Reaching for the Sun

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Big Edna 04:51
who stole the van though i wanna know who stole the van though i need to know who stole the van though i wanna know who stole the van though i mean to know them tell me don't worry them tell me don't worry them tell me don't worry them tell me don't worry it's just another dream another highway but i'm not afraid of this madness sadness 'cause i can get away she is my means to the end though i know she's just a van i'm not letting go 'cause she's freedom and 'cause freedom is a highway i'm still ridin' i'm still ridin' who stole the van though i wanna know who stole the van though i need to know who stole the van though i wanna know who stole the van though i mean to know them tell me not to worry them tell me no worry them tell me not to worry them tell me no worries it's just another dream another highway but i'm not afraid of this madness sadness 'cause i can get away she is my means to the end though i know she's just a van i'm not letting go 'cause she's freedom and 'cause freedom is a highway inside of me and i'm still ridin' i'm still ridin' i'm still ridin' but who stole the van
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Pink Pearl 04:49
in springtime i'm a bud just a flower on a tree come August i'll be swellin but still it's so early by Fall i will be ready no need to wax and shine taste of pink pearl blow your mind everyone thinking about Summer tralalalalala Spring flower snow shines Winter beauty Fall is on my mind everyone thinking about Summer tralalalalala Spring flower snow shines Winter beauty Fall is on my mind in springtime i'm a bud just a flower on a tree come August i'll be swellin but still it's so early by Fall i will be ready no need to wax and shine taste of pink pearl blow your mind everyone thinking about Summer tralalalalala Spring flower snow shines Winter beauty Fall is on my mind everyone thinking about Summer tralalalalala Spring flower snow shines Winter beauty Fall is on my mind (what you want? a big bushel!) in springtime i'm a bud just a flower on a tree come August i'll be swellin but still it's so early by Fall i will be ready no need to wax and shine taste of pink pearl blow your mind
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Direction 03:46
it was just another dance said until i looked in your eyes you make me wanna breathe breathe what else could a heart be for? these hands are made to hold you make me wanna breathe breathe you're my direction yeah it was just another day said until you came around you make me wanna breathe breathe how could i have ever known i could ever be so strong? you make me wanna breathe breathe you're my direction yeah you make me wanna breathe breathe you're my direction yeah you make me wanna breathe breathe you're my direction yeah you make me wanna breathe breathe you're my direction yeah
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Stovepipe 03:29
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no we don't pretend to know 'tho we seek to understand there's a mystic there's a magic there's a magnet in this land you only hear it when you close your mouth see it when you close your eyes feel it when you dance tonight feel it when you dance tonight you only hear it when you close your mouth see it when you close your eyes feel it when you dance tonight feel it when you dance tonight you're in the grace say thanks come go come come go go go with the grace say thanks in this life you're in the grace say thanks come go come come go go go with the grace say thanks for your life no we don't pretend to know 'tho we seek to understand there's a mystic there's a magic there's a magnet in this land you only hear it when you close your mouth see it when you close your eyes feel it when you dance tonight feel it when you dance tonight you only hear it when you close your mouth see it when you close your eyes feel it when you dance tonight feel it when you dance tonight you're in the grace say thanks come go come come go go go with the grace say thanks for your life you're in the grace say thanks come go come come go go go with the grace say thanks in this life
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Police state Ghetto and slums No run when system man come Riot on the streets Please don’t shoot got no gun They sound off with their war drums What a boy gone do when the block is hot What a gal gone do the gas go pop What a man gone do to protect his own What a mother gone when the man is gone What a travesty What a national tragedy What a well plotted strategy In the scale of humanity It’s all ugly no vanity Scream insanity Holy calamity Babylon’s no fan of we Grab gun go blam at we Which man dem a enemy No hate spread unity Stand strong for community war drum In a distant bang Red gang blue gang Killa killa kill gang Whether high in the office Or down in streets It’s multiple levels battles n beef
