Songs from a Phone

by Halfwitch

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Lofi acoustic sadcore by half of Wychwood.

Played and recorded by Tim in Jan-Feb 2019 on a cellphone whose brandname doesn't need to be named.


"Priests & Paramedics" appeared on the Pedro the Lion album Control (2002) and was written by David Bazan.

"Trouble With Boys" was also written by David Bazan and appeared on the album Blanco (2016), released under his own name.

(David is a stellar songwriter and human being. His albums, shows, and interviews are well worth checking out.)

"A Few More Weary Days" is (obviously) an appropriation of "I'll Fly Away," which was written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley. It's partly inspired by Jonni Greth's appropriation of the song into his chorus of "Some Glad Morning" ( Joni's an old friend from another life and has lots of music you might like.


released March 21, 2019


"A lot of what people do in music and performance is a cop-out. They’re just afraid of what they are, and they want to be seen as something bigger and more magical than what they are. So they do extra things – you know, they have extra layers of vocals in recordings or they have a bunch of stage business, or lighting, or costumes, and all that kind of stuff. All of that stuff is a product of the fear of being exposed."
— Steve Albini




Wychwood Ottawa, Ontario

We're a duo who self-identify only half-jokingly as “the world’s first blackgrass band.” Chrissy Steinbock and Tim Kitz both sing and play guitar, as well as fake their way through banjo, accordion, saw dobro, harmonica, and probably a few other forgotten instruments. ... more

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