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The Romantic Lead

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Released  February 3, 2009
Producer  Peter Lubin
Genre  Rock
Length  42:51
Release date  3 February 2009
Label  Omnirox Entertainment
Recorded  2008 at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA
The Romantic Lead (2009)  The Love Letter Is Dead (Single) (2010)
Artist  Gene Dante and The Future Starlets

The Romantic Lead is the second studio album released by the Boston-based glam-rock band Gene Dante and The Future Starlets. Produced by veteran A&R executive Peter Lubin (The Pixies), the album was released in early 2009 by Omnirox Entertainment as a follow-up to their 2006 self-titled debut EP. It received favorable reviews from around the country as well as some international acclaim.


Track listing

  1. A Madness to His Method
  2. Purity of Intent
  3. The Starlet Hits the Wall
  4. Photosynthetic
  5. Brian, My Darling
  6. C Star
  7. OK Sunshine
  8. The Dreamers
  9. Like a Satellite
  10. This Is the Closing
  11. To a God Unknown


  • Gene Dante - lead and harmony vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Scott Patalano - lead guitar
  • Jim Collins - bass, harmony vocals
  • Tamora Gooding - drums, percussion
  • Additional musicians and instruments

  • Kevin Bents: piano, keys, guitar, synthetic/midi instruments & ambient textures, percussion, harmony vocals
  • Strings & Horns arranged by Peter Lubin & Kevin Bents
  • Interstellar Stutter Guitar: Kevin Bents
  • Female Harmony Vocals: Jane Aquilina (To a God Unknown) & Jean Simon
  • Male Harmony Vocals: Kevin Bents, Peter Lubin, Brett Fasullo, John Pinto Jr.
  • Percussion & Acoustic Guitar: Peter Lubin
  • Baritone Sax: Jon "The Lip" Lupfer
  • Handclaps: The C Suckers
  • Giant Mellotron: Emeen Zarookian
  • Production

  • Producer: Peter Lubin
  • Engineer: Jon Lupfer
  • Mixed by: Peter Lubin & Jon Lupfer
  • All Word and Music by: Gene Dante, except "The Starlet Hits the Wall" (words and music by Gene Dante and Ad Frank)
  • Additional Engineering: Kris Smith & Patrick DiCenso
  • Recorded at: Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA
  • Additional Overdubs recorded at Bashville, NYC
  • Mastering: Jeff Lipton (Peerless Mastering)
  • Graphics

  • Art Direction: Rowan Bishop (Bridge Street Design)
  • Photo Credit: Andrew Olson
  • Songs

    1A Madness to his Method4:43
    2Purity of Intent3:05
    3The Starlet Hits the Wall3:13


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