Gravity Is What You Make It

Gravity Is What You Make It

by Chase Long Beach


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Gravity Is What You Make It

California ska-punk outfit Chase Long Beach's sophomore effort is a wide-eyed, high-energy blend of sunny, Cheer Up!-era Reel Big Fish and mid-'90s Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Produced by Big Fish's Aaron Barrett, Gravity Is What You Make It is straight-up modern ska with one foot on the curb and the other on the street. For the most part, the classic template of guitar intro followed by drums and horn section and eventually call-and-response vocals is observed more often than not, and the band does it as good as anyone. But when they step outside of the skankin' party album (songs like "A Diamond Bullet to the Brain," "Useless," and the chillout instrumental "The Beginning" signal a willingness to expand the genre, though not enough to clear the dancefloor) and throw a little atmosphere into the mix, CLB set themselves just enough apart from the third-wave ska revivalists that came before them that they could help lead the way to a fourth.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2009
Label: Victory Records
UPC: 0746105051928
catalogNumber: 519

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chase Long Beach   Primary Artist
Karen Roberts   Vocals,Group Member
José Rodríguez   Drums,Group Member
Joseph Cooper   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Aaron Barrett   Guitar,Soloist
Patrick Fitzgerald   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Kevin Gunther   Trumpet
Meagan Christy   Acoustic Guitar,Trumpet,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Tristan Dolce   Trumpet,Group Member
Karen Roberts   Vocals
Andrew Pedersen   Trombone

Technical Credits

Anthony Arvizu   Engineer
Andrew Berlin   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jeff Lightning Lewis   Engineer
Chase Long Beach   Composer,Audio Production
Michael Cortada   Illustrations

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