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  • Mixed Menageries

    Unique, surreal, TRUTH, and every bit of fucking stellar. I feel like the world doesn't have this kind of music anywhere

    I love this band so hard. Unique, surreal, TRUTH, and every bit of fucking stellar. I feel like the world doesn't have this kind of music anywhere and I never thought I'd ever hear anything like it. Well... in Seattle there's plenty of Jonny Sonic. One of a kind. If this music doesn't make your ass bounce and make your face weird, I don't know what you're wasting your time listening too. They provide such a jazzy, upbeat, soulful, eclectic, sunshine meets a supernova, array of sounds. His lyrics are thought out and provoking to the mind. Jonny (Rick Kowal) dominates such an amazing stage presence one can't help but to get weird with him.

    The rest of the bandmates, as a team, flow and work with such a familial dynamic it's heartwarming to see the chemistry unfold on stage. While I'll always suggest buying their music, I'm going to strongly suggest you see them live. Especially for people who just listen to radio drivel. Get up off your ass and go see people who actually hone their crafts and play a plethora of instruments ranging from tubas, saxophones, trumpets, drums, and whatever in the hell I'm leaving out. They never fail to keep me entertained and it's just like fucking Christmas.

    I fucking love you guys.

    Lady Deviant Mixed Menageries
  • Seattle Sound Magazine

    With so many ingredients, these addicting hooks and frighteningly heavy beats prove Jonny Sonic to be the best dope pusher in town.

    Meet the horn-blowing, beat-dropping, baby-sampling, off-the-wall funk of Jonny Sonic. Taking an old family recipe, Sonic (née Rick Kowal) drops everything but the kitchen sink into the unrelenting intensity of this debut LP. The tunes on tap take a dip into the sonic world of Mike Patton: one listen may satisfy you for the day, week, or even month, but eventually, you'll be asking yourself what you did with that Jonny Sonic disc, because you need another fix.

    The aptly titled "Cue" opens the record, dialing in the blazing horns of the Players Club (locals Kevin Seeley, Cliff Colon, Greg Koehler) and never slowing as they seamlessly traverse into "Pesos y Euros." Hip-hop, jazz, rock and funk intermingle on "In Line," an unabashed mix of video game-like riffs, thick beats and rhythmically sporadic drumming. Jonny Sonic leaves nothing out of Coop Resident, except maybe a Tylenol. Hell, Kowal even covers the Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime." With so many ingredients, these addicting hooks and frighteningly heavy beats prove Jonny Sonic to be the best dope pusher in town.

    Benn Guerecht Seattle Sound Magazine
  • Ghetto Blaster Magazine

    A gritty, sprawling work with all the frantic flow of the city and sexy ass bravado to spare.

    Jonny Sonic (aka Rick Kowal) has stepped from behind the beats of the dense, experimental utterly unclassifiable, FULL, in order to flex his formidable funk credentials. It's not that he hasn't already proven himself with his Seattle band mates; listening to FULL records you immediately notice his fitful skeletons, the nervous rhythm undertow that moves their dense compositions forward. On Coop Resident, Kowal switches gears, dropping an album that pure party through and through. This shit will make you moist "down there".

    Jonny [sic] sings with a dirty tease of a velvet tongue, at times bringing the orgasmic mouth play of Prince and others coming in with a pimped Larry Blackmon growl. Holy fuck, those horns, those horns! On "Pesos Y Euros", Sonic [sic] does a seizured talksing over a horn section that's as slick as oiled, shaved biceps. These funk nods, equal parts Madness and Parliament, show an artist unafraid to tackle the sacrosanct and own it. Coop Resident straddles these two halves, an electronic artist that understands that it took Curtis Mayfield to make Kraftwerk. Jonny Sonic [sic] is an itchy composer; he won't let you settle in before long, before he's whisked away the song's bottom, with the dishes still on the table. "Dumb Day" displays his skills with electronic splices; it begins with a Peter Murphy low-rolled mantra, reclining against beats that scurry critical mass fast.

    What's amazing about Jonny's [sic] breadth as a performer is the lines he draws from old school orchestral funk to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Aphex Twin. This is the album that Terrence Howard should have been working on in Hustle & Flow: A gritty, sprawling work with all the frantic flow of the city and sexy ass bravado to spare.

    Terry Sawyer GhettoBlaster Magazine
  • Impose Magazine

    Somewhere on this earth, David Byrne's hearing it for the first time and saying to himself, "My God -- what have I done?"

    Jonny Sonic is the latest project from Rick Kowal a.k.a. Switch, mad studio scientist and bassist for the band Full (perhaps the finest avant-pop chamber ensemble that the world is still catching up to). Coop Resident bursts at the seams with personality: traces of P-Funk during their rock-centered moments or Soul Coughing at their funkiest rise to the surface. Surprises are around every corner; during the head-banging "Bourbon Sass," when the fuzz guitars are at their loudest, Rick takes a moment to get in touch with his inner Squarepusher. Weirdbeat chaos ensues soon afterwards. "Dumb Day" is a paranoid breakbeat workout that would make Jack Dangers proud, shifting gears midway through for a surreal hip-hop finish. "Medicine" could damn near make a techno head out of anyone, and the Talking Heads cover is easily the most hyperkinetic version of "Once In A Lifetime" known to man. It's as if an army of guitars and sequencers did battle with a mariachi band. Somewhere on this earth, David Byrne's hearing it for the first time and saying to himself, "My God -- what have I done?" Coop Resident gets props for being eclectic without being unfocused - that's a rarity these days.

    Jason Smith Impose Magazine
  • Seattle Music News

    It's not your average anything, as eclectic sounds cut a rough knife through predictability.

    Seattle funk band Jonny Sonic took the stage for a menagerie of heavy beats and frantic rhymes, the nine-piece band swelling to twelve with added players from other bands on the night's lineup. JS is somewhere between NOLA marching band and hip hop, driving a force through the ears with prominent horns and deep drum and bass. It's not your average anything, as eclectic sounds cut a rough knife through predictability.

    Stephanie Dore Seattle Music News
  • IndieWorkshop

    Contains as much invention as most commercial hip-hop's entire output in any one track.

    Seattle's Jonny Sonic, otherwise known as Rick Kowal, is a man with his fingers in a great many different musical pies. He is the producer for HandPicked Entertainment's ventures, he is a renowned re-mixer and has composed several advertisement jingles. And now this: Coop Resident.

    It's certainly bold. Punishing funk and hip-hop combine with stripped electronic beats to very effective ends, earmarking Jonny Sonic as not only a skilled orchestrator, but an impassioned performer. It is unbelievably tight, with every musician cramming down on their instrument and getting to the meat of the arrangements with ease. The music itself crashes along with the verve of a maniacal OutKast project with added electronica, effectively and elaborately ticking every dancing box. This is exciting to listen to. Not only that, but it is a good experience. The listener isn't beaten up with the message, only swayed into the Sonic state of mind. A definite atmosphere is conjured up, one where rhythm is paramount and getting an eighteen-month-old child to sing on your album is just dandy.

    And, pleasingly, Coop Resident contains as much invention as most commercial hip-hop's entire output in any one track. Medicine conjures up a spy movie atmosphere with, oddly, basketball shoe-squeaks ('The Rodman Mysteries', anyone?). The choruses are so violent that one cannot resist doing that stupid motion where your lips purse and your head bobs ridiculously - 'NO MORE!' you'll scream along on Sore. The whole thing is a damn good time, worthy of inclusion in any huge pimp's playlist, but has the intelligence to be more than that. Jonny Sonic is a potential mastermind and, if his music shapes up to be as good as this first offering, good things are sure to follow.

    Reputedly a revelation in the live arena, it is plain to see that the energy in the songs translates directly to the performance sphere. No doubt he is as good in the flesh as the critics have been saying, let's just hope the tried and tested meanders of the hip-hop community that are into useless showboating don't overtake the clear invention at work here.

    Daniel Ross IndieWorkshop
  • 90.3FM KEXP, Seattle

    Got a weird future funk thing going on.

    Got a weird future funk thing going on. And I mean weird in a good way -- I mean P-Funk had a grown man in a diaper for christ's sake.

    Chilly 90.3FM KEXP, Seattle

    Pesos y Euros is a great summertime song.

    Abe Beeson
  • Playback Magazine

    "Pesos y Euros" could easily be a theme song of the new millennium.

    The press kit labels it "the groundbreaking sound of the new eclecticism." No doubt an ambitious moniker, but Mr. Sonic (neé Rick Kowal) does his damnedest to live up to the hype. To find his mojo, he implements a steady stream of horn-driven funk riffs, a dash of hip-hop, and a vocal lineup that never sits still. The musical homage paid to the Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime" is priceless, while "Pesos y Euros" could easily be a theme song of the new millennium. Call it jazz for people who don't like jazz, perched a funkdafied nook somewhere between Herbie Hancock and the Roots. If you like one song on this album, you'll like them all. A near flawless effort.

    Brian Jarvis Playback Magazine
  • Anthem Magazine

    makes for an interesting alternative to Clear Channel-choked radio.

    Jonny Sonic mastermind Rick Kowal is all over the map, business-wise. Apart from duties in the band FULL, he composes/performs/produces commercial spots for brands as varied as BMW, Toys 'R' Us and Starbucks. Tracks of his have showed up on the Discovery Channel, the Fashion Channel and even The Real World. Unsuprisingly, Coop Resident is a jumble of seemingly disparate influences. Traces of electro, hip-hop, agro-rock and jazz pop up all over the album. That Kowal can meld them into an appealing backdrop is a testament to his ear for composition. Prominent horns drive the sweaty funk of "Pesos y Euros" while heavy drum n' bass underlie the glitches and droned vocals of "Medicine." The production pedigree doesn't carry over to the lyrical content, with the majority of tracks sporting rudimentary rhymes that rip listeners out of a toe-tapping trance. But overlooking the lyrics and the ill-advised Talking Heads cover ("Once in a Lifetime"), Coop Resident makes for an interesting alternative to Clear Channel-choked radio.

    Aaron Autrand Anthem Magazine
  • Both Sides of the Surface

    Guard your grills, kids... Jonny Sonic aims straight for the head... and never misses.

    It's Funkadelic during their times of rocking out crossed with a hybrid of Soul Coughing and Chili Peppers at their funkiest. And while the guitars are on a hazy shade of fuzz and the punchy horn section blares, look towards the center at our fearless hero, Rick Kowal...who picked a fine time to get in touch with his inner Tom Jenkinson. The world is a better place for it.

    Guard your grills, kids... Jonny Sonic aims straight for the head... and never misses.

    Macedonia Both Sides of the Surface
  • Plug-in Music Magazine

    Memorable moments that will surely set you dancing -- be it in a club, your car, or in your bedroom -- Jonny Sonic takes some interesting chances

    Blending The Gorillaz with The Prodigy and adding a touch of Outkast, three of today's most notable bands, Jonny Sonic's "Coop Resident" is unpredictable throughout. Assuming the Jonny Sonic pseudonym, Seattle musician Rick Kowal is the man in control. Fusing quick drum and bass and trip hop excerpts with rich horn sections, "Coop Resident" is not your typical run of the mill version of everyday hip hop.

    With a group sing along and horns flaring, tracks like "Cue," "Sore" and "Steaks" are big and dramatic, hinting at jazz, big band and funk tones as the variety of sounds come together. Jonny Sonic comes across strongly with hard hitting tracks like "Bourbon Sass" and the infectious chanting and thumping melody of "Pesos y Euros," hip hop bleeds into speeding electronic rhythms as rough vocals cut through with their rhymes. Kowal delivers solemnly in the role of a law enforcement officer on the dark chiming rhythm of "Identification Card (Vienna)." Like night and day, Kowal opts for a much lighter sound on "Dumb Day," "Coop Resident" and the Talking Head's "Once in a Lifetime (sic)," choosing to let the digital effects take control of the music and its flow.

    With some memorable moments that will surely set you dancing -- be it in a club, your car, or in your bedroom -- Jonny Sonic takes some interesting chances with "Coop Resident." While his experimentation and lack of predictability should be applauded, "Coop Resident" is clunky at times and unprepared at others. Jonny Sonic's "Coop Resident" is a shaky attempt but keeps you interested and gives you a taste of what is to come.

