It is this honesty and simplicity which makes the songwriting so compelling, with the vocals stark again a stripped background, unashamed and bold. While rich and full layers of instrumentation, from the characteristic lap steel of Johan Björklund, to Albin Johansson's twinkling piano and Ola Lindgren's bass and subtle percussions, cocoon these personal tales which chart Emelie and Victoria's past two years. From opener 'Beat' with its deep cello accompaniments and glittering ivories through to the weightier sonic experimentations of 'Reverse', on to the wondrous natural imagery of 'Birds' and the A-side closer 'Winding' with its childhood memories tucked at its core A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats is both as gloomy and yet optimistic as its title suggests.
released 05 April 2013
Recorded by Fredrik Karlsson and Emil Isaksson at Studio Möllan, Malmö, Sweden (Solander, This Is Head, YAST). Mixed by Tom Herbers at Third Ear Recording, Minneapolis, MN (Why?, Low, Andrew Bird, Dark Dark Dark, etc.). Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA (Sonic Youth, Calexico, Rachel's, etc.)
We got to know each other in 2002 when we started the band Audrey. We've been touring, rocking, releasing music together since that. Mire Kay is sprung out of the idea to try something new, moving into a little more minimalistic and folkish sound.