Glow In The Dark, in some ways, represents the best of what our band, Destroy Nate Allen, has been. We have performed most of the songs on Side A hundreds of times; these are the requests – “White Flag”, “Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops,” “My Parents Managed Apartments” – and some of our favorite songs: “Loving You Means Everything” and “Recipe.”
For the last several years we have been exhausting our artistic life force, traveling the country and singing our hearts out as a duo. But before that, Destroy Nate Allen was a bare bones, confessional solo project. This is reflected on Side B, which features some of my least favorite songs to play live such as: “Asshole” and “Last Call.” These songs represent the hard times, the struggles, my fears. Nevertheless, the album ends as it should, with laughter and loud crowd participation.
We are super excited to finally have this retrospective collection see the light of day. Most of these recordings are far out of print and or have never been officially released. It is hard to say what the future holds, but we are so thankful for your love and support that has allowed our extroverted folk punk theater to exist. - Nate Allen
My Parents Managed Apartments
Loving You Means Everything
Turns Our You're Perfect For Me
Jesus, Keep Us Safe From The Cops
Glow In The Dark
We Made It
Ready Steady Go (Live In Minneapolis)
1 – Recorded by Samuel Thomas, Mixed by David Conway. Originally released as part of a No Sleep Records Christmas Comp.
2, 3, 4, 6, 10 – Recorded by Tripper Christie in Richmond, VA, Mastered by Gus Elg @ Sky Onion in Portland.
5, 9 – Recorded by Rickey Rodgers in Portland. The Singers, Shouters and Stompers on track 5 are Tyler Hentschel, Melissa McDowell, Matt Brown, Jared Torkelson, Sean McCarthy, Dennis Childers, Rickey Rodgers and Nate Allen. Rickey played the keys on 9.
7 – Recorded by Nate Allen, Mixed by David Lindell, Mastered by Gus @ Sky Onion.
8 – Recorded by Jared Torkelson @ Metropolis in Portland.
11 – Recorded by Josh Lory at Dumb Angel in Eureka, CA and by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden. Stomps, Claps and Noises provided by Josh Lory, Adam Davis, Aaron Carnes, Anthony Cotham, Tessa and Nate.
12 – Recorded by Cynthia Carter. Audio prepared and secured by Jory Randall. The show was booked by Griffin Frederickson and took place at New Pines.
Nate played guitar and banjo, Tessa played tambourine. Both sing.
All songs written by Tessa and/or Nate Allen.
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