Secret Brothers: part one

by Secret Brothers

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city song 02:20
oh look here, this is it a small flower on a branch, a bee lands inside of it its face opens up, and out of it its sleek tongue slips to drink the nectar from that strange black structure and we don't understand we don't understand at all. we don't understand, but we know a bit. so take it out, take the basement out it's not about, not about the walls its where the walls are found so bring them down i dont want the windows or the hardwood floors i want so much, want so much more give me the sand dig me a den c'mon, use your hands.
good bonfire 03:13
there was a moment when i must have stopped listening i couldn't hear it at all it must have stopped i must have stopped i wanted to oh, that pretty sound oh, that pretty oh, that pretty sound oh, that pretty oh, be a good bonfire when you do something burn yourself up completely like oh like oh and oh, i was not that finger-bone bowed i was not the sleet the snow it was something more it was cold and oh, when you do something be a good bonfire burn yourself up completely like oh like
grandmother 04:25
when she went away its cuz her body grew to frail her bright heart shining through her pale skin oh our hearts are beating and those beats are fleeting little things and we are shocked by how deflatable the things we thought were solid are it's just a vessel or something it was just holding something more in the hospital i held your hand the hardest part the space between steady breath and its leaving it is a pale thing and oh it is hard to be good all of the time it is hard but oh it is only a little while but oh it is only a while oh our hearts are beating oh our hearts are beating oh our hearts are beating and those beats are fleeting little things.


Secret Brothers is a four part project of Laura Leif, where she is recording four songs with four sets of people who are secretly her brothers. They are a band until someone leaves. This is generally about a year, so far. All of the brothers have really excellent projects of their own, look into those as well.

This album was released on the top of Nose Hill, a traditional burial ground and the biggest park in Calgary. It is all native prairie grass and brush, and from the top of it you can see way across the city. We lugged a generator for 20 min to the middle of Nose Hill, and then we couldn't get it to work, so we ended up playing all of our songs accoustically with electric instruments. over 70 people were there, huddled and singing. It was magical and amazing, and pretty cold. Two days later, I left for Toronto.


released August 29, 2010

Laura Leif: vox, uke
Dallin James Ursenbach (Crowd Power): bass, vox
Neal Moignard (Knots): guit, vox
Keaton Pridham (Get Through Summer): guit, vox
Jared Andres (The Consonant C): drums

Recorded and mixed not mastered by Arran Fisher at Acoustikitty


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Drone folk from the tall grass

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