1. Hells Needs Calvary
2. Intriguing Dilemma
4. Invisible Ink
5. Perfect Enemy (Sushi Dinners)
7. Inebriated Afterthoughts
8. Bad Bluff
9. Temporary Temperaments
10. Common Theme
Bourbon-based modern Motown bluesman Sean Davenport is no stranger to aborted romance. The Bonita born pianist spent the better part of his young adulthood stumbling from Boston to New York to L.A. and back to San Diego, tripping over women who kicked him when he was down and leaving behind a trail of soul-heavy lost love epitaphs via ex-bands Abigail Warchild (NY) and Gun Runner (SD).
Raised a bottle-toss away from Tom Waits old turf, the candid crooner finds solace in a place where heartbroken vocals, Pavement guitars, and driving drum machines meet. In a curious exploration to see what would happen if soul had a synth and if synth had a soul, Sean tries to answer some his own musical questions. What would happen if The Pixies hung out with Al Green or if Jay Mascis did an album with Marvin Gaye. Noise meets blues, blues meets ambient, ambient meets that beat that makes your head bob. Animal collective meets Otis Redding’s daughter gives birth to a child that listens to psychedelic/dance/indie old and new wave (The War on Dugs, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Vile, the Soft Machine, Tame Impala, Candi Staton, LCD Soundsystem, and James Booker) a culmination of everything inspiring thus far and convincing Davenport to forge ahead with another musical endeavor.
In these sounds that sum up Hills like Elephants, Davenport has found the embrace he’s longed for, the companionship he’s dreamed of and the love of his life-his music and his own sonic romance.