compilation of unreleased, live, and out of print recordings
released in 2011 by monaco, tokyo, japan
released July 1, 2012
song notes included in individual track descrptions
all songs by nathaniel russell. while i made up the lyrics and general structures for all the birds of america songs, none of them would be nearly as special to me or sound the way that they do without the contribution of my friends. if they are playing something, they made up their parts themselves and contributed heavily and were irreplaceable to the process of all of that this is. so to all birds, past, present and future, i say thank you: sam flax keener, pat thomas, amy blaustein, kris ellis, cassidy rockhill, james mcvey, aaron prellwitz, simone rubi, seth mahern, aaron deer, chris barth, maggie hilt, sonny alexandre, nathan warrick & chris vorhees. thank you danielle rubi-dentzel, who took the photograph on the cover. thank you for putting out birds of america records into the world: joe finlaw (isota), jason pierce (mr. whiggs), seth mahern (magnetic south), jeff leboeuf (seacave), and all at monaco. thank you sam, joe, willis, todd, and simone for helping me find some of these songs again. thank you everyone who ever came to hear us play or listened to one of the records. thank you any musician we ever shared a stage with or anyone who ever asked us to play. thank you friends. and thank you for listening to this thing. this record is dedicated to 1601 milvia street.
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