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Linda 02:59
Double Blind 05:31
Hard Living 04:47
The Coward 07:10


released April 1, 2011

Esque is:
Darren O'Brien
Basil Whatley
Chase Anderson

Martin Richards - additional keys and vocals
Jeff Knutsen - additional keys, guitar solo on "The Coward"

Maureen O'Brien - additional vocals
Luis Salgado - additional vocals
Tere Fox - additional vocals
Toshi Yano - additional vocals
Elizabeth Harper - duet vocal on "This Wreck Age"
Axel Belohoubek - hammer dulcimer
Audrey Morse - violin
Chris Cortier - trombone
Jason Benjamin - trumpet, cornet
Jason Metcalf - clarinet
Patty Schmitt - French horn
George Rush - tuba on "Double Blind"
Matt Muszynski - tuba on "The Coward"
Henry Kandel - tenor and baritone sax
Suzy Hendrix - alto sax on "The Escape Artist"
Lance Cruce - piano on "The Coward"
Zach Smith - double bass

All songs by Darren O'Brien (BMI), except "Linda," by Darren O'Brien/Stephen Breaux (BMI)

Produced by Esque and Toshi Yano
Recorded by Toshi Yano at Studio 54A, Brooklyn
Additional keyboards recorded and engineered by Joe McGinty at Carousel Studios, Brooklyn
Addtitional tracking by Dean Baltulonis at Wild Arctic, Queens
and by Harry Koniditsiotis at 5 and Dime, Memphis
"Hard Living" contains elements of "Double Blind (Edie Sedgwick Ah Um Version)" by Edie Sedgwick
Mixed by Toshi Yano
Mastered by Joe Lambert
Sculpture and photography by Emil Alzamora
Layout and design by Suzanne M Stokes


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Esque Brooklyn, New York

Esque are New Yorkers from the South--Memphis and Buenos Aires--and they think it's a waste of time to play only one kind of music when, you know, the Internet exists.

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