Out of Washington State

by Minta & The Brook Trout



a digital companion to Olympia, one year after its release,
this EP is mostly of songs Out of Washington State


released September 23, 2013

out of washington state
mariana ricardo : vox, ukulele, guitar
francisca cortesão : vox, guitar, ukulele
recorded live and mixed by pedro magalhães on june 5th 2012.

artwork by josé feitor (www.l-a-s-t-r-o.blogspot.pt)

track credits:

1. phil elverum. lost wisdom : mount eerie, julie doiron, fred squire
2. brett lunsford. yeti no. 500 : d+
3. francisca cortesão. olympia : minta & the brook trout
4. beck. one foot in the grave : beck
5. mirah yom tov zeitlyn. you think it's like this but really it's like this: mirah
6. kimya dawson. remember that i love you : kymia dawson
7. mariana ricardo. across the way going : mariana ricardo

To celebrate a very good year, we’re releasing OUT OF WASHINGTON STATE, a digital companion to Olympia, made mostly out of songs that inspired it and were first recorded in that very place we love.

“Mais que um EP ou mini-álbum, Out of Washington State é uma estação de serviço.
Uma pausa para esticar as pernas a meio de um percurso ascendente, álbum após álbum.
Gravado ao vivo por Pedro Magalhães em poucos takes e num só dia (05/07/12), aqui ficará documentado o ofício de quem nunca pára de tocar e reler e melhorar o que já está escrito, seja na estrada ou na sala de estar.
Aqui o ofício, em bruto.
Bastam as vozes, guitarra e ukulele. Francisca Cortesão e Mariana Ricardo atiram-se a canções construídas no estado norte-americano cuja capital (Olympia) baptizou o disco-auge de 2012. São versões para originais de Beck, Kimya Dawson, Mirah, Mount Eerie com Julie Doiron e Frederick Squire ou os esquecidos D+. Há ainda uma nova abordagem a "From The Ground" da própria banda e "And A One", original de Mariana Ricardo.
Chega a 23 de Setembro.
Que nesse dia se lavem os lábios com champanhe e se exclame Baixa-Fidelidade para Sempre.
Minta & The Brook Trout são o corpo contra a máquina.”

More than an EP or a mini-album, Out of Washington State is a filling station.
A pause to stretch the legs in the middle of a journey that keeps going uphill, album after album.

Captured live by Pedro Magalhães in a few takes and in a single day (July 5th 2012), here’s the record of the craft of people who never stop playing and re-reading what’s already written, on the road or in the living room.
This is the craft, raw.
Voices, guitar and ukulele suffice. Francisca Cortesão and Mariana Ricardo grab hold to songs built in the north-American state whose capital (Olympia) they named their peak 2012 album after. There are versions of songs by Beck, Kymia Dawson, Mirah, Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire, and the long gone D+. There’re also new approaches to the band’s own “From the Ground" and Mariana Ricardo’s “And a One”.
It is out on September 23rd.
Let us wet our lips with champagne that day, and let us shout Lo-Fi Forever.
Minta & The Brook Trout is the body against the machine.

Pedro Ramos (RADAR)



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