James Cotton Mather (2021)

by The Successful Failures

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    Enjoy the album on 12" 150g, beautiful black vinyl. Included with the record is an 11x17 full color poster/insert featuring a photo of the band as well as the full lyrical content of the album. And of course you'll get the new SF "Seam Monster" sticker designed by Jason Kochis.

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    Digipak with additional lyric sheet included. And of course you'll get the new SF "Seam Monster" sticker designed by Jason Kochis. ROCK!

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    New "sea monster" logo designed by Atlanta, GA based freelance artist jason Kochis. Next Level Tri-Blend T-Shirt.

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    New "sea monster" logo designed by Atlanta, GA based freelance artist Jason Kochis. Next Level Tri-Blend T-Shirt.

    Includes digital pre-order of James Cotton Mather (2021). You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • This is the mother lode! You get the full album on both vinyl and CD and the 11 x 17 poster with full lyrical content. We include the new 4.25" x 5.5" JCM "Sea Monster" sticker and the new "Sea Monster" SF T-shirt both designed by freelance artist Jason Kochis. AND vinyl is signed by the band. IN your notes, let us know your t-shirt size and if you prefer black or grey.

    Includes digital pre-order of James Cotton Mather (2021). You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of James Cotton Mather (2021), Hand Grenades (single), Julie the Redeemer (single), Dig Boys (single), Dallas Bethany (single), Pack Up Your Shadows (2020), Saratoga (2019), Red Bank (4-song EP 2017), and 13 more. , and , .

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1.
I can play a possum I can sink to the bottom Of the sea Even though I can’t breath I’m perfectly at peace No one lies like a Christian On hypocritical missions To the East Down on crooked knees Even God agrees Now everyone is underdressed With garland thrown around our necks The captain came from overseas To tout his naval victories I can sign a petition I can wear my religion On my sleeve I’ll barricade my dreams To keep my team in the lead Now everyone is underdressed With garland thrown around our necks The captain came from overseas To flout his naval victories
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A Coat For Your Dreams
3.
It Goes Away
4.
The Seas Roll Mountain High
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Julie the Redeemer
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Tiger Gravel Opposition Child
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Let the Power Go Through You
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Hand Grenades
9.
Old Man River
10.
Little Ivan
11.
Cara (I Can Take Your Pain Away)
12.
Freedom Within

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The 9th album from NJ’s The Successful Failures, James Cotton Mather, is an adventure-filled cinematic rock album, full of tragedy, disaster, rescue, and redemption. Nineteenth Century Maine provides the dramatic setting full of rough seas, salty sailors, raging rivers, and dark forests. The lyrics and music trace the story of the titular character, young James Cotton Mather, through a coming of age and a reckoning with his own fears of failure and death.

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releases November 12, 2021

Recorded by Adam Vaccarelli in Red Bank, NJ at Retromedia Studio in February, 2021
Additional recording at FDR Studio C in Chesterfield, NJ
Mixed by Adam Vaccarelli in Red Bank, NJ
Performed by Mick Chorba, Ron Bechamps, Rob Martin, and Pete Smith with special guest Grace Quackenboss on B3 organ on "Julie the Redeemer" and "Hand Grenades"
Mastered by Drew Mazurek in Baltimore, MD
Album design by Mike Virok in Hamilton, NJ

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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

"The first thing you should know about The Successful Failures is that any attempt to plug them into one genre or another is very much a fool’s errand. Hailing from Trenton, N.J., the band deftly combines Americana, Pop, Rock, and enough of a dusting of Bluegrass that serves as an appetizer to the main course without overwhelming the entire meal." - July 2020, Rock is the New Roll ... more

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