My brother and i have been playing music together since we turned twelve years old, twelve years ago. and until this year saw its dawn, a full length album was never.. well, it wasn’t on our radar. i guess we thought, eventually, if anyone gave a shit, we’d have our chance to sit on sunset, and record an LP. But, over a decade has passed and no such malibu dreamscape studio has found its knobs being turned in honor of any note we’ve played.
So the sewing machine war was born from the fog of high hopes, and grew its legs with a grounded sense of grandeur. We wanted to make music. Just a batch of really solid tunes. And endeavor to the best of our fragile abilities, to write with an original point of view. So in 2007, we pushed the floor through of our practice space and started walking our flinstone music mobile to any venue that would accept us.
We’ve since made an EP, five songs, recorded live in a studio in youngstown ohio. After bumming around with this EP in our back pockets for almost a year and a half now, we think we owe it to ourselves to try and conceive another child in the way of a full length album. And since none of us are women, these labor pains are as foreign as you’d imagine, exaggerated by the fact that we are attempting to give birth in a bathtub. It just so happens that our bathtub is under the blue light in homboldt park, chicago illinois, 20 square feet of basement, 20 nonparallel walls, and occupied by one very decorated sound engineer.
If you catch us live you’ll quickly notice that my brother and i are almost clones, joe will be staggering back and forth, either because of the scotch and splash of coke, or because of his pesky equilibrium trying to find the beat. chris will have, on almost every occasion, a look of distaste for anything not interpol, and if we have a piano player on stage, then thank your lucky stars for the chance to witness a ghost with facial hair.
We are a close knit bunch. we’ve lived together, well the three / four of us, for almost 6 years, and we grew up together. this is not to say were against newcomers or outsiders, it’s just that we know exactly how to read each other, and as far as i can tell that’s only been helpful in our journey as aspiring band mates. cody and joe are primarily responsible for writing most of the music, and i’ll add the percussion/ miscellaneous input when needed. i handle the role of writing the lyrics, lyrics that i myself will never sing, but i know everyone is better off with that being the case. we want to never stop this process, a constantly evolving pattern of inventing and experimenting.
we try our best.
cory \/ tsmw.