Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends is a band formed by Conan Neutron of Replicator, Mount Vicious and Victory and Associates. It also features Tony Ash of Trophy Wives and Coliseum on bass and Dale Crover of The Melvins on drums.
They play rock music.
Their second record was written and mostly arranged leisurely between November 7th, 2014 and March 7th 2015 by Conan Neutron. Tracks were given final arrangements and recorded at Sound of Sirens studio in Sun Valley, CA by Toshi Kasai. Mixing was done at Sound of Sirens by Toshi Kasai.
Mastering was done at Chicago Mastering Company by Bob Weston.
Art and layout by Rick Froberg.
Buzz Osborne of The Melvins guests on "Avid Fan" and "Chair of Antlers."
Transparent red vinyl in a 300 copy limited edition run.
This record was directly inspired by the Hannibal Lecter series of books by Thomas Harris. Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal and the fascinating interpersonal dynamics between the characters within. As well as some of the other associated material around the characters of said stories. Certain phrases are cited in the lyrical content and are done so with the utmost respect and admiration.
"[A]s solid a rock record as you will hear this year...Stunningly good stuff." - How Much Longer Must We Tolerate Mass Culture
"Great Stuff! expect lots of sludgy and meaty grooves and a lot of references to Hannibal Lecter!" – I Heart Noise
"Veteran Oakland, CA singer/guitarist Conan Neutron has hit paydirt with The Secret Friends. This follow up to 2015's debut The Enemy of Everyone bellows forth with, chianti-swilling swagger. Tunes such as ‘Eat The Rude’ ‘The Census Taker’ and the closing ‘Chair of Antlers’ with its Wings ‘Jet’ like shout-along chorus give a Thunderous thrill! The Art is a Blast!" - The Big Takeover
" …Rare is the band that attempts to pull off this sort of thing, rarer still is the band that succeeds. The best part about Neutron and his pals, is there's no tongue in cheek, hipster, nudge-and-wink, ironic retro-rocking going on, this is just some seriously solid, goddamn rock and roll, that we find ourselves listening to like crazy." – Aquarius Records
Eat the Rude
We Don't Invent Our Natures
I Do Admire Your Courage...
Quid Pro Quo
The Census Taker
The Doctor Will See You Now
Chair of Antlers