Lyrics and album art here:
I suppose the reoccurring apocalyptic dreams began when I was about 9. It was the 80's and Reagan was king, and everywhere you looked was nuclear this that and the other. Love Songs of the Apocalypse Volume 1 is a shout-out to all the ghosts haunting the mid-sized semi-urban dystopia in my head. The characters are real but some of the details get squishy. On this album I tried to reach out a bit instead of doing the whole thing in my basement by myself (like I did with New Equation). I wanted to get some of my friends on this one since the themes are so much about people and connections. I'm looking
forward to getting a group together to perform some of this material in all its strangeness. Maybe it's not that strange at all - perhaps I flatter myself. Most of the basics for the album were tracked at New Improved Recording in Oakland with Eli Crews. The rest was tracked in my basement and in an old soup warehouse that I rented in Fayetteville, Arkansas while I was living there for a stint. I hope to make a volume 2 and a volume 5 and a volume 20 for that matter before the world spontaneously combusts.