Cape Snow is a cross-continental collaboration between Los Angeles-based singer Bree Scanlon and members of the long- running New England based band Tiger Saw. Their story starts in the fall of 2001 – Tiger Saw had been playing for two years, but hadn’t yet released their debut Blessed are the Trials We Will Find. At a one-off show in Boston, singer Dylan Metrano was backed by his high school friend Sean Scanlon, and Sean’s girlfriend Bree Joy (now Scanlon). Bree’s harmonies were incredible, inspired in no small part by her experience singing R&B covers in their local Newburyport, MA townie bar. Bree and Dylan recorded a few things in the following years, but none of it ended up being released. She and Sean would soon move to Los Angeles, while Tiger Saw continued to play and record. The occasional southern California show offered opportunities to sing with Bree.
In 2013, Bree and Dylan decided to collaborate on their own project. Bree had been steadily recording melodies for several years into her iPhone, stream of consciousness style – dozens of song fragments with snippets of her young daughters singing and talking in the background. She sent the whole lot to Dylan, who wrote lyrics, matching the original melodies syllable for syllable. He soon brought in bandmates Guy Capecelatro III, who wrote additional lyrics, and Marc McElroy, who ended up playing a multitude of instruments on the final album. The new Cape Snow set out to make a sultry, moody and classic debut. They laid the foundation with all kinds of pianos, keyboards, and vibraphones. Bree recorded her vocals both at home in L.A. and at the Electric Cave studio in Portsmouth, NH.