Between The Records

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“Brothers Jules and Adam have music in their blood. Their father is a musician, brimming with both talent and personal torment, and he lives vicariously through the band Jules and Adam form. The life of an indie band is far from glamorous, and the touring they did to promote their first album consisted less of screaming fans than fast food, bad motels, and occasional soul-crushing disappointment. Now they’re on the cusp of a new album–if they can just buckle down and get it done. But again and again, Jules and Adam lose track of the music as they argue violently about their father, each other’s flaws, and the direction the band should go. Drummer Abe does his best to keep the peace, but the brothers’ animosity is intense and deeply rooted. When the band gets a real chance at success, the brothers must confront their family dysfunction or risk losing their shot at the dream entirely.

A work of autobiographical fiction, Between the Records is a raw glimpse at the true cost of a musician’s life, but the grim moments of doubt, loss, and near-misses are balanced with moments of true exhilaration–when the payoff seems within reach, and the music being created surpasses anything they’d thought possible. Still, there’s sadness in imagining what could have been, and yearning for the bright moments that have passed. This is a story about a band, and about making music, and about chasing a dream–but it’s also about confronting adulthood head-on when dreams and cold realities collide.”

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Author Julian Tepper
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 312 pages
Publisher Rare Bird Books
Publish Date 2020-03-10
ISBN 9781644280744 Buy this Book
Issue July 2020
Category Popular Fiction


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