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Devil On The Left Shoulder

Dutch Courage

In the works for nearly a year, St. Louis-based Singer & Songwriter Andy Puechner (who performs under the name Dutch Courage) is releasing an EP-length tribute to the music of his friend Tom Behrendt on October 23rd. Tom was a talented Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist / D.I.Y. Recording Engineer from Milwaukee, WI who unexpectedly ended his life in October 2012. As Puechner states:

"I tried my best to choose songs that represented Tom’s catalog, songwriting, and sense of humor. I also strove to make the covers sonically different from the originals, as I know Tom would be completely bored with “straight-up” covers."

The Devil On The Left Shoulder E.P. releases 10/23. Download cards will be available at upcoming shows in St. Louis where Dutch Courage will be performing several of these songs. Proceeds from all sales will support AFSP.org's mission to prevent suicide.

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Many thanks to Mike Behrendt for allowing me to pursue this project, and to Paul Hancock for curating Tom’s digital archive.

All songs © Tom Behrendt
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  1. 1 Smile At Chinese People 03:38 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Force Majeure 03:38 Info Buy
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  3. 3 House Painter 03:14 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Wake Up, Jane 04:03 Info Buy
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Amigurumi Heart

Dutch Courage

Dutch Courage's most accomplished outing to date, with excursions into rock (Sister Mary-Catherine, Lies and Degradations), Folk (L'il Cat Feet), Bossa Nova (So At Ease), and Synthpop (Keep Calm).

Proceeds from all album sales to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.org).
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  1. 1 Sister Mary-Catherine 03:05 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Keep Calm 03:38 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Lies and Degradations 03:44 Info Buy
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  4. 4 So At Ease 03:20 Info Buy
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  5. 5 L'il Cat Feet 03:02 Info Buy
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Slow Volume

Dutch Courage

5 song EP originally recorded under the name "Slow Volume". A physical release never materialized (long story), so I thought it would make sense to bring it under this umbrella.
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  1. 1 Elegy 01:37 Info Buy
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  2. 2 The last thing that you read before you go 02:00 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Listen to the Sound 02:56 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Sinners and Saints 03:25 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Just Another Rambling Rose 03:58 Info Buy
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My Life In The Service

Dutch Courage

Concept album based on a soldier's deployment to the front and subsequent disenfranchisement and disillusion back home after the war. Inspired by the discovery of small diary owned by my Grandfather during WWII.

All songs recorded and mixed at home.
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  1. 1 My Life In The Service 03:25 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Furlough 01:28 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Ghost 03:14 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Reverie 00:57 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Gonna Come A Day 03:03 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Ramblin' Rose 03:28 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Charles Bukowski 02:59 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Veterans Day 03:19 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Keep Yr Friends Close 04:30 Info Buy
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