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    Comes with a printed poster of the album artwork, created by resident Seattle badass Kristian Garrard and digitized by Thomas Marnin. Boom!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Trapped via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Seeming to emerge fully-formed from a vibrating string—an innocuous guitar doppler—“Trapped” (in the center of the earth, perhaps?) builds momentum steadily, deftly careening through a series of cartoonish set pieces. From zany prog-jazz, to lyrical string-laden passages reminiscent of klezmer, to triumphal half-time rock, complete with electric guitar solos, “Trapped” seesaws between dreamy exploration and sugar-rush catharsis. Finally, we’re deposited with a gentle bump at the end, feeling like we’ve just been taken on a tour of a particularly demented solar system.The second track, “Stop, Drop, ‘n’ Roll Doesn’t Work in Hell,” emerges from a primordial murk of textural free improv. A bass figure morphs into an almost fugal motif that reappears and transforms as the piece evolves. The song’s title and lyrics were derived from a slogan on a church magnet board, and indeed we seem to be taken on a Dantesque journey through purgatory and out the other side. Descending, descending at the beginning, then buoyed by a mischievous chorus, ghostly vocals guide us through a graveyard of sound, until at last our hero rallies, rocketing through a gauntlet of 5/4 time to reach the freedom and daylight on the surface—jetting off from there into the intergalactic sunset.


released May 11, 2012

Jared Borkowski - guitar and vocals
David Balatero - bass and vocals
Ivan Arteaga - alto saxophone, clarinet, and vocals
Rob Hanlon - keyboards and vocals
Evan Woodle - drums and vocals

Produced by Operation ID and Vincent LaBelle. Recorded on June 26th and August 22nd - 23rd, 2011 by Vincent LaBelle at BOOM! Mixed by Vincent LaBelle and mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering. Artwork by Kristian Garrard.



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