Gifts or Creatures - Pilot House CD

Gifts or Creatures - Pilot House CD

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In January 2010 Brandon and Bethany Foote entered Ann Arbor's Backseat Productions with a collection of newfangled songs and a close-knit crew of friends, including Seth Bernard (Seth & May) and Trevor Hobbs (Breathe Owl Breathe). After a long weekend, Gifts or Creatures compiled the core of what would become their debut album 'Pilot House'.

Released September 21st, 2010

Recorded by Jim Roll at Backseat Productions - Ann Arbor, MI
Mixed by Jim Roll & Brandon Foote
Additional recording by Sam Corbin
Mastered by Ian Gorman

Brandon John Foote: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, omnichord
Bethany Foote: vocals, wurlitzer, farfisa, synth, piano, celesta
Seth Bernard: electric guitar, nylon string guitar, lap steel, e-bow
Trevor Hobbs: drums, percussion, beat, glockenspiel
Chris Hamilton: bass
Eli Bender: cello
May Erlewine: viola
Kelly Pond: violin
Drew Howard: pedal steel
Ross Huff: trumpet
Connor Otto: trombone
Joel Thiele: drums, percussion


  1. Weimaraner
  2. Mail from the Westcott
  3. Ravenous Fur
  4. Wolf of Gubbio
  5. Termites
  6. Zimmer
  7. Sidecar Two-Track
  8. Transmission of Robert-Houdin
  9. Phantom Folly
  10. Was it the Sun
  11. Imperio de Amor
  12. Three Brothers Waltz
  13. To Build a Vessel