Laveta Terrace

by Tip of the Hat

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Emilie Wapnick and Rena Hundert became friends as roommates in college when they discovered their mutual love for music.

Years later, after an inspirational jaunt at Laser Quest in Montreal, tea was sipped as the two reminisced about their long-lost dream of writing music together. Emilie paused briefly before saying, “What if we just take a month and write an album?” Rena wondered how this could happen, given the fact that they both resided on different coasts. “We could do it online. . .” continued Emilie. A light bulb went off in Rena’s head before exclaiming, “Or. . . We could go to LA and do it there!”

After the tea was finished, their mission was clear and Tip of the Hat was born.

In February of 2013 Rena flew down to Portland and the two drove down the West coast together. They wrote and recorded happily for two nights in a Yurt and for a month on a street in Echo Park called LAVETA TERRACE.

The two have now decided to make this an annual event and will be writing and recording an album every February.


released November 26, 2013

Written by Rena Hundert and Emilie Wapnick
Vocals by Rena Hundert and Emilie Wapnick
Guitar and Violin by Emilie Wapnick

Additional contributors:
Cello by Stephen Hsu
Trumpet by Mark Johnsen

Recorded, Produced and Mixed by Emilie Wapnick
Mastered by Mike Pumphrey

Special Thanks to:
Jesse and Sheree Woods
Mike Pumphrey
Arash Haile
Thomas M. Hallett, Jr.
Valerie Wernet
Ruth Hundert
Gershon Hundert
Lisa Serbin
Joel Wapnick
Stories Cafe
The Puttypeeps

* All of these tracks were written and recorded between February 1-28, 2013. Some were written on the road, in a yurt in Southern Oregon, others in a lemon tree, and others still in an Echo Park cafe.



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Two old friends decide to drive all the way to LA for a month to see if they can write and record an album in four weeks. This is the result.

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