After a couple of years of playing shows and writing new material, the Big Friendly Corporation ran into a little snag: the departure of bass player Rick Miller.
Enter longtime friend of the band and Skorchamenza guitarist/lead singer Timothy Styles. Styles was the manager of the BFC during the recording of their first album, "Building Better Machines To Replace Us All," and when asked to fill in as bass player permanently, he gladly accepted.
Now, with Styles in place, the BFC had five singer/song-writer/multi-instrumentalists and began immediately on what would become the BFC's second album. At the request of Styles, the band hired Black Camaro's Brian Garth to produce and the recording took place at the legendary 910 Studio.
The resulting effort was "...And So It Goes," a lush melodic album with thirteen new songs that showcase the Big Friendly Corporation's amazing vocal harmonies, original instrument arrangements, and lyrical satire like no other. Where-as the first album was an indie rock romp through the seedy divebars of Sin City, the new album is a sophisticated show of musical evolution that is more universal than centralized. The instruments are played better. The songs are sang clearer. The production level is radio-ready. The maturity level shows. The Big Friendly Corporation have recorded a great album. Hopefully, the next one is just as good...
released January 8, 2010
The Big Friendly Corporation are:
Jeff Ford-guitar, twelve-string, lap steel, acoustic, bass, and vocals
Mike McDonald-drums, percussion, Farfisa, and vocals
Melissa Marth-Fender Rhodes, Prodigy, Opus, Farfisa, Omnichord, and vocals
Ryan Marth-guitar, acoustic, glockenspiel, and vocals
Timothy Styles-bass, baritone guitar, theremin, and vocals
Guest performances by:
Tommy Marth-baritone and tenor saxophone
Brian Garth-handclaps and vocals
Andrew Karasa-handclaps and vocals
Music and lyrics by:
#2, 5, and 8 by Jeff Ford
#11 by Melissa Marth
#1, 4, 7, 12, and 13 by Ryan Marth
#3, 6, 9, and 10 by Melissa & Ryan Marth
Orchestration by Ryan Marth
Produced by the BFC and Brian Garth
Mixed by Brian Garth
Mastered by Michael Lavin
Recorded at the Nine Ten Studio-Las Vegas, NV
Mastered at Gung-Ho-Eugene, OR
Album art and layout by Brian Henry
Photography by Danny Mollohan
The BFC wish to thank:
The Pinball Hall of Fame, Jobin, the church of Poseidontology, Tony Clifton, Bob, all the ladies in the world, baby Jesus, Mr. Pink, Heineken, Groucho Marx, fun size Snickers bars, Khalil Gibran, beef jerky, Gena B Fogarty, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Emo, unicorns, all of our friends and family, and YOU!!!
All songs copyright 2010 The Big Friendly Corporation
To contact the BFC, email: firstname.lastname@example.org