vocals
Matthew Shepherd on drums, percussion, bowed vibraphone, and background vocals
Mike St. Clair on trombone, trumpet, and piano
Grant Johnson on banjo, guitar, and jaw harp
Eve Burpo, Annie Burpo, and Mollie Burpo on background vocals
All songs written by Erin Ivey © 2019 Damp Panda (ASCAP)
Ivey's Newest Project is a Duo of Songs that Occupy Opposite Sides of a Coin
by Eric Teel, Jefferson Public Radio
Erin Ivey is known (in a city full of songwriters) for her beautifully crafted songs, and for a vocal delivery that draws you close with it's soft intimacy.
In this new project, Ivey's two songs are a veritable yin/yang. In the first, called Sins of our Fathers, a haunting, ethereal soundscape sets the scene, followed by a simple guitar figure that belies the difficult topic to be revealed. I'd imagine there have been many a tear shed over this story's telling.
On the flip side is Do Our Best, a fun tune that could have easily been pulled from the soundtrack of a children's TV show - complete with kids chorus, toy piano, group singing, and the kind of super positive lyrics that scream primary colors!
Both of these songs are hard to classify. But therein lies the beauty of Ivey's approach.