The Lowest Pair — “Couple of Jerks”
Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of the Lowest Pair’s song “Couple of Jerks” from their recently released album Horse Camp — available as of October 14. The entire album features guest appearances by Adam Roszkiewicz and Leif Karlstrom of the instrumental duo “Small Town Therapy,” of the progressive string band Front Country.
Horse Camp was engineered by Bart Budwig; mixed by Aaron Youngberg at Swingfingers Recording Studio; and mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room.
“Couple of Jerks” is Kendl Winter on guitar and vocals; Palmer T. Lee on banjo and vocals; Adam Roszkiewicz on mandolin; Leif Karlstrom on fiddle; Charlie Munch on bass; and Tony Sales on drums.
The video footage was captured by Krista Koehn and the video was edited by Kendl Winter. Playing acoustic guitar in a tree, banjo on a weathered bench, fiddle in the tall grasses, and just exploring a cabin yard characterize the visual scape of the video. There’s a core musical energy here that the song splays itself all around. The song carries a subtle truth: “long the road / side by side / pointing out the quirks / walking each other home / like a couple of jerks.”
“Couple of Jerks” is a luff song about love over time, about different phases of love and about friendship. It references a Rainer Maria Rilke quote about marriage, “I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other. -Kendl
You can obtain the music for the Lowest Pair, here: http://thelowestpair.com//shop