Eight brand new songs from LA's most respected folk bands together on
this very limited edition split picture disc with stunning artwork by
Astrid Quay (Winter Flowers) and Abigail Chapin (The Chapin Sisters).
Contains the Chapin Sisters KCRW hit "Let Me Go" and the extraordinary
Winter Flowers on four mellotron and flute soaked classics that bring
to mind bands like Fairport Convention, Incredible String Band and
Devendra Banhart. The Chapin Sisters are the Abigail and Lily Chapin,
nieces of legendary folk singer Harry Chapin ("Cats In the Cradle")
with half-sister Jessica Craven (daughter of director Wes Craven).
Winter Flowers are five young mystics who live in a communal
environment in Echo Park, California. A soft musical oasis of guitars,
flutes, mandolins, glockenspiels, harpsichords & soaring 3 part
vocal harmonies. WF offer a space of fragile delights for the seeker of
higher musical realms.
A beautiful picture disc LP split between Los Angeles' most inspiring
folk bands--The Chapin Sisters and Winter Flowers. Eight new songs.
Limited edition of 1,000 copies. 180-gram vinyl-only release.
Chapin Sisters Side :
1 Let Me Go 4:02 2 Slow Devotion 4:09 3 Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For 3:09 4 Sea Shanty 1:49
Bio : The Chapin Sisters Sisters, Abigail and Lily Chapin along with half-sister Jessica Craven
have been singing together since childhood. They formed the group in
the early 2000's with Lily assuming banjo and guitar duties along with
her dazzling voice. Abigail plays the six string acoustic and electric
and boasts the gorgeous campfire vocal, and the sophisticated sister,
Jessica balances out the three part harmonies with her sultry Americana
falsetto. They scored a minor hit in 2005 with an ethereal re-working
of the Brittney Spear's hit, "Toxic". After touring the USA and
recording several new songs for the debut release, The Chapin Sisters
EP (River Bottom, 2005) the girls hit the studio with Thom Monahan
(Vetiver, Devendra Banhart, Lavender Diamond) at the knobs. The results
are the 12 inch LP picture disc split with LA collective, Winter
Flowers on a special eight song feast, that featured the lovely college
radio hit, "Let Me Go" (watch video). The Chapin Sisters are looking forward to the release of their debut LP on Plain Recordings this Winter '08.
1 Pebble or Mountain 5:11 2 Mariah 4:44 3 Fire Song 3:50 4 Earth and Sky 7:28
Bio : Winter Flowers Founded in the year 2000 by Christof Certik and Gavin Toler, Winter Flowers
bring fourth a brand of heavy folk-rock not seen since the days of The
Pentangle, Fairport Convention and Incredible String Band. Their debut
CD Winter Flowers (Attack Nine/ Darla) was released in 2005 to critical
acclaim in the USA and Europe alike. Their appeal has lead them to
perform with bands as diverse as Devendra Banhart and Dead Meadow. They
have since added many singers and musicians to their collective in
recent years, such as vocalist Astrid Quay, bassist Nick Sapiro, keyboardist Sasha Smith, ex-Beachwood Sparks drummer Aaron Speark and folk-rock sensation, Mia Doi Todd.
The 12 inch picture disc LP was recorded in the winter of 2007 and was
the debut of this full band sound that has lead them to the recording
of the Madonna classic, "Live to Tell" for the upcoming Madonna tribute
on Manimal Vinyl, Through the Wilderness.