Family Trees Or: CoPe We Must

by Sean Na Na

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Family Trees Or: CoPe We Must is an album that chronicles a time of darkness and doubt in Sean Tillmann's career. The alternate title CoPe We Must is short for Coke Peppered Weed Mustache which says it all. Despite the heavy heart the album is full of a slapdash dose of hope.

In the 5 year break between the My Majesty and Family Trees albums, Tillmann had released the Har Mar Superstar albums You Can Feel Me and The Handler while touring worldwide non-stop. Losing a sense of self along the way didn't help matters. After the gears of touring and everything Har Mar grinded to a halt it was apparent to him that he should go back to the basics and write a guitar album with his old friends. Lucky Jeremy, Ben Webster, Patrick Costello, and Tony Bevilacqua all headed into the studio to make the album which became a love song to finding a new direction, the long way home.

Maria Taylor (Azure Ray), Conrad Keely (Trail of Dead), Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs), and Dave Hernandez (The Shins, Scared of Chaka) all appear on the album.

After the album was released the band embarked on a US tour supporting The Hold Steady on their wildly successful Boys and Girls in America tour.

credits

released June 5, 2007

Sean Tillmann- guitar, vocals
Lucky Jeremy- keyboards
St. Patrick- bass
Ben Webster- drums
Tony Bevilacqua- guitar
Dave Hernandez- guitar
Maria Taylor- vocals on "Hairspray"
Conrad Keely- sounds
Greg Dulli- vocals

Mixed by John Goodmanson at The Magic Shop (NYC)
Recorded by Alex Lyon at The Bubble (Austin, TX), assisted by Jamie Estrada
"Can't Get a Spark", "Hands, Paws & Claws" & "Straight Dope" recorded by John Cohrs at Jackpot! (Portland, OR), assisted by Brian Thorn
Additional recording by Phil Jordan at Hangar 1018 (Los Angeles)
Mastered by Dave Gardner at Magneto (Minneapolis, MN)
Photos by Dan Monick, assisted by Rennie Solte
Layout and Design by Julian Gross

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Sean Na Na Minneapolis, Minnesota

What started as a solo project for Sean Tillmann evolved into a full band over the course of 3 albums and multiple EPs from 1998-2008. Indie guitar rock pop that juxtaposes uplifting melodies with stories of despair, heartbreak, and wild times. These albums happened while Tillmann created and honed Har Mar Superstar as a side project! ... more

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