"This gothic, orchestral indie-pop is sure to leave heads spinning with its unique and haunting sound." - NPR's Second Stage
"This is an album for the ages." - Racket Magazine
My third solo album took a loooong time to make. Like, we're talking Steely Dan-level waiting here. Why? I got scared. So I recorded and released The Drunken Dance instead.
Once that OTHER album was out, I realized what was missing on Movie Theatre Haiku: just courage — to put out a record that was stylistically all over the map. There's psychedelic rock, electro pop, indie folk, Tom Waits-y tunes, jazzy stuff, and even a nod to Steve Reich and Philip Glass.
I've heard from a lot of people that this is their favorite of my albums, so either it was worth the wait or I shoulda put it out waaaaaay earlier.
The music was made with the help of Mike Coykendall (She & Him, Bright Eyes, Beth Orton), Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Typhoon, Menomena, Stephen Malkmus), and Rob Stroup (Scott Fisher, Debra Arlyn), and a dozen other friends.
The CD comes — signed — in a 6-panel, matte-finish digipak with printed lyrics.