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This Restless Enterprise

by The Very Foundation

A sordidly detailed account of the pleasures and pitfalls of a year of wandering when, after a decade, she gives back the ring, marries an unknown soldier and moves to the town you grew up in.
Genre: Pop: Chamber Pop
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1. My Sweetest Defeat
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2. Better Get Off
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3. Runaway To Tokyo
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4. Feel Anything
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5. Tell Tale Mark
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6. Pornography
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7. Signs & Wonders
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8. Silk & Stilettos
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9. This Is What We're Asking For
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10. My Angel, One Last Time
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11. Calling All The Matadors
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12. Dial Tone
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
". . . the most seamless fusion of vitriol and simple pop pleasure this side of 'Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.' . . .this is sharp, serious, and just out-and-out spectacular stuff. Plenty of bands channel their romantic side, but rare is the group that feeds it Jager shots and slips out the next morning while it’s still in the shower. Kudos, fellas." - Metro Spirit, Augusta, GA

"But, much like their whole demeanor, there isn’t too much obvious about this tremendous group. Especially on their latest release The Restless Enterprise. The Very Foundation jump from folk-pop melodies to obscure blazing experimentation throughout The Restless Enterprise. It’s hard not to enjoy this album, with its raw and well-structured sense of bliss . . .

The Very Foundation are the equivalent of an ice cold Zinfandel on a cold winter night. Even as their chilled-out aura moves through you, a warm feeling is sure to quickly rise. This is the type of band that has the ability to build several different and well-deserved fan bases. They create in the spirit of nobody despite contributing members from acts such as The Decemberists, Oh Darling, and more. Their style is all their own; it would be an insult to say otherwise. So let’s just bask in their originality, and be happy that a band like this can even exist anymore." - Fense Post

“A slice of the dirty underbelly of romance . . . In these days of syphilis and swine flu, I suppose this is what passes for modern courtship." -Paniscus Revue

"The folks in The Very Foundation write and record credible, memorable pop with smart lyrics and inventive melodies. Plenty of really nice sounding stuff here..." - Babysue

" . . . a classic-sounding pop album, intimate enough for the kind of frank discussions Lewis wants to have, but packed with buoyant hooks." - Willamette Week

"This Restless Enterprise is the type of album that makes you want to drink one beer too many and say something you might regret. From brassy anthems of one night stands (“Runaway to Tokyo”) to blistering anti-ballads (“Feel Anything,” with one of the best opening riffs of the year), The Very Foundation has it, gritted teeth and all." - The Deli Magazine

"Professorial garagey indie pop rockers The Very Foundation are putting out a new record . . . sort of like a series of transcripted conversations broken up by catchy hooks that serve as semicolons, periods and commas you can feel rather than see." - Portland Tribune

" . . . reminiscent of what Nick Cave might have done had he teamed upwith Leonard Cohen, took some anti-depressants and listened to big band music." - Target Audience Magazine

" . . . bright yet laconic pop songs . . . Fans of The National and The Long Winters should definitely give this relaxed and sometimes surprising record a spin." - The Link, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

"The best way to listen to This Restless Enterprise is to play a sort of guessing game as the songs go along. How is this one going to pick me up, make me smile a bit? Maybe it’ll be hand claps, possibly a trumpet solo, who knows... it might be a song about pornography induced insomnia." - Tasty Fanzine (UK)

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Pat Kearns

Featuring performances by:

Nate Query (Decemberists); Jenny Conlee (Decemberists); Kristie Rethlefsen (Sestina); Chris Chard; Dave Jorgenson (Blind Pilot, Kieskagato); Kelly Simmons (Blue Skies For Black Hearts); Pat Kearns (Blue Skies For Black Hearts); Jasmine Ash (Oh Darling); Andrew Stern (Future Historians, Blue Horns, Fast Computers); Caroline Buchalter (the Upsidedown, Larry Yes); Jesse Kinder; Robyn Freatman; Paul Noel (Blue Skies For Black Hearts); and Donna Ramsey

Additional Engineering by Mark Brachmann

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