This is our debut, grown-up, proper full-length album. It was funded by the incredible support of our fans, family and friends via our Pozible crowdfunding campaign, and who came to our gigs and bought our music and brought their friends and believed in us, again and again. This record is for all of you.
We hope that you enjoy it. And if you do - we would love your help to spread the word... via facebook, twitter, email, phone, and letters to respective family members who could be encouraged to join web 2.0 to hear our music...
released March 2, 2012
Music and arrangement by The Jane Austen Argument
Produced by Blake Bickel
Piano, vocals and Wurlitzer - Jen Kingwell
Ukelele and vocals - Tom Dickins
Drums - John O'Connell
Trumpet - Michel Navedo
Violoncello - Maria Scherer Wilson
Bass – Blake Bickel
Additional vocals on track 2 – Karly Bickel
Additional vocals on track 11 – John Coons
All Piano, all drums and vocals for tracks 3,4,5,6,7,11 and 12 were recorded at London Bridge studios in Seattle by Stephen Michael Hogan
Violoncello for tracks 1, 2, 8, 10 and 12 recorded at the 706 Cottage by Joey Boothe
All trumpet recorded at Nels, Seattle by Robb Davidson
Vocals for tracks 2 and 7 recorded at Anon Islet Studios by Tomas Fitzgerald
Additional vocals tracked at Dynamic Sound Service, Seattle
Wurlitzer for track 13 recorded at Gatsby Books, Long Beach by Adam Rudegeair
Produced and Mixed by Blake Bickel
Mastered by Dynamic Sound Service
We would like to give our deepest thanks:
To Blake Bickel, our producer, masterer, skype-buddy and sometime bassist. You rock. You’re a freaking genius and it has been a huge bloody privilege.
To Ange Devery for your tireless work, patience and commitment in planning of all stages of this album. You are incredible and we couldn’t have done it without you.
To a dear friend (you know who you are) for her beautiful album artwork. Your work is phenomenal and endlessly inspiring.
To Adam, for your support, guidance, musicianship and funktastiositude. You have been and continue to be an integral part of this journey...
To Neil Gaiman, for your beautiful lyrics for "Holes" and unswerving support for the album as a whole.
To Karly and Henry Bickel – thank you for being such phenomenal people and allowing us to steal Blake for the largest part of the last six months.
And to our wonderful supporters who funded this album via Pozible. Each of you have made this huge, monstorous, incredible and life changing project happen. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts. We hope (and believe) it has been worth the wait.
We would also like to thank our families, fans and friends, Rick Chen and the team at Pozible, Sean Moore and Alisha Attella from Gatsby Books, the staff and management at London Bridge Studios, the phenomenal people who played on the album, and YOU - for listening to it and spreading the love.
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