This is one of my favorite albums in existence and is comparable to Tom Waits or Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in quality of composition and story telling. Glad to have come across these folks.
Favorite track: Wild Rose.
This is the best thing we've ever done. Take a listen. We think you'll like it.
released August 9, 2013
Hot Damn Scandal:
'Stinky' Pete Irving: resonator guitar, 11-string guitar, vocals, piano, banjo on Glistenin' Steel
'Mother' Andy Ingram: upright bass, vocals, mandolin
Nakos 'Unkle Knuckles' Marker: slide guitars, wine glass
Harper 'Dr. Washbones' Stone: washboard, bodhran, percussion, background vocals, banjo on Wild Rose & Honey Honey, guitar on Glistenin' Steel
Chandra 'The Chanpion' Johnson: fiddle, vocals, cat calls
Featuring guest Scandaliers:
Ian Ileson (background vocals on Hollow Man's Shuffle)
Mars Lindgren (trombone on How to Act and Blame it on the Rain)
Travis Hendrix of Oddjob Ensemble (clarinet on Blame it on the Rain)
David Bridgman (drums on How to Act and Gold)
Taylor Lee Werner (background vocals on Mama Don't Watch You)
Robert Sarazin Blake (vocals on Twist it Up, spiritual sugar daddy)
Sam Chue (knobs and levers, dials and faders, smashes on she aint no good)
Doug Banner & John D'Onofrio (Monkey Puzzle Orchestra sounds)
Fergus Stone (voice of god)
Bill's ducks (moon absconding)
That microphone, oh god that microphone
Tracks 2, 5, & 10 recorded at Clatter & Din (Seattle, WA) by Vince Werner, Elise Kates, & Eric Johnson. Mixed by Elise Kates.
Tracks 1, 3, 6, 9, & 11 recorded partly at Clatter & Din by Elise Kates & partly at North Shore Studio by Sam Chue. Mixed by Sam Chue
All other tracks recorded & mixed at North Shore Studio (Bellingham, WA) by Sam Chue.
Mastered by Kevin Bressler of Whiney Cat Audio, Seattle, WA
Cover paintings by Heironomous Bosch & Max Ernst. Design by Harper Stone