Levi Landis and the Nobodys | Something About Repairs

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Something About Repairs

by Levi Landis and the Nobodys

A trial in portable recording of 13 songs and psuedo-songs that were tracked whereever they were written. Effects and EQ are from the room, sounds are real.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro
0:30 album only
2. Symbol
3:33 album only
3. Push the Harvest In
3:42 album only
4. Dark Sunrise
4:10 album only
5. Just Can't Go Out (Part of an Internal Conversation)
3:45 album only
6. The Whole World's Fractured Blues
3:31 album only
7. Lullaby (For My Past)
5:29 album only
8. Dead of Autumn
3:47 album only
9. Stay (Far) Away
2:10 album only
10. Set It On Fire
3:30 album only
11. Games
4:00 album only
12. Marianne (I Belong to Her and She Belongs to God)
6:02 album only
13. Epilogue
2:43 album only


Album Notes
Levi Landis began recording and experimenting with new types of roots music under the jovial, almost sardonic moniker Levi Landis and the Nobodys in the fall of 2004. "The idea," says Landis, "was to put forth a full band sound, with layers and life, to support the smallest of one person's musical ideas."

The tapes and demos eventually became what is known as "Something About Repairs," a trial in portable recording. Whereever Landis composed a set piece of music- an old church sanctuary, a bathroom or basement, a living room of conversing friends- he would revisit in order to track the song. This Romanticized belief in the environmentalization, or framing, of particular music really permeates throughout "Repairs," an LP of 13 songs and psuedo-songs that touch on themes of tension (healing in the midst of fracture), responsibility (peace and pain), and hope (personal faith and freedom).

Repairs was released in October 2006 followed by more formal tour routing and a vinyl. Landis has shared the stage, be it solo or with a band, with the likes of Denison Witmer, Better Than Ezra, John Mallinen, Glenn Philips, Andru Bemis, Audio Adrenaline, Relient K, Thousand Foot Krutch, and T-Bone



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Ryan Kudasik

Roots doused in penetrating lyrics
Levi comes through with his first solo project. Levi is successful in his experiment. The resonance and character of each place where he recorded creates a beautiful tone. Levi's love for each track shines.
The CD itself is a journey from confusion and pain to redemption and freedom. This is evidenced from the contrast of songs like "Symbol," "Dark Sunrise," and "The Whole World's Fractured Blues." These songs question the world. They cry for answers to "famine, death, and disease."
Strikingly, in contrast, "Lullaby for my Past" celebrates hope. Levi's multi-layered hallelujah chorus will move you.
It's intricate. It's melodic. It's thought provoking, and it's beautiful. It's what american music should be.

Oklahoma Girly

I caught some of these Songs in Oklahoma when you played here,, but you played with that girl and I like that stuff too! Come back through OK!
I love the acoustic sounds and some of the instruments you play!