This album is entitled "The Gary Matters". The title, although meaningless, brings a few ideas to mind. Since when has the title of an album needed to directly communicate what exactly is inside of it? Instead, let the album become "The Gary Matters" as you listen to it. "The Gary Matters" is heartbreak, longing, redemption, people watching, imaginary friends, parody, happiness, story telling, and whatever you make it. Make "The Gary Matters" your own!
A FREE DOWNLOAD OF "THE GARY MATTERS" LYRIC ZINE IS AVAILABLE WHEN DOWNLOADED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FOLDER! ENJOY <3
ALSO! A two videos of the album separating the album into two sides in correspondence with the tape. Watch the lyric zine float by while you listen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUg10AXpZPU
released January 30, 2015
ALL SONGS WRITTEN, ARRANGED, PERFORMED AND PRODUCED BY EVAN M. MARRÉ EXCEPT WHERE NOTED BELOW:
Thanks to Matt Griffin for the use of his drums!
Josh Marré plays 12 string acoustic guitar on "Frankie, Be a Friend of Mine"
Connor Dunn plays tenor saxophone on "Frankie, Be a Friend of Mine"
"A Tune Right Out M' Head" written with Josh Marré
Bridge on "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" written with Jack Simons
Lead electric guitar on "Radioplay" played by Josh Marré
Background vocals on "The Amazing Mel Brown" sung by Michaela Schnore
Thank you to the First Reformed Church of Scotia for the use of their squeaky upright piano!
Thank you to the kids down the street for playing loud enough to be captured by my microphone on the song "Wait 4 Me Now"
MASTERED BY NICK "SCOOPS" DARDARIS AT Overit Media in ALBANY, NY
I'd like to thank all the amazing people, dogs, cats, bands and venues that have inspired me in musical and non-musical ways, for you have deeply influenced this album!
Thanks to the people:
Josh Marré, Michael Doherty, Aurora Case, Matt Griffin, Karl Bertrand, Connor Dunn, Alec Newell, Dakota Wayne, Chris Danton, Mom & Dad, Stacie Marré, Jack Simons, Michael Isabella, Jeremy Mendicino, Mike Dvorscak, Kory Gregory, Mike Jenkins, Kevin Carey, Billy McCarthy, Meg Duffy, Horace Michael, Connor Rohan, Josh Nelson, Ethan Griswold, Nick Kopp, and Jeanine Ouderkirk.
Thanks to the cats/dogs:
Pushka, Trumpy, Oscar, Millie, Jade, Moose, Cellphones, Gerry (Rachel) and Zooey.
Thanks to the bands:
Hand Habits, Better Pills, Patrick Porter, O-Face, Jawbreaker Reunion, The Basic Brothers, Let's Be Leonard, Richard Album & the Singles, Pretty & Nice, Morning Star, Birdwing, River Eater, Prefab Sprout, Brian WIlson, China Crisis, XTC, 10cc, Godley & Creme, Field Music, They Might Be Giants and the Mommyheads.
Thanks to the places:
Bard College, SUNY Purchase College, The Low Beat, The Icehouse, Drome Sound, Last Vestige Records, The Re-collector and Scotia Diner.
Cover art by Josh Marré
"The Gary Matters" Lyric Zine artwork by Evan M. Marré
(c) Icehouse Collective, 2015
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