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how long how long how long how long how long do we have to wait for them to learn in this meantime everything going from bad to worse how long do we have to wait for them to learn in this meantime everything going from bad to worse who can tell me why some would claim to love this life and take it for granted some would say it's just a phase and that we have to wait but oh what a heavy load to carry on until the morning comes we sing our struggle song but for how long how long how long how long how long how long do we have to wait for them to learn in this mean-time everything going from bad to worse how long do we have to wait for them to learn in this mean-time everything going from bad to worse who can tell me why some would claim to love this life and take it for granted some would say it's just a phase and that we have to wait but oh what a heavy load to carry on until the morning comes we sing our struggle song but for how long how long how long how long how long how long do we have to wait for them to learn in this mean-time everything going from bad to worse who can tell me why some would claim to love this life and take it for granted some would say it's just a phase and that we have to wait but oh what a heavy load to carry on until the morning comes we sing our struggle song but for how long how long how long how long how long how long how long how long
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i just wanna spend some time together forever she say stay most definitely all we have is time he say just wait i'm not going anywhere without you anyway frankie and dobby they making they more of the sunshine yeah cookin' in the kitchen of morning you see the light's just dawning i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just wanna live this life in love everyday well if you wanna live say live and live and lift it up day by day we not gonna run their race no way yes they gonna try try try try to bring us down again she say hold my hand he say they don't overstand, no i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just wanna live this life in love everyday i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just wanna live this life in love everyday time is like the water watch wave wash over and turn the page they lovin' their longer and feel the bond grow stonger and when they struggle tumble trip out fumble fall down heal up the broken places everything alive is changing i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just gonna live this life in love everyday i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just wanna live this life in love everyday and when they struggle tumble trip out fumble fall down heal up the broken places everything alive is changing i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just wanna live this life in love everyday i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just gonna live this life in love everyday i'm not going anywhere without you anyway we just gonna live this life in love everyday
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jack london dreamliner take me over let me on ever your going i will follow take me over lead me home take me over lead me home i was walking to the water shoe leather kicking stone when i heard you a callin stop the hurtin in my bones stop the hurtin in my bones jack london dreamliner take me over let me on ever your going i will follow take me over lead me home take me over lead me home like the callin of the wild like the beating of a drum when i hear your whistle blowin i feel a little less alone jack london dreamliner take me over let me on ever your going i will follow take me over lead me home take me over lead me home i was walking to the water shoe leather kicking stone when i heard you a callin stop the hurtin in my bones stop the hurtin in my bones stop the hurtin in my bones like the callin of the wild like the beating of a drum when i hear your whistle blowin i feel a little less alone jack london dreamliner take me over let me on ever you going i will follow take me over lead me home take me over lead me home take me over lead me home take me over lead me home
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just go be alive tonight and let your soul shine bright dance on nothing beats a heart for life drum sound shout out to the ones we love shine-on we go 'till our time has come lift up once again my friends this moment never comes again real love requires a reaction every note provokes a note i and i are but a fraction only together are we whole so shine One thang I’m knowin Embers is growin sowin Them seeds of light Them gems be glowin When all the good shit flowin Oh what sight We all beholdin Peep out the life unfoldin Rollin in the night time strollin Controllin how the light shine golden Smoke rosin if you like slow coastin Sip potions and ignite yo ocean Amber waves Djembes in the jamboree Get crazed Expand the haze It pays To enjoy ya ride Enjoy ya vibe Bullshit aside “Aayyyyyeeee” You feelin alive I’m feelin alive We sharin a light We shine All better when together beaten & weathered The burden be light as feather rather Than stiff as board bored Be water my friend Be fluid again SHINE just go be alive tonight and let your soul shine bright dance on nothing beats a heart for life drum sound shout out to the ones we love shine-on we go 'till our time has come lift up once again my friends this moment never comes again real love requires a reaction every note provokes a note i and i are but a fraction only together are we whole so shine
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Moscas 04:31
moscas moscas everywhere in my eyes in my hair moscas moscas moscas everywhere in my chonies and i don't care
