Full of moving, straightforward lyrics and stirring harmonies by brothers Dave and Tom McCormack, the songs quickly earned the band a loyal Southeastern regional fan-base. With "a distant episode," their first national release on Offset Records, the band teamed with producer and musician Peter Griesar (ex-Dave Matthews Band, Lauren Hoffman) and engineer Rod Coles (Hackensaw Boys, Carter Beauford) to fullfill their bleary-eyed vision. Joining them in the studio, 20 year-old guitarist wunderkind Chris Eldridge (of The Seldom Scene) lent his ethereal bluegrass licks to the record wedged in between shows on the summer bluegrass festival circuit. Born from these Independence Day sessions were some of the band's best work to date with a well crafted sound that leaves you pining for more .
"...more than a little magic...that good kind of melancholy that makes you realize how lucky you are to still be alive and relatively intact..." --Richmond Times-Dispatch
"An intelligent weariness that's as comfortable on the Left Bank as in the New American South..." --Walter Salas-Humara of The Silos
Meanflower is brothers Dave and Tom McCormack on guitars, vocals, accordion and keys, Lewis Harris (of Bucket fame) on bass and Michael McCormack (from the Los Angeles Mod outfitÃ¢Â€Â¹The Waking Hours) on sticks and brushes. Hunter Boxley is the band's touring drummer. The band is based in Richmond, Virginia. They have shared the bill with such noted acts as; The Acoustic Syndicate, The Uppity Blues Women, and Supertanker. The band was recently filmed in Charlottesville, VA. for a British documentary on "Music in America" available soon on DVD and broadcast across the UK.
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1. White Sands
4. Postmark New Mexico
5. Only Thing I Ever Wished For
6. She Don't Care
7. Baby's Off to Sleep
9. Time & Distance
10. Up North
11. A Place I've Never Known
12. Back in One Piece