"This is big, audacious & brimming with hooks.... do not be surprised if you’re hearing more from and about My Pet Dragon, and soon."
--John Norris (Noisevox, ex-MTV News)
"The buzz about New York City-based rock band My Pet Dragon can be attributed to their anthemic songs and powerful live show. Strong pop melodies and lead singer/songwriter Todd Michaelsen's soaring vocals."
-- Filter Magazine
"If you remember a time when rock music on the radio was GOOD – My Pet Dragon is your band."
“Moonshine... this one is a must add to your end of the summer playlist."
--Music That's New To Me
"There is some of that emotional and sonic breadth of Arcade Fire at work... a chest-swelling urgency... this one has guts, sinew and songs."
"Already receiving rave reviews, Mountains and Cities is your – drive down the coast, wind blowing your hair, destination unknown – kind of album."
--Republic of Brown
"The ideal soundtrack for that cross-country, convertible drive under Augusts’ everlasting sunshine"
--The Deli NYC
“This is music to play while celebrating private victories over personal demons. This is music to play while you dance around your apartment wearing tube socks and a tank top, singing into the handle of your hair brush... It’s hard to pick out favourite tracks; every song on this album is clearly a work of art and an act of love, and every song feels like my favourite when it starts to play."
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released August 2, 2011
TODD MICHAELSEN - Vocals, Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Horns, Ebows, Percussion, & Programming
REENA SHAH - Background Vocals and Percussion
RAJEEV MADDELA - Drums (Tracks 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 12)
MARIO PADRON - Bass (Tracks 2, 6, 11, 12)
VINCENT MASCOLO - Guitars (Tracks 1, 2, 12)
DANNY LOUIS - Mellotron (Track 5), Bass Guitar (Track 8)
ANTHONY MOLINA - Bass Guitar (Tracks 4, 9); Bass Synthesizer (Track 5)
ANTHONY RIZZO - Lead Guitar & Guitar Effects (Tracks 9, 10)
JASON MOLINA - Drums (Tracks 4, 9)
JUSTIN SMITH - Violin (Track 4)
STEPHEN GEORGE - Drums (Tracks 5, 6); Additional Keyboards, Percussion & Programming (Tracks 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
LOST AND FOUND CHOIR: (Track 2) Anne Robinson, Chris and Julie Bowman, Jeffrey Cameron, Jimmie Goodman, Aliza Hava, Dakota Bowman, Noah London, Roman Horst, Lyndsey Michaelsen
All songs written by Todd Michaelsen.
Published by Dragon’s Lair (ASCAP)
Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Stephen George for Gimme That Sound Productions
All tracks recorded and mixed at Gimme That Sound Studios
Additional recording Todd Michaelsen at Dragon’s Lair Studios
EXCEPT: Tracks 3, 4, 6, 7:
Recorded by Todd Michaelsen at Dragon's Lair Studios
Additional recording Stephen George at Gimme That Sound Studios
Mixed by Stephen George at Gimme That Sound Studios
Assistant Engineer Dakota Bowman
Mastering Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound
Cover art by Shiro Akiyoshi
Layout by Gene Amoroso | bolduniverse.com
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