In his latest solo release, Viva Viva guitarist/singer, Chris Warren, encourages you to find the sunshine that hides in the shade. Scatter the Ashes is a collection of songs about life and loss; hanging on to the romance of it all, even when it breaks your heart; the bittersweet pain of youth and all the awesome possibilities of what's to come. Love the people you are with and say good bye to the people you have loved. We only get one go around but we're all in this together from the cradle to the grave.
The tracks were recorded in the small town of Enfield, NH, in October, 2010, with longtime friend Kevin Micka of Animal Hospital, while sitting in Chris' Mom's living room. All while the birds and the bees buzzed out side, and two dogs chased each other around the house. Finishing touches were done sporadically over the months that followed at the Berwick Research Institute in Dudley Square, Roxbury MA with help from Viva Viva's Dan Burke on bass and Fumika Yamazaki-Burdett on piano and organ. Additional vocals by the lovely Kristen Daley. Our good friend Julian Cassanetti added some additional guitar and a little organ as well. Jonah Sacks added some beautiful cello. Kevin Micka played drums. The record was mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering in Boston, MA.
Scatter the Ashes is available to download and stream at Bandcamp. For $10, you can have the 10-track album, in all it's digital glory. Check out Chris' new site as well, in order to keep up to date with his latest shows, videos, and pictures.