Released October 2, 2017
* Track 7 starts "Side 2"
All songs written, produced, mixed and mastered by Jason Perrillo
Album Art: Neko Zero
Jason Perrillo: vocals, backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, assorted keyboards, additional instrumentation
Joe Lorge: Electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Gregg Steele: Bass, cello, upright bass, backing vocals
John Zaletel: drums, percussion
Song notes, from Jason:
You Can't Make This Up: Tons of brass and marimba following the bouncy rock arrangement. Its just a fun song, nothing really to explain.
Patience is My Life: Vibraphone, acoustic guitar, Hammond B3. Features a harmonica solo and an organ solo (at the same time!) It's about someone with all the patience in the world. The main character is sort of a celebrity type who will often let old friends into their world.
Night on the Town: An uptempo song about someones night on the town. They are trying to escape reality, but it doesn't quite go as planned. Hopefully you've seen the video for this. It was filmed in Bellmore NY. It was directed by Steve Orfanos who happens to be the one "thrown to the floor" outside the bar in the video.
At the End of the Day: A harpsichord track with accordion. One of the few tracks without drums but sleigh bells carry the rhythm. This song is about daily failure, resetting/analyzing your thoughts and starting fresh again the next day. And it has a nice trumpet solo. We are looking for some woodwind/brass soloists to help play these live.
Out of the Way: This song details someones fantasy about getting rid of someone the wrong way. "This new hero has become a big deal, an overnight sensation has done us in..." One of the more uplifting and rocking choruses on the album. I wanted to give the vocals more bite on this album than the previous one. It also features an oboe solo, moog solo, and finally a guitar solo.
Empty Smile: The darkest song on the album. It's about living with a younger child who is possessed. The exorcist comes to mind. It can also be about having to put up with someone who is in constant misery. I'm thinking about doing a Halloween video about this one. We will see. Complete with backwards guitar solo's, fender rhodes, piano, and glockenspiel sounds, we've been rehearsing this one to play live. I like Johnny's rolling tom fills on it.
Underwater Angel: A nice vocal/guitar/string quartet song about a guy who loses someone in the sea. He then fantasizes about meeting them again as he ventures back into the water.
Vicinity: Another upbeat song. This one has a more rocking chorus with lots of distortion, in contrast to the funky verse with clean guitars.
The Objective: The only real 'synth-poppy' song on the album. Kind of melodramatic and dense
Down the Well: Piano song, although it was written on guitar. It's about a boy who goes down the well where he finds a fantasy world. His friends come down to rescue him, but he doesnt recognize them. Plenty of strings on this. My favorite outro on the album. It sort of peels away as you go further down the well.
Men of Dishonor: A song describing a conflict between people which builds to chaos in the end. Brass and string arrangements carry the song. The arrangements were very carefully written on this album. I put this first because it almost sounds like a movie opening with its strings and choir etc. Otherwise it's the least poppy song on the album.
In the Worst Way: 6/8 guitar rock with some added brass.
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Night on the Town
At The End Of The Day