Tuesday marked the late Trish Keenan’s birthday, she would have turned 46. Her partner and bandmate, James Cargill, released two demos this week from the 2004 Tender Button sessions, via the band’s “Future Crayon” website, in her remembrance. That record is often referred to as “the minimal one” by fans — a more simplified-sounding collection compared to the blooming psychedelia of its predecessors; Ha Ha Sound and The Noise Made by People. These Tender Buttons demos, “Goodbye Girls” and “Tears in the Typing Pool”, do not sound far off from the album versions, but Keenan’s voice is somehow even more comforting in demo form.
The Luxembourg Signal - “We Go On”
"Crush the Bird" live in the woods on Vashon Island. from The Technicolour Noise Ep. 1
Aberdeen didn’t play many shows, few were documented, and even fewer of any discernible quality. This recording was made from a friend and fan, at one of our regular venues, The Haven, an independent coffeehouse in Pomona, CA.
Includes two unreleased songs, live versions of Sarah records singles, and songs that would appear later on the ‘Homesick’ album debut along with a cover of The Pastels’ ‘Baby Honey’.
The cassette tape source, archived, edited, and mastered, is now available as a free download with PDF artwork and credits
The Haven 3/95 (Remastered) by Aberdeen