UNDER THE LIGHTS

by JSSCHRST

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about

JSSCHRST is a project that Damon Ranger, Joe Nunez, and I originally conceptuallized sometime around 2010 before Joe left to record his final album with the band Soulfly. Due to schedules, etc., we didn't really persue this project, so I just shelved the demos for a few years. Recently, while starting to piece together a different album, I came across some of these old recordings. They had a very similar feel to a hand full of other unheard songs that I have toyed with over the last few years, and a light just went off in my head. Why not create the album that should have been completed so long ago?

I always feel very fortunate to get to work with so many cool people throughout the process of recordings like this. Here are have few specific words about some of the songs:

"YOU LOSE" was an instrumental demo that my good friend Adam Newman sent me. We had talked for years about collaborating, then when I heard this track, I flipped. I layed down a dance beat over the top of his rock drums, added a few synth parts, wrote and recorded vocals, and did a simple mix.

"I WANT BANGS" was a song that somehow just magically happened back when I worked at Answers Media. One day Matthew walked in with a new hair cut, and said the infamous line "cut the back, trim the sides, I want bangs". Because of the way he sad it, It was the funniest thing I'd ever heard. I caught it on video and obviously had to write a song about it.

Thanks for listening. :)

credits

released July 20, 2014

TIM MAEDER - VOCALS, GUITAR, SYNTH, BASS, DRUMS
DAMON RANGER - GUITAR ON "NEED TO KNOW"
JOE NUNEZ - DRUMS ON "NEED TO KNOW"
ADAM NEWMAN - GUITAR, SYNTH, BASS, DRUMS ON "YOU LOSE"

ALL MUSIC BY TIM MAEDER EXCEPT"
"NEED TO KNOW" BY TIM MAEDER, DAMON RANGER, JOE NUNEZ
"DON'T MAKE ME WAIT" BY TIM MAEDER & JOE NUNEZ
"YOU LOSE" BY ADAM NEWMAN & TIM MAEDER
"I WANT BANGS" BY TIM MAEDER & MATTHEW LARSON

COPYRIGHT 2014 TIM8R MUSIC - BMI

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tim maeder Chicago, Illinois

I have written and recorded hundreds of songs over the years with everyone from Grammy winners to factory workers. Why not share that music with you? Here is a lot of that work.

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