Bombay Beach is a song that took five years to write, record, and release. I would have written “five years to complete,” but it’s still not complete, and it will never be complete, which is fine. I am releasing it today, at 6:29pm, which is sunset in the town of Bombay Beach, CA (pop. 225), exactly five years to the minute from the events depicted in the song.
The song is dedicated to my best friend forever, Natalia Alexeeva. For the in-depth story behind this song, see: wpo.pw/bb-notes
released September 29, 2017
For Natalia Alexeeva
Tommy Pedrini - Composition, Vocals, Marimba, Rhodes, Synth
Jake "virt" Kaufman - Production, Vocal Arrangement, Piano, Synth Strings
Robbie Altschuler - Recording Engineer
e.D. Xu (forgottentreehou.se
) - Artwork
Chiyoko Yamasato - Production Assistant
Recorded at Mint Potion Productions in Valencia, CA. (mintpotion.com
Special thanks to: Charleett Romero, James Montagna, Enrique Moreno, David Brown, Seth Boyer, and all of our other friends and family.
Extra special thanks to the live members of Cats on Mars (who, sadly, aren't featured in this particular recording): Laura Serafine (Vox/Keys), Aron Ortega (Guitar), Julie Gibbs (Bass), and Yuichi Ikeda (Drums)