NPR 05 Remora "Songs I Sing"

by North Pole Records

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about

Since 1996 Brian John Mitchell has been recording guitar based music under the name Remora. While performing live, Brian has been known to sing short acapella tunes while tuning or changing his guitar strings. These songs are often humorous, always strange, and usually jar the audience from it’s cerebral haze. After a Western US Tour with Rollerball in 2005, Shane de Leon (Rollerball) asked Brian to record these acapella songs so that he could release them for his label, North Pole Records. With a label already dedicated to the release, Mitchell began collecting songs and eventually recorded them with long time friend Jessica Bailiff. North Pole Records was duly impressed and is happy it’s fifth release is Remora’s “Songs I Sing”. The covers were letterpressed by Starbage Hands and are wonderful to hold and look at. Enjoy this vocal only release by one of America’s great underground artists.
Songs I Sing collects 9 original songs by Remora as well as a few personal favorites, “We will fall” by The Stooges, “Heartworms” by Coil, “Sores” by Rollerball, and a passage from the book of Job. This is an enhanced cd which features a video by Starbage Hands for the song “Sores”.

credits

released May 1, 2007

All songs recorded by Jessica Bailiff at her house except:
“Job 39” recorded in a hotel room in Florida
“Lungs” recorded on Brian’s voice mail
“Motherless Child” & “Gladness Song” recorded in Brian’s bedroom

All songs by Remora, (c)(p) Amerse Music, BMI except:
“we will fall” (c)(p) Paradox Music, BMI
“Sores” (c)(p) Felina y Magia, ASCAP
“Motherless Child” traditional
“Heartworms” (c) Balance/Christopherson/McDowall

Artwork by S. de Leon.
Photo by Jessica Bailiff
Printing, Design, and Video by Starbage Hands

Thanks to Shane de Leon, Jessica Bailiff, & you for listening.

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