Partial track listing shown below. Purchase album (in 320k mp3 or other hi-quality format) and receive additional tracks: 'take heed', 'an end to violence' and 'parallel life', plus bonus track 'segway crash' and simple lyric sheet.
Do a keyword search on 'leveler' and you'll get more than one definition: that which levels, that which destroys, one who seeks to eliminate social inequality and so on.
I finished 'new realities' in the fall of 2006 with a few tracks (in various stages of development) left over. I had been living in Lisle, IL for about six years. But in February of 2007, i moved to Los Angeles.
Upon settling in California, i finished the leftover tracks and combined them with a couple new ones. The result was 'leveler', which seems slightly more upbeat than 'new realities'. Yet there's also a vague focus on the collapse of western civilization. Perhaps that's what compelled me--one sunny afternoon while cycling along the Los Angeles river bike path--to snap the cover shot of the torn-up truck.