You Can't Stop Trying LP (2010)

by World History

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Joshua James Amberson Chaotic singalong freak folk at its very best. Favorite track: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
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Remcodekrusel The singing is fantastic! The music is great and doesn't sound like anything else. Every time I listen to these songs, they sound different and they keep surprising me! Favorite track: Magellan and the Sea.
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released May 3, 2010

All songs recorded by EVAN HASHI at Bellhead in Olympia WA USA in October 2009. All songs mastered by CARL SAFF in Chicago IL USA in December 2009. All songs written by NEIL CAMPAU &/or JAMIE MENZEL. All songs are also performed by NEIL & JAMIE; except EVAN HASHI played some drums on "Take Out Your Swords" & "Ricardo, You Run Free", saw on "It's Okay to be Alive", & bass on "We Don't Listen", ADAM OELSNER played trombone on "You're a Machine", & ZACH BURBA played drums & bass on "Shine". SUPPORTING VOCALS by Spencer Sult, Veronica Sotolongo, Jonathan Breger, Zach Burba, Julia Robinson, Valerie Cochran, Isaac Vazquez III, Grayson Morris, Johnny D, Whitney Ford-Terry, Jon Manning, Kenneth M Piekarski, & Erin Birgy.

Cover photo by Joseph P. Traina & drawing by Neil Campau.

THANKS to all friends in Seattle & all over the place. THANKS to everyone who has sung along with us & hosted us in their homes. THANKS to Cheesecake History, Eric Wick, the nice people at Rising River Farm, Evan Hashi, Jeremy Burk, Kelly Morgan, Aaron Kempley, Mark Rose, & all of the people who gave us hugs & encouragement over the years. THANKS to Nicole for the drum-inspiration on "Shine" & to Erin for lending her skills in the studio.




World History Seattle, Washington

Neil Campau began World History in the winter of 2006, writing and collaborating aboard several boats in Seattle. These are genuine, hungry, thoughtful folk songs with a hint of anarchist anti-politics and many a laughing, stomping, yelping singalong. World History's final show was in March of 2012. Neil Campau has a new project called "Electrician". ... more

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