Waking Up Is Hard To Do (Deluxe Edition)

by Annie Hardy

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Patrick McGaha
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Patrick McGaha So far so good. I’ve just returned from Pluto and never realized anything was released post Swan Song. I definitely get the pop melody vibe others have mentioned. First listen reminded of STPs Tiny Music album. Pleased to have something new(for me) to listen to. Sending positive vibes into the universe to Annie, Micah, and Goostine too.
Bandcamp is the shit. Favorite track: Won't Come Around.
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Alex McFarlane Love this new album, I think Annie sounds more spirited and carefree here than on H&U (which I love), However, despite the playful, almost pop-like melodies of a large part of this album, the bittersweet undercurrent that seems to be a characteristic of Annie's songwriting is there for all to see. These elements combine to make an album that is both emotionally raw and pleasing to the ear.

Favorite track right now is 90210, it has a little of everything Giant Drag in a gorgeous upbeat tune
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inkblotto so many Meow-ch moments.
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    Waking Up Is Hard To Do, the long-awaited second studio album by Giant Drag has arrived, exclusively on Annie Hardy's own label, Full Psycho Records.
    "...it wouldn’t surprise me if the internet shut down completely for the first time, or bandcamp will explode when I try to upload it. But so far it feels good. It’s this bitter-sweet goodbye..." -Annie Hardy
    This is the Deluxe Edition of Giant Drag's Waking Up Is Hard To Do, and includes:
    - The full album, Waking Up Is Hard To Do
    - Individual song artwork with lyrics
    - Album artwork (front and back covers, full layout spread)
    - Album credits with exclusive photos
    - A special "Thank Yous" list from Annie Hardy, recognizing all those who have supported her and helped her through the years and in the making of this album.
    - Album foreward by album producer and long-time friend, Joe Cardamone
    - A Bonus 6-track EP: What I Know About Nothing
    Giant Drag: Waking Up Is Hard To Do
    Track Listing:
    1. 90210
    2. We Like The Weather
    3. Won't Come Around
    4. Do It
    5. Firestorm
    6. Garbage Heart
    7. Meowch
    8. Messif My Face
    9. Dennis The Pennis
    10. Sobriety Is A Sobering Experience
    11. Heart Carl
    12. Seen The Light
    Bonus EP: What I Know About Nothing
    You will receive ALL six tracks when you purchase The Deluxe Edition of Waking Up Is Hard To Do, we just made some of them hidden for now so they're a surprise when you download your package! What I Know About Nothing also comes with it's own exclusive album artwork.
    Giant Drag: What I Know About Nothing
    1. Firestorm (demo) (hidden!)
    2. Sobriety Is A Sobering Experience (demo)
    3. Dennis The Pennis (demo) (hidden!)
    4. Messif My Face (demo) (hidden!)
    5. Meowch (demo) (hidden!)
    6. Heart Carl (demo)
    This EP was a series of demo recordings from 2007 by Annie Hardy and Joe Cardamone for songs on Waking Up Is Hard To Do. Acoustic and stripped down, these high-quality recordings and the accompanying foreward by Joe Cardamone give an inside, personal look into the process of creating the album. As Giant Drag comes to an end, fans will not want to miss out on these emotional tracks.
    -Ann Jones, Team Full Psycho Records
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released March 5, 2013


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Annie Hardy, formerly of Giant Drag. Presently Rules.

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