This CD is acoustic progressive rock -- artful but not obscure, melodic but not saccharine, rhythmic but never mindless. Stripped down, the acoustic elements of the music, explained by a group of musicians with their roots in classical and jazz but influenced by many forms, create (we hope) something a bit different - music just a little left of modern rock that retains its soul, complexity and accessibility. You'll hear everything from uptempo tunes with resonating hooks to evocative, intimate pieces tinged with hope to soaring anthem jams - as if Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Ben Folds, the Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, the Dave Matthews Band, and Natalie Merchant had a few beers and collaborated on the score of an IMAX film.
more earthly designs was completely self-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered in Washington, D.C. by honeyflood. It is not contained in a jewel box, but in an eco-friendly cardboard package containing eight panels of graphics, colors, and all the lyrics, as well as a little soft spot that holds the CD. The only plastic is the CD itself, unless you count that little soft spot as plastic.
Ah, but all good things must end! And, so, the story goes...Katie moved to Toronto to get married, and the rest of the band met the indomitable singer/guitarist Jeff Wharen in mid-2003. Following in the heady footsteps of Blind Faith, Cream, Asia, the Firm, GTR, Bad English, the Damn Yankees, and the band that sang voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir, among others, a supergroup was born in Washington, DC and recorded a CD in 2004. Go see for yourself. www.cdbaby.com/nosecondtroy or www.nosecondtroy.com.
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2. Last Best Thing
3. Sleeping in a Silo
5. New Mexico
6. Rest of My Life
7. Ashes and Dust
11. Nothing in the World