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once i was alone feelin scare and unsure how could i afford to open my heart? went down to the riverside to be with friends by the firelight as we sang along i started feelin alright i see you in the moon i feel you in the dark do you know how it feels? darling you light my spark morning time on the beach salt in the air and the sand on feet i'm in the arms of the sea and i'm weightless turn my face to the sun close my eyes and i'm taken back memories like a blanket keep keeping me warm i see you in the moon i feel you in the dark do you know how it feels? darling you light my spark darling you light my spark back out on the street we're stomping feet now to keep the beat and we're howlin' away to the song of our lives and in this moment i know for sure this kind of lovin it shall endure once more to the sky and we're happy i see you in the moon i feel you in the dark do you know how it feels? darling you light my spark darling you light my spark i see you in the moon i feel you in the dark do you know how it feels? darling you light my spark darling you light my spark darling you light my spark darling you light my spark!
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Moonglow 04:39
across the sea she's waiting underneath she's crying outside it's rainin' but up above she's watching as the sun is setting the mood is getting so high moonshine brighter stay closer to me a homesick raggamuffin refugee things fall apart i'm drownin' though my heart is breaking i hear you singing see your lovelight burning on to the dawn moonglow keep keeping on i'm counting on you for this chance i'm ready though my hope hold steady this load so heavy and my legs are weak this time is runnin' these blues keep comin' turn the tide over now with your gravity moonshine brighter stay closer to me a homesick raggamuffin refugee things fall apart i'm drownin' though my heart is breaking i hear you singing see your lovelight burning on to the dawn moonglow keep keeping on i'm counting on you over the ocean she's skippin like a stone that's rollin' on a river that's raging but up above she's watching floating away to stay 'till the end of another day moonshine brighter stay closer to me a homesick raggamuffin refugee things fall apart i'm drownin' though my heart is breaking i hear you singing see your lovelight burning on to the dawn moonglow keep keeping on i'm counting on you
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time is it real that's why we are talking tell me once more why this apple is rotting and wasn't this apple once just a seed inside of an apple on top of a tree wasn't the tree once a seed too and all the other things that we thought that we knew like time is it real that's why we are talking tell me once more why this apple is rotting
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Man we all insane walk and fall the same Pride and shame We feel it all the pain The joy's the norm and strange Day by day we need that daily bread Some needin daily meds Nation is red I don’t mean politics I’m talkin war and shit It’s all fight A labor of love is fight Feedin ya kids a fight Lookin for rights While doin the opposite Twisted shit Lost competence my mind is getting twisted can't resist being affected by what i witness day by day day by day my mind is getting twisty wrapping around the world around me day by day day by day day by day the wind is working it's direction day by day branches reaching for the sun the stone is subject to the moss on which it grows so it goes stories unfold day by day day by day <break> my mind is getting twisted can't resist being affected by what i witness day by day day by day my mind is getting twisty wrapping around the world around me day by day day by day day by day the wind is working it's direction day by day branches reaching for the sun the stone is subject to the moss on which it grows so it goes stories unfold day by day day by day (hear this) Refuse to walk in shame Hold it together mayne I’m talkin to self We plan we fail we plan And start it all over again Conjuring strength The mind is mighty Soul is tidy Strapping boots alrighty Walkin the treacherous road Where hearts is cold But knowledge of life unfolds Glory be to thee The seeds the stems the roots Beneath the we The why the how The oohs and wows Creations so unique It’s deep Like Jacque Custeau We up from low The tide a change We surf it tho Where purpose grow The mind will calm Balance itself A rhythmic drum day by day the wind is working it's direction day by day branches reaching for the sun the stone is subject to the moss on which it grows so it goes stories unfold day by day day by day
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Raindrops 04:16
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Home 05:00
And i try Try Try Try to let it go And i try Try Try Try to let it go And i try Try Try Try to let it go Thoughts of Mexico And i wonder My heart ponder Home And i try Try Try Try to let it go Thoughts of Mexico And i wonder My heart ponder Home And i wonder My heart ponder Home And i wonder My heart ponder Home Yeah i wonder My heart ponder Home
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No Repeats 08:26
having such a nice time 'cause this is the right time everyone feel it is everyone know it having such a good time right now is the right time everyone feel it is everyone know it yeah beg you to remember lest you forget that this moment we can never repeat it beg you to enjoy this and make the most then keep rollin' along rollin' along just like that river keep rolling along having such a nice time 'cause this is the right time everyone feel it is everyone know it having such a good time right now is the right time everyone feel it is everyone know it yeah beg you to remember lest you forget this moment we can never repeat it beg you to enjoy this and make the most then keep rollin' along rollin' along yeah just like that river keep rolling along
