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Unknown Cities

by Joy on Fire

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CNC pt 2 06:00
Red Wave 05:57
Unknown City 05:48


John Paul Carillo: bass guitar, guitar, drum programming on 7
Anna Meadors: saxophones, synths, drum programming on 7
Chris Olsen: drums, percussion
Dan Gutstein: lyrics, vocals (5, 7)
Bill Hafener: lead guitar on 5

1) "Kung Fu Tea Party" (Carillo, Meadors)
2) “China, North Carolina” (Carillo, Meadors, Olsen)
3) “CNC pt 2” (Carillo, Meadors, Olsen)
4) “The Complete Book pt 4” (Carillo, Meadors)
5) “In Speaking Like Thunder (Red Wave Slow Mix)” (Carillo & Meadors, Hafener, Gutstein)
6) “Red Wave” (Carillo, Meadors)
7) "Unknown City" (Meadors & Carillo, Gutstein)
releases February 2, 2022


released December 16, 2021

Produced by John Paul Carillo and Anna Meadors

Tracks 1-5 engineered by Bill Hafener at The Silo, Long Island, NY

Track 6 engineered by Anna Meadors at Princeton University Studio, Princeton, NJ

Track 7 engineered by Anna Meadors at Centre Street, Trenton, NJ. Additional recording on 2, 4, and 5 at Centre Street.

Final mixes by Anna Meadors and John Paul Carillo at Centre Street. Additional mixing by Bill Hafener

Mastered by Mat Leffler-Schulman at Mobtown Studios, Baltimore, MD mat@mobtownstudios.com

Cover Art: Minas Konsolas, Dream City 3, 2013. Acrylic & ink on canvas, 30x30in. See more of Minas’s work at www.minaskonsolas.com


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Joy on Fire Trenton, New Jersey

Punk-Jazz / Fuzz-Rock
“JOY ON FIRE draws from the eye-popping thrills of punk and the work ethic of prog to bolster their jazz aura … a thrill of high voltage jazz ‘n’ roll.”
—Gareth Thompson, All About Jazz

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