The Hole Punch Generation

Audiobulb Records
Release date
7 Mar 2011
Running length
12 tracks
Running time



    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Don't Go 3:45 304
2 They're on to Me 3:14 357
3 Shallow 4:10 296
4 Strap Up 3:41 249
5 Conversations 3:32 292
6 Run 4:25 230
7 Reprise 1:44 221
8 Stoned 3:26 219
9 Masquerades 3:22 214
10 The Morning After 2:55 217
11 Buried Alive 3:36 220
12 Coyotes 3:17 194

About this album

1.Who are you?

The Hole Punch Generation are Patrick Balthrop, Caleb Epps, and Adam Sturtevant.

2.Why do you write music?

We can’t imagine not writing music. We write music simply because we have to.

3.How would you describe your music?

Our music is a thick stew of everything we have heard up until we pressed record. Electronic shoegaze for the genre-obsessed.

4.What does this album mean to you?

This album is the culmination of five years of songs, sounds, software, and instruments. Each song has been rewritten and re-recorded at least five times. Each patch went through extensive re-working and re-jiggering. It is a labor of love. And in the end, we can only hope the music speaks for itself.

5.Can you elaborate on some of your creative processes?

Our music always begins with song: words set to music. After a song is written, we begin to explore production in the studio. This aspect of our work is lengthy. Alternate guitar tunings passed through SuperCollider, Max/MSP, and Reaktor patches. Analog synthesizer patches made and printed. Game Boy sound chips hacked for textures we couldn’t find anywhere else. Toy pianos bought and broken as we beat out melodies. Strings arranged then re-arranged. Field recordings and sound designs chopped up live using Monomes. Bass lines passed through fuzz pedals. All set to improvised drum takes played live in the studio. One strict rule we adhere to: If we can’t do it live, we don’t do it in the studio.

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