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released July 29, 2014

New God's second full length LP. Conceived and recorded in an abandoned racquetball court.

PRESS for Firework:

"Simple summer pleasures....” - NPR

"Recorded in an abandoned racquetball court that only serves to blanket their beautifully intricate pop with a feeling of space, “Firework” is surrounded by a natural reverb that allows everything to sound gorgeously smudged at the edges." - The Line Of Best Fit

"New God‘s Firework might just be the pinnacle of 2014 pop." - Surviving The Golden Age

“The album's loose feel—combined with the serious musicality and unorthodox instrumentation...creates a serendipitous sense of joy and discovery.” - iTunes (Official Editors review)

"New God Is Definitely the Beach Boys on Acid....this is an album that steadily grows on you, and, at times, it matches the sun-kissed pop of Caribou. Part of the appeal comes from the fact that this album was recorded on a racquetball court, which is even referenced in final song “Dumb”, giving the record an expansive feel." - PopMatters

"Like witnessing your favorite Fourth of July pyrotechnic light show in real time slow motion." - Impose Magazine

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“Firework” & “Dumb” written by Curt & Kenny Tompkins /
All other Songs written By Kenny Tompkins

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered By Kenny Tompkins in Baltimore, Frostburg, and Germantown, Maryland USA between June 2012 and
January 2014

Art by Clinton Jones

Players:
Kenny Tompkins: Vocals, Guitar, Samples, Synth, Percussion Curt Tompkins: Vocals, Drums, Guitar on “Dumb” Adam Laye: Guitar, Choir
Todd Shelar: Cello
Adam Engel: Viola
Josh Grapes: Choir
Clint Cockrum: Choir
Gibb Cockrum: Choir
Derek Shank: Drums on “Summer Girl”

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New God Baltimore, Maryland

New God's debut LP, Motorcar, was over 5 years in the making and was released in 2012 to much critical praise. The follow up, 2014's "Firework", was written and partially recorded in an abandoned racquetball court and released via Yellow K Records. New God has been touring in support of "Firework" throughout 2014-15 and have recently began work on their third full-length album. ... more

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