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Twist and Sway (Seven Songs)

by Band of Certainty

Dogs 04:20
House Song 03:49
Lions 03:51
Wicked World 03:13
Repetition 04:04


We are releasing Band of Certainty today. Seven songs. Some groovy and sorta soulful. Some blindly stunning. Scott writes ‘em. Sings some. The prettiest ones Tammy sings. I don’t think this is much like our typical GMR fare, whatever that is at this eclectic little house of shenanigans.

Band of Certainty is three long-time Seattle friends – Scott is the nearly eccentric songwriter guitar singin’ guy, Tammy, the achingly beautiful pot of vocal honey, and Mike the subtle harmonic musical glue. Together they make music that is oddly beautiful, something distinctly American. Something that just feels like home.

Twist and Sway (Seven Songs) is their first release, recorded over the last year and optimistically released in the height of the killing virus. Scott started talking to me about recording this while I was still living in Seattle almost 5 years ago. We finally pushed the go button and went to Johnny Sangster’s Crackle & Pop! for tracking with Seattle bass stalwart Rebecca Young and sharp young drummer Percy Boyle from Olympia’s (or wherever) delightful DKDC. The magic thing happened.

For the next several months, Mondays, BoC would drive to my studio hideaway in Olympia and refine. Tracks were created. Ideas were tried and rejected. Olympia’s pedal steel wizard Dan Tyak appeared one night and delivered his beautiful goods. The exquisite Glenn Slater of the Walkabouts never made it to town but still added exactly the right parts to breathe new direction. We toiled on. The result is beautiful. Exquisite. Sometimes charming.


released August 21, 2020


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