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Help the world's greatest (and only) Greco-Roman chant band release this song collection and zine!

Hi, this double vinyl album is a 13-year labor of love for myself and the other 42 members of Flaming Fire. These are songs we've sung and played all over America, in rock clubs, DIY art spaces and wild house parties. I can promise you that there's no other band like Flaming Fire, and that you'll never hear another collection of songs like this. 

Thanks,
Patrick

WHAT SONGS ARE ON THE ALBUM, "SURGE AND BURN"?

There are 4 sides for the album, highlighting 4 moods that we meditated a lot upon: 

SIDE ONE: THE SUN IS A SNAKE (the early hypnotic lofi stuff)
1. Rabbit Run to the River
2. Disco of Souls
3. Pedophiliac
4. Why do Birds Sound like Motorbikes?
5. In the Summertime when everything is Holy
6. Whiskey River
7. The Sun is a Snake
8. Listen to Fluorescent Lights

SIDE TWO: CHANTS (the hypnotic hifi stuff)
1. The Stars That Burn
2. Lemon Isis
3. Stephen
4. There is a Sky
5. Your Love Belongs to Me
6. Gun Through A Razor

SIDE THREE: HAPPY ANGRY (You know, like James Cagney?)
1. Kill the Right People
2. I Love the Way You Kill Me
3. High Bell
4. Natural Light Catastrophe
5. Cut the Reaper

SIDE FOUR: SHRIEK OF HEAVEN (What would be (or is) the new album -- all the new songs! If you saw us play from 2006 on, these are the new songs you heard. Subconsciously, I think we were writing a religious meditation on J.B. Ballard's symphorophiliac novel "Crash." Or maybe seeing the entire universe and God as a transcendent, terrifying car wreck. Awe and hysteria. Stephen's part of this set too, but it had to go on "Chants," because it is one.
1. Car Crash
2. Esao
3. Holy Holy Holy
4. Motor Running
5. Star Snuff
6. Surge and Burn (Let the Rats Sing)

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There are about 50 ways your album can be ruined after you record and mix the songs-- the mastering, the plating, the lacquers, the pressing, storage, and mailing. It's boring to talk about (and think about) but we can promise we'll be extra super-careful with each step, making sure we find the right people to mechanically create the music project you support. We've taken our time over the last 5 years on this album, because we want it to be perfect. What this means is that if something is screwed up, we'll have to have it redone, and mail it out a little later than we planned, rather than send you a record that doesn't sound right.

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