In the winter of 2011-12, Kivi's four-piece band—The Immigrants—and debut CRYING CHILD producer J. Park moseyed into an anonymous West Bank, Minneapolis studio and recorded all six full-band songs on the EP live, in under three hours. Original takes from drummer Dan Demuth (Communist Daughter) and bassist Al Vorse anchor a range of lyrical songs that swell, fall, and build again. Complemented by the twinkly twang of Sarah Pray's mandolin and her spot-on harmonies, THOMAS KIVI & THE IMMIGRANTS is rhythmic, invigorating roots-rock that plays along the borderlines of Wilco, Nirvana's MTV Unplugged, and the sweeter songs of Tom Waits.
released January 1, 2013
Thomas Kivi—vocals, guitar, tambourine
Sarah Pray—vocals, mandolin, saxophone
Dan Demuth—drums, percussion
Al Vorse—upright bass, electric bass
John Peters—electric guitar
Engineered by Joe Hinz and J. Park. Mixed posthumously by J. Park. Post-production, mixing, and guitar by John Peters (producer/engineer of Fire in the Northern Firs EP).
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