"The Pressure Dog" (EP)

by Actual Birds

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Originally released in a cassette edtion of 36 on FM DUST (DUST019) in 2010.

Original website blurb: "In a totally different vein from my contribution to the tape listed above (DUST018); specifically, an EP, two years in the making, of straight-up summer pop songs, realized in a way that (I hope) makes them sound like distant radio signals from a secret parallel world. What took so long for seven songs, you ask? Well, I only recorded them in warm weather, for starters. None of it was forced out of me, either... I just let these songs trickle out (or, in some cases, burst out of nowhere). That, and c'mon: I'm a busy guy! Anyway, it's all killer/no filler here... just songs, like I know some of you would prefer. To each their own! Note also that one track on this record features members of IJI, GIRL BAND, WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS, and MEGA BOG, along with probably a buncha other bands..."

Please note that one track on the original cassette does not appear here for legal reasons, a cover of "We're Gonna Hate Ourselves in the Morning", an Arthur Alexander tune made famous by Clifford Curry.

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released August 10, 2010

Recorded between 2008-10 in Ann Arbor, MI on Fred's old 4-track by Dustin Krcatovich, except "I Don't Plan To Fall In Love Again (Isla Vista Vrsn)", recorded on an old tape deck in Isla Vista, CA in December 2009 (see credits for players).

Vocals and instruments on all songs/mixing/etc.: Dustin Krcatovich

The song "Giving Up Is 4 Quitters" originally recorded/performed by FOREVER STOKED, although it was still written by Dustin K.

"I Don't Plan To Fall In Love Again (Isla Vista Vrsn) features organ by Zach Burba, and vocals/claps/synchronized dancing by Erin Birgy, Michelle Shofet, Mallory Watje, Jennifer Williams, Juliana Wisdom, Josh Hoshwa Redman (or did he?), Rebecca Redman, and one fellow whose name I forget, but he was a very nice man with a good laugh.

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Actual Birds Portland, Oregon

ACTUAL BIRDS is the sound/performance exploration vehicle of Oregon/Michigan-based arty-farter DUSTIN KRCATOVICH.

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