"A bird and a bear sing the same song in Spring, when the snow melts and the sunshine spreads through a leafless forest and familiar smells of growth and green waft up from the once Winter-dead cricks and cracks of season and time. Snow melts, water droplets drip, prisms in their hearts, onto bird-dropped seeds and a new, hopeful lichen starts to spread for new-walked deer to lick and suckle. And all the creatures of existence stand tall in anticipation of light wind and warm weather and big, happy death: and ancient mixture of hope, darkness and survival. Wild themes that transcend any human perception of time or life. Nameless but knowable.
And so too do humans attempt to spray and engage the world with melodies of feral desires.
And so too, do Laser Flames on the Great Big News, weave words, tone and tempo into innumerable form. And so too, do you listen."
- David Hall, Uneasy Sleeper
Fronted by the impeccable trade-off vocals and guitars of John Judkins and Stevie Bailey, Laser Flames on the Great Big News defy definition, master convention, and above all, drill a complex maze of hooks and emotion through your ears and down into your heart and further, down where the old things live.
Laser Flames on the Great Big News is:
John Judkins: Guitars, Vocals, Lap Steel
Stephenie "Stevie" Bailey: Guitars, Vocals, Banjo, Violin
Brian Myers: Bass
James Turk: Drums
Mikey Allred: Keys/synth on "Intro," "31 Years," "Flame High"
Guest vocals on "Beloved" by Chris Terry
Guest vocals on "Open, Dead and Doomed" by Steve Austin
Special THANK YOU to Don Delong, Mikey Allred, Brian Hongsermeier, Joe Leslie, Katie Blankenship, Natalie Prestia, Jared McLemore (RIP,) The Pinkertons, Chris and Laura Terry, LRAR, Steve Austin, Jamie Judkins, David Hall, Curran Reynolds, Jason Dietz, Brendan Donahue, Diana Zadlo, Dave Cate, YEAH!, Adam Reed, Patrick Gac, Jakub Moth, Russell Mullen, and any/all family and friends that have supported us over the years.
released June 30, 2017
All songs written and performed by Laser Flames on the Great Big News
Produced by Laser Flames on the Great Big News
Executive Producer: Don Delong
Engineered, Mixed and Recorded by Mikey Allred at Dark Art Audio, Nashville, Tn. from May 14, 2013 to March 11, 2015
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audio Siege, Portland, Oregon March 2016.
Cover Art by Stephenie Bailey
Photography by Diana Zadlo
Layout design by Patrick Gac
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