Turns out, a LOT can happen in your life during a span of 9 months or so. I was inspired, in love, motivated, ambitious, depressed, anti-social, delusional, and a bunch of other words that contradict each other. Sometimes simultaneously, sometimes not. What I'm getting at is there were times where I contemplating giving up on this dumb project, and there were also times where I spent a weekend locked in a rehearsal space for 12+ hours a day recording almost all the instruments for this album. When in Rome. C'est la vie. Carpe diem. YOLO. idk.
What I do know is that I will never be consistently happy, nor will I be consistently sad. I'll be miserable for the entire Winter. I'll defrost during Spring. I'll have an amazing, challenging, fulfilling Summer, and I'll get nostalgic when Autumn rolls around. And repeat and repeat. I don't want to keep repeating myself in these songs, and I already don't have much to say. I like writing songs about people I know and I think I finally, in a way, "captured" what Dani Band is all about this time. Whether it's losing people close to you or appreciating the friends that are still around, things will always be up & down and people will always go back & forth with you.
Thank you to all of my friends, new & old, gone or not, for the art, lyrics, music, stories and inspiration! I have no idea where my life is heading but girl, "the only thing I know for sure is where my pee-pee goes."
released December 17, 2013
Written*, performed**, engineered, mixed & mastered by Dani Barstad
*Lyrics on "Shadow of the Dead Bugs" by Billy Luetzen
*"Head Spin/Fool's Paradise" by Corissa Burkel
**Bree Melechinsky: Alto sax on "Perfect Teeth"
Cover art by Zack Warpinski & Bree Melechinsky
"The Dani Band Hater Band Hates Your Guts" by Dani Reese
"Perfect Teeth" by Jessica Davis
"Ghost Lovers" by Rosi Menn
"Dead Zone" by Sam Tjornhom
"Head Spin/Fool's Paradise" by Paul Claypool
"Shadow of the Dead Bugs" by Lauryn Buda
Back art by Michelle D'Angelo
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