text by Michael Timmins
photo captions by Alan Anton
We came off the road from the Miles From Our Home tour charged with a new energy and determination to make some changes. We had just watched the album that we had been working on for a year and a half stomped on and squished by a big record industry muckety-muck merger. We were determined to never let that happen again and so set about making a lot of changes in the way we do business and in our approach to the industry. The first order of business was to develop and set up this web site, the second was to get Latent Recordings back up on its feet and the third was to gather up some of our "orphaned" songs and send them out into the world. The result was Rarities, B Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes, a collection of rare and never before heard tracks that we had in our vaults but had never been widely available or even available at all: it was also our first release on Latent Recordings since The Trinity Session.
Each song on Rarities has a different history. Ultimately they were chosen for their quality and how they hung together as a complete unit, but behind each song is a story...