released May 20, 2016
Van Bowes: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Rattrick: Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Background Vocals
Pants: Lead and Rhythm Guitars
The Reverend C. Garrett Brown: Bass Guitar, Organ
Jimmy Paul: Drums, Didgeridoo
The Desk Interdisciplinary Choir: Brian Cook, David Begin, Tom Ribeiro, Brittany McCarthy, David S. LaBrie
Concert emcee: Rick Rivera
Engineered and Produced by Jim Schultz at Turbulent Studios, Attleboro, MA
Additional Engineering by Christopher G. Brown at Nilbog East, Somerville, MA
Mastered by Devon Wedge @WonderfulColour Studios
All songs ©2016 BMI Music Publishing
For Andy Connors.
Desk would like to thank: All the idiots who thought this was a good idea, We couldn’t have made it without you, and now God help us, you’ll go screaming into Hell with us.
Van thanks: Nicole, my parents, Ma, Shadow; Rev. CGB, JP, Pants, and Rattrick for being just cracked enough to deal with my shit; Rick Rivera and all the members the Desk Interdisciplinary Choir, especially Tom Ribeiro for his help and expertise behind the camera. Devon Wedge, Danielle Brown, all the members of Body English, Bears For Years, Calvinball, The URO, Vary Lumar, The Difference Engine, and AdapterAdapter for loaning us their people long enough to birth this insane bastard of a record. Music is the only thing in the world I’m even slightly good at. Thank you for letting me howl one more time.
Rattrick thanks: Gina, for her unconditional love and unwavering support for all of my insane endeavors <3. Much love to Hobbes and Günter for their continued inspiration. 1,000 thanks to my fellow Desk-mates Rev. CB, Van, Pants, and Jimmy for their inspired contributions and for letting me shoe-horn my way into this lunacy. Many thanks to Devon Wedge for mastering this beast. Also love and thanks to my parents, Michelle, Bridget, Don, Romiya, Jenn, Sabrina, Nicole, Amara, and Naima. Last, but certainly not least, so much love and appreciation to everyone I have made or am currently making music with. You know you are, and I am extremely thankful for every moment we get to spend making art on this pale blue dot amongst the stars.
Pants thanks: To my brothers who share this five-sided cubicle, the best DESK job I've ever had. Every note is for you. To my brethren and frienthren, and all sorts of sylvan accomplices, who have painstakingly knit these PANTS and permitted my unwashed wearing of them, eternally my hat is tipped to you. And to Susan and her unbroken support, thank you.
The Rev. CGB thanks: Degan, Patrick, Jim, and as always Todd for being gullible enough to follow me down this rabbit hole. Also, my incredible parents, my siblings Eric, Darren, Heather, Ryan, their spouses and the kids, Jarrod Staples, Paul, Fusco, Laff, Eóin, Devon, Amy, Nicky, Megan, Grant, and above all Danielle for keeping me level and feeling loved. Also Bean.
Jimmy Paul thanks: First and foremost the fine gentlemen of Desk for selecting me as their drummer - Chris and Todd for introducing me to Patrick and Degan - Mother, Father, Brother Michael - Nick Ryder of AdapterAdapter for letting me off the leash - everyone who heard the initial test mixes and provided positive feedback including Tyler Loiselle, Tom Ribeiro, Jay Deluca, Nick Ryder, Jimmy James Luciano - Tom Ribeiro for leaving his couch on TWO separate Sundays for a photo shoot and a video shoot - Cactus Attack for their patience and flexibility - Devon Wedge for taking the mixes to the next level - D&M Pizza - Beer - Vulgar Parrots