Somewhere in the Sierras [Instrumental]

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  • Limited Release of Somewhere in the Sierras Instrumental + Handwritten Lyrics
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    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!


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    Orders will ship out 2 weeks from today (September 2nd, 2015)

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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:

Andrew Dammar

Special Thanks:

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


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