Above the Floorboards

by Hello Emerson

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    releases August 25, 2017

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Won't Give In


this album is the heroic collective effort of twenty-three people who decided that songs are important.

most early bits of acoustic guitar and vocals were recorded at the ohio state university mershon studios on june 14th and 16th of 2016. most piano, percussion, and various other shenanigans were recorded at oranjudio over 48 and 24 hours on august 12th, 13th, and 20th of 2016. saxophones, horns, trombone, strings, bass, and pedal steel were recorded at mershon studios on april 11th, 19th, 25th, and 26th of 2017. other sounds, except for a vw bus in michigan, were recorded in the wilds of columbus, ohio.


releases August 25, 2017

samuel emerson bodary wrote these songs and also made sounds with his voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, melodica, box fan, and The Stool and also made rough sketches of brass and string arrangements and also threw his hands up in frustration at many points in the process | jack keating doran made sounds with a piano and a window | daniel lawrence seibert made sounds with percussion, wurlitzer, and a window and also made arrangements for string and brass and woodwind | erin mason made sounds with her voice | kyle kerley made sounds with his flugelhorn and also made arrangements for string and brass and woodwind | corbin pratt made sounds with pedal steel | stephen forster made sounds with his cello | tristan l’heureux made sounds with his viola | kristen peters made sounds with her violin | zach zerkle made sounds with his bass trombone | lee tucker made sounds with his trumpet | jon weisbrot made sounds with his alto saxophone | nick vermilye made sounds with his tenor saxophone | alexander paquet made sounds with his synthesizers, pedals, guitar, and staircase | robert bodary made sounds with his electric bass guitar | alex blumenthaler made sounds with his upright bass | robert dunne made sounds with his 1969 volkswagen transporter named lucy | victoria butash recorded, engineered, mixed, and produced the album and also provided stern emotional support from vancouver | varun chandrasekhar provided additional studio support for bass, strings, brass, woodwind, and pedal steel | matt ciani mastered these songs in chicago | michelle ewert created the artwork and bought christmas presents | tiera suggs took photographs and made them beautiful and made us feel comfortable in front of a camera | annelise powers designed the album and booklet layout and is also currently mothering the emerson that the band is named after

hello | bodary, forster, l’heureux, peters, kerley, seibert, paquet
bridge | bodary, doran, seibert, mason, forster, l’heureux, peters, pratt, kerley
straw | bodary, doran, seibert, forster, l’heureux, peters
seagulls | bodary, doran, seibert, mason, kerley, pratt, other bodary
travel | bodary, mason, kerley, forster, l’heureux, peters, pratt, seibert
uncle | bodary, doran, seibert, vermilye, pratt, dunne, other bodary
flamenco | bodary, weisbrot
ohio | bodary, doran, seibert, kerley, blumenthaler, zerkle, tucker, weisbrot, vermilye, pratt
lake | bodary, doran, seibert, kerley, pratt, mason, zerkle, tucker, weisbrot, vermilye, other bodary
won’t give in | bodary, mason

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