This album is compiled of songs I made during the period of time after I was discharged from a psychiatric hospital and put on probation for 9 months. I recorded it largely in either my bedroom or in the attic of my house through a six year old laptop with a broken fan, so forgive some of the shoddy quality and the various buzzes and hisses.
A lot of the songs are pretty amateurish/juvenile. One of the songs that I omitted (House Arrest) is a recording of me bashing distorted synth sounds and making a hullabaloo after getting an ankle bracelet. Musically, it's terrible. Complete shit. But there's an energy to it, that I appreciate.
The same can be said for a lot of these songs. I'm not a trained musician. I was in my High School's band before I dropped out, and took piano lessons for a month or two before stopping, but primarily I'm figuring this stuff out as I go.
Since recording Juvenile Matters, I've gone on and made music that's probably slightly more technically complex than the contents of this album, but I still felt the need to release it, if only as a time capsule to a period of time in my life, and as something to compare my future efforts to.
Also it's sort of cool to be able to say that I produced a record at 16, even if it's not going to win any awards.
The title comes from a place that I'm still not altogether too fond of, but I suppose I wouldn't be where I am now without it.
With that, I hope you enjoy my debut. It's completely fine if you don't pay for it, but spreading the word or otherwise telling me about places to get work would be fantastic. I'm broke as shit.
The album artwork was taken by Zachary Moller-Marino, a good friend and talented photographer. He probably wouldn't mind job offers either.
released January 11, 2013
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