Brother, Sister b​/​w Get Well (cass. demo)

by Soft Punch

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Brother, let down your dress Brother, let down your dress Longer or Shorter Longer or Shorter I will love you the same Sister, let down your hair Sister, let down your hair Longer or Shorter Longer or Shorter I will love you the same [instrumental] Longer or Shorter Longer or Shorter Longer or Shorter I will love you the same
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I'd take you to the arboretum When the leaves change I'd photograph the stupid moments We find ourselves in I wouldn't need so much attention I'd help you with the dishes Maybe take out the trash I'd probably still forget To pick up my laundry I wouldn't need so much attention If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well If I could just get well

about

About Brother, Sister:
"It's been a long year, full of health problems, technical failures, and very little forward motion. But bit by bit, I've been recording this song on the tape machine outside my bedroom. Sometimes I'd record a small vocal part at the beginning of the month and a harmony at the end. The process was long and painful, but it's done now, and I think it came out pretty damn well!"
-Ryan

About Get Well (cass. demo):
"After years of gradual decline due to ME/CFS, my health dropped off a cliff just before Christmas in 2017. I could hardly walk, sound hurt, I couldn't read or write, and any light brighter than a candle caused intense pain. Somehow, I managed to record a little bit of music every day, straight to a cassette tape. Even in a dark room, I had to wear a blindfold in order to play; the slightest amount of visual input would overwhelm me. During this period, I wrote and recorded a demo for the song Get Well in about five minutes. You can hear tape hiss and a few stumbles, but that's where I was at. It was unrehearsed and straight from the gut."
-Ryan

"['Brother, Sister' is] a pleasant 3-minute folk song with a positive feel... Both sides present an artist making art to get through."
-Brightest Young Things

credits

released December 6, 2019

music & words by soft punch

drums by brendan polmer
bass by eamonn aiken
everything else by ryan little

mixed by eamonn aiken
mastered by tj lipple
pressed by audio geography

photo of "belgian girl" from library of congress
design by ryan little

special thanks to hugh mcelroy & erin bray

Dream Canyon Records
DCR-001 ⋄ 2019

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