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Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records

by Mike Krol

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poetroe I've known about Mike Krol for a while but never really got around to diving deeper into the music. Couldn't help myself and had to buy the album once I did. What a start to 2019!! Favorite track: Red Minivan.
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wolf_hierophant A video game brought me to this artist and I am eternally grateful because his body of work is captivating, interesting and eternally catchy. Favorite track: Fifteen Minutes.
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Milkday A fun band with a garage sound and relatively short songs. Favorite track: Fifteen Minutes.
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Benjamin Ackley This music makes me feel young. Well, I am young. But that's beside the point. Favorite track: Seventeen (Age).
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Tyler Wolfe never thought id nbe able to own i hate jazz on

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djreksalot this album perfectly sums up everything about my life as a highschooler
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credits

released July 14, 2017

I HATE JAZZ

All songs written and performed by Mike Krol
With the help of

Phil Mahlstadt – Bass on all tracks except “Fifteen Minutes,” word help on “Like a Star”
Michael Sienkowski – Drums on “Seventeen (Age)” and “Red Minivan,” Keyboard on “Heart Attack”
Elliott Kozel – Lead Guitar on “Like a Star,” Keyboard and Train Whistle on “A Million Times”
Erik Duerr – Acoustic Guitar on “A Million Times,” word help on “Seventeen (Age)”
Andy Brawner – Moral support on all tracks

Produced by Team Krol
Recorded by Elliott Kozel at Magic Fingers Recording Studio in Minneapolis, MN
“Fifteen Minutes” recorded by Mike Krol at 2333 Monroe in Madison, WI
Mixed by Mike Krol at 46 Trumbull in New Haven, CT
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA
Cover photo by Gluekit
Studio photo by Erik Duerr
Printed at GHP in West Haven, CT


THANKS
The Krol family, Sleeping In The Aviary, Andy and Mandy Brawner, Erik Duerr and Alice Schmidt, Jordan Winick, Adam and Nancy Wahler with “Little Man” Alex, Kevin Wade and the Planet Propaganda staff, James and Melissa Buchanan, Mike Joyce and Marina Khidekel, Chris and Kathleen Sleboda and the Yale University Art Gallery crew, Andrew and Sara Van Dorn, Shawn Flores, Erika Zar, Ricky Riemer, Terrin Riemer, Nick Whetro, Allan and Carol Wahler, John Szlasa, Pat Byrne, Jon Zelenak, George Baier, Oliver Munday, Chris Brand, Anna Tes, Lindsey Ricci, Lindsay Josal, Loren Flaherty, Rus Yusupov, Yosef Glushien, Curtis Jinkins, Jeff Vierstra, Greg Wold, Trent Simon, Marcus Trapp, Adam Bluma, Zack Schulze, Carl Johnson, Andy Niessen, Ross Monagle, and Ryan Parkinson

Debts owed to Rivers Cuomo, Gordon Gano, and Milo Aukerman

This album was recorded during the worst week of Mike Krol’s life.

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TRUST FUND

All songs written and performed by Mike Krol
With the help of

Phil Mahlstadt – Bass on all tracks
Michael Sienkowski – Keyboard, Tambourine, Whistling
Elliott Kozel – Lead Guitar, Organs, chord changes for “Locker”
Erik Duerr – Heavy Metal Guitar, Janitor
Andy Brawner – Nothing

Produced by Team Krol
Recorded by Elliott Kozel at 2333 Monroe in Madison, WI
Mixed by Doug Boehm, Mike Krol, and Elliott Kozel in Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering in Ventura, CA
Car and curtain photos by Zan Passante with assistance by TJ River
Desert photo by Mary Smudde
Mike Krol portrait photo by George Baier IV

This album was recorded in November of 2011. It was questioned, sat upon, and thrown away for all of 2012. In 2013 it was resurrected and finished.

THANKS
Thanks to everyone in the first album, Jon Vermilyea, Kelly Rux, Chelsea Brink, Jeremy Johnstone and Shari Mann, Anthony Fournier, Carrie Gillogly, Jesse Benjamin, Sarah Latin-Kasper, Ben Levin and Allie Splain, Annie Simons, Carrie Nusbaum, Gabby Messineo, Rebecca Halpern and Ed Mann, Raul Gonzalez and Mambos, Arthur Tovmasyan and Karina Infante with little Aryana and Ella, Chris and Val Vos, Elizabeth Manekin, John Balash, Caitlin Zaccaro, Tiffany Sprague, Zsofia Jilling and Eli Jelly-Schapiro, Gabriella Svenningsen and Rick Omontes, Ric Joslin, Bryne and Andrew Rasmussen-Smith, Todd Gallopo, TJ River, Zan Passante, Jen Montgomery, Mike Gassel, Brandon Braswell and Carolina Ossa, Leslie Kim, Maria McKenna and Josh Petker, Alice Joo, George McWilliams, Tara Rice, Brian Watterson and Alex Hays, Ben Critton, Zak Jensen and Vanessa Mayer, Lauren Adolfsen, Keri Bronk, Mylinh Trieu Nguyen, Kate DeWitt, Christian Flynn, Hank Huang, Zeynab Izadyar and Cheon Lee, Brendan Griffiths, Harry Gassel, Inva Cota, Ryan Weafer, Cynthia Ratsabouth, Greg Hubacek and Sarah Kissell, Jessica Hische, Mikey Burton and Carli Dottore, Brent Couchman, Dan Blackman, Justin Lafontaine, Melissa Chang, Gina Maniscelco, Diana Yee, Josh Green, Greta Hambke, Kyra Byrne, Taylor Boylston, Annie Stefanski, Ellen Gormican, Erin Kurtz, Matt Taylor, Re McBride, Dave Arnold, Karl Christenson, Tiffany Cvikota, David Weik, Brian Butler, Beau Sorenson, Mrs. Bradford, Nate Fernald, Maura Boyle, Caitlin Pilla, Krysta Eder, Maureen Daly, Shaun Owens-Agase, Ben Timp and Sarah Halvorson, the City of Madison Police Department, Andrew Stein, Chuck Daly, Elliot Glasco, Terre T and Evan Davies of WFMU, Carolyn Keddy of KUSF, Jeff Proctor at Razorcake, Maximum Rocknroll, Davey Quesnelle and Steve Adamyk Band, Max Desharnais and Sonic Avenues, Doug Boehm, JJ Golden, Amy Fortunato and Lee Noble, Robyn Baker and Joey Mann, and Mary Smudde
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