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released June 23, 2015

PAYOLA was….

Written and Performed by Desaparecidos:

Matt Baum – Drums
Denver Dalley – Guitar
Landon Hedges – Bass, Vocals
Ian McElroy – Keyboards
Conor Oberst – Guitar, Vocals

Produced by Mike Mogis and Desaparecidos

Mixed by Mike Mogis

Engineered by Mike Mogis and
Corina Figueroa Escamilla

Additional Engineering by Ben Brodin

Recorded at ARC in Omaha, Nebraska at various
times during 2012, 2013, and 2014

Mastered by Ted Jensen
at Sterling Sound in New York City

Guest Vocalists:
Tim Kasher on “City on a Hill”
Laura Jane Grace on “Golden Parachutes”
Ralph Remmert on “Ralphy’s Cut”
The So So Glos: Alex Levine, Ryan Levine,
Matt Elkin and Zach Staggers on “Slacktivist”
Additional Guitar on “10 Steps Behind”
by Phil Reno

Artwork and Layout by Zack Nipper

All songs written by Desaparecidos

Matt Baum:
mynameismattbaum (ASCAP)
Denver Dalley:
The Last Dinosaur (SESAC)
Landon Hedges:
Jack the Nipper (BMI)
Ian McElroy:
MOUNTEVERESTAKAFIGUREITOUT (ASCAP)
Conor Oberst:
Bedrooms; Bedrooms and Spiders (BMI)

Love and Gratitude:
Our families and friends. Brett Gurewitz and
everyone at Epitaph. All who contributed their
time and talents to the making of this album.
Gabe Gonzalez. Phil Schaffart. Becca Laurie.
Jacob Feinberg. Joey Lynch. Ryan Doordan.
Juan Carerra. Eric Dimenstein.
Steve Strange. Chloe Walsh. Nate Krenkel.
Matthew Kaplan. Josh Soto. Jamie and Julie at
EarthQuaker Devices. Glenna Martin.
Declan McElroy. Battle Lake, MN. All who have
inspired us and these songs by fighting for
truth, equality and true justice across the globe.

The struggle continues…

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Track Name: City on the Hill
All the founding fathers
sowed their seeds into servant girls
All the godless heathens
had to leave to make a newer world
So we could live together in America
Justice is blind and so is love

Uh-oh Uh-oh
Uh-oh Uh-oh

All the stolen melodies
they played in the hit parade
All the borrowed spirituals
they feigned in the salad days
So we could sing together in America
The price of an anthem paid in blood

Bodies stacked like hundred dollar bills
(Carved names into a wall)
To build that shining city on the hill
(Forgot them all)
There’s no guilt, regret or shame
It just had to be this way

Uh-oh Uh-oh
Uh-oh Uh-oh

If you scheme and hustle just don’t get caught,
you've got to risk it all
Or hang on every number
they read off for the Powerball
We’ll all get rich together in America
Money is indifferent and so is love

Trash bags full of hundred dollar bills
(Put statues on the mall)
We left that bombed-out city on the hill
(Forgave them all)
Have to relocate the past
Because we are never going back

Uh-oh Uh-oh