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Bellingham 01:41
i guess you won bellingham
Hate Truck 04:02
this life's a drag no matter where you end up passing through to know yourself start peeling back you history to find lies unfold lives unfold
...especially don't drink the water's full of deadly pathogens...AHHHH
...I am somewhere in between the mountains and the weeds!
all that is and everything dies...
Smoke 04:20 from the over pass screaming wet freeway and all of your pretty lives keep passing on by
and it won't be long til we are all gone and the ground will hug our bones
channeling thoughts from outer space!
sunlight and birthdays push them aside just a reminder to keep it inside
Eulogy 03:52
in retrospect and a clear light they'll judge all the things you did and did and did and didn't do
Un-See Now 05:02
and the past will surely change like memories fade
Lisabeula 06:08


Shortly after releasing their debut CD, Peter Buck (R.E.M.) saw Suitcase play at the Crocodile. He approached Don after the set and bought a CD. Several months later, during and interview for The Big Takeover magazine, this is what he said:

"That's the thing. You can always find great stuff, but it just seems like it's fewer and farther between. Just in the last year I've seen THE VERVE, SPIRITUALIZED, RADIOHEAD, all relatively young bands that I thought were amazing. But then I probably see maybe 20 bands in a 30-day period around home. I'm the oldest guy in the room, but I can't tell you how many of them...well, I like one song, maybe. I just saw this band in Seattle called SUITCASE. I'd never heard of them. They were really good-kind of art-rock, but poppy art-rock. I went up to them afterwards and said, 'Geez, I haven't seen a band that was unheralded in a long time that I liked'. There's so few, generally somebody else will tell you"

Lisabeula was produced wayyyy back in 2001. It was recorded on 8-track ADAT and then dumped into a lame Pro Tools rig. Don spent countless hours pouring over tracks and over-thinking everything! Despite his maniacal tinkering, it didn't turn out half bad.


released January 1, 2002

Produced and engineered by Don Farwell
Mixed by Zack Reinig
Mastered by Aaron Warner

Don Farwell - Vocals, guitar left
Ed Otto, jr. - Vocals, guitar right
Sonam Miller - Bass
Jon Foley - Drums

Other musicians -
Cynthia Jefferson - French Horn
Charles Jefferson - Trumpet
Dan Rupert - Trombone
Jen Wood - Backing vocals
Kati Otto, Tom Wargo, Jeannine Haegele, Matt Reed - Group Vox


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SUITCASE is back in 2018 and beyond! Their new album, "Come Back" is due out on vinyl early fall 2019. Stay tuned:)

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