A year and a half in the making, Bay Area rock band Faith In Phantoms released their self-titled 10-song debut album on Friday the 13th of November, 2009.
Largely recorded at FIP drummer Andrew Keating's StickFigure Studios in Novato, CA, "Faith In Phantoms" leads off with pop gems "Frost Flowers" and "Let It Go," seques into the indie-flavored "Whatever You Want" and "Longer Days Than Nights," and ultimately brings the rock with heavy hitters like "Tried to Tell Her," "After the Fall" and "I Can Quit You Baby."
"We just went for it in every way we could think of with this album," says vocalist and bassist Dean Moore. "We tried to infuse every part of every song with a hook, and Alex [Lasner, guitarist] and Andrew were not happy until every guitar track had the perfect vintage tone and vibe. It took awhile to get 10 songs to live up to our expectations, but we're pretty sure it was worth the wait."
A celebration of the album's release was held on the night of November 13 at the 19 Broadway Night Club in Fairfax, CA. Proudly sponsored by Maker's Mark Handmade Kentucky Bourbon, the event also served as a fundraiser for San Francisco's own Autism Hearts Foundation.
Faith In Phantoms also held a CD release party in Hollywood, CA, on Friday, November 20, at the popular Cinespace nightclub on Hollywood Blvd.
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released November 13, 2009
Produced by FAITH IN PHANTOMS except "Frost Flowers" produced by DAVID SIMON-BAKER and FAITH IN PHANTOMS. Arranged by FAITH IN PHANTOMS and DAVID SIMON-BAKER.
Mixed by ANDREW KEATING at STICKFIGURE STUDIOS, Novato, CA.
Recorded by ANDREW KEATING at STICKFIGURE STUDIOS except "Frost Flowers" recorded by DAVID SIMON-BAKER at MISSION BELLS STUDIOS, San Francisco, CA.
Additional recording for "Let It Go," "Whatever You Want" and "After the Fall" by DANNY BUTTITTA at EX'PRESSION CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS, Emeryville, CA.
Live recording of "Longer Days Than Nights" produced by LOGAN GRIMÉ and engineered by DANNY BUTTITTA at EX'PRESSION CENTER.
Mastered by MICHAEL ROMANOWSKI at 1340 MISSION, San Francisco, CA.
Art direction and design by STEVEN KNODEL (StevenKnodel.com
Photography by CECILIA AUSTIN (CeciliaAustin.com
Faith In Phantoms: DEAN MOORE, vocals and bass; ALEX LASNER, guitars; ANDREW KEATING, drums and percussion.
Additional musicians: DAVID SIMON-BAKER, keyboards on "Longer Days Than Nights," backing vocals on "Frost Flowers"; JEAN-MICHEL HURÉ, keyboards on "I Can Quit You Baby"; MATT MONTGOMERY, keyboards on "Dreaming of Something Less."
All songs written by LASNER/MOORE/SIMON-BAKER. Published by Alex Lasner Music (ASCAP); Long Forever Songs/Universal Music Publishing Group (BMI); Ill Reverend Music (ASCAP). Copyright 2009 Faith In Phantoms. Lyrics reprinted by permission.