Front-man and classically trained apathetic, Mr. Sharp frantically wrote the bulk of these songs in the time leading up to his 18th birthday. The EP captures many emotions of how he and the band members feel about love, growing up, and being painfully aware of who they are. Using humor and pop-inspired melodies, Mapleview Lounge disregards all that is glum and sees the world through an apprehensive lens before removing the lens because it has too much glare on it. Are these true emotions or are they emulations?
Originally titled "1/2 Off Pigs In A Blanket Every Day From 4 - 6 At The Mapleview Lounge," the title was shortened to accommodate the fast paced world we live in. The name Mapleview Lounge was inspired by the Mapleview Lounge & Bottle Shop located in Mapleview, Minnesota. Unfortunately, the name of the double EP is not related to any specials they have there.
released December 8, 2014
Mr. Sharp - Writing, Vocals, Guitar, Angst
Mr. Bjorndal - Production, Mixing, Bass, Guitar, Swag
W. A. Bjorndal - Drums, Vocals, Scruff
Taylor Sharp as "Mr. Sharp"
Peter Bjorndal as "Mr. Bjorndal"
William Bjorndal as "W. A. Bjorndal"
Recorded in the rodent infested basement of a former meth lab in Austin, MN between June and August, 2014.
Bonus tracks recorded under the supervision of Garrison Meyer.
Barely Mastered™ by Peter Bjorndal in the Bjorndal living quarters.
Album art created by Jacob Whalen. Check out more of his work here: www.behance.net/jacobwhalen
Floppy Disk created by Friendly Puppy Music (FPM0001).