Lunar Ticks Presents

by Lunar Ticks

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The debut, double EP, recorded with friends in our basement, features plenty of inventive segues, special guests, and tones ranging from cheery folk sing along, to frightening dissonant chaos. These two parts separately showcase our two loves; songs and improvisation.

Part one weaves in and out of richly textured, alt-pop, noise, folk, rock, and country songs. These quasi-satirical takes on popular music form and content are just slightly tweaked with oddball arrangements, subtle psychedelia, and a voice that can be both sarcastic, and sincere. Witty words shine through sing-able melodies, all wrapped up in warm, playful vocal harmonies. The tight live band feel gives these songs urgency and a life of their own.

Part two takes you through an improvisation that blurs the line between performance and studio manipulation. The conversational interplay moves from blissed-out, beautiful melodic segments, to otherworldly realms, to frenetic funk fusion, to uplifting rock and roll. This sprawling twenty-minute jam takes you on a trek, much like the song side, but without any words or breaks to act as a guide. With the lights off and a good pair of headphones, you might find your mind wandering to places it’s never been.


released December 16, 2016

Faraz Chaudry- Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Noises

Ryan Mannix- Songs, Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Percussion, Noises

Carter Stirtz- Drums, Percussion, Conch

Caleb Gold- Bass

Josh Levine- Keyboards

Josh Friedberg- Recording, Mixing, Percussion, Awesomeness

Joel Gutman- Mastering

Tom Reeder- Saxophone

Van Isaacson- Violin

Mike Racky- Pedal Steel

Nick Paras- Percussion

Chris Hodge-Art

Are Lunar Ticks

Recorded at On The Fly Research and Transportation

Produced by Josh F, Ryan, Carter, and Faz

Special Thanks to Andy Hopple for putting up with us



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Lunar Ticks Chicago, Illinois

This collective strives for experimentation in writing, recording, production, and performance. We like to get weird, have fun, and let the moment steer us any way it chooses. We are dedicated to crafting intricate compositions, exploring inventive techniques for improvisation, and creating live experiences that will incorporate unique collaborations, themed events, and crowd interaction ... more

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