Up until this pre-order, I thought Kludge was that half-solid, half-liquid substance you found at the bottom of dumpsters…a combination of sour cream & onion pringles, used syringes, baby diapers, chewing tobacco and chocolate mousse.

Not anymore, it’s not.  Now it’s a Pujol album.

Here the first track “Pitch Black” HERE.

The Details

KLUDGE is now available for PRE-ORDER! The album is not in stores until May 20, but if you order from us, we’ll get it shipped out on MAY 6 - that’s TWO WEEKS EARLY! Also on MAY 6, your account will be updated for a full album download.

Any items purchased with KLUDGE will be held until MAY 6. We cannot split up orders.

A kludge is:
“A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem.”
“An ill assorted collection of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole.”
“A crock that works.”

In February of 2013, Daniel Pujol set out to write and record the follow-up to his debut album, 2012’s UNITED STATES OF BEING. Pujol and producer Doni Shroader set up shop in Mt. Juliet, TN at The Place: a suicide-prevention center for teens located in a strip mall. They used largely borrowed and donated gear, recording every day from 5pm until 6am, all the while breaking down and setting up the temporary studio every day between office hours. Mixing took place during the building of Battletapes, a two car garage that was in the midst of being converted into an acoustically treated, professional grade tracking room; building permit, construction workers, and all. Following four months of vampiric living and working around conflicting schedules/eccentricities (the band, the engineers, the sun), Daniel, Doni, and Battletapes had finished the album they had been working towards. Recording and mixing happened in a “non-location” where things were being built or set up, in order to work on the album, working around the obstacles the location presented.

In short: Puj kludged KLUDGE.

Examining well-worn subjects like love, death, authenticity, identity, alienation and society, Pujol applies a filter completely his own and brings these ideas to a place they’ve never existed before. His words examine the world with his signature brand of skepticism, humor, idealism, and an unmistakable earnestness and sincerity.

PUJOL delivers a sophomore record that pushes the intellectual boundaries of songwriting, while at the same time creating a superb, audacious punk rock record filled with moments of delicate beauty. To do just one of these things is rare, but to do all of that is a true feat… or just a crock that works.

Price $19

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