released 21 April 2012
Jesse Kates : singing, guitars
Camry Ivory : singing, keys
Mark Hamblin : bass, trumpet
Daniel Torrence : drums
Russell Thorpe played bass clarinet on Under Summer Stars and sax on Monica. Tobias Kates sang on Ninja Ninja Fight Darth Vader.
All songs written by Jesse Kates / Halaster Music [ASCAP] except Ninja Ninja Fight Darth Vader by Tobias Kates.
Arranged by The Sexy Accident.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Steve Fisk.
Additional engineering by Jesse Kates and Brendan McReynolds.
Recorded at Westend in Kansas City, MO. Mastering by JJ Golden.
Images by Diego López Calvín / solarigrafia.com
In loving memory of Sayaka Kanade.
Jesse thanks Anne Ray, Steph Kates and Camry Ivory for their editorial eyes, Will Leathem for his rabble-rousing and strategizing, Chuck Whittington for the generous loan of keyboards, amps and guitar pedals, Ray Haines for his guitar tech wizardry, Mike Miller for his hospitality, Dale Maxfield for his angel investing, Russell Thorpe for blowing reeds like Donkey Kong throws barrels, and Zac Eubank for his competence and nearly self-immolating talent. Love always to my wife Stephanie, to Tobias with his infinite imagination, and to Jonas, who always asks for more when my music stops.
Camry thanks the Ivory & Clardy households, Sarah LaBarr, and The Babygurls.
Mark thanks his dad for teaching him how to learn through listening.