Flyover States
Artist(s)/Author(s): Nick Flessa
Format: Audio
Edition: Edition of 200
Duration: 40 Minutes
ISBN: n/a
Date Published/Produced: 7/27/2018
Date Aired/Exhibited: 7/27/2018
City Produced/Published: Cologne / Los Angeles
Reference Number: B26.1-30801
Acquisition Date: 10/18/2018
Copies: 1
Donated By: Nick Flessa

Nick Flessa's first full-length LP. 

A warbled reflection of the moon in knee deep water. It's cold and nobody is answering this voice that calls across the lake. A polluted breeze creeps through an overpopulated municipality where the living resign to death drives. Electric wires and underground economies. Power hums through generations. Hatred oozes from a heartland fuck house bought cheap as a family home. A promise and hope of escape through love makes the case for a tug of war. What is inheritance? Desperation and suicidal emptiness in the misogyny of an American traditional. Dreaming about black phone screens and what we do for them. Sentimental without actually believing in sentimentality. Nostalgic without reference to any past. 

What's the difference? The march of pain rolls on, plundering everything in sight. Repression surfaces like lightning on a dead road.The possibility of occasional reconciliation hangs around when nights are good. Somewhere distant, the mirage of a dog by the fireplace or what could have been safety from the holidays. 


Warning - 

Glendale - 

Michigan -


released July 27, 2018 

All songs by Nick Flessa, except: 
Glendale (Michael Abitz and Nick Flessa) 
Let Her Go (Traditional) 
Henry Green (Michael Abitz, Seth Blake and Nick Flessa) 
There is Mercy (Nick Flessa and Lucy LaForge) 

Michael Abitz - Percussion on all tracks 
Susanna Battin - Guitar on 2, 4 and 5. Voice on 4 and 5 
Seth Blake - Bass Guitar on all tracks 
J.D. Carrera - Pedal Steel on 1, 3, 6 and 10 
Nick Flessa - Guitar and Voice on all tracks 
Lucy LaForge -Voice on all tracks except 2 and 8 
Adam Snider - Guitar on 6, 7 and 9. Jaw Harp on 7 
Richard Valitutto - Piano on 3, 6 and 10 
Neil Wogensen - Synth on 4, 5 and 8 

All musicians generously contributed their own arrangements 
Mastered by James Plotkin 
Artwork by Susanna Battin 
Engineered and Produced by Neil Wogensen 
Recorded in Los Angeles, CA 2015 – 2016

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