Science Club would like to thank the following people for their direct contribution to the creation of Failure Ballads – Will and Dale from DaleWillRecordYou Studios in Walnutport, PA. The Pelone family for the use of their living room as a practice space. Liz Wagner for contributing unused backup vocals on “Scares” and very well-used pizza during the recording session. Ice cream. Star Trek: The Next Generation. Our jobs for allowing us the money needed to record and release these songs.
Nate Adams would like to thank the following people for their indirect contribution to the creation of Failure Ballads, as well as their support of Science Club – The following members of the Adams family, for their compassion and support: Tony, Evelyn, John, Chris, Jared, Greg, Tom Jeb, Flynn Jeb, Meghan Jebb, Jessica Eastwood, and Laurel Sheridan. The members of the following now-defunct bands The Percentages and Ghosttown Facedown, for helping me develop as a guitar player and songwriter to the point I could feel comfortable enough to participate in Science Club: Joe Gilson, James Keough, Joe Delorenzo, John O’Riordan. The following active bands for allowing us to play with them in our hours of need: Scatterbrain, J. Fox and the Original Marta. The employees of the Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen in Philadelpiha, PA, for providing me with the inspiration for many of these songs, as well as the Guest-Check notepads that many of the original lyrics were written on between shifts: Emily, Russ, Ilene, Steven, Chris, Dee Dee, Shannon, Larissa, Will and Stephanie. The following artists and bands, whom I have tried to follow as performers and songwriters and, in a perfect world, would be compared to on my best of days: The Mountain Goats, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Face to Face and The Lawrence Arms. To the following friends who do not fit into one of the above categories but who are worth of note, nonetheless: Stu, Sam, Pat Rush, Brett, Eric, Michelle, Angelina and Jess Wagner. Finally, to Liz Wagner, who has had to hear far too many poorly written songs in her day, swallowing them whole for the sake of a man she knows needs her approval due to the weakness of his wings: thank you.
released March 5, 2012
An extended player in six parts, recorded by Science Club. Additional vocals and instruments on “We Have So Much in Common (We Should Date Forever) by Will Shupp. Recorded, mixed and mastered in March 2011 by DaleWillRecordYou Studios.
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