Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends: The Art of Murder SW014

Hello, we’ve killed again… I MEAN… put out another record. This is another Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends album.
As per normal:
I play guitar and do vocals.
Tony Ash plays bass.
Dale Crover plays drums.

Toshi Kasai produces and engineers.

We like it, perhaps you will too.
The whole thing is a concept record about and around the world of Hannibal Lecter.
CDs ship immediately, vinyl in June of 2016, Spotify and all that pretty soon…
Easiest thing is to buy it through the band “bandcamp” site, it’ll be available other places soon enough.
ok? ok.

Notes:

This record was written and mostly arranged leisurely between November 7th, 2014 and March 7th 2015 by Conan Neutron. Tracks were given final arrangements and recorded at Sound of Sirens studio in Sun Valley, CA between May14th-18th, 2015 by Toshi Kasai. Mixing was done at Sound of Sirens between June 12th- July 28th. 2015 by Toshi Kasai.

Mastering was done at Chicago Mastering Company by Bob Weston: September 2015

Art and layout by Rick Froberg

This record was directly inspired by the Hannibal Lecter series of books by Thomas Harris. Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal and the fascinating interpersonal dynamics between the characters within. As well as some of the other associated material around the characters of said stories. Certain phrases are cited in the lyrical content and are done so with the utmost respect and admiration.

Thanks to Lindsey Neutron, Stephanie Vogt, Jordan Sobolew, Michael Marchant, Erica Strout, Lindsey Charles, Kevin Burkett and the Electrical Guitar Company and to all of the rest of the Friends of the Neutron out there. Secret, explicit or otherwise.

www.neutronfriends.com

All songs © Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike 3.0 unported (CC BY-NC-SA3.0)
creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
credits
released March 1, 2016

Engineering/Production: Toshi Kasai
Vocals/Guitar: Conan Neutron
Bass: Tony Ash
Drums: Dale Crover
Additional Synth/Organ and Strings: Conan Neutron
Additional Vocals on Avid Fan and Chair of Antlers: Buzz Osborne
Additional Vocals on Eat the Rude and Chair of Antlers: Tony Ash
Additional Harmony Vocals on Quid Pro Quo and The Doctor Will See You Now: Dana Poblete
Additional Percussion and Vocals: Toshi Kasai
Additional Percussion: Dale Crover


I Heart Noise – Premieres “Avid Fan” from the Art of Murder

It is true! Boston noisenik afficianados I Heart Noise are premiering a song off of “The Art of Murder”.

Their first premiere ever, EVER! What a premiere too, since this specific one also features Mr. Buzz Osborne on backup vocals.
What? Yes. Buzz.


The Art of Murder – Chesapeake Ripper


First song on the second record.

Engineering/Production: Toshi Kasai

Vocals/Guitar: Conan Neutron

Bass: Tony Ash

Drums: Dale Crover

“Organ”: Toshi Kasai


Secret Friends play PRF BBQ – Chicago 2015 – June 17th-21st

5 days, 6 venues, 50 some odd bands. Food and drink to satiate the most gluttonous kings and queens. Laughter, hugs, joy, awesome time with friends, new and old, all the regular PRF BBQ jam.

We will be sharing space with such notables as the Beauty Pill, the rutabega, Thoughts Detecting Machines, PORCH and many, many more. If you have never been to one of these events it is highly, HIGHLY recommended that you can go. There is no better concentration of awesome music and people at any event, anywhere. And that’s a Secret Friends GUARANTEE.

You will want to get your advance tickets here and become mayor of the Facebook event with your friendster account if that is your thing.

We play Sunday. See you in Chicago.
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We have cds.

Available through the bandcamp site.
Anybody asking for freebies will be referred to Mr. Eugene Robinson.

Eugene Robinson and Conan Neutron - Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends.

Eugene Robinson and Conan Neutron – Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends.


The Enemy of Everyone

This record was written and mostly arranged between June 22nd and September 7th 2014 by Conan Neutron. Tracks were recorded at Sound of Sirens studio in Sun Valley, CA between September 11th-15th, 2014 by Toshi Kasai. Vocals for Fight Math were done at Antisleep audio, Oakland, CA by Mr. Eugene Robinson on October 8th, 2014. Those were tracked by Mr. Scott Evans. Mixing was done at Sound of Sirens between October 10th-15th. 2014 by Toshi Kasai.

Mastering was done at Golden Mastering between Jan 27th and Feb 3rd, 2015 by JJ Golden.

Dedicated to the memory of Clay Wofford. R.I.P. (1977-2014)

The Butch Cassidy to my Sundance Kid,
A best friend, a wild heart, an untamed beast and a cautionary tale.
You truly were the enemy of everyone, and this record… my friend, is for you.

credits

released 13 January 2015

Engineering/Production: Toshi Kasai
Vocals/Guitar: Conan Neutron
Bass: Tony Ash
Drums: Dale Crover

Additional Percussion and Vocals: Toshi Kasai
Additional Percussion: Dale Crover