Hello, this is Sean and I'm the person who makes and releases music under the alias of Linckoln. I'd like to be frank with you for a moment down here and I hope this doesn't come off too earnest, either to you now, or to myself later. Maybe I can just ask Scott to change the text, worse come to worse. Would you begrudge me that? Would you begrudge me that secret shame? Either way:
I started working on the first ideas that would become this "Dew" album in the Spring of 2013, when I still lived in Boston, MA. Which is less to tell you "I worked really hard on it" and more to tell you "I started working on this a long time ago" and “in a different place from where I currently live which is New York, NY.” That might still be a little self-indulgent but I think it's an interesting context. And if you don’t like it? The complaint department is on the 13th floor. This is my text box and this is my album.
Sike. It's not really my album. Dew wouldn't exist without the people featured on it and it wouldn't exist without Ailanthus Recordings. This music and the community of people that came together in the years preceding its inception served as something of a consistent space as I spent a good deal of time moving around. Indeed much of the album was generated while in transit, mostly on buses. And so too was much of it generated while sitting still.
"Dew" is a secret world I hope you can go to for a little bit, but hopefully you are also able to share it with your loved ones. genuinely
released via Ailanthus Recordings
written, recorded, and produced by Sean Petell
- Boston, MA
- Edgartown, MA
- Brooklyn, NY
- New Hartford, NY
- Peter Pan buses
- Greyhound buses
- Bolt Bus buses
- Megabus buses
- Lucky Star buses
- Amtrak trains
Track 2 "Gold Coast" music video by Britt Moseley
Track 3 "Salt Lake Cave" with Marcus Eads
Track 6 "Grey DMZ" with AyGeeTee
on production, composition, drums, bass etc.
Track 7 "Don't Worry" with Hleger
on production, songwriting, breath, keys, bass etc.
Track 8 "Oregon Trail" with Mega Master
on chords, long-lasting friendship
Track 10 "At World's End" with Politesse
on production, composition, drums, lead, etc.
Track 12 "Fortuna" composed by Piero Piccioni
Included with your download of Dew you will find booklet.pdf, a visual accompaniment composed of photographs and illustrations produced during the same time frame as the music.
View a lower resolution version of this booklet here:
illustrated, photographed, and assembled by Sean Petell
Hello to Living Room Visions and everyone else. 2011 for ever
released May 6, 2020