Olives’ second album was put to tape fast. “Fauna” finds Olives adding elements (beats, vocals, whistles) and layering their sonics as opposed to improvising live. Emboldened by Jorge Luis Borges’ The Book of Imaginary Beings, the record was made in just five days. If “Cuba” is the band’s wild island of guitar spikes and broken glass piano, their sophomore effort is an expedition into diverse psychedelia. The members could not tell you who played what during that week of recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Instruments were traded, concepts were discussed and then employed, unexpected trails were happened upon and likewise followed to stranger environs. While Rosborough and Nervig have retained their dedication to unpredictability, the tunes contained here within wink at structure and shake hands with certain aspects of pop.


Fauna Of The United States

Format CS
Catalog Number MG001
Edition 100
Side A

1. The Fauna Of The United States
2. The Crossbreed
3. The Squonk

Side B

1. The Remora
2. The Sparrows
3. The Mother Of Tortoises

Ross Nervig
Steve Rosborough

Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Synth, Percussion


Steve Rosborough