Jessica Way and Nathaniel Ritter - Fishheads and Olives

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    For over 30 years, David E. Williams has delighted and disturbed a worldwide audience with his demented chamber pop across seven full length albums.

    From the surgical theatre to the barnyard, he has written songs of forbidden love and compulsory violence, of relationships that sour in in the dreary day to day, and of love fulfilled only in death and the grief of dead lovers. In other words: the true songs of our shared humanity across all boundaries.

    Now, dark music royalty such as Tara Vanflower, Gitane Demone and Scout Pare-Phillips recreate these curiously empathetic songs in a manner never heard before. From goth disco to ethnic folk to musique concrete', this is a David E. Williams release unlike any other, yet each track asserts itself as a newer, better ultimate version. It's as if each song was somehow always intended to sound this way.

    Enjoy these gifts.

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    Side A -
    Casa Ukrania Done Gone Gomorrah!
    Scout Pare-Phillips Someday I Will Live My Life as a Horse
    Porta Vittoria The Curious Pediatrician
    Awen Teddy Bear Laser Speculum
    Andie Moor A Patch of Fog in Purgatory. A Piano and a Cocktail Murderess Summer Wasn’t Made for You and Me
    Tara Vanflower Relentless and Unrelenting

    Side B -
    Apibus Sandra Lindsey
    Radio Eris Stench Number Seven
    Bjarkan Haiku, Interrupted
    Jessica Way and Nathaniel Ritter Fishheads and Olives
    Gitane Demone Quartet I Have Forgotten How to Love You
    Jennifer Lydon Kill Yourself in Cape May


    All tracks conceived and manifested between June 2017 and February 2018.
    Words and Music by David E. Williams

    Mastered for Vinyl by James Plotkin, February 2018

    Sleeve Design by Tesco Jane

    Front Cover Art is an illustration by Killburn & Mallory from the book Salt Water Bubbles; or, Life on the Wave by Hawser Martingale, published in 1854. Image scanned from page 229 of an original copy of the book and edited for this release by Tesco Jane. Use of the image was inspired by a post on Judith Schaechter’s facebook page.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Women Sing Williams, Songs of David E. Williams in the Female Voice via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

Judith, my love, now as we part
temporarily, so you say
I'm hoping we'll be one again someday
and it's the closest thing I've ever known to faith.

Fish Heads and Olives
for me
and a big brown bear
for you
Fish heads and Olives
for me
and a big brown bear
for you...

God, I never wanted to have to get over you.
God, I never wanted...
I always thought that you
would take me to old age.
I guess you did in a way
but I was only thirty...

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from Women Sing Williams, Songs of David E. Williams in the Female Voice, released June 11, 2018
Vocals, Guitars and Keyboards by Jessica Way. Synthesizers and Percussion by Nathaniel Ritter. Backing vocals by D.E.W. Recorded in California, Wisconsin, and Philadelphia. Arranged and Produced by Jessica and Nathaniel. Photo of Jessica by Alberto Gutierrez. wormouroboros.bandcamp.com.
barrenharvest.bandcamp.com . kinither.bandcamp.com.

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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for close to 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He is also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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