Gospel Flats

from by This Old Earthquake

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Another creepy waltz, this time inspired by this strange town we live in...


Down on gospel flats
You look for the man in a pork pie hat
He’ll tell you his tale of woe
But he won’t tell you anything you need to know
Down on gospel flats
Up on horseshoe hill
The coyotes hunt for a Labrador to kill
And vultures circle the sky
It’s the only place left up there
That money can’t buy
Up on horseshoe hill
Down on gospel flats


from Gospel Flat, track released July 18, 2012
Steve: Backup vocals, dobro
Ethan: Lead vocals, electric guitar
Taylor: Stand-up bass, organ
Pinks: Drums
Ramirez Brothers: Fliscorno



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This Old Earthquake Bolinas, California

West of west, where the west never ends. This is the territory occupied by This Old Earthquake, an indie folk trio based in Bolinas, California, an eccentric small town on the coast of Marin County just north of San Francisco. Described as “West Marinicana” and “sophisticated back porch music.” The sound is intimate and sparse, a pick against a string, a breath anticipates a lyric. ... more

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