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by I Decline

Strikingly unique, macho "Stoner Rock" with a punk attitude, proving to be the freshest, most versatile and dynamic band in Chicago....
Genre: Metal/Punk: Doom/Stoner Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Gunslinger
3:24 $0.99
2. I Witness
2:37 $0.99
3. Heat Seeker
3:36 $0.99
4. Five Realms (Part 1)
1:07 $0.99
5. Little John
3:58 $0.99
6. Where Oz Takes Me
5:47 $0.99
7. Lose Your Mind to Fly
4:37 $0.99
8. America Take 2
6:02 $0.99
9. The Venus Flies
4:39 $0.99
10. Five Realms (Part 2)
1:33 $0.99
11. City of Gold
6:29 $0.99
12. The Ohio Dragon Song
5:24 $0.99
13. Tom's Song
1:28 $0.99
14. Dusting Off a Ghost
4:59 $0.99
15. Year of the Black Rabbit
18:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
It was the spring of 1996, and Patrick McLaughlin (b) had just quit his job at UPS. Almost immediately, he began jamming again with old friend, John Doyle (dr). Both served time together previously, in their first band, Blu Laughtr. This time around, they switched instruments and recruited a talented young guitarist named Mike Pesavento or "Pez" (ex-Mr. Nippleberry), calling themselves Bloody Blood. After realizing how much better they'd become, Pat and John switched back to their original instruments to make it completely awesome. I Decline was born that day. They released the first three songs they had written together on a demo called Drug Prophet, shortly thereafter. Somewhere between Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and Black Flag with a sci-fi/horror theme, most people hated it- that's how they knew they were doing the right thing. After playing some shows and writing even more strangely progressive songs (now splitting the vocal duties between the three of them), a real singer and his lead guitarist-buddy walked into I Decline's fucked up world.
Dustin Harnish (voc) and Tommy Bucina (g) (both ex-Crestfallen) who they had known for three years, joined them on stage to perform [a cover of] Monster Magnet's "Third Alternative." The oddball three-piece rehearsed with the two tall long-haired dudes for a couple of weeks prior to the gig they'd be playing, forming a cross-over between two of the three bands that played that night. The chemistry was that-of-what-dreams-are-made, and before they knew it, I Decline were five. Over the next year and a half, they wrote dozens of songs. In 1998, they released two EP/singles: "Order of the Red Sands/Dinoryde" and "The Venus Flies/27," both of which sold out almost instantly. Relying mainly on their friends to come see them play, I Decline began to play respected local rock venues such as Thurston's and the House of Blues (Chicago). The only problem was that they needed a full-length album. The problem was about to be solved.
December '99: I Decline began working on "Soundtrackfortherestofyourlife" at Doyle's house in the basement and garage, writing, arranging, producing, and recording the whole thing entirely on their own. Doyle was to graduate from DePaul University in May, 2000 with a bachelor's degree in sound recording; his education would begin paying sooner than he'd expected.
Released in August, 2000 on their own label, Black Rabbit Records, I Decline's first opus, "Soundtrackfortherestofyourlife," was complete. Since then, this is the spiritual model from which their highly-acclaimed live shows are based, live shows that soar high above the human stream of consciousness destroying and rebuilding everything in their sonic path. Following only the trends they create, I Decline continues to bend the rules, and kick major ass in the process. Expect this band to rule the future.



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Jeff J

Bad ass guitar
Some realy good riffs in this CD. Overall there are some songs that I don't like as much, but I'm not a musician so what do I know. I really like Gunslinger and Tom's song. Keep it up, it can only get better.


I enjoy
Haven't listened to it all the way through enough times, but definitely a strong album. The Gunslinger and Little John are two of my favorites. Many songs make you want to get out the door and onto the dance floor. ROCK.


I decline
When I was downloading some rare kyuss from KazAa in \'01, I saw some songs by Idcline in the search results. It said (if you like Kyuss) next to them. Since it was free , I downloaded.

...And very soon after I bought my copy of Soundtrackfor therestofyourlife! I cannot say enough great things about this album. It truely ranks among Black SAbbath/Black Sabbath, Kyuss/Sky Valley, Slayer/ Hell Awaits, etc.

An absolute masterpiece. Like Kyuss, maybe the first time you give it a listen you wont be blown away, but the 2nd or 3rd time you will be hooked. I wasnt convinced, but about the 3rd play I got goosebumps, realizing what a treasure I had unearthed

An absolute work of genius, full of subtle beauty within the fuzzy grinding riffs. I love it start to finish. Like Slayer, I Decline is a band that is far greater than the sum of their parts, and I am excited beyond belief that the CD is FINALLY BACK IN STOCK!!! I have been had craigslist ads out looking for this album 3+ years. My copy got scratched and I threw it away, thinking CD baby would still have it! What a mistake that was! This time the master will go in my fire safe!


If booty hoes could lick this cow's ass, they would.
Several times in a rotweiler's short life, licking their own
ass proves fruitful. I felt not unlike said rotweiler, when
licking the ass that is I Decline's album. Their melodious
tones and intracately ingenous song writing abilities blend
to form a listening experience unparalleled in current music.
The only true competition given to this album in sheer talent
and quality can only be found in I Decline's live performance.