Conan Neutron and the Secret Friends: Protons and Electrons 2LP
12 split singles, released over the course of about a year and a half... collected now as one record. A feat never before achieved by any other band! A feat that should probably never be attempted by any other band!
Protons features a different Neutron Friends song, each composed and conceived as a single by the group; heavy, poppy, frantic or jagged, many aspects and facets of the band are represented. Electrons, on the other hand, features the B-sides courtesy of various musical comrades such as: Dale Crover Band, Thoughts Detecting Machines, Turbo Lightning and more, all musicians who play in live incarnations of The Secret Friends, record with the group or have some profound significance to the existence of the band. (Protons, Electrons, and Neutrons make the atom!)
Conceived as an avenue for discovery as much as a celebration of community, "Protons and Neutrons" twists and winds, seeking to tell no story other than the unfiltered joy of the act of creation and weird rock and roll itself. There is no expectation that you know the other bands, but you might find something you like. “It’s a surprise gift for people along for our whole deal!” Neutron excitedly exclaims.
“I wouldn’t go so far as to say that there is something for everybody” Neutron explains, “but there’s something for people with a sense of adventure or people willing to take a ride with something that isn’t shameless genre music, but if safely consonant ‘garage rock’ or bands with riffs in search of a song are more your thing… it’s a big world out there.”
Pop aficionados can sing along to songs like "Jilted Dragon" and "Hate
Secretary". Purveyors of the heavy are referred to hard rockers like
"RECANT!" and "The Vig", while those who simply like to rock can line up for
"Paved Age", "Litany of Grievances" and "Parade of Deceit".
On Protons, Neutron and company made an attempt to step up the game, breaking down all boundaries and adhering to only one rule: “Whatever the songs were going to do, they had to do it, get in and get the hell out. No overthinking, indulgence or indecision allowed.”
Black vinyl in full colour gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves and digital download coupon. Limited edition of 300 copies.