This is a Tree

by KabobOTaj

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released June 12, 2014

All music written, arranged, and performed by Kabob-o-taj:
Jason Altomare - bass
Ryan Buell – guitar, vocals
Wesley Meyer – vocals, synths, flugelhorn, seprewa
Rob Wolk – drum set, percussion, synth

Executive Produced by Paul Dorin
Produced by Kabob-o-taj
Engineering, Mixing, and additional Production by Mikko Goodhill
Mastered by Kit Benz
Artwork and layout by Kabob-o-taj

Extra cymbals, snares, and percussion were kindly lent to Rob by Tom Goldstein, Ari Mazziotta, Chris Murphy, and Michelle Purdy
Extra recording gear was kindly lent to us by Mike Franklin

All music was recorded at the Altomare family cabin September 27 – 29, 2013.
Additional vocals and flugelhorn were recorded October 13th, 20th at Wes’ parents house and April 5th 2014 at Goodhill Studios.

The house this album was recorded in is Jason’s family vacation home located in the hills of McHenry, Maryland. His mother and the houses architect, Marylynn Placet, took an old hunting shack and turned it into a beautiful country home. The houses high ceilings made it easy for us to record live, in the same room, while getting good separation between instruments. The high windows gave us a constant view of the gorgeous landscape, which you can see on the cover. The isolated environment helped keep us focused and relaxed. Parts of the record were recorded with a fire lit. Vocals were recorded on the front porch, looking at the mountain. If you listen carefully, you can hear flames and birds. Marylynn was no longer with us at the time of recording and this album is dedicated to her memory.

Thank you to everyone that comes to shows, shares our music, and continues to support us. You know who you are. We can’t do this without you. You’re helping our childhood dreams become reality.



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Kabob-o-taj is a band for people who love to listen to music. We encourage dancing if you feel it, and we encourage sitting back with a drink while we tell you a sonic story.

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