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The Smother Party

by Alec K. Redfearn and The Eyesores

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Valse 03:42
Valse II 04:28
Litany 06:41
Overhang 05:07


This 2006 release is a total killer, with great songs and performances.

It is almost like two EPs put together, with the first part being 25' of the full Eyesore experience and the second 25' being by the accordion / drum duo of Matt and Alec, Gutterhelmet.

"Redfearn and the Eyesores play with their sound, modulating it enough to evoke cartoon images of French sailors one moment and tormented, hungry thieves the next. They stay sweetly listenable the entire time, using their progressive influences to pepper already exquisite song writing. Though the songs are obvious and immediate, there exists an air of surrealism all over the disc." -Brainwashed


released April 13, 2018

Alec K. Redfearn - Accordion, Distorted Accordion, Stomping, Vocals, Jawharp
Margie Wienk - String Bass, Vocals, Stomping
Domenick Panzarella - Guitar, E-bow, Stomping
Olivia Geiger - Violin, Stomping
Ann Schattle - Horn In F, Stomping
Matt McLaren - Drums, Glockenspiel, Vocals
Frank Difficult - Electronics and Processing on 'Litany' and 'Overhang'
Jason McGill - Alto Sax on 'Litany'
Orion Rigel Dommisse - Vocals on 'Valse I'

All music written and arranged by Alec K. Redfearn except for 'Overhang', which was written by Alec K. Redfearn and Abigail Karp and 'Gutterhelmet Ascending', which was written by Alec K. Redfearn and Matt McLaren.

Recorded winter/spring 2005 by Keith Souza at Machines With Magnets in Providence, RI
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA
Produced by Alec K. Redfearn and Keith Souza. Assistant engineers were Mike Viele and Seth Manchester.

Cover Art by Abigail Karp
Lettering by Alec K. Redfearn


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