The last of four songs we adapted from poems in our friend Oliver Baer’s book “Baer Soul.” The other three will be on an upcoming album of us and four other bands setting Oliver’s words to music. (They can also be found on this tumblr, here, here and here.) This one’s the outtake.
We’ve never asked Oliver to explain his poems, but this one seems to be a lullaby to a certain little corner of the New York music scene, with references to Lach, Debby Schwartz, the Rooks and us (and possibly one or two others that we missed). We cut out Lach, Debby and the Rooks. Not because we don’t love them. Maybe, in fact, because we do. We like to think that at this very moment they’re writing their own versions of this song and cutting us out.