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Love Hard

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1.
SUPERLOVE 00:59
2.
Searchers 04:11
3.
Swingin 01:42
4.
Happiness 04:24
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Not a Joke 02:57
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Monster 02:33
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Proud 01:15
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Sugarcube 03:17
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Time #3 03:14
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Yr GF 00:40
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Greed 03:45
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Let It Go 02:12
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Kerry 00:43
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about

Flagland is honest!
Flagland is urgent!
Flagland is empowering!
Flagland is real.

The making of Flagland stems from a long, connected lineage. Before moving to their now home of Brooklyn, Kerry Kallberg (vocals, guitar) and Dan Francia (bass, vocals) grew up a block away from each other, attending elementary up through high school together. Nick Dooley (drums) entered the picture at NYU, where Francia recalls saying “I’m gonna be in a band with that kid” after they met in class their first year. Francia’s brother Ian originally sat behind the drum kit in 2010, but was quickly replaced by Dooley in early 2011 when he joined last minute for a show on his birthday. Since then, the self-coined “panic rock” trio has released two full lengths and most recently, a split with Big Ups (Dead Labour Records).

Love Hard is Flagland’s third album, and at twenty tracks, speaks volumes to their songwriting stamina and dedication to doing things on their own terms. The recording process was piecemeal, done sporadically by the band between shows, and with the exception of drums at Let ‘Em In Music in Brooklyn, was recorded and mixed in Dooley’s apartment. Fast forward a few months – Flagland enlists engineer Paul Gold (The War on Drugs, Double Dagger) for mastering and signs with Father/Daughter Records.

The themes weaving throughout Love Hard can be summed up with a few key words: Love hard. Fight hard. Live hard. No matter how shitty of a hand you’re dealt, give it all you’ve got. The same can be said for the variance of musical styles on Love Hard. Equal amounts of ferocity are heard on the bipolar “Comfortable Life” and bleak, hard-hitting “Monster,” as on their musical antithesis, the jubilant power-pop “Sugarcube.” Flagland is a multi-dimensional band that is impossible to label or define. Everything is open to interpretation.

Happiness is just a word.

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credits

released February 25, 2014

Flagland is Kerry Kallberg, Dan Francia, Nick Dooley
All songs written by Kerry Kallberg except 'It's Your Time' and 'Not a Joke' by Dan Francia
'Kerry' written and performed by Dan Francia and Justin King
Recorded and mixed by Nick Dooley
Drums recorded by Drew Guido at Let Em In Music in Brooklyn, NY
Additional recording by Amar Lal
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering in Brooklyn, NY
Artwork by Kerry Kallberg

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