I’m a sucker for lo-fi confessionals. Having someone more eloquent than myself detailing my own self-conscious inner dialogs comforts me and cushions my own nervous conclusions and assumptions.
The new Try the Pie album, Rest, hits all those chords of hopes and fears and longing and lust. Imagine the minimalist beauty of early Kim Deal demos after she binge listened to the Softies and the first Bright Eyes album. The complex storylines make me feel settled and less alone – a great companion to our short days and months of wintertime darkness.
And Three Imaginary Girls is honored to be able to offer you a chance to hear it first! Behold, our first, post-relaunch exclusive album stream.
If you want to jump to hear one or two tracks, my picks are “Bunkbed” and “Root to Branch.”
Try The Pie is the songwriting project of San Jose based Bean Tupou, who you might know from the bands Sourpatch and Crabapple. This new project is intimate, to say the least. As Bean explains:
“Alu’a” is the Tongan word for goodbye when you are staying and the other person is going. “Rest” is an album dedicated to this sentiment. I wrote the songs over a duration of three years (2005-2008) and recorded it in the last year by myself in my room in San Francisco. Sometimes you can hear someone doing dishes or the beep of a dying smoke-detector. “