by A Black Tie Affair

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Recorded the second weekend in June 2011 by Alex Perez @ Brokenland in Gowanus Brooklyn. All songs performed live in the studio by A Black Tie Affair

A Black Tie Affair are:

Fixx Invictus- Vocals, Lyrics, Conquering, Fear Mongering.
Jay Sharp- Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Songwriting, Lyrics.
Patric Valentine- Drums, Puns, Vocals, Destruction, Songwriting.
Alex "Nappy" Gonzalez- Bass, Vocals, Aromatics, Songwriting.
Shey Weaver- Bass, Guitar, Cigarette rolling, Handclaps.


released November 22, 2011

All songs written by J. John Sharp except:

"Kelly Machine" + "Deathsong"
[A. Gonzalez / A. Pistella / J. John Sharp / P. Lyseight]
Lyrics by Andrew Pistella

[P. McCartney / J. John Sharp]
Lyrics by Andrew Pistella & Jason John Joseph Sharp

"Wolves, Higher"
[A. Gonzalez / J. John Sharp / P. Lyseight]

Produced by Alexander Perez & Jay Sharp (with Additional engineering by Tamas Mester) June-October 2011

Vocals for "Kelly Machine" by Ernest D'Amaso☨ tracked at the Doghouse in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn by Jason Sharp. Ernest Ernie also provides additional vocals for "the Departed Grates".

"Plan B" features additional vocals by the Virgin Whore✞ & Fixx Invictus

Lead vocal on "Deathsong" by Fixx Invictus. "Deathsong" also features additional vocals by Marilyn Manson☩

"Pornography" features additional vocals by the Virgin Whore✞ & Fixx Invictus. Fixxy also provides the intro to "Tragedy"

Dog Barks on "Brash" by Second Chance Animal Rescue foster pups;

Beatboxing and vocals at the end of "Brash" courtesy of Fixx Invictus.

Jay Sharp sings lead on all tracks unless noted otherwise (except "Wolves, Higher" because it's an instrumental, dummy).

Additional production & album artwork + package design by Jason John Joseph Sharp @ the Doghouse (Ocean Hill, NYC)

☨ Ernest Ernie appears courtesy of Fun City Records.
✞ the Virgin Whore appears courtesy of Flaming June Productions.
☩ Marilyn Manson appears courtesy of Hell, etc.

THANK-YOU to Natalia McCarty, Ernest Ernie, Thomas Mester, Cereal Hero Killer, William Brender, the Barrens, Elijah Should, Mike Finnerty, Susan Potoroka, Wild Pete Macy, the intergalactic crew working the Studio, Webster Hall, the Mighty JSE & everyone who's supported us over the years, from posting our stickers on NYC MTA property to those of you who bought our CDs... THANK YOU!

Big Upps to the fine folks who invited us to play at their backyard bar-b-que, their High School graduation, their bris, their going away party, their family reunion, brew-fest, block party and the ever amazin' all-ages punk-rock matinees, WE LOVE YOU ALL!

NONE of this would have been possible without YOU, so go buy yourself somethin' nice, Okay?

Special thanks to Jennifer Brooks who founded Second Chance Animal Rescue in 2009 and saved the love of my life, Baby, from being put down at a shelter. Please donate, unlike most all others, ALL the $ goes directly to the animals. No one here gets a pay-check: www.nycsecondchancerescue.org

and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious thanx to Hector Gonzalez for keeping this band together for years and years in ways I could not forsee or anticipate - <3 Jay Sharp 2015



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Jay Sharp Brooklyn, New York

Jason was born in 1981 and started his first band when he was 19. Since then he has played in almost 19 different bands. He has appeared on 27 full length albums, 1/2 of which he was the principal songwriter, others as a band-member (bass player, lead guitar, vocalist, etc.) Currently completing the 3rd LP by the Mighty JSE, J also produces records for other artists in and around NYC so HMU! ... more


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Track Name: Deathsong
I got a shooting star as my getaway
and i try
to get
closer to god
but i aint never goin back
we aint ever goin back
you aint ever catching me
and now we're never goin back
you an i we aint ever growin old