I go to concerts to recharge my aesthetic battery, and Andrew Bird and Patrick Watson built me back up to full bars last night. Stylistically, what we are doing at CI couldn’t be more different than what those gentlemen do. We are minimalists; they use big walls of sound and sometimes-complicated music math. But style aside, I like to think we have the same quirky, honest heart at the core of our music. When the show began, Elijah Cash instantly fell in love with Ms. Mélanie Bélair, the violinist in Patrick Watson. It took me awhile to dig up her name because she is not a regular member of the band; she’s a gun for hire, if you will. When we got home last night, Eli wrote this song for Mélanie instead of sleeping (recharged battery, right?). We recorded it this afternoon. I think it is some of his—our—best work yet: just two simple, raw, honest tracks. Thus is the effect of a beautiful woman. Now if I could only find a way to get the song in her hands, for Eli’s sake. We devote this posting to these cool blogs that recently tagged Patrick Watson: patrickwatson, titularhumor, eatthemicrophone, listenables, themeatandthemarrow, and communionmusic. Enjoy everyone! If interested, free downloads of this track are here. — Kavalier Calm
Push The Envelope
If love’s an envelope,
I’ll push it to your side of the table.
A man must take a chance
to win a woman’s favor.
Take this hand writ letter if it ain’t too bold.
I hope you blush at the words enclosed.
If you like what you read,
push that envelope back towards me.
I tremble when I see you.
I know I must do all I can.
I’ll buy every stamp in the world
to get these words into your hands.
I can promise you,
love letters every day.
Yeah, I will whisper words,
and verbs, and cures, and sweet nothings in your ear.