the new old record

0 Comments 28 October 2016

Been AWOL from this blog for far too long. Apologies for that, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends. Much too much new stuff to report– a record of new material in the works, an upcoming UK tour, another cross country US tour just to start. But I’ll try to limit myself to the subject at hand: the new old record, ALCOHOLICA. There are no plans for physical copies so please pick up a digital copy here:





In a nutshell, this record was recorded in 2000-2001. When it was finished, I wasn’t totally happy with the songs/ performances/ recordings/ whatever, so I decided to shelve it. That decision may have also been influenced by the death of a friend, burnout, my drinking problem, being broke, etc. Listening back to this record this summer, I decided both that it wasn’t worth re-recording any of these songs for the new record… and that it was worth letting these songs out. Here are the credits.

Mishka Shubaly- vocals, rhythm guitar
Allison Langerak- vocals, Wurlitzer, harmonica
Josh Taggart- rock guitars
Erik Nickerson- weird guitars/ slide guitar on Dollar Beer
Martin Nienstedt- slide guitar on My Love is a Gulag
Jens Carstensen- bass, drums, saxophone
Robin Van Maarth- drums
Ethan Marunas- congas
Karen Paris- violin
James Sparber- Wurlitzer, bass, keys
Ryan Zawel- horns

engineered by James Sparber and Jeff Mensch

mastered by Scott Craggs

cover art by Jed Collins

huge thanks to Jeff, James, Allison and everyone who made this happen, both then and now.

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