released April 4, 2017
All music written by Our Wits That Make Us Men except "Fodder for Dreams" and "You Are Love," written by Our Wits That Make Us Men, Allen Nunez, and Christopher Rodriguez.
All Lyrics written by Dean Scordilis, except "Fodder for Dreams," "No Meaning," "Manifesto," and "The Silhouettes of Trees," written by Mark Boulanger.
Translation in "Refugee Song" by John Rodriguez
"Refugee Song" includes excerpts of "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
Produced by Maximillian Liebman and Our Wits That Make Us Men
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Maximillian Liebman
Cover Art by Dean Scordilis
Dean Scordilis - Vocals, Percussion, Keyboard Sample on "Silhouettes of Trees", Noise Guitar on "Trigger Warning"
Matt Billy - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Noise Guitar on "Trigger Warning", Bass on “No Meaning,” “Manifesto,” “Refugee Song,” and “Trigger Warning,” Sample on "You Are Love"
Nagee Diaz-Corpening - Bass, Lead Bass on "Holy Father Franklin"
Mark Boulanger - Drums, Percussion, Samples
Mike Yablon - Spoken Word on "Pine Box"
R.A. Phoennex - Spoken Word on "Fodder for Dreams"
Mesha Allen - Spoken Word on "Bloody Justice"
John Rodriguez - Spoken Word on "Refugee Song"
Zachary Howard - Vocals on "Death to False Idols"
Dean Scordilis, Matt Billy, Nagee Diaz-Corpening, Mark Boulanger, and R.A. Phoennex – Gang Vocals on “Manifesto” and “Trigger Warning”
Nate Moon - Cello on "Penance" and "Silhouettes of Trees"
Annamaria Chilimintris - Violin on "Blood" and "Silhouettes of Trees"
Allen Nunez - Guitar on "Fodder for Dreams," Keyboard on "You Are Love"
Christopher Rodriguez - Guitar on "Fodder for Dreams" and "You Are Love"
Maximillian Liebman - Fretless Bass on "Reflection," Radio Samples on "Manifesto,” Wind Sample on "fiveeight,"
M. - Samples on "Holy Father Franklin"
The Voices on "Penance" belong to Odoardo Pacella, Danielle Adomowitz, Zachary Miller, Matt Billy, Mesha Allen, and Mark Boulanger
The Voices on "Manifesto" belong to Zachary Miller, Danielle Adomowitz, Odoardo Pacella, Nicole, Christopher Rodriguez, David Moncada, Lucas McKenzie, Isaac Jimenez, Rebecca Diaz, Jill Rose, Magali, Maximillian Liebman, Mesha Allen, and R.A. Phoennex.
The Voice on "Trigger Warning" belongs to James Perlas.
The Voice on "Save You" belongs to Odoardo Pacella.
-Recorded at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s Les Paul Studio on 8/15/16-8/18/16.
Special thanks to Paul Pittman of Ramapo College for helping us during a very stressful time.
-Vocals for "Fodder for Dreams" recorded in a haunted forest in Dumont, NJ on 7/28/16
-Vocals for "Pine Box" recorded next to the Ramapo College Spiritual Center on 8/17/16
-Vocals for "You Are Love" recorded at the Ramsey Rt. 17 Train Station on 8/17/16
-Vocals for "Bloody Justice" recorded across the street from a plaque commemorating the site of the 1967 Newark Riots on 8/25/16
--Noise Guitar for "Trigger Warning" recorded in Village 4B (Ramapo College of New Jersey) on 10/16/16
-Instrumentals for "Fodder for Dreams" and "You Are Love" recorded in Village 4B on 10/23/16
-Spoken Word for "Refugee Song" recorded in Mark's car outside the Meatlocker on 1/2/17
-Interviews for "Penance" conducted at various locations between 9/1/16-10/28/16
-Statements of Intent in "Manifesto" collected at various locations between 7/23/16-1/3/17
-Interview for "Trigger Warning" conducted in The Fishbowl at Ramapo College on 8/2/16
-Interview for "Save You" conducted in Mark's car at a park in Cranford, NJ on 9/3/16
There are about one-hundred people (at least) without whom this record would not have been possible. There are at least one-hundred more who expressed interest in our music (somehow!), played a show with us, or otherwise had the graciousness to allow us into their lives. Hopefully, if you're one of those people, you know how much we love you.
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