Patent Pending (album)

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Patent Pending
Studio album by Heavens
Released September 11, 2006 (EU)
September 12, 2006 (US)
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Alternative rock, Indie rock
Length 42:00
Label Epitaph Records
Producer Ben Lovett, Heavens
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Patent Pending is the debut album by Heavens, a side project formed by Matt Skiba, vocalist and guitarist for Alkaline Trio, and Josiah Steinbrick of F-Minus.

The duo are accompanied on the album by a number of accomplished musicians, including The Mars Volta's Isaiah "Ikey" Owens.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Heavens (Steinbrick/Skiba) except where noted

  1. "Gardens" – 3:05
  2. "Counting" – 3:39
  3. "Heather" – 3:53
  4. "Patent Pending" – 3:45
  5. "Dead End Girl" (Steinbrick/Skiba/Ben Lovett) – 4:58
  6. "Doves" – 0:56
  7. "Another Night" – 3:36
  8. "Annabelle" (Steinbrick/Skiba/Sam Soto) – 3:53
  9. "Watching You" – 4:14
  10. "True Hate" – 5:16
  11. "Leave" – 4:45

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Ben Lovett and Heavens
  • Engineered by Ben Lovett at Sunny Heights
  • Mixed by Ryan Hewitt
  • Assisted by George Gumbs
  • Mixed at Paramount Recording, Los Angeles and Encore Studios, Burbank
  • Mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering
  • String engineering by Dana Neilsen and Donnie Whitbeck
  • String arrangement by Amanda Course, Todd Simon and Ben Lovett
  • Art direction and design by Nick Pritchard
  • Photography by Bryan Sheffield

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Matthew Compton: drums, percussion, piano
  • Adam Zuckert: additional drums
  • Isaiah "Ikey" Owens: organ
  • Erica Daking: backing vocals
  • Ben Lovett: drum programming, rhodes, synth, wurlitzer, percussion, noise, backing vocals, additional vocals and guitar on "Dead End Girl"
  • Julie Carpenter: violin
  • Marina Hall: violin
  • Paloma Udovic: violin
  • Amanda Course: viola
  • Mia Barcia-Colombo: cello
  • Ana Lenchantin: cello

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