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    releases August 30, 2019

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Because We're Ghosts
The Ocean and the Stars
Knoxville Suite
No White Knight in Knoxville
Ruby Ruby
Oh Diane
Already in Two
Everywhere She Goes It's Raining
Where Were You


NJ Indie-Rock/Roots band the Successful Failures will release their 7th full length LP "Saratoga" on August 30th, 2019. if you Google "how to be a successful independent musician" you will likely find the answer is to invest your time into social media promotion. Hours per day. Posting. Posting. And more posting. This NJ band decided to eschew this advice and instead invested their time rehearsing 11 new Mick Chorba songs. The 2nd step was to convene in a small studio in Red Bank, NJ with instruments such as guitars and drums. While in this room the band spent several days making some noise, making some music - this recording, titled "Saratoga" is the results. Enjoy.


releases August 30, 2019

Mick Chorba - lead vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards
Ron Bechamps - bass, backing vocals
Rob Martin - drums
Pete Smith - electric guitar
Greg Potter - electric guitar, keyboards


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FDR Label is the small NJ indie label with the big power pop heart. Formed in 1996, FDR Label is known for wildly popular tribute CDs to the Replacements, The Who, and the 80s movie tribute, High School Reunion.

Releases have featured Guided By Voices, Frank Black, Matthew Sweet, Pat Dinizio, The Bigger Lovers, Bastards of Melody, The Successful Failures, the Dipsomaniacs, Taggart, and many more.
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Track Name: Love You So
Why don’t we drink until we’ve had our fill?
Why don’t we sleep until we’re tired?
Why do we think we have this time to kill?
Why do we fall into the briar?

Why don’t we wake up when the day is new?
And keep our heads under the covers?
How do we break out of this portmanteau?
And keep our arms around each other?

I love you so, I love you so
I love you so, I want to know
Do you love me so?

Why don’t we stay in this garden grove?
Why don’t we sleep until December?
Why don’t we pray for these days to grow?
Into nights we spend together

I love you so, I love you so
I love you so, I want to know
Do you love me so?
Track Name: Disgruntled Bankers
I can’t keep myself from the anger
My employment place full of rancor
We sit here like disgruntled bankers
Pulled down like we got weighted anchors
Attached to our legs
Stuck like pegs
In pegboard partitions

I just passed my car inspection
Me new auspicious direction
No flu no viral inspection
The day is new and it feels like perfection
New moonshine, rock steady
All wracked up but never ready

I rely on you,
I never lied to you,
I rely on you,
You can rely on me too

I can’t keep myself from the feeling
Or keep the room from its reeling
I hold on to you for my balance
I’m like the kid who spent his allowance
On baseball cards and gum
I’m just as dumb, as I was
When I was young

I just buried my gut reaction
I married my dissatisfaction
No service no reception
Just me and my new deception
No honeymoon, no travel
The door slams shut just like a gavel

I rely on you,
I never lied to you,
I rely on you,
You can rely on me too

I dropped just like a Catholic
The envelope into the basket
I rise up like a spirit
Am I the only one here who feels it
And I don’t know what’s wrong
It’s just a song that went on for too long