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That Song 04:36
Adventurine 04:45
Be Free 04:13
Temple 03:50
Blue Day 05:14
Walk With Me 03:55


"A treasure"

"A huge work of intimate sonic maturity"


"Much like a male and slightly psychedelic version of the great Lucinda Williams, or the more taciturn face of the last few R.E.M. albums sprinkled by the spirit of the Velvet Underground..."

"As a personal catharsis, the disk comes loaded with tension and flows in the middle of a tangle of sound textures that draw the listener in...this is pure chamber rock."

"The delicacy and introspection everywhere combine to make a fabulous debut disk that dwarfs anyone who thinks he has a vast musical culture when he realizes how much talent there is to discover here. It is an album that makes you believe there are still brilliant authors out there. You just have to reach out and find them."

Alex Guimera, Paisajes Electricos Magazine, Spain


released November 11, 2013




David Hawkins - guitars, vocals,
rhodes piano, drums on “be free”
Melissa Bach - cello
Aaron Bakker - guitar
Erielle Bakkum - viola
Dan Godston - trumpet
Miki Greenberg - piano
Josh Liberatore - drums
Ed Ludwig - drums
Andra Kulans - violin
Tomeika Reid - cello
Andrew Robb - guitar
Regan Souders - bass

all songs c p 2013 David Hawkins, BMI

c 2013 New Garden music & arts. PO Box 13369, Chicago, il 60613

Produced by David Hawkins. recorded at Green Room Studios, Chicago

Mixed by Mike Hagler and David Hawkins at Kingsize Soundlabs, Chicago

Mastered by Mike Hagler at Kingsize

String arrangements by Melissa Bach and David Hawkins

Cover design by David Hawkins

Photographs by Paul Sloth


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