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Serpent Umbrella (DeeVeeUs Records)

by The Gravel Pit

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The Serpent Umbrella Limited Edition Vinyl LP! The first record by The Gravel Pit to be issued on wax. These limited edition, individually numbered LPs come with a CD as well so you can enjoy the additional 4 songs on the "Extratrackaganza" that we left off of the album.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The Compact Disc version of Serpent Umbrella, which includes the "Extratrackaganza"(4 songs that are not on the LP version).

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Pressed on translucent purple vinyl, with a printed jacket.
    Side A: Something's Growing Inside
    Side B: New Haven

    1995 Ambling Nymph Songs (BMI)
    Produced by Mike Denneen
    Recorded at Q Division, Boston
    Art by Rich Benevento / Heck, Yeah! Studio

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 205 Rum Bar Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 80%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Hello, Hooligans In The Vestibule, One More Drink (Deluxe Edition), Teenage Kicks (Free Bandcamp single), Singing In Your Head, Aces Eights & Heartbreaks, Sweetie Pie, Decriminalized... (Free Bandcamp digital EP), and 197 more. , and , .

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Hungry Fox 05:33
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Stingray 03:07
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Angry Words 03:50
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Monomaniac 04:13
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Mr. Baby 03:19
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about

Serpent Umbrella is the first album by The Gravel Pit in 13 years. After their last record, Mass Avenue Freeze-Out, the band decided to take a long deserved break, make solo records, start other projects, get married, have children, etc. Released on DeeVeeUs Records.

"The Gravel Pit’s ’90s work sounds like the ’90s. That’s not meant as a pejorative. I offer the obvious observation to contrast the timeless feel of “Serpent Umbrella,” the Boston (via Connecticut in the ’80s) band’s first album in 13 years. Writers loved to slap the power pop label on the Gravel Pit — partly because it was a decent fit. But “Serpent Umbrella” reminds us Jedediah Parish’s songs go way, way beyond power pop. “Angry Words” and “Mr. Baby” could be a swinging Burt Bacharach with a British invasion fetish, “Triple-Little Man” tumbles along with the tumbleweeds of cowboy Americana, and “Hungry Fox” defies genres (nursery­ rhyme-core? Beat poet pop?). The record wanders around loads of sounds and styles. But Ed Valauskas’ tight, economical production and Parish’s cool croon keep the reunion record unified. Get hip to your older cousin’s favorite band." - Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

The new record was made possible by the band's fans via PledgeMusic, recorded over the course of a year at Q Division Studios, the top notch facility where all but one Pit album have been recorded. The rooms, the gear, the engineers and the band themselves created together a high fidelity experience that provides intense and sustained aural pleasure. This pleasure can even be experienced on your computer or portable device, as all tracks are available in high quality file formats like WAV, AIFF & FLAC.

credits

released December 9, 2022

Jedediah Parish - Singing, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar on "Power Broker Blues","Glimpses of the Underdog" & "Crybaby Vampire", Percussion
Lucky Jackson - Electric Guitar, Snaps & Claps
Ed Valauskas - Bass, Bass Pedals, Background Vocals, Snare Drum, Snaps & Claps
Pete Caldes - Drums

Recorded at Q Divison, Somerville, MA.
Produced by Ed Valauskas
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Pat DiCenso
Additional recording by Matt Tahaney

Even more additional recording by Sean Cahalin
Additional keyboards recorded by Joe McGinty at Carousel Recording, Brooklyn, NY
Synthesizer and Drum Programming (Tracks 6 & 9) by Pat DiCenso
All songs written by Jedediah Parish. (c)&(p) Glassy Essence Publishing 2014 (ASCAP)
Cover by Beth Ashley

The Gravel Pit would like to thank all who pledged towards the making of this record, particularly Andrea Kremer, Michael Mongillo, Len Kasper, Lawson Hancock, Aaron Thurston, Carrie Harvey, Alex Case, Kristen Palma, J. Grimaldi (SCHNOCKERED and Proving Ground Music), David Rose, and Jason “The Pitboss” Finestone.

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