Mega Gem

Colors of the West

Colors of the West by Mega Gem
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  1. 01 Puddles.mp3
  2. 02 Onions.mp3
  3. 03 Don't Call Me Romantic.mp3
  4. 04 Creepy Fingers.mp3
  5. 05 PLans for the Future.mp3
  6. 06 Mia's Sing-Along.mp3
  7. 07 The Right Thing To Do.mp3
  8. 08 For Rïassa.mp3
  9. 09 Merry Go Round.mp3
  10. 10 Reckless Ambivalence.mp3
  11. 11 Advice from the Rain.mp3
  12. 12 Everything All The Time.mp3
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Mega Gem’s first full-length album:Colors of the West. As Denver’s only pop-punk orchestra, Mega Gem boasts a 6-person lineup. Seven- year-old member, Mia is featured on “Mia’s Sing-along,” a track she wrote herself. Colors of the West was recorded over two years at Denver’s Ghost House Studios and credits over 30 musicians with rich symphonic arrangements laid thoughtfully over raw indie-punk songs. Colors of the West's signature elements feature compelling dynamics, earnest lyrics, playful on-stage chemistry, diverse instruments such as strings, horns, toy piano, musical saw, banjo, kazoo and a sweet recorder solo.


This album is dedicated equally to the people who inspired it, Jack O’Neill to mention one of many, and the hope that inspiration will come from it.

Thanks to Carol, Robin, Sven, Cyndy, Rich at Ghost House Studio, Lawrence, Brad and Libby at Same Cafe, Donna at Casa De Manuel, Dana, Jimmy, Denver,

And everyone else who helped to make this happen.


released 19 October 2012 All Songs written by Mega Gem

Produced by Rich Goldberg – At Ghost House Studios in Denver, Colorado

With help from Chris Olsen, Griff Snyder, and Oliver Ceelen

Recorded and engineered by Rich Goldberg

With help from Chris Olsen, Griffith James Snyder, and Oliver Ceelen

Arranged by Doo Crowder, Rich Goldberg, and Oliver Ceelen

Mastered by Carl Saff

Album Artwork by Emi Knight

Album Credits:

Oliver Ceelen- Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass, * Mike Olmsted - Bass Gang Vocals * Mia Bandy - Writer (Mia’s Sing-along) Vocals, Bells * Jennifer Rahn - Writer (Merry Go Round) Autoharp, Vocals, Saxophone * Clark Walker - Lead Guitar, Gang Vocals * Greg Jaworowski - Trumpet, Gang Vocals * Kayla Martin - Cello, Gang Vocals * Emi Knight – Vocals, Glockenspiel, Hand Bells * Rich Goldberg - Guitar, Synth, Hoots and hollers, Bass, Piano, Casio, Cell Phone, Midi instruments * Micah Bontrager – Piano, Synthesizer, Gang Vocals * Chris Durant – Drums * Nate Henricks – Guitar, Banjo, Drums, Musical Saw, Vocals, Glockenspiel, Recorder * Miles Thacker – Percussion * Doo Crowder – Arrangements, Gang Vocals * Stelth Ulvang – Flute, Obo, Melophone, Accordion, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Mandolin * Harry Tulchin – Dobro * Collin Andrews - Co-Writer (Creepy Fingers), Gang Vocals * Clayton Dexter Norman - Gang Vocals * Derek Roy - Gang Vocals * Chad Hagedorn – Co-Writer (Onions, Creepy Fingers), Banjo * Wendy Lynn Zeldin – Vocals * Solomon Hagedorn-Zeldin - Wiggling noises * Bonnie Gregory – Vocals * Griff Snyder – Kazoo, Vocals * Emily Hall – Viola * Anna Maddocks – Violin * Kelsey – Violin * Jason Cain – Drums, Percussion * Justin Deloach – Banjo *Vaughn McPherson - Piano * Tyler Ludwick - Co-Writer (for Rïassa) * Blake Stepan - Double Bass * Savannah Powell – Viola * Marie Hafeman Curran- Co-Writer (Onions, Creepy Fingers)

For fans of:Nana Grizol, Dogbreth, iji, Bombadil, Defiance Ohio
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