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there's a road but it's foggy there's a way but it's dangerous see the trail that is winding like a river through the wilderness project the i into the thou not me but us believe me now I’m bobbin n weavin Every season Speakin my truth a treason Defended my skin is sin Niggas don’t matter From child to men To them I’m threatenin Walkin reckoning Havoc Chaotic Killer Narcotics Neurotic Traumatic Sporadic Insane I’m here for the love While sharing the pain My brotha my sis my kin my folks They walkin the line with hope Fighting for years indigenous tears In the land of wailing souls ya back i got ya front i watch ya spirit i'm hopin to mend geometry shapes the science within the thou the i the kin rocky be the road less traveled ski the sand surf the gravel ride the rocks in clean rag top tryin to hit the switch still make the ass drop shine nah stop i'm ratchet i'm roots i'm uglee i'm troof i'm light you're beautiful glorious glow notorious Souls ascend to flight like a light we will guide thee through the shadow and the loneliness never fear for we're with you there to nourish when there's emptiness project the i into the thou not me but us believe me now project the i into the thou not me but us believe me now 'till the end we will struggle rising up like the dawning sun see the glow on the skyline is a promise that the day will come project the i into the thou not me but us believe me now
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Out thru the window Watch the circus Madness is now upon us A 2020 ton tiger-by-the-tail-type-moment The rats ate thru the kitchen Now they're on to the foundation Won't be long before they hollow out the legs of this nation I'm a lifeboat Light out on the water like hope Like a reason Not to let go of that rope Ride on 'till morning Rise up like the dawning See the sun shining that's a sign that says Babylon burning Burning Babylon burning Babylon burning They have no water Burning Babylon burning Babylon burning They have no water Over the wall now Out beyond the point-of-no-return Too little too late Too corrupted to be saved It won't be long now No we don't belong now A stranger in a strange land We leaving Babylon now Get on the lifeboat Light out on the water Hope floats We a go reason Seize upon the season The iron is hot Strike the match that lit the flame to burn it down And start all over once again yeah Burning Babylon burning Babylon burning They have no water Burning Babylon burning Babylon burning They have no water (Listen) Metaphorically Physically Mentally Literally Hotta gettin' hotta we Fail this basic chemistry Guilty me I don’t feel I deserve a subtle sympathy I yearn to do the most Prosperity feeling hoaxed Racin' hard with the rats Too financially attached for distracts It's big tax We balance acts With god facts Or righteous hopes Prophetic quotes Get us from pinned against the ropes When every day's a title bout To punch the system in the mouth Merrily merrily life is but a organized grind No social charity Life’s within confinement’s of the mind All at the same damn time I’m feelin' shackled lackin' faith Hopin' that when ash settle I’ll be lampin livin' great Still a dreamer Against all odds I'm still a dreamer While Babylon burn still a dreamer
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this whole world is out of order we've built a wall up its been exhausting brick and mortar built in disorder thickened sensation of pessimism blissed in frustration running the gamut, insidious nations thinning the herd urban evacuations ignorant Christians conflicting their word flag burners taking their turn fact check the bad actors watch the hills as they burn sitting back on their laurels making payments to florists claiming flames of unsureness ignites the hate in our morals riddle populations with misinformation emerging like the sun in the morning or the tide as a warning find it alarming or be surprised that the darkness is charming i'm burnt rising up like the sun in the morning as the light does shine in the dawning shadows that once held on to you a go running with this hear we go beat them down the drum does sound like a calling as the word come shout out the warning shadows they go scatter fe true see the reason with this heart we go beat them down We stand in astonishment because we don’t mix morality and politics It’s more about a dollar’s wish unmoved by testimony about corruption The takeaway from murders yesterday, today, tomorrow unjustly so dismissive so against tradition oppressors oppressing sorrow is hatred sold to children but there's light shining through the cloud of that betrayal the loosening of the noose This portrayal of the truth is expiring you can deny it but there’s proof You’re on an island This awakening it ain't a riot get the crust up off your eyelids and don’t be so complicit with your silence It’s simple its not a rumor that they matter Its the fear of the all of the shackles that were shattered lucky the goal isn’t revenge on this side of the fence we’ve been trying to be friends dummy regardless of your sins rising up like the sun in the morning as the light does shine in the dawning shadows that once held on to you a go running with this hear we go beat them down the drum does sound like a calling as the word come shout out the warning shadows they go scatter fe true see the reason with this heart we go beat them down with this heart we go beat them down
