“Can I call you back? I can’t talk to you right now. I’m rehearsing with you on one of your videos. ”
Two Songs for Sadie is part response song, part long distance game of musical telephone between Dana Falconberry, who lives in Austin, and Matt Bauer who lives in Brooklyn.
After rehearsing with a video of Dana’s Sadie in order to accompany her on banjo, Matt wrote Waiting For Your Shadow drawing on the images in Dana’s song.
“I almost didn’t send it to her because we didn’t know each other well at the time and I thought she might think I was a weirdo.”
“I didn’t think he was a weirdo,” says Dana. Instead, she thought up a song built on the characters in Waiting For Your Shadow called Oh, Matthew.
When Dana came to New York on tour, they rehearsed the songs and tried them out at a few shows. Toward the end of her trip, in the moments between the theme from the Mr. Softee ice cream truck coming through the window and the upstairs neighbors blasting Guns ‘n Roses, they recorded at Matt’s apartment in Greenpoint.
released August 24, 2010
Dana Falconberry - vocals and guitar
Matt Bauer - vocals and guitars
Jay Foote - bass
Recorded in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY and mixed in Lexington, KY by Matt Bauer