I recorded this album, mostly by myself, starting in late 2015, up until October 12, 2016. I was going through a lot of writer's block, but by soaking up influence like I was living sponge, I finally garnered enough material and completed ideas to write these songs. There are little jam sessions and sounds thrown in, almost always at the end of a track. Two outliers to that in particular are at the beginning, and another is an entire track. That track, titled "Last", is part of the very last jam session I had with one of my best friends who unfortunately and tragically passed away during the creation of this record, Tyler Babcock. This album goes out to Tyler, Alex Chabre, who passed away alongside Tyler, my grandfather, Terrence Lyons, and my uncle, Brent Cross, who all passed during the creation of this album. Not only is it dedicated to them, but it's dedicated to everyone who has lost their lives and those whose lives have been affected by drunk driving, cancer, mass shootings, racism, sexism, mental disorders, and addiction.
This album not only covers real topics such as the passings that occurred during the creation of this album, my struggles with OCD, the Orlando shootings, and the deep web, but it also includes pieces that feature a few attempts at experimental lyrics, such as from the perspective of a vampire woman, which itself is in reference to the film "Let Me In", stealing my girlfriend's last lemonade that was stashed in my dresser, or throwing multiple lines in one song that have nothing to do with each other.
I sincerely hope you enjoy this album.
There is a wide range of influences on this album. They include, but are not limited to, the following; Drive Like Jehu, Deftones, Mogwai, Mr. Bungle, Björk, Faith No More, Glassjaw, Refused, Mclusky, letlive., Unwound, The Blood Brothers, Fugazi, The Cure, Jawbox, Shudder To Think, Bear Vs. Shark, Beck, Blur, Breach, Hum, Naked City, Far, Fine Before You Came, Frodus, I Was The Red Wine Of 1955, Nouns, Pope, Jimmy Eat World, Modest Mouse, Movie Brain, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, No Knife, Orchid, Quicksand, Pixies, Rival Schools, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Shellac, The Sugarcubes, Sonic Youth, Snapcase, Smashing Pumpkins, Squeeze, Tears For Fears, Thrice, Third Eye Blind, Tomahawk, The Verve Pipe, and many more.
released October 28, 2016
Sam Scott - vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass(es), keyboards, drums, percussion, snapping, auxiliary percussion, programming, recording, production, mastering, mixing, writing, artwork, rice shaking
Steven Clewley - keyboard and vocals (jam at the end "Orange Circus")
Kameron Seger - snapping on "Tiny Little Onion", auxiliary percussion and vocals (jam at the end of "Orange Circus")
Tyler Babcock - keyboard on "Last", piano at the end of "Warm Globe" and "Tiny Little Onion", "Forever, I will stay humble" lyric on "The Eulogy"
Cam Mitchell - backing vocals and first 3 chorus lyrics on "Warm Globe", backing vocals and snapping on "Tiny Little Onion"
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