Satsuma

by Life in a Blender

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Gorgeous 5.5" x 8.5" booklet with lyrics, custom artwork for each song, and a custom cocktail recipe for each song, crafted by a crew of our favorite mixologists. (Artists: Nancy Howell, James Williamson, Carla Rozman, Gideon Kendall, Sky Pape, and Pete Friedrich)

    Includes digital pre-order of Satsuma. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 20, 2020
    item ships out on or around November 19, 2020

      $20 USD

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    Pre-order of Satsuma. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases November 20, 2020

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1.
Vacancy for a Bluebird
2.
I’ve got to deliver some souls today Pack them in jars and cart them away Cuz in the backwoods, the mines may spray A body or two that has gone astray Souls leave get caught in branches Where crows eat them like worms enchanted But it’s quite a steady job, shipping all those souls right out Oh I really can’t stop smiling, though there’s nothing to be smiling about I know, I know my days are numbered, from the grounds inside my cup I think next time I’ll skip the coffee, and get water for my lunch You know water has done wonders for you You’d never know that you were 95 Believe me, I’ve tried to kill myself a thousand times It can be so hard to stay alive I know, I know my days are numbered, from the grounds inside my cup I think next time I’ll skip the coffee, and get water for my . . . Soul deliverer Wash the bones, bring the body, leave the heart behind Instructions you must follow to usher souls along For if you should leave someone in a suitcase in a field, say All the children will get scared, everything will go wrong Cold hands, let go and say goodbye Fold pants, gather belongings before you cry And listen, we don’t offer rush service It takes many days, at least forty So you better notify your employer when it comes time for soul exporting I know, I know my days are numbered, from the grounds inside my cup I think next time I’ll skip the coffee, and get water for my lunch Listen, I’ll meet you at the crossroads but for now let me enjoy my John Dory and rakija And I am going to keep that Jungle Book with me for now Besides you’ll get it on that final day that I see you
3.
Freak of Nature with a Lonely Heart
4.
A Party in the Drunken Forest
5.
When the Big Bell Calls
6.
The Ocean Is a Black and Rolling Tongue

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releases November 20, 2020

Life in a Blender is Don Rauf, Dave Moody, Rebecca Weiner Tompkins, Mark Lerner, Al Houghton, and Ken Meyer
We’re joined on 4 of these songs by the Colony Collapse Horns:
Jackie Coleman: trumpet. Kevin Moehringer: trombone. Drew Krasner: alto saxophone

Produced by Al Houghton
Recorded and mixed at Dubway Studios, NYC
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk

Additional performers: Nina Moss and Caleb Addy (handclaps)
Strings and horns arranged by Mark Lerner

Dubway recording engineers: Russell Castiglione,
Violette Furton, Zach Grappone, Rory O’Hara, Al Houghton
Dubway assistant engineers: Sydney Fuqua, Marc Frongillo
Quarantine engineering/recording: David Conrad, Ken Meyer, Mark Lerner

Front cover photo: Wim Goedhart. Back cover photo: Harum Koh.
Designed by Mark Lerner at Rag & Bone Shop

All songs © 2020 by Don Rauf (Stingy Brim Music/ASCAP)

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Life in a Blender New York, New York

For over 30 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Ralph's blackly comic landscapes. The group has released albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle. ... more

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