A double disk collection of songs written and recorded at The Holiday Music Motel during Dark Songs 2016!
Disk A 1. Grim Sleeper (Bruce Butkovich, Charles Boheme, Christa Ebert) Christa Ebert - loops, sounds, vocals / Charles Boheme - vocals, samples / Bruce Butkovich - bowed lap steel, drums, vocals 2. Scary Monsters (Liv Mueller, Morgan Rae, Josh Harty) Liv Mueller - electric guitar, vocals / Morgan Rae - vocals / Josh Harty - guitar / Dan Smrz - drums 3. 7 Inches (Kate Vargas, Tarl Knight, Carley Baer) Kate Vargas - resonator guitar, vocals / Tarl Knight - keys, vocals / Carley Baer - upright bass, vocals 4. Wicked Wind (Tarl Knight, Genevieve Heyward) Tarl Knight - dobro, vocals / Genevieve Heyward - vocals / Mike Wheeler - vocals / Matt Spatol - drums, bass, tambourine 5. Beautiful Ghost (Andrea Horne, Loren Tee Wollerman, James Hall) James Hall - vocals, guitars / Andrea Horne - bass, vocals / Loren Tee - vocals, elec. guitar / Dan O Stoffels - drums 6. The Horrors (Kate Vargas, Carley Baer, Andrea Wittgens) Carley Baer - vocals, accordion, percussion / Andrea Wittgens - vocals, keys / Kate Vargas - percussion / Steve Hamilton - percussion 7. When Good Clowns Go Bad (Liv Mueller, Liam Hall, Charles Boheme) Liv Mueller - vocals, elec. guitar / Liam Hall - vocals, keys / Charles Boheme - vocals / Matt Spatol - bass / Tim Baltes - drums 8. Murder You In Your Sleep (Anna Jo, Barrett Tasky, Carley Baer) Anna Jo - banjo, vocals / Carley Baer - vocals / Barrett Tasky - vocals, kazoo 9. Take It To The Grave (Andrea Wittgens, Patrick Kelly, Jeanne Kuhns) Jeanne Kuhns, Andrea Wittgens, Patrick Kelly - vocals, clap, stomps / Dan Smrz - stomp, clap, spoons / Tim Baltes - stomp, clap, shakers 10. Ride That Devil Down (Christa Ebert, Marja Johnson, Mike Wheeler) Mike Wheeler - lead vocals, guitar / Marja Johnson - backing vocals / Christa Ebert - vocals, effect pedals / Matt Spatol - bass, drums, tambourine 11. Ghost Town (Genevieve Heyward, Mike Wheeler) Mike Wheeler - acous. guitar, vocals / Genevieve Heyward - vocals / Alex Wilson - elec. guitar / Dan O Stoffels - drums 12. Run Bambi Run (Kate Vargas, Dan Smrz, Patrick Kelly) Kate Vargas - vocals, guitar / Dan Smrz - percussion / Anna Jo - banjo / Patrick Kelly - bass / Barrett Tasky - lap steel 13. Final Friend (Tarl Knight, Jimm McIver, Barrett Tasky) Tarl Knight - guitar, lead vocals / Jimm McIver - guitar, vocals / Barrett Tasky - upright bass, glockenspiel, celeste bells 14. Undead (James Hall, Sugar Ransom, Morgan Rae) James Hall - elec. guitar, backing vocals / Sugar Ransom - vocals (lead verse), backing vocals / Morgan Rae - vocals (lead chorus), backing vocals / Dan O Stoffels - drums / Matt Spatol - bass 15. Mannequin (Andrea Wittgens, John Hvezda, Liam Hall) Andrea Wittgens - vocals, keytar / John Hvezda - vocals / Liam Hall - synth, vocals 16. Dreamland (James Hall, Cathy Grier, Michael McKinnon) James Hall - guitar, vocals / Cathy Grier - slide, vocals, glockenspiel / Michael McKinnon - guitar, backing vocals / Christa Ebert - saw, backing vocals, screams / Carley Baer - accordion / Barrett Tasky - stand up bass
