An American Wake

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They raised up their pints and said, "Here's to you, Michael. For the rest of our lives we'll ne'er see you again." And they all gathered 'round and they offered their blessings, believing that these things would follow him on. And the old men are whistling songs they learned in their youth, and the boys are looking for roads that lead out of town. After a year, the letters stopped coming; soon after, no one to take them remained. For decades the house stood open and empty, slowly beaten to dust by the rains. And the old men are whistling songs they learned in their youth, and the boys are looking for roads that lead out of town.

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from Player Piano, released April 27, 2007
Sam Heath - vocals, guitars, banjo, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, piano, bass, percussion
Scott Littler - drums
David Goldblatt - viola

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Building Rockets Austin, Texas

Building Rockets is occasionally a band and occasionally a bedroom recording project.

It sounds a little like The Pixies and Wilco covering Fountains of Wayne songs while “Abbey Road” plays in the background.

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