A collection of songs recorded in various spaces and during different times.
" I have said it before elsewhere and I will say it again here: This is the 'Album of 2011.' I haven't anticipated an album as much as 'Things We Drew From the Treacle Well' in a long time. In fact, I probably haven't been this excited about an album since Val and I met in high school and bonded over decade-old Slayer and Judas Priest albums. I had just started playing guitar and making my first timid steps into composition. Music seemed fresh, exciting and powerful, and we were young. Val didn't play much then, and if she did I didn't get to hear it, but she always had her father's acoustic guitar nearby and I heard glimpses of her and Erin singing together. I could not have predicted what would grow from those initial seeds.
People will surprise you with talents sometimes, even if you know them well, because you simply aren't expecting it, or maybe you are used to thinking of them in a certain way. To me, Val was a friend, an artist, a poet, many things, but I'd never considered her a musician. So when she started quietly recording a few songs and let me hear them my world flipped on its axis. Here was one of my best friends suddenly producing deeply moving, personal, accomplished music! I remember she was very shy about them. Soon Erin was joining in and adding viola (a talent I was also mostly unaware of.) I'm sure they did a fair amount
of sharpening their teeth in private but when they started performing publicly, it all seemed very natural. They released a few cdr demos, picked the name Key of V, and never looked back.
These days Key of V is a great influence on my work, something I'd like to think has less to do with Val and Erin being my friends than with them being extremely talented. Who can say? All I know is that now, when I turn on my stereo, the music is once again fresh, exciting and powerful. And I feel young." fletcherkaufman.com
released January 7, 2010
All songs written and produced by Val LaCerra except Dear Marie written and produced by Erin LaCerra and Flight 99 remix produced by Flight 99. Hot Water recorded live by Jason Perez at Brews-n-Bytes; Danville, PA and produced by Jason Perez. Mastered by Hunter Wentzler. Copyright 2010 Key of V all rights reserved. Contact Val LaCerra at Keyofv@gmail.com
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