This is a project by Papi (Jorge Goyco) and Momma (Leigh Goyco) and their kids (Emma - 10, Sofie - 8, Joey - 7 and Livie - 7). We have a whole bunch of instruments at our house and we used a whole bunch of them...including piano, guitar, ukulele, xylophone, banjo, djembe, french horn, triangle, accordion, cello, upright bass, melodica, a large mixing bowl, a paper receipt, a straw in a smoothie, a butt, electric guitar, record player, a jewelry box, kazoo, tin flute, recorder, our mouths and our hands. Also, our parakeet decided to sing sometimes while we were recording, and if you are listening with earphones, you might hear conversations going on in the background.
(Click on the individual tracks to read more about each song)
Papi wrote the lyrics to all the songs and taught them to the kids for them to sing. Papi mixed and mastered the tracks in GarageBand.
Sofie drew the cover art. Papi colored it in Photoshop with watercolors from the internet.
Inspirations for the songs were Gungor, Radiohead, Wild Child, The Flaming lips, Apparat, Emiliana Torrini and Portishead.
Special thanks to Jack Houston for giving us a microphone, Kevin Duff for letting us borrow a Banjo and Joe Hamiter for creative advice.
We hope you enjoy it…and find yourselves singing the songs all day long…like we do.
released June 12, 2012