We're proud to announce that BOXERS is now live and available for immediate PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD!
Upon downloading the album we suggest 320 sized MP3s because they sound pretty good without occupying too much space on your mobile devices. But do what you feel comfortable with... And remember: PLAY it LOUDLY!
In addition to the (11) tracks on the album, there are 2 BONUS TRACKS included in the digital album purchase. One of those tracks was recorded during the BOXERS sessions, and the other is a punkier rawer home-recorded demo version of "Then She Threw Me Like a Hand Grenade."
We've added an option for you to pay more than $11 in response to how many of you have asked how you can help. Making records is still expensive, especially when you do it the way we decided to: self funded, in a proper studio with a great gang of humans collaborating. We're very proud of this record and plan on doing all we can for it over a long period of time. Your purchases are sincerely appreciated, and will help fund our efforts!! Please be patient as the campaign unfolds with physical product, and stay tuned for touring planned with a full band!
released October 14, 2014
BOXERS was Produced and Mixed by Kevin Salem
Recorded at Applehead Studios, Woodstock NY
Recorded by Chris Bittner & Kevin Salem
with the assistance of David McFarlin
Mastered by Hans DeKline at Sound Bites Dog
All Songs Written by Matthew Ryan copyright 2014 Plastic Violin (BMI)
Except Anthem for the Broken which was completed with the
Arrangement help of Brian Bequette, Kevin Salem & Brian Fallon
Copyright 2014 Plastic Violin (BMI) / Van Rier Music, BMG Rights Management (BMI) / Walleye Surprise (BMI)
Art Direction/Design by Keith Brogdon at Thinking Out Loud Design
Cover Photo by Frankie Fingers
All of Boxers was performed live and in a room by:
Brian Bequette - Bass Guitar
Brian Fallon - Electric Guitar
Joe Magistro - Drums and Percussion
Kevin Salem - Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Piano, Hammond, Synth & Amazing Scarfs
Matthew Ryan - Vocals, Electric Guitar and Acoustic Guitar
Everyone Available - Gang Vocals
Tracy Bonham added Violins to Then She Threw Me Like a Hand Grenade and The Queen of My Arms
Boxers is dedicated to John and Amanda Anderson's graceful battle against John's ALS diagnosis, but it's offered to anyone amid a great fight. Here's to all the beauty possible, always.
Without the following this record would not have been possible:
All of my family, my new friends in the wild hills and true winters of Western Pennsylvania, Melis, The Boys, Philip Feemster, Ed Campbell, Kevin Salem, Applehead Studios, Woodstock NY, Brian Bequette, Brian Fallon, Joe Magistro, Tracy Bonham, Gorman Bechard, Sara Nicole, Susan Weber, Chuck Bliziotis, Teresa Ensenat, Clay Steakley, The work of Raymond Carver, Nick Childs, Edgar Heckmann and Blue Rose Records, Steve Karas and Keith Hagan at SKH, Marc and Andrew of Hammock, Hans DeKline, Eric Ambel, Greg Richling, Lucinda Williams, Brandon Sampson, That NJ gang, John and Amanda and the DC gang, Jeff Klein, Todd Ohlhauser, Keith Brogdon, Dana Gordon, Jack Spencer, The Italians; and last but certainly not least: coffee, cool air and that mysterious engine and... You, the listeners!
Kevin Salem uses Warm Audio & Metric Halo Products and wishes to thank: Emily, Lori's Creative Cafe and Mike Birnbaum
Brian Fallon appears courtesy of Island Records
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