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We Are The Architects

by Michael McFarland

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A stripped-down construction of bombastic anthems, bar ballads and battle hymns atop a foundation of intricate rhythmic backbeats, Michael McFarland's EP We Are The Architects finds the Cleveland, Ohio singer/songwriter wrestling with questions of mortality and to what lengths one should go in pursuit of a dream. Boasting a substructure, both percussive and melodic, composed almost entirely of sounds from the body and strings of his acoustic guitar, McFarland assembles a set of songs concurrently meticulous and raw. Earthbound melancholy and cloud-piercing hope are the raw materials as McFarland constructs his alt-rock skyscraper.

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released December 12, 2015

All songs written & performed by Michael McFarland
Produced by Michael McFarland and Eric Bertagnolli
Engineered by Michael McFarland at Spontaneously Combustible Studio in Cleveland, Ohio
Mixed & Mastered by Eric Bertagnolli in Columbus, Ohio

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Michael McFarland Cleveland, Ohio

Aggressively catchy melodies pair with soul-filled lyrics in musical architect Michael McFarland’s refreshing take on indie rock. Garnering comparisons ranging from modern rock acts such as Weezer and Bastille to classic singer-songwriters such as Paul Simon and Elton John, McFarland’s songwriting is frank, expressive, and clever. ... more

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