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Love Is For The Rich

Produced and Engineered by Chris Keene
Mixed by Steven Dail and Jason Martin

Guest harmony on "The Fence" by Rick Keene
Guest vocals on "Problem Solving" by Jon Wesley
Accordion on "Upside Down Pictures" by Casey Dietz

Executive Producer: Brandon Ebel
Art Direction by Jordan Butcher and Surrogate
Design by Jordan Butcher
Photography by Greg Lutze (

All lyrics by Chris Keene
All music by Chris Keene and Jordan Mallory

Thirsty Moon River Publishing (ASCAP), The Royal We (ASCAP)

Recorded during the month of April 2007 in Chris's Bedroom and a friend's warehouse in Chico, California

Quick Bio

With Popular Mechanics, the second full-length from Chico, CA-based rock outfit Surrogate, the band has successfully honed their subtle blend of indie pop songcraft and lyrical witticism down to a science (pun intended). In the two years since the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut, Love is For the Rich —which NPR described as "deliciously low-key" and which elsewhere garnered comparisons to everyone from The Shins and Death Cab to shoegaze icons Starflyer 59 and Pedro the Lion —the band has toured the country with labelmates Emery and Ruth, played shows from Fargo to Florida, and diligently labored on perfecting the 11 songs that would eventually comprise Popular Mechanics.

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Jordan Mallory: Drums and Percussion
Chris Keene: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboard, Accordion, Banjo, Xylophone, Percussion and Programming