Two Sheds

Two Sheds

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"Smart, beautifully crafted indie-rock. A little Lucinda, a little Sufjan, a lot awesome." Alexandra Patsavas - Chop Shop

Biography

Two Sheds - Two Sheds

Hailing from the Sacramento area, Two Sheds formed in 2003 when John Gutenberger (bass,vocals), Rusty Miller (drums) and Cailtin Gutenberger (guitar,vocals) began playing together for fun. In 2004, Cailtin tried her hand at writing a song at John’s encouragement, and has yet to stop.

Their collaboration made them realize their overwhelming natural musical chemistry, and Two Sheds went on to record 2006’s Strange Ammunition on UnderAcloud Records.

Their live shows take a different turn than the recordings. Two Sheds tends to go electric most of the time on tour thanks to the addition of James Finch, Jr. (guitar) in 2007 who helped flesh out the sound the band was able to capture on earlier recordings. This has led Two Sheds to share the stage with artists such as Victoria Wiliams, the Chapin Sisters, the Duke Spirit, Scout Niblett, Akron Family and Be Your Own Pet.

After several tour dates on the West Coast and a talked about performance at SXSW this year at Filter Magazine’s “Showdown at Cedar Street,” the band is touring behind their self-titled EP on Filter U.S. Recordings.

The digital-only EP conjures similarities to a vast array of artists — from Mazzy Star to Lucinda Williams, Neil Young to Nirvana. Guitarist/vocalist Caitlin Gutenberger revealed the recording process of standout track “To Be Alive.”

“I recorded it at home into Garage Band through one of those Blue USB microphones, then ran it through my home stereo and re-recorded the sound of it coming out of the speakers,” says Caitlin. “I threw in the sounds of my porch wind chimes and my cat eating cat food – and it turned out pretty neat. I feel like it’s the closet I’ve come to making a song sound the way I hear it in my head.”

Two Sheds will be on tour from late summer and all fall, with a full length on Filter U.S. Recordings to follow.

Two Sheds has played with the likes of: Victoria Williams, the Chapin Sisters, Tim Bluhm, The Mother Hips, American Music Club, Jackpot, Tarnation, Everest, Scout Niblett, Jonah Matranga, Mates of State, Be Your Own Pet, Joan as Policewoman, Akron Family, the Duke Spirit, Kevin Seconds, the Dodos, Emma Pollock and many more.
Won't you take a listen?

Lyrics

Out Here

Written By: Caitlin Rose Gutenberger

Cut across enemy lines, tip my toes on a ball of twine -
how did I get out here?
Sun shines like a ball of lint on broken minds in paper splints -
how did I get out here?
I don’t wanna be out here.

Rusty nails and dirty socks, lonely heart like a letterbox -
what do I do out here?
Set myself on a throne of leaves; join firsts and lasts with great
betweens –
what do I do out here?
I don’t wanna be out here.

Throw a thousand eyes like scattered seeds while time passes by on an
orange breeze –
now that I’m out here.
I don’t wanna be out here.

Undertow

Written By: Caitlin Rose Gutenberger

Out you go/ hide in the twilight with all those monsters you know/ ride easy partner across the wide plateau/ your little daydreams like sulfer seas they ebb and flow/ while you mine for credit in all those veins that bleed below/ ride easy partner across the wide plateau/ swim little seahorse steer clear of that old undertow.

It's Hard

Written By: Caitlin Rose Gutenberger

Red lights beat through shadows and lay like carpet on the bar.
I talk in waves to happy fellows while some jackass plays guitar.
Oh it’s hard.

Graveyard ghosts come out on weekends to perch like pigeons on my wall.
They know how all on which I depend dies easily without your call.
Oh it’s hard.

Let’s start the day with losin’ bets, set our dials and crash our cars.
Let’s feed that baby cold regrets, now we know she won’t get far.

I will wash all of my windows to better see the same old view.
I’ll pretend to roll in pillows, though all the needles poke right
through.
Oh it’s hard.

Undertow

Written By: Caitlin Rose Gutenberger

Out you go/ hide in the twilight with all those monsters you know/ ride easy partner across the wide plateau/ your little daydreams like sulfer seas they ebb and flow/ while you mine for credit in all those veins that bleed below/ ride easy partner across the wide plateau/ swim little seahorse steer clear of that old undertow.

You

Written By: Caitlin Rose Gutenberger

I'm 15 centimeters tall! A single step's a sturdy wall, a dark and distant port of call from you
I move through a different sort of space; a day takes years for me to trace while age redecorates my face, it's true

I set my soul to sleep beneath your shoes
Lord knows I'm tired of thinking 'bout you

It don't take a champion to talk of how to line yourself in chalk, run like hell instead of walk, thank you
In a cold and mercenary field, plowed bare by reinvented wheels, the broken bones you can't conceal poke through

I set my soul to sleep beneath your shoes
Lord knows I'm tired of thinking about you

Discography

New 5 song E.P. out NOW on Filter U.S. Recordings!
Download it NOW on iTunes.

No Place/Sirens Split 7" Single w/ Dame Satan
2007 Ghost Mansion Records- www.ghostmansion.org

Strange Ammunition L.P.
2006 UnderAcloud Records.
(soon to be re-released!)

We have tracks available for streaming via www.myspace.com/twosheds and our web-site: www.ilovetwosheds.com.

For press/publicity information, please contact:
Christine Ernest / The Planetary Group / 617.226.1019
christine@planetarygroup.com

For booking please contact:
kevin@artisthomebooking.com

Set List

Our typical set is comprised of mainly original material. The typical length of our set varies depending on the time slot we play. We feel most comfortable playing about 45 minutes but can throw in a few covers to push it over the one hour mark.