A Great Big Pile Of Leaves Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? on 2LP + Download
Brooklyn-based indie-rock trio, A Great Big Pile of Leaves got their start in 2007 when guitarist/singer Peter Weiland and drummer Tyler Soucy took time from their prior projects to start writing material of their own. The first six songs came together as the self-released EP The Fiery Works, which the duo put out as a free download on their web site.
Continuing with the formula of self-producing, The Fiery Works II EP followed shortly afterward and was also released as a free download. Within the next year, the digital releases were downloaded over 12,000 times and the group prepared for a live setting with the addition of Tucker Yaro on bass. After playing several shows and writing a batch of new songs over the next few months, the newfound trio prepared themselves to record their debut full-length record Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? in 2010.
“We don’t like to set up any boundaries when writing; we don’t consciously come into it with any walls up” says Soucy. “The three of us have a rather eclectic background of musical influences and we like to explore that and have a good time. The only thing we knew coming into this record, is that we were in control and that we wanted to make the best record we could; something we would enjoy from beginning to end with no sense of filler.”
Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? was written, preformed, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band in various living rooms and bedrooms throughout Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. It is now being offered on vinyl for the first time courtesy of Top Shelf Records. The album is issued as a gatefold 2LP-set with artwork by Meg Hunt.
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex? Track Listing:
1. Alligator Bop
2. We Don’t Need Our Heads
3. Vampires in Love
4. Great Fun
5. Bring Back Breakfast
6. Race Car Driving
7. Meet Me at the Mall, Bring Your Swim Trunks
8. I Will Gobble You Up!
9. Learn to Share
10. Bicyles in Sleep Cycles
11. A Few Screws Loose
12. Sleeping on the Train
13. Moving in Slow