The Road Is Glue

by Stephen Bartolomei / Mal Madrigal

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Shore Leave 02:49
Smoldering 03:21
Late Shift 04:22
Rising Steam 04:13
City Lights 03:11
Cold Night 11:00


The Road Is Glue is the companion album to Life Among the Animals. They were released as a pair, "Glue" being the more straight-forward of the two.
These sessions were recorded in a few late nights back when the band was in its early days. The songs were performed mostly live at DRocks guitar shop, and old turn of the century building in Papillion, NE. The record was made using a 1/2" 8 track analog tape recorder, then later transferred to the computer to allow for further instrumentation.

Mastered at Chicago Mastering Service by Bob Weston


released December 22, 2007

Stephen Bartolomei- Vocals, Guitar, Effects, Bass Misc.
Ben Brodin - Vibraphone, Rhodes, Drums on "Shore Leave" and "City Lights"
Eric Ernst - Drums
Ryan Fox-Bass
Dan McCarthy - Accordion, Upright Bass
Mike Saklar-Electric Guitars


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Stephen Bartolomei / Mal Madrigal New York, New York

Stephen Bartolomei is a songwriter living in New York, originally from Omaha, Nebraska. He has shared the stage with other great songwriters and bands alike (including Simon Joyner, Nina Nastasia, Calexico, Centro-Matic and many more).

Recently Stephen and His Comrades recorded a new album at Electrical Audio in Chicago, with Steve Albini at the controls.
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