Here Comes Everybody | The Veronica Project

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The Veronica Project

by Here Comes Everybody

Smart acoustic piano pop.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Fog
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2. Hang Up And Live
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3. Hester Wouldn't Tell Us
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4. Sherpa
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5. Ice Cream
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6. Vodka
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7. Valentine
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8. Spring
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9. Today
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10. Bee In My Bonnet
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11. You Had A Boat
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12. It Had a Motor
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13. Call Me Ishmael
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14. Drown at Sea
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15. The Water Is Fine
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16. You Are Not Dreaming
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17. The Box
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Here Comes Everybody releases \"The Veronica Project\", a collection of 17 brand new songs culled from an amazing first year of writing 6 songs on a single day once every month. The tunes, arranged chronologically by composition, tell the story of a year in the life of Here Comes Everybody, a kind of piano-pop \"Four Seasons.\" The 17 tunes, lighter in tone and shorter in general than those on previous HCE outings, will make you think, laugh, tap your feet, and swing the cat around. Jarmer\'s lyrics tackle topics from excessive cell phone usage and 19th century American Literature, to the crimes of flavored vodka and swimming without life preservers. The music is more acoustic and organic than \"Submarines\" or \"Astronauts,\" a quieter Here Comes Everybody that rocks pretty hard nevertheless. Not your mama\'s Here Comes Everybody, indeed.


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daddy of a new drummer

Music to swing the cat to, indeed.
Their best yet. Typically smart, fun, funny, and fearless, "Veronica" nonetheless mines a new vein for HCE. Fans and newcomers alike will recognize the wit and whimsy behind "Hang Up and Live," "Vodka," and "Hester Wouldn't Tell Us," while "Sherpa" and "Spring" layer in a deeper, darker -- yet no less melodic -- tone. But it's the album's second half, home to the "water series" of songs, where the band hits their stride. The highlight is the gorgeous, wistful "You Had a Boat," whistle-snappy and beautifully sad at once. It's pop, it's poignant, it's darn near perfect.

fenixphan

Hang up, live and take a listen
Better than talking to your best friend, you'll get the scoop with "Ice Cream," feel like you're on the inside track with "Sherpa" and "Spring," and float thoughtfully along with "You Had A Boat," "Drown at Sea," and "The Water Is Fine." As in all HCE songs, you'll find some fabulous takes on cliches, snappy melodies, sing-a-long smiling backing vocals, and Michael's effervescent quirkiness in voice, styling and word pictures. They're the puppy with the funny ears you just gotta take home!

kaytea mcintosh

Tape Op review
TapeOp Oct. 2008

Here Comes Everybody: The Veronica Project

"I can't review this album objectively because I've been friends with
Michael Jarmer and Rene' Ormae-Jarmer-Here Comes Everybody-for about
10 years. I participate in the same songwriting group as they
do--The Veronica Lodge--AND I've done the designs for their last
three CDs. So don't trust me. HCE's drum set, keyboards (usually
baby grand piano or electric piano), bass and vocals sound like Harry
Nilsson, Elton John and Bend Folds all rolled up into one. The music
and moods of these songs bounces easily from casual romps to more
melancholy musings. I've always liked their songs because they evoke
such clear and engaging scenes and stories. This is what happens when
an English teacher (Michael) writes lyrics. But what's surprising to
me is that the words come after the music in their composing process.
Apparently, René bangs out instrumentals then hands them off to
Michael. Several times at our songwriting group meetings, she's
hearing the words and vocals for the first time. But the lyrics
never seem shoehorned to me. This is what can happen when couples
work together-chemistry. For years I've tried to tell them how they
should record. I've seen them live numerous times, and the quality
of those performances was something I thought they should try to
recreate in the studio by tracking live, using bleed and roughing up
the tunes a little bit. But they've always ignored me, and this CD
proves them right. Recorded in their home studio, Funny Farm, using
ProTools, the album is uncluttered but decorated just enough with
extra keyboards, percussion and background vocals. It's a little
slick, but completely straightforward and honest (hence the parental
advisory label). (www.herecomeseverybody.com)"--Curtis Settino