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Ownerless
     

Ownerless

by Everest
 

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A band made up of five singer/songwriters, all of whom are multi-instrumentalists and music industry lifers, would point to a storm of egos when making an album -- or at least a disjointed album after everyone gets his two cents in. Everest are just that band, five L.A. area musicians who've all done time in a plethora of touring bands and

Overview

A band made up of five singer/songwriters, all of whom are multi-instrumentalists and music industry lifers, would point to a storm of egos when making an album -- or at least a disjointed album after everyone gets his two cents in. Everest are just that band, five L.A. area musicians who've all done time in a plethora of touring bands and came together in the late 2000s to form a session players' supergroup of sorts. With its third album, Ownerless, the band of talented songwriters somehow escapes a "too many cooks" situation, and delivers a cornucopia of earthy sounds, with several discernibly different songwriting styles attributable to the respective writers. Following a year or so of intense touring in support of their sophomore album, On Approach, as well as a label change, Everest regrouped and rethought their process in the writing and recording of Ownerless. Eschewing any set personnel roles, the bandmembers switched instruments freely, collaborating on both songwriting and arrangements. Production duties, handled by renowned producers Rob Schnapf and Richard Swift along with the band, render a crisp and buoyant end product, with brilliantly focused guitar tones and vocal presence from the barnburning opener of "Rapture" to the dusty desert crawl of the album-closing title track. The album's strongest moment comes in the mellow jangle and fluttering organ tones of "Raking Me Over the Coals," a song co-written by onetime Jayhawks/Golden Smog member Gary Louris.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2012
Label:
Ato Records
UPC:
0880882180423
catalogNumber:
218042
Rank:
151212

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everest   Primary Artist
Davey Latter   Drums
Frank Lenz   Drums
Elijah Thomson   Percussion,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Drum Loop,Group Member
Russell Pollard   Group Member
Bo Koster   Hammond Organ
Richard Swift   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Noise
Joel Graves   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Strings,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Noise,Mellotron,ARP,Group Member
Russ Pollard   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Chris Colbert   Engineer
Rob Schnapf   Producer,Engineer
Christine Kane   Management
Elijah Thomson   Composer
Zoran Orlic   Inside Photo
Richard Swift   Producer,Engineer
Everest   Producer,Engineer
Joel Graves   Composer,Tape Echo,Whistle
Greg Cortez   Engineer
Scott Clayton   Booking
Matt Pfahlert   Art Conception,Layout
Chris Szczech   Engineer
Russ Pollard   Composer,Whistle
Bobby Cory   Booking

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