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Eric Bachmann

To the Races



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.

Release Date: August 22nd, 2006

01. Man O' War
02. Home
03. Carrboro Woman
04. Genivieve
05. Genie, Genie
06. Lonesome Warrior
07. To the Races*
08. Liars and Thieves
09. Little Bird
10. So Long, Savannah

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