Barclay Farm House known as Barclay Farmstead, is located in Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, United States. The house was built in 1816 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 26, 1978; the house is owned and operated by Cherry Hill Township as an early 19th-century house with living history programs. The Barclay Farm home is open for tours throughout the year, is the site of special events in the summer months, such as weekly outdoor concerts. At Christmas time, the home hosts winter events, including an annual craft fair; the Barclay Farmstead Museum is open to the public on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the first Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.. Calling is recommended before a visit; the immediate area surrounding the farm house has marked light hiking trails, a playground and a number of vegetable gardens, cared for by area residents who rent space during the summer to grow produce. National Register of Historic Places listings in Camden County, New Jersey Official website
The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV: Air & Earth is the sixth studio album by American rock band Thrice, it consists of the final two volumes of The Alchemy Index, a four-disc concept album, split between two releases, the first in October 2007 and the second in April 2008. The band planned to release four discs at once, each disc with six tracks representing one of the four elements: Fire, Water and Air. A blog titled; the artwork for the album was designed by Dustin Kensrue. The album debuted at #17 on the Billboard 200; the first half, The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II: Fire & Water, was released on October 16, 2007; the band debuted "Come All You Weary" from the Earth disc during the short tour leading up to Bamboozle. Videos of the performance can be found on YouTube. According to the band, this song is the only song from the Earth disc that has a full drum kit or any instrument that isn't acoustic. Clips from the songs "Broken Lungs," "Silver Wings," "Moving Mountains," and "Come All You Weary" were featured in studio videos released by the band before the release of the first half of The Alchemy Index.
These videos can be found on MySpace, respectively. Additionally, the songs "Broken Lungs" and "Moving Mountains" made their live debut and can be found in a number of YouTube videos. On March 25, the Radio One Rock Show debuted "Daedalus" from the Air disc. "Daedalus" is the second song released by Thrice with lyrics about the legend of Daedalus, the other being "The Melting Point of Wax" from their 2003 album The Artist in the Ambulance. March 28 saw the debut of the studio version of "Broken Lungs" on the band's Myspace page. "The Sky Is Falling" was played on the Radio One Punk Show on April 8. The second half of The Alchemy Index was released on April 15. In October and November, the band supported Rise Against on their headlining tour of the US. According to a ten-part YouTube miniseries on the creation of The Alchemy Index, Thrice vocalist Dustin Kensrue cites artists he was listening to at the time as inspiration for his songwriting that ended up on Air; these artists include Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Rós, The Mercury Program.
Such musical influences can be heard in the post-chorus breakdown in "Broken Lungs", which contains light, tappy guitar riffs and bright percussive instruments, a sound that defines The Mercury Program. From the same series, the band describes Earth as being influenced by folk music, "bluesy stuff", "jazzy stuff", classical music; the band recorded the album in a wooden room to capture a specific type of reverb that emphasized the performance aspect of the sound of the album. ThriceDustin Kensrue - lead vocals, rhythm guitar Teppei Teranishi - lead guitar, keyboards, tenor saxophone, vocals Eddie Breckenridge - bass guitar, stand-up bass, vocals Riley Breckenridge - drumsAdditional musiciansDonia Lee - Additional Vocals on "Digging My Own Grave" Aushua, Nick Bogardus, Brent Kredel, Brett Williams - Backing Vocals on "Child of Dust"Recording personnelProduced – Thrice and Teppei Teranishi Engineered and Mixed - Teppei Teranishi Mastering – Howie Weinberg at MasterDisk Alchemy Index - Thrice's studio blog documenting the recording process of the album