August 7, 2008
Hammock’s “Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow” Met With Critical Acclaim
Since its release May 20, 2008 on Darla Records, "Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow" by Southern Ambient/Post-Rock duo Hammock has met with widespread critical praise from media tastemakers including Pitchfork ("an immersive listen"), All Music Guide ("a still and stunning beauty"), eMusic ("an amazing set of soaring instrumentals") and radio stalwarts such as KCRW, KEXP, and the PRI-syndicated program Echoes.
Original artwork for the six-panel, book-style CD digipak was created by Icelandic duo Riceboy Sleeps, which is an art collaboration between Jon Thor Birgisson (member of the Grammy-nominated band Sigur Ros) and Alex Somers (member of the band Parachutes). At the invitation of Birgisson and Somers, Hammock (Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson) gave their first-ever live performance at the after party celebration of the Riceboy Sleeps overseas debut art exhibition, held in Hot Springs, AR in August 2007. "Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow" is the studio recording of the original music written and played by Hammock for the occasion. "Studio performance" is a more accurate phrase, as the guitars for these songs were recorded live, just as the band performed them, later rounded out by Matt Slocum's expansive, emotive cello.
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SOURCE: Johnny Pleasant Artist Management