    Corinne Plug-in Music Magazine
  • Impact Press

    It's like a coked-up version of the misunderstanding parts of your life trapped inside one of those carnival rides that causes you to loose focus of where you are at the moment.

    He is what his names implies, a sonic trip with big band sounds and a funky vibe that incorporates a Frank Zappa quality. Only here Jonny rummages through hip-hop, rock and pop, and ends up this side of anywhere, except for where we are right now. Over-exuberant moments are used as calculated efforts at accentuating the barrage of horns, beats and stray sounds coming at you from all angles. It's like a coked-up version of the misunderstanding parts of your life trapped inside one of those carnival rides that causes you to loose focus of where you are at the moment.

    J.C. Carnahan Impact Press

 

Jonny Sonic and his Phenomenensemble

The Idea

"Jonny" is anonymous (i.e. "Jonny No-name", "John Doe"). "Sonic" is sound. Jonny Sonic, the idea, is that voice inside all of us that propels us to say what we need to say, to do what we need to do.

The Artist

Jonny Sonic, the artist, is Rick Kowal - HandPicked Entertainment's producer-at-large. He is a composer, arranger, engineer - and remixer (lamb, Radiohead, Fading Collection, Twilight Babies). His tunes have appeared on MTV's Real World, The Discovery Channel, and Fashion Week runway shows in NYC. He is one of the vocalists in renown traveling circus band: Super Geek League - headlining their own BuskerDoozie stage at last year's Sasquatch Music Festival. By day, he writes/produces music for TV spots (VH1, Chevron, Dr. Pepper, Toys'R'Us, Chase, BMW, Starbucks). By night, like a pied piper of players, he steals the choicest musicians from a gaggle of Seattle bands to build one of the biggest horn-driven hullaballoos to hit the West Coast. This pet project starts in the studio where the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist lays down the foundations for his compositions and sets the stage for...

The Band

Jonny Sonic's Phenomenonsemble is a 13-piece that proves that we only accomplish anything together. The backbone of the rhythm section is Kowal's long-time musical collaborator, drummer Tacket Brown. Add in two tubas (Scott 'Boomer' Bloom, Miles Ward's 'The Funk Engine'), two baritone saxes (Emily 'Emperess' Smith, LuLu Belle), two tenors (Blizzard Fay, Stanley Pierce), and three trumpets (Lip Service by Sunshine, Lu Badu, Brasswax). On the live stage, bassist Chris Cullman and keyboardist Erik 'EMC' Chillman ply the gritty rhythmic particulates, and Willy Will Wax adds additional vocals.


Jonny Sonic Releases New Single: "Republican't"

Seattle, October 2016 - This month, Seattle's Jonny Sonic weighs in on the Presidential race with the sassy, sax-y, fact-sy track "Republican't," the second single from his upcoming fourth album, The Octagon Sessions.

Never shy to spit politics and points of view, Jonny Sonic pulls no punches on "Republican't," assuming the psyche of the wrong right wing and emphasizing the call-to-action: "STOP ME!"

#BagOfTricks #Republicant #StopMe

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Jonny Sonic Releases New Single & Video: "Outnumbered"

Seattle, July 2016 - Jonny Sonic pays tribute to an American tragedy and celebrates a growing global movement with "Outnumbered," the first single and music video from his upcoming fourth album, The Octagon Sessions.

The "Outnumbered" music video juxtaposes a memorial to murdered LGBTQ+ people from Orlando to Stonewall with 2016 Pride Parade footage of the band in Seattle. Paired with the song's communal call-to-action (”We’ll be our own saving grace.”), the resulting montage functions as a multimedia summer anthem that is both a deeply felt tribute and an ecstatic vision of a better tomorrow.

The video and single will release simultaneously this month on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and at jonnysonic.com. Jonny Sonic & His Phenomenensemble will support the release of "Outnumbered" with a handfull upcoming summer shows around Seattle, culminating with HempFest on August 20.

100% of the proceeds from purchases, streams, and donations will benefit the Orlando Victims Fund sponsored by Equality Florida Action, Inc — which provides direct support for victims' families and survivors of the June 12 mass execution at Pulse in Orlando, Florida.

Once again, love wins.

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Jonny Sonic releases The Grit: Deluxe Edition

Seattle/Detroit, February 2016 - Step right up, kids! Jonny Sonic presents a 13-ring circus of furiously joyous noise. Midwest funk meets Left Coast showmanship as a nine-piece horn section piles atop gigantic bass, contortionist keyboards, and freaky beats of another order entirely. Welcome to The Grit...

From the opening gusts of dueling sub-bass tubas (Upgrade) to the last gasping strains of one of the year's most gorgeous break-up songs (The Shift), these tunes swallow swords, spit fire, and play out a high-stakes drama between a difficult world and a persona who sees clearly, feels deeply, loves fiercely, screams dearly, and pulls no lyrical punches.

Whether decrying addiction (Sickline) and the ephemerality of everything we love (Rugout) or denouncing rape (GenNext) and retail therapy (Buy Everything), Jonny Sonic emcees the proceedings like an unstoppable barker. Alternate acts examine the darkness of depression (Episode), the blunt benefits of a change of psyche (ReVision), and the weird wisdom of one magical Burning Man (Phantasm).

Jonny Sonic's The Grit: Deluxe Edition marks the most ambitious album to date from a mad, musical Jet City genius who never fully left the Motor City. Join one maniacal drummer, three trumpets, two tenors, two bari saxes, two tubas (one appropriately dubbed "The Funk Engine"), and special guest vocalists Chaotic Noise Marching Corps (Conduit), Super Geek League's Vy Agra (The Sale) and Kitty Camaro (The Shift) for the horniest, saxiest, grittiest sonic carnival around.

Disc two shows off the aural handiwork of a dozen producers who teamed up with Jonny Sonic to provide remixes for all 13 The Grit songs. The remixes span electro-genres from drum-n-bass to hip hop to techno to spoken word.

Step right up, kids! Step right up!

Top Tracks

  1. Republican't 4:34

  2. Outnumbered 4:34

  3. Episode 4:23

  4. Seminal 4:00

  5. GenNext 3:39

  6. Enaction 3:22

  7. Sickline 4:20

  8. Buy Everything 4:35

  9. Twilight 4:49

  10. Rugout 4:39

  11. Power Lines 4:08

Radio Edits

  1. Republican't 4:34

  2. Outnumbered (clean)4:34

  3. Episode (clean)4:23

  4. The Sale (clean)3:58

  5. Rugout (radio edit)3:48

  6. Shift: Twilight3:58

  7. Power Lines (clean)4:08

  8. Seminal4:00

  9. Buy Everything (clean)4:18

  10. Sickline (clean)4:20

  11. GenNext (clean)3:39

  12. ReVision (clean)3:42

  13. Enaction (clean)3:58

  14. Datenight3:58

Discography

  • Jonny Sonic - Republican't © 2016 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeepsMusic
    UPC: 190394930875
    Published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)

    Republican't (single)


    1. Republican't 3:46

      Republican't lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Bag of tricks.

      You best believe I aim to deceive, up my sleeve you'll see my bag of tricks.
      (i'll incite the crisis, be as divisive as isis)
      I run the show with my new jim crow; lock up negroes 6 times more than whites
      (and 15% longer, no I don't think black lives matter)
      I'll take my claws, throw down my laws
      All over your daughter's body -- and your mother and your sister too
      (this type of control doesn't even benefit me)
      Forget refugees, no respect from me.
      Poverty don't bother me, because I say I'm pro-life!
      (if you're still an egg, you're good -- but once you're born, sorry bout it)
      Keep y'all scared of this.
      Every Muslim's a terrorist.
      Never get embarrassed by being an arrogant bastard.
      Fear the foreigner, we're not the foreigner.
      History is folklore, white christians were born here.
      It sure is easy being green, it pays.
      It's the land of the free and home of the slaves.

      For the sake of the republic that we're all living in,
      For the fate of the public and our future's kin,
      For our place in politics in the global zen,
      I, this Republican't win.
      So, stop me.

      You best believe I aim to deceive, up my sleeve you'll see my bag of tricks.
      Gimme gimme guns, gimme guns, gimme gimme more guns.
      Gimme guns, more and more and more guns.
      Shoot anyone, everyone who don't respect my authority.

      I must be stopped, I must be silenced.
      Calling all enlightened: don't be frightened, just stop me.
      I stand for hatred.
      I stand for racism.
      I'll divide based on income inflation.
      I incite fear throughout the nation.
      I stand for blatant discrimination.
      I stand for church-state unseparated.
      I sneak jesus in supreme court pages.
      I set your wages.
      I let vacations.
      I'm famous.
      I'm making my arrangements.
      I must be stopped, I must be silenced.
      Calling all enlightened: don't be frightened, just stop me.

      For the sake of the republic that we're all living in,
      For the fate of the public and our future's kin,
      For our place in politics in the global zen,
      I, this Republican't win.
      So stop me.


    • Written and arranged by Jonny Sonic
    • Produced by Rick Kowal
    • The Coop Resident
    • Jonny Sonic - vocals, beats, bass, keys, tweaks
    • The Phenomenensemble
    • Tacket Brown - acoustic drums
    • Emily Perez - baritone saxophone
    • Olivia Guinn - baritone saxophone
    • Stanley Pierce - tenor saxophone
    • Lizz Fay - tenor saxophone
    • Scott Bloom - sousaphone
    • Lip Service by Sunshine - trumpet
    • Brasswax - trumpet
    • Luis Benito - trumpet
    • The Phenomenensemble - group vocals
    • Live Stage Residents
    • Erik Chillman / Dante Williams - keys
    • Michael Pearson - bass
    • Recorded and mixed by Rick Kowal at Black Vegas Studio (Seattle) and The Octagon (Hoodsport, WA)
    • Drums recorded at Spaghetti Fire Productions (Seattle)
    • Additional drum engineering by Tacket Brown
    • Mastered by Chief Sc!ence (Seattle)
    • © 2016 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeeps Productions
    • All songs published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)
  • Jonny Sonic - Outnumbered © 2016 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeepsMusic
    UPC: 190394709860
    Published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)

    Outnumbered (single)


    1. Outnumbered 4:34

      Outnumbered lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      If you keep all your blinders up,
      You're gonna find yourself
      On the wrong side of history.
      You'll miss the beat
      As we march right past you.

      If you keep all your blinders up,
      You're gonna find yourself
      On the wrong side of the fence.
      With beliefs so past tense.
      We're going to march right past you.

      Love wins, love conquers hate.
      We'll be our own saving grace.

      It's disappointedly amazing.
      Some folks got brains like raisins.
      Hearts with no patience laced with hatred
      Disguised as sacred propitiation.
      They're outdated.
      Soon to be outnumbered.

      You better check yourself before you wreck all ourselves.
      It's been too long caught up in your mess.
      Fuck your disrespects.
      What's next: progress.

      The future will be televised.
      The future will be criticized.
      The future will be advertised.
      The future can't be polarized.

      Make no exception for acceptance.
      We're not put here to judge.
      Time for the bullies to budge.
      Time for the lovers to love.

      Walk strong.
      March pride.
      Fill streets.
      Hold signs.
      Soon we'll outnumber.


