Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TVD First Date | ...with Emily Easterly & J Seger

Brooklyn based songwriters Emily Easterly and J Seger teamed up to release the first in a series of 45rpm split singles with “Please, Please Say Goodnight”/ “City Love Is Strange.” The sleeves are screen-printed by Easterly and Seger themselves, cover design by Nathanael Roney.

“ ‘You say you will and you will one day.’ In some respect, just being on vinyl satisfies these opening lyrics (for us). It’s something that recording artists aspire to in some respect and we just decided we’d outlet our collaborative efforts by recording split 7 inches. “Please, Please Say Goodnight” is a song Emily has written post Heart Comma Heart, her most recent full length. It’s a fully produced number, and recalls her Beatle influence, evidenced by the keyboard-y guitar lines in the chorus and the half-time reprise. There’s also some great bass work on the track, a change given her past guitar/drum set up.” - J

“J Seger’s “City Love is Strange” is just a taste of his upcoming full length, due out this winter. He traded one city for another, moving to Brooklyn and wrote this song as a sort of ode to the city he left behind. It’s got a laid back, swinging vibe that suits his personality. We laid down the vocals live and together and I played a fun ukulele part in there. J’s sound has often been referred to as “timeless” so its fitting that his song will be immortalized on vinyl. For those of you who really appreciate vinyl, can you imagine our excitement the first time we put that piece of wax ingrained with our songs on the player and had a listen for the first time? We haven’t stopped smiling….” – Em

...and TVD's got a copy of that split vinyl single to give away to one lucky commenter! Go here to preview and swoon over both sides of this hand-made gem--then c'mon back and tell us whatcha' thought in the comments section and leave us some contact info! We'll choose a winner next Wednesday, 10/15.

Emily Easterly - Shadows (Oh Honey) (Mp3)
J Seger - Heaven Knows (Mp3)