Originally released 22 September 2012. Re-released with addition of tracks 4 & 7, September 2014.
A little note:
In April 2011, Sully, Jack, and I ventured into Jack's basement to make a few songs and attempt to be in a band together. We became fast friends, released some home-recordings, and a few people noticed. It was nice. We hooked up with an independent label in Nashville, released an EP, played CMJ, and then were given the opportunity to travel the country in support of those five songs. Touring wasn't glamorous and eventually happenstance led to the tour losing a lot of money, which led to us leaving the label, and taking some time away from Asker.
In the summer of 2013, I wrote close to 30 new songs for a full-length Asker record. All of those were scrapped and a full-length record never came to fruition. We kept playing clubs in the Twin Cities until October 2013, when we played our last show at the 331 Club. Over the next few months we quietly wrote and recorded, free from the busyness of the previous two years.
We had everything in order to release new music in early 2014, however, in the 11th hour of that preparation we were hit with legal issues regarding the name Asker. A singer-songwriter from Sweden had trademarked the name in 2007 and *intended* to use it for his own music/wipe us off the World Wide Web. Lawyers were brought in and we pursued every angle we could to reach an agreement, but eventually it became obvious that Asker was going to come to an end. We quickly removed our name and presence from the Internet in the following weeks. Our music was taken down from every site you could imagine and Asker quietly went away. However, since we have one last performance commitment to fulfill, I decided to throw these songs back online. This band was three years of my life and I'm not about to see it disappear completely. I am thankful for everything this band gave to me. So thankful that Jack, Sully, and I started a new band that will be debuting in a handful of weeks.
released 22 September 2012
All songs written by Alexander Rollins.
Recorded May-June 2012 at Schematic Studios, Nashville, TN.
Engineered by Tom McNabb. Track 4 engineered by Jack Vondrachek.
Produced by David Elkins & Asker.
Mixed and mastered by Tom Garneau. Track 4 mixed and mastered by Jack Vondrachek.
Copyright © 2013 Alexander Rollins (ASCAP).
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