All I did this summer was go to rehab

by Apes of the State

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Update March 2017: As this album comes up on it's two year anniversary, I wanted to revisit it and make some comments. I have thought a lot about removing this album from the internet in the past 2 years. I am a completely different person than I was when I wrote these songs and first started experimenting with music in general. A lot of it is cringey to listen to. I feel that I have gotten a lot better at writing songs and have grown so much as a person. I do not feel that this album represents good work of mine at all. But in the end, I decided to keep it up here because I have no right to decide for my fans what is good music and what is not. There may be some people who are currently going through the same feelings I describe in these songs and I have no right to deny them the comfort it might offer them to hear these. So, in the end it stays here as a testament to my growth as a musician and as a person.


On June 2, 2014 I entered a rehab facility in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was the first day in over a decade that my body was entirely substance free. Among the many things I learned in rehab, and maybe most importantly, I learned that I do not have to do things because I am going to be the best at them or because they will make me money. I realized for the first time that I can simply do things just because I love doing them. I woke up. So I picked up a guitar and started writing songs.

Thank you for supporting my journey.

credits

released April 1, 2015

album art:
dave mannion

Runaway (alt version) recorded and mixed by Tony D.

special thanks to all of my friends who sang with me: Ashley, Erica, Rachel, Emily

Everything else DIY by me, in my bedroom.

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Apes of the State Lancaster, Pennsylvania

folk/pop/punk

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