Demitasse - Blue Medicine


Demitasse is Joe Reyes & Eric Sanden

released April 15, 2014

All instruments played by Joe Reyes and Erik Sanden
Wilton - bass and electric guitar on the coda of "Fambly"

Produced by Joe Reyes
Recorded at El Jeff Studios, San Antonio, TX
Mastered by Matt Agoglia at Masterdisk, NY
Photos by Oscar Sanden
Layout by Ramin Samandari

Vinyl Album:
10 song album pressed in Holland on 180 gram blue vinyl with lyric insert and a CD inside.

Includes unlimited streaming of Blue Medicine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Edition of 100.

Comes expertly shrink wrapped in a delightfully clean plastic jewel box, with photos by Oscar Sanden and a secret message.

Includes unlimited streaming of Blue Medicine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Album Highlights & Reviews:
Demitasse picked by NPR as one of the top 100 bands to see at SXSW, March 2014

“Demitasse is second to none. Out of sadness, both artists created a work of unconventional beauty that, no matter how artsy it gets, never loses its strong melodies and edgy humor.”
-- Enrique Lopetegui, San Antonio Current, January 29, 2014

“Throughout Blue Medicine, it remains clear that these dudes are better than ever at crafting perfectly fractured spare pop.” -- Tiny Mix Tapes May 28, 2014

“Both musicians boast impressive credentials — Reyes as a Grammy award winning guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Sanden as a composer who’s won widespread acclaim.” - Blurt August 2014

“The songs are deeply personal, quirky and impressive. The sense of immediacy in the music is real. Sanden delivered his most heartfelt, relaxed vocal performance yet.”
-- Hector Saldaña, San Antonio Express-News Jan 19, 2014

On stealing a copy of Blue Medicine: “I took it and my ears had an erection lasting 4 hours and I did NOT call my physician, I am a rebel and a Demitasse groupie”
-- Brent Barry, NBA star and former slamdunk champion, March 6 2014

On Blue Medicine: “Expressing a profoundly touching feeling of extreme sadness and regret, this beautifully spare and low-key little jewel makes for a very poignant listen. An exceptionally lovely and affecting beaut.” -- Joe Wawrzyniak, Jersey Beat, March 2014

“Blue Medicine represents the songwriting pair’s most exposed, emotionally spry and career-topping effort. The album’s 10 tracks take listeners through a passage of injury and cleansing, laid bare in Blue Medicine’s minimal recording style. --- Matt Steib, SA Current April 9, 2014

“Demitasse's debut is a warm, modest-scoped meditation on loss and despair. The 10 songs find character in unvarnished acoustic guitar/piano instrumentation and range-testing vocals that give up surety in exchange for honest expression… the heightened levels of intimacy and introspection never flag.” --- Greg Beets, Austin Chronicle, April 25, 2014
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