A card game with my wife prompted this song. As I was fishing out cards that fell between the sofa cushions, I remembered very vividly doing the same thing as a kid. I remembered sitting with my mom in our living room. The drawn curtains gave the space a kind of glow during the day. I remembered that, as a child, I thought my mother was especially graceful.
Regarding the song's title, “Dovetail” is the shuffle that quickly interleaves the cards. Only those blessed with exceptionally fine fine motor skills are able to execute it.
released July 2, 2021
Dan Comly: synth
Dan Finn: synth, piano
Ashley Hartman: vocals
Eric Krewson: vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
Will Schwarz: bass guitar
Kevin Walker: drums, glockenspiel
Words and music by Eric / Band arrangement by Dan C., Dan F., Ashley, Eric, Will and Kevin / Live tracks recorded by Daniel Smith on September 6, 2020 / Additional recording by Eric / Mixing by Daniel / Mastering by Dave Downham