Posts Tagged ‘Bad Posture’

John Andrews has spent some time playing with the Brooklyn band Woods, Widowspeak and Kevin Morby as well as the psych-folk rock band Quilt. check out the track Drivers Its got a very cool sound to it. Kind of like a blend of Woods & Whitney. Anyway, I’m excited to hear some more. The “Drivers” video plays at the lyrical notion of fighting off demons with a smirk, placing The Yawns’ drummer in a devil’s costume and challenging Andrews to a lake hockey game. Bad Posture more earnestly tackles the demons of solitude with the inclusion of “Home Is Just As Good As Anyplace,”

The songs were written slowly & quietly throughout the winter, usually late at night next to the wood stove for warmth. It was recorded in his barn with the doors ajar, welcoming the springtime. The humble recording gear invites the outside noises in. You can hear the crickets chirping with the occasional truck driving by. The songs themselves lend their hand like slow backwoods Beatles demos covered in a thin blanket of tape hiss. John’s voice lulls us in an earthy calmness as he sits hunched like a scarecrow over the piano.

Bad Posture, his upcoming second album on Woodsist Records, seems to finally emphasize the ‘home’ in his home-recorded music in comparison, written “slowly & quietly throughout the winter” near a wood stove in Andrews’ New Hampshire farmhouse. When it came time to record in the spring, Andrews maintained his pastoral songwriting approach; the barn doors were kept ajar to allow the crickets and “occasional truck driving by” a chance to sing backup.