Hot Buttered Rum – The Kite and the Key: Part 1

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“This EP was an exercise in letting go. We went in thinking we were going to record a few down-tempo acoustic tunes, the kind you’d hear us playing for an acoustic encore, or on somebody’s porch. Tim steered us in a different direction, went for some of the darker outliers among the twenty or so songs we sent him and pushed us to make what you now have before you, a kind of meeting place for our highs and lows. I think it’s some of the best music we’ve made so far.”– Erik Yates

Recorded: July 13-17, 2015
Mixed: October 19 & 20, 2015
Recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, CA

Nat Keefe: guitars, vocals
Erik Yates: banjo, guitar, dobro, lap steel, piano, vocals
Bryan Horne: upright bass
Zebulon Bowles: 5-string violin, piano, vocals
Lucas Carlton: drums, percussion
Tim Carbone: vocals

Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth
Mixed by Tim Carbone & Hot Buttered Rum
Engineered and Mixed by Jacob Winik
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
EP Artwork & Design: Pumpernickel