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Telling Secrets to Strangers

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Released  January 9, 2007
Artist  Self Against City
Producer  Steven Haigler
Length  35:57
Release date  9 January 2007
Label  Drive-Thru Records
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Recorded  Vu Du Studios (Freeport, New York)
Genres  Rock music, Indie rock, Pop rock

Telling Secrets to Strangers is the first full-length record by rock band Self Against City, released on January 9, 2007 via Drive-Thru Records' Rushmore imprint. Preceded by the self-produced EP Take It How You Want It (2005), the album marks the first time the band worked with a record producer. It was recorded within seventeen days throughout April 2006 by the five founding members, two of which (bassist Patrick O'Connor and drummer Chris Trombley) left the group weeks after the completion of the mixing process in June 2006.


The artwork and packaging of the album is somewhat unusual, as it's flipped horizontally. Unlike conventional U.S. CDs and books, the spine is located on the right, meaning that both the case and the booklet open to the right. While most of the liner notes read ordinarily, the lyrics to "Talking to the Mirror" are written in mirror writing.

Alternative Press Magazine said the album was "Catchier than a California Wildfire" and gave it 3 1/2 stars.

Track listing

(all songs written by Jonathan Temkin & Jack Matranga)

  1. "Becoming a Monster" – 2:38
  2. "Stroke of Luck" – 3:06
  3. "Ready and Willing" – 2:52
  4. "Even the Strong Won't Survive" – 2:43
  5. "Disappearing Act" – 3:24
  6. "Tequila Moonlight" – 4:18
  7. "Talking to the Mirror" – 3:03
  8. "You Got It" – 3:25
  9. "Smooth Silver" – 2:38
  10. "Yours Isn't the First" – 3:59
  11. "Back to Our Innocence" – 3:49


  • Jeff LaTour – guitar, vocals
  • Jack Matranga – guitar, vocals, keys
  • Jonathan Temkin-Walker – vocals, acoustic guitar, lyrics
  • Patrick O'Connor – bass
  • Chris Trombley – drums
  • Songs

    1Becoming a Monster2:38
    2Stroke of Luck3:06
    3Ready and Willing2:52


    Telling Secrets to Strangers Wikipedia

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