The Harmonica Pocket | Underneath Your Umbrella

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Underneath Your Umbrella

by The Harmonica Pocket

Thoughtful, unpredictable pop that can't color inside the lines.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. A Couple More Raindrops
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2. Rockingchair
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3. She Went Pretty
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4. On the Rail
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5. Almost Sara Chestnut
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6. Drag Me Under
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7. A Warm Drink and An Old Friend
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8. The Radio
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9. 33
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10. Echo
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11. Private Parts
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12. Spiders in My Breakfast
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13. Umbrella
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14. Come Back Down
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15. Lullaby #7
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"'Underneath Your Umbrella' should come packaged with a time-stained porch, a rickety rocking chair, your favorite half-emptied bottle of whiskey, and an early afternoon thunderstorm." --diaryland


WHAT IS THE HARMONICA POCKET?

The Harmonica Pocket is all about intelligent, indie pop songs for people who like their music outside-the-box.

At the core of the Harmonica Pocket are the mature, swinging tunes of Keeth Monta Apgar (acoustic wah-wah guitar, harmonica, words) whose thick jazz chord progressions and unpredictable changes offer a refreshing twist on today's commercial pop music.

Both live and in the studio, the Harmonica Pocket is made up of a rotating caste of musicians including Lorne Watson (half drum kit / half congas & percussion), Jon Ryser (alto saxophone), Nala Walla (vocal harmony), as well as many other untraditional sounds. The Harmonica Pocket's 2005 release was a collaboration between 25 different musicians and a handful of visual artists.


A LILL BIT ABOUT "UNDERNEATH YOUR UMBRELLA"

The Harmonica Pocket's 2002 release titled "Underneath Your Umbrella" takes musical risks and captures this sound over the course of the 15 tracks. From beatbox and standup bass, to harmonica and didgeridoo, The Harmonica Pocket combines untraditional instruments and pulls it off with refreshing results.

The avante-pop-jazz tunes consciously play with notions of space between the instruments, giving a distinct and important voice to each instrument as it drops in and out of the delicate mix. Players are encouraged *not* to play the entire song and the result is a highly dynamic, low volume, un-crowded sound that will put a smile on your ears.

The Harmonica Pocket is all about coloring outside the lines and invites listeners for a warm drink with fresh, colorful sounds. The well-crafted, intelligent songs showcase a sassy wah-wah distorted acoustic guitar, a drummer who plays a half conga / half drum kit with his bare hands, and pretty vocal and harmonica melodies catchier than a velcro shoe.

Stylistically, the songs cover much ground. Consider "On The Rail," a bluesy tale documenting the final 5 minutes of a downhearted man's life as he lays his head on a railroad track and waits for the next train to come. From the playful "Spiders In My Breakfast," a children's song written from the perspective of a spider as she tickles her way from a bowl of cereal through the inner workings of an unlucky eater's digestive system, to the pop-jazzy tune "A Couple More Raindrops," which uses hand claps and tapped harmonics to simulate raindrops, The Harmonica Pocket builds lyrical and musical images with a strong sense of fluency and purpose.

But don't just rely on the written word, put The Harmonica Pocket in your ear.

Check out the HarmonicaPocket.com website for *many* more unreleased, full length, high quality mp3s.


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Lisa Tate

Really enjoyed this cd!
I bought this cd because I am an old family friend, so had no specific expectations - Was delighted when I listened to it, and my husband and I are both happy to have it as part of our collection!

jena siegel

i love this music and the drummer is the hottest thing i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!
i would just love to hear this music on the radio and see music videos. for everyone who is tired of hearing every band trying to sound the same, this is for you. it is a daring mix of sounds that are fresh and nice to listen to without screaming and wailing guitars. good luck to the harmonica pocket!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Loveless

I always thought Lorne Watson had something in his pocket!
This CD is a great refreshing sound from the umberella fields of Seattle.

Jennifer Pierce

Oh, what lovely lips you have!
I purchased this CD after seeing Harmonica Pocket live, and I am SO glad I did both. The somewhat exaggerated pronunciation by Keeth is absolutely decadent. I think you have to see him sing these words in person to appreciate my fascination, and so I encourage everyone to do just that.

Don

Great sounds!
I've enjoyed the first 2 listens of Harmonica Pocket's CD that I recently purchased. Lots of talent and fun shown by the 2 artists in their recordings. I will encourage my friends to have a listen as well!

Professor Foolery

Crazy-Like-A-Fox Good Times!
Now I'm no expert...wait a minute I am a professor...anyway, this damn record is so good makes me wanna drive down the street in my wheelbarrrow screamin' "A Couple More Raindrops" For Sale, and bring these amazing sounds to all the kids in my neighborhood just like David Lee Roth was the Ice Cream Man. Buy this record or be forever lost in a world of conventional cookie cutter nonsense. Bring down da man while you can! Amen! Lord Have Mercy! Wowwwwww!

Sarah B.

Pocket Full of Fun
A unique spin on sound and soul. There is nothing predictable about this album. Keeth and company have created a musical montage that breaks free from conventional structures, while preserving the integrity of well-built music. A brilliant knack for timing infuses this interplay of voices and instruments with a subtle and delightful complexity. The album waxes and wanes between exposing a jazzy edge and promoting the finger-picking smile that is bound to greet you along the way. Great work!

Jessica Rivera

Gets better every time I listen to it
I am going to make everyone I know listen to The Harmonica Pocket!

Nick D

Sun Shiny?
I'm very happy with this album, in a downloadable world, this is definately worth purchasing. The mood of the album takes me to a warm, sunny spring afternoon, hense the Sun Shiny. This has my personal seal of approval.

B A Banjo

Stays crispy in Milk!
Finally someone is out there making music that worthwhile and survives the long haul! Somewhere around the sixtieth time listening to this ditty I gots so excited I blew the knock knocker right our my eye holes. Damn that's good listening. It's rare I find an album with nothing I eventually learn to hate on it, it's smooth like scotch with more curves on it than my mother. It's a smoking pile of cleverness cunningly surrounded by a ditch of whoooo that's nice. Inteligent and beautiful. Lets all cross our legs and hope for more!