This collection of songs was the result of three friends with a very limited amount of time available bringing a bunch of ideas into the studio with no ambition to accomplish anything in particular except maybe make a silly song or two. What quickly started happening was an outpouring of really great songs that, while coming from three different writers that hadn't worked together before, all seemed to make sense together. The bulk of the songs had to be learned, arranged and recorded in about a day and a half, but we're very happy with the result and hope you like them too!
As things progressed and we pulled in additional friends to help, the project garnered a really nice energy and made Steambot Manner feel like more of a collective than a "band". From that feeling I developed the motto for this little project moving forward from this point:
If you've got a song in your heart, or the heart to play on one of our songs, then let us know... you're now a part of Steambot Manner.
If you're curious to know more or wonder what the silly album title is all about, snag yourself a free download that includes "liner notes" from Josh!
released September 10, 2014
All songs written and arranged by Josh, Mike and Mike
Josh Elstro - Guitar, banjo, drums, bass, organ, vocals
Mike Ulanski - Guitar, vocals
Mike Sarason - Piano, organ, vocals
Anna Chesson - Cello
Jacob Turner - Backing vocals and assistant engineering
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Josh Elstro, August/September 2014