Indianola Pizza Dough

by The Building

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    Pre-order of Indianola Pizza Dough. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases April 23, 2021

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    First pressing! Hot off the presses from Cleveland's Gotta Groove. Printed inner sleeve features other local Youngstown recordings, celebrating Peppermint's 50th anniversary.

    Includes digital pre-order of Indianola Pizza Dough. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 23, 2021
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Hear the album as it was meant to be heard...with an absurd amount of tape hiss! These songs were recorded on cassette, so why not listen to them that way. Limited to only 50 copies. Complete with alternate artwork, you might loose this one among your polka tape collection, which is the hope.

    Includes digital pre-order of Indianola Pizza Dough. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases April 23, 2021
    item ships out within 3 days
    edition of 50 

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Featuring the official crest of The Building, show your love of "Polkas! Waltzes! Tamburitza! Rock 'n' Roll!"
    Printed by Gorilla Joe in Youngstown on Alternative Apparel shirts.
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  • Button

    Set of 4 pins celebrating the new album. Even has a cameo from Petra!
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  • Hand Drawn Test Pressing - Edition of 2
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Modeled after the early 90's Peppermint promo packaging (the red ones in the pictures) complete with J-card and everything. Hand drawn by Anthony himself (not very good at drawing...or hand writing...is he OK?). There's only two of these test presses and will only ever be two. Own a piece of history (good grief).

    Includes digital pre-order of Indianola Pizza Dough. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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1.
2.
Adio Amico
3.
Different Story
4.
5.
Beautiful Ohio
6.
Happy Times Polka
7.
Trying, Tired
8.
Admit You're Wrong, Say You're Sorry
9.
You Excite My Soul
10.
11.
Leaving Indianola
12.
Reconciliation Pt. II
13.
Nowhere In Sight
14.
Indianola Pizza Dough

about

WELL HELLO THERE GOOD PEOPLE… and welcome to the happy sounds of INDIANOLA PIZZA DOUGH. Thank you for being there. Thank you for letting us entertain you. We’re going to walk right out the door here on Indianola Ave, and head down the hill…lotta good memories. It’s a place that some of us have been. Some haven’t. It’s a place that doesn’t exist anymore but will always be there. I was certainly never there, but I got my name from it. Margie made the pizza and Rocco would fix your shoes. Played a little guitar too, with his brother Giuseppe, my grandpa, and the writer of ADIO AMICO, “Goodbye, friend” (he spelled it that way, so I spell it that way). But we were told a DIFFERENT STORY…The top of the box was torn…What I thought was a whole pizza was only a slice…Where to begin? Where does it end? Why does it have to be this hard? Is that what happened? Is that what you think happened? Is that what you were told? Or is that what you wish had happened! Is it only the truth if you trust the person telling you? What’s more important than telling the truth? RECONCILIATION may be more important (it’s at least the first part). If we can’t make someone tell the truth then we have to change ourselves to make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes. From Italy…Poland…Croatia…Slovenia…Slovakia…Hungary… BEAUTIFUL OHIO is where they came. Hoping for HAPPY TIMES, but not American enough. They had to prove themselves to those who had emigrated here themselves, but forgot what it was like…cycles, cycles…and now look down upon those who are coming here today. Martha spoke to me that day, she’d lived a life that I’m living. So much of her and Johnny in my own life. I was TRYING, TIRED of going through the same mistakes…same tragedies… How hard is it to ADMIT YOU’RE WRONG, SAY YOU’RE SORRY?! Tammy Records’ own Tony March has a new one for us that he calls YOU EXCITE MY SOUL. There’s a (rama-lama) ding dong playing cowbell on the upbeat number CAN’T CONTROL. (Gary sounds younger at the top of this track!) When we were LEAVING INDIANOLA, Rocco wanted an exact replica of his house rebuilt. Him and so many others cutting ties and not worrying about what was to become of the neighborhood. It’s the same cycle again. Never taking the time to work on fixing the problem…that’s the second part of RECONCILIATION…to say that you won’t continue contributing to the cycle. Come on…let’s go… What we used to love here is NOWHERE IN SIGHT. Do I hear spirits of Electric St.? A nice waltz is what they asked for at the pizza shop that night. But it was so long ago who can actually remember? But most likely at some point the pizza went from my family to the studio to feed the many musicians I’m here to tell you about. And today the pizza still goes from my family (my brother, this time) to the studio to feed the many musicians who are here playing on this album…well…mostly me and Gary (and a little bit of cheese for Peppermint Petra…woof!). Not to mention that another notable Peppermint Gary (one who possesses “iron knowledge") lives down the street from my brother’s shop. It’s safe to say that the endless eternal crust that connects us is never broken, even when we reach for another slice.

credits

releases April 23, 2021

Produced and performed by Anthony LaMarca
With:
Andrew Carlson: bass (The Ballad of Indianola Ave.)
Angela White: prím/brač (Beautiful Ohio)
Del Sinchak: vocals (Happy Times Polka)
Ron “Austie” Austalosh: accordion (Happy Times Polka)
Tony March : intro guitar/vocals (You Excite My Soul)
Britta Phillips: bass (Reconciliation Pt. II)
Dean Wareham: lead guitar (Reconciliation Pt. II)
Nathan Phillips: piano (Reconciliation Pt. II)
Dean Anshutz: vibraphone (Nowhere In Sight)
David Hartley: vocals (Nowhere In Sight)

Recorded by:
Gary Rhamy at Peppermint Productions, Youngstown, OH
Anthony LaMarca at PETRA Int’l, Youngstown, OH
Interview with Martha Krizancic recorded at Marjon International Recording Studio, Hermitage, PA (special thanks to Josh Roman)
Mixed by Anthony LaMarca at PETRA Int’l on Joe Fedorchak’s cassette deck (special thanks to Gary Rhamy)
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio, Cleveland, OH

All songs written by Anthony LaMarca and published by Petra International Music, BMI / administered by Secretly Publishing, except:
“Adio Amico” written by Giuseppe Seminara and Anthony LaMarca
“Beautiful Ohio” written by Ballard MacDonald, Mary Earl, and Wilbert McBride / arranged by Anthony LaMarca and Angela White
“Happy Times Polka” written by Ron Sluga and Patty Sluga
“You Excite My Soul” written by Tony March
“Can’t Control” contains a sample of “There’s Only One Thing” written by Frank Secich and Bill Bartolin, performed by Blue Ash

Art direction: Anthony LaMarca with David Pokrivnak, Megan LaMarca, and Angelo Spagnolo
Layout design and photography: David Pokrivnak
Hand-lettering: Marjorie Thomas

In memory of Martha Krizancic and Austie.

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