There are no clocks, no microwave, no television. A rotary telephone hangs on the wall of the rustic kitchen, which is filled with produce grown on the couple’s 3,000 square feet of organic vegetable gardens. Fruit trees the couple planted grow alongside aging pear and apples planted by their ancestors. Heirloom feedsack quilts are mixed in with décor designed by O’Connor. Paintings by her maternal grandmother hang beside works by Krans. Velvet settees. A gramophone. A large ornate gold leaf mirror from a dismantled Albany train station. Everything informs the feel of the music.
Wahzu Wahzu (2015), The Ghost House EP (2014), Our Day in the Sun (2012), as well as three previous albums released under the name We are Jeneric, were recorded entirely at The Kirk Estate. 30 minutes outside of Albany in Altamont, NY, the haunted 19th century farmhouse is where Eric Krans and Jen O’Connor have called home since 2006.