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Trey - Lonely Trip
« on: July 30, 2020, 10:08:32 AM »
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Lonely Trip was conceived and recorded in isolation at my home studio (aka Rubber Jungle) during the peak of New York City’s COVID-19 crisis, March – July, 2020. When the lockdown began, I had by chance just completed a weekend songwriting session with my friends and longtime collaborators Tom Marshall and Scott Herman. That session took place March 13th and 14th just as the crisis was beginning in New York, so the themes of fear and isolation were already finding their way into those first songs. By the time I arrived home, the situation in NYC had gotten much worse.

Knowing I wasn’t going to be leaving my apartment for a while, I started working. It felt therapeutic to write. I wanted to connect with our community in some way. The unplanned nature of the recording meant I didn’t have a lot of gear during this process. I had an electric and an acoustic guitar, a small amp, two microphones, some percussion, and two keyboards, including an old Kurzweil with very realistic drum sounds on it. Everything was recorded through a Spire 8-track. Lonely Trip is truly a raw, low-fi recording.

The process of writing songs became a reflective and healing experience. Being able to share these songs instantly with our community via Instagram felt equally profound. It harkened back to my youth, before there was a Phish, when I would write songs and home-record them specifically with the intention of sharing them with my circle of friends via cassette four-track recordings.

As the weeks went by, I worked on improving my recording techniques. I called recording engineers including Ben Collette and Vance Powell to get tips on microphone placement, and I purchased a bass guitar online. I also started tapping into a Dropbox folder with about 30 four-minute drum sequences that I had recorded with Jon Fishman over the last year.

For the previous few Phish albums (including Kasvot Vaxt and Sigma Oasis), I had been experimenting with writing songs, starting with drum beats that I had sung into my phone. Fish and I would go into the studio and record the beats exactly as I had sung them, with Fish launching off in his unique way after a minute or two. I used these beats as building blocks to many of the songs on Lonely Trip, and it explains how I could do a whole album in Rubber Jungle with such good sounding drums. Thank you Fish!

The album was ultimately mixed by my friend Bryce Goggin, and as always, Bryce’s mixes sound incredible. Thank you Bryce!

Lonely Trip was my message in a bottle during this time, and I wish I knew how to properly thank all of you in our community for listening and responding. It meant so much to me. Thank you. Wishing all of you much love and safety during this turbulent time.

This album is dedicated to the heroism of our healthcare and essential workers.

— Trey

Lonely Trip will be available tomorrow, July 31, on all digital platforms: linktr.ee/TreyAnastasio

ETA Tracklist:

Shaking Someone’s Outstretched Hand
A Wave of Hope
I Never Left Home
Lost in the Pack
If I Could See the World
The Greater Good
When the Words Go Away
Lotus
I Never Needed You Like This Before
The Silver Light
Are You There Colleen
...And Flew Away
Till We Meet Again
Evolve
Lonely Trip
« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 10:15:30 AM by shoreline99 »
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 10:37:43 AM »
DAD ROCK!!!!
I've been coming to where I am from the get go
Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul

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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 10:49:02 AM »
Just got up off the couch to drop a deuce while the band belts out Fuckerpants.
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 10:49:06 AM »
The video he posted for "...And Flew Away" yesterday is very Peter Gabriel-esque!

I look forward to (dad)Rocking-out to this one!
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 10:49:41 AM »
Trey giving QAnon hand signs in the Flew Away "music video"

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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 10:59:36 AM »
Seems like this belongs here:

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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 12:00:08 PM »
Seems like this belongs here:


that was cool!

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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 12:32:27 PM »
Seems like this belongs here:


that was cool!

Trey channeling his inner Peter Gabriel.
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 01:46:03 PM »
Thanks but no thanks......

also, really glad I did not have children if this is the metamorphosis one goes through.
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 03:14:32 PM »
Can’t wait to hate listen to this!

Will it top Traveler for worst Trey album ever? Seems pretty likely!
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But, I don't think our fans do happily lap it up, I think they go online and talk about how it was a bad show.

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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 04:05:53 PM »
I'm into it.
Surprising at how readily you guys write things off.

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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2020, 05:46:12 PM »
I'm into it.
Surprising at how readily you guys write things off.

It's definitely dad rock, but I've enjoyed Trey's Quarentunes. Every day when he posted a new video I watched it at least twice. Some of the songs are pretty catchy, some are a bit sloshy.
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
You haven't lived until you've had a robot shart in your ear and followed along in the live setlist thread while it happens. 
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 07:02:34 PM »
I'm into it.
Surprising at how readily you guys write things off.

ETA: That's just me and can see why folks might criticize.  I really enjoy a lot of it but I did find myself fading on a lot of tracks ie: I don't think I watched the majority all the way through.  But stoked to give the thing a listen as a whole.
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 07:17:05 PM »
Thanks but no thanks......

also, really glad I did not have children if this is the metamorphosis one goes through.


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And ouch, I had to turn that awkwardness off.
I'll give the album a listen but those videos should be buried in the depths of the sea (sounds like a Trey lyric).
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Re: Trey - Lonely Trip
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 08:55:44 PM »
In retrospect Shine was a better album than the consensus at the time.

But has he done anything objectively good since as a solo artist?

Like if you heard it and it was some unknown guy you’d take notice?

Be honest with yourself, I think you know the answer. 
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But, I don't think our fans do happily lap it up, I think they go online and talk about how it was a bad show.