Some Bright Morning

by The By & By

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Have "Some Bright Morning" in your hands as well as your ears when you purchase a copy of our limited edition compact disc. Our CD wallet features stunning photography taken by Meghan Ireland during peak foliage season in Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA (spooky and fun!). Plus, you'll receive a digital download of the record immediately upon purchase.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Some Bright Morning via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 14 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
03:52
4.
04:37
5.
6.
7.
04:40
8.
9.

about

The By & By are a new Boston band taking a fresh approach to American Roots music. Here, we've dug up some of our favorite traditional tunes---tunes we learned from dusty recordings, hymnals, mentors and friends---and approached them with a shared language of jazz and improvisation. The resulting music is inventive and yet familiar, forging new territory for the American string band sound.

credits

released July 1, 2016

Some Bright Morning was recorded and mixed by Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA.
Mastered by Nick Dragoni, M Works Mastering Studios, Cambridge, MA

The By & By is:

Leah Hennessy, vocals
Jacob Means, mandolin
Brad Barrett, bass

"Closer Walk" (4) and "Trimmed + Burnin" (9) feature Patrick Simard, percussion

All songs arranged by The By & By. "Aberdeen" written by Leah Hennessy, ASCAP

Photography: Meghan Ireland
Album Layout/Design: Jacob Means

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

The By & By Boston, Massachusetts

The By & By is taking a fresh approach to American Roots music. Their electrifying stage performances summon the raw energy of Gospel and Blues music, the plaintive cry in Country music, and infuse it with a modern edge. The resulting music is inventive and yet familiar, forging new territory for the American string band. ... more

contact / help

Contact The By & By

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Aberdeen
I knew you so well.
though your grace is far behind me
and my word is shot to Hell.
It's a pity to remember,
it's a fault to forget.
Aberdeen, Aberdeen
I don't know you yet.

Aberdeen, Aberdeen
what once was so near.
I put sea and sky between us
just to try and disappear.
Oh, I'd set the story straight
what is false and what is fear.
Aberdeen, Aberdeen
my song is sincere.

Aberdeen, Aberdeen,
I can't let you win.
There's nothing left to say here
so silence amends.
How do stories sit straight,
how does jagged learn to lean?
Aberdeen, Aberdeen
unfortunate queen.

Aberdeen, Aberdeen
they're talkin' in town.
Though your grace is far behind you
they've fashioned you a crown.
So the hearts left in the wake
will learn to swim or sink and drown.
Aberdeen, Aberdeen
ah can't you hear the sound?

My country heart
is never more to see
that green.

Doomed from the start
a Southern Gothic dream
in the midst of Georgia pine I swear I hear you speak to me.

Aberdeen, Aberdeen
I knew you so well.
though your grace is far behind me
and my word is shot to Hell.
It's a pity to remember,
it's a fault to forget.
Aberdeen, Aberdeen
I don't know you yet.

Copyright: Leah Hennessy, 2015