This was our first attempt at recording a real concept album, as well as a real full length album. I am not actually sure on our over-arching concept, but I believe we succeeded in creating a beautiful sounding record that not only in challenging and mathy, but also beautiful and angular with tasteful and interesting movement. Some of this material (Vampire Pony vs. Nerd Shark) dates back to our first EP and some of it (Remember that Knife I stabbed with you, YEAPP!!!!) was written a week before the studio.
We put all our energy and money into going into Ryan Furlott's Rain City Studios for a whole week and banging this one out. The general tracking went really smoothly and then we spent about a month or two mixing and mastering it down to a really perfect and smooth listening experience. I am intensely proud of this record and it also marks a water line for more creative and cohesive material to rise in the near future.
released January 1, 2009
Phil Cleary - Drums, Piano
Pat Dougherty - Bass
Chris Scott - Guitars, Keyboards
Jon Scheid - Guitars, Synthesizers, Sounds
*Ryan Miller - Guest Solo on "18 Screws between us & Glory"
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