Flotsam & Krill was recorded in 2007 & 2010 in living rooms, by crackling fires and in the cold, grey hug of a Southern winter. It sings of a dying love, but finds beauty in the last gasps. With delicate harmonies, grungy guitars and sparse but sure-footed beats, Christy Smith explores the roots of a familiar story and makes the journey fresh.
released 01 July 2010
Produced and recorded by Phil Cook, Justin Vernon & Christy Smith in 2007 & 2010. | Includes vocals and instrumentation by Christy Smith, Phil Cook, Justin Vernon & Staci Sawyer. | All songs written by Christy Smith. | Mastered by Nick Petersen | Album art by Adrienne Yancey
The Tender Fruit is the musical project of Christy Smith, a North Carolina native who grew up listening to gospel and doo-
wap. She has since expanded her repertoire, but that mix of doddering hymns and swooshy, soft pop can still be found in the music of The Tender Fruit....more
If we fall in love, what will we sing about? If we're not unhappy with ourselves? We might get complacent. We might even make a place where we can sleep all through the night - without unease, and without bad dreams, and then we'll just be like all the rest of them.