Douglas Jenkins (Portland Cello Project), and David Shultz recorded three songs in Doug's living room.
David and Doug met less than a year ago during a 6 week trip around the US with Thao W/ The Get Down Stay Down. They immediately bonded over their ability to endure a never ending series of podcasts.
The boys created a lovely version of Paul Simon's "Graceland" in the stairwell of some club, and they played the song during some of David's sets. Doug wrote parts to a couple of David's originals as well, and it became apparent that collaboration between the two was an easy, productive, and enjoyable task to take on. Meanwhile, during the Portland Cello Project's set every night, David watched and wondered what it might be like to play with several cellos at once.
Turns out it's an amazing thing to play with the Portland Cello Project, which David found out in March of 2010. Doug invited David out to Portland for a Great North West tour of the lovely Mcmennamin's establishments. During an off day, the boys recorded these three songs. While Doug was mixing the songs, David went to buy some craft supplies and blank CDs. A tour EP was born.
Is there more to come from these two long-distant pals? One word: probably.
released July 1, 2010
Songs written by David Shultz
Mixed and Engineered by Douglas Jenkins
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