Ego Jingles

by Gabriel Hart

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    releases June 22, 2021

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    Recorded long before the plague was just a twinkle in our eyes, "Ego Jingles" is the first proper solo album by Jail Weddings frontman/author Gabriel Hart. His quietest audio effort to date, "Ego Jingles" is an avant-folk art-damaged test of nuance, a challenge to our sensitivity — often tender, occasionally antagonistic, sometimes cringe, yet altogether difficult to ignore or dismiss. Equal parts internal Seppuku and exterior dread, "Ego Jingles" is not without moments of existential comedy, as punctuated by his album-closing cover of Weird Al Yankovic's "One More Minute" as a band-aid — but after that, you're on your own.

    Hart's guitar/vocals are accompanied by Julie Carpenter (Less Bells, Jail Weddings) on violin/viola/cello as well as Dain Luscombe (Less Bells) with additional instrumentation/production.

    Recorded/mixed/mastered by Pat Kearns (Exploding Hearts, Blue Skies for Black Hearts) at his solar powered Goat Mountain Studios in Landers, CA.

    Cover photography by Austin Arthur Hart/art design by Reuben Kaiban.

    CD comes with handmade/signed lyric book.

    Includes digital pre-order of Ego Jingles. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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1.
LIES OF HEAVEN (Hart) I’m trying to be a normal guy But something will not let me To remove myself from the myth Of success That leaves me empty Not striving for royalty In this world of mediocrity But the lies of Heaven They just won’t let me be Don’t it make you angry When they say how blessed they are? They’re crazy Like a hotel posing as a mansion Still boasting all its vacancy You can cram every room with a crowd Still, the outside looks lonely All the lies of Heaven Like the Easter Bunny Whose mask is off And chain-smoking I was only given one costume of skin I already feel my blood boiling within Don’t tell me about your artistic passion When all my organs are on fire Yes, I tried to wave to you all through the flames And you thought it was cause I wanted to be saved But I just wanted to show you that I was brave Since I lit my own self on fire I’m trying to just enjoy the ride But what is that beneath me? I’m inclined to the fear of heights The distance between you and me But I’m so down to Earth now That I have nearly lost my feet All those lies of Heaven Make you numb with defeat And nothing left to believe in Every philosophy is tailored to deceive The way you can just grab any excuse you need With all those fucking fickle articles you read “The Ten Best Cities:” Gone by your arrival I’ll be the one-man welcoming committee Talking to himself And cursing at everything Just in time for one fleeting warning “Everybody has stopped listening!”
2.
If You Only Could Have Known Me
3.
House
4.
Obituary
5.
Pure Trigger
6.
Get On My Level
7.
The Comedown
8.
Another Teary-Eyed All-Nighter
9.
My Process
10.
One More Minute

about

Recorded long before the plague was just a twinkle in our eyes, "Ego Jingles" is the first proper solo album by Jail Weddings frontman/author Gabriel Hart. His quietest audio effort to date, "Ego Jingles" is an avant-folk art-damaged test of nuance, a challenge to our sensitivity — often tender, occasionally antagonistic, sometimes cringe, yet altogether difficult to ignore or dismiss. Equal parts internal Seppuku and exterior dread, "Ego Jingles" is not without moments of existential comedy, as punctuated by his album-closing cover of Weird Al Yankovic's "One More Minute" as a band-aid — but after that, you're on your own.

Hart's guitar/vocals are accompanied by Julie Carpenter (Less Bells, Jail Weddings) on violin/viola/cello as well as Dain Luscombe (Less Bells) with additional instrumentation/production.

Recorded/mixed/mastered by Pat Kearns (Exploding Hearts, Blue Skies for Black Hearts) at his solar-powered Goat Mountain Studios in Landers, CA.

Cover photography by Austin Arthur Hart/art design by Reuben Kaiban.

credits

releases June 22, 2021

Gabriel Hart — vocals/guitar/tamborine/KORG MS-20
Julie Carpenter — violin/viola/cello, arrangements

Dain Luscombe — mellotron, synth strings, additional production.

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Jail Weddings Los Angeles, California

Wilted Eden, the expansive third album by L.A.'s tarnished romantics Jail Weddings is one of those rare albums recorded in "real time" chronicling the intersection between the whirlwind birth and eventual death of new love, along with the sudden unforeseen deaths of many loved ones. Still standing in their 10th dizzying year, the Wall of Sound provocateurs return anew... ... more

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