Music

Album Cover
In a Glass Darkly
The Green Pajamas
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Released: Jan 1, 2002
Label: Hidden Agenda
Track Listing
1 Uncle Silas
2 Madam Crowl's Ghost
3 Green Tea
4 Carmilla
5 Laura Silver Bell

Liner Notes

"...it was somewhere in the middle of 'Madam Crowl's Ghost,' as the phrase "I'm not afraid of you" made the hair on my arms stand on end, that it dawned on me that I was listening to the band most famous for writing the poppy 'Kim the Waitress.'"   - James Baumann

"If there was only more of this lovely album. It captures Le Fanu's style and grace."  - Amazon.com review

'Madam Crowl's Ghost' was written as a vocal duet for the visiting Emily McMullen, then thirteen years old, the same age as the child in the short story the song is based upon.

From the Hidden Agenda website...

A True Cult Pop Band

Revered by the underground British publication Ptolemaic Terrascope and its Terrastock Festival followers, The Green Pajamas continue to build an enthusiastic grass roots base the old fashion way: one fan by word-of-mouth fan. Best known in the U.S. as the composers of Material Issue’s hit “Kim the Waitress,” this Seattle based quintet continues its 4 year burst of activity with this summer’s full-length This Is Where We Disappear on Australia's Camera Obscura label. Until then you can satisfy your psychedelic pop urges with In a Glass Darkly, an EP of five new Green Pajamas songs on Hidden Agenda/Parasol. Leader Jeff Kelly had originally planned In a Glass Darkly as a Goblin Market side project with collaborator Laura Weller, but after further examination and rumination decided it was Green Pajamas material after all. Inspired by the writings of J. S. Le Fanu, In a Glass Darkly is a bit more somber than recent Green Pajamas output. A beautiful escape for the coming days of spring.