Spark & Shine Records released a split 7” single featuring Ken Stringfellow and The Maldives in stores July 9th. Stringfellow’s track “No Tears in July” was recorded in his studio in Paris and is centered around the esoteric and rare instrument, the Guitaret. He also recorded and produced the introspective track from the Maldives “Ten Years” at Electrokitty Studios in Seattle. This song was started by singer/songwriter Jason Dodson a number of years ago but not completed until just before it was recorded.
The Maldives and Stringfellow (backed by the Maldives) have several NW appearances together this summer including Sometimes A Great Notion Festival (July 20, Portland) and the Doe Bay Festival (August 10, Olga, WA). Stringfellow and Dodson (as Sons of Warren Oates) will also play Barboza on 8/7.