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Tragedy of the Commons

by Skittish

A unique blend of folk and rock for the underdog in all of us.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Intro (Preflight)
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2. Carousel
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3. Million Gray
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4. Ugly on the Inside
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5. The Girl up the Hill
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6. Product of the Glove
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7. Pass the Punch
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8. Here be Monsters
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9. Carnations
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10. The Phantom's Toast
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11. A Single Step
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12. One for the Unloved
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Album Notes
For some, change comes like a kiss from a hammer to the side of the skull. While the more “well-adjusted” among us may breeze through life on a lollipop gondola, the newest release from Skittish is for those who have found themselves in bad situations, and had the courage to change.
Tragedy of the Commons is a semi-autobiographical collage of the different people the main character meets on a journey across modern-day America.
Written and Recorded by Jeff Noller, the only constant member of Skittish, Tragedy of the Commons mixes the song-smithing of Bright Eyes with the blatant catchiness of Weezer.
Each song has elements of oldies nostalgia, but Noller’s lush instrumentation and confessional lyrics cut these gems into true post-modern folk-rock mutants. With the singles Million Gray, Ugly on the Inside, and The Phantom’s Toast going to college radio, and Noller gathering up his merry band of players for another USA tour, Skittish will soon be coming to a town near you. Enjoy.


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We love "Tragedy of the Commons"!
Internet Music Radio, "Gone Fishing for Blue Skies", loves the world of Skittish.

Tim Rivard

Tragedy of the Commons is among the most original cd's ive ever heard..
Tragedy of the Commons is one of the most original cd's i've ever heard. Just by listening to the CD it's easy to see how much work and dedication Skittish has put into this album. Songs like Pass the Punch, Million Grey, Ugly on the Inside are going to be stuck in your head and your going to want to listen to them over and over. Take my advice pick up the CD, there is absolutly no way you wont apperciate and enjoy the entire album.. its incredibly wonderful.


This cd is wonderful! I love the phantom song....Every song on this cd brings memories and future thoughts. Oh to float away with some baloons! YES...It's a keeper...I am still not sick of that tells you something...HA...EXCELLENT MUSIC!!!


My current favorite
I got a demo copy of this CD at a coffee shop and fell in love with one of the songs. I bought the CD and it has been in my car for 2 months straight. I think that is some kind of a record.

Angie D

Great CD!
I love this CD! Its catchy and cool.


This album is tight. heard carousel on a blog, bought the cd, now its on my ipod for good.

Jenny R.

Crazy Good! I saw them live in NY and they blew me away. These guys are great!

Brian Whitney

A playful musical journey
This CD has a nice blend of catchy pop, folk, and rock. The playful melodies will pull you into the artistic lyrics. The album takes you on a journey through a variety of musical landscapes, while maintaining a relatable vibe.


What a fun album to sing along too
Songs 2-6 especially are amazing! I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. Even after listening to them over and over, I still adore these songs and love singing along!!


What a fun album to sing along too
Songs 2-6 especially are amazing! I wouldn't be able to pick a favorite. Even after listening to them over and over, I still adore these songs and love singing along!!
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