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All the Answers

by Summer at Shatter Creek

Like Elliott Smith walking into a chocolate shop owned and operated by the Flaming Lips, the immediate, multi-layered instruments and vocals create an otherworldly and enveloping heady magical journal into a world operating on neuroses and melancholia.
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1. your ever changing moods
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2. all the answers
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3. worlds away
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4. fall down drunk
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5. something to calm me
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6. you don't have to be perfect to be loved
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7. rebecca
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8. optimistic
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9. structure
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Summer at Shatter Creek All the Answers

Summer at Shatter Creek is built around the work of one man - Craig Gurwich. He's an obsessive multi-instrumentalist that resides in the city of Los Angeles.
His songs are comprised of stories from his own life, such as in "Fall Down Drunk". This song speaks of a friend who is oblivious to the fact that she has a serious drinking problem, even though it is destructive to herself and everything around her. She doesn't know that the song is about her, even though she was at a recent gig where Craig performed it. After his set, he found her passed out at the bar.

All the Answers is the second full-length from Summer at Shatter Creek, and thanks to modern technology and a lot of spare time, was recorded & performed by Craig in his garage. Most of his equipment was stolen before the recording of the album, and after a friend bought him a new drum kit, he decided not to buy any more instruments, only to work with what remained. The immediate, multi-layered sounds and vocals seem otherworldly and enveloping, not at all resembling an album made at home with a few spare instruments, but instead a heady magical journal into a world operating on neuroses and melancholia.

Like Elliott Smith walking into a chocolate shop owned and operated by the Flaming Lips, the immediate, multi-layered instruments and vocals create an otherworldly and enveloping heady magical journal into a world operating on neuroses and melancholia.

Press for Previous Releases:

"Summer at Shatter Creek is one of the best blends of lo-fi loner and Phil Spector aural huzzahdom I've ever heard." - Pitchfork

"Summer At Shatter Creek has everything you'd find if you raided your parents' Simon & Garfunkel record collection." - MAGNET

"Summer at Shatter Creek knows its way around atmosphere." - the Onion

"Craig Gurwich, the man behind Summer at Shatter Creek, is one of those rare musicians who can do it all." - Delusions of Adeuquacy


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Hairwide

Good builds, good stuff.
I definitely get the Simon and Garfunkel comparison, the under-harmonies on Fall Down Drunk, great! Nice chord selections on Your Ever Changing Moods, surprised my ears, which is always nice. For all one man it sounds great, some nice musical-mood-adds/atmospherics but not trying to replace a crap song, the songs are good to start with. After five or six tracks I felt like I needed to hear something of a different feel, it got a bit 'same-y' in terms of vocal melodies. Maybe it was the production...but overall I really liked it, reminded me a bit of Belle and Sebastian too. Good work IMMO!

matt klotz

moody, sentimental, reflective
absolutely fantastic. the guy had his equipment stolen (guitars, etc.) during recording, feel bad for him. anyways, the CD is great. depressed, psychadelic, yet uplifting. reflective vocals. there is a full mp3 of "Worlds Away" here: www.redderrecords.com - it is a demo version of the track found on "All the Answers". this demo was released thru the old label. the only bands i can compare them to is Absinthe Blind from Champagne/Urbana, and Radiohead

Justin

Album pulls off some amazing things.
I haven't encountered a better album that attempts to emulate and relate to the complexities of human emotions. Many of the notes, mostly in minor, seem to flow extremely well. Will please almost anyone, but especially those who have a slightly twisted sense of humor.