released April 26, 2019
Produced by Mark Hallman
Recorded by André Moran, mixed & mastered by Mark Hallman at the Congress House in Austin, TX
Chuck Prophet’s guitars recorded by Chris Von Sneidern at Tape Vault Studio in San Francisco, CA
Words and music by Rain Perry, Precipitous Music/BMI, except “California I Love You,” words by Rain Perry, music by Rain Perry & Mark Hallman, Precipitous Music/BMI and Blue Racer Music/BMI; “Rocky Ground” by Bruce Springsteen, Universal Music Publishing, Inc.; and “Johnny Appleseed” by Joe Strummer, Warner/Chappell Music.
Rain Perry – vocals, iPad guitar, sound editing
Mark Hallman – vocals, drums, bass, electric & acoustic guitars, Hammond B3 organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, Rhodes electric piano, synthesizers, Mellotron, mandolin, bouzouki, accordion, harmonica, Irish flute, percussion, tambourine, finger snaps
Jon Dee Graham -- Lead vocal on “Rocky Ground”
Chuck Prophet – Acoustic and electric guitars on “St. Julie of Iowa”
Noelle Hampton, Jaimee Harris, Daisy O’Connor, Shawnee Kilgore and Emily Shirley -- Background vocals on “Whittier Street,” “Vapor,” “Rocky Ground” and “Johnny Appleseed”
André Moran – Electric guitar on “Earthquake Country,” “Rocky Ground” and “Johnny Appleseed”
Lily Brown, Noah Lashly & Stella Slaughter – audio clips from the Comedy Party Thing on “Misfits”
Taylor Hallman – tambourine on “Misfits”
Lyrics and full instrumentation at rainperry.com/music
Photograph of Rain on the burned slab of her studio © 2018 Patricia Houghton Clarke – patriciahoughtonclarke.com
Manzanita regrowth pastel – © 2018 Elizabeth White – ojaistudioartists.org/artists/
Album Design – Jesse David Morgan – jessedavidmorgan.com
Stylist – Jasmin Abdel-Nabi
“Postfire resprouting: the ability to generate new shoots from dormant buds after stems have been fully scorched by fire.”
-- Juli G. Pausas, “Evolutionary ecology of resprouting and seeding in fire‐prone ecosystems”
By now I can assert that there’s such a thing as “our sound,” and I am grateful to my partner Mark Hallman for the ongoing quest to create and explore it. I love you, Marky.
Success as an artist is best measured in the quality of the people with whom one gets to work. Thank you: Patty Clarke, Jon Dee Graham, Taylor Hallman, Noelle Hampton, Jaimee Harris, Shawnee Kilgore, André Moran, Jesse Morgan, Daisy O’Connor, Chuck Prophet, Emily Shirley, Chris Van Sneidern & Elizabeth White.
This album owes a special debt to two projects by other artists: Derek Delgaudio’s In and of Itself and Lucy Bellwood’s 100 Demon Dialogues.
Thank you to my beloved family and friends and the communities of Townies, activists and artists who inspire and support me and what I do in every way.
Thank you to my sweet Billy, Woog and Stell.
This album is dedicated to Charlie, with a promise to do everything I can to make this world a happy place for him to grow up.