Lydia's Trumpet | Catalpa

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Beatles Greg Brown Kinks

More Artists From
United States - Missouri

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: 60's Pop Folk: Alternative Folk Moods: Mood: Quirky
There are no items in your wishlist.


by Lydia's Trumpet

The first release from Lydia's Trumpet. Delightful pop tunes with heart and bombast.
Genre: Pop: 60's Pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd-rp in stock order now
Share to Google +1


Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
1. Rocket to Mars
Share this song!
2:56 $0.99
2. Precious Fruit
Share this song!
2:47 $0.99
3. Holiday Ride
Share this song!
4:01 $0.99
4. 93 Million
Share this song!
6:09 $0.99
5. She Could Count
Share this song!
3:04 $0.99
6. Brockabrella
Share this song!
6:51 $0.99
7. Iowa
Share this song!
2:26 $0.99
8. Malcolm
Share this song!
3:34 $0.99
9. Dripping Away
Share this song!
3:22 $0.99
10. Girl With Indefinite Hair
Share this song!
2:39 $0.99
11. 1/2 the Time
Share this song!
3:03 $0.99
12. Fruit Pie
Share this song!
6:26 $0.99
13. Carrot
Share this song!
3:19 $0.99
preview all songs


Album Notes
The first release from Lydia's Trumpet, and the songs that create happiness for many. Charming pop tunes and great harmonies reminiscent of the Kinks.

"It's doubtful Lydia's Trumpet would win any 'Best Un-signed' type contest (some dorky band in sunglasses always wins those things) - this is a band with an entirely different sort of potential. The group is a more or less loose aggregation of players that spontaneously coalesced to give life and breath to the songs of Ray Kirsch, who sings and strums away on an acoustic guitar. There's traces in Kirsch's writing that hark back to a long line of other shaggy, lovable, eccentrics from Syd Barrett to Julian Cope to Grant Lee Buffalo (nee Phillips) - young, strange types, somewhat drunk on poetry and amour, realing and swooning under a beaming moon. Sure some of the songs on 'Catalpa' are a little unfinished and the recordings are a little unpolished, much as St. Julian's twisted home demos must sound like, or what an initial homespun King Missile tape probably would have approximated. The fact remains that there's so precious few people who can pull off writing delightfully skewed songs like 'Brockabrella' (about an unproven 10th planet supposedly orbiting beyond Pluto), 'Iowa' or 'Dripping Away' that whenever such a talent comes along we take immediate notice. Also check out 'Precious Fruit,' 'Fruit Pie' and 'Rocket to Mars.'"

--- CMJ New Music Report, February 26, 1993

"Thanks for sending the cassette. I think it's great. Usually I send away for stuff that got a good review and am disappointed when it finally comes in. Not at all the case here!"

--- CKUT Radio McGill, Spring 1993


to write a review