    • Written and arranged by Jonny Sonic
    • Produced by Rick Kowal
    • The Coop Resident
    • Jonny Sonic - vocals, beats, bass, keys, tweaks
    • The Phenomenensemble
    • Tacket Brown - acoustic drums
    • Emily Perez - baritone saxophone
    • Olivia Guinn - baritone saxophone
    • Stanley Pierce - tenor saxophone
    • Lizz Fay - tenor saxophone
    • Scott Bloom - sousaphone
    • Lip Service by Sunshine - trumpet
    • Brasswax - trumpet
    • Luis Benito - trumpet
    • The Phenomenensemble - group vocals
    • Live Stage Residents
    • Erik Chillman / Dante Williams - keys
    • Michael Pearson - bass
    • Recorded and mixed by Rick Kowal at Black Vegas Studio (Seattle) and The Octagon (Hoodsport, WA)
    • Drums recorded at Spaghetti Fire Productions (Seattle)
    • Additional drum engineering by Tacket Brown
    • Mastered by Chief Sc!ence (Seattle)
    • © 2016 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeeps Productions
    • All songs published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)
  • Jonny Sonic - The Grit: Deluxe Edition © 2016 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeepsMusic
    UPC: 859711835605
    Published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)

    The Grit: Deluxe Edition


    Disc One
    1. Upgrade 2:39

    2. Seminal 4:00

    3. Rugout 4:39

    4. Phantasm 4:11

    5. Episode 4:23

    6. The Sale 3:58

    7. Sickline 4:20

    8. Slow Motion 1:31

    9. Buy Everything 4:18

    10. GenNext 3:39

    11. Conduit 3:58

    12. ReVision 3:42

    13. The Shift 4:17


    Disc Two
    1. Dollar Bills (The Sale Remix - Aqueous) 4:52

    2. 40 Foot Woman (Phantasm Remix - Max Trout Edition) 4:21

    3. City Lights (ReVision Remix - Switch) 4:46

    4. Power Lines (Episode Remix - Jesus Rothschild) 4:08

    5. Mass Reduction (The Shift Remix - John Massey) 6:09

    6. Afternoon Comatose (Sickline Remix - Leisure Pantz) 3:44

    7. Steubenville (GenNext Remix)

    8. Sucker Punch (Rugout Remix) 4:53

    9. Tree Legged Race [interlude] (Conduit - CNMC) 0:56

    10. Hot New Spring Fashions (Upgrade Remix - Fairchild) 2:23

    11. StufffNThings (Buy Everything Remix - Funkitekture) 4:43

    12. Flashback (Seminal Remix - I Myself & Me) 4:03

    13. Sunday (Slow Motion Remix - DJ Simpa) 6:12


    • All songs written and arranged by Jonny Sonic
    • All songs produced by Rick Kowal for HandPicked Entertainment
    • The Coop Resident
    • Jonny Sonic - vocals, bass, beats, keys, & tweaks
    • The Guest Residents
    • Tacket Brown - drums on all songs, vibes on 6
    • Emily Perez Smith - baritone sax on all songs except 13
    • LuLu Belle - baritone sax on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Miles Ward - tuba on all songs except 8
    • John Eaton - tenor sax on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Blizzard Fay - tenor sax on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Sunshine Applebeard - trumpet on all songs except 8
    • Jason Brasswax Kirk - trumpet on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Kevin Seeley - trumpet on 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12
    • Scott Boomer Bloom - sousaphone on 1, 9, 12
    • Chris Cullman - strings on 4, 7, 12, 13
    • Vy Agra - extra vocals on 6
    • LuLu Belle - extra vocals on 13
    • Chaotic Noise Marching Corps - group vocals on 11
    • Live Stage Residents
    • Erik Chillman - keys
    • Chris Cullman - bass
    • Bill Williams - extra vocals
    • Recorded & mixed by Rick Kowal at Black Vegas Studio - Seattle, WA
    • Drums recorded by Tacket Brown at Yellow Magic Studio - Seattle, WA
    • Mastered by Cheif Sc!ence
    • Logo stencil by Gale Force
    • © 2016 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeeps Productions
    • All songs published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)
  • Jonny Sonic - SHIFT © 2015 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeepsMusic
    UPC: 190394020675
    Published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)

    SHIFT


    1. Shift: Midnight 4:02

      Shift: Midnight lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I recall it all when I first saw that look on your face.
      I was in a hole and my soul was in a dark place.
      I was running low on luck, a little short on grace.
      With nothing left to lose, we both could use a change of pace.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.

      I can feel your heart drop when you're close to me.
      Sad for now and sad for all the things you thought it'd be.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.
      I can feel the shift.
      I can feel the shift.

      I can feel the shift in you, the shift in the me.
      The air around is thick.
      We both know there's nothing left that can be fixed.

      I'm not looking to save us; no, I believe we've had our time.
      But I'm not looking to break us down so much that we both feel denied.
      I'm not looking to make us into something we've already tried.
      I'm just looking to take with me all the love I've felt throughout our ride.

    2. Shift: Twilight 4:49

      Shift: Twilight lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I recall it all when I first saw that look on your face.
      I was in a hole and my soul was in a dark place.
      I was running low on luck, a little short on grace.
      With nothing left to lose, we both could use a change of pace.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.

      I can feel your heart drop when you're close to me.
      Sad for now and sad for all the things you thought it'd be.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.
      I can feel the shift.
      I can feel the shift.

      I can feel the shift in you, the shift in the me.
      The air around is thick.
      We both know there's nothing left that can be fixed.

      I'm not looking to save us; no, I believe we've had our time.
      But I'm not looking to break us down so much that we both feel denied.
      I'm not looking to make us into something we've already tried.
      I'm just looking to take with me all the love I've felt throughout our ride.

    3. Shift: Dawn 4:37

      Shift: Dawn lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I recall it all when I first saw that look on your face.
      I was in a hole and my soul was in a dark place.
      I was running low on luck, a little short on grace.
      With nothing left to lose, we both could use a change of pace.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.

      I can feel your heart drop when you're close to me.
      Sad for now and sad for all the things you thought it'd be.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.
      I can feel the shift.
      I can feel the shift.

      I can feel the shift in you, the shift in the me.
      The air around is thick.
      We both know there's nothing left that can be fixed.

      I'm not looking to save us; no, I believe we've had our time.
      But I'm not looking to break us down so much that we both feel denied.
      I'm not looking to make us into something we've already tried.
      I'm just looking to take with me all the love I've felt throughout our ride.

    4. Shift: Dusk 4:17

      Shift: Dusk lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I recall it all when I first saw that look on your face.
      I was in a hole and my soul was in a dark place.
      I was running low on luck, a little short on grace.
      With nothing left to lose, we both could use a change of pace.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.

      I can feel your heart drop when you're close to me.
      Sad for now and sad for all the things you thought it'd be.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.
      I can feel the shift.
      I can feel the shift.

      I can feel the shift in you, the shift in the me.
      The air around is thick.
      We both know there's nothing left that can be fixed.

      I'm not looking to save us; no, I believe we've had our time.
      But I'm not looking to break us down so much that we both feel denied.
      I'm not looking to make us into something we've already tried.
      I'm just looking to take with me all the love I've felt throughout our ride.


    • All songs written and arranged by Jonny Sonic
    • Produced by Rick Kowal except Twilight - produced by Rick Kowal and John Massey
    • The Coop Resident
    • Jonny Sonic - vocals, beats, bass, keys, tweaks
    • The Guest Residents
    • Kitty Camaro - additional vocals on all tracks
    • Lip Service by Sunshine - trumpets & flugelhorn, additional vocals on Twilight and Dawn
    • Tacket Brown - acoustic drums
    • John Massey - beats and tweaks on Twilight
    • Emily Perez - baritone saxophone on Dawn
    • Olivia Guinn - baritone saxophone on Dawn
    • Stanley Pierce - tenor saxophone on Dawn
    • Lizz Fay - tenor saxophone on Dawn
    • Scott Bloom - sousaphone on Dawn
    • Brasswax - trumpet on Dawn
    • Chris Cullman - strings on Dusk
    • Miles Ward - tuba on Dusk
    • Live Stage Residents
    • Erik Chillman - keys
    • Chris Cullman - bass
    • Recorded and mixed by Rick Kowal at Black Vegas Studio (Seattle)
    • Drums and Dawn horns recorded at Spaghetti Fire Productions (Seattle)
    • Additional engineering Tacket Brown and Chris Cullman
    • Mastered by Chief Sc!ence (Seattle)
    • © 2015 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeeps Productions
    • All songs published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)
  • Jonny Sonic - The Grit © 2014 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeepsMusic
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    The Grit


    1. Upgrade 2:39

      Upgrade lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I think I need to upgrade my shit.
      Time for a little maintenance.

      I think I need to upgrade my life, which means upgrade my wife to my ex-wife.
      But that's alright because now I can do what I like in the night.
      I don't mean no disrespect, see; because, in her mind she thinks she upgraded me.
      And we're both right.
      When the bread gets stale, you throw it out, right?
      The change is nice.

      I think I need to upgrade my studio, throw out the shit I had ten years ago.
      Giving lessons during sessions.
      The Jetsons think I'm from the future, though.
      Upgrade how I hear my funk.
      Put two twelves down in my trunk.
      Gotta keep it low down in the sludge,
      Because some days I can barely trudge on.

      Fuck the grit.

    2. Seminal 4:00

      Seminal lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Oh thank god, you know that you came back just in time.
      I thought I would lose my mind, but you came around again.
      I had a hole in my head and my soul felt dead but you rescued it.
      That just proves as a testament that I'm still needing you.

      You know you really got it when you wanna shake it.
      You know you really got it when you wanna move it.
      You know you really got it when you're gonna lose it.
      Now don't that feel good, right?

      Rock on, you cock my adrenaline.
      Make a gentleman feel relevant again.
      All gone is the time of the hesitant.
      Make a resident feel like the president (Coop!).

      Now again I got you, never gonna drop you.
      Never gonna lose you again.

    3. Rugout 4:39

      Rugout lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Do you really know who your hoes is?
      Do you know who your broseph is?
      Did you take time to smell the roses with your noses?
      Because you know this shit just might slip right away.

      Do you really know who your attackers are?
      Do you know who your backers are?
      Did you spend life with no passengers in your faster car?
      That's assbackwards.
      Life just might slip right away.

      While we say: we should've done that
      And we should've done this.
      And we're all so pissed because there's so much to do
      And we can't keep pace.
      We're blue in the face.
      We all just tend to race right through.

      We tend to race right through.

      Blind-side sucker-punch;
      Yank the rug out from me.

      Do you really know you who that driver is?
      Yeah, the one driving by your kids
      With his head down texting messages after beverages.
      They're all dead from this.
      Their life slipped right away.

      So do you really care what your status is?
      Do you care about what middle management put on your admin task list?
      It's just matter-of-fact shit like death and taxes.
      One night it might slip right away.

      While we say: we should've done that
      And we should've done this.
      And we're all so pissed because there's so much to do
      And we can't keep pace.
      We're blue in the face.
      We all just tend to race right through.

      We tend to race right through.

      It all just switched, they pulled the rug out.

      Stress gonna get the best of them.
      In a flash they passed right next to them.

      It all just switched, they pulled the rug out.

      Time don't stop for y'all to say you're leaving.
      If we get a close call, then we start believing.
      I'm gonna tell my people now that I need them.
      Because it might all start to fall from the ceiling.

      Blind-side sucker-punch;
      Yank the rug out from me.

      The stitch made with the switch blade is rubbing on me.
      It's teeming at the seams and it's gonna bleed.
      The demons are scheming to stay in front of me.
      I'm running, but they're coming and they're gaining on me.
      Pull the rug out!
      Blind-side sucker-punch;
      Yank the rug out from me.

      Never get it back.
      Never get it back.
      Then we crash.

    4. Phantasm 4:11

      Phantasm lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Drink this potion, c'mon.

      Is this town a mirage?
      Is it littles zaps inside my mind?
      Staring down the facade,
      We hail the magic ride just in time.
      Holding on handlebars
      As the monkeys jump in time from vine to vine.
      Are we on Moon or Mars?
      Or did we discontinue our space-time?
      I kissed the feet of a 40 foot woman
      Dancing to the beat of tens of thousands of drums.
      Another came to eat with her 40 inch bosoms
      Fancying the bread of tens of thousands of crumbs.

      My head would fly away if it could now, baby.
      I reckon that we've never seen nothing quite like this.
      It feels like just it's me and you in this sea of crazy.
      Crazy called and said she put our names on the list (yes!).

      Drink this potion, c'mon.

      Is this town a mirage?
      Is it littles zaps inside my mind?
      Lost in sound: the montage.
      Naked goblins fire guns loaded with shine.
      Swallow down, trouble dodge.
      Outerspacepod crashed down on a perfect line.
      Dumbfound. Double garage.
      Bent and bended, meant and mended metal bind.
      I kissed the feet of a 40 foot woman
      Dancing to the beat of tens of thousands of drums.
      Another came to eat with her 40 inch bosoms
      Fancying the bread of tens of thousands of crumbs.

