We started the Crankbox Obeys series in June of 2012, writing a song every week, for a year, based on a randomly-chosen suggestion from our listeners. By the time we finished, people started asking where to download our music, so they could take it with them. The answer is: Here, in our first album! Pay what you think it's worth -- here's our favourite recordings out of our Crankbox Obeys series, the Crankbox Obeys Collection 1.
Track 1: (I've Got A) Bad Feeling (About This) - we asked for a phrase, you suggested the title.
Track 2: My Menagerie - we decided to write about a room, and asked, "What's in this room?" You told us, "The Mexican wart-frog (he's super good at quacking)".
Track 3: Hard Candy - we asked for a single word. You suggested "candy".
Track 4: Player, Goodbye - we asked you, "What is something you can't enjoy anymore?" You answered, "Earthworm Jim".
Track 5: A Lover Listens - we asked, "What's your favourite suggestion of the past year that we haven't used?" You gave us back "storytime".
Track 6: My Baby Holds Me - we asked for something comfortable. You responded "a really good hug".
Track 7: Older Brother - we asked for something that made you happy. You told us, "listening to Radiohead".
Track 8: Song for Chaedi - we asked, "We're about to end the series. What do we have to write about before we finish?" You told us to write something about Dylan's Dungeons and Dragons campaign. We said okay.
released July 15, 2013
Dylan Hillyer - lead and backing vocals, synthesizers, percussion, electric bass, hand claps, harmonium, songwriting
Reed Stevens - acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, synthesizer, synth programming, backing vocals, percussion, hand claps, production/mastering, songwriting
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