We call this our "back stage" page, we're putting various out-takes, rough mixes, alternate mixes, musings and other odds and ends here, just for fun. We hope you like it. We'll keep updating it so come back often.

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BACK STAGE  

Shadows

This is a an early test version of our song Shadows, with cello. We were thinking of adding it early on but ultimately decided not to. The cello is the focus here (so we could hear it better) which is why Laura's vocal is more in the background. We still like the idea though...Songwriting never stops for us, even for songs that are technically "finished".

Dead Inside

This studio take has no drums, bass, or harmony vocal, it's just piano, guitar, and Laura's vocal, which gives the song a more intimate feeling. We're glad this one turned up, we like it quite a lot. Be sure to check out our homepage to hear the song as it was released.

Originally written about the suppression of artistic voices in China, this song again feels relevant given the ominous events taking place in Hong Kong where democracy and free expression hang in the balance... 

In Between Love

This song was written by the great Tom Waits. We planned to release it on our first album but had too many of our own songs at the time. Here is the first recorded rehearsal of it just playing and singing while getting familiar with it. It's quite a bit like the original version at this point.

We recorded the studio version live in the same room a couple of feet from each other with no overdubs. You can hear that version (and download it) as part of our Prairie Tales digital release, on our "free" page.