idea was simple. Write and record songs we would want to listen
to, by and for people who love records.
1999, we had 3 recordings to our credit -- basically sketches. We
wanted to make a full-blown record-like the ones we raced home to
listen to after school. So over the next year and a half we proceeded
to drink some wine, crank some vinyl
and make an album of our own.
playing a gig with Clem Snide we picked up their first cd. Those
recordings, produced by Adam
Lasus felt like intimate snapshots of an actual performance.
It was a sound easily achieved while playing alone in a room but
almost impossible to capture once the record button was pressed.
We contacted Adam soon after and began recording in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
flipping through a book of album designers, Meredith came across
the name Frank
Olinsky. She liked the sound of his name, so she called him
up and told him about the record we were making. He agreed to meet
and suggested we contact photographer Merri
Cyr. We now had a producer, a designer and a photographer. All
three of these people would go on to record and design both of our
Both Know Its Out There" was released 2001. It was
well received by the press,
supported by college radio and several songs appeared on compilations
in both the US and Europe. Performing Songwriter Magazine called
it one of the best independent releases of the year.
Last Cathedral" is the second offering from Wine
and Vinyl Music, the label we established in 2000. The album
gracefully shifts genres and moods without feeling unfocused or
contrived. If you listen closely you can hear echoes of T-REX dancing,
David Crosby laughing, the Monkees leaving, Neil Young changing,
John Martyn breathing and the Chordettes dreaming the analog dream.
Minogue: voice and guitar
Jim Barry: guitar, assorted stringed instruments and background
Graci: drums, percussion
Skip Ward: acoustic/electric bass
Joe McGinty: keyboards, piano
Claudia Chopek: Violin
Leah Coloff: Cello
Steve Pickering: French horn