Another record to chase down in Amy Domingues first solo outing .
(She’s actually going solo under a band name and she’s going solo with the help of a couple of friends but this is the closest to 100% pure Amy that we’ve seen. Here’s the website so you can get it yourself!!!

And here’s the skinny…
Garland of Hours
Amy Domingues: Vocals, Piano, Cello, Keyboards
Brendan Canty: Bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion
Jerry Busher: drums, percussion, trumpet, electronics

Track listing:
1) Morning of 2) Katie Cruel 3) The Avenue 4) Word Versus 5) Glass
Waltz 6) Esperance/Annamite 7) Trio

About the Garland
�Always the bridesmaid and never the bride�� that�s how the saying goes. It�s a particularly appropriate one for Amy Domingues and not just because she�s logged hours and years playing critical, if secondary, roles that fleshed out over 40 recordings you love by the bands that were lucky to have her (Fugazi, Jets To Brazil, Mary Timony, Edith Frost, Dead Meadow, Tsunami etc.) The saying frames a larger theme. Our heroine has worked the wedding circuit both metaphorically and literally. She has held the bouquet for indie rock stars but she has also spent many a hot weekend at rented pavilions sawing through a steady course of Pachabell�s Cannon while foreign brides twist elbows with foreign grooms to cake one another.

Always, for Amy music has been fuel�emotional (and financial). Fuel for living, living for more music but that is no surprise to anyone who has seen her play. Amy is a musician�s musician, classically trained, but training is the least of what one notices live when Amy swells above her cello.

For years, those of us who have been privileged to share her stage have wondered when she would shake free of our narratives to take her rightful place at the center of the ceremony. Welcome to our celebration.

About the Album
Garland of Hours� self-titled debut album melds the talents of Amy
Domingues (Telegraph Melts, All Scars, Threnody Ensemble), Brendan
Canty (Fugazi) and Jerry Busher (Fugazi, French Toast, All Scars).
Domingues, who has steps into the songwriter’s limelight in this band as keyboardist/vocalist/cellist. The dark re-telling of ye olde ballad “Katie Cruel” , the questioning tones of “Word Versus” and the cinematic instrumental epic “Esperance/Annamite” are just a few of the songs tapped from the emotional well of the album. This album was recorded by Brendan Canty at his �Blind Spot� home studio from 2000-2002. The album was mixed by Amy and Brendan and was mastered by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya.


Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.