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New Threads is Dead

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1.
...is Dead? 01:50
I'm a dead man I'm a felony I'm a steak knife I'm a memory Through the mid-land To the portal Space Jamaica I'm immortal In the mountains Buried deep Find the Blind Men Find the key Traveling to Other times Through the portal In your mind
2.
Slow Emotion 03:37
I'm kicking around the floor I'm moving so much more I'm sinking in a sonic ocean I'm eating up all my days I'm sitting around the haze I've fallen to a slow emotion I've been away for so long This fight will never end You never saw me leave and now I'm back again I've been asleep for so long But times are a-changin' Nobody held me down and now I'm up again Down and up again I'm shootin' my own two feet I'm freezin' in the heat I'm leanin' back to drink the potion I'm keeping my own six feet I'm buying up all the heat I've fallen to a slow emotion I've been away for so long This fight will never end You never saw me leave and now I'm back again I've been asleep for so long But times are a-changin' Nobody held me down and now I'm up again Down and up again I've fallen to a slow emotion
3.
No Más 03:36
I'm back, you'll see There's absolutely nobody by my side It's alright So get up and walk around Find a way to make this town just alright It's alright You know you got me runnin' scared Look at this mess you made Look at this hole you made I didn't think you'd take it there So I've been on the wayside Keepin' by the bayside And I've been chasing insight But I can't make it feel right And I don't need a new life Take me to my own life Don't you know I can't take it no more? Get out, I'm moving in And ain't no way we both can win, it's alright It's alright So chin up and look around We can take the higher ground by daylight It's alright You know you got me runnin' scared Ain't no way we both can win Ain't no way we fight again I didn't think I'd take it there So I've been on the wayside Keepin' by the bayside And I've been chasing insight But I can't make it feel right And I don't need a new life Take me to my own life Don't you know I can't take it no more?
4.
Fallacies 04:30
Where did the people go? How am I s'posed to know? He wasn't such a golden man I didn't get a look Taken the Holy Book Thousands of people shook his hand Lookin' for a double that I can see Walkin' into trouble on Fagen Street I wanna make bank I wanna make fallacies Lookin' for a fool to walk for me Lookin' for a tool to talk for me I wanna make bank I wanna make fallacies Tell me you didn't stay Tell me you walked away I didn't have a place to land So don't you shift the blame to me I am not the enemy And this is not the promised hand Lookin' for a double that I can see Walkin' into trouble on Fagen Street I wanna make bank I wanna make fallacies Lookin' for a fool to walk for me Lookin' for a tool to talk for me I wanna make bank I wanna make fallacies It's a long way down to the ocean It's a long way down to the sea It's a long way down to the water It's a long way down Lookin' for a double that I can see Walkin' into trouble on Fagen Street I wanna make bank I wanna make fallacies Lookin' for a fool to walk for me Lookin' for a tool to talk for me I wanna make bank I wanna make fallacies
5.
It's a wonder to most of us The way that it comes to us is free There's a heartbreaker in the yard A streetalker in the car for me In the hills Keep lookin' down the hole And don't try to tell me what you see I think it's Ida you're lookin' for That Ida is good company In the hills In the hills we can be Someone else's company Maybe that's not for me I'm a brainiac, you see Start the bank, start the seed Hitch a ride and we can go back to the hills You can't fake a thrill I've been chasing reverence and I can't find it still It's a wonder to most of us that nobody cares what we think What the streetalker said is so and I, for one, don't have a lot to sink In the hills Keep lookin' down the hole And don't try to tell me what you see I think it's Ida you're lookin' for That Ida is good company
6.
Figure 02:34
No more DIY I wanna be corporate I'm never gonna change my mind I can't afford it So we're gonna have to figure it out now Gonna have to figure it out We're gonna have to figure it out now Gonna have to figure it out I hate you DIY I gotta get corporate You can't change my mind I'll never be for it So we're gonna have to figure it out now Gonna have to figure it out We're gonna have to figure it out now Gonna have to figure it out Oh, it's a game, you're the player, and you don't know what to do Oh, I am Jonah in the whale and I'm taking over you Oh, it's a game, you're the player, and you don't know what to do Oh, I am Jonah in the whale and I'm taking over you So we're gonna have to figure it out now Gonna have to figure it out We're gonna have to figure it out now Gonna have to figure it out
7.
Noggin 02:43
I didn't know I didn't know I didn't know I had to look above it I didn't even try to show I didn't even try to go above it I wanna get into my head What did you see inside my brain, my noggin? I didn't wanna get ahead I didn't wanna be the brain, the noggin You didn't have a single day You didn't have a single way into it You shoulda had a thing to say Why did you keep it to yourself? You blew it I didn't wanna get ahead I didn't wanna be the brain, the noggin I didn't need to get ahead What did you see inside my brain, my noggin? I don't need to find I don't need to find a way I don't need a time I don't need a time or place I don't have to go I don't have to go above it I don't have to show Keeping the levity at bay Keeping the politics away, I love it I didn't think it when you say You didn't have a single way above it I wanna get into my head What did you see inside my brain, my noggin? I didn't wanna get ahead I didn't wanna be the brain, the noggin
8.
The Lowdown 04:35
Hey now That's not something you should eat Hey now Don't you know that's human meat? Hey now If you're looking for a treat Hey now Don't you know they're out of season? I didn't know you I didn't need to cuz I wanted to get that recourse I wanted to shake that remorse I'm lookin' to get that showdown I'm lookin' to hit that lowdown Hey now Get your back against the wall Hey now I know who you're gonna call Hey now What you buyin' in the street? Hey now You don't know who you're gonna meet I didn't mean it I didn't need it but I wanted to get that recourse I wanted to shake that remorse I'm lookin' to get that showdown I'm lookin' to hit that lowdown And I'm lookin' to break that ceiling I'm lookin' to shake that feeling And I wanted to see that showdown I wanted to hit that lowdown I can feel it I don't have to see it I know a low when it comes down And I believe it Don't care if you believe it I know a low when it comes down I wanted to get that recourse I wanted to shake that remorse I'm lookin' to get that showdown I'm lookin' to hit that lowdown And I'm lookin' to break that ceiling I'm lookin' to shake that feeling And I wanted to see that showdown I wanted to hit that lowdown
9.
Turning Blue 03:54
You are lookin' for a feeling I've got nothing to show We been lookin' at the future I'm stuck growing old I've been singing in the shower I've been working true We been in this together But now I'm turning blue You've got no hand to hold And you've given me nothing to hold onto You've got a heart of gold But I'm just the kind to put it back on you I'll put it back on you Get a load of this nonsense Don't be such a fool I have waited forever And now I'm turning blue We've got no ship to fly And we've got no rail to hold onto Open that middle eye You know that I'mma put it back on you I'll put it back on you Goin' back to the townhouse Wait for Trevor Wright We were living in the future You could never try It's been a real surprise I didn't think I would've been so cruel And I had no real disguise I guess I had to put it back on you I've got that eagle eye But there's a place and time for truth Look through that middle eye It's just the time to put it back on you I'll put it back on you

