Two years ago, Auburndale reunited with the idea of playing a farewell show, but soon talk turned to new material and a new album was underway. The album celebrates and is dedicated to the citizens of Dayton and the other cities listed on the Forbes magazine 10 Dying Cities List. The band made a return visit to the WYSO studios to talk the writing and recording process and share some tracks from Alive in a Dying City.
Auburndale will celebrate the release of Alive in a Dying City on Saturday, November 13 at Blind Bob's.
Julie Klam felt lost. She wasn't living the life that she wanted to live. Her job wasn't very exciting. The men she was dating were not that interesting. She felt at loose ends. Then one night she had the dream. It was a dream about Otto, a Boston terrier.
Klam's dream was the impetus for a search that led Klam to her dreamed of dog. They found one another. Klam's connection with Otto opened her heart to the potential of a happier existence.
Tim Kao began writing the songs that would become Old Music for Young Hearts while living in Shanghai, China. When he returned to the U.S., he met up with several established local musicians with whom he finished the album. T.Kao visited the WYSO studios to perform live versions of songs from Old Music for Young Hearts and to talk about the collaborative recording process for the album.