I love this empowering, sex positive album. It's the soundtrack to my summer as I relearn my approach to love and relationships. Songs range from upbeat and fun to melancholy and moving and are all quite relatable. Thank you for giving independent women a voice, Carsie! Love you.
Favorite track: Vim & Vigor.
Carsie's songs are playful, sexy, and unabashedly feminine. I love the songs Ravenous, Vim & Vigor, and The Animal I Am, that refute the shaming of girls and women who acknowledge their physical desires. Also the evocative descriptions of New Orleans in summer, with "magnolia trees pressing their perfume to the sky like a kiss to the mouth" and the city "doesn't sleep but she climbs into bed with a smile between her teeth". Keep on telling stories your way, Carsie!
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All of my music is available for download, for any price you please. Why? Because music is not a commodity, and songs are not worth $.99. I made this because I wanted you to hear it. The question is, what's it worth TO YOU?
Carsie Blanton: lead vocals, guitars, backing vocals, percussion
Pete Donnelly: guitars, backing vocals, keys, percussion
Patrick Firth: keyboards, piano, backing vocals
Joseph Plowman: bass, keys, ukulele, backing vocals
Jano Rix: drums, percussion, backing vocals, keys, melodica, toy piano
Matt Cappy: trumpet
Maya, Sean, and Alex Donnelly: backing vocals
Rex Gregory: saxophone
Rachel Icenogle: cello
Sarah Larsen: violin, viola
String arrangement for “Lovin is Easy” by Joe Plowman. String arrangement for “To Be Known” by Joe Plowman and Sarah Larsen.
Rebirth Brass Band sample on “Hot Night” used with permission from Howlin’ Wolf Management.
To my fans for funding this record. Amy O’Leary, Brad Blanton, Bill Eib, and Jon Darvill for always encouraging my ferocity. Grace Bonds, Tyler Rehm, Dina DiRenzo, Jesse Young, Katherine McGuire, and Craig and Julie Barbieri for making this whole thing run.
And to my creative family: Joe, Pete, Pat and Jano, Milton, Chris and Oliver Wood, Tilke Elkins, Steve and Deb Talan, David Hale, Chris Kasper, Anais Mitchell, Devon Sproule, Eric Robertson, and the city of New Orleans, for all the inspiration, guidance, generosity, humor and friendship.