Purchase a physical copy of You Can't Go Home Again and it will arrive at your doorstep in a high quality packaging courtesy of the kind folks at CD Forge Manufacturing. All artwork courtesy of Megan Gould.
Bonus: Also includes immediate download of the 11-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Stereofan’s You Can’t Go Home Again opens with an invitation: “Let’s ride around and see this town with all of its/ Colors and sounds bouncing off of this great bazaar of man.” And that is exactly what the listener gets: a variety of characters and perspectives lying alongside rich arrangements and musical texturing. On the heels of their first EP, Stain My Heart (Lelp Records, 2004), Stereofan returns with an even bolder sense of orchestration and harmonic texture, underpinning exquisitely-written songs with rich musical performances.
Founded by guitarist Zeb Gould and violinist Megan Weeder as a two- piece ensemble in Bloomington, Indiana, Stereofan’s early days were full of experiments in songwriting and four-track recording. In 2004, the pair moved to New York City where Megan found success as a session violinist (performing with Donovan, Sean Lennon, and John Mellencamp), and the two recorded Stain My Heart. It was here also that Zeb began work as an archivist for classical composer Philip Glass, at whose Looking Glass Studios You Can’t Go Home Again was recorded.
In the recording of this, their first full-length, Gould and Weeder have filled out the band with two additional members: on drum kit, stellar Brooklyn percussionist Timothy Quigley (performer with One Ring Zero, Smokey Hormel, Las Rubias del Norte, Andy Statman, & Jon Birdsong); and covering the bass and piano, longtime musical collaborator and engineer Sam Crawford (performer with Gould in Three on the Tree and engineer on records and film scores by The Impossible Shapes, Bill T. Jones, & Björk).
released June 5, 2007
Zeb Gould - Guitars, Vocals, Banjo, Piano
Megan Gould - Violin, Vocals, Drums, Glockenspiel, Keys, Guitar
Sam Crawford - Bass, Effects, Piano, Trumpet, Keys, Vocals
Timothy Quigley - Drums, Percussion
Special Thanks to:
Nathan Dillon - Slide Guitar
Walt Wells - Keyboard Bass
Recorded and Mixed by Sam Crawford at the Looking Glass Studios, NYC.
Mastered by Doug Henderson