New American Farmers - Rotation: Part 1. The debut album from New American Farmers will be released summer, 2012. Eclectic Americana, Acid Folk from Northern California. No pesticides were used in the making of this EP. Tales of phony divinity, Zen relationships, sobriety and DNA all wrapped up nice and tidy in a 4 song package.
released 06 December 2011
1. Faking the Divine - Paul Knowles - vocals, guitar. Nicole Storto - vocals, mariachi trumpets, harmonica. Lucas Gonze - dobro.
2. Promise Me Nothing - Recorded at The Plant in Sausalito, CA in 2002 by Robert Daniels. Nicole Storto - vocals. Paul Knowles - guitars, vocals. D.B. Walker - lead guitar. Tom Heyman - pedal steel. Sofa - Bass. Michael Oliver - drums.
3. Good And Sober - Paul Knowles - vocals, baritone electric guitars, electric wah/slide mandolin, mandolin, bass, drums. Nicole Storto - vocals.
4. DNA - Paul Knowles - vocals, guitars, atmosphere. Nicole Storto - piano.
Tracks 2,3,4 recorded at NAF studios by Paul Knowles. Mixed by Paul Knowles and Nicole Storto. Special thanks to D.B. Walker for the vintage Yamaha 1532 recording console and to Universal Audio for their awesome gear and plug-ins.
Mars, Arizona, like many other American towns, has vanished, forced to shut down it's community due to lack of funds. Like
the American Farmer, it just became too expensive to run the family business any longer and the town was auctioned off to an unnamed entity. This led to relocation and name change for the band known as Mars Arizona. Thus, "New American Farmers" was born....more
My DNA is changing, changing every day
Winding it's way around this old arcade
Copy after copy, once in a while it mutates
Reacting to the ripples (or poison) in the waterway
I'm a spirit locked inside this biological machine
Dependent on the armor and the way it makes me dream
Now I'm rambling while the double helix does the dance
Trying to enjoy the ride while I still have the chance to remember what it means, what it means, what it means
'Til I float away one day and not remember anything.....