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by The Employees

From the depression of the economy, unemployment, corruption, government take over, the death of the american dream, and wanting to escape it all! The Employees take you on a wild RIDE, while rockin your socks off, with their new concept album, Unemployed
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Prequel
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2. Oh No!
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3. Panic
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4. Don't Rescue Me
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5. Ride
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6. Impersonator
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7. Rumor
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8. Surroundings
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9. Island
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10. Winter Round Here
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Album Notes
Any boss would be proud to promote The Employees, a Midwestern four piece alternative / rock band that has been climbing the musical corporate ladder in the most corrupt city in our country, Chicago! Clocking in over time working on their sophomore concept album release titled, Unemployed, the band has been hard at work putting without taking a single sick day! From the depression of our economy, unemployment, corruption, environmental disasters, flu epidemics, the death of the America dream, and wanting to escape from all of it, The Employees take us on a wild Ride. Who else to know better about the economy than The Employees in it? For the albums artwork Political cartoonist Cameron Cardow was brought in due to the political nature of this album. Cardow's is a 2 time winner of the Canada's National Newspaper Award and has been published in New York Times, L.A. Times, USA Today and many others!

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Reviews of Unemployed...........

"The idea of the blue-collar workingman, married to his high-school sweetheart, clocking overtime at the mill, battling gout and a herniated disc no longer exists. We now have a generation of mercenary “synergizers” and legions of service industry professionals. The Employees have given them a soundtrack.

The Employees of Chicago, IL are a rock’n’roll band with a modern psychedelic edge and an agenda. It’s that simple. In my humble opinion, a much more needed gasp of air than any pseudo-social-change acoustic track can hope to provide.

The band has held on to the what remains standard of classic rock and alternative sounds, with a fuller and more contemporary license, while taking on the subject matter of the more important topical news items of the day, i.e. #Occupy, economic depression, death of the American dream, and the disparage of the world in general. But, not without a sense of humor, of course.

On The Employees concept album, Unemployed, nothing is overproduced. Nothing is oversaturated. The sound The Employees provide is about as pure as one can get in this world of compression and digitization.
The bottom line is this – if you’re into rock and had ever had to scrub a coffee stain out of a work shirt – this is the band you need to check out."

-- Christian Krauspe, from


“…The first go around on any album is like an awkward first date. You just need to have one more to see if its a good fit.
And it was. The key to listening to The Employees is turning the volume up!

They are a psychedelic rock/jam band out of Chicago. There are loads of guitar solos that just make your spine tingle and It left me no doubt that they could put one hell of a show on live.The four-piece band led by Chris Bobowiec on the vocals, covers the depression of the economy, corruption in politics/big business, environmental disasters, unemployment, the death of the American dream.Some how they manage to cover all that in only 10 tracks, that’s a talented band I'd say. One of my favorite tracks on the album is “Winter Round Here,” and “Panic” is another good one. It’s got a nice melody and will definitely have you singing along to it if you’ve got a few beers in you.They may be new on the music work’s force, but they definitely deserved to be hired (sorry, couldn’t help myself).”

-Aldo Singer
Independent Media Magazine


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