recorded between january 16th and february 3rd at the lincoln county social club under the guidance of chris stringer and the distant wisdom of john dinsmore. there were a few additional days in march there but those don't really count...we just wanted to hang out some more and finish reading the books we had started and left on john's shelves.
as is true of any artistic undertaking, there are times when you ask yourself "what in the name of sweet jalnorr am i doing?" the answer is that it doesn't matter what you're doing, but that you're doing it. well, we did it, but not without a significant amount of assistance and support. to that end the young novelists would like to thank eileen, lara, and eva for their patience; the strumbellas, peter katz, shawn clarke & the green hearts, the fires of, the maladies of adam stokes, parks & rec, and myke mazzei for sharing the stage with us on occasion; preetam sengupta and the LAMA (letting artists make art) team for the kind words, the good vibes, and the hard work; amie therrien for performing the labours of hercules on a fortnightly basis; meghan gamble and theresa micallef for their unflappable awesomeness in the face of publicity; and, chris stringer for yelling at us.
music doesn't really matter much without an audience. thank you for listening.
please note that unauthorized reproduction of this work is highly encouraged. share all you want.
released September 11, 2012
all songs written & arranged by graydon james & the young novelists
alex dodd - keyboards
graydon james - vocals, acoustic guitar
shawn jurek - vocals, bass
john law - electric guitar
mike paddags - drums
laura spink - vocals
chris stringer - general mayhem
jaron freeman-fox - violin & cello
joshua van tassel - additional drums
jalnorr klezmigond - omnichord
shreddin' jack peugelatt - handclaps
eva o'brien, eileen paddags, leah hunter, tess benger, charles tilden, allan raun, amber raun, lara martin, erin schildermans - group vocals on "in your defence"
string arrangements by jaron freeman-fox
produced, engineered, & mixed by chris stringer at the lincoln county social club
mastered by jeff elliot (fedge.ca
management - amie therrien (balsampiermusic.com
photography by emily maureen and liz gareri
design by adam therrien (adamtherrien.com
we acknowledge the financial support of the government of canada through the department of canadian heritage (canada music fund) and canada's private radio broadcasters.