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Songs about characters all sharing one thing: The End of the World. "Whistling While the End Is Near" by The Viking Progress
Songs about characters all sharing one thing: The End of the World. "Whistling While the End Is Near" by The Viking Progress
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My name's Patrick Morales and in 2008 I worked on commercial fishing vessels collecting data for the National Marine Fisheries Service.  While working on two boats (The Viking and The Progress) I started writing a collection of songs about characters all experiencing the same thing: the end of the world.  The songs are less about the way the world is going and more about how I feel human beings would ultimately react when met with the idea of time's end.  The songs are vignettes written from the points of views of characters that serve as archetypes, (i.e., The Couple, The Scientist, The Captain, etc.). The album is being recorded at Pop Heart Studios with Suny Lyons producing and engineering the record.  He's a super talented guy who worked at Chase Park Studios (Drive By Truckers, Toro y Moi, Futurebirds, Deerhunter) for several years and has recorded numerous great projects (Hope For a Golden Summer, Pacific UV, Phosphorescent) at Pop Heart.  

What we've recorded so far sounds amazing and has guest players from several local acts including members of Venice Is Sinking, Powerkompany, Oryx and Crake, and even members of Neutral Milk Hotel and the E6 collective.


We're almost done but we need your help to finish mixing, mastering and pressing the record.  We're trying to raise 2500 dollars in order to finish the record and release it on March 20th.  2500 dollars is really only a fraction of the cost of the record but it will go so far in helping us complete this project.  It's something I've wanted to record ever since I stepped off The Viking for the last time all the way back in 2008.

Thanks so much for your time and support!

For more info and sounds check out these links below:

www.facebook.com/thevikingprogress

www.thevikingprogress.com

www.twitter.com/vikingprogress

http://soundcloud.com/thevikingprogress 

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    Hard Copy of "Whistling While The End Is Near", A Viking Progress sticker, and access to demos and rare "boat recordings" from my first trip to Alaska. Along with all this you'll get access to a few unreleased demos to download.

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    Along with all the above mentioned vittles you will get your very own ceramic animal from my collection. Yes folks! This is as ridiculous at it sounds. Every time I play live these odd looking animals sit in the back ground as ceramic good luck charms. You can actually see them to the left in my video hiding in the background behind the viking hat. And you could have your very own!

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    As well as getting everything above I will write you your very own song. It can be on whatever subject you'd like. I know the subject matter of this album is a little morose but it doesn't mean I can't write a lighthearted song or even a funny one. In fact check this out: http://youtu.be/4e5FkEtiS5Y

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