      My head would fly away if it could now, baby.
      I reckon that we've never seen nothing quite like this.
      It feels like it's just me and you in this sea of crazy.
      Crazy called and said she put our names on the list (yes!).

      We are the ones who see this, we see the beauty of it all.
      We are the ones who feel this, we feel the passion of it all.
      We are the ones who need this, we need the purpose of our call.
      We are the ones who share this, we share the sadness of us all.
      We are the ones who breathe this, we breathe the glory of it all.
      We are the ones who praise this, we praise the triumph of us all.
      We are the ones who feel this, we feel the beauty of it all.
      We are the ones who burn this, we burn the beauty of it all.

    5. Episode 4:23

      Episode lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      It's sneaking up like a buried mine,
      It's cutting off my power lines.
      It keeps me feeling small, trapped in my walls
      In hour-after-hour time.

      It's stirring up my insides.
      Shaking, shaking up my thin pride.
      It makes me want to crawl, speeds up my fall;
      Creeping up like a rising tide.

      On the brink of defeated, and it barks out: "You ain't worth a shit."
      I think I can beat this; but, it's a false start."You ain't worth a shit."
      Putting kinks in my creases, now it's balls out:"You ain't worth a shit."
      Full swings are in season; but, I buy just another minute, try just to limit it.

      It's another bout.It's another bout.
      Don't know what it's about.
      But it's all out fucking with me.
      "We think we gotcha now"

      My love: crumbling.
      Inside my gut: rumbling.
      Try to talk. Mumbling.
      Try to walk. Stumbling.

      Full speed and I hit that bump.
      You know that I never need full speed and i hit that bump.

      It's got my blood rising on the loose.
      All my headlines are bad news.
      I'll stay in my bed, trapped in my head
      Way earlier than curfew.

      So, whatcha gonna prescribe me?
      Will I let you up inside me?
      Can you break through?
      Whatcha gonna do?
      Girl, how you gonna revive me?

      On the brink of defeated, and it barks out: "You ain't worth a shit."
      I think I can beat this; but, it's a false start."You ain't worth a shit."
      Putting kinks in my creases, now it's balls out:"You ain't worth a shit."
      Full swings are in season; but, I buy just another minute, try just to limit it.

      It's another bout.It's another bout.
      Don't know what it's about.
      But it's all out fucking with me.
      "We think we gotcha now"

      My love: crumbling.
      Inside my gut: rumbling.
      Try to talk. Mumbling.
      Try to walk. Stumbling.

      Full speed and I hit that bump.
      You know that I never need full speed and i hit that bump.

      Leave me alone.

      I won't, don't let it hold me down.
      I won't, don't let it hold me down.
      It's getting to my limit, now you gotta move over now.

    6. The Sale 3:58

      The Sale lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      He done worked so hard, did all so that they could live.
      22 years strong, he gave all that he had to give.
      But now his work is gone, he's out of luck.
      The fat cats just don't give a fuck.
      Budget cuts, they packed up.
      Now Mexico's got trucks for sale.

      The sale: do anything to make that sale.
      The sale: do anything to make that motherfuckin dollar bill.

      She never had no one to teach her how much she's worth.
      Now she found a way to get some funds in her purse.
      Put on her tall shoes and small dress.
      She never knew that she was blessed.
      She's going to lose, she don't know what's next.
      Young girl got her sex for sale.

      The sale: do anything to make that sale.
      The sale: do anything to make that motherfuckin dollar bill.

      Would you sell your soul for a piece of gold?
      Would you lose your mind just to get your dime?
      Would you rock some sleaze just to get your cheese?
      Step right up, kids! Step right up!
      Get your money money; even if it's dirty money.
      Fuck your fuckin money; money don't rule my world.

      They have no regard, they all think they are above the law.
      They don't make their own shit, they just want to take it all.
      They think they're bad.They think they're tough.
      If they need to, they'll get rough.
      It's on if you call their bluff.
      Thug punks got your stuff for sale.

      The sale: do anything to make that sale.
      The sale: do anything to make that motherfuckin dollar bill.

    7. Sickline 4:20

      Sickline lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      It's habitual.
      That morning ritual: lit on the kitchen stool.

      Bic lighter glistening.
      Devil-ear listening.
      Will power dismissed again.

      Coughing like cinnamon.
      Where'd I put the Ritalin?
      Need something for this fidgeting.

      Tipsy-taw-tipsy-toes, flipping like some dominoes.
      Afternoon comatose.

      If I get stalled, I'm gonna call it in
      Because I'm all up, all up in.
      I'm gonna use my sickline one time and call my friend.
      Now I'm falling, falling in.
      Shit.

      He got what I need, but I need just a little patience.
      Life's stopped until it feeds, it's my mind's only occupation.
      My God, I could freeze in my tracks from pure frustration.
      I've blocked all my creeds to get my mind on that vacation.

      I'm so tired and sick of being sick and tired of all this weight.
      I broke myself down again today:
      I'm so down and beat from beating down and pounding on this pace.
      I let myself down again today.

      I can get on that, let me flip on those.
      A tit for tit for tat, a tac for a tic-tac-toe.
      I can hit the bat, let me skid the snow.
      The skinny on the skinny's fat, the fat on the grizzly bone.

      All the dollars spent.
      Feeling kinda reticent because I'm all out of medicine.

      Fighting enemies.
      I'm gonna need ten of these to even out my chemistry.

      If I get stalled, I'm gonna call it in
      Because I'm all up, all up in.
      I'm gonna use my sickline one time and call my friend.
      Now I'm falling, falling in.

      He got what I need, but I need just a little patience.
      Life's stopped until it feeds, it's my mind's only occupation.
      My God, I could freeze in my tracks from pure frustration.
      I've blocked all my creeds to get my mind on that vacation.

      I'm so tired and sick of being sick and tired of all this weight.
      I broke myself down again today:
      I'm so down and beat from beating down and pounding on this pace.
      I let myself down again today.

      I can get on that, let me flip on those.
      A tit for tit for tat, a tac for a tic-tac-toe.
      I can hit the bat, let me skid the snow.
      The skinny on the skinny's fat, the fat on the grizzly bone.

      It's been so long, since I've watched my health
      And been just alright to be by myself.
      It's been so long, since I've known how it felt
      To be just alright to look at myself
      In the mirror.

    8. Slow Motion 1:31

      Slow Motion lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Today we're going in slow motion.
      We have everything we need and we're gonna do what we please.

      Today we're going in slow motion.
      We are slow to rise even though the sun's up in the sky.

      Today we're going in slow motion.

    9. Buy Everything 4:18

      Buy Everything lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Buy everything.
      It don't matter if you really need it.
      Buy everything.
      It don't matter if you're feeling greedy.
      Buy everything.
      Charge it, consume it, repeat it.
      Buy everything.
      What you want is what you need.

      It's payday, they tell me to feel worthy.
      On the TV, they sell me all the cliches.
      I don't know what to buy, what to wear, what to eat...
      Thank god for the media to tell me what I need!
      9G Android, iPhone 25, biggie size drink, super biggie biggie size fries,
      Touchscreen, flatscreen, we all scream for Nikes!
      It's pricey, but i like these: i might lease a Mercedes.
      Your hair; need to color it.
      Liner, powder, fragrance; put on a ton of it.
      Electrolysis between your hips, on your lips and your brow when your Cover Girl won't cover it.
      Botox the lips to fight the sag, ma.
      Hard cocks and dicks spiked with Viagra.
      Buy Xanax for the panics, y'all.
      The lunchroom's sellingAderall.

      Buy everything.
      It don't matter if you really need it.
      Buy everything.
      It don't matter if you're feeling greedy.
      Buy everything.
      Charge it, consume it, repeat it.
      Buy everything.
      What they want is what you need.

      There's Jones's ahead of me, Jones's behind me
      Jonesin' shopper dopamine, gotta keep buying.
      Scratch-off your ass off your MegaBucks lotto
      With your venti non-fat hazelnut macchiato.
      Buy subprime funds & manipulated stock.
      Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac bought my whole damn block.
      AIG & GM had that shit on lock.
      Thanks, Chase Bank, press 8 to suck my cock.

      [[money can buy all sorts of shiny stuff and things and things and stuff;but, some real money buys you some real power.]]

      Money buy seats in the Congress.
      Keep your business, send in lobbyists. Buy your votes, buy needed signatures.
      Sign a check, get a break on your taxes.
      You can squeeze by the law and buy some justice.
      Corruption functions as lust for purchase.
      Put countries to war for your agendas.
      Who's gonna defend us?

      Buy everything.
      It don't matter if you really need it.
      Buy everything.
      It don't matter if you're feeling greedy.
      Buy everything.
      Charge it, consume it, repeat it.
      Buy everything.
      Don't forget your credit cards.

      Pop, pop, the bubble go pop.
      But my people have thou$and$ and thou$and$ of ho$pital bill$
      And the $tudent$ have loan$ and loan$ and loan$.

      Buy everything.

    10. GenNext 3:39

      GenNext lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I will try not to lose my cool.
      I'm on the edge of it.

      Oh Lord, do we live in a glorious time?
      Are we one generation away from elevating all of our minds?
      Will we teach our youth the universal truth?
      When we reach the tipping point of tolerance, my people,
      Then we have evolved.

      What I say, you say.
      I better mind what I'm going to teach because I know you'll follow.
      I better mind how I'm going to speak because I know you'll follow.
      No matter what I give you to eat, I know you'll swallow.
      It's much better to land on your feet.

      We live in a world where it's all "hush, hush";men got all this face to lose.
      If show me 4 girls, I feel we must, must show that one who has been abused.
      We look the other way, it must be just lust;you know that them boys will be boys.
      But that's far from ok, that's fucked up, we gotta show we can make some noise:
      If it walks like rape and talks like rape then there's no other way that it can't be rape.

      What I say, you say.
      I better mind what I'm going to teach because I know you'll follow.
      I better mind how I'm going to speak because I know you'll follow.
      No matter what I give you to eat, I know you'll swallow.
      It's much better to land on your feet.

      "It's all her fault, she's just a slut, slut when she's dosed on that roofie pill."
      All the adults make me wanna throw up when i read about Steubenville.

      [[Let me just stop this right here and be all done with the fancy speak, all done with the metaphors.
      I've got a son and I've got a daughter and i won't just brush this aside.
      I've gotta be real direct when I teach my son.
      If i gotta be blunt, then let me be frank and tell you how it really is:]]

      No, it's not okay to rape her.
      No, it's not okay just to be watching that.
      It's not okay to take some pictures of it and then go post them on the internet.
      It's not okay to abuse her.
      I don't care if she's dressed provocative.
      And it's sure as fuck not okay to piss on her face if she's full of intoxicants.
      And it's not okay if we live in a town that doesn't align with the victim.
      That's when we pack our motherfuckin bags, son, and we switch up our microsystem.
      Because that's some caveman shit, that's some caveman shit.
      Me and my fam, we are above that shit.
      That's some caveman shit, that's some caveman shit.
      Me and my fam, we have evolved from that shit.

      No, no, we just cannot erase the past tense,
      So, so we gotta pay attention.
      Go, go!Educate our kids.
      Flow, flow in the right direction.

      Take that bull by the horns and shake it,
      Break that state of the homeostasis.

      I will try not to lose my cool.
      I'm on the edge of it.

      Oh Lord, let's live in a beautiful time.
      We are one generation away from elevating our minds.
      Please teach our youth the universal truth.
      We will reach the tipping point of tolerance, people,
      And we will evolve.

      What I say, you say.
      I better mind what I'm going to teach because I know you'll follow.
      I better mind how I'm going to speak because I know you'll follow.
      No matter what I give you to eat, I know you'll swallow.
      It's much better to land on your feet.

    11. Conduit 3:58

      Conduit lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I once met a wise man, much wiser than me.
      He showed me some things that I didn't see.
      He taught me how to give thanks.
      He told me to think free.
      These are some things I've always taken with me.
      I'll keep that in my head.

      I'll make my own opinions and I'll live by my ways.
      I'll make my own decisions and I'll mean the words I say.
      I'll keep on my vision until I see it in play.
      I'll lose my inhibitions because there ain't no other way.

