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amagansett (feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy)

by matt kivel

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“This one is named for the mystical hamlet in the Hamptons. When we were living in New York City, my wife and I took a trip up there. The song itself is about a relationship and there is this strong visual image that stayed with me, of people who build pools in that area. Though you are surrounded by beautiful water on all sides, people will pour concrete, set up diving boards, and pump chlorine to make their own little swimming holes, even though with a short walk, you could just be on the beach. The lines, ‘not one wave / not one ripple / not one leaf in the drain” are about humanity’s quest to not only purify its own environment, but to do the same internally—to seem perfect, to feel no pain, to construct something without dissonance. Of course, this sort of attempt is doomed to fail, but that has never stopped us from trying.” - MK


released September 20, 2022
matt kivel - vox + acoustic guitar
bonnie 'prince' billy - vox
eamon fogarty - electric guitar
ricardo dias gomes - harmonium
andrew lessman - drum kit

recording - don cento
mixing - adam brisbin
mastering - andrew maury
art - max markowitz


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