Coffee Project – Leftovers CD (Paper + Plastick)
This is the farewell album from Coffee Project, a Gainesville, FL-based acoustic/folk band made up of vocalist/guitar Jake Crown, trombonist/vocalist Buddy Schaub, and a variety of friends who come in to play on their records. Coffee Project’s last show was at The Fest 11 in Gainesville.
Leftovers consists of the previously released Concrete Boots digital EP (no longer available by itself), with six new songs for a total of an 11-track album. The record is a continuation of the style that vocalist/guitarist Jake Crown and trombonist/vocalist Buddy Schaub built up on Coffee Project’s earlier releases. A statement from Crown about Coffee Project’s farewell release can be read below.
“Just like all of our previous records, Leftovers was recorded at Buddy’s home studio. Buddy is the engineer, we are the producers, and Stephen Egerton (yes, the guitarist from my favorite punk band) mastered the songs. With no pressure of deadlines, we had a rad time recording these songs. We would just hook up after I got off of work, or when Buddy was home from Less Than Jake tours. We brought in the wonderful Kim Helm (Whiskey & Co.) to sing on some songs. She is a huge part of Coffee Project. Jon Gaunt played the fiddle on a tune. Lindsey Mills (local Gainesville amazing folk singer) sang on a song as well. We have been lucky enough to have people come and give their time to play on our records. All rad people.
As far as Coffee Project coming to an end, that’s a tough one to swallow. Everything that Coffee Project did just sort of ‘happened’ organically. I never thought we would have made two full-lengths and a few EPs. They all just ‘happened.’ I was thinking about this the other day, as far as the fact that I have put my life out there as much as I have. Its bizarre. At times it weirds me out, but I’m glad we did everything we did. Our show at this year’s Fest in Gainesville is going to be the last Coffee Project show. I think it’s good to have some closure on things. On the same token, if down the road we have an opportunity to play again, I’d love to.”