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Nov 18, 2009, 07:02AM

Splice Premiere: Height With Friends - Swiss Chard, Vol. 1

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This is the first in a series of free Height With Friends EPs. These are songs that couldn't be on Baltimore Highlands; or on our forthcoming album, due to time constraints. Here's a little breakdown of each track...

"Rock Roll Jam Mix": This is a cover of the last part of the Schoolly D song, "Put Your Filas On." I changed the words to the verse, but it's the same idea. It was done with maximum respect.

"Swiss Chard": Last November, Mickey Free, Travis Allen, Emily Slaughter and myself spent ten days writing and recording in a cabin in Deep Creek Lake, MD. This is one of the first songs we made.

"Ferryboat": This song was created when PT Burnem and I tried to write and record an EP in one day. It didn’t work that way, but we came out with a lot of good stuff, including this joint.

"Pinecone Boys": This was originally written as a sequel to the PT Burnem/Height song “Pinecone Hill,” from his forthcoming album, Paper Cranes (which comes out on December 5th). It worked out better as a little interlude, rather than a big production.

"Right Road": This riff was lifted (with permission) from an unreleased Frenemies song. This was also from our cabin session. It's one of my favorite songs from that time. It was cut from our forthcoming full-length at the last minute, because it just didn't fit.

—Height (Nov. 16, 2009)

Many thanks to Jasen Reeder for his mastering of the EP and to Height for making this Splice Premiere possible.

Rock Roll Jam Mix

Produced by King Rhythm. Recorded and mixed by Frank Yaker for Baltimore Analog.

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Swiss Chard

Produced, recorded and mixed by Mickey Free. Additional vocals by Mickey Free and Emily Slaughter.

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Ferryboat

Produced (and with additional vocals) by PT Burnem. Recorded and mixed by Frank Yaker for Baltimore Analog.

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Pinecone Boys

Produced by Shields. Recorded and mixed by Frank Yaker for Baltimore Analog.

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Right Road

Produced, recorded and mixed by Mickey Free. Guitar and bass by Travis Allen. Main riff written by Chris Freeland. Additional vocals by Mickey Free and Emily Slaughter.

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Discussion
  • I've been a big fan of Height and his band ever since I saw them at the copycat a few years ago; that was one of my first exposure to baltimore and its music scene, and it left a lasting impression, his stuffs the shit.

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