Music

ALBUM: Breaking Bats for Jesus

Performed as Cezanne
Album Original Release: 2005
Album Re-Release: December 2017

The name “Breaking Bats for Jesus” comes from John’s humorous and incredulous observation of the Power Team — 1980s era evangelical bodybuilders who preached the gospel by performing acts of brute strength, like ripping phone books, smashing concrete and, of course, breaking bats with their bare hands.

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critical REVIEW

“Breaking Bats for Jesus is minimalist indie rock that swaggers like a lo-fi Interpol with a hint of shoegazing. … It’s an impressive effort from a guy who couldn’t get signed and decided to do everything (and I mean everything) completely on his own.”
 — Joe Tacopino, PopMatters

TRACKS FROM BREAKING BATS FOR JESUS

  1. I’ve Got So Much [BUY NOW]
  2. Two Wings to Fly
  3. After Trial (Like a Child) [BUY NOW]
  4. Memories Don’t Work
  5. Everywhere With No Direction
  6. In Snow [BUY NOW]
  7. Hells Bells

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ALBUM: Stranger Things Don’t Happen

Performed as Cezanne and Ten Everlasting Seconds or 10e.s.
Album Original Release: 2002
Album Re-Release: Spring 2018

This album was published twice — once as Cezanne and once as Ten Everlasting Seconds — and included different tracks.

Listen: “LIFE OF A DUCK”

Album Version 1: TRACK LIST from stranger things don’t happen, TEN EVERLASTING SECONDS

  1. The Life of a Duck [BUY NOW]
  2. Conditional
  3. Brother
  4. Sour
  5. You Genius
  6. Would You Ever
  7. He’s Terribly Delusional She’s Never Coming Back
  8. The Radio is Broken
  9. Just So You Know
  10. Hooker’s Green
  11. Disbelieve Her
  12. Know-Show
  13. Be

Album Version 2: TRACK LIST from stranger things don’t happen, cezanne

  1. The Life of a Duck [BUY NOW]
  2. You Genius
  3. Conditional
  4. Sour
  5. Brother
  6. Would You Ever
  7. Just So You Know
  8. The Radio is Broken
  9. He’s Terribly Delusional She’s Never Coming Back
  10. Disbelieve Her
  11. Know-Show

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ALBUM: I Live in Turbulence

Original Release: early 2000s
Re-Release: Summer 2018

TRACKS from i live in turbulence

  1. Post-Modern Serenade
  2. New York Secret
  3. TRUTH
  4. Knowledge vs Wisdom
  5. I Know What Love Is
  6. Everyone is Family