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Record Release Recap

my stuff on the merch table!

whole band onstage

I just wanted to do a brief recap of the fun times we had on our three show stint around Michigan… Thanks to everyone who came out to our shows at Berkley Front, Elbow Room and (Scene) Metrospace! They all went well and were well attended. We even sold some records! There are some photo sets and a video on the Part Time Songs Facebook page. Most of the photos were taken by my wife. Thanks Doreen!

Here’s a video of us playing “Making Predictions” taken at the Elbow Room show:

Thanks to John Krohn for making these shows happen in the first place, and then secondly, making sure the ones in places we didn’t know that many people were well attended! We played to appreciative crowds all around, and I’m very happy to have been part of such a thing. Thanks to Dan, Robb, Angela and Chris for being an excellent band and good company, and thanks to Husband and Wife for rocking out at each of the shows we played.

The record will, of course, continue to be available for purchase through Lower Peninsula Records… we MAY decide to do a couple shows here and there in the future, if we can get everyone together. We’d have to find another lead guitar player, as John lives far away from us and it’s hard to get practice time in with him. But he did say he’d set up shows for us if I wanted them, so it’s always an option.

For now, it’s back to normal life for a bit, wherein I am not entirely self-promotional all the time. I’ll keep you alerted as to any new developments. My laptop died, so I may be out of the home recording for a little while till I can get a new HD and reinstall Windows XP, but keep checking in!

I found some old the Low Hello videos

I’m trying to make some space on my hard drive and going through old stuff, and I found these two videos from the Low Hello that weren’t on YouTube already for some reason. I like these songs.

Summer Insects

I Got Carpet

[PTS005 - EP] The Low Hello

The Low Hello EP

I had a band from about October 2005 till around July 2007. It started off slowly. Just some songs I’d written for Songs of the Month and my friend Dan, who recorded drums on Tenille with me.

We did some shows together as a two-piece, and those went off well. I posted an ad on Craigslist for a bassist, and we found Robb, who came out and saw us and subsequently joined us very easily. Adam saw this three piece perform and stopped me after the show to tell us a) he liked my voice, it reminded him of Television, b) he liked my hair, and c) that I should sit down and chat for a while. We eventually opened for his band, Murder Mystery, and when it came time to find a lead guitarist, he filled the spot nicely.

And so that’s where this EP came from, recorded in Robb’s basement. Burned CD-R copies were given away at our shows and it got reviewed in a couple blogs. I still like it, but wish a little that we could’ve done a little more in the way of instrumentation.

The players:
Sunil Sawani: songwriting, rhythm guitar, singing
Dan Bernard: drums
Robb Zimmerman: bass, backup vocals (live)
Adam LeRoy: lead guitar, keyboard, clapping (live)

     ZIP file of all songs (ZIP, 13.2 MB)
     01 Nostalgia Makes Confusion (MP3, 3.0 MB)
     02 Recess (MP3, 2.9 MB)
     03 Lying Down (MP3, 2.8 MB)
     04 New Kind of Stress (MP3, 2.3 MB)
     05 Down Side (MP3, 2.6 MB)

Watch some YouTube videos of the Low Hello performing live:
     Lying Down
     Down Side
     Check Your Pockets
     Nostalgia Makes Confusion