more from
ears&eyes Records

Cannonball Porch

by Hood Smoke

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    150 gram black with insert vinyl LP! A limited run of physical merch will be offered with this release. Get it now!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cannonball Porch via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $16 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A limited run of physical merch will be offered with this release. Get it now!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cannonball Porch via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 100 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $9 USD or more 

     

1.
05:24
2.
3.
03:57
4.
03:08
5.
03:39
6.
04:07
7.
04:51
8.
9.
10.
04:18

about

Bridging both genres and generations with original music steeped in the history of its influences, Hood Smoke’s sonic narrative illustrates timeless stories using beautifully simple melodies set to a rhythmic foundation built firmly from the bass up.

Since the release of their debut album, Laid Up In Ordinary (2012), Chicago’s Hood Smoke has continued to narrow the gap between retro and modern sounds in a unique and sincere way.

The band is a tour de force whose past and present members have performed with Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Koko Taylor, Rhymefest, Nick Lowe, Chris Thile, and Umphrey’s Mcgee.

With their second album, Regular Neurotic (2014), the band began its collaboration with producer and engineer Anthony Gravino. The record’s anthem “Never Suffering” gained the band recognition from American Songwriter and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Hood Smoke a “must-see act.”

With their third release Rough Around The Hedges (2016), which Newcity described as “whip-smart jazz-funk-fusion” whose “lyrics are top-notch throughout,” Doherty proved his prolificacy as a composer and lyricist. 2016 also marked the band’s first national tour as they wooed audiences at large rock festivals and intimate jazz clubs, alike.

The band’s fourth album Cannonball Porch (2018) showcases Doherty’s vulnerable and melancholic voice on what he promises to be “the most simplistic, lyrically creative, and to the point” Hood Smoke album to date.

credits

released February 23, 2018

Recorded at Shirk Studios and The Drake by Anthony Gravino in Chicago
Mastered by Anthony Gravino & Stephen Shirk
Produced by Bryan Doherty & Anthony Gravino
Music by Bryan Doherty (Sternum Driver Music)

More on Hood Smoke:
www.hood-smoke.com
www.facebook.com/hoodsmokemusic
www.instagram.com/hoodsmoke
www.soundcloud.com/hood-smoke
www.twitter.com/hood_smoke

Released on Chicago indie label, ears&eyes Records:
ears&eyes Records: www.earsandeyesrecords.com, earsandeyesrecords.bandcamp.com, twitter.com/earseyesRecords, soundcloud.com/earseyesrecords, facebook.com/earsandeyesrecords, instagram.com/earsandeyesrecords

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Hood Smoke Chicago, Illinois

Bridging genres and generations with original music steeped in the history of its influences, Hood Smoke's sonic narrative illustrates timeless stories using beautifully simple melodies set to a rhythmic foundation built firmly from the bass up.

contact / help

Contact Hood Smoke

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Track Name: Storybook
I crawled to where there was no earth
Just concrete and lead paint
Where some still wanted to breathe the air
More pretended that they did not age

No breeze only stillness broken
And long lines of blind sheep
Where daytime and the evening get lost
Storybook of where it all began

And all i wanted was to hear you
Say you love me one more time

When the sky turns green and water black
I’ll know
In the dark your voice will lead me back
And i’ll want will be to hear you
Say you love me one more time

Who have we become
What have I done

When the sky turns green and water black
I’ll know
In the dark your voice will lead me back
And i’ll want will be to hear you
Say you love me
Track Name: Porcelain Flowers
Abandon all that flies
In shades of ruby red
The carnival parade had reached its end
Riding on a lark
Caught up in the tracks
The careless dreamer suddenly looks back

Porcelain flowers in bloom

Destiny soared
In the days of fire and ice
Never standing in the same place twice
When the tide goes out
With its legend
It drinks the tale of ghosts and gods and men

Porcelain flowers in bloom

Fate arises
Strength and spirit
Great surprises
Cease to fear it

Porcelain flowers in bloom

Cease to fear it
Track Name: Blue Janie
Blue Janie
There’s so much for you
Blue Janie
Smile
Blue Janie
There’s so much for you
Blue Janie
Try

For the time
Being where we are is everything in my life
For you and I can jump inside a carousel of moving slides and star

Can’t save the wind
Can’t save the night
Always you by my side
Can’t save the day
Can’t save the time
Always you by my side
Track Name: Seneca Lake
The dew stays long
After morning wakes
A kiss at dawn
On Seneca Lake

Rows and rows
Of wine on the terrain
Willow dirt
Full of memories and pain

Country mile
Being chased by the moon
Or a cat’s smile
Lets you know we’ll be there soon

So hike that hill
Until we meet again
And share a drink
With one of my old friends
Track Name: El Salvador
Always want some way around it

You know just where you want to go

You might as well

El Salvador
Track Name: Feel Lost
Empty memories
Melt down with ease
When cast away
The lies will play
Around
It all will fall
Like love’s withdrawal
In search of sound
That can’t be found
Because I know
That I feel lost without it

Maybe in time
You’ll see my side
Don’t make it right
I’ll try I’ll fight
To rise
Above it all
Before I fall
Give me your song
Sing me along
Because you know
That I feel lost without it

I’ll fool the world
So you won’t face the pain
I’ll fool the world
And be in this place again

And I feel lost without it
Track Name: Crackerjack
Crackerjack won’t dance
In his ballroom stance
Up against the wall
He doesn’t look so tall
A heavy heart weighs down
The ceilings of a town
He started losing touch
From falling too much

Feel the rain
Coming down
In the spring when new life
Comes around

Crackerjack won’t sing
He threw his towel in the ring
Sitting high on his throne
His majesty all alone
A heavy heart weighs down
The ceilings of a town
He started losing touch
From falling too much

Feel the rain
Coming down
In the spring when new life
Comes around

Crackerjack won’t dance
Track Name: Easy To Obsess (So Much Of One)
I think I remember
What it means to smile
Leave it to
An eternal season
A blanket of pictures
That was sewn from miles
Of being there
With no reason
So much of one
The high one hides
While the rains run

Calliope drifter
Plays a highway trail
Drunk on love
And a bottle of wine
A journey forever
Under the stars’ veil
Humming a tune
To slow down time
So much of one
The high one hides
From the midnight sun

It’s easy to obsess
But let it all be known
And that light
Will be shown
Track Name: Depending On The Fool
I’ll never fall from grace
Never having been
One moment in this light
Can’t carry the weight of the sun

No shelter from shadows
Or harbors for the tricks
A pocket left to hold
What roses remain unsold

Breathe
Brother breathe
Along with you i will ride
Blaze a trail and collide
With fields of meteor nights

Somewhere howling
Here I am

As the end
Begins again

The days that we rule
Are the days that seem cruel
Depending on the fool

I’ll never fall from grace
Track Name: Off Clouds
I took flight
Over light
Dropped from clouds
After all
I was dreaming out loud

Canyons roar
From the floor
Bounced off clouds
After all
I was dreaming out loud

Love me right
Over light
Dropped from clouds
After all
I was dreaming out loud

If you like Hood Smoke, you may also like: