Recorded in July 2009, again with Mikey Young at Bakehouse Rehearsals, this was our first full length. The album represents a strange period of the band, moving away from our fast punk roots but not quite yet harnessing what would become the basis of our sound for the records to come.
This was the first time any of us had recorded an album and the sheer excitement of getting an LP out may have pushed us to rush some things that in hind sight could have used a bit more finessing. That said, this is still the most melodic of our output and probably possesses the broadest appeal.
Listening to it now, it sounds like another band, it's regaining it's excitement for me though. Mikey did an awesome job making the recording sound raw and polished at the same time, not to mention Xavier Irvine's incredible 3D cover art and then the incredible packing EXO Records put together. Stand out tracks for me are still 'Not my friend', 'Falling apart' and 'Give up'.
Check it out.
released October 1, 2009
All songs by Useless Children
Recorded by Mikey Young
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick
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