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About

The Quavers coax a luminous sound out of decayed samplers, walkmans, vibraphonettes, footpedal loopers, tape echo violin and homespun harmonies. Like a space-age Carter Family, they weave low-tech electronics around songs sturdy enough to stand up even if the power goes out. They call it "porch techno".

The Quavers are based in Brooklyn, NY and consist of songwriter/singer/guitarist/sampler-wrangler T. Griffin and violinist/singer/sampler-wrangler Catherine McRae along with frequent collaborators Dennis Cronin on vibraphonette, lap steel and trumpet and Bruce Cawdron on drums and glockenspiel.

The Quavers evolved from a T. Griffin solo project into a duo project with Catherine McRae that recorded 2004's The Sea Won't Take Long under the moniker T. Griffin Coraline. They function entirely as a band now, so they decided it was time to take a band name. More into is in history.

Their new CD, LIt By Your Phone, features 13 songs found in the trunk of a black 1993 Saturn.

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To request a review copy of LIt By Your Phone, please send us an email and include a link to the publication you're writing for.

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From the Shiny Little Records CD Lit By Your Phone

green plastic soldiers (stream) † download

fireflies (stream) † download

There is a video of The Quavers live in Belgium at the bottom of this page. It's also on their MySpace page.

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Phtos link to 300 dpi TIFFs. All Photos by Michael Ackerman. Please credit photos.

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Cover Art

Lit By Your Phone

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Video

Live, The Quavers conjure the atmosphere that sets their recordings apart by using a small army of toy samplers, walkmans and footpedal loopers. This is a video of them performing the title song from The Sea Won't Take Long.

The Quavers in Ghent Belgium at the Vooriut Center (requires Flash Player):

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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