Disk B 17. Singularity (Michael Bleck, Dan O Stoffels, Michael McKinnon) Michael Bleck - vocals / Michael McKinnon - guitar / Andrea Wittgens - keytar / Dan O Stoffels - drums 18. Lost As A Ghost (John Hvezda, Jimm McIver, Ryan Thompson) John Hvezda - guitar, lead vocals / Jimm McIver - acous. guitar, harmony vocals / Ryan Thompson - lead acous. guitar, backing vocals 19. Dating Game (Liv Mueller, Vincent Gates, Matt Spatol) Liv Mueller - vocals, guitar / Vincent Gates - vocals, guitar / Matt Spatol - drums / Steve Smith - bass 20. Suicide Machine (Tim Baltes, Alex Wilson, Dan O Stoffels) Alex Wilson - acous. guitars, vocals / Tim Baltes - drums / Barrett Tasky - standup bass / Liv Mueller - backing vocals / Anna Jo - banjo 21. Deep Down (Washed Away) (Christa Ebert, Anna Jo, Marcus Trana) Christa Ebert - vocals / Marcus Trana - keys, acous. guitar, vocals, drums / Anna Jo - upright bass, banjo, vocals 22. Snow On Fire (Marja Johnson, Josh Harty, Jeanne Kuhns) Marja Johnson - backing vocals / Josh Harty - guitar, backing vocals / Jeanne Kuhns - vocals 23. evoL (Tarl Knight, Morgan Rae) Tarl Knight - vocals, guitar, stomp / Morgan Rae - vocals / melaniejane - tambourine, shaker 24. Can You Hear Them? (Liv Mueller, Genevieve Heyward, Bruce Butkovich) Liv Mueller - vocals, elec. guitar / Genevieve Heyward - vocals / Bruce Butkovich - vocals, elec. guitar 25. Family of the Night (Kate Vargas, Marja Johnson, Mike Wheeler) Marja Johnson - piano / Kate Vargas - vocals / Mike Wheeler - vocals 26. 3 Sisters (Carley Baer, Michael Bleck, Troy Therrien) Troy Therrien - guitar / Michael Bleck - guitar, vocals / Carley Baer - ukulele, vocals 27. Judy (Andrea Horne, Steve Smith, Ryan Thompson) Andrea Horne - vocals, bass, judy harp / Steve Smith - bass / Ryan Thompson - guitar / Tim Baltes - drums 28. Witch Hunt (Mike Wheeler, Vincent Gates, Genevieve Heyward) Genevieve Heyward - vocals / Vincent Gates - guitar, vocals / Mike Wheeler - vocals, guitar / Matt Spatol - bass / Tim Baltes - drums 29. Love You For Your Brains (Dan Smrz, Ryan Thompson, Loren Tee) Loren Tee Wollerman - vocals / Dan Smrz - percussion / Ryan Thompson - elec. guitar / Matt Spatol - bass 30. Ex-Wife With A Knife (Matt Spatol, Mike Wheeler, Alex Wilson, Barrett Tasky, Steve Smith) Matt Spatol - piano, vocals, drums / Alex Wilson - guitar, vocals / Mike Wheeler - vocals / Barrett Tasky - guitar 31. The Buyers (Liam Hall, Genevieve Heyward) Liam Hall - vocals, guitar / Genevieve Heyward - vocals / Matt Spatol - elec. bass / Tim Baltes - drums 32. Feed The Hummingbirds (Loren Tee Wollerman, Vincent Gates, Sugar Ransom) Sugar Ransom - vocals / Loren Tee Wollerman - elec. guitar, backing vocals / Vincent Gates - elec. guitar, backing vocals / Steve Smith - standup bass / Marcus Trana - drums 33. Morning Star (Andrea Wittgens, Tarl Knight, Matt Spatol) Tarl Knight - lead vocals / Andrea Wittgens - piano, background vocals / Matt Spatol - guitar, drums 34. Which Witch (Charles Boheme, Tarl Knight) Charles Boheme - vocals / Tarl Knight - piano / Barrett Tasky - upright bass / Dan Smrz - drums
Recorded at the Holiday Music Motel and Tambourine Collaboratory in Sturgeon Bay, WI during Dark Songs 2016 by Steve Hamilton, Dan O Stoffels, Steve Smith, Barrett Tasky with assistance from Bruce Butkovich and Marcus Trana. Produced by pat mAcdonald. Mastering: Steve Hamilton (Makin’ Sausage Music, Milwaukee, WI). Digital editing, micro-mastering: pat mAcdonald. Cover art: Geri X. Air traffic control: melaniejane. Admin. assistance: Teresa Young. Special thanks to Third Avenue Playhouse for their undying support.