Over the last two years T. Griffin and Catherine McRae spent a lot of time packed into a black 1993 Saturn with a trunk full of instruments and electronics, and no AC. They were doing a long, ramshackle, side-road tour for the 2004 record The Sea Won't Take Long which they released under the name T. Griffin Coraline.
When they got back to Brooklyn and opened the trunk, they found a trove of songs along with the wires, dead batteries, samplers and amps. These songs became Lit By Your Phone, an album full of haunted samples, twin vocals, and narratives gathered on the side of the road.
McRae sings, and plays violin, sampler and percussion. Griffin sings and plays guitar, samplers, keyboards and percussion. It was recorded at Shiny Little Studios off 4th Ave in Brooklyn, New York, with additional recording in Bruce's living room in Montreal, QC.
They're joined by Dennis Cronin (Vitamin-D), who adds spare flashes of vibraphonette, lap steel and trumpet, and by Montrealer Bruce Cawdron (Esmerine) who fits his Mo Tucker toms and oceanic cymbal washes around the sampled rhythms.