• TEXT David Menconi is the music critic at the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has also written for Spin, Billboard, Request, No Depression, Oxford American, Mother Jones, the "MusicHound Album Guide" series and a host of other publications that no longer exist.

  • WEBSITE DESIGN Holden Richards at Kitchen Media. Holden has performed in several bands beginning in the early 80s with the seminal punk outfit The Pound Notes followed by Homestead Recording artists 1+2 and later the Swamis.

  • BOOK COVER DESIGN Andy Menconi for Synthetic Niche

  • SOUND CLIPS Recorded at the Brewery and JAG studios in Raleigh, NC. Engineered by Byron McCay and Dave Bartholomew.

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