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Surrogate Love Is For The Rich

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CD Details

  • Released: August 28, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Tooth & Nail Records


  • 1.Shift The Blame
  • 2.15
  • 3.Talk Of The Weather
  • 4.Photographic Memory
  • 5.Death Penalty
  • 6.Problem Solving
  • 7.Easy
  • 8.Paper Trail
  • 9.Fix Another
  • 10.Stay Out Of The Sun
  • 11.Upside Down Pictures
  • 12.The Fence

Product Description:

Personnel: Rick Keene, Jon Wesley (vocals); Chris Keene, Casey Dietz (accordion); Jordan Mallory (drums, percussion); Jordan Mallory (drums).
Audio Mixer: Steven Dail.
Recording information: A Friend's Warehouse, Chico, CA (04/2007); Chris' Bedroom (04/2007).
Surrogate, a two-man band composed of multi-instrumentalist, singer, and engineer Chris Keene and drummer Jordan Mallory, followed up their 2007 debut for Tooth & Nail, the lo-fi LOVE IS FOR THE RICH, with 2009's harmonically fulsome POPULAR MECHANICS. This is somewhat ironic since Keene and Mallory left their previous band, Number One Gun, partly because they were tired of the whole emo-derived "wall-of-sound" characterizing that group. POPULAR MECHANICS is sonically dense at times, too, but it is most notable for its singer-songwriter delicacy and nuance, highly reminiscent of Sufjan Stevens's 2005 indie-rock masterpiece, COME ON FEELTHE ILLINOISE. Nothing if not aware of dynamics, Surrogate avoid indie preciousness by deliberately emphasizing Mallory's sloppy "rock" drumming, in the grand tradition of Led Zeppelin's late John Bonham and, closer to home, the White Stripes' Meg White. Note for note the further evolved songwriting and singing match the enhanced production, courtesy of Keene's tenure at Heirloom studios in hometown Chico, Ca. Highlights include the title track, all about moderation in politics as well as life (and music), and "Love Is For The Rich," which in another irony never appeared on the album by that name.
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  • UPC: 094639118229
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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