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by Phainopepla

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how to remove a bee stinger, Phainopepla’s debut album, examines the methods in which we cope with stress and anxiety throughout early adulthood. The project grew out of the palpable sense of tension that results from an uncertain future, both on a macro and personal level. The album begins in regret and confusion, ultimately stepping backwards and stripping away insecurities. Although the source of confusion is never fully resolved, Phainopepla reaches a level of stability which may assist in lighting the path to his own happiness. This album was inspired by the dichotomy between energetic sleepless nights and reflective days of silence and solitude. It was recorded at Pine Box Studio, an independent recording studio located deep in the Sierras. how to remove a bee stinger is available for streaming and digital purchase June 15th, 2018.

Huge thank you to all of the people that inspired and motivated me to make this album: Zach Briefer, Collin D'Aloisio, Greg & Mambo Barr, Lindsey Craig, my parents, my brothers, and all of my friends, who have supported me throughout this experience.

Shout out to the Bay, a place that encourages free expression in all forms. Thx for accepting me as a silly silly boi.

I initially made this album with the intention of crossing a huge item off my bucket list. Now, at its release, I'm working towards making this a bigger part of my life. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my stuff. I hope I can encourage some people to create something of their own, too.

Jakely (Phainopepla)

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released June 15, 2018

All songs written by Jake Morris.

Performed By:

Jake Morris: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth, Drums & Percussion on (2), (3), & (7)
Zach Briefer: Drums & Percussion on (2), (3), (4), (5), & (7)
Collin D'Aloisio: Keys on (3), Bass & Vocals on (9)
Lindsey Craig: Vocals on (6)

Recorded at Pine Box Studio in Mariposa, CA.

Written & Produced by Jake Morris.
Co-produced, Engineered, & Mixed by Zach Briefer.
Mastered by John Schimpf.

Album Artwork by Caite Rio.
Album Design by Shea Sjoberg.


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Phainopepla Oakland, California

Creating music that represents the ebbs and flows of emotion that we experience throughout our lives: from hard-hitting indie rock to solitary acoustic strums; from house and techno inspired four-on-the-floor beats to soft falsetto sung over traditional jazz chords and structures. While he may find himself lost within the world that he built here, he is unrestricted by any musical expectation. ... more

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