Shipping News: Three-Four
Shipping News: Three-Four
Artist Shipping News
Album Three-Four
Label Quarterstick Records
Released 2/18/2003
Shipping News set about writing their next album, Very Soon, and in Pleasant Company. Then, in Spring of 2000 they set up shop in an old dairy warehouse in Louisville (Lucky Anchor Studios) to document the new songs. Kyle, Jeff, Jason and long time friend and collaborator Christina Files, did the final mixes in Boston at Sonics Studios just as a fleet of 122 Tall Ships entered the harbour just after the Fourth of July holiday. The band followed this up with several tours of the US and Europe, culminating in an appearance at the Shellac curated All Tomorrows Parties in 2002. During this time the band individually recorded three EPs. These EPs were treated almost as solo projects with no discussion taking place between the members of the band as to what they were doing. The EPs were given very limited releases over the course of a 12 months on Quaterstick records. They were then brought together, along with a couple of unreleased tracks, as an album "Three-Four" released (also on Quarterstick) in February 2003.