about

COVID-19 killed New Threads. But not in the way you think- following October's GONE WILD, we disbanded and work on a new album was halted. On top of that, a bizarre skateboarding accident resulted in Justin spraining his wrist, rendering him unable to play for weeks. During that time, I put together nine songs that were intended for a solo album that was ultimately scrapped (I released a single, "Hardship," in February). But I sent demos to Justin and James anyway, and following Justin's recovery, a new album was back on the table. That being said, it was clear from the start that this would not be a New Threads album, and as we moved through the recording process, which was entirely remote, it became more and more apparent that a name change was inevitable. We decided to start fresh as THE FREE ROCK TRIO, named after our first LP together. That first LP and the two that followed (BUFORD and GONE WILD) would be rebranded from New Threads to The Free Rock Trio, and this release- our fourth, I suppose- serves as a kind of bridge from one discography to the other. By titling the album NEW THREADS IS DEAD, I feel like we're burying New Threads for good and looking to the future, which I hope is as exciting for you as it looks for us. Featuring sweet album artwork hand drawn by my longtime pal Nick Burchard!

- Jacob

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released July 16, 2021

THE TRIO:
Jacob Keplinger (guitar, vocals, keys)
Justin Siegel (drums, vocals, guitar)
James Siegel (bass, vocals)

Mixed + Mastered by Jacob Keplinger.

All songs written by Jacob Keplinger.

Drums recorded at PINK HAT® Boston. Bass recorded at James' house. Guitars, keys, vocals, mixed, and mastered at Pink Hat Studios in Cheshire, MA.

Artwork by Nick Burchard. Art direction by Nick Burchard and Jacob Keplinger.
Photography by Jacob Keplinger and Justin Siegel.
Graphic design and direction by Jacob Keplinger.
Videography by PINK HAT®.

THE FREE ROCK TRIO plays:
Paul Reed Smith, Fender, Gibson, Guild, Tech 21, Seagull, Ibanez, Yamaha, Tama, Mienl, Paiste, and Sabian.

"New Threads is Dead" was recorded with Pro Tools 2021 and Logic Pro X on MacOS Big Sur and Windows 10.

Distributed in the USA by Pink Hat Publishing, a subsidiary of PINK HAT®.
Distributed worldwide by Distrokid™.

©2021 Pink Hat Records, a subsidiary of PINK HAT®.
℗2021 Pink Hat Publishing, a subsidiary of PINK HAT®.

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Jacob Keplinger (guitar)
Justin Siegel (drums)
James Siegel (bass)
Jackson Keplinger (keys)

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