Faun Fables The Transit Rider
CMJ: "Faun Fables is to folk as the Who is to rock....[With] breathy, modal yarns about traveling and mass transit."
- Released: May 8, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Drag City
CMJ - p.6"Faun Fables is to folk as the Who is to rock....[With] breathy, modal yarns about traveling and mass transit."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Birth
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Transit Theme
- $0.99 on iTunes3.House Carpenter
- $0.99 on iTunes4.In Speed
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Taki Pejzaz
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Roadkill
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Earth's Kiss
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Fire & Castration
- $0.99 on iTunes9.The Questioning
- $0.99 on iTunes10.I No Longer Wish To
- $0.99 on iTunes11.The Corwith Brothers
- $0.99 on iTunes12.Dream on a Train
- $0.99 on iTunes13.I'd Like to Be
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Faun Fables: Nils Frykdahl (vocals, acoustic guitar); Dawn McCarthy (vocals, autoharp, electric bass, percussion); Craig Demel (violin, trumpet); Dan Rathbun (electric bass).
Personnel: Dan Rathbun, Robin Coomer, Penny Allman, Noe Venable (vocals); Dawn McCarthy (guitar, acoustic guitar, drums); Nils Frykdahl (guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, flute, drums, percussion); Max Baloian (accordion, glockenspiel); Jason Ditzian (clarinet); Brian Schachter (piano); Phil Williams (vibraphone, percussion); Mike Pukish (drums).
Audio Mixer: Dan Rathbun.
Recording information: 2005.
Author: Martin Heidegger.
Illustrator: Dawn McCarthy.
Photographer: Eric Koziol.
Translators: Dawn McCarthy; Agnieszka Sowinskia.
Originally composed for a performance art piece, the avant-folk duo Faun Fables' THE TRANSIT RIDER is a theatrical song cycle centered on the idea of becoming lost in an ever-more confusing network of tunnels and trains. Inspired by singer, songwriter, and performance artist Dawn McCarthy's first exposure to the New York subway system, the songs are by turns jazzy, surreal, and folk-influenced, exploring various eccentric characters who appear on the protagonist's travels, and also including the traditional folk ballad "The House Carpenter" and "I No Longer Wish," a poem written by McCarthy's father.
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