Scratches' First Album
The Scratches were formed in extremely late, cold, and dark December 2006 with the intention of creating a fusion of classical music with moody, romantic, rock. The sound is all-acoustic, with soaring violin and ethereal vocals over a background of piano, guitar, mandolin, and horns. The songs and melodies, while retaining roots in classic pop craftsmanship, seldom go where expected. The Scratches intend to evoke New England in all it's aspects, and to demonstrate that music suitable for quiet, intimate settings can be as intricate and emotionally unrestrained as music created for larger venues.