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Format: CD
Sku: 228870966
UPC: 853435003050
UPC 14: 00853435003050
Release Date: 3/26/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Badlands ~ Mayday
2. Death March ~ Mayday
3. Roaches ~ Mayday
4. Highs & Lows ~ Mayday
5. R.E.M. ~ Mayday
6. Lando's Jam ~ Mayday
7. Due in June ~ Mayday
8. Dig It Out ~ Mayday
9. Imprint ~ Mayday
10. TNT ~ Mayday
11. Hardcore Bitches ~ Mayday
12. Last Days ~ Mayday
13. Everything's Everything ~ Mayday
14. Devil on My Mind ~ Mayday
15. 20/20 ~ Mayday
16. Keep Em On ~ Mayday
17. Take Me to Your Leader ~ Mayday
18. June ~ Mayday
19. Last Minute Trip ~ Mayday
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Klusterfuk ~ Mayday
2. Blur ~ Mayday
3. Can't Stand Me ~ Mayday
4. Ugly Duckling ~ Mayday
5. Awkward ~ Mayday
6. DKNY - (featuring Krizz Kaliko) ~ Mayday

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Wrekonize (vocals, programming); Bernz (vocals); Plex Luthor (guitar, keyboards, programming); Gianni Ca$h (keyboards, programming); NonMS (percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Ben Cybulsky.
Muze PNote Recording information: The WareWolf, Miami, FL.
Muze PNote Mention that Mayday are a socially conscious rap-rock band and all of a sudden Take Me to Your Leader sounds like a stern order, but they probably just want to talk to the dude or dudette and lay out their layered argument. The Miami-based crew's third effort is a welcome respite from the usual "rap guitar = aggressive anger," and while cuts like the opening "Badlands" and the twitchy highlight "Everything's Everything" are just that, "Roaches" is a surprising shuffler, reflecting the speedy and silent movement of its insectual namesake while using the bug's life as a metaphor for today's society. "R.E.M." could have fallen off Raphael Saadiq's Stone Rollin' while the whirling "Devil on My Mind" might have twirled off some '70s Santana album, but these soulful musical flavors are just the hook. What resonates after numerous listens are the heavyweight lyrics, combining street style and a genuine love of city life with hopes for a better tomorrow along with some hard truths. "Shades on my face, DC's on feet/Walkin' through the dirt, cuz there's disease in the streets" shows you can be super steezy and socially aware at the same time, while elsewhere, "Highs & Lows" harshes the mellow with "Feels like I'm safer blowing smoke than giving a f*ck." Two tracks jointly share the album's boldest moment, as "Due in June" and "June" are both delivered from the viewpoint of a fetus facing an abortion. While on one cut the unborn pleads for its life, on the other the fetus is suicidally for the idea, especially after considering the world in which it will live. That can't be written off as simply pro- or anti- anything, and Mayday wind up a question everything band, including the genre of rap-rock, which many had written off as an artistic wasteland. That said, the already "heavy" Take Me to Your Leader is an intimidating 19 tracks long, making the B material sound much more cumbersome than it should, but if you care about innovative, thoughtful, fringe music that's well played with challenging lyrics, jump over these hurdles, right now. ~ David Jeffries

Producer: Mayday!

Engineer: Mayday!

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Tech N9ne
Muze Guest Artist Ace Hood
Muze Guest Artist Jovi Rockwell
Muze Guest Artist Dead Prez
Muze Guest Artist Murs
Muze Guest Artist Krizz Kaliko
Muze Guest Artist Liz Suwandi
Muze Guest Artist Sassy
Muze Guest Artist Wrekonize
Muze Guest Artist Aqualeo

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/27/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : SMI 050
Music Label Name Label : Strange Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00853435003050

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mayday
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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