      I once met a woman with a different point of view.
      She showed me some things that I didn't do.
      She taught me how to see beauty in ways I wasn't used to.
      These are some things I now try to pursue.
      I'll keep that in my heart.

      I'll make my own opinions and I'll live by my ways.
      I'll make my own decisions and I'll mean the words I say.
      I'll keep on my vision until I see it in play.
      I'll lose my inhibitions because there ain't no other way.

      Back to the playa, I'm gonna ride it on down with the finest folks around.

    12. ReVision 3:42

      ReVision lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      When I get all sluggish in my steps, I'm a mess.
      When it gets all dark down in my soul, I lose control.
      When I lose my hope and lose my faith, then I hate.
      Gotta look at it another way, think of it another way.

      Baby, flip it around.Flip it, flip it around.
      Baby, flip it around.Now don't that feel better?

      Tonight my head is such a mess.
      Let's switch up the scene, let's leave this place.
      Put on your party dress.
      Let's go dancing.Let's go out, girl.
      We don't have to wake up tomorrow.
      Switch up the night, see the city lights.
      Our mind and our feet will follow.
      Follow me home.

      Will I have the strength to be the me that I want them to see?
      Or will I be the me that's me when it's just me?

      When I'm hating on the world just because, I lose my love.
      When I tend to focus on regret, I neglect.
      When I fill my lungs with too much soot, I stay put.
      Gotta look at it another way, think of it another way.

      I done tripped, I done falled down on my face.
      But it's all my shit, it's all my fault in the first place.

    13. The Shift 4:17

      The Shift lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I recall it all when I first saw that look on your face.
      I was in a hole and my soul was in a dark place.
      I was running low on luck, a little short on grace.
      With nothing left to lose, we both could use a change of pace.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.

      I can feel your heart drop when you're close to me.
      Sad for now and sad for all the things you thought it'd be.

      We believe that we can feel better than this.
      We both know that it's the end of all of this.
      I can feel the shift.
      I can feel the shift.

      I can feel the shift in you, the shift in the me.
      The air around is thick.
      We both know there's nothing left that can be fixed.

      I'm not looking to save us; no, I believe we've had our time.
      But I'm not looking to break us down so much that we both feel denied.
      I'm not looking to make us into something we've already tried.
      I'm just looking to take with me all the love I've felt throughout our ride.


    • All songs written and arranged by Jonny Sonic
    • All songs produced by Rick Kowal for HandPicked Entertainment
    • The Coop Resident
    • Jonny Sonic - vocals, bass, beats, keys, & tweaks
    • The Guest Residents
    • Tacket Brown - drums on all songs, vibes on 6
    • Emily Perez Smith - baritone sax on all songs except 13
    • LuLu Belle - baritone sax on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Miles Ward - tuba on all songs except 8
    • John Eaton - tenor sax on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Blizzard Fay - tenor sax on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Sunshine Applebeard - trumpet on all songs except 8
    • Jason Brasswax Kirk - trumpet on all songs except 8 & 13
    • Kevin Seeley - trumpet on 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12
    • Scott Boomer Bloom - sousaphone on 1, 9, 12
    • Chris Cullman - strings on 4, 7, 12, 13
    • Vy Agra - extra vocals on 6
    • LuLu Belle - extra vocals on 13
    • Chaotic Noise Marching Corps - group vocals on 11
    • Live Stage Residents
    • Erik Chillman - keys
    • Chris Cullman - bass
    • Bill Williams - extra vocals
    • Recorded & mixed by Rick Kowal at Black Vegas Studio - Seattle, WA
    • Drums recorded by Tacket Brown at Yellow Magic Studio - Seattle, WA
    • Mastered by Cheif Sc!ence
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  • Jonny Sonic - Say it again without your mouth full © 2010 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeepsMusic
    UPC: 859708146431 / 859703032135
    Published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)

    Say it again without your mouth full


    1. Citizens 2:16

      Citizens lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      You know how I know this? Because when I wrote this I took notice of the folks who are hopeless and broken with no focus: fools without occupations make complacent observations which relate to desperate deliberations which exacerbate their situations. And on the other side of the line, people buying up shine all the time, people riding it to the sky while we're taking the dive. Our form of healthcare is welfare or medi-don't-care, getting blocked like some spyware unless we buy here and die there. So put your little digital mp3 players on capture because I'm going to send your eardrums a rapture, let's rupture the structure of those assholes in the capitol.

      I'm all out of minutes for this ridiculous sentiment. I can't be hesitant to be relevant because your thick heads are swelling again. So before you shut the gate on them, look around at who you're leaving in, and ask yourself honestly where do you think you fit in.

      Do you call yourself a citizen? Do you call yourself a citizen?
      Tell me where you live again. Are you American?
      Do you call yourself a citizen? Do you call yourself a citizen?
      Tell me where you live again. Are you American?
      Do you call yourself a resident? Do you call yourself a resident?
      Let us set this precedent, present president.

      If I'm going to tell you to clean it out and shout it out without your mouth full, I've got to be truthful; I've got to feel youthful. There ain't no time for no dumb ego shit. If you got a mic in your hand then say something with it.

    2. Get up, Stand up 3:16

      Get up, Stand up

      Lyrics written by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh:
      www.lyrics.com/get-up-stand-up-lyrics-bob-marley.html

    3. Enaction 3:22

      Enaction lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      The world is closing in now, gotta get our shit together.
      Before the world starts caving in now, we gotta get our shit together.
      It's getting cold in here, better knit myself a sweater.
      When we twist our heads around, you know we'll feel much better.
      When your world comes crashing down, you gotta push it up, push it out, push it down.

      Summon, summon all the reporters.
      Running, running news from the orders.
      Coming,coming from headquarters
      Funneling facts, and pummeling borders.
      What's wrong with the slant, are you fixing that?
      Ted said that we can't, are you nixing that?
      What's wrong the twist, are you mixing that up
      With that spot about Brit swerving hitting that?

      The world is closing in now, gotta get our shit together.
      Before the world starts caving in now, we gotta get our shit together.
      It's getting hot in here, but it's about to swelter.
      When we twist our heads around, you know we'll feel much better.
      When your world comes crashing down, you gotta push it up, push it out, push it down.

      How ya gonna see this, how you gonna free this when you won't look up?

      Pummel, pummel us with your tactics.
      Plummet, plummet us to distract us.
      Run it, run it by your advisors
      Shun the deaths, re-run survivors.
      So what's going on with our troops, are you checking that?
      Oooh, who is this Blake Lewis? Did you tivo that?
      Genocide in Sudan? Where the hell is that?
      Our TVs was on and I think we was missing that.
      You've tested our reactions,
      Distractions prevent enactions
      Snap, Snap distract us back to the herd
      We've been duped by Rupert and docked by Murder.

      The world is closing in now, gotta get our shit together.
      Before the world starts caving in now, we gotta get our shit together.
      It's getting wet in here, but it's about to get wetter.
      When we twist our heads around, you know we'll feel much better.
      When your world comes crashing down, you gotta push it up, push it out, push it down.

      The world is closing in now, gotta get our shit together.
      Before the world starts caving in now, we gotta get our shit together.
      It's getting stale in here, we're in need of a new trend setter.
      When we twist our heads around, you know we'll feel much better.
      When your world comes crashing down, you gotta push it up, push it out, push it down.

      How ya gonna see this, how you gonna free this when you won't look up?
      Can we break the trance?

    4. Underbrushers 3:21

      Underbrushers lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Can we be friends again? Can we make amends?
      Can time tend to wounds so we don't have to mend them?

      Can you count all the missiles and the pistols that we point at you?
      And we know we are killing innocent civilians, not just troops.
      But now we need your oil, forget the toil, can we drill in your soil too?
      Mistakes are hearsay, we takes it our way, you'll know when we need you.

      Can we be friends again? Can we make amends?
      Can time tend to wounds so we don't have to mend them?

      If you think back farther to ol' Pearl Harbor, we wouldn't be messing around.
      Because then we got a little cocky and dropped Nagasaki, big dawgs back in town.
      But now with all this Sadaam shit, & WOMD bomb shit,
      They're giving us the wrong wrong deal.
      If the bomb gets here from Hong Kong, we'll be all out of gear for Kim Jong-Il.

      We got you begging, got you pleading on your knees.
      We got you begging, got you pleading on your knees.
      Amerikkka. Amerikkka?
      We got you begging, got you pleading on your knees.
      We gonna spray you with some napalm, but stay calm.
      Don't forget about the a-bomb, we play strong.
      Gonna hit you with the shock and awe, we take all.
      If we ever catch you rockin wrong, we strong-arm.
      We got you begging, got you pleading on your knees.

      Can we be friends again? Can we make amends?
      Can time tend to wounds so we don't have to mend them?

    5. Cast Stones 3:24

      Cast Stones lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      If y'all wanna start this and your conscience is spotless: cast the first stone, bring it on, bring it home. Because your White House is the right house with all those glass windows, we're gonna get a big stone, hit your throne, let you know:

      If you're gonna tap our phones, send us to war,
      If you're gonna say the same things you said before,
      If you're gonna take my bank and buy your tanks,
      If you're gonna tempt our fate and fight hate with hate then...
      Watch out overhead.

      It's coming down; better put your face flat down on the ground.
      Coming from all around; no, you'll never forget this sound.
      Holy Moses, how are we supposed to cope with this when it all goes down?
      They're dropping down. What went around is coming around.

      If y'all wanna start this and your conscience is spotless: cast the first stone, bring it on, bring it home. Because your White House is the right house with all those glass windows, we're gonna get a big stone, hit your throne, let you know:

      If you're gonna tap our phones, send us to war,
      If you're gonna say the same things you said before,
      If you're gonna calm us down, say you figured it out,
      Then wake us up just to weed us out,
      If you're gonna take our Arabs and put them in jail,
      If you're gonna kill our sons to make an oil sale,
      If you're gonna take my bank and buy your tanks,
      If you're gonna tempt our fate and fight hate with hate then...
      Watch out overhead.

      It's coming down; better put your face flat down on the ground.
      Coming from all around; no, you'll never forget this sound.
      Holy Moses, How are we supposed to cope with this when it all goes down?
      It's coming down. What went around is coming around.

      You're stupid enough to believe that we're stupid enough to believe you.
      We, the people (who truly perceive), believe it's time to fully relieve you.

    6. New Music 3:22

      New Music lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Tonight's the night when we might just lose it.
      It's like the night when we heard new music.

      He be like: "What's that odor? Yeah, pass it on over. Tell me, how do you hold this when it starts to smolder?"
      Because tonight's the night that he might just lose it.
      It's the first time that he's ever tried hits like this, getting blitzed like this, sniffing whiffs.
      Tonight's the night when we might just lose it.
      It's like the night when we heard new music.
      I still get chills up my spine, every time that the horns blow.

      She be like: "Yikes and Yowsers! There's dikes in my trousers, but me likes these flowers, we might take a shower."
      Because tonight's the night that she might just lose it.
      It's the first time that she's lying in a bed like this, getting head like this, feminiss.
      Tonight's the night when we might just lose it.
      It's like the night when we heard new music.
      I still get chills up my spine every time that the crowd goes...""

      Because your ears were so raw, and unripe, and low-tech until you walked in that club or in that discothèque and saw a show that grabbed a hold of your soul and you know that you never heard nothing like this before.

      They be like: "Oh goodness gracious! The show is all ages, and we'll get dropped off and go race to the stage."
      Because it's the first time that they're going to a show like this, lights glowing like this. Reminisce.
      Tonight's the night when we might just lose it.
      It's like the night when we heard new music and it blew our minds.
      I still get chills up my spine every time that you all go...""

      Your ears were so raw, unripe, low-tech until you walked in that club or that discothèque and saw a show that grabbed hold of your soul and you know that you never heard nothing like this before.
      It's not the same tune different moon, same tune. Same tune different moon, same tune.
      Everybody's always got the same tune different moon, same tune.

    7. Datenight 3:04

      Datenight lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Do you feel like going out tonight,
      or do you feel like taking it easy?
      Do you feel like a night on the town tonight,
      or should we put on a movie on the tv?
      Whatever we do, I'm gonna do it with you.

      It'd be fun for you and fun for me,
      We'll get high off our company.
      Remember to leave some alone time tonight...

