Silver Tongues has made music here that gives aural tangibility to human emotions depending on who the listener is. While Black Kite is atypical, it pleasantly sounds like a soundtrack score meshed with singer-songwriter material and confessional all at once. This is music for large places … May it find such places in the world. —Deckfight
While Black Kite’s songs draw influence from well-worn, easily identified traditions — country, blues, folk and 1960s rock — they are just warped and strange enough to be interesting. —Dusted
Silver Tongues … have kept all doors open to themselves by making a record where each song stands easily on its own. Altsounds
Released: Nov. 29, 2011
Clear 12″ Wax
3. Black Kite
5. Hope For
6. Broken Strings
7. Wet Dawg
8. Greater Times
James Hewett: Drums
David Cronin: Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals
Brian Cronin: Percussion, Vocals
Jacob Heustis: Bass
Luke Cissell: violin, viola
Ben Sollee: cello
Kevin Ratterman: drums on “Ketchup,” sounds
Drew Osborn: drums on “Ketchup”
Will Roberts: acoustic bass on “Greater Times”
The Stomp-clap Choir:
Recorded in 2009 and 2010 at The Funeral Home and The Church in Louisville, Ky.
Acoustic bass on “Greater Times” was recorded at Goldsmith Studios, also in Louisville, Ky.
Engineered and mixed by Kevin Ratterman at The Funeral Home
Produced by Silver Tongues & Kevin Ratterman
Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Georgetown Masters, Nashville
Cover Photo: Leonard McCombe / LIFE Magazine. Reprinted with permission
Photography and layout by Jasper Jules.
This album is dedicated to Hilary Mackenzie.
All songs © 2011 Hemo Mint Pants (BMI)