We Were Children Yesterday

by Brother Spellbinder

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released October 1, 2019


Alzara Getz - Lead Vocals (Track 1-7), Back Vocals (Track 1-7), Ukulele

Jamie Wilson - Acoustic Guitar (Track 1-7), Lead Vocals (Track 4 & 6),
Back Vocals (Tracks 4 & 7)

Steve La Porta - Drums & Percussion (Tracks 1-7), Timpini (Track 2)

Sean Griffin - Electric Guitar Tracks 1, 3-6, 7),
Acoustic Guitar (Tracks 3, 4, 6)

Helena Tietze - Cello (Tracks 1-6), Lead Vocals (Track 6), Back Vocals (Track 5 & 6)

Gabriel Beistline - Cello (Tracks1-5)

Zoe Atlas - Violin (Tracks 1-6) Back Vocals (Tracks 5 & 6)

Steve Bollhoeffer - Violin (Tracks 7)

Dale Carlson - Pennywhistle (Track 7)
Carme Caruso - Organ & back Vocals (Track 7)
Josh Beemish - Banjo & Back Vocals (Track 7)
Jared Swanson - Back Vocals (Track 7)
Pete Kronowitt - (Track 7)


Tracks 1-6 Drums, Vocals, & Acoustic Guitar recorded by Kenny Evans @ Messa Recording, Sebastobol

Violin, Cello, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion, & additional Vocals recorded by Sami Perez & Maryam Qudus @ Tiny Telephone, San Francisco

Additional Strings & Acoustic Guitar recorded by James Ward @ Live Oak Studios, Berkeley

Track 1 & 4: Additional Percussion & Vocals recorded by Oz Fritz @ Prairie Sun , Cotati

Tracks 7 recorded by Carmen Caruso @ Little Bird Studios, San Francisco with additional Drums, Percussion, & Electric Guitar recorded by James Ward @ Live Oak Studios, Berkeley on Track 7. Additional editing by Isha Erskine

Mixing & Co-production by Oz Fritz @ Prairie Sun & High Velocity

Mastered byMichael Romanowski @ Coast Mastering

Songwriting Credits:

Tracks 1 & 4: Getz, Tracks 2 & 3: Getz/McWilliams,
Tracks 5, 7: Getz/Wilson, Track 6: Public Domain

Artwork by The Antic Straatsoper


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Well crafted songs with old world ache and modern angst. The best music defies any strict definition. But suffice it to say that Brother Spellbinder combine various musical textures into something melodic, otherworldly, and yet earthy and tangible.

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Track Name: 20 Years Ago
Once upon a time I had a name
The highway was open
I knew where I was going
Lost along the way and that's a shame

Lovers come and go and still I roam
Tender words were spoken
That left my heart broken
Fold me in your arms and take me home


Your laughter's like a waterfall
Your hands could hold the key
I'll linger in my darkest hour
Beneath your shady tree

20 years ago I was man
Trials and tribulations
Lovers and relations
Stormy weather winds I could not stand

Fire in my veins has grown cold
No rhyme, no reason
No bright shining beacon
Nothing that I touch turns to gold


The road to hell is paved with good intent
Thought I knew what I was doing
In the end we're only human
When the devil calls pay the rent

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