Last Fall, Ben and Jordon recorded a Daytrotter session in Asheville, NC at Echo Mountain Recording Studio. The four songs included are Hurting, Something, Somewhere, Somehow, The Globe and a cover of Paul Simon’s Obvious Child. Ben has recorded two previous Daytrotter sessions (one with Daniel Martin Moore):
2008 Ben Sollee Daytrotter debut:
2010 Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore:
What is Daytrotter? This is from their site:
There are so many music/entertainment websites that copy one another, scrambling so fast to “discover” or present something new to the world. And just because you get there first, it doesn’t really make you an explorer. We did poke a stars and stripes into the moon, but we could always see it. We knew it was there. It wasn’t new. We can always come along and say we did, saw, heard something first, but we’re never right. What Daytrotter is attempting to do is to not kid around with you and tell you that we found something that you never knew existed. We are going to contribute to the musical landscape, not just toss it around like a used book or a stolen pick-up line. We’re going to give you something that you truly have never heard. We are not giving you songs from someone you love’s record album, thereby stealing from someone you love. We’re giving you exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks by some of your favorite bands and by a lot of your next favorite bands.