released 09 November 2009
Geoff Stevens as Stan (vocals)
Mackenzie Zufelt as Narrator (vocals)
Justine Moritz as Ashley (vocals)*
Marko Pandza as Sailor (guitar & vocals)**
David Yenovkian as Mayor (bass & vocals)**
Nemanja Protic as Townsperson (drums)
*Guest vocals for Ashley by Jennifer LaForge
**Except on Track 5 - Marko Pandza on bass, David Yenovkian on guitar
All chorus vocals by Geoff Stevens, Mackenzie Zufelt, Marko Pandza, David Yenovkian and Jennifer LaForge, tambourine on track 8 by Geoff Stevens, melodica on track 7 by Mackenzie Zufelt, keyboards/programming on tracks 3, 6, 9 and 12 by David Yenovkian. Tracks 4, 8 and 13 by Marko Pandza. Tracks 1, 5, 7, 10 and 14 by David Yenovkian and Marko Pandza
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Siegfried Meier
Recorded at Beach Road Studios in Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Mastered by Troy Glessner
Additional editing by Michael Parkinson
Written, performed, arranged, and co-produced by Stagehands
Songs, story, and lyrics by Stagehands © 2009
Songs published by Stagehands. All rights reserved. All tracks are MAPL
Cover photography by David Yenovkian
Insert, back-cover, and tray card photography by ‘Paul’ Jongsu Lee
Band photography and all image editing by Ashlea Wessel of Revolver Photography (www.revolverphotography.com
), additional editing by David Yenovkian
Styling on Justine Moritz by Fashion Crimes, Toronto (www.fashioncrimes.ca
Album concept by Stagehands, design and layout by Michael Yenovkian
Stagehands logo by Michael Yenovkian
STAGEHANDS THANKS: Our families, friends and loved ones who supported us and put up with the countless hours spent working on this album, Melissa Morris for her invaluable contributions in the early days, the boundless talent and countless contributions of Danielle Leger, Lisa Toole, and Meghan Morrison, Dave’s mom for letting us make noise in her basement, Michael Yenovkian for designing our logo, to everyone who cheered or jeered us – you helped push us forward and we’re so grateful, our fans – present and future for all their support, plus everyone who buys this album or tells someone about us – you are amazing!
SPECIAL THANKS: Siegfried for helping bring our story to life and for showing us so many weird videos, Rachel for her warm and welcoming presence while we recorded the album, Mr. Meow, B.T. for his range, Jacob Porpossian, Charles MacLeod, Ashlea Wessel for the kick-ass photos, ‘Paul’ Jongsu Lee, Adam Bialo, Kat, Crystal and the whole team at Fashion Crimes for the amazing dress & accessories, and to Jennifer LaForge who performs as Ashley on this recording: You’re a lifesaver and a force to be reckoned with!
MARKO THANKS: My gentle, caring and inspirational mother Barbara. My hilarious, kind, and equally inspirational sister Elizabeth (The family scar!). My grandpa for buying me my first guitar. My fluffy epileptic cat Misia. (as well as my lovely past cats Psotka and Hipolit). Chris for your support. To my friends, past and present, too many to list (yeah I sound cool….), thank you so much. To my band – I couldn’t hope for a better group of people to write and share music with.
GEOFF THANKS: My beautiful Mummy & family, my 2nd family: Dannie & the Meloche clan, my 3rd family (the Dirty one) – all for their support + love, all my teachers (including M. C.), Jennie & our loyal strangebird fellowship, John & Daisy: my daily muses, Stephen & Misha: my fan club, and the unstoppable Stagehands for the gifts of music + friendship.
DAVID THANKS: I'd love to thank my mommy, daddy, brother and Samvel Grigorian – Love you guys. Also, Antigen for giving me the crazy idea of learning bass, Kach Vartan Mamigonian, Ninet Alexandrian, Gary Sarkissian, Tara Curnoe and of course all my family and friends. I want to give special thanks for all who supported the band through the good and bad times. Also a magical thanks to all the members of Stagehands! Thanks for being amazing and helping bringing this music to life.
MACKENZIE THANKS: My family Lynsey, Tim, Tianna, and Sharon (Ma). Wesley, who's love and support can never be matched by another.Thank you to M. Bianchin and those at SLC. For heartbreaks, mistakes, timeless friendships which strengthened and encouraged. Thank you Cara for inspiration. Finally, thank you to my Stagehands family for welcoming me.
NEMANJA THANKS: First and foremost, God. Psych! I would, however, like to thank Ana for reasons that are too many to list, the most important of which is that she's pretty; mia famiglia: Bata, Mama, and Tamara - mlogo vas volem; Ana's family for being supportive, and my family, residents of the old country, for keepin' it real; my peeps (not of the marshmallow variety) from Scarborough and beyond. And finally, a big thanks to the Stagehands - the Voltron of the music world. Love you all.
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