releases April 3, 2020
Joey Steel - lead vocals
Jason Tancer - guitar
Philippe - bass
Cello - guitar & vocals
Sören - drums
background & gang vocals: Glenn Gentzke, Kristin Laughter, Ryan Kollin, & the band
recorded & mixed by Pete Steinkopf at Little Eden Studio in Asbury Park, NJ
mastered by Brian Chirlo
original cover painting by Dick Lucas
All Torn Up! logo font by Kaitlyn Chen
front cover layout by Taylor Feld, Taso Theo, Jeff Spangler, & Cello
Special thanks to all our loving partners for their endless support & patience.
This album would not have been possible without the commitment & hard work of many close friends including: Agent Jay, Al Ghostcat, Angela Grahm, Caro, Christine Kim, DńD & LöC, Gina, Greg Daly, Gwyn Pétroleuse, Jayne Henson, Karsten Schwarzmayr, Luca, Rob Connolly, & Subhumans.
This record is dedicated to all those people displaced by the atrocious daily functions of capitalism & the conflicts it instigates & off of which it thrives. Those brave souls are at best forgotten about as refugees & migrants & at worse demonized, scapegoated, & used as reasons to build more walls to divide us all. Those courageous people leave the only reality they have ever known, they leave the people & places they hold at the center of their hearts to find some semblance of peace & stability, some place that has not been ravaged by capitalists & their lackey warmongers.
We wrote these songs trying to keep their memories in our hearts, & their struggles in our heads. We beg you to stop thinking of the people who cross borders as criminals, & start thinking of them as leaders. Either all are given that peace & stability or none can have it. We hope we live our lives & play our songs in a way that does some justice to those human beings lost between the lines. We hope others are as inspired as we are by the rebels who risk everything for a better future & dream of a better world. Thank you.
recorded & released in 2020