When We Were Them

by Bestiarii

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    It took us just over two years to get these songs together, with every practice and every show we would make minor changes here and there. The ultimate goal was to try and capture these songs with a live feeling. This is essentially a live record with only a few overdubs and a small edit or two... "warts and all" I believe is the phrase.
    A touch of local press when we were them:
    "The WayBo Fest (March 5, Peacock Room) was a rally by area musicians to help fellow locals Bob on Blonde fund their upcoming pop-up book double-vinyl release. There, I was swept off my feet by the mighty Bestiarii. Instrumental post-rock is another genre that's sadly withered around here lately. Well, Bestiarii has magnificently picked up the torch with their epic, gorgeous dynamism. I guess we know who should open the next time Red Sparowes come to town. Or the amazing Caspian, whom they'll actually be supporting this Saturday at Will's Pub. As always, go see for yourself."
    By Bao Le-Huu
    PUBLISHED: MARCH 10, 2011 (Orlando Weekly-This Little Underground)
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released August 9, 2012

Recorded in the Vacuum by James Dreffen
Mixed at Orange Transistor by Danny Harrell
Mastered at Old Colony Mastering by Scott Craggs
Cover photo by Alan Gray


Bencott Chi: Drums
Emelia: Bass
Dan Shoeless: Guitar
Danny Glasses: Guitar, Lap Steel on "In The Beginning It Was A Mistake"
Molly MacCartney: Voice on "In The Beginning It Was A Mistake"



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Bestiarii Orlando, Florida

We, wayward quartet of fellows, made loud music for a time as Bestiarii. The culmination of our efforts is laid out here in the album we made this year. Thanks for checking us out.

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