Tired Of Being Tired is a concept album about insomnia, its causes and consequences, and its resolution. I've fought several intense bouts with sleeplessness in the past. These six songs are, in part, treatment for my own insomnia, which hasn't dropped by uninvited in a very long time. For those of you who suffer or have suffered from insomnia, keep fighting. It can be really fucking intense sometimes, and can make being happy harder work than it already is. It's easy to own it as a badge and consider sleep the enemy like I did for years, but biology knows better than that.
See a doctor. Do the things the doctor says. If your insomnia doesn't respond to doctor things, see if there's any unfinished business rocking around inside your head, see what you can do to finish some of it. For me, not creating things for public consumption was some particularly heavy unfinished business. I've never slept as well as I have since I started INDINAR. Thank you all so much for your support over the last year and a half. It's been an absolute dream come true.
released 28 March 2012
Produced by Jason McLaughlin and Thomas Maddux
Recorded by Thomas Maddux at Old Fashioned Records
Mixed by Cody D Fitzpatrick
Mastered By Thomas Maddux and Jason McLaughlin
All songs written and performed by Jason McLaughlin
Art by Whittney Streeter - whittneyastreeter.com
An Old Fashioned Records Release
© 2012 Jason McLaughin
Thanks to: All my friends; my roommates Thomas, Turkeyes, and Tom, who have put up with endless hours of me being bad at recording; Whittney Streeter; Cody Fitzpatrick; Jim May; Music Go Round - Saint Paul; The Broken Bicycles; everyone who ever put a nightmare, existential crisis, monster, or otherwise upsetting brain disruption into my head; everyone who didn't; people who make endlessly clever jokes of wordplay based on my band name; everybody in the world who gives enough of a shit to do the right thing, rather than just talk about it; robots, without which I would be lost; everybody who supported the last release and didn't get impatient waiting for this one; and the makers of Gatorade.
Recorded using: Two trusty condenser microphones, a Behringer Xenyx-1204 mixer/compressor, Audacity, a Washburn Augusta with the prettiest marbled maple body, D'Addario EJ40 Silk & Steel strings, Dunlop Tortex .73 mm (yellow) guitar picks, my voice (performance enhanced by Lemon Gatorade Sports Drink), a standard dining room, Blivson & Sons Custom Stomping Foot Steadying Harness (2 - They're much cheaper than recording in zero gravity), mustache man.
For lyrics, updates, concert info, other recordings, and more visit www.indinar.com