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The End Of Land

by Free Lunch Line

Oakland based refreshing indie pop; smart lyrics, full of hooks.
Genre: Pop: California Pop
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1. What I've Been Missing
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2. Boy with the Dirty Shoes
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3. Coulda Shoulda
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4. The End Of Land
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5. Spark
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6. Flying Kites
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7. Here We Are
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8. Desert
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9. Cherry Trees
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10. Let It Slide
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11. Tick Tock
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12. At Our Window
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Based in Oakland, CA, FreeLunchLine is a band formed by brothers Ernesto and Mario Ornelas.

The East Bay natives have over a decade of playing music together, having played in several other bands, including Canal Cero, a spanish rock band that released a CD and opened for international acts in the late 90s.

Ernesto is FreeLunchLine’s singer/songwriter and guitarist. Mario plays drums, percussion, and keyboards. FLL’s distinct brand of melodic indie pop rock is influenced by many bands/artists. These include Coldplay, Keane, Wilco, Grandaddy, Mason Jennings,
Neil Finn, Jeff Buckley, and Rufus Wainwright, among others.

FLL’s first offering, The End of Land, is a hook-laden, summer-vibed, introspective album that reflects on themes of love, hope, and the longing to escape the mundaneness
of urban living.

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MI FAMILIA
Ernesto is the 3rd youngest and Mario is the 2nd youngest in a family of 10 siblings.
Can you say “Osmonds of Oakland”? There was never a dull moment growing up in the Ornelas home. Fortunately, the basement was converted into a music studio which allowed for a much needed place to chill. The “Bat Cave” is where Ernesto and Mario were introduced to playing music by older siblings Alex, Francisco, and Jesus, who at the time had their own gigging band.

KINDA LIKE LOS LOBOS, BUT NOT REALLY
From the late 80s through the early 90s, Ernesto and Mario played in Principe, another Ornelas family-driven band which played traditional Mexican jams at private parties.
The group included older brothers J. (lead vocals and keyboards) and Beto (bass).
Ernesto played guitar and Mario played percussion, while various childhood friends rounded out the lineup. Principe would practice 3 to 4 times a week in the well-worn Ornelas basement. During the rainy season the below-ground-level basement would get flooded, often up to 6 inches! Setting up a bucket brigade before band practice to scoop out the water was an all-to-common chore. Fortunately, and miraculously, no one was ever shocked. Quite the opposite, it kept the band in great physical shape, helping to
counteract the effects of the free beer at the shows.

ROCK EN ESPAÑOL
After gigging regularly for several years with no solid record deal prospects, Principe lost momentum. This was in the early 90s, around the time when the rock in spanish scene came to life. Feeling a natural connection with rock, Ernesto and Mario saw this as an
opportune time to make a change. Together with older brother J. on bass and ex-Principe bandmate Ralph on keyboards, Canal Cero was formed. Mario quickly picked up the drums, providing a tight backbeat for the new band. Ernesto continued playing guitar, while adding on the role of lead singer/songwriter. Canal Cero gained a fair amount of popularity in Northern and Southern California, and played with international acts
Enanitos Verdes and Cafe Tacuba. They recorded a self-titled CD which received national and international airplay at various indie and college radio stations. Eventually, the rock
in spanish scene slowed down, limiting the number of available gigs which led to the eventual disbanding of Canal Cero.

ALIVE AND KICKING
After a short hiatus, Ernesto and Mario, the two lone bachelors, hooked up for a new music project. Beginning in late 2004, they recorded song sketches in Ernesto’s home studio.
These initial home recordings proved to be important as they formed the basis for
The End of Land, FreeLunchLine’s debut album. In the Spring of 2006, the two brothers completed their 12-song CD at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco and have since begun to build a buzz in the Bay Area music scene. After a long and winding road, and 1,500 buckets of floodwater, they have found their true artistic voice.

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Lorena

What the music scene needs today...
This album has a great melodic pop sound to it. It's surely to put anyone in a good mood.
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orange


i luv luv luv the music. cherry trees is my favorite. can't wait to see you play live.
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Robert

a unique and alternative avalanche ready to impact the world of music...
Here we are, Spark, Cherry trees, End of Land, Coulda-Shoulda, What I've been missing, Tick tock, Boy with the dirty shoes, flying kites, desert, let it slide, at our window...I'm out of song titles and I still can't find one filler song in this CD... Every song is a joy to listen to...buy the CD and you'll know what I mean.
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Don Scialpi

A great cd to add to everyones collection....truely a must have.
I havent felt so excited listening to a cd since the Beatles Abby Road!!! Its full of intellingent lyrics and catchy guitar hooks...It makes a long car trip feel like a short trip to the market....A great cd to add to everyones collection...truely a must have...youll thank me later.
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Laura

Great songwriting and musicianship!
This CD is indie pop/rock at its finest! The songs are great with great music and lyrics! The musicianship is amazing, and I have been playing the cd over and over again in my car. Love it!
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Jennifer

Great Music!
I love your music, it is awesome! Yay Bay Area music!
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