Home Recordings Collection, Vol. 1: Lonesome Beginnings: Songs For Lonesome Weekends Demos EP

by The Lonesome Weekends

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November 22, 2011

Dear friends,

As a kind of thank you to everyone we would like to give some music of ours for free. “Home Recordings, Vol. 1: Lonesome Beginnings: Songs For Lonesome Weekends Demos EP” is a collection of lo-fi, intimate recordings from the three songwriters (Devon Floyd, Christopher Sleightholm and Marshall Burns) before the band had fully formed in early 2010. By listening to these recordings you can hear how the songs were re-imagined and reformatted from these lonesome beginnings into something else entirely when the rhythm section (Tyler Hammer, Chris Prpich and Steve “The Hat” Jeske) got their hands on them. Songs are amorphous beings and that can exist in many dimensions and these songs now will have a dual life, as their counterparts on the record are from nothing like them. These demos are not like the Weekends rowdy live show (or “Songs For Lonesome Weekends” for that matter), but have the vibe of a bleak winter morning, possibly after a night of hard drinking.
Thanks to everyone who purchased our first record, came out to shows and supported us over the past year and a half. Hope you enjoy these songs, share them freely.

Love,
The Weekends

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released November 22, 2011

Cover Painting by: Kevin Gustafson

Track 1: Recorded by: Christopher Sleightholm (October 2009). All instrumentation and vocals by: Christopher Sleightholm.

Track 2: Recorded by: Devon Floyd (Spring 2005). All instrumentation and vocals by Devon Floyd.

Track 3: Recorded by: Christopher Sleightholm (April 2009). Guitar and vocals by: Marshall Burns. Electric guitar by: Christopher Sleightholm

Track 4: Recorded by: Christopher Sleightholm (September 2009). All instrumentation and vocals by: Christopher Sleightholm. Vocals by: Vanessa Benson.

Track 5: Recorded by: Devon Floyd (Christmastime 2008). All instrumentation and vocals by: Devon Floyd.

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