4 songs, 10 minutes. Already Told You sets images of bitter New England winters and gray Atlantic tides to weaving melodies and Hoagy Carmichael-era harmonies.
Already Told You is Geoff Farina's first solo effort since the break up of Karate, the trio that was Geoff's main gig since 1993. With guitar/vocal renditions of three new songs and a fourth that Geoff previously recorded as part of the Secret Stars in 1996, Already Told You continues in the harmonically-dense, stream-of-consciousness vein of his 2000 Southern Records release, Reverse Eclipse. Like Reverse Eclipse, Already Told You sets images if bitter New England winters and gray Atlantic tides to weaving melodies and Hoagy Carmichael-era harmonies. Rhode Island's Quakers, incessant mosquitoes and seaside burnouts are the target of "Molasses to Rum", a New Englander's wry take on Carmichael's "Georgia on my Mind."
The EP's title track is a kind of meta-love song as Geoff informs his inamorata that he has finally exhausted his catalogue and has nothing left to sing to her. "Femmes Damnees" evokes the intimate bedroom-recordings of the Secret Stars with glimpses of bitter Boston winters, and "Kin of Carbons" recounts a dream of flora reclaiming the environment from the humans who squandered it. Together these songs offer another glimpse through a frosted window of the imperfections of consummate love and other existential ponderings that Geoff has been singing about for the past 15 years.
Track Listing 1.Femmes Damnees 2.Already Told You 3.Molasses To Rum 4.Kin of Carbons Total Running Time: 10 mins
File Under: Rock, Folk, Jazz For Fans Of: Karate, Low, Death Cab For Cutie, Postal Service, Secret Stars, Ida