The Crows of Cinnabar

by Tyson Ballew

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This is a collection of rarities and unreleased songs recorded between 2008 and 2012*. All of these songs were recorded onto a 4 track. Some at 319 Front Street, The Danger House (both of them), The ZACC, and The Funny Tummy House. This collection is dedicated to all the kids dumpstering their life away on Robar Court.

Tracks 1, 2, and 3 were recorded for an unfinished EP

Track 4 was an exclusive track for a MASA records compilation called "Friends are Relative"

Track 5 and 6 originally appeared on the Tape version of Fruit Trees For Cassowaries on MASA records. *Track 6 is a Hollowbodies Cover and was recorded at The Funny Tummy House in 04 with a borrowed tambourine from Tony Presley.

Track 7 was a submission for a comp with songs about Samantha Dorsett that was never released. It was later used as the B-Side to the Vicious Tiger lathe cut 7 inch released on lost sound tapes

Track 8 was the secret track on the 1st 50 copies of Fruit Trees For Cassowaries CDR

Track 9 was on a cdr compilation of folk bands covering corporate cartoon songs for a company controlled by a mouse.


released January 12, 2013

Ethan J. Uhl played bass and Audrey Pennings sang on "Our Last Days"
Everything else was performed by Tyson Ballew
Canaries in the Mind(Shaft) features audio by the great Alan Watts

Cover art is from China: Han Dynasty, 206 BCE – 220 CE

Lady Dai Funeral Banner, 170 BCE. Silk and Natural Pigments, H: 205 cm. Hunan Provincial Museum.

tummy rock release # 41



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Tyson Ballew Bellingham, Washington

My name is Tyson Ballew. I live in Bellingham, WA. I spent 10 years frolicking in the seedy Missoula underground scene. I have been performing music for over 10 years. I self release music on Tummy Rock Records. I believe everyone has a story to tell. I have played over 300 solo sets. I play pop punk inspired folk music.
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Tyson Ballew
PO Box 41
Bellingham, WA 98225
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