Longtime friends and collaborators, Astronautalis (Charles Andrew Bothwell) and Rickolus (Richard Colado,) both musically bred in Northern Florida, wanted to share something more than what the typical 2-sided 45rpm record usually holds – That was each other's brains. "I remember us talking about it on our friend's porch in Texas last year after SXSW, we may have been drinking coffee. I don't know how we got on the subject, but once the idea of collaborating came up I think we both were sold. We both write a lot of music and always have little orphan ideas laying around that we don't know what to do with, this sounded like an interesting way to maybe give a few of them life. I think it turned out swell," says Rickolus.
Recorded in both Andy's adopted hometown of Minneapolis, MN and Rickolus' stomping grounds of Jacksonville, FL, each song sees one another handling musical and production duties for the other...Says Rickolus, "On "Fallen Street" - Andy made the beat and I played guitars, wrote the lyrics and sang...and on "The Rainmakers" I played the guitar and Drums and Andy wrote the words and sang." The advantage of two friends getting together to work on music is that they know each other's strengths and weaknesses – good for us that that weaknesses didn't rear their nasty little heads this time around...Only an abundance of strength in this one!
RELEASE DATE: April 23, 2013 on LTD ED 7” & Digital Formats
PRODUCED BY ASTRONAUTALIS & RICKOLUS
Limited Fanfare Records – LFR-014 – 7” Vinyl/Digital