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A Fraction of a Dot | Right Around the Bend EP

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Right Around the Bend EP

by A Fraction of a Dot

A catchy indie / post-punk concept e.p. all about life, current world issues, kids and technology, the threat of the upcoming zombie apocalypse, and the ever looming promise of that final destination!
Genre: Rock: Punk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Welcome to the Meltdown
2:30 $0.99
2. Dates of Destruction
2:12 $0.99
3. Not My Generation
3:25 $0.99
4. As Cold as You
4:06 $0.99
5. Alt End
4:15 $0.99
6. The Sands of Time
2:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
A Fraction Of A Dot is a Chicago-based indie rock / post-punk music project conceived by guitarist-songwriter John E. Nawodylo and featuring a rotating cast of his friends & fellow musicians who he hand-picked to make this debut e.p. happen. The original idea for this recording was for its completion by the Mayan Calendar ending in 2012. Demoing songs in his basement studio between 2011-2012 (then with neighborhood guitarist pal John Opatts and an old Dr. Rhythm drum machine), Nawodylo started refining the songs and eventually bringing in the other players.

What makes this e.p. interesting is its very diverse style over the course of only six songs. From the explosive sonic intro assault of "Welcome To The Meltdown" to the catchy punk rock of "Dates Of Destruction," this e.p. kicks things into gear with high octane intensity. Then we have the indie rock / power-pop stylings of "Not My Generation," as well as a snarling glam / blues-inspired rocker called "As Cold As You." Wrapping things up is a wistful and somewhat haunting acoustic number called "Alt End" (yes... we refuse to call it a ballad)! This lapses into an outro with some serious psychedelic overtones ("The Sands Of Time").

Making appearances are vocalist Karl Jacobsen (from Nawodylo's other band Curmudgeon), vocalist Steve Britton (from such legendary Knoxville, TN bands as Immortal Chorus & The Basement Lights), bassist Phil Piszek (ex-Curmudgeon & currently an in-demand musician on the Tulsa, OK scene), bassist Andy White (currently of Curmudgeon), drums by Quincas Moreira (a talented multi-instrumentalist and session player from Mexico City), and some extra flare in the form of shakers/tambourine/handclaps provided by Bob Sorace (of Letter Seventeen fame out of Atlanta, GA). Oh, and let's not forget Karl Jacobsen's talented daughter Liv who provided backup vocals with us on one of the rockers here!

To sum up, this e.p. strives to address some current world issues and to tell the story of what it was like growing up in the Cold War era where the threat of some apocalyptic conclusion was always promised to be coming for us...right around the bend. Also touched upon are themes dealing with kids and technology, the price paid when power hungry societies strive to achieve complete global dominion, as well as growing older in the world and realizing what precious brief time we have walking this insignificant chunk of rock floating in space! Enjoy!



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