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Eric Bachmann

To the Races

CD (w/ MP3) LBJ-095-2 (8/22/2006) $11.00 add to cart
320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-095-3 (8/22/2006) $9.00 add to cart

Stepping out from under the cover of a band name, To The Races marks Bachmann's proper eponymous debut, and the music echoes the change to a more direct, Spartan approach. Self-recorded in a hotel in the Outer Banks town of Buxton, NC, these songs reveal an expert songwriter further honing his craft after more than a dozen releases.

Bachmann's warm vocals and deceptively simple arrangements keep the song's quiet elegance ardent and complete, only occasionally augmented by Miranda Brown's angelic harmonies or Tom Hagerman's (Devotchka) haunting violin. From the gently urgent opening notes of "Man O' War" to the quiet guitar strum and soothing piano line of "Little Bird," To The Races tells familiar but rarely as well- articulated stories of self-imposed or unintentional isolation and the common search for-or escape from-some kind of sanctuary.

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1. Man O' War preview » 6:24add to cart
2. Home preview » 4:01add to cart
3. Carrboro Woman preview » 5:23add to cart
4. Genivieve preview » 3:54add to cart
5. Genie, Genie preview » 2:42add to cart
6. Lonesome Warrior preview » 2:42add to cart
7. To the Races preview » 2:08add to cart
8. Liars and Thieves preview » 4:00add to cart
9. Little Bird preview » 3:31add to cart
10. So Long, Savannah preview » 3:19add to cart

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