Count the Days with Me
Slow Skate is the project of Seattle married couple Caitlin Sherman and Jason Goessl. Reverb soaked vocals, vintage keyboards, antique zithers, swooning guitar lines and retro drum machines illustrate a sort of musical noir. Their performances have an intense dynamic range of whispers and growls with Sherman's dark, dreamy songs as a centerpiece. Slow Skate's third full-length album is set for release in April 2011. The most recent incarnation of Slow Skate includes longtime collaborator/producer Robb Davidson.
Sherman and Goessl originally formed Slow Skate as a project that would allow them to play their favorite ballads, usually over a few drinks in someone's living room. After recording an album of covers in Minneapolis, summer of '05, the pair decided to shift the focus to Sherman's original material. With two full-lengths under their belt (Trace the Lines, Conduit Records 2008 and Past the Whole Parade, self-released 2009), and a series of singles set for release this year (This Ticking Clock/ Shopkeeper, Groove-O-Matic 2011) Slow Skate have kept themselves busy in and out of the living room.
All songs written by Caitlin Sherman, Parlour Trick Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Robb Davidson, Jason Goessl and Caitlin Sherman
Recorded by Jason Goessl and Robb Davidson
at Parlour Trick Studios and Studio Nels
Mixed by Robb Davidson at The Danger Room Mastered by Huntley Miller
www.slowskate.com photos by Brad Curran
Caitlin Sherman - voice, piano, pump organ, toy piano, marxophone, autoharp
Jason Goessl - baritone ukulele, tenor guitar, baritone guitar, guitar
Robb Davidson - trap kit, samples, effects, drum machines