Fair Mitten (New Songs of the Historic Great Lakes Basin)

by Gifts or Creatures

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    releases September 22, 2017

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Pontiac's Rebellion
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Fort Dearborn Massacre
4.
Trout of the Pines
5.
Canadian Shield
6.
Manitou Passage
7.
Grand Rapids Brakeman
8.
Green Gold
9.
Trapping or Trading
10.
Conquest of the Old Northwest (Fair Mitten)

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Available for pre-order on 180 gram black virgin vinyl and CD formats: earthworkmusic.com/fairmitten

Recorded intermittently over an eighteen-month period alongside Seth Bernard, Dan Rickabus (The Crane Wives) and Max Lockwood (Big Dudee Roo, May Erlewine). This new collection of songs explores the last four centuries in the Great Lakes Basin. It covers topics such as the demise of the Arctic grayling, trapping and trading, downtown Chicago, and Pontiac's Rebellion. The album digs deep into the history of the area; it celebrates it, and at times laments the historical stress within the region.

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releases September 22, 2017

Produced by Brandon John Foote & Seth Bernard
Recorded at La Luna Recording in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Engineered by Ian Gorman
Mixed by Ian Gorman & Brandon John Foote
Mastered by Saff Mastering in Chicago, Illinois
Voice sample and Great Lakes map: Courtesy Archives of Michigan

Brandon John Foote - vocals, electric guitars, samples
Bethany Foote - vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, string synth
Max Lockwood – bass guitar
Dan Rickabus – drums, percussion
Seth Bernard - acoustic, electric & baritone guitars

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Gifts or Creatures Lansing, Michigan

Gifts or Creatures is the musical pursuit of husband-wife Brandon and Bethany Foote. The couple fuses a blend of midwestern folklore, old world history and cinematic soundscapes to create a trove of antique Americana.

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Track Name: Two Hearts (Two Peninsulas)
Two Hearts (Two Peninsulas)

Two hearts, two peninsulas,
Two hands, bound together,
Two hearts, two peninsulas,
Two hands, bound together,
Bound together.

The Boardman to the Boyne,
Forest and field,
Forest and stream,
A flower to the nose,
Greater than you,
Grander than me.

Two hearts, two peninsulas,
Two hands, bound together,
Two hearts, two peninsulas,
Two hands, bound together,
Bound together.

Au Sable to the Pine,
Forest and field,
Forest and stream,
Did you feed on gold?
Grander than you,
Greater than me.

Two hearts, two peninsulas,
Two hands, bound together,
Two hearts, two peninsulas,
Two hands, bound together,
Bound together, bound together,
Bound together.