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How To Be An Adult

by boice

Sounds like Elvis Costello serenading Paul McCartney on a blind date set up by Morrissey.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Itchy Boys
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2. (That's) The Sound
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3. B.M.O.C.
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4. Everybody Loves A Comeback
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5. Hector
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6. Here's The Sin
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7. Wake Up! (Here's The Part)
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8. Ribbons
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9. How To Be An Adult
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10. Half-Brother
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11. Pauper's Grave
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12. The Anchor Song (For Mary)
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13. The Man Who Stole The Moon
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14. It's Not Enough
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15. Now That You've Found Someone Else
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16. I Forgot About You
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17. Laugh To Keep From Crying (Bonus Track)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
HOW TO BE AN ADULT is the full-length debut album by author/musician boice. Recorded in Brooklyn, ADULT is a stunning collection of sixteen pop songs written and sung by boice. When we say pop, we mean in the classic sense of the word: highly melodic, infectious rhythms and clever lyrics. boice loves early Elvis Costello, the Beatles and solo Morrissey.

January, three years ago, boice picked up his first guitar; two months later he wrote his first piece, “It’s Not Enough,” a dancey, doleful song. The breadth, diversity, and polish of his songwriting shines in the folk-story “Pauper’s Grave,” the easy soul of “Half-Brother” and the insanely catchy power pop of “Itchy Boys”—ADULT’S first single.

ADULT resembles some sort of one-man jukebox while simultaneously retaining its cohesiveness. United by stick-in-your-head hooks and a novelist’s eye for lyrics, these songs prove 2010 is the YEAR OF THE ADULT.
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Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Ben Rice
Recorded at Newkirk Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Co-Produced and Arranged by boice

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY boice-Terrel Allen c 2010
Except Laugh To Keep From Crying (Stephen Bray and Madonna Ciccone), momma hattie’s muse

Mastered by Mike Ofca/Innovation Studios, Steubenville, OH

Cover Concept: boice
Design: Emiliano Ortiz
Photography, Make-Up and Styling: Jo Lance Photography


Musicians:

Howard Alper: Drums
Wayne Batchelor: Bass
Ben Rice: Guitars, Percussion, Bass on “I Forgot About You”
Dave Sherman: Keyboards
Ben Spinrad: Drums on “I Forgot About You”
boice: Lead and Backing Vocals

THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MY GRANDMOTHER, MARY ELIZABETH ALLEN, WHO TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT MUSIC.

THANK YOU:
God. My mom, Wanda Allen, for her unflagging belief in me. Great Friends: Michael Opest and Peter Lee. Plus: Darie Allen, Middle Collegiate Church and the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir (New York). The Adult Team: Howard, Wayne, Dave, Ben S., Emiliano, Jo Lance, Mike and Ben the Producer. Special Thanks: Alan Cohen, Demo Producer.

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