Seth’s newly-released album entitled Bird Strings continues where his previous highly-acclaimed record After the Hard Times left off and explores new sonic landscapes. Here we find Seth’s personal angle on subjects like the San Francisco housing crisis and artist displacement, what it’s like to be an American, and navigating deep personal relationships. Bird Strings was created with the help of veteran producer/engineer McKay Garner (Red Hot Chili Peppers, J Dilla, Michael Buble) and features beautiful violin and viola performances by Rocio Marron (Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Quetzal). The record is up for consideration for the 58th Grammy Awards.
released September 29, 2015
Seth Lael- Bird Strings
Copyright 2015 Loud Lael Records
All songs written by Seth Lael (AKA Seth Peterson)
Copyright 2015 Bird Strings Publishing
"AFib Pt. 1"
were produced by Seth Lael
"AFib Pt. 2"
“On the Road (It Ain’t Easy)”
were produced by McKay Garner
"Up in Smoke"
were produced by Seth Lael and McKay Garner
Acoustic guitars, electric guitar [Up in Smoke, Fault Line, On the Road (It Ain’t Easy)], banjo, electric banjo, mandolin, bass guitar, Rhodes piano (Fault Line), and vocals performed by:
Drums, marimbula, other percussion, electric guitar [AFib Pt. 2, Bird Strings, Big Country, On the Road (It Ain’t Easy), All Hours], keyboards, bass [Bird Strings, Up in Smoke, Jimmy's Dream, On the Road (It Ain’t Easy), All Hours], dulcimer, string arrangements, sound design performed by:
Violin and viola on "AFib Pt. 2" and "Bird Strings" performed by:
Drums and/or percussion(Big Country, Jimmie's Dream, Bird Strings, AFIB Pt. 2) and acoustic guitar (Big Country, Jimmy's Dream) recorded at Jingletown Studios, Oakland, Ca. by:
Guitars, banjos, mandolins, and vocals recorded in San Francisco by:
Seth Lael or McKay Garner
Violins and violas recorded in Los Angeles by:
Other instruments recorded by:
Additional Pro Tools Engineers:
All songs mixed by:
Mastered at Michael Romanowski Mastering in San Francisco, Ca by:
Special thanks to: Shelley Leong for lyrical and song support.
Chris Dugan at Jingletown studios for the use of his beautiful Ludwig drums.
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