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Better Part of Vice

by Often the Thinker

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    Printed on 15 pt matte, Better Part of Vice comes packaged in a four panel digipack. Album layout and design by Adam Bluma.

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Earnestness 06:24
Rest Warm 02:03
Letters 04:37


released December 5, 2016

Better Part of Vice was written and produced by Drew Lundberg.

Drums engineered in the winter of 2016 at Clutch Sound Studios in Madison, WI, by Drew Lundberg.
Majority of instruments recorded in Fallbrook, CA, during the winter of 2015.
Horns on ‘Quarter or Half of Greater or Less’ and ‘Swan and Obscene and Bottle’ recorded at Blast House Studios in Madison, WI, by Landon Arkens.
All other instruments recorded in various states and locations.

Horns and strings arranged by Drew Lundberg

Mixed by Drew Lundberg

Mastered By Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio

Layout and design by Adam Bluma

This collection of music was performed by:

Jason Crane – trumpet
Travis Drumm – drums
Bryant Gee – piano and keys
Drew Lundberg – acoustic and electric guitars, bass, organ, keys and percussion
Brayden Sharrar – bass and drum programming
Philip Sterk – pedal steel

In addition:
Tony Barba – tenor sax, Jamie Kember - trombone, Eric Siereveld – trumpet performed on ‘Quarter or half of greater or less’ and ‘Swan and obscene and bottle’
Luke Cissell played violin, viola and cello on ‘Letters’
Mark Sloss played guitar on ‘Undercurrents’


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Often the Thinker San Diego, California

Inspired by the beauty of friendships, Often the Thinker is a studio project that birthed their first LP in 2007. With the members spread throughout the states, Often the Thinker’s cohesiveness blends elements of post rock, ambient, jazz and rock, while balancing consistency within the depths of exploration. ... more

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