RELEASES

“Do What May” is the fourth full-length album by The Sour Notes, released on September 6, 2014. The recording spanned over two years, during which time the band went on several national tours in a variety of live performing incarnations. The album features guest vocals by Lauren Green (Mirror Travel), Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog), Bailey Glover (Little Lo), Sara Houser (Löwin), Karla Manzur (Dana Falconberry), as well as many past-members of The Sour Notes. It was mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Steve Christensen at Sugarhill Studios in Houston and mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound in New York City.

“In the Meanwhile” is cassette-compilation of songs previously released by The Sour Notes that includes new songs from their fourth album “Do What May” and a cover of the Wire song “Mannequin”. It was mixed in Houston by Steve Christensen at Sugarhill Studios, except for “Mannequin” mixed by Danny Reisch in Austin. All songs were mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge and at Sterling Sound in New York City. Original cover art illustrated by Grace Capshaw.

“Last Looks” is the third full-length album by The Sour Notes, released on February 17, 2011. The album features string arrangements by orchestral group Mother Falcon, who backed The Sour Notes at their album release show at The Mohawk in Austin. It was mixed in Houston by Steve Christensen at Sugarhill Studios (where the drums were also recorded to tape) and mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge in Manhattan. Original cover art photographed by Renate Winter and illustrated by Chris Davis.

“Hot Pink Flares” is a 7-inch single by The Sour Notes, released on December, 31, 2010. The 7-inch features an alternate B-side version of their song “Psychological Thriller” and originally included a bonus track-cover of the Beyoncé song “Halo”. It was recorded by Jared Boulanger and Chris Page in a small, one-bedroom house surrounded by bamboo in the Hyde Park-area of Austin. The recording introduces new band members Taylor Steinberg on drums, Kelly DeWitt on piano and Amarah Ulghani on bass (all who would later contribute to the “Last Looks” album). It was mixed in Houston by Steve Christensen at Sugarhill Studios and mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge in Manhattan. Original cover art illustrated by Liz Molina and Scott Jennings.

“It’s Not Gonna Be Pretty” is the second full-length album by The Sour Notes, released on January 1, 2010. The album was multitrack recorded by The Sour Notes in their Cherrywood-area Austin home and partly-recorded at Texas State University in San Marcos, where Chris graduated from and still had a key to the music rehearsal-rooms. It was mixed by Steve Christensen at The Treehouse in Houston (where the drums were also recorded) and mastered by Joe LaPorta & Heba Kadry at The Lodge in Manhattan. The album features additional vocals by Elaine Greer (who would later join/rejoin the band) and Micaila San Miguel (who previously recorded on “Received in Bitterness”). Original cover art illustrated by Jared Boulanger.

“Never Mix, Never Worry” is a 7-inch containing two previously unreleased songs by The Sour Notes, recorded shortly after the band embarked on their very first East Coast winter tour in 2009. The 7-inch was multitrack recorded by Jared Boulanger, Chris Page and Kayla Croft at home and after hours at KVRX Studios in Austin. Drums for both tracks were recorded by Steve Christensen at The Treehouse in Houston, where the songs were also mixed. It was mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge in Manhattan and was orginally released on turquoise-marble vinyl on September 12, 2009 accompanied by a bonus track titled “Instrumental”. Original cover art illustrated by Jared Boulanger.

“Received in Bitterness” is the first full-length album by The Sour Notes, released on January 1, 2009 along with a bonus track-cover of Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone”. The album was multitrack recorded by Jared Boulanger and Chris Page, using only two microphones in the laundry room of their Cherrywood-area Austin home. The album features guest vocals by friends Micaila San Miguel, Sarah Harrison and brass sections by Matt Holmes and Tina Le. The track “Your Pretty Sphynx Voice” contains audio samples from the Jean-Luc Godard film “Alphaville”. It was mixed by Steve Christensen at The Treehouse in Houston and mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge in Manhattan. Original cover art illustrated by Rene Cruz.

“The Meat of the Fruit” is the debut EP by The Sour Notes, released on May 24, 2008. It was written and recorded by Jared Boulanger in 2007 whilst living in his garage apartment of the Montrose-area Museum District of Houston. The EP features a variety of instruments played by Boulanger as well as guest vocals by friends Sarah Harrison, Heba Kadry and Liz Molina. It was mixed by Steve Christensen at The Treehouse in Houston and mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge in Manhattan. Original cover art illustrated by Rene Cruz.