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