Our Song of the Day comes from The Saxophones, husband & wife duo Alexi Erenkov & Alison Alderdice from Oakland, CA. They are set to release their debut album ‘Songs of the Saxophones’ on June 1st 2018 via Full Time Hobby.
The songs which make up the debut album were formed and written during a period in which the pair were living on a boat during a very wet winter in the San Francisco Bay Area. ‘Much of the music was written over rainy mornings on acoustic guitar inside the cabin of our boat and outside of the city in a little guesthouse in Pt. Reyes,’ Alexi reflects. It was then recorded in Portland over 10 days, the recording was an intense and occasionally tense process.
Taking inspiration from 1950s exotica and Hawaiian albums (Edhen Abhez, Buddy Fo, and Martin Denny), 1970’s outsider Italian songwriter Vittorio Impiglia, and a host of third-stream and West Coast jazz records, the result is a unique offering.
Take a listen to lead track Picture:
Songs Of The Saxophones is available to pre-order now, on limited edition white vinyl (500 for the world), black vinyl, CD & digital download.
There are also 150 sheet music books containing the transcriptions of the album’s guitar parts so that you can play along! These will only be available from Full Time Hobby & the band direct.