Afterthought EP

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Hello dear listener. Thank you for visiting. Here is Afterthought EP.

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Four carefully arranged lullaby rock songs for the listener's hearing pleasure.

A palette of strings, drums, rich vocal harmonies, and guitars that both strum softly and distort to assert a point.

Lyrics about being a person, self-respect, considering the shortness of life, and having the courage to be vulnerable to new love.

Afterthought EP features string and vocal arrangements deeply inspired by the album Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, and the album Discover America by Van Dyke Parks.

Also of PARTICULAR general inspiration is the work of Blake Mills and Feist, whose masterful use of dynamic contrast continues to delight at every turn.

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released April 1, 2016

Written and arranged by ings

Musicians:
Guitars, vocals, additional percussion: ings
Drums and percussion: Ian Erickson, Chris Icasiano
Bass: Preston Richey, Carmen Rothwell
Violins: Jacob Hiser and Heather Bentley
Viola: Heather Bentley
Cello: David Balatero

Engineered by:
Jonathan James at Nick Sibley Studio in Springfield, MO
Taylor Delph at Blues Dad Studios in Renton, WA
Luke Bergman at The Woodshed in Seattle, WA
Mixing, and additional engineering by Will Smith at Avast! Recording in Seattle, WA

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Thank YOU!

Thanks to all players and engineers on this album, and to friends and family for their support and love. Your life force is so valuable and I cannot say what it means that you should spend it with me.

Thank you to the community of artists and musicians in Seattle, and Table & Chairs, Werewolf Vacation, The Woodshed, and Avast! Recording.

Thank you, you who are reading this, and you who are listening, wherever you are -- sending my love and gratitude from Seattle, WA...

Truly,

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Winter 2016

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Track Name: Afterthought
I will not be your afterthought, I will not
You gotta go, you gotta go now

A tiny little part of it
You're not the thing, the thing you're not

I will not be your afterthought, I will not
You gotta go, you gotta go now

Acoustic focus on this moment
You were cool but I was lonesome

You will not be mine after all, you will not
You gotta go, you gotta go now

I've gotta go, I've gotta go now
(I don't see you round my doorway)

Medieval romance like you're supposed to
It's the tightest way to lie

But I will not be your afterthought, I will not
You gotta go, you gotta go now