An eclectic system that utilizes some of Boston's finest and playing to these performer's strengths, all while remaining guitar-heavy and guitar-driven.
Featuring members of: Fall Risk, Yeehaw!, Lovechild, Burglary Years, Juneva, Sisterwives, White Leather, Sodapop Girlfriend, Ataraxia, The Incomparable Liam Neesons, Bad Actors, Buttons & Mindy, xxBrokenHeartxx, and now-defunct bands Storytellers, Cerce, and A Guy Named Guy. The list goes on...
released March 12, 2015
Nishad George - All instruments, programming, production, and engineering unless otherwise noted. Vocals on track 9.
Alex Richichi - Vocals on track 2, vocal engineering on track 2
Becca Cadalzo - Vocals on track 3
Philip Donnan - Vocals on track 4
Blake Jurasin - Vocals on track 5
Patrick Talesfore Jr. - Drums and percussion on track 6
Greg Cook - Vocals on track 7
Daniel Martinez Del Campo - Second bridge guitar solo on track 9
Diego Edsel - First and third guitar solos during ending on track 9
Dylan Zobel - Vocals on track 8
“Phat Chance” Wells - Vocals on track 11
Cooper “Big Chill” Leardi - Vocals, hype on track 11.
Johnny Capece - Screaming vocals on track 12
Michael Vann - Clean vocals on track 12
Ida Khojandpour - Vocals on track 13
Michael Cole - Additional sample provided on track 13
John Scott - Vocal engineering on tracks 5, 8, 11, 12, and 13. Drum engineering on track 6
Tyler Dack - Vocal engineering on track 11
Album artwork by Michael Vann
Additional logo by Zac Suskevich
Mixed and Mastered by Nishad George in Hayward, CA
It be haughty and unbecoming of me to not acknowledge the sheer amount of talent present on this record. To all the people that are on this record: I have already ranted about how amazing your contributions are to this record, but I still listen to these songs and can’t stress enough how blown away I am by the skills that you all have. This record went from dirt to treasure with your golden touch added. To anyone reading this: please look up these featured artists. They have challenged me to grow as both an instrumentalist and as a better human being in the process of working with them. I would vouch for their skills and their musical endeavors any day.
This album is dedicated to all the friends I made during my crazy, straight out of a comic book-stint in New England, made by those friends. I miss you all more than you know. I will always have this album to remember you guys by. Huge special thanks to Alex Pickert, Zach Weeks, and Hunter Strutz, who, while not present on this record, set the chains in motion for me five years ago on that very fateful day to meet all the people responsible for this record and more: the craziest half-decade of my life with an unforgettable crew of misfits. Life becomes a strange journey to you when you look at how the puzzle pieces fit over time.
An extra and major special thanks to my friends Nick Rea, Derek Ho, Max Junge, and Jeff Harvey. Without their unwavering encouragement and belief in me over my years and years of delving into music and putting the pieces together, I would have never been motivated to get off my ass to make this crazy idea and assortment of riffs into real album. I don't know how many god awful demos you guys had to listen to until I could step it up to write and record the songs on this record. Even in my most lethargic of days when it comes to the trade, you guys always have had my back and believed in me; there is nothing better I could ask for in life.
The final steps to finishing this record would likely have not happened without the Chois and Sharon Rea keeping me leveled through a very difficult time in life. There was a lot of trouble surrounding the time I was finalizing this record that they didn’t know about, yet they constantly kept me company. You all gave me the comfort and confidence I needed to perservere and make it to the finish line with this record.
And of course, a huge thanks to my family, especially my dad, for supporting me through any odds stacked against me. Life would be hell without you guys. Hopefully this album makes you proud and resolved for all the faith you put in my ability to make loud noises with a guitar.
I hope everyone enjoys this record as much as I do!
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