The Greater Yellowlegs used to be a band, but it was composed of some daters who, as it happens, stopped dating.
So, now we just call it a project and I'm thankful to have put these songs down. They aren't perfect, but what they lack in percussion and polished precision they make up for in unpretentious vulnerability and honesty.
Here is what these tracks are about:
1. Ghost Dishes is a fictional tale about living in the moment and not letting the past get you down. It's about healing.
2. 139 is basically pulled right out of the 139th Psalm. I went through a stretch where I just read it over and over again and it really spoke to me about loneliness and purpose. It also contains one of the most beautiful lines ever, "I awake and I am still with you."
3. Ecstasy is not about ecstasy, it's about being loved for who you are. This song, like 139, also touches on the idea of not being alone.
(also, a Spacehorse is a model of bicycle made by All-City)
4. Hands is one of the few songs I've written that I would call a love song. Relationships are a common theme in my songs (and songs in general it seems) but this is one of maybe three tunes that I would label that way. It contains spiritual elements. It's mostly about looking for a bright future while overcoming who you've been and wondering if the other person can accept that and shares your vision.
Thank you all so much for listening, I hope you enjoy this little E.P.
released November 30, 2015
J.H. Friedrick: Vocals and acoustic guitar on each and every one.
Ida Jane: Vocals on all four plus electric guitar on Ecstasy
Elijah Neves: Electric guitar on Ghost
Andy Walz: Recording and mix master