The Tentcoat

by Ted Eliason

The Tentcoat comes in easy to swallow 3 minute capsules, with melodies that stick to your brain like wizard glue, and soundscapes guaranteed to rearrange your neurons. Twelve songs spanning as many genres form a gooey, tapey, dreamy journey through the mind of its creator. 

Featuring such guests as Mellotron luminary Bill MacDonald, local starlet Holly Winters, novelist Daniel Gildersleeve and art-rock sensations The Presidential Hippopotamus. 

With influences ranging from Elvis Costello to The Flaming Lips to early 1970's prog-rock prodigies Kitty Porter and the Hystericals, The Tentcoat takes no prisoners as it dishes out 31 flavors of rock and roll. Please enjoy a sample, but remember to deposit your spoon in the designated receptacle.


released 15 May 2008 

All songs by Ted Eliason 
Produced, recorded and mixed by Cold Bones and Ted Eliason at Swingset Sound 1.0 
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering 
Art concept by Ted Eliason 
Photography by Laura Ellingsen 
Design by Cold Bones 

Recorded from April 1 to late August, 2007 
original release: May 15, 2008 
digital release: November 18, 2008