The title, information pills
and title track, is from a Ukrainian toast that goes, “To us, the beautiful–and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.” That is pretty much how I feel about this album.

I made it with Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack, the Slackers) on drums, Andrew Seward (Against Me) on bass, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. I mostly played guitar too. J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) produced. It took about six days to rehearse and record. It felt easy and we had a good time. I want to thank them for their hard work. I wish we were a real band that played together regularly. My last one took a lot longer. This was like a palate cleanser. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people basically like guitar-pop records. If I make another record, it probably won’t be anything like this.

Bits of these things are in there: the Medusa, Leo Strauss, the Waterboys, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Marshall Crenshaw, an apartment in Toronto, the Cut Ups, Ivor Cutler, folk remedies for morning sickness, David Lee Roth, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Hakim Bey, the Constantines, Mongolian neo-Nazis, Rebecca West, John Cooper Clarke, Lewis Hyde, my ex-bandmate Lucky, the Marfa lights, Future of the Left, Apuleius, a Scottish girl, and a pet rat in Southampton. There’s a lot in the album about circularity, about being trapped in a path and figuring out how to carve a new way of being. Other things are in there too. But you don’t have to go looking for them; you can take what you wish from it, obviously. I’m pleased if you like it. If you don’t, that’s fine too. It’s a big world.

 

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Fourth solo record, visit web
released in 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings and Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. The title, and title track, is from a Ukrainian toast that goes, “To us, the beautiful–and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.” That is pretty much how I feel about this album.

The band is Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack, the Slackers) on drums, Andrew Seward (Against Me) on bass, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. I mostly played guitar too. J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) produced.

For digital download, click here.

Fourth solo record, web
released in 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings and Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club. The title, decease
and title track, traumatologist
is from a Ukrainian toast that goes, “To us, the beautiful–and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.” That is pretty much how I feel about this album.

The band is Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack, the Slackers) on drums, Andrew Seward (Against Me) on bass, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. I mostly played guitar too. J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) produced.

For digital download, click here.

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