Thanks to many generous contributions from supporters, friends, and families, as well as the support and engineering/production brilliance of James Treichler and Ryan Groff, we were able to create this dark, sparkly, heavy, sweet, and whimsical adventure we are calling 'Hells & Chronicles'. Being our debut full-length album, it is a true collection of exploration and adventure in getting to know each other as writers and musicians. We are very proud of this collection of songs and really hope you enjoy them.
Engineered by James Treichler and Mark Wyman/Earth Analog (Tolono, IL) and Ryan Groff/Perennial Sound Studio (Champaign, IL)
Produced by James Treichler, Ryan Groff, and We The Animals
Mixed by James Treichler/Wave Upon Wave (Champaign, IL)
Mastered by Adam Boose/Cauliflower Audio (Cleveland, OH)
Paintings by Al Creamean/Neurotikart
Album art design by Anni Poppen/Mowgli Studio
Trumpet on "Flood" by Kevin Bourassa
Executive Producers: Anni Poppen, Kelly Wyman, Al Creamean, Mama & Papa Creamean, Diamond Dave, Laurie Brown, Frank O'Randle, Dana Kowalski, Moe Winstead, Miranda Dodge, Coral & Chuck Turpen, Nena White, Kate Funderburk, Seth/Justine Fein-Bursoni, Isaac Arms, Jennifer Corbin, Kristina Forrest, Margaret Duffey, Jason Norris, Betty Kirby, Zack Wolek, Andy Borbely, Robert Colon, Kelly Applegate-Nichols, Padraic and Kaci Lowery, Ashlee Beck, Eric Stanley, EJ Morgan, Lindsey Barr, Delaney Scofield, Caleb Means, Andy Wildrick, Katrina Fenlon, Mike & Rachel Ingram, Shades, Rebecca Rego, Dave Pride, Ted Faust, Nick Rainey, David Rankin, Jarah O'Brien, Trina Van Schyndel, Cynthia Lammert, Stefanie Postula, Chris Alix, Ryan Warren, Penny Shields, Jessie Creamean, Kelly White, Craig Ivie, Elyse Niccum, Stephen "Sven" Johnson, Beth Kirchgesner, Jennifer Funderburk, Shawn Finfrock, John & Beth Leamon, Charlie Harris, Josh Tolbert, and Brad Daniels.
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"keep it in the dark" feels like summer storm music: it swirls and comes in torrents but it cools your skin with burst of calm. i don't know how they balance the dichotomy so easily, but they do. the pitterpatter of accidentals in "fools"'s guitar line, the gentle unison vocals of "we collide", the churning sea of "see what happens"- it all melds into something as rousing as it is calming. Nicholas Garcia