All Music was Recorded and Arranged by Bend or Break
Bend or Break is:
Chris Marrone: Bass, Vocals
Pete Cornell: Guitars, Synths, Programming, Keyboards, Vocals
Garrett Tegano: Vocals
Ryan Sasloe: Drums
Additional Percussion on Model & Vacancy performed by Josh Del Cid
Additional Vocals on Vacancy performed by Katy Karr
All music and lyrics were Composed by Pete Cornell, Chris Marrone & Garrett Tegano
Recorded at: Deepwave Studios, Queens, NY
Red Room Studios, Cos Cob, CT
Blueberry Muffin Studios, Greenwich, CT
Engineered by Andy Gomez & Chris Marrone
co-engineered by Pete Cornell
Mixed at Deepwave Studios, Queens, NY
Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT
Red Room Studios, Cos Cob, CT
Mixed by Richie Corsello & Andy Gomez
Mastered by Justin Shturtz @ Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Produced by Bend ør Break LLC
Executive Producers Chris Marrone & Pete Cornell
©2011 Bend or Break LLC
Bend or Break would like to thank all parties involved in the making of this record. Some tasks were bigger than others but we are grateful to everyone who put time and effort into helping us with this project. First off we gotta thank a few talented people that put their stamp on the record. You all bit off a huge piece, took risks, and opened your artistry up to Bend or Break for little or no compensation. You gave up sleep, money, sex, and sometimes your sanity to help put this package together. So here it goes:
you are a saint. Your magical ears gave a new perspective to the recordings and your mixing skills brought it life. We are forever indebted for your amazing work.
you followed our grungy asses around, from studio to studio, and never missed a shot. You spent countless hours filming and editing video to document the past year of recording. Our grandkids will see your work someday.
for blessing us with your creative talents and finalizing our album cover and logo. God knows what would have happened to the website if you hadn’t been there for us, so thank you.
you squeezed us in between trips to Japan and Europe, and still managed to mix most of our record. You took us under your wing and showed us what a record is supposed to sound like. Richie, “you’re gonna be huge one day.”
helping us with “Vacancy” at the last minute. You gave us more than we could of hoped for. You have a golden voice.
Josh Del Cid, you sounded like “a native American running out of a fire.” Thanks for the hand percussion. Your talents will take you all over the world.
Now for the rest of our contributors:
for the crisp pictures, Garrison Gunter
for additional photos, Denise Alicea
for the kind press, Kim Maltas
for helping us out with our merch, Tony and Anna Marrone
for the hospitality and patience to put up with us, Larry at Deepwave
for letting us use your spot even after you turned it into a giant green screen, Johnny Montagnese
for letting us mix at your beautiful Carriage House Studios
, Joe Mancuso
for the words of wisdom snippet in “Apprehension”, Gianni Barbera
and his Marshall valve amp, Steve Sasloe
for the guidance and support, and Charles Cornell
whose support made this whole project possible.
Chris: I want to thank my family and friends for dealing with the late hours and loud intrusions throughout the process of recording Viewing Room. A special thanks to Rick Petrone for sharing with me all I know about music. Lastly I thank all the individuals that I have encountered in my life that made this record possible, you know who you are.
Pete: Thanks to my family and friends for being supportive during the process of making this record. You are all an inspiration to me, and gave me the power and confidence to go through with this project. A special thanks to all who have been hands on in my musical education and growth. Mom and Dad, thanks for all the life lessons learned, they carved me into the musician I am today. Kate, your toughness and perserverance has taught me to never give up on my dreams. Will, your uniqueness and creativity is constantly changing the way I look upon art and music for the better. Lastly, a super-duper special thanks to Nate Crepeault and Chris Marrone. You guys are my greatest collaborators and my harshest critics. I would not be able to do this without you.
Garrett: Thank u to my friends and family who will still consider me a friend and family after this endeavor. Thank you mom, and dad, for putting up with all my noise and choice to not do something that had immediate payback. Thank you pete and chris for letting me try out for your badass band. And thank you Hannah for having to hear about bend or break 24/7 and for not giving up on me for what I love to do most. Make music.