ePop005 – Tiny Fireflies
We have done an interview with Minkee, where you can read more about her and her art. You can find the illustrator interview here.
If you have problems downloading the single-zip, try downloading through this link instead.
“it’s free and it’s just brilliant!” – Hits In The Car
“(…)three superbly crafted dreamy pop-songs” – The Streetlamp Doesn’t Cast Her Shadow Anymore
1. Holding Pattern*
3. The End of the World
The zip-link above includes the music (mp3), the cover art in large and smaller versions + the booklet with info about the band and the project.
Tracks 1 + 2 are written by Tiny Fireflies. Track 3 is written by Arthur Kent (music) and Sylvia Dee (lyrics). Track 3 is originally performed and released by Skeeter Davis, but Tiny Fireflies’ version is inspired by the version recorded by Claudine Longet. More about the history of this song further down on this page.
*”Holding Pattern” contains a sample from Serge Gainsbourg‘s “La Horse.”
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This single is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Feel free to share it with your friends, play it on your podcast, use it on your mixtape etc, as long as it’s used non-commercially and as long as you do not edit the songs in any way. Please link back to this page if you use it online.
ABOUT TINY FIREFLIES:
Tiny Fireflies are Lisle and Kristine from the Chicago-based indiepop-band Very Truly Yours, or, Lisle from Fireflies and Kristine from Tiny Microphone. Together as a duo, they are Tiny Fireflies.
The first time the world heard the sound of Tiny Fireflies was on EardrumsPop’s “Between Two Waves” compilation. We loved their song, and asked them to continue their collaboration. This single is the first result. Let us hope for more in the future!
You can still get their song “Don’t wait until I fall asleep” from “Between Two Waves”. Get the whole album from our “releases“-section, or this track only from Soundcloud:
A PHOTO INTERVIEW WITH TINY FIREFLIES
The innovative website A NEGATIVE NARRATIVE make interviews with bands, but instead of answering with words, the artists have to take a photograph for each question.
We are collaborating with A Negative Narrative on this single-series, and they have made photo-interviews with our single-artists. Visit http://anegativenarrative.com/ and see more bands’ photographic answers to their interview questions.
THE COVER SONG:
We have encouraged the single-bands to make a cover version of a song they think deserve more attention.
Tiny Fireflies have chosen to cover “The End of The World”, originally performed by Skeeter Davis, but Tiny Fireflies’ version is inspired by Claudine Longet’s cover of the song. Davis’ original version was released by RCA Records in December 1962 and reached its greatest success in March 1963, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, number two on the Billboard country singles chart. The music was written by Arthur Kent with lyrics by Sylvia Dee. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including The Carpenters, Herman’s Hermits, Julie London, Nancy Sinatra, Claudine Longet and many others. Now also by Tiny Fireflies!
The Covered Artist: Claudine Longet
In 1968, she appeared in “The Party” with Peter Sellers and sang “Nothing to Lose” by Henry Mancini. Longet recorded a series of five albums for A&M Records between 1966 and 1970 and two albums for her husband Andy Williams’ Barnaby label in 1971 and 1972.
Longet also made frequent acting appearances in television series. She appeared from time to time on Williams’ variety series and specials. Williams called Longet a beautiful, sleek brunette with large doe eyes, “my favorite French singer”.
The song “The End of The World” was the last track on Longet’s second album “The Look Of Love”, released in October 1967.
Source: last.fm bio/wikipedia