#26: “DIY Together” by DIY Together

DIY Together
DIY Together
Release Date: July 14, 2019
Label: ZAP Records / Marly Records / Captive Portal Music
Catalog #: ZAP-056 / MR046 / CPM026


01. Gerrymander & The Fillibusters (Theme Song) (feat. Tim Eymann)
02. Not Just Alive (feat. Eric Reeder)
03. DIY Together (feat. Kos)
04. Vickyage (feat. Dave Emo)
05. Descension (feat. Chad Sengstock)
06. Dee Aye Why? (feat. Dougle McMysteron)
07. Stand Strong (feat. Justin Palencsar)

Release Text:
“This release is the culmination of years of hard work from Zach Bridier (Captive Portal, October Bird of Death) and a host of luminaries from the punk community on both sides of the Atlantic. Each of the seven songs features a different vocalist who were given the opportunity to write their own lyrics. Despite this happening in locations separated by thousands of miles there are common themes of love, fellowship and bricolage. We hope you enjoy the fruit of these labours.” – ZAP Records

Written & demoed in summer 2013
Abandoned until early 2017
Recorded, mixed, & mastered throughout 2017-2019

All music performed by Zach Bridier
Drums & Guitar recorded at Library Studios, Chicago, IL
Guitar, Bass & Percussion recorded at Captive Portal Studios, Chicago, IL
Mixed at Captive Portal Studios, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Sef Idle at Simpul Studio, Boise. ID

Artwork by Dave Emmerson & Zach Bridier

Gerrymander & The Fillibusters (Theme Song):
Words written & performed by Tim Eymann
Vocals recorded in his living room in Goleta, CA, Summer 2017

Not Just Alive:
Words written & performed by Eric Reeder
Vocals recorded by Caleb Jones in southern Ohio, 2017

DIY Together:
Words written & performed by Jason “Kos” Giles
Vocals recorded by Zach Bridier in Eastwood Basement in Chicago, IL, Summer 2017
Gang vocals recorded by Zach Bridier at Gretsch Studio, Elmhurst, IL, Spring 2019
Gang vocals performed by Matt Zoppa, Josh Gablin, Lauren Berryhill, Meghan Foley and Zach Orozen

Words written & performed by Dave Emmerson
Vocals recorded in a car in Shotts, Scotland, Spring 2017

Words written & performed by Chad Sengstock
Vocals recorded in his home in Montclair, CA, 2018

Dee Aye Why?:
Words written & performed by Dougle McMysteron
Vocals recorded by Johnny Von D, Swindon, England, Summer 2018

Stand Strong:
Words written & performed by Justin Palencsar
Vocals recorded by Zach Bridier outside at Audiofeed’s campground in Urbana, IL, July 2017
Backing vocals recorded by Sef Idle at Simpul Studio, Boise. ID, Spring 2019

Thanks to Dave Emmerson & Wiley Willis for helping me put this project together and pushing me to finish it.

#25: “The Toast CD” by Captive Portal

Captive Portal
The Toast CD (Single)
Release Date: April 01, 2019
Label: Captive Portal Music
Catalog #: CPM025


01. The Toast CD

Release Text:
Back in 2003-2005, I made some crappy noise music and burned it on CDs. The Toast CD was one of them. It contains 30 tracks of terrible noise and awful drumming. This track contains the “highlights” of those 30 tracks.

Everything by Zach Bridier unfortunately…

#24: “Featuring The Advocates” by Sebon

Featuring The Advocates
Release Date: January 27, 2019
Label: Bump Foot / Marly Records / Captive Portal Music
Catalog #: bump217 / MR022 / CPM024


01. Track #77
02. Midwest Sweater Weather
03. Literally, Figuratively
04. Youth Don’t
05. This Guy Is Falling

Release Text:
“Captive Portal released Quickly Closed Off EP in 2015, and came back with his house side project called Sebon. “The Advocates was a band that I was in. The band was active from 2012-2015. I thought it would be fun to make a house EP sampling some of our old songs.” All samples taken from The Advocates.” – Bump Foot

All samples taken from the The Advocates self titled album.

The Advocates are:
Austin Fredrich: Vocals & Guitar
Trevor Sattler: Bass
Zach Bridier: Drums

Bass on tracks 2 & 5: John Alden Davis

Artwork: Zach Bridier
Photos: Joe Kam & Elizabeth Bridier

#23: “Toy Sounds Vol. 1” by Captive Portal

Captive Portal
Toy Sounds Vol. 1
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Label: mp3death / Captive Portal Music
Catalog #: m3d,063 / CPM023


01. You Can Use
02. Me As
03. An Example For
04. A Candy Addiction

Release Text:
“in a coherently pushed by digital overload.
more triumphant than any such comforts:
rescuing the lyrical consumer-porn.
begins to play, as on its tells its own.

indulging in his inner euphoric raspberry
In other words, every tracks is the same
dance to develop a theme fully take shape;
playful affairs, building to follow a coherene pop

novelty if its style, proving that recalls
even more intimate due to the top you are
Just formery keyboards, kitschy overs blush.
covery luxurious buzzings of the banally,

As the EP softension to kitschy
any instinctive craving for resolution
sets up Your Friends of “happy” to say,
you get when you’ve been aching” – mp3death

Recorded exclusively with a Casio CA-110.

Voice on track 4: Elizabeth Bridier

Front Cover: Starpause
Front Cover Photo & Back Cover: Zach Bridier