Halves

HALVES
THE DEBUT ALBUM
IT GOES, IT GOES (FOREVER & EVER)
RELEASING OCTOBER 29 2010 ON HATEISTHEENEMY

 
Live tour dates announced for October 2010!
See below or check out www.ahomeforhalves.com
 
It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever) is the haunting, ambitious and spine-tingling debut album from Irish trio Brian Cash, Elis Czerniak & Tim Czerniak, collectively known as Halves.
 
Listen to the stunning ‘Darling, You’ll Meet You Maker’ here
http://soundcloud.com/halves/darling-youll-meet-your-maker

 
Recorded in the legendary Hotel2Tango studios in Montreal (housed in a former alarm factory beside a freight railroad) and tracked over two sunny weeks in August of 2009, It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever) was created with the use of the studio's vast collection of instruments, amps, organs, effects (most of which dated from 1930's-1980's). Eleven songs were recorded live, in one large room on 2" reel-to-reel tape by Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Howard Bilerman and Radwan Moumneh.

On returning to Ireland additional recording resumed with Richard McCullough in the band's own studio 'The Windfarm' and in various locations nationwide. Guest performers on the record include: Amy Millan (Stars/BSS), Katie Kim, Phil Boughton (Subplots), Canadian harpist Elaine Kelly-Canning, Irish Chamber brass and string players and twenty-seven members of the Kilkenny choir.
 
The album's title 'It Goes, It Goes' refers to a signal the band were given by their engineer one day that the tape machine was rolling, making them laugh and ruin the take. A relaxed creative environment, Hotel2Tango also came with in-studio dogs trained to stay quiet when the recording light was on!
 
Watch some album teasers here http://www.vimeo.com/14804296 and http://www.vimeo.com/14859902
 
One of Ireland's most intriguing acts, Halves blend a vast range of instruments, acoustic and electronic, to create an evocative, cinematic live experience. Their three releases to date have met with universal critical success, as well as earning them ardent fans from Tokyo to Seattle. Their live show is truly captivating; a mix of synched visuals, strings, brass, and electronics, anchored by soaring guitars and live drums.  In 2009 Halves made their debut TV performance, topping the viewers choice poll on RTE's 'Other Voices' series. More recently the band played four shows at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin Texas to great response, and have also played Eurosonic, Canadian Music Week and London Calling. Halves have supported British Sea Power, 65 Days Of Static, BellX1 and Cathy Davey, and were voted as having produced one of the finest Irish releases of 2007 with their first EP by influential Irish blogger Nialler9.
 
Halves will play several live shows in Ireland in October including a live PA at Tower Records and a headline performance at The Workman’s Club on October 30th, The Roisin Dubh, Galway on November 4th, The Model Arts Centre in Sligo on November 5th and a support show with Dungen as part of Harmonic 2010.
 
It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever) will release nationwide October 29th 2010 through HATEISTHEENEMY Records on CD and Deluxe gatefold vinyl (includes free mp3 download).
Presale starts tomorrow on www.ahomeforhalves.com

 It Goes, It Goes (Forever & Ever) Tracklisting
 

1. Land/Sea/People
2. Blood Branches
3. Darling, You'll meet your maker
4. Growing & Glow
5. The Little Octoberist
6. Only Safe Landings
7. Haunt Me When I'm Drowsy
8. The Wellwisher
9. I Raise Bears
10. Don't Send Your Kids To The Lakes
11. Mountain Bell

 

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