“We have to create culture, don't watch TV, don't read magazines, don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player; you don't want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.” -Terence McKenna
released May 21, 2013
Recorded at Total Treble Studios in St. Augustine, FL by Laura Jane Grace and Produced by The Wild in August, 2012.
Mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA.
Album Photography by Stephen Yang, Jake Mayday, and Dianna Settles.
Album design and layout by Dianna Settles and Witt Wisebram.
The Wild is: Bryan Scherer (Drums, Guitar, Vocals), Dianna Settles (Vocals and Tambourine), Steve D’agostino (Banjo, Pedal Steel, Vocals, Fiddle, and Guitar),
Dakota Floyd (Bass, Vocals, and Bad Puns), and Witt Wisebram (Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, and Piano).
Special thanks to Sean Bonnette for additional vocals on ‘A Better Life in New Bedford.’
We want to thank our Families, friends, and fans for their unconditional support! Mr. Cat, Kitty Magic, Opal, Laura Jane Grace and her wonderful family, Mike Park and Bob Vielma and the rest of the Asian Man family, Linda and the rest of Anthony’s family, Sean and Ben and the rest of Andrew Jackson Jihad, Timeshares, Laura Stevenson and all of those beautiful Cans, Bomb the Music Industry!, Spraynard (R.I.P.), The Taxpayers, Pedals on Our Pirate Ships, Sundials, Hold Tight!, Rubrics (and the rest of DIY Greenville), Chicken Little, Chris Clavin and Ghost Mice and everyone in the Plan-it-X family, Jake Mayday, Run Forever, Vacation, Glocca Morra, Dylan Sizemore, Logan Greene, Kite Party, Cheap Girls, Good Luck, The Max Levine Ensemble, Ramshackle Glory, The Queers, Tia and Joe and The Fellow Project, Tiny Teeth, Kelsi Grammar, Kudrow, Archipelago, Delay, Brook Pridemore, Aki and Mayu and all of Worthwhile Way and Eager Beaver Records, Ryan Azada, Jeff Rosenstock for taking a year to mail my keys back to me (either him or gat dang USPS), Rick Vee, Dani Kordani, Chris Parker, Pete Pie, Ted Lee, Eli Culp, Marc Ferguson, Celia Blank, Wonderboy, Michael Boogdish, Lauren Hicks, Bill Cotter, Chris McDonald, Ryan Harvey, Jason Anderson, Will Bangs, Joe Queer, Mike Harpring, Andrew Ellis, Ben Z., Sarah Cavrak, Darren Boyer, Josie and Edric Figueroa, Rebecca Heinegg, Chris Eugene, Hilary Carter, Alex Gannon, Ian Nye, Mark Mooradian, Tim and Teresa Hungerford, Stewart at No Breaks, Timmi Sterritt, Dan Treiber, Adam Gnade, Andy Thompson, Bob Bernstein, Mari Atari, KT Austin, Andy Sunshine, Melody Millage, Jim Harner, Alex Kulik, Graham Turner, Stephen Cohen, Teo Sagisman, Russell Glaser and Michelle Robertson, Jack and Alyson Decker, Stephen Yang, Zac Apte, Nathanial and Pam (and Emily) Bruss, Jeff and Ayla Wolk, Jamie Riotto and Ellie Casson, Ben Herring and Eliza Sydney, The Hurlburt family (and Phillip), Gersh, Greg, Lee and the Ping-Pong Champions of Atlanta, Our Kickstarter supporters: Raney Azada, German Ferrufino, Chris Principato, Chris Scanlon (Sledge), Tim Garvey, Garrett Ampersand, Drew E. Hinton, Steve Szyndrowski, and Double Cola. Thanks to everyone that has supported us, offered a floor, a meal, or a show, or let us park ‘Carol’ in front of their house. We love you all and are more grateful than you could ever know!
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