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Limited Release: The May 24th sessions (2003)
Limited Release: The September Sessions (2004)
Limited Release: Live at C'est What¿ (2005)
EP: Some Days It's all Eternal Some Days We're Dead (2006/07)
LP: 'to be named' (Spring 2008)



Toronto, 2005. Swaying under a galaxy of Christmas lights in the tiny topfloor bar, I played my bass, mesmerized by the dancing skeleton before me. The crowd was captured too, as he swayed and gestured sinuously: a skinless winter temple dance. The black-clad dancers moved too. His bony pelvis and toothsome face. The song was Dear Amputee. I think we took a page from Frank's Wild Year's era Waits here, Jon and Dre's voices scraping together like dry hands on a winter's day. Paul and I dropped fat bass notes and big kick hits into the staggering groove. A drunk's dance home after last call. Jon gave CPR to his old Rhodes, rhythmic compressions in lieu of a steady beat. Dre picked out the spare melody: a poignant needlepoint. Dry bones against an ebony field. Dancing.
– Richard: The Darned