Lisabeula

by Suitcase

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about

Shortly after releasing their debut CD, Peter Buck (R.E.M.) saw Suitcase play at the Crocodile. He approached Don after the set and bought a CD. Several months later, during and interview for The Big Takeover magazine, this is what he said:

"That's the thing. You can always find great stuff, but it just seems like it's fewer and farther between. Just in the last year I've seen THE VERVE, SPIRITUALIZED, RADIOHEAD, all relatively young bands that I thought were amazing. But then I probably see maybe 20 bands in a 30-day period around home. I'm the oldest guy in the room, but I can't tell you how many of them...well, I like one song, maybe. I just saw this band in Seattle called SUITCASE. I'd never heard of them. They were really good-kind of art-rock, but poppy art-rock. I went up to them afterwards and said, 'Geez, I haven't seen a band that was unheralded in a long time that I liked'. There's so few, generally somebody else will tell you"

Lisabeula is the last (and best) recording made by the band Suitcase wayyyy back in 2001. It was recorded on 8-track ADAT and then dumped into a lame Pro Tools rig. Don spent countless hours pouring over tracks and over-thinking everything! Despite his maniacal tinkering, it didn't turn out half bad.

credits

released January 1, 2002

Produced and engineered by Don Farwell
Mixed by Zack Reinig
Mastered by Aaron Warner

Don Farwell - Vocals, guitar left
Ed Otto, jr. - Vocals, guitar right
Sonam Miller - Bass
Jon Foley - Drums

Other musicians -
Cynthia Jefferson - French Horn
Charles Jefferson - Trumpet
Dan Rupert - Trombone
Jen Wood - Backing vocals
Kati Otto, Tom Wargo, Jeannine Haegele, Matt Reed - Group Vox

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Hi. My name is Don Farwell. I'm a producer/ recording engineer in Seattle. I co-own and run Earwig Studio. You can find some swanky studio swag here!

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