After seven long years, it's finally here. We're sorry it took so long, we hope you like it, and we love you very much.
Chasing the Sky is: Brenden Stark, Dana Mika, Cassidy Warner, Trevor Andrew Atkinson, Tim Alexander, Kevin VanAntwerpen
Recorded by Michael Crittenden and Christopher Andrus at Mackinaw Harvest Studios in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ryan Dekkinga provided arrangements on "Fangs", "King of the Losing Side", "Stories", "Bliss is Ignorance", "Colorblind", and "Impostors". Tom Steimel provided arrangements on "Bliss is Ignorance". Arie Boon provided the title "Bliss is Ignorance" (and also some real good talks about mental health).
Artwork by C.R. Warner.
released February 15, 2017
CHASING THE SKY THANKS:
Annette Stark, Michael "The Colonel" Crittenden, Christopher Andrus, Mike Ritz, Patrick Minnick. The Intersection, The Pyramid Scheme, Mackinaw Harvest, The Intersection, The Pyramid Scheme, The Mitten Brewery, Rocky's Bar & Grill.
I would like to thank my family for being supportive of the time it took for this endeavor. The Colonel for being so cool to work with. My band mates. I learned a lot and had some great laughs along the way. I'd also like to thank those who fight for peace and equality. Last but not least, God who has blessed me with the talents to do so.
Thank you to all who supported us. Thanks to life for teaching me so much during this album. I learned how to feel accepted and I learned how to be myself. Thank to my band mates. It's been a fun journey.
I want to thank my children Chichi the Cat and Dannisaurus the Manshark for their support, even when I'm not the best parent. My best friend Galen Nelson for always watching my back, especially when I was most alone, even though all these emotions make them nervous. My other best friend Dannica Donnell for watching me cry a whole bunch and not making me feel weird about it, and for crying a whole bunch and letting me help her feel not weird about it. My handsomest friend Heath Hofstra for keeping me from losing my way – and being the only person to visit me multiple times a week while I was sick. Jim Voice – you've probably seen me through more hard times than anyone else, and I'm sorry we don't talk enough. Chelsee Auble for showing me hope even when I'd forgotten it – and making me feel like I was worth something when nobody else could. Kahri Nelson, for loaning me her cat, and helping me to feel normal even when my body doesn't. Myles Dodge for keeping me awake literally the only night in my life I needed to stay awake but couldn't on my own. Quinn McDonald – for making my best friend so happy that I get teary-eyed out of pure empathy (and also for sparing my life). Melissa Dylan for being the most inspiringly genuine and righteous person in the sea of genuine and righteous people I know. Ellen Hankytyke for being the first stranger to compliment my lyrics, the first person to walk me through the worst of my panic attacks, and the first person to totally fucking fail at being my pen-pal. Kate Fasse for giving me an egg during every single one of my trying times. Mary Rendon for being the most intersectional person I've ever met. Evan Groot for using just the three days a year we get to spend together to make me think real hard for the other 362. Emilee Petersmark for all the time we spent in the iTrenches fighting iNazis (I owe you some scalps).
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