Teaspoons And Tablespoons

by Dawn and Marra

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about

Dawn and Marra aren’t sisters but most people think they are. They’ve been performing together since Marra was fourteen and Dawn was sixteen. Drawn together by a love of music at such a young age, they immediately impressed all who listened. Song writing has always been at the heart of the duo. Debuting a new song most weeks has kept their loyal fans in the working class city of Hamilton enthralled by their rapid, but still natural development. Dawn has always been an old soul and as the primary songwriter in the group she brings a depth of understanding of the human condition that is breathtaking. Complementing Dawn is Marra, with her youthful exuberance and solid musicality. In 2010 they entered and won the Rising Star competition at the Hamilton Music Awards, dazzling the judges with their creativity. In the winter of 2012 they recorded a single with producer Dan Weston (Paper Lions, Northcote, The Reason); “A Love Letter,” rich in melody, with dense harmonies underlying simple yet poignant lyrics, the song tells the story of two lovers separated by oceans. The collaboration was very rewarding and did much to add to the young performers confidence and understanding of the art of producing. The song was well received, being played on the CBC and BBC as well as National Public Radio. The next six months was a period of incredible creative energy. Over fifteen songs were written. It was soon decided they were ready to return to the studio but first they needed the right producer. Scouring the backs of albums, one name appeared over and over again, Howard Redekopp. His work in the Indie genre is a who’s who of great Canadian bands; Tegan and Sara, Said the Whale, Paper Lions to name just a few. Emails were sent and returned, and over six months eight songs were chosen that would become Dawn and Marra’s debut album. In January 2013 the duo arrived in Vancouver, and over a three-week period they recorded the tracks that would become “Teaspoons and Tablespoons.”

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released 01 June 2013

Producer: Howard Redekopp
Engineer: Howard Redekopp, Erik Neilson and Tom Dobrzanski
Mastered by Craig Waddell at Gotham City Studios
Drums and Percussion: Kurt Dahle
Bass: Marra Koren and Erik Neilsen
Trumpet: Chris Mitchell
Violin: Jesse Jubot
Cello: Peggy Lee
Accordion: Tyson Naylor
Acoustic Guitar: Dawn Larsh
Ukulele: Dawn Larsh and Marra Koren
Featured Guests: Ben Worcester, Tyler Bancroft, Jaycelyn Brown, and Spencer Schoening of Said The Whale
Artwork: Armando Vega
Photo Credit: Justin Larsh

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Track Name: Wicked Little Girl
I've got a number in my head
guess the number the man said
I guessed three and and she guessed four
but we never found what we were looking for

Wicked little boy with guilty eyes
lurking in the farmer's field a wolf he cried
well his mother found out of all his lies
he'll be taking the long way home

Wicked little boy with guilty eyes
lurking in the farmer's field a wolf he cried
well his mother found out of all his lies
he'll be taking the long way home

I know I know he ain't going nowhere
I know I know he ain't going nowhere

Silly little girl in a rocking chair
pretending it's a rope but it's her mother's hair
and she knows there's a big wide world out there
but she won't see that no more

Silly little girl in a rocking chair
pretending it's a rope but it's her mother's hair
and she knows there's a big wide world out there
but she won't see that no more

I know I know she ain't going nowhere
I know I know she ain't going nowhere

I know I know she ain't going nowhere
I know I know she ain't going nowhere............ etc.

Wicked little boy with guilty eyes
lurking in the farmer's field a wolf he cried
well his mother found out of all his lies
he'll be taking the long way home

Silly little girl in a rocking chair
pretending it's a rope but it's her mother's hair
and she knows there's a big wide world out there