April 13, 2006
The Harvey Girls are actually a guy and a girl - Hiram Lucke and Melissa Rodenbeek - who fell in love, got married, and decided to start a band. Their complex new album "The Wild Farewell" is indeed a labor of love, combining electronic programming with live instrumentation to create enticing experimental soundscapes and off-the-beaten path melodies. Both members sing on the self-released record, which follows a young girl's coming-of-age as viewed through the dual lenses of Kansas and New York. The happy couple dropped by the lawrence.com podcast studio to discuss all this and much more.