Presented by Friends in Distraction and ok sweet records.
My first anniversary of moving to New York City is just a few weeks away. I arrived here after a series of mistakes and miscalculations, and ended up with far more opportunities than I deserved.
This album has changed a lot since I first started writing new material last summer: none of the songs intended for the original release made it to the final album; it was sort of going to be a concept album about a 19th-century settler banished from their own settlement; fuck, even the name of the release and the art on the cover have changed multiple times.
Today I present nine new songs, all written in the past 11 months, all about the various ups and downs I've had this year. The road here was weird and scary, but I'm glad to be here with you.
Remember, y'all, that every plan we have can die a sudden death, and sometimes that's all we can hope for.
drb - nyc - 09/03/15
Recorded: August, 2015 in Washington Heights, NYC.
released September 18, 2015
All songs by Dan Baker/Friends in Distraction.
Cover photo by Becky Markert.
Thanks: Elizabeth Held, Garrett H. Hood, Dylan Sams, Vivian Aladren, Luke Henderiks, Joel Todero, Becky Markert, Teddy Wood, Tyler Curtis, Darby McPrince.
RIP: Anna, Amelia, and Nana.
Distributed by ok sweet records.