Daughter of Everything

Vertical Scratchers

MP3 (320kbps) ? $8.99 BUY + Wish List
FLAC ? $11.49 BUY + Wish List
CD $12.98 BUY + Wish List
LP (w/ DL Coupon) ? $17.98 BUY + Wish List

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MRG494 | Release Date 2014

Vertical Scratchers is John Schmersal (ex-Brainiac/Enon, live Caribou, and Crooks on Tape) and Christian Beaulieu (ex-Triclops!/Anywhere). 

One of the most persistent elements you will hear throughout the record is the percussive nature in which the guitars were played and recorded. Guitar playing is vertical scratching, and in this band, the guitar strums are almost louder than the amps. Most Vertical Scratchers songs clock in under the two-minute mark but often go in twice as many directions as your average-length song. Pop deception. Think the Kinks with a Buzzcocks brevity.

Daughter of Everything was recorded live in Los Angeles at The Smell in September of 2012. The special guest appearance lead vocal from Robert Pollard was recorded at Waterloo Sound in Ohio by Todd Tobias.

Orders will include a Vertical Scratchers guitar pick while supplies last.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Wait No Longer 01:11 $0.99 Buy
Play Turn Me Out 01:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Memory Shards 02:08 $0.99 Buy
Play Pretend U Are Free 03:43 $0.99 Buy
Play Way Out 01:49 $0.99 Buy
Play Chambermaids 02:27 $0.99 Buy
Play U Dug Us All 02:47 $0.99 Buy
Play Kingdom Come 01:54 $0.99 Buy
Play Someone 02:17 $0.99 Buy
Play Run Around 01:55 $0.99 Buy
Play These Plains 01:37 $0.99 Buy
Play Get Along Like U 01:55 $0.99 Buy
Play My Only Want 01:43 $0.99 Buy
Play Rainbows 02:24 $0.99 Buy
Play The End 02:13 $0.99 Buy

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MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

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