Recorded January - June 2013
Recorded at Central Presbyterian Church in Geneseo, NY with other tracking done in various bedrooms in Geneseo and Oneida, NY.
"Thanksgiving was recorded in a church, and this recording environment is undoubtedly present in the album's feel. It's like autumn leaves falling, like watching a crowd of people while completely alone, like a wedding, like the anticipation of change. It is at once somber and jolly, lively and soothing. The abundant, occasionally dissonant brass (and very occasional swing) is what sets it apart from so many other folk albums. It mumbles and it crashes, and will make you feel all sorts of things"
-The Choir Croaks
"Thanksgiving brings the end of a season of yearning. Days will slow; things will die, but not yet. New relationships, wherever they are, hold true, old rituals have made it to another year. Things are ok. Today is a holiday…."
-The Rochester Insomniac
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released 19 September 2013
Engineered by Jameson Dunham & Dan Lynch
Mixed by Dan Lynch
Mastered by Dylan Snyder
Artwork by Tracey Scaro
Written by Conor McCann & The Whale & The Warbler
Conor McCann - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Noise
Steve Rosenzweig - Trumpet, Piano, Gang Vocals
Emily Cirincione - Viola, Vocals
Alex DiPaola - Bass, Vocals
Rob Wojcikiewicz - Drums
Andy Patt - Trombone
Dan Lynch - Guitars, Gang Vocals, Noise
Billy Lynch - Gang Vocals (Tracks 8, 10)