"Like a Gift From God or Whatever" is an all-original Christmas album by Chris Farren (Fake Problems, Antarctigo Vespucci) and friends, including guest vocal appearances by Mae Whitman (Arrested Development, Parenthood), Laura Stevenson, Jenny Owen Youngs, Allison Weiss, Sean Bonnette (Andrew Jackson Jihad), Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb The Music Industry, Antarctigo Vespucci), Anika Pyle (Chumped) and more. This album was recorded between July-November 2014 in makeshift home studios and hotel rooms across America.
For every purchase in December 2016, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Amputee Coalition. The Amputee Coalition: Reaching out to and empowering people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. More information at Amputee-Coalition.org
released December 2, 2014
All songs written by Chris Farren (DEAR FRIEND & PUNK CELEBRITY ASCAP)
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Chris Farren, mostly at home in Naples, FL - but also in a million different places across the country.
Additional tracking by Miles Heizer, Jeff Rosenstock and Peter Naddeo.
Mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering.
Personel in Alphabetical Order:
Matt Agrella - Trumpet, Trombone (Track 9)
Sean Bonnette - Vocals (Track 4 & 12)
Cassandra Dennis - Claps (Track 2, 6, 7 & 10)
Chris Farren - Vocals, Guitars, Synth, Bass, Percussion
Lee Ellis - Vocals (Track 6, 10 & 12) Mini-Organ (Track 10 & 11)
Roger Harvey - Vocals (Track 2)
Shelby Jacobson - Voice (Track 2, 4 & 11)
Casey Lee - Guitar (Track 2-3, 5-10, 12) Trumpet (Track 10)
Sam Pape - Vocals (Track 6, 10 & 12)
Anika Pyle - Vocals (Track 1 & 4)
Jeff Rosenstock - Vocals (Track 7 & 12) Saxophone (Track 10) Wurlitzer (Track 3)
Andrew Koji Shiraki - Vocals (Track 6 & 7)
Laura Stevenson - Vocals (Track 5)
Sean Stevenson - Drums (Track 2-3, 5-10) Piano (Track 1, 2 & 6)
Allison Weiss - Vocals (Track 12)
Mae Whitman - Vocals (Track 3)
Jenny Owen Youngs - Vocals (Track 6)
Cover design by Jeff Rosenstock
THANKS: All of the above mentioned wonderful people who contributed their talent to this record, Melissa "Purvis" Stevenson, Kaysie Lee, Peggy Farren, Christine Mackie, Tyler Dunning, The Ellis Family, Tim Ruggeri, Tim Meehan, Hard Girls, John DeDomenici, Kevin Higuchi, Mike Campbell, Benny Horowitz, Dan Ozzi, Jonah Bayer, Tito Belis, Drew Johnson, Tiffiny Kalina, Anthony Barlow, Mark McCabe.
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