Laura Leif & Amber Phelps Bondaroff

Objects of Our Desires CS


A collaborative project between Laura Leif and Amber Phelps Bondaroff conducted over a 10 day period. Collected here are several songs written for inanimate objects that needed cheering up after the long, gloomy winter of 2010 in Montreal, where Laura and Amber were living together at the time. For instance, about the song "Love Songs for Lamps" Laura says, “The object in question was a sad and broken lamp. We wrote it this love song and threw a party, inviting anyone and their broken lamps. We baked and decorated sugar cookies shaped like lamps and made Valentine’s cards all afternoon. Amber and I serenaded that whole stack of sad lamps.” Laura performs under her own name or as Secret Brothers; Amber plays fiddle in Dr. Muskrat and his Mississippi Mud Steppas.