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by Brooke Trout

Winner Most Original in Alternative Rock Award on Brooke Trout's signature polyphonic mix of punk, blues and ska returns with her second album Networth. The economic crisis becomes an introspection on the value of life, love and self-worth
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Compartmentalized Life
Brooke Mason
2:03 $0.99
2. Networth
Brooke Mason
3:11 $0.99
3. Mine
Brooke Mason
4:03 $0.99
4. Postwar Child
Brooke Mason
2:55 $0.99
5. Groundhogs
Brooke Mason
4:05 $0.99
6. Get Lucky
Brooke Mason
3:38 $0.99
7. Hades & Persephone
Brooke Mason
4:31 $0.99
8. Dear John
Brooke Mason
3:17 $0.99
9. Hide
Brooke Mason
4:08 $0.99
10. Truly
Brooke Mason
3:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Brooke Trout's signature polyphonic mix of punk, blues and ska returns with her second album Networth (Empire Recording Studio) featuring mixing engineer Chuck Wilson (Andre 3000, Dr. Dre, Rihanna) and mastering by Grammy Award winner Nancy Matter (The Who, Ray Charles). The album was recorded live between two bands, The Treble Hooks & The Anchor Men, capturing a sound that has been compared to X-Ray Spex, Dead Kennedys, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Mr. Bungle and X.

Networth is the follow up to Brooke Trout’s debut alternative new wave album Bittersweet (SoftEgg Studios, 2007). The album achieved airplay on several radio stations and podcasts, as well as positive reviews in the press where Trout was compared to alternative artists like Souixsie Souix, Exene Cervenka and Sinéad O'Connor. Brooke Trout was nominated for All Access Magazine’s 2007 Music Award Show for best female guitarist in a rock, melodic blues category, best female guitarist in a pop, alternative category and best songwriter. In 2008 Brooke Trout was made a Member of the Month for singer/songwriter organization Songsalive!.

Networth is a contrapuntal play with genre; shifting from the the dirty grunge of the title track to the rockabilly jazz synthesis of Mine. Brooke’s bittersweet returns with the haunting Tom Waits inspired harmonica stylings of Hades & Persephone and the ska-polka of Compartmentalized Life.

Lyrically this is a concept album. The economic crisis becomes an introspection on the value of life, love and self-worth. As a follow up to Bittersweet’s scathing satire, Suburban Cocktail, the title track continues to scorch, “I don’t swear by the name of the Lord who you shame with the blame and blood and wine and love in vain/And the screams and the dreams and the reams of the right and the light and the sight you see obscures the truth from you.” The follow up to Bittersweet’s Roller Coaster Lover is the provocative blues jam Get Lucky that compares sex to gambling, "Your mind like a spinning wheel roulette game/Your cards down your chips have fallen off the table/You think that you’ve won but I’ma set you straight/I’m a winning bet/So put it all in me/I’ll help you forget/I’ll break your losing streak/If you put all you have on me."

The album recieved great reviews in the press and from fans:

"This chick's Lene Lovich styled vocal delivery is pretty cool. The twangy guitars in the breakdown are tasteful & well done. It's a creative blend of twang, punk, new wave & god know what else...This is something that would've easily fit into the London punk underground back in 1980 or so. This is retro cool & I have no doubt there's an audience for these cats..."- Garageband review of title track by SIIN from Crawfordsville, Indiana

"Here she comes again, swimming into our speakers with a quirky perk that defies strict categorization...Many have noted that Brooke has affection for a ska-ish tempo...accented by her trademark vocal antics, including squeaks, chirps and trills... In the title track, Brooke channels a taste of Alanis Morissette with her biting lyrics, but the voice is all her own....And as for her overall aquatic-themed approach – goodness-gracious, how many liquid metaphors and piscatorial puns can one woman haul on board? Brooke Trout will make you chuckle while you ponder and appreciate her wit and insight." -Rob Swick, All Access Magazine, Los Angeles, CA.

“The whole cd is fantastic!” –DJ Nette of Nette Radio, Los Angeles, CA

"I LOVE your new CD. I have been listening to it in my car. You did an awesome job. First off, the presentation rocks, the artwork and design are great! The production is fantastic too, it sounds really awesome. I like your new style and your lyrics are very profound - you can tell they come from real emotions and experiences. I love what you did to "GROUNDHOGS", I had heard this one before, but the re-recording sounds even nicer. You should be very proud of yourself. You did an A+ job! Very rocky and edgy at times and very melodic at others. GOOD GOOD GOOD job!" -Joe, Los Angeles, CA

"Networth sounds so splashy, and that's no fish tale, I tell you. You're quite fun and fantastic, Brookie." -Steve, Tampa Bay, FL

"Your CD is sooooooo good! Your music reminds me a little of Missing Persons but I like your sound better. I play your album in my car all the time!" -Julie, Los Angeles, CA

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