we carry our fate in plain sight

by things falling apart

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    cd (pressed CD, not a CDR) in a hand assembled chipboard gatefold sleeve. there are two versions of the sleeve artwork, the original silk-screened sleeves with insert and the new edition that features the insert as well as a hand assembled cut cover (pictured) and inside leaf-print. which edition you get will be picked at random unless SPECIFICALLY requested. there aren't too many of the original silk-screened sleeves left so you will most likely get the new edition.

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recorded, mixed and mastered by nick elert on 16-track digital (except for song #5 which was recorded by the band on 4-track cassette). additional tweaking of the master was done by mike taylor. the recording sessions took place over 22 hours at these locations in illinois and wisconsin:
the state street theatre/sycamore: april 8th and 9th.
the attic of 320/dekalb: april 8th.
boxfortknox/sycamore: may 14th.
the "this specific dream" rehearsal space/milwaukee: may 29th, june 3rd, and june 10th.


released August 31, 2006

aldis, ben: drums, glockenspiel, trashcan lid.
aspatore, bob: guitar, sea shanty organ.
herald, andy: guitar, wurlitzer and farfisa organs, harmonica.
kim, paul: guitar, percussion.
kundanis-grow, nat: violin, backwards farfisa organ.
welch, brandon: bass, cornet.

all songs written by tfa between december of 2003 and may of 2006. these were also played to death live before we got around to recording the album.

thank you thank you thank you.




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things falling apart De Kalb, Illinois

the sound of old tube amps humming like angels, buzzing helicopter tremolo dancing with rickety strings, drifting analog delay, and antiquated brass bursts of joy.

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