from left to right: Daniel Rickard, Carolyn Berk,
Brent Jones and Jesse Flavin
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Starlit Sunken Ship is the second release by the
Lovers, a quiet, intimate indie rock quartet based in Athens, Georgia. The core of the band is composed
of Carolyn Berk, Daniel Rickard and Brent Jones with additional musicians appearing on the album.
Formed 3 years ago, they have built up a tremendous local following. Now they are branching out to
do their first tour of the US this fall in support of this new release.
Berk is a strong songwriter, invoking comparisions to CAT POWER and PATTI SMITH. She writes
all of the songs acoustically and then turns to the other members of the band to orchestrate them.
Violins, banjos, moogs and wine glasses, as well as other ambient soundscapes such as planes
passing by overhead, are all woven seemlessly into the songs. The result is a thick, rich mix.
Their songs are a heady combination of sweetness, honesty and intensity. Nominated for
"best up and coming band" for the Flagpole Annual Music Awards in 2001, the Lovers have
captured the interest of the Athens Music Scene.
The recordings consist of:
Carolyn Berk - songs, vox, guitar, vibes, banjo, glasses, sounds
Brent Jones - percussion, accordian, trombone, piano, banjo, guitar, vibes
Cassie Lloyd - bass, glasses
Elina Tuhkanen - violin, glasses
Daniel Rickard - banjo, slide guitar
Andy Lemaster - guitar, ebow, moog, shaker
Orange Twin Records is a record label and web site run by members of Elf Power and Nana Grizol which is raising funds for land preservation and sustainable development. We are currently working on an 150 acre eco-village in Athens, Ga. We support artists by providing an affordable place for them to display and sell artwork and music at www.orangetwin.com.
Orange Twin Records, 534 Meigs Street, Athens GA 30601 www.orangetwin.com
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