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Key: E
Meter: 3/4
Tempo: 155 BPM (beats per minute)
Description: Post Punk Irish Waltz

We chose Josef Sudek's graphine #6 to articulate on a visual level the experience we've had in the 21st Century during the Coronavirus pandemic, as we vaccinate ourselves to safely gather and manage our Democracy.

A PRIORI/A POSTERIORI is a moveable feast of sounds and ideas for the new roaring 20s. The Granite Countertops emerge from 18 months of sheltering in place with their sixth album of 16 all-new original songs about survival, knowledge, experience, time, life, sickness, health, and annoying insects.

J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones file status reports on remote life, feel the blood run through their own bodies, marvel in horror at the continuing madness around them, and serenade a hideaway with a dynamic range of surprising musical styles.

Former Puncture writers Patty Stirling (co-writer of several other indie classics) and Peter Jones contributed to both the writing of the lyrics and the song performance for Aftermath Limerick.

FILMMAKERS: Key, Time, Tempo, Description added to each song for audiophiles, movie directors or whoever wants to use the music for an original film. We can remove vocals from soundtracks per deposits made on instrumental use per individual contract agreements.


Now that we’ve passed through the worst
We find ourselves feeling the thirst
We felt all the stress
And lived under duress
Now we’re left wondering what to do first

The kingdom has lifted its cowl
Unmasking the cheek and the jowl
Now all in the head
Can be spat out and said
In triumphantly unrestrained howl

To lessen the chance of infection
We sported essential protection
Took tests now and then
To verify when
The virus can’t avoid detection. Tally ho!

Now that we’re breathing more free
We know what should not and should be
We’re done throwing up our hands
Now we’re making demands
We’re not willing to jump in the sea

'Cause the sea is on fire!
And there's smoke in there!
Hey, who took my snorkel?


from A Priori​/​A Posteriori, released September 28, 2021
J Neo Marvin-Davis Jones-Patricia Stirling-Peter Jones (BMI)
©℗2021 Ear Candle Productions
©℗2021 Debra Nicholson-Bassham Album Cover and Track Art

Track art: 3 layers of Josef Sudek


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The Granite Countertops San Francisco, California

The Granite Countertops are dark, whimsical, tender existential action heroes J Neo Marvin and Davis Jones, exploring the outer limits of what a duo can create.

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