New Best Friend

by By Default By Design

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    Story of the Song: Sitting in the hospital the day he was born the weight of joy and responsibility bore down as if the morning sun arose 1000 times at once.  No inkling of the challenge that actually lay ahead in time but certainty that all was different from the moment before.  Sitting beside sharing the precious moments were trinket gifts, a wagon, a bear, and more.  From a calm desperation of loneliness, the stark reality that there was a new best friend in my life, and you don’t know him, for the rest of my life.  The words poured into scribbles quickly on a zine back.  I heard him smile.  The musical progressions, played longingly on guitar, had been in the repertoire but pared with the thoughts quickly it became the song.  Two weeks later, with the guitars tracked, vocals sung and percussion composed, I took the guitar upstairs and proclaimed I have a new song.  Sitting, rocking and holding him, I played for her New Best Friend and she cried with all the emotion I intended to convey.
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    Available in Very Limited Quantities - The first press run of New Best Friend b/w 3 Little Birds on wonderful White with Blue marble vinyl, hand numbered with an art card created using 53 Paper! Completing the aesthetic, the vinyl ties together the themes of growth, change and protection, the visual elements and existential import of pristine spinning colors at 45 revos.
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Ethos: Planning every move of yr life, every element, moment, having a detailed agenda, is the path to success in life – or is it boredom? While leaving life to chance, fate, happenstance, taking roads presented rather than paving new roads, leaves open the excitement of the moment. Such are choices the human existence forces – allows. Ultimately the choice is by default or by design.

The journey begins alone in a room with two dozen 45s from the rock-n-roll, surf, rockabilly 50s, moves to pop, disco and stadium rock then into the underground – techno, college, rap… Ten years studying in an indie record shop, club dj, garage band revivalist, boogie blues drummer, electronic producer always results in a gentle landing into a comfortable career and happy family life.

Somewhere between the iconic aging hipster, lingering brit pop and meandering dad rock are acoustic guitars, beats and a specific indie-fi production aesthetic inspired by birth and growth, learning and yearning, love and loneliness. Summoning all that has transpired and all that should be into an affection for the present achieved, by default by design.

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released November 19, 2014

Produced by 3C. Recorded in the Blue Room. New Best Friend written by Crafton. 3 Little Birds written by Marley.

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The journey begins alone in a room with two dozen 45s from the rock-n-roll, surf, rockabilly 50s, moves to pop, disco and stadium rock then into the underground – techno, college, rap… Ten years studying in an indie record shop, club dj, garage band revivalist, boogie blues drummer, electronic producer always results in a gentle landing into a comfortable career and happy family life. ... more

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Ethos: Planning every move of yr life, every element, moment, having a detailed agenda, is the path to success in life – or is it boredom? While leaving life to chance, fate, happenstance, taking roads presented rather than paving new roads, leaves open the excitement of the moment. Such are choices the human existence forces – allows. Ultimately the choice is by default or by design.

Somewhere between the iconic aging hipster, lingering brit pop and meandering dad rock are acoustic guitars, beats and a specific indie-fi production aesthetic inspired by birth and growth, learning and yearning, love and loneliness. Summoning all that has transpired and all that should be into an affection for the present achieved, by default by design.
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