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The Natural Way of Farming

The Natural Way of Farming

Indie / alternative Pittsburgh, PA  US
magic colors
magic colors
For the Birds
For the Birds
Give or Get
Give or Get
Peaceful Shore
Peaceful Shore


The Natural Way of Farming - For The Birds [Give or Get LP]


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  • Sills & Smith (Artist)
    Sills & Smith
    Give or Get is astonishing. Wonderful, rich songcraft and great singing. Frank Smith
  • Sills & Smith (Artist)
    Sills & Smith
    For The Birds is an astonishing beauty of a song. Consider me a huge fan. Frank Smith
  • The Spondees (Artist)
    The Spondees
    For The Birds is really beautiful.
  • Spike James and the Names (Artist)
    Spike James and the Names
    Enjoyed "Summer Days", nice song. You have a good "natural" sounding voice, like Roy Orbison. Cool stuff.
  • Dani Mkd in GOODWILL (Artist)
    Dani Mkd in GOODWILL
    you did it well, you make the great work, full & much respect...
  • kloudworks (Artist)
    ...and one more time. Love the horseshoe beat on 'For the Birds'. Video is also cool. As this whole project is. The songs exactly match the project's name. Fishing you happy harvesting with the next album. Cheers ~ kappi



Sounds Like: Gene Clark, Wilco, Midlake, The Flaming Lips * OFFICIAL FAN PAGE

Bio: A DIY studio project dedicated to the exploration of all styles and sounds. Based in the Pittsburgh area we've just released our first full length album, an alt-country album, Give or Get and are working on our second which will be, put simply, different than our first.

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“Seldom an album is created that achieves a rare feat of balance that makes it simultaneously universal and isolating. Isolation is not a negative descriptor for Give or Get, Brian Schaffner and Mike Simms’ debut album as The Natural Way of Farming. Schaffner and Simms tap into a shared experience – the unrelenting human desire to search. We are all searching for something yet none of us can find it because none of us know what we’re really searching for; however, the will to press on is greater than the desire to give up. The Natural Way of Farming have captured existence with Give or Get.Swapping talents, Schaffner and Simms play their hands on each instrument featured and co-pen Dylan-caliber-poetics. Give or Get feels like an album a well-seasoned band like Wilco would deliver, not two audiophiles from a small town in Western Pennsylvania. You will want to share Give or Get with all of your friends but with the disclaimer that you discovered it first and it is your album.”

— SaraBeth Swain, Particle 3 Publications

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