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let go let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain when first i saw you my heart went so wild then i tried talking to you: a tongue-tied child so we move we dance we sway i knew i had to take that chance a life ain't a life until you live it and so i came to a decision let go let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain now we are known all about town like a hot new item but for me it's no game i can see your heart want you to know my name so let's move let's dance let's sway i knew i had to to take that chance a life ain't a life until you live it and so i came to a decision let go let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain oh to the ones that matter we made no mistakes some times it's like a hot sauce fire everyone must find a way all the nights we stayed up talking lady 'till a quarter past three i could see you in there looking out but you just don't see me so we move we dance we sway i knew i had to take that chance a life ain't a life until you live it and so i came to a decision let go let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain a life ain't a life until you live it and so i came to a decision let go let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain no let go baby i know true love never chain
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The Riddle 04:16
love star fire love star fire love star fire burn that wall down love star fire a little love star fire a little love star fire burn that wall down whoa whoa whoa it's a riddle rock stone river bottom no feel sun hot open up your heart now before it's too late yea whoa whoa whoa it's a riddle rain when it falls wets one and all i don't wanna miss this chance to make a change yea with a rock soul hammer a rock soul hammer a rock soul hammer smash the wall down with a rock soul hammer a rock soul hammer a rock soul hammer smash the wall down whoa whoa whoa it's a riddle rock stone river bottom no feel sun hot open up your heart now before it's too late yea whoa whoa whoa it's a riddle rain when it falls wets one and all i don't wanna miss this chance to make a change yea love star fire love star fire love star fire burn the wall down love star fire love star fire a little love star fire burn that wall down whoa whoa whoa it's a riddle rock stone river bottom no feel sun hot open up your heart now before it's too late yea whoa whoa whoa it's a riddle rain when it falls wets one and all i don't wanna miss this chance to make a change yea with a rock soul hammer a rock soul hammer a rock soul hammer smash the wall down with a rock soul hammer with a rock soul hammer a rock soul hammer smash the wall down
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Vision 04:54
this dream is so illogical wake up to the impossible nothing's ever steady on the ocean everything is just forever in motion this is just a vision beautiful but an illusion and love is only an emotion everything is just forever a reaction we came here to stomp that out we came here to sing and shout the stars are smiling when they see you hope: the possibility that's in you shine like a fire and let the flames get higher the whole is greater than the sum this is just the sound of imagination this dream is so illogical wake up to the impossible nothing's ever steady on the ocean everything is just forever in motion this is just a vision beautiful but an illusion and love is only an emotion everything is just forever a reaction this dream is so illogical wake up to the impossible nothing's ever steady on the ocean everything is just forever in motion this is just a vision beautiful but an illusion and love is only an emotion everything is just forever a reaction we came here to stomp that out we came here to sing and shout the stars are smiling when they see you hope: the possibility that's in you shine like a fire and let the flames get higher the whole is greater than the sum this is just the sound of imagination
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Slowfaded 06:54
Listen for the morning's eyes It's coming like the rising tide Right there on the borderline I see it glowing in the eastern skies Put your hope into the moment yeah The future's just a breath away This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins Turning with the earth again Down here with the stones and sand Living like a human being Not waiting for the world to change Put your hope into the moment yeah The future's just a breath away This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins Slowfade Still calm in the afternoon Gonna light the fire soon I wonder if i'll ever learn Simmer or it will get burnt Put your hope into the moment yeah The future's just a breath away This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins Staring at the setting sun Smiling when the darkness comes Letting go of every fear Suddenly i'm seeing clear Put your hope into the moment yeah The future's just a breath away This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins This world gets dark everyday Catch the life in the light as it spins Slowfade

