I Came To Sing The Song follows Adam’s acclaimed sophomore album Pearls To Swine, released on September 9, 2016 and which caught the attention of NPR Music, Pitchfork, The AV Club, Stereogum, Paste, Texas Monthly, and many more. Written and recorded at Cacophony Recorders in Austin throughout January/February 2016 during the same sessions as Pearls To Swine, the EP has a focus on songs about songwriting, and is a small testament to dedicating one’s life to song. It’s a personal, inward-looking short collection, marked by a deliberate, languid tempo and spacey atmosphere, as well as Adam’s unmistakable falsetto. The songs on I Came To Sing The Song were recorded live and to tape with minimal overdubs, and feature the players in Adam’s band: Swans’ Thor Harris (on conga drums, vibraphone, and percussion), Aisha Burns (violin), and Dailey Toliver (bass/piano), with drum kit performances by Matthew Shepherd and Rodolfo Villareal III. Two songs on the EP, the title track and “Green Mountain Road,” both include performances by Lauryn Gould on flute.
released February 24, 2017
Adam Torres: Vocals, Guitars
Aisha Burns: Violin
Dailey Toliver: Bass, Piano
Lauryn Gould: Flute (1-4)
Matthew Shepherd: Drumkit (3)
Rodolfo Villarreal III: Drumkit (2)
Thor Harris: Vibraphone, Conga Drums
Produced by Adam Torres & Erik Wofford
Engineered & Mixed by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders, Austin, Texas
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
supported by 11 fans who also own “I Came to Sing the Song”
The 4th track is so good, it makes my face feel like it's been peeled off my head and has been sent floating, flat as a pancake, towards the infinite edges of the universe.
I am physically unable to stop listening to this. woe_bonnet