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Grow: Michelle Alexander- vocals, keyboards, etc. Sam Ospovat- drums Emery Barter- guitars Nate Brenner- bass Eve Chosak- back-up vocals Melody Parker- back-up vocals Mike Olmos- trumpet Jayn Pettingill- alto sax Tom Griesser- tenor sax Cory Wright- tenor/baritone sax Miss Me: Michelle Alexander- vocals, keyboards, etc. Jordan Glenn- drums Ava Mendoza- guitars Nate Brenner- bass Eve Chosak- back-up vocals Melody Parker- back-up vocals Sometimes: Michelle Alexander- vocals, keyboards, bass, etc. Sam Ospovat- drums Emery Barter- slide guitar Standing at the Gates: Chris Horgan- percussion Michelle Alexander- the rest The Life: Michelle Alexander- vocals, keyboards, etc. Jordan Glenn- drums Ava Mendoza- guitar Nate Brenner- bass Michael Zapruder- back-up vocals Eve Chosak- back-up vocals Melody Parker- back-up vocals Horns: (on 'Grow', 'Miss Me' & 'The Life') Mike Olmos- trumpet; Jayn Pettingill- alto sax; Tom Griesser- tenor sax; Cory Wright- tenor/baritone sax Back-up vocals: Michael Zapruder on 'The Life' Melody Parker & Eve Chosak on 'Grow', 'Miss Me' & 'The Life' Written, arranged and produced by Michelle Alexander Recorded, mixed, etc. By Eli Crews at New, Improved Recording, Oakland, CA. Additional recording/editing by: -Mark Allen-Piccolo -Michelle Alexander Additional recording by: -Daniel J at YBDSF Studios, San Francisco, CA -Adam Myatt at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland, CA Mastered by Dan Rathbun at Polymorph Studios, Oakland, CA Artwork by Tony Calzaretta Many thanks to all who helped make this record!!! Special thanks to Chris Grady, Jem Fanvu and Eric Alexander Talking to Everyone is the debut EP of Likelove, the experimental rock solo project of Michelle Alexander, an Oakland-based singer/songwriter/keyboardist with a penchant for playing with weirdos. A classically trained pianist and composer with jazz chops, Alexander jumped into the indie world with a stint as keyboardist for Bill Callahan's Smog. Since then she's been playing in bands with an array of freak-jazz-rock players, including Gene V. Baker (The Supreme 80), Scott Pinkmountain, Will Redmond (Blipvert), Matt Nelson (Tune-Yards) and Chris Grady (Tom Waits, Beth Custer). ??Recorded/mixed by Eli Crews (Deerhoof, Why?) in Oakland, Talking to Everyone features Bay Area musicians Nate Brenner (Tune-Yards), Sam Ospovat (Beep!), Jordan Glenn (Weiner Kids), monster guitarist Ava Mendoza, and Emery Barter (Man/Miracle).?? Eclectic, surreal, grandiose and often silly, Talking to Everyone moves through a wide breadth of stylistic territory, from the Pixies-meets-Japanese-pop track opener to a psychedelic Hawaiian-ish power ballad, to the Loveboat-punk of 'Miss Me'.
2) Miss Me
4) Standing at the Gates
5) The Life