Four Years, Five States

Released December 2010

From down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll to lush, harmony-laden pop, The Flying Pigs meld classic rock roots with alt-rock attitude and earthy grooves to deliver a record full of memorable songs, crafted arrangements, and rock-solid musicianship. Four Years, Five States was the first record by the band comprised of Samuel B. Lupowitz, Mark Hennessey, Benjamin Tier, and J.P. Feenstra.

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Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 14 written by Samuel B. Lupowitz and published by Kugel Music (ASCAP)
Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12, and 15 written by Mark Hennessey and published by Hennessongs (ASCAP)
Tracks 6 and 13 written by Ben Tier and published by Dien Bien Phunk (ASCAP)

James Feenstra – drums, percussion, vocals
Mark Hennessey – guitars, brass, vocals
Samuel B. Lupowitz – bass, keyboards, vocals
Ben Tier – guitars, banjo, vocals

Hillary Wallace – soul vocals on “Snappin’ the Strings”
Rachel Kiefer – clarinet on “Rumors in Reverse”
Jeff Plummer – baritone saxophone on “National Sleep Deprivation Week”
Marlee Redford – cello on “National Sleep Deprivation Week” and “If It Rains”
Erica Wilt – violin on “National Sleep Deprivation Week”
Admiral Ackbar – inability to withstand firepower of that magnitude

Vocals on “Rumors in Reverse” and “Snappin’ the Strings” courtesy of THE BACON TABERNACLE CHOIR:

Brittany Miller, Natalie Bell – soprano
Angela Kramer, Rachel Rambo – alto
Dr. Pills, Teddy Bear Haggard – tenor
Charles Feenstra, Alex Duff – bass

Produced by The Flying Pigs
Recorded & engineered by James Feenstra and Mark Hennessey
Additional recording by Samuel B. Lupowitz and Ben Tier
Mixed and mastered by Mark Hennessey

Band arrangements by The Flying Pigs
Brass and clarinet arrangements by Mark Hennessey
String, saxophone, and choir arrangements by Samuel B. Lupowitz

Artwork, photography, & design by James Feenstra
Liner notes by Samuel B. Lupowitz

Recordings copyright © 2009-2010 The Flying Pigs.
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