I love this album because it sounds just like the jamborees leading up to it! I will never forget that summer when The Sextants took the time, during their all too brief stay in Las Cruces, to hang out with a couple of painfully shy & awkward teenage girls who adored them more than they could know. Those were some of the best days of my life!
After months of being on tour, in a van, it was good to find ourselves in our hometown of Las Cruces, NM with several days off. We sat around for a while telling our friends and families all of our stories about touring, but soon a kind of unsettled feeling began to creep up on us. The problem is, when you've spent every day for months playing at clubs, radio stations, music stores and anywhere else you can think of, sitting on the back porch talking just doesn't cut it. We decided that we HAD to play. We hastily booked three days and three nights in Gold Dust Studios, the only real recording studio in Las Cruces, NM. The place is run by a man named Emmit Brooks and his son, Steve. Emmit has been there for about thirty years, recording Tex-Mex and Mariachi music. We went in and began playing our acoustic guitars with Matt banging whatever he could find. We recorded it, produced it mixed it and this is what we came up with.
released October 28, 2013
Tracks 1-6 recorded on August 6,7 & 8, 1992 at Gold Dust Recording Studio, 115 East Idaho Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005 (575) 524.1889
Engineered by Emmit Brooks, mixed by Steve Brooks, assisted by Tres Stahmann
Track 7 produced, engineered and mixed by Larry Hirsch November, 1991 at Ocean Way Studios and Sunset Sound Factory in Hollywood, CA
All songs by The Sextants except Hungry Wolf which was written by Exene Cervenka and John Doe
Cover painting by Lori Hester Arthur
Brennan Hester-Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Matt Boudreau- Drums and Percussion
Max Butler- Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin
Lori Hester Arthur- Vocals, Guitars, Bass
The Sextants formed in the late '80's in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They moved to San Francisco in 1987. Along with friends in
other SF bands such as Counting Crows and 4 Non Blondes, they helped to cultivate the early-nineties "music boom" in the Bay Area....more