by Maple & Beech

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released April 21, 2017

Maple & Beech is Tyler Tholl and Pete James Johnson

Written, recorded, and produced by Tyler Tholl
Mixed by Lance Conrad at Humans Win! Studio, Minneapolis, MN
Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering, Omaha, NE
Cover art and design by Jon Klaye

Additional production by Lance Conrad
Additional production on “Sugar Bugs” by Andy Thompson
Additional backing vocal arrangements by Mitchell Adam Johnson
String arrangement on “Downtwaa/Uptwaa” by Andy Thompson

Everything was recorded in Tyler’s basement except:
Drums and percussion recorded at the Skeleton Room, St. Cloud, MN
Fender Rhodes recorded at EchoBoys Studio, Minneapolis, MN
Solo in “Sugar Bugs” written and recorded by Andy Thompson at his house
Additional backing vocals recorded by Mitchell Adam Johnson at his apartment
Cello recorded by Dan Lawonn at his house

The title, RUNDAWDAW, was conceived by Corene Tholl
The title, “Bee & Pass,” was conceived by Ada Tholl

Performed by (alphabetically):
Bill Blatzheim: Trumpet
Erica Burton: Viola
Lance Conrad: Digital Shapes
Paul Fonfara: Bass Clarinet
Dave Herdan: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Bubba Hollenhorst: Alto Saxophone
Mitchell Adam Johnson: Voice
Pete James Johnson: Drums, Percussion, Voice
Brian Just: Breath
Ellen Kain: Flute, Bassoon
Nora Kain: Voice
Dan Lawonn: Cello
Josh Misner: Violin
Jesse Peterson: Violin
Joe Savage: Pedal Steel Guitar
Paul Spring: Scream
Nick Syman: Trombone
Ada Tholl: Voice
Corene Tholl: Voice
Tyler Tholl: Autoharp, Bass, Bongos, Fender Rhodes, Field Recordings, Gakken SX-150 Mark II, Guitar, Keyboards, Lap Harp, Mountain Dulcimer, Percussion, Piano, Pump Organ, Q Chord, Samples, Thumb Piano, Toys, Voice
Andy Thompson: Violin, Glockenspiel
Nicole Wilder: Voice

Tyler would like to thank:
Nora; Corene and Ada; Megan; the live band fellas: John, Dan, and Nick; Lance and Andy: for your friendship, generosity, and encouragement; all of the friends and family who contributed to this record musically or otherwise; GOM; mistakes; Jon Klaye: for being fake; Andy Kindler; Billy Joel; Grammy and Baba: for watching the gals while I worked; Tom Lecher and the entire EchoBoys gang; all of the patient souls who listened to this crap and provided much-needed insight along the way: Christina, Mitch, Chloe, Alex, Brian, Josie, John, Bubba, and Ted; and finally, you: thank you for listening.

Pete would like to thank:
Myself: for being cool.

This album is about repetition; how we change and how we stay the same; how loving we can be and how selfish we can be. It’s dedicated to my family: Nora, Corene, and Ada. - Tyler



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Maple & Beech Minnesota

Maple & Beech are two friends, Tyler Tholl and Pete James Johnson, that have been making music together since childhood. In April 2017, the duo released their first full-length album, RUNDAWDAW, a collection of synthy, strange pop filled with horns, strings, and lots of drums and noise. ... more


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