For Candlepower's second record, Scott Kauffmann enlisted a group of current and past Brooklyn-based artists, including Brian T. Murphy, Alex Foote, Melanie Penn, Brad Lyons, and Mason Ingram.
While this record was being made we were listening to, oh, Ryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Courtney Jaye, Crowded House, Kathleen Edwards, Tom Petty, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Make it Beautiful is a collection of hopeful songs for desperate situations. It was written in small rooms and obsessed over on the subway. It's louder than you might expect and more grateful than you might think.
Produced by Scott Kauffmann, Brian T. Murphy, and Alex Foote
Guitars: Brad Lyons, Alex Foote, Rob Ritchie
Piano, keyboards, accordion, glockenspiel: Brian T. Murphy
Bass: Brad Lyons, Ben Mars
Drums, percussion: Mason Ingram
Vocals: Scott Kauffmann, Melanie Penn, Joely Pittman Layton, Brian T. Murphy, Brad Lyons
Recorded in NYC and Vermont in 2010 and 2013
Engineered by Brian T. Murphy
Mixed by MD Thompson for Ivory Tower Productions, Houston, TX
All songs by Scott Kauffmann except "The Speed of Light" (Julie Miller) / "River of Love" (T-Bone Burnett)
Copyright © 2014 by Scott Kauffmann
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