Eric has just released his fourth CD release of the year, This Big House. It is a three song EP of which the title track will be available as a free download for a limited time.
The song, This Big House, is actually the third version of this song. The first was a solo acoustic demo version, which was recorded and filmed at the same time for youtube. It was included on the Two Wine Glasses/The Fear EP, which dropped in July. The second version was made for the movie, "Come to Know", which was made by the Maine Film Collaborative. (Read the previous news post for more info.)
The newest version, of which you can download for free for a limited time, is a completely new take with a slightly more upbeat tempo. Singer/songwriter Amanda Gervasi (Gypsy Tailwind) sings the backing vocals while Charles C. Gagne (Dominic and the Lucid, Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia) play drums on the track. Everything else you hear, the guitars, banjo, and bass were all played by Eric.
Liza Jane is an old, traditional tune which Eric was inspired to record after hearing The Wood Brothers cover of it. Ryan Cyr, Erics Giraffe Attack band mate, sings the background harmonies.
The third song, My Lady Tuesday, is the final take on an acoustic, instrumental piece that has been evolving for almost ten years.
The purchased CD of this includes the alternate version of This Big House, which was used on the "Come to Know" soundtrack.
This Big House EP:
Produced by Eric Bettencourt
All songs written by Eric Bettencourt except Track Liza Jane (Traditional arranged by Eric Bettencourt)
Recorded by Eric Bettencourt except drums on This Big House, by Billy Slifka, Bipolar Studio
Mixed by Eric Bettencourt and James Whalen, Shadow Shine Studios
Mastered by Jim Begley, The Studio
Cover art and design by Liza Kelley
Published by Shadow Shine Publishing
Copyright © 2009 Shadow Shine Records