Domestic Blitz is a labor of love. Tim and I started this project while I was still trying to complete my last studio album, You Had Me At Goodbye. In fact, I met Tim at Bushwick Studio when my producer Josh Kessler called him and Keith Carlock to be the awesome rhythm section on that last endeavor. I think the day I met Tim, we manically drank coffee, smoked cigarettes and relayed the two big breakups we just went through. I think a common bond was struck. I think back on that day over Josh's kitchen table and can't even imagine who those people were then. We've both been through so much and really changed into, I think, much better and happier people.
That said, Domestic Blitz, is a document of that journey that we both took. It was also a way to make music that we wanted without limitation to genre, song length or marketing strategy. What emerged is something very special. I'm so proud of this album. I'm so lucky to have met, worked with and have a recording with Tim Lefebvre, one of the most stand-up people I know.
In the process of making this record, we called upon a number of amazingly talented musicians from around the globe. I wanted to breakdown the tracks and who contributed to them just so it could be understood how many people it took to make this record. I'm honored to have worked with them. I'm grateful that they liked our music and wanted to be part of it. The tracks and contributors are listed below.
In addition to the music, I wanted to thank Nicole Polec for the photography that captures both the mood of dislocation and the attitude of "don't fuck with me" that is throughout this record. Additional thanks to Summer Tran and Austin Cox who did the art and layout for the cd.
Higher Than Me Art Hays -Electric and Acoustic Guitar. Co-Produced by Geoff Stanfield, mixed by Geoff Stanfield at Well Recording, Seattle, WA
Overwhelmed Co - Produced by Nic Hard, mixed by Nic Hard
You Didn’t Fight Fair Shawn Pelton - Drums, Co - Produced by Nic Hard, mixed by Nic Hard
West Coast East Coast Steven Elliott - Rhythm Guitar. Mixed by Tim Latham
Walk Away Leo Abrahams - lead guitar, Mike Ricchiuti - piano, Emilie Cardineaux - cello, Zach Danziger - Drums, vocals tracked at Bushwick Studios by Joshua Kessler, drums recorded by Adam Elk @ JSM Music, mixed by Geoff Stanfield at Well Recording, Seattle, WA
Out of Line Drums - Brian Delaney, Mixed by Geoff Stanfield at Well Recording, Seattle, WA
E-Vill mixed by Tim Lefebvre at Caffeinated Studio, Brooklyn, NY
I’ve Got My PHD Produced by Zach Danziger, Oli Rockberger – piano
Matter of Time Jeff Turlik - bowed Bass violin, Marcus Wolf - electric guitar, Ben Wittman - Drums, mixed by Ben Wittman, drums recorded at Brorby Studios
The Darkness Pete McCann, Steven Elliott - space guitars, mixed by Tim Lefebvre at Caffeinated Studio, Brooklyn, NY
The Darkness Remix Produced and Conceptualized by Flykkiller add'tl vocals: Pati Yang