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is Day Job Suburban Legends' fifth album, released on April 3, 2012. Aaron Bertram, Brian Robertson, Derek Rock, and Vincent Walker appeared on local online radio program to announce the album on February 18, 2012. TNN Radio
The band's first full-length album since 2008's
, Let's Be Friends and Slay the Dragon Together Day Job has been heavily promoted by band as a fully ska album, following several releases that explored disco, funk, and pop rock. Included in the release are four re-recorded tracks from the 2010 EP Going on Tour, songs originally intended from earlier releases such as "Take the Next Step," which was written originally for 2003's , Rump Shaker as well as three songs which the band has long performed live with no previous studio recording: "Girlfriend's Pretty," which was first performed live no later than 2005, and two [1 ] Disney covers: 's " The Little Mermaid Under the Sea" and 's " The Lion King I Just Can't Wait to Be King."
Suburban Legends held a formal release party show for the album on May 4, 2012, at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California, with local bands The Originalites, The Long Holidays, and Hooray for Our Side.
Track listing [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Christopher Cron - Piano, keyboards, background vocals
Lyrics Born - Vocals on "Can't Stop It"
Matt Olson - Percussion, harmonica
Mikey Hachey - Bass on tracks 2-6, 10-12, 14 Rika Homma - Gang vocals
Miho H. Robertson - Gang vocals
Naoko Hiratsuka - Gang vocals
Popular culture [ edit ]
The track "Girlfriend's Pretty" appeared in an episode of
MTV's . The Real World: Portland The song "My Friend" is an ode to the popular 3rd Wave Ska Band (from Huntington Beach) Reel Big Fish.
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