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This album was recorded, mixed and “mastered” by Don Carlisle at Knavish Audio in Grand Rapids, MI. (616 734 6599)
The artwork for this album was done by the wonderful and talented Nadja Van Pelt. Thank you so much, you took our concept, that started with the lyrics, and brought them to life in an awesome, surreal, and vivid way.
Our friend Ryan Schubert is featured as a special guest drummer on the track “Familiar Feeling”.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us! Either by buying this album, the last album, our shirts, buttons, stickers, listening to us via the internet, going to all the shows, knowing the words… it’s you who make this worth it and have kept us going. We would also like to thank Samantha Andrade of Atmospheric Promotions, Rayne Klar, Matthew Renneker, Julia Rist, Zack Godi, Ben Baker, Dan Weir, Tony Norkus, Tim Motley, Ben Arguelles, Everyone at Camp H (RIP), Mulligan’s Pub, The Pyramid Scheme, for anything and everything they have ever done for us and included us in. and all of the excellent bands we’ve had the good fortune to share the stage with. Matt Ten Clay and Josh Dunigan for being excellent neighbors. And finally to our families for all things too numerous to list here. Thank you, everyone.


released October 26, 2016

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Dan Smith Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Don Carlisle Electric/Upright Bass/Cello/Drums
Derek Blossom Electric Guitar
Midhat Begovic Drums



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Bet on Rats Grand Rapids, Michigan

A different take on folk in a punk rock fashion, Bet on Rats delivers energetic songs that speak of frustrations and disappointments, triumphs and failures.

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