      Do you feel like having some drinks tonight?
      Do you feel like getting hazy?
      Or do you feel like kicking back tonight, sinking on the couch and sitting lazy?
      Whatever we do, I'm gonna do it with you.

      It'd be fun for you and fun for me,
      We'll get high off our company.
      Remember to leave some alone time tonight...

      Yes sir, yes sir, we're going.
      Hop in the car, let's get rolling.
      Before we hit out first night spot, let's stop inside the liquor shop.
      Yes sir, yes sir, pre-drinks flowing.
      Park the car and sneak in slowin
      Goin where the candles glowing, blowing smoke and tying knots.
      (No one knows we make it hot.)
      Yes sir, yes sir, we're toasting
      To the night that we are hosting.
      Dancing when the music stops, we make our bounce, we make our hops.
      Yes sir, yes sir, let's get going
      Back to the house, kick the door in.
      We both know what's going through our heads.

      I think that we should go out tonight, but save time for coming home later.
      And when we're all done hopping around tonight, we'll finish last call in the elevator.
      We know what to do, we're heading up to our room.

      It was fun for you and fun for me.
      We got high off our company.
      Remember to leave some alone time tomorrow morning...

    8. Quickdays 3:43

      Quickdays lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      He said, "I've got to drive 1000 miles to see
      My brother you've never met, he's only got left three weeks.
      I've thought a 1000 times, but never called to see
      It's all but three decades, it's gotten the best of me.

      It's that time again, fuckin with the puppets in my head.

      My grind shows, i let go, and every time i tried to so.
      But pride erodes.
      And the time: it goes.
      And inside my mind it rewinds and explodes; then cocks and reloads, but still mocks my code I try to live by, but live a lie and corrode.

      I try but I drop the strings.
      Keep fumbling over these little things.
      I try but it gets away.
      Chalk it up to my quick days, my quick days.

      Here they are again, all those thoughts again, keep creeping and clogging and fogging shit. So i concentrate on this other thing, or that other thing, anything but feeling weight. Can't stay the same. But I've tried to change. Can't talk myself into doing things. All the rain that brings finally resonates, timely I hesitate, spinelessly detonate."

      He said, "I've got to drive 1000 miles to see
      If I can make amends with him and with me.

      It's that time again, fuckin with the puppets in my head.

      My grind shows, i let go, and every time i tried to so.
      But pride erodes.
      And the time: it goes.
      And inside my mind it rewinds and explodes; then cocks and reloads, but still mocks my code I try to live by, but live a lie and corrode.

      I try but I drop the strings.
      Keep fumbling over these little things.
      I try but it gets away.
      Chalk it up to my quick days, my quick days.
      I tried but I dropped the strings.
      Kept fumbling over those little things.
      I tried but it got away.
      Chalk it up to my quick days, my quick days."

    9. F-mas 4:18

      F-mas lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      It's just like fucking Christmas: you never get everything you want.

      Do you like when they build you up?
      Do you like when they let you down?

      It never ends the way you think it will.

      It's just like fucking Christmas: you never get everything you want.

      Do you like when they build you up?
      Do you like when they let you down?

      It never ends the way you think it will.

      It's just like fucking Christmas: you never get everything you want.

      Sweaters.

    10. Requisite 3:31

      Requisite lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Feet hit the floor at six in the morning, stretching my arms while my mind is still yawning, then I'll be working till my day is done, and then I'm coming on home, to sit on down with my family. Plan to see my love and she's handing me my babe who makes me as happy as can be. But I'll be working till my bills are done, and then I'm coming on home to get on down with my beats and my bass and my board at my place and every time it puts a smile on my face. I'll be playing till the night is done, and then I'm coming on home, so let me know I'm there.

      We better do something to please us.
      Check the requisite.
      Let us know that we need us.
      Keeping off the path that beats us.
      Check the requisite.

      If I can get 50 grand from my nightshift I might stick to my nifty plan with my vice grips right quick; keeping all my fam in my sights, flick all my shitty bands to the bike strip like cigs. We'll be working while we're loading in, but then we let ourselves go, get on down with mic-Check the cabin pressure and release the caution gauges. We got it where we like it, so stop flipping all the pages. Thumbs up in no hitch-hiker zones. After all these years, I'm still fucking with microphones. We'll be playing till the night is done, and then we're coming on home, so let me know when i'm there.

      We better do something to please us.
      Check the requisite.
      Let us know that we need us.
      Keeping off the path that beats us.
      Check the requisite.

      Because my peeps are my favorite, and our vibe is contagious.
      We got the groove that moves you through and throughout the ages.
      But we sway so complacent,
      That's why shit stays in our basement,
      And not to you through itunes played in heavy rotation.
      It pays to be patient, keep your face on your placement with what you got to do when viewing situations.

    11. Decompressor 3:41

      Decompressor lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      It's been a while since i didn't do shit and just sit and enjoy myself.
      I tend to annoy myself because I over-employ myself.
      It's been a while since I took a break from it just for the sake of it
      To analyze how I'm making it.
      Sometimes I feel like I'm just faking it, because I usually am.

      When I feel free is when i can see that i don't have all i want,
      but i have everything i need.

      It's been a while since i sat on down with nothing around myself.
      I tend to impound myself with no time to rebound myself.
      It's been a while since i got some rest to decompress myself.
      I tend to suppress my health and lack to impress myself.
      It's been a while since I took a break from it just for the sake of it
      To analyze how I'm making it.
      Sometimes I feel like I'm only faking shit.

      When we feel free is when we can see that we don't have all we want,
      but we have everything we need.

      Please, i need to feel some freeze, or breeze, anything to change my scenery; because all my negativity is getting in the way, see I'm always making lemons out of lemonade. I tend to blame and remind myself I'm still lame but don't change. Refrains get me stuck at the end of the day. I blame bad luck, or a bad rut, but that's why I'm still stuck. What the fuck, what the fuck, what the fuck, what the fuck? It's like i don't even recognize myself anymore. The shit that used to work just doesn't work anymore. I got to slow down and take heed, and little Quinn to feed and give back to my wife who gives me everything I need. So why can't i stop all this fucking complaining? It's so fucking draining on my day-to-day campaign. I gotta twist it around, get it right, get it straight:
      I get nowhere with hate, i get nowhere with hate.

      When we feel free is when we can see that we don't have all we want,
      but we have everything we need.

    12. Hold up 1:55

      Hold up lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Hold up hold up, let me slow it down for a minute.
      Hold up hold up, let me just see if i can get it.
      Hold up hold up, my thoughts i gotta process, like a dripping faucet, gets worse until you stop it.
      Hold up hold up, should i submit to temptation?
      Hold up hold up, need i be so impatient?
      Hold up hold up, maybe i should stay, i know i should go away but my mind is fucking with me.

      I got some tips on this faster lane.
      I got some dish rags and some gasoline,
      I could just blast on this catastrophe,
      But i think I'll pass on this attack today
      Because it flipped on this stressing lesson,
      Now I'm tripped on my second guessing.
      Now which way, which how, which method?
      Which why, which now?
      i'm tested.

      I hesitate.
      Can't get these thoughts up in my head straight.
      I think I'm falling o'er the edge to break now.
      I think I'm stalling, better catch my breath...

      I hesitate.
      Can't get these thoughts up in my head straight.
      I think I'm falling o'er the edge to break now.
      I think I'm stalling, better catch my breath...

    13. Mixtape 3:28

      Mixtape lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I got this on my clean-my-house mixtape
      So i can focus on what It's about in my life.
      I got this on my put-my-top-down mixtape
      So I can drive around town with no cares.

      There's only myself in my way.
      I can write myself a better day.
      I've got to force myself to stop and look around to what I got,
      and keep saying what I need to say.

      You got this on your work's break-room CD player,
      so you can show your boys you found this new boom big-stage player.
      You got this on your iPod music player,
      So you can jog around town with no cares.

      There's only myself in my way.
      I can write myself a better day.
      I've got to force myself to stop and look around to what I got,
      and keep saying what I need to say.

      Jonny Sonic on a Terry Sawyer mix
      Jonny Sonic on a Ms Wings mix
      Jonny Sonic on a BSOTS mix
      Jonny Sonic on a Sneaker FM mix
      Jonny Sonic on a KEXP mix
      Jonny Sonic on your momma's top ten list
      Because Jonny is so PodSafe Baby.
      So make a mix tape, play yourself a better a day.

      There's only myself in my way.
      I can write myself a better day.
      There's only myself in my way.
      I can write myself a better day.
      I've got to force myself to stop and look around to what I got,
      and keep saying what I need to say.

    14. Levee 3:09

      Levee lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      Oh no, can you tell me where my money will go when you take it?
      Just in case you don't know how much I gave you,
      you should check box 2 of my W-2.
      Oh no, can you tell me when I grey and grow old will you have it?
      Just in case you don't know how much I've been giving you,
      just add box 4 from all my W-2s.

      It's a fine time to select unwind and collect your dimes.
      You better get a retainer, son, you better get a retainer, son,
      to get your money back when you're done.

      We live in a sleepy town, we've got sleepy friends,
      We work sleepy jobs, sleepy time never ends.
      We need something to poke us to awoke us to the hocus pocus of these jokesters, stroke us into focus.
      It's our money and we're making it, they're taxing it and taking it,
      They're spending it and lending it in ways i don't i appreciate.

      Oh No, can you tell me where my money will go when you take it?
      Just in case you don't know how much I gave you,
      you should check box 2 of my W-2.
      Oh no, can you tell me when I grey and grow old will you have it?
      Just in case you don't know how much I've been giving you,
      just add box 4 from all my W-2s.

      How much bread would US-bred men spend if US-bred men would spend bread?
      How much bread would US-bred men spend if US-bred men would spend bread?
      For only being 5% of the world's heads, we squander a quarter of the world's oil resources and spend more than 44% of what the whole world spends on war.
      And what's more: we waste more than the rest of the world combined.
      So, it's a fine to select unwind and collect your dimes.
      You better get a retainer, son, you better get a retainer, son,
      to get your money back when you're done.

      We live in a greedy town, we got greedy friends,
      We flaunt greedy styles, greedy time never ends.
      It's something that's in all of us, it's a fault of us,
      When they exalt us they absolve us, then the results takes charge of us.
      It's our money and we're making it, they're taxing it and taking it,
      They're spending it and lending it in ways i don't i appreciate.

      Oh No, can you tell me where my money will go when you take it?
      Just in case you don't know how much I gave you,
      you should check box 2 of my W-2.
      Oh no, can you tell me when I grey and grow old will you have it?
      Just in case you don't know how much I've been giving you,
      you can add box 4, George W.

    15. Night Sweats 4:24

      Nightsweats lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      What's keeping you up at night?
      Do you have some bills to pay and you're trying to find a way to get some money in your bank?
      What's keeping you up at night?
      Is there something in your past that's still kicking your ass making your heart beat fast?
      What's keeping you up at night?
      Is next ticks the big day and you just can't wait to see the look on their face?
      What's keeping you up at night?
      Did you do something and regret it and no matter how much you sweat it, you still can't let it go?

      Your sleep will come when it's figured out.
      You cannot hum and drown it out.
      You cannot run, so let it out.
      When it is done, you will be you again.

      What's keeping you up at night?
      Is your child running wild with the wrong crew, down the wrong avenue?
      What's keeping you up at night?
      Do you pray he's okay, and you're staying awake with faith that he makes it.
      What's keeping you up at night?
      Did she break up your heart and you're torn apart you're forced to start over again?
      What's keeping you up at night?
      Are you tossing and turning and itching and burning yearning for hits before morning.

      Your sleep will come when it's figured out.
      You cannot hum and drown it out.
      You cannot run, so let it out.
      When it is done, you will be you again.

      Tick-tock on your watch but the clock's detained, detox in your veins, time stops for pain.
      If you could, listen here, get it off, listen here, your mind, listen listen here
      Twitching on your blindside.

      I can sleep fine, I can unwind.
      I've had a good year.
      I've tried to do no one wrong.
      I've paid some debt with my songs.

    16. Lukewarm 3:51

      Lukewarmlyrics by Jonny Sonic

      I thought we thought the same,
      I thought we agreed to be on the same page,
      But now the page is turning and I'm learning to count our numbered days.

