LISTEN FOR THE CLUES

by Trumpeter Swan

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LISTEN FOR THE CLUES both refines and expands upon the sound Patrizi helped to create in What Made Milwaukee Famous, taking his power pop sensibilities and crafting something unique, personal, and powerful. During his WMMF tenure, Patrizi wrote “Selling Yourself Short,” a song The Onion’s Noel Murray hailed as “crowd rousing rock,” and which was later featured on the WB television show Gilmore Girls. These keen pop instincts are further honed on LISTEN FOR THE CLUES, which melds complex lush arrangements with sticky melodies, warm organic pianos, acoustic guitars, and jilted synths and electronics.

LISTEN FOR THE CLUES offers a genre-bending approach that is as comfortable with stripped-down, synth-heavy downbeat numbers as it is with carnival-esque explosions of horns, guitars, strings, and vocal harmonies. From the opening romp of “Loose Lips” with horns at full throttle, to the electronic cascade of melodic synths in the ’80s-infused “Acolyte”; from the crafty “chords on the beat…” chorus of “Won’t Come Back,” to the dark and jittery jolts of “Eternal Pessimist,” to the last somber cello note in album closer “Forest Fire,” LISTEN FOR THE CLUES leaves few boxes unchecked.

TRUMPETER SWAN collaborated with a talented cast of Austin engineers and musicians and recorded LISTEN FOR THE CLUES at Cacophony Recorders with engineer Erik Wofford (Voxtrot, The Black Angels, What Made Milwaukee Famous) in tandem with engineer Danny Reisch at Good Danny’s in Austin. Guest musicians include John Farmer (Bass) and Jeremy Bruch (Drums) from What Made Milwaukee Famous, Jason Chronis (Bass) of Voxtrot, Danny Reisch (Drums) of The Lemurs, and Matt Bricker (Trumpet) of The Polyphonic Spree to name just a few. TRUMPETER SWAN also teamed up with long-time friend and writer/poet LB Thompson for lyrical collaboration on “Won’t Come Back,” “Acolyte,” and “Greenbelt.”

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released March 30, 2010

TRUMPETER SWAN / LISTEN FOR THE CLUES

Produced by Trumpeter Swan
Mixed by Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, NJ
Tracks 8 and 12 mixed by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA / Quality Control Engineer: Maria Rice
Recorded by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders and Danny Reisch at Good Danny’s in Austin, TX,
and by Trumpeter Swan in Austin and Brooklyn
Additional tracking by James Jones, Mitch Billeaud, and Kyle Hunt in Austin, TX
Choir tracking on New Lang Syne by Damon Whittemore at ValveTone in Brooklyn
All songs written and performed by Drew Patrizi, in collaboration with:
Steve Bernal: Cello (12) / Matt Bricker: Trumpet (4) / Jeremy Bruch: Drums (1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11) / Jason Chronis: Bass (4, 9) / Molly Coogan: Vocals (9) / Jason Davis: Guitar (8, 12) / John Houston Farmer: Bass (1, 6, 8, 12) / Giles Hanson: Spoken Word (10) / Michael Hoffer: Trumpet, Trombone (1); Trumpet (12) / Michael Kingcaid: Background Vocals (12) / Alicia Olatuja: Choir Vocals (11) / Camilla Peterson: Choir Vocals (11) / Danny Reisch: Drums (3, 7); Hi Hat (2) / Aaron Rockers: Flugelhorn, Trumpet (6); High Trumpet Solo (1); Nick Warrenchuk: Trombone (4)
Lyrics for “Won’t Come Back,” “Acolyte,” and “Greenbelt” by Drew Patrizi and LB Thompson
Photos & Packaging: dpcre8tive
Chorus of “Early Midlife Crisis” adapted from “Not Waving but Drowning” from Collected Poems of Stevie Smith, © 1972 New Directions Publishing Corporation
All songs © & P 2009 Drew Patrizi / Grand Persona Songs (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved

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Trumpeter Swan New York

TRUMPETER SWAN reemerges in 2013 with a new album and an expanded lineup. Based in New York, Trumpeter Swan has evolved from a “new musical skin” into a full-fledged project, with sophomore album THE MAGNITUDE OF NOW due out Fall 2013.

The band was founded by Drew Patrizi, who gained recognition as an original member of the critically acclaimed indie rock band What Made Milwaukee Famous (Barsuk).
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