***ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS PROJECT WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO BLACK & NATIVE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS IN HONOR OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK LIVES WE HAVE LOST TO POLICE MURDER AND INJUSTICES***
"Junk Drawer Euphoria" is a collection of songs constructed from harmonic fragments and melodic scraps that were initially processed as throw away material and filed away in to a certain sound bank in my mind. There were sonic pigments of old school country jazz that dripped like honey, and aural floral arrangements paired with poems of prospective love and wintertime lunacy in an age of satire that tiptoes on the egg shells of tragicomedy.
As the bits and pieces began to collage together, a certain motif began to resonate within this specific batch of songs. It felt like a sunshower; like an optimistic vantage point in a downpour of melancholia. A grayscale with an iridescent silver lining. The end result proved to harvest a batch of fruitful compositions full of vibrant flavors.
Many friends so kindly lent their time and talents to help create the DNA of this project and for that I'm extremely grateful. I'd like to give a big shout and thank you to: Dayton Brock, Daniel Chavez, Bailey Cogan, Emma Eubanks, Warren Thomas Fenzi, Patrick Horigan, Sam Howden, Reese Kling, Brian Rohde, Bruce Templeton, Christian Wheeler, and to all the listeners.
I love you all and I hope you enjoy these songs!
released June 5, 2020
Alll songs written, engineered, produced, and mixed by Karl Remus
Mastered by Bruce Templeton
Artwork by Emma Eubanks
Check each song for individual instrumentation credits!