Ark is a selection of “lost” and unreleased recordings from the band Company’s back catalog, available here for free download for the first time. It features 12 songs by each lead singer in the band spanning eight years of performing and recording.
All songs are by Company: Adam Davison, David Janik, Stephanie Rabins and Christopher Teret - Goat House Music (BMI) copyright 2012. Distributed by Papasan Recordings P.O. Box 50423, Los Angeles, CA 90050 abandcalledcompany.net
The accompanying artwork is a detail of Furmans Island and environs from the Henry McCloskey’s Manual 1863 “Map of the Consolidated City of Brooklyn.” In the summer of 2001, Company first rehearsed on Meadow Street which runs through this section of North Brooklyn.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way.
About Company: Company is a songwriting collective and rock band rooted in folk, punk, country and psychedelic traditions. Brought together by a shared commitment to writing songs that don't "pussyfoot around," to borrow Dylan's phrase, Adam Davison, David Janik, Stephanie Rabins and Christopher Teret formed Company in 2001. Eight studio albums and a string of shows with the likes of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bright Eyes, Arbouretum, The Double, Oakley Hall, and Oneida followed. The latest release is Over the Mountain (2014), and is available through Company's Papasan Recordings at abandcalledcompany.net and through iTunes, amazon, etc.
About the tracks:
from Live at 9C: “Letter to My Brain,” “Who’s To Say,” “Motorcycle” and “I’ve Been Lonesome.” Recorded on mini-disc by a Good Samaritan in 2001 at the 9C Lounge, New York, NY.
from jIngle Jangle In the Jukebox: “Cancel My Dreams,” “Move Away,” “Fuss Fuck and Fight,” “Silver and Gold,” “Better Off Alone,” “Ghosts,” “In Terms of What Was Going On” and “Company.” Recorded by Chris Avedon and co-produced with Company by Neil Cleary in 2002 at City College, New York, NY.
from Hadley: “A Young World,” “The Darkest Blues,” “The Plan,” “Recovery” and “Rude.” Recorded by Company in 2002 and 2003 at Bears’ house in Hadley, MA.
from Hills: “Horse Song,” “Feel the Same,” “Uncomfortable Love,” “Over and Over,” “The Rainbow,” “Lantern,” “What You Were Doing,” “I Don’t Want To Bring You Down” and “My Good Intentions.” Recorded in 2002 by Will Dyar at Eastwood Studio, Brooklyn, NY.
outtakes from Parallel Time sessions: “Delilah Jane,” “Driving Machine” and “White Wind and Shrapnel.” Recorded by Paul Oldham in 2004 at Rove Studio, Shelbyville, KY.
outtakes from Old Baby sessions: “Storms” and “Ice Age.” Recorded and co-produced by Barry London and Kid Millions (Oneida/Brah Records) in 2006 at the Ocropolis, Brooklyn, NY.
outtake from the Bushwick session of Night Ground: “The Mechanic.” Recorded by David Janik in 2008, Brooklyn, NY. (Night Ground is available on abandcalledcompany.net.)
from Jazz Hall of Fame (EP): “California Wildfires,” “Thing,” “My Baby Doesn’t Ask Me Anymore” and “Take a Little Ride.” Recorded by Ron Harrity (Peapod Recordings) at The Apohadion Theater in 2009, Portland, ME.
Parallel Time and Old Baby are available on Brah Records/Jagjaguwar (brahrecords.com) and on iTunes
COMPANY – Ark (2012)
Letter to My Brain
Who's To Say
I've Been Lonesome
Cancel My Dreams
Fuss Fuck and Fight
Silver and Gold
Better Off Alone
In Terms of What Was Going On
A Young World
The Darkest Blues
Feel the Same
Over And Over
What You Were Doing
I Don't Want To Bring You Down
White Wind and Shrapnel
My Good Intentions
My Baby Doesn't Ask Me Anymore
Take a Little Ride
Live at 9C - 2001
Jingle Jangle in the Jukebox - 2002
Hills - 2002
Hadley - 2003
Parallel Time - 2004
Old Baby - 2006
Night Ground - 2008
Jazz Hall of Fame (EP) - 2009
Over the Mountain - 2014
- Indie\ Folk Rock