      We keep trudging along.
      We keep plodding along.
      We keep spinning around and losing our sound and fighting for our sanity.
      Why can't it be all we ever planned it to be.
      Rememberfull.com.

      See I make tunes, then I produce it.
      Then I get my friends to play my music.
      What could better? I can't refuse it.
      Can't never take for granted, can't never abuse it.
      It's up to me to steer it and sear it with my spirit.
      I had much fun, though you'll probably never hear it.
      But that's fine.
      If you took the time to get to this line, thank you.


    • All music and lyrics written by Jonny Sonic
    • except 'Get up, Stand up', written by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh
    • All songs produced by Rick Kowal for HandPicked Entertainment
    • The Coop Resident
    • Jonny Sonic - yaps and scats, beats and tweaks, basses and guitars and keys
    • The Guest Residents
    • T Tacket Brown - acoustic drums on all tracks
    • Emily Smith - tenor and/or baritone sax on all tracks
    • Brasswax - trumpet and trumpet effects on 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Kevin Seeley - trumpets on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12
    • Heidi Wischler - trombone on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • BC Campbell - tenor sax on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12
    • Cliff Colon - tenor sax on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12
    • Ms Wings - more singing on 1, 3, 13
    • The Live Stage Residents
    • Clint Belau - bass
    • Willy Will Wax Williams - keys and vocals
    • EMC - keys
    • Suckaboo - Cajon
    • Recorded and mixed by Rick Kowal, Black Vegas Studio - Seattle
    • Mastered by Jeff Campo, Soweto Productions - Detroit
    • Album cover by Pudd'n
    • Logo by Sam Kirk
    • A HandPicked Entertainment Production
    • All songs © 2010 (R. Kowal), published by MadPeeps Music (ASCAP)
    • except "Get up, Stand up" © 1960 Tuff Gong Records/Island Records, published by Embassy Music Corporation (BMI)
  • Jonny Sonic - Coop Resident © 2006 HandPicked Entertainment / MadPeepsMusic
    UPC: 859708146486
    Published by MadPeepsMusic (ASCAP)

    Coop Resident


    1. Cue 1:41

      Cue lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      say it again without your mouth full.
      now that i got your attention,
      there's one more groove i want you to listen to.

    2. Pesos y Euros 4:05

      Pesos y Euros lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      one hundred and fifty four feet below the ground,
      i travel westbound.
      i have to get tickets to get this gift on my wish list
      but the minutes tick with the quickness
      and still no one's open for business.
      no one here speaks my language,
      no one here has my currency.
      i'm deep under.
      and the wise men shrug their shoulders and wonder:
      "who knew?"
      everybody got the pesos,
      they got the euros.
      can i get some change for my singles,
      exchanged for quarters?

      i can't feel my legs anymore.
      i'm so far from the shore.
      behind a little girl with a fancy tassel,
      lapping the crap off her candied apple,
      she can't be hassled to move any faster,
      so i'm stuck and trying not to act like an asshole.
      no one here speaks my language.
      no one here has my currency.
      i'm deep under.
      and the wise men look me dead in the eyes
      and they're surprised that i can't use the payphone, can't use the jukebox.
      and i wonder:
      "who knew?"
      everybody got the pesos,
      they got the euros.
      can i get some change for my singles,
      exchanged for quarters so i can pick tunes,
      pick tunes that you sing to: La la la la la la.
      when i came to, i was lying on the road
      talking like a two year old.

    3. In Line 3:49

      In Line lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      i know i have not been dependable
      and sometimes i have been expendable.
      i know i have not come through for you.
      and sometimes i knew but did not do.
      but consider it taken care of.
      consider it taken care of.
      i'll consider and deliver it once i fall back in line.

      i know i don't pursue my to-do list.
      and sometimes we get so tired of this.
      i know that we're waiting in anticipation,
      feeling weighted by determination.
      but consider it taken care of.
      consider it taken care of.
      i'll consider it and deliver it once i fall back in line.
      it's an uphill climb.

      all the time in the world means i still have tomorrow
      to find my head and to move my feet.

      you know i'll fall, it will take time, before it's all in line.

    4. Identification Card (vienna) 3:32

      Identification Card (vienna) lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      tell me again: what's your name? what's your purpose?

      lip service, lip service, send mercy on over towards us!
      because it awards us to be gorgeous, it awards us to be gorgeous!
      lip service, lip service, send mercy on over towards us!
      because it awards us to be gorgeous, and the applause makes us flawless.

      tell me again: what's your name? what's your purpose?

      i'll serve fervent alerts about you perverts.

      tell me again: what's your name? what's your purpose?

      it's fucked up scenery with all this deceivery,
      but it still seems to be unbelievably relieving to me.

      tell me again: what's your name? what's your purpose?

    5. Steaks 1:30

      Steaks lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      hey hey, do ya wanna come over and cook some steaks?
      hey hey, do you wanna come over and drink some drinks?
      maybe there will be some leftover ball park franks.
      hey hey, drew will bring us on over an ice cream cake.

    6. Whiney 3:22

      Whiney lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      so go ahead and tell me:
      how you're doing with all these thoughts that are swirling round your head.
      how you're doing with month after month of coming up in the red.

      never before have we been so frightened and not moved to heightened enlightenment.
      never before have we put up our dukes with nukes based on flukes of misintelligence.
      never before have we seen such a population escalation in every nation.
      never before has all this countless bean-counting made mountains between the boundaries of rich and poor.

      so go ahead and tell me:
      how you're doing with all these thoughts that are swirling round your head.
      how you're doing with month after month of coming up in the red.

      never before have we been so hopeful and still moping around till a better day.
      never before have we known that our vote is dead because the president took it away.
      never before have used out hindsight to unblind eyes because it might not be bad timing.
      never before has a dude on a cd like me offered remedies instead of being just whiney.

      ...just making beats and bitchin.
      ...because we're all too busy to do any fixin.
      ...everyone's yappin, no ones listenin.
      ...moanin and pissin...

      so go ahead and tell me:
      how you're doing with all these thoughts that are swirling round your head.
      how you're doing with month after month of coming up in the red.

    7. Bourbon Sass 3:59

      Bourbon Sass lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      you're spittin out that bourbon sass, girl.
      gettin crass, girl. fill your glass, girl.
      you're spittin out that bourbon sass, man.
      gettin crass, man. fill your glass, man.

      sittin on your living room furniture, slurpin a bourbon,
      you're all done workin, you're gettin sassy...

      sittin on your living room furniture, slurpin a bourbon,
      you're all done workin, you're gettin sassy...

      there's evil in your eye, you don't retire, but throw your mitts off.
      you scoff. you scream. you're mean.
      it's four in the morning and you're still pissed off.

      standin on your living room furniture, slammin a bourbon,
      you're just gittin workin, you're gettin sloppy...

      ...but you're not stopping...

      you're spittin out that bourbon sass, girl.
      gettin crass, girl. fill your glass, girl.
      you're spittin out that bourbon sass, man.
      gettin crass, man. fill your glass, man.

      whoa, whoa, whoa, you best slow down.
      the whiskey loves you now, then it loves you not.
      you might get hungover, or you might get another shot.

      you're spittin out that bourbon sass, girl.
      gettin crass, girl. fill your glass, girl.
      you're spittin out that bourbon sass, man.
      gettin crass, man.
      wake up the next morning in a trash can.

    8. Dumb Day 2:05

      Dumb Day lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      it's a dumb day.
      a numb monday.

      it's a dumb day.
      a numb monday.

      we trudge.

    9. Medicine 4:30

      Medicine lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      you didn't take your medicine.
      you didn't take your medicine again.
      they're coming in your head again.
      because you didn't take your medicine again.

      and you know we will surely hear them if we listen for them.

    10. Sore 2:56

      Sore lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      i eat like shit, i sleep like shit.
      i take all the hits that i can get.
      and i wonder why my neck is sore.
      and i wonder why my legs is sore.
      i booze like shit, i use like shit.
      and i refuse all the bad news that i get.
      and i wonder why my head is sore.
      and i wonder my lungs is sore.
      i fake like shit, i take like shit.
      i tend to exaggerate my shit.
      and i wonder why my ears is sore.
      and i wonder why my soul is sore.
      but no more...

      we really got to fall deep into the ground before we turn around.

      when we're good, we call it the human spirit.
      when we're bad, we call it human nature.
      when we're good, we call it the human spirit.
      when we're bad, we call it human nature.

      i spend like shit, don't tend to my shit.
      and i diminish my wishes to finish my shit.
      and i wonder why my wallet is sore.
      and i wonder why my bills is sore.
      i plan like shit, take stands like shit.
      get pushed around and i drown in my own shit.
      and i wonder why my watch is sore.
      and i wonder why my hear is sore.
      but no more...

      we really got to fall deep into the ground before we turn around.

    11. The Dive 4:20

      The Dive lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      hey nurse give me some water because i'm thirsty and i can't swim to the fountain under water because my raincoat's too thin.
      so please send me a postcard with large print and correct postage: tell my brother and my sister, tell my mother i'm held hostage.
      and i'm forced to do the dirty and get my lips wet until i'm thirty, until they take me, or i'll take me when the dive begins to break me.

      droppin all the crumbs.
      let me lick that spoon if you're done.

      hey doc hook me to an i.v., make my vitals what they should be.
      check my platelets and my peptides, check my surface, check my insides.
      and please bake me some pastry to get my lips wet with something tasty.
      i burned down the bakery, that's why i hate me.
      the dive's begun to break me.

      droppin all the crumbs.
      let me lick that spoon if you're done.

      who forgot to check the roster?
      the dive has dropped and wrecked my posture.

    12. Once in a lifetime 3:49

      Once in a Lifetime

      lyrics by david byrne with a little switches here and there...
      www.lyricsfreak.com/t/talking+heads/once+in+a+lifetime_20135070.html

    13. Coop Resident 1:29

      Coop Resident lyrics by Jonny Sonic

      you'll always be the coop resident.
      you'll never be the president.
      because you never pick up your phone.

      you'll always be the coop resident.
      you'll never be the president.
      because you never pick up your phone.


    • All songs written and arranged by Jonny Sonic
    • All songs produced by Rick Kowal for HandPicked Entertainment
    • The Coop Resident
    • jonny sonic - basses, beats, guitars, keys, vocals, tweaks
    • The Guest Residents
    • T Tacket Brown - drums on all tracks except 8, 9, 13
    • Kevin Seeley - trumpets on 1, 2, 5, 6, 10
    • Cliff Colon - saxes on 1, 2, 5, 6, 10
    • Greg Koehler - trombone on 1, 2, 5, 6, 10
    • Brasswax - trumpets on 3, 4, 7, 12
    • ms wings - extra vocals on 2, 10, 12
    • Russel Sandon - extra drums on 12
    • Coco Williams - baby vocals on 2
    • FULL - background vocals on 12
    • Recorded and mixed by Rick Kowal, Black Vegas Studio - Seattle
    • Mastered by Jeff Campo, Soweto Productions - Detroit
    • Logo and art by Sam Kirk
    • A HandPicked Entertainment Production
    • All songs © 2006 (R. Kowal), published by MadPeeps Music (ASCAP)

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News

  • New single: Republican't

    For the sake of the republic that we're all living in.

    Seattle, October 2016

    This month, Seattle's Jonny Sonic weighs in on the Presidential race with the sassy, sax-y, fact-sy track "Republican't," the second single from his upcoming fourth album, The Octagon Sessions.

    Never shy to spit politics and points of view, Jonny Sonic pulls no punches on "Republican't," assuming the psyche of the wrong right wing and emphasizing the call-to-action: "STOP ME!"

    Consider Jonny's vote cast.

    #BagOfTricks #Republicant #StopMe

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  • New single & video: Outnumbered

    Once again, love wins.

    Seattle, July 2016 - Jonny Sonic pays tribute to an American tragedy and celebrates a growing global movement with "Outnumbered," the first single and music video from his upcoming fourth album, The Octagon Sessions.

    The "Outnumbered" music video juxtaposes a memorial to murdered LGBTQ+ people from Orlando to Stonewall with 2016 Pride Parade footage of the band in Seattle. Paired with the song's communal call-to-action ("We'll be our own saving grace."), the resulting montage functions as a multimedia summer anthem that is both a deeply felt tribute and an ecstatic vision of a better tomorrow.

