UPDATE: Greetings, Popdosers! Welcome to Too Poppy. Check out the first season finale of Homegrown Recordings here (Brandon's excellent cover of Strawberry Fields Forever will be available for a limited time).
Below is the first volume of an exclusive feature courtesy of Brandon Schott. I can't express how honored I was when Brandon presented this idea to me and how this first installment sent chills down my spine within seconds of hearing it (the good kind of chills). Anyone with kids - or any Bjork fan - will understand. We should all be thankful he's willing to share ... in his words ...
BRANDON SCHOTT - HOMEGROWN RECORDINGS
Vol 1: "ALL IS FULL OF LOVE"
Welcome to the first in what I hope is a long series of peeks into my soundbook. I thought it would be fun to comb through my iTunes library and pull out a few odds and ends of mine that didn't make any official release, but I thought might be worth sharing. Special thanks to Too Poppy for enthusiastically hosting!! In addition to these free downloads (always here at Too Poppy), on the 10th of every month, I'll be simultaneously posting a 'live-from-my-living-room' performance series on youtube and myspace.MP3: Brandon Schott - All is Full of Love (artwork)
The first offering speaks for the apt theme of our series' birth. This modest little version of Bjork's "ALL IS FULL OF LOVE" was recorded shortly before my 2nd son, Harper, was born in 2006- in an effort to both calm my nerves as well as compile a record of lullabys (both original and familiar) for his first slumbers in our world. The project was eventually displaced by his welcome arrival, which initially left me with little time to rest myself - let alone time work on such a sleepy project. The track was engineered and mixed by my dear friend Jake Simpson, who graciously set me loose on his vast collection of vintage synths (my lead vocal, guitar and our joint background vocals were recorded in his bathroom). A true homegrown affair.
Thanks so much for listening, and sweet dreams until next month! :)
Video: Brandon Schott - (via YouTube)
Time to further acquaint yourself with Brandon's official releases:
All of Brandon Schott's singles and albums via iTunes
Brandon Schott - RELEASE (2003) via iTunes, Not Lame, CD Baby
Brandon Schott - Golden State (2007) via iTunes, Not Lame
Brandon Schott MySpace
Brandon Schott Official Site