Limited Release of Somewhere in the Sierras Instrumental + Handwritten Lyrics
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
This is a pre-order of a limited pressing of the Instrumental version of alone.'s debut record Somewhere in the Sierras. I am offering the sale for 4 days and limiting it to 200 (or however many sells in 4 days if they do not sell out). Will not be reprinting for a foreseeable future!
ALL PURCHASES COME WITH HANDWRITTEN LYRICS!
Option to have it signed.
Orders will ship out 2 weeks from today (September 2nd, 2015)
This is the instrumental version of the debut alone. LP titled Somewhere in the Sierras.
In early 2014, A Lot Like Birds' guitarist/composer Michael Franzino launched a successful Indiegogo campaign to fund the inception of his solo endeavor / softer musical counterpart: alone. In an attempt to fully immerse himself into the creative process, the project entailed him intentionally isolating himself in a cabin somewhere in The Sierra Mountain Range for two months to compose the album. He then recorded what was written with engineer/producer Dryw Owens upon his return from the woods, and the result was the debut alone. LP aptly titled Somewhere in the Sierras, which was set to be released DIY a year after his Indiegogo campaign on June 30th.
This album is dedicated to:
All of the Indigogo Pledgers, Dryw Owens, Jack O'Donnell and the O'Donnell Family, Todd Reasor, Danika McClure, Joseph Arrington, Joe Kue, Sean Farnworth, Andrew Dammar, Marco Mazzoni, Bailey Zindel @ Halfheart Media, Maryland Sunderland, My Mother Dannette Crites, Father and Sister Philip and Sarah Franzino, The Horsemen, Jake Stahl, Matthew Reese, My brothers in A Lot Like Birds, John Howe, Cody Benjamin, Chris Vargas, Will Swan, Daniel Sandshaw @ Equal Vision Records, Eric Rushing @ The Artery Foundation, Daniel Dare, Brandon Stecz, Cody Meddaugh, LowKey Designs, Adam Wright, Taylor Fine, Michi McKillip, Ali Dacosta, Taylor Goodwin, Brendon Oliver, ourfathers, Kate Henka, Hans the Dog, Elron Hubbard, Paul Diefenderfer, Toby Schofield, Trevor Stein, Rodrigo Castellanos, Judd Dockery, Joaquin Maldonado, Chad Anderson, Magdalena Maldonado, Adam Moczydlowski, Nicholas Beard, Matt "Murf" Franco, Donna Manu, Rudy, Redlich, Tyler Hefty, Anthony Greer, Todd Sunderland, Phillip Rios, , Jon Miller, Some Sierra mice for keeping me company
released September 2, 2015
All Melodies, Rhythms, and Lyrics Written By Michael Franzino
Somewhere in the Sierras Was Performed By:
Michael Franzino: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Programming, Alternate Percussion
Danika McClure: Vocals, Cello
Joseph Arrington: Drums
Joe Kye: Violin
Sean Farnworth: Trumpet
Dryw Owens: Programming, Alternate Percussion
Engineered, Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Dryw Owens
Artwork By Marco Mazzoni
Artwork Assembly and Layout by Bailey Zindel
supported by 32 fans who also own “Somewhere in the Sierras [Instrumental]”
Sufferer is kind of a supergroup for me in the same way that Soen is a supergroup. I only know one member but that one member is really fucking good and the rest match him. The one member I knew going into this project was Shane of Hail The Sun, and I'm glad to hear that the progginess still lives on but just as glad to hear an album so focused on mental illness as this one. Too many people sleep on this album and more should listen to it for therapeutic reasons. Also it's just really good. Rod Astorga