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Ozmaification! This article has been written, edited, double-checked or approved by Ozma.
This article is about the album. For its titular track, see Boomtown (song).
Boomtown
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Studio album by Ozma
Released February 11, 2014
Recorded Late 2013 - Early 2014
Genre Alternative rock
Indie Rock
Power Pop
Length 37:33
Label Self-Released
Producer(s) Ozma
Professional reviews
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Ozma chronology
Pasadena
(2007)
Boomtown
(2014)
Singles from Boomtown
  1. "Nervous"
    Released: December 27, 2013

Boomtown is the fifth studio album by American rock band Ozma, released on February 11, 2014.

Writing and recording

Boomtown was Ozma's first album in seven years following the 2007 album Pasadena, the longest gap between studio releases for the band. The album opens with the song "Around the World in 80 Seconds," the band's first instrumental since "Korobeiniki" from The Doubble Donkey Disc. "Nervous" is notable as the first Ozma song written by drummer Kenn Shane, and the first to feature lead vocals by keyboardist Star Wick. "Out the Window" is the second Ozma song to feature rhythm guitarist Jose Galvez on lead vocals (the other being The Doubble Donkey Disc's "Immigration Song"). The album was partially recorded at Loveless Motel, and according to Ryen Slegr was also partially recorded in his bedroom.

Fundraiser

The album was funded entirely via a campaign through the music platform PledgeMusic, raising over $20,000[1] [2] The band wrote and recorded a rap track for their fundraising video, which Jose Galvez uploaded to his YouTube channel. The video uses a demo of the song "You'd Think I'd Know," which was later included in the compilation Boomtown Demos.

Video

Lyrics


Ozma's gonna make a brand new album and it's gonna be really really good
Ozma's gonna make a brand new album and it's gonna be really really good

My name's Jose I play guitar
I play keyboards my name is Star
My name is Dan I play the bass
My name is Ryen I'm all over the place

Kenn plays the drums
Kenn plays the drums
Kenn plays the drums
Kenn plays the drums

Ozma's gonna make a brand new album and it's gonna be really really good
Ozma's gonna make a brand new album and it's gonna be really really good

We wanna make an album but we don't got any money
You think it's a joke, but it really isn't funny
These days you gotta make it on your own
Got no label to call home
So give us some money we'll do the best we can
Spread rock music all across the land

Ozma's gonna make a brand new album and it's gonna be really really good
Ozma's gonna make a new CD and it's gonna blow your minds
(You'll see)

Track listing

All lyrics written by Ozma, all music composed by Ozma.
No. TitleWriter(s)Lead Vocals Length
1. "Around the World in 80 Seconds"  Daniel BrummelInstrumental 2:20
2. "Nervous"  Kenn ShaneStar Wick 2:59
3. "You'd Think I'd Know"  Ryen SlegrSlegr 3:12
4. "Girlfriend You're the One"  BrummelBrummel 3:45
5. "One Wish"  SlegrSlegr 3:22
6. "Suicide Song"  SlegrSlegr 3:17
7. "Tree Snake Son"  BrummelBrummel 4:02
8. "Blue Love"  SlegrSlegr 1:55
9. "Out the Window"  Jose GalvezGalvez 3:33
10. "Boomtown"  SlegrSlegr 3:54
11. "Never Know"  SlegrSlegr 5:14
Total length:
37:33

Audio

See Also

External links

References

  1. "Ozma: Upcoming 5th Studio Album" PledgeMusic Archived by Wayback Machine, 22 July 2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20150722043106/http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ozma
  2. Chabran, Gab "The Rise And Revival Of Ozma, A 'Secretly Huge' Indie Rock Band" https://laist.com/news/entertainment/ozma-band-los-angeles-pasadena-rise-revival