    The video and single will release simultaneously July 2016 on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and at jonnysonic.com. Jonny Sonic & His Phenomenensemble will support the release of "Outnumbered" with a handfull upcoming summer shows around Seattle culminating with HempFest on August 20th.

    100% of the proceeds from purchases, streams, and donations will benefit the Orlando Victims Fund sponsored by Equality Florida Action, Inc - which provides direct support for victims' families and survivors of the Pulse mass execution in Orlando, Florida June 12, 1016.

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  • Current Schedule

    Busy, busy, busy...

    We've got a whole lotta fun happening. Thanks for all the support!

    Saturday, December 3
    High Dive (Seattle)

    Saturday, October 29
    Studio 10, Big Building (Seattle)

    Thursday, October 6
    Barboza (Seattle)
    w/ Pacific Drive & Gully

    Friday, September 9
    ReBar (Seattle)
    Speakeasy Electro-Swing Seattle

    Tuesday, September 6
    "Republican't" single + video release

    Saturday, August 20
    HempFest (Seattle)
    5PM Seeley Stage

    Thursday, July 21
    Nectar Lounge (Seattle)
    Facebook event page

    Tuesday, July 19
    "Outnumbered" single + video release
    Details

    Saturday, July 16
    Southside Social Festival (Concrete)
    10:30PM barn stage

    Saturday, June 4
    Big Building Bash (Seattle)
    10:30PM Studio 10

    May
    Octagon Recording Sessions #2

    Friday, April 22
    El Corazon (Seattle)
    CRASH w/ Super Geek League
    Facebook event page

    Saturday, April 9
    High Dive (Seattle)
    Alternative Access Healthcare Campaign Benefit show

  • De Ja Vu: Big Building Bash

    Gritty, sweaty, dirty lovin'

    Big thanks to Harrison and Sammy from Studio 10 for letting us get our grit on for another year at the Big Building Bash. We love the vibe and the crowd at our favorite wharehouse space -- we have a song about it on our new album. In a perfect world, we'll get to cruise around on the Clown Shoe and put it on blast.

    Lord Fotog took many a great shots -- some of which he printed for us on big 8x10 photo paper -- one of which is hanging in my living room. Thanks Shane!

  • Octagon Sessions round 2

    Recording wrapped on new album with solar powered session.

    We went back up to The Octagon, a solar powered commune in the Olympic National Forest, to finish recording our new album, aptly titled "The Octagon Sessions". The album is scheduled for release in the fall with a few preview singles.

    We also had time on this trip to film a video for one of the songs, "Caretaker", which will be released in the fall with the album.

  • Spring Yip-yaps

    Say it again without your mouth full

    Too much happening in the world right now to not say anything about it. Spring-time current events:

  • The Grit: Deluxe Edition

    Tonight's the night we might just loose it -- it's like the night when we heard new music.

    Digital download / streaming available worldwide February 9th, 2016. The Grit: Deluxe Edition contains 13 original songs plus 13 new remixes crafted by 13 DJs/producers spanning 13 electro-genres -> DrumNBass, Techno, HipHop, Glitch, IDM, Electropop to name a few.

    Live release party at the Hard Rock Cafe (Seattle) on Saturday February 6 with Breaks & Swells, Delvon Lamarr, DJ Simpa, and John Massey.

    More info / free download
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  • SHIFT

    New EP with four stylistically differing takes on one break-up song.

    1) Midnight
    Midnight changes to a new day immediately without hesitation.
    Shifting from somber, reflective, and lacking to urgent and convincing, Midnight mixes minimalistic piano and flugelhorn in a haunting ballad for the wee hours.

    2) Twilight
    The second twilight transitions deep night into early morn in a swirled haze.
    Shifting from confusing, wrenching, and unsettling to dreamy and fading, Twilight weaves electro-beats and percussive tweaks into a thoughtful dance track.

    3) Dawn (featuring Kitty Camaro)
    Dawn progressively awakens from darkness into realized light.
    Shifting from a sense awakening, and immediacy to a hopeful, Zen-like, cooperative finale, Dawn boasts an eight-piece horn section and gender-swapped female lead.

    4) Dusk
    Dusk settles and calms stimulation.
    Shifting from contemplative to acceptance and understanding, Dusk works as the sonic electro-acoustic coda to this exploration of loss, and remembrance.

    Official digital release: November 17, 2015.
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  • We're packin up

    Jonny Sonic and his Phenomenensemble to embark on solar powered recording mission.

    New music is coming soon. We're heading up to the "Octagon" -- a solar powered 'commune' nestled in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. We got 6 new songs, 12 musicians, a few acres to explore, 3 engineers, a producer and lots of battery powered gadgets. We ain't gonna run out of tape, but we might right out of power if we don't pay attention. Do a sundance, a no-rain dance for us. Our production setup is as mean and lean as the new tracks, and we're hoping to take a good stab at as-close-to-a-zero-footprint album as we can.

    Update: Success!

    We had a magical weekend and created some wonderful music. We will be heading up again to finish the full length album scheduled for release late Spring 2016.

    Check out some photos:

    Recording in the woods on solar power with the Phenomenensemble.

    Posted by Jonny Sonic on Friday, September 25, 2015
  • Trigger Fatigue / My Corner in Time

    Mic-check 1-2, 1-2: Yip, yip-yappin

    Sometimes ya gotta Say It Again Without Your Mouth Full and give the band a break. Peep a few live yip-yaps from previous shows.

  • Brass n' beats, and friends n' mountains, and music n' music n' music...

    Another Paradiso Music Festival in the books

    This was the fourth year that Jonny Sonic got to arrange and lead the EDM Marching Band for the Paradiso Festival, produced by Super Geek League. Each year has had different details and players/performers, but one thing that has been consistent is that I always am very inspired by my peers and their talents after an event like this. Many thanks to all the wonderful performers I got to enjoy the weekend with.

    And the Gorge is so incredible. Hanging out in the mountains is the the most beautiful "green room" I ever got to be in.

  • Black Friday special edition release: "BUY EVERYTHING" video

    Thank God for the Media to tell me what I need!

    In "honor" of our favorite blatant blast of unabashed consumerism, check out the new video for the Jonny Sonic tune "Buy Everything."

    Get your wallets out!

  • The new Jonny Sonic album, "The Grit" is now available for download.

    Long gone is the time of the hesitant, makes this resident feel like the President.

    It gives me a whole pile of pleasure to announce the release of the new full-length Jonny Sonic album, "The Grit". Joining Jonny is his Phenomenensemble, which is more phenomenal than ever -- enlisting 13 guest musicians and a marching band of singers.

    The album is available for digital download for free from this site -- no credit cards or sign-ups or pay-what-you-want forms or any hassle. You can download the whole thing (highly recommended!) or just individual songs . Share with your friends. Thanks for listening.

    Cue it up: listen now
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    Jonny Sonic - The Grit
  • I can hear sweet voices in my head

    Never have to tell you to get down on my shit because I know that you already are.

    You know there's gonna be a whole pile of rad horn players on the new album -- but this time around, it's not just going to be Jonny's voice you're hearing. Big thanks to all the players for killer performances.

    Vy Agra from Super Geek League layers up the lucious on The Sale.
    Photo by Jeremy Allen

    Olivia Guinn aka LuLu Belle aka Kitty Camaro builds up the beauty on The Shift.

    A whole ton of voices, compliments of Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, corrupts the cacophony on Conduit.

  • Gotta keep it low down in the sludge because some days I can barely trudge on.

    Drop the bass with The Funk Engine & Boomer.

    I've been inspired by all the fantastically bone-numbing bass hits from recent EDM festivals, and wanted to create some unique sounding bass hits and see how low we could get in the studio at camp Jonny Sonic.

    See, ain't nobody got basshits with TWO TUBAS!
    Our weapons: The Funk Engine & Boomer.

    Here's a shitty quality phone vid from a recent studio session for the upcoming album. The new song "Upgrade" just got pummeled by two bigass tuba parts.

    UPDATE:
    Peep the final mix.

  • SGL hosts Buskerdoozie stage, invites Jonny Sonic to join in the madness

    Jonny gets to play at Sasquatch with his homies!

    Hurray for peeps! Jonny Sonic's kissing-cousin-member-sharing band, Super Geek League, super-wowed folks for 18 sets over 3 days at the Sasquatch Music Festival.

    It was such a memorable experience to share the stage with such a talented group of performers and musicians. I was honored to be able to share in the spotlight that all my hard-working friends in SGL have created over the years. Thanks for the great music and great times!

    Photo by Mat Hayward
  • All aboard the Funk Engine

    Miles takes the FUNK ENGINE abroad...

    This was our beloved tuba player Mile's winning entry in the Stream Gadgethon in Marathon, Greece. The FUNK ENGINE is now international, bitches.

  • Dance it again without your shoes full.

    Get on down with fancy footwork of the Hellzapoppin show-stealers while the Jonny Sonic crew tosses bacon atcha earlobes.

    Video footage "borrowed" from Hellzapoppin. Wooo!, can they dance. Tip,tip,tap,tap,flip,flip,zip,zap...

  • Cy Tru remixes Jonny Sonic acapella for BSOTS show drop

    I urge y'all to purge y'all harddrives and hardline into the BSOTS broadband bandwidth

    There's a DJ/Podcaster/Writer in New York, Macedonia, who creates the Radio BSOTS (Both Sides of the Surface) podcast, my personal favorite podcast. I've been listening to his show for years and he's always supported my music, both Jonny Sonic and pre-Jonny-Sonic stuff. It's pretty rad when your favorite radio show happens to also play your music.

    Macedonia asked me to do a drop for his show a few years back so I recorded my "This is Jonny Sonic, you're listening to Both Sides of the Surface" thing as well as a little a capella verse I scribbled out yappin about his podcast. A few months later, I was listening to his show and I heard my verse cut-up a bit and remixed on a beat by Cy Tru. I was very suprised and happy and thought it sounded dope.

    Fast foward a bit to now, and De Ja Vu: Cy Tru strikes again and remixed my drop for the BSOTS theme for this season. Once again, surprised and pleased. Word up!

    Check out Radio BSOTS show for free on iTunes for your next party playlist: Radio BSOTS

    Listen:   1st remix   |   2nd remix

  • Clap ya hands if you got em

    Jonny Sonic gotcha ears and eyes covered.

    So I don't give enough props to everyone who kicks ass.

    Allupenya: swipple.com/jessicabutts. She makes most of the bracelets I wear on stage (and real life) as well as lots of other stellar pieces. You can't buy Hey Listen though, it's already in my living room.

    Our live cajon player, Sam Kirk, got his woo-hoo shit all ready for ya mastercards.

    These fancy live pics were masterfully crafted by Planet Fotog. He makes a pile of shit look good enough to eat.

Photos

Video

  • Outnumbered (official video)

  • Buy Everything (official video)

  • Trigger Fatigue

  • My Corner in Time

  • Republican't (yip yap)

  • Thumbed Tax

  • Enaction Hellzapoppin video

  • Jonny Sonic & Freddie Cole Bacardi TV Commercial

  • "Sore" licensed in Dr Pepper TV Commercial

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Files

F@#! THE GRIT: The Grit remixes

  1. Upgrade remixed by FairChild 2:38    156bpm

  2. Seminal remixed by I Myself & Me 4:00    111bpm

  3. Rugout Jonny Sonic extendo mix 4:39    135bpm

  4. Phantasm remixed by MAX_TROUT_EDITION 4:11    89bpm

  5. Episode remixed by Jesus Rothschild 4:23    145bpm

  6. The Sale remixed by Aqueous 3:58    97bpm

  7. Sickline remixed by Leisure Pants 4:20    103bpm

  8. Slow Motion remixed by DJ Simpa 1:30    84bpm

  9. Buy Everything remixed by Funkitekture 4:17    92bpm

  10. GenNext Straight Talk remix 3:39    101bpm

  11. Conduit NOW AVAILABLE 3:58    108bpm

  12. ReVision remixed by Switch 3:40    150bpm

  13. The Shift remixed by John Massey 4:15    124bpm

 

 
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