about

Like everyone else, Burnt started the year 2020 with plans that changed. We had been developing song ideas since our last release (Majestic Walrus, 2017) with the idea of heading into the woods of Mendocino County to record a new studio project with our extended band-family of music-makers...

…but alas, 2020 had different plans for us all.

What happened then is really beautiful though, because rather than shelve all these songs we just kept developing them. Pandemic pandemonium causes different reactions in us all, but one thing it did to the Burnt family is inspire us to connect and keep creating. The process was difficult at times — working on songs remotely or in small groups, sending stems and mixes back and forth for months is not our preferred mode of collaboration... yet we managed to make it work. This album is proof positive of our persistence.

Everyone has no doubt experienced some realizations this year, and a big one for us is that when the world sends this band down into a twisted and unexpected hole, our reaction is to bend and stretch in whichever way allows the music to keep on growing... like branches Reaching for the Sun.

Special thanks to the Siurano family — Lauren, Luca, and Estè — for supporting Jamal's role as mix-master of this massive project. Through broken arms and pandemic struggles you never faded.

Gratitude for the Washington family for always showing up and sharing your realness — Rebecca & KB Washington you are straight up warriors for love.

Acknowledgement and massive thanks to all the players that contributed to this project and made it special: to Karthik Suresh for showing up every step of the way with positivity and real talk....more love to our B.C. family including Angelica, Kimman, and the honorable Sir Neville Gibson... to Tom and Ryan of The Debonaires for keeping it nutty... to Michael "Miguel" Happoldt for the guitars and for keeping us out of the vortex... to Rob and the MacLeod clan for hosting a dozen campfires... to Buddy and Angela Griggs for the Love Dog Trailer and a thousand other kindnesses... to old friends Uncle Pat, Nathan McCoy and the one and only Wook-Dawg Crza for being the voice of Burntness... to new friends Kevin Nolan for the blazing trumpet work on Bolo and to Frank Lassalona for speaking truth on Shadows... and last but not least to Mrs. Franx for keeping it weird and for always being on our side no matter how smelly things get.

credits

released January 1, 2021

Rob LaPorte - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Karthik Suresh - Bass, Keys
Danny Franco - Lead vocal, Guitar
Jamal Siurano - Saxophone, keyboard
Karmic Basis - Vocals
Michael Happoldt - Guitar, Synth
Angelica Challenger - Vocals
Tom Cook - Trombone, Organ
Ryan Tomazin - Organ, Synth
Kevin Nolan - Trumpet
Nev Gibson - Saxophone
Frank Lasalona - Vocals
Kimman West - Percussions
Darrin MacLeod - Vocals
Nathan McCoy - Keyboards
Patrick Chung - Ukulele
Jen Franco - Vocals

Mixed by Jamal Siurano

Produced by Jamal Siurano and Burnt

Artwork by Burnt and Jimmy Ovadia

Mastered by Calvin Turnbull at the New Old School Studio, Philo, CA

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BURNT music is a psychedelic and soulful blend of reggae, ska, punk and hip-hop sounds. Inspired by DIY artist subculture, this California based band has independently produced 10 albums of original music. Originally formed in 2003, BURNT continues to tour extensively on the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. ... more

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