Recorded Feb. 28 in Manhattan, the album of Things to Ruin features Nick Blaemire, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Badia Farha, Sarah Glendening, Eric William Morris, Lance Rubin, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams and songwriter Iconis. The band includes Ian Kagey, Brent Stranathan and Mike Pettry, with musical supervision by Matt Hinkley.
Directed by John Simpkins, Things to Ruin played several engagements at Second Stage Theatre, The Zipper Factory, Joe’s Pub and Ars Nova in recent seasons.
The show is described as a "theatrical rock concert about human beings who are messy, emotional, drugged up, knocked down, inspired, electric and who don’t have nearly enough time to cause the kind of commotion they so desperately need to."
Executive producers of the album are Kurt Deutsch/Sh-K-Boom Records and Sara Katz.
The track list for Things to Ruin follows: 1. "I Was Born This Morning (The Cicada Song)" (Company)
2. "Mamma, Cut Me Deeper!" (Eric William Morris)
3. "Nerd Love" (Jason “Sweet Tooth” Williams)
4. "The War Song" (Lance Rubin)
5. "Good For You" (Sarah Glendening)
6. "Asleep On My Arm" (Nick Blaemire)
7. "Everybody’s At The Bar (Without Me)" (Badia Farha, Company)
8. "The Guide To Success" (Joe Iconis)
9. "Head Shot" (Sarah Glendening, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Badia Farha)
10. "The Whiskey Song" (Company)
1. "Son Of A Gun" (Eric William Morris)
2. "Dodge Ball" (Jason “Sweet Tooth” Williams)
3. "Albuquerque Anyway" (Lance Rubin)
4. "Just Means" (Badia Farha)
5. "Helen" (Jason “Sweet Tooth” Williams, Company)
6. "Honey" (Nick Blaemire, Women)
7. "The Bar Song" (Jason “Sweet Tooth” Williams, Joe Iconis, Company)
8. "Almost There" (Katrina Rose Dideriksen)
9. "Never Heard Nothing" (Company)
10. "I Was Born This Morning (Reprise)" (Company)
"Joe Iconis is one of the most exciting new voices in musical theatre," said producer and Sh-K-Boom president Deutsch. "The first time I heard the song 'I Was Born This Morning,' I thought it screamed with vitality and raw human emotion. Here was a new guy in town fusing rock, pop and musical theatre in a way I hadn't heard before. Things to Ruin is raw, passionate and about people dealing with their stuff in a real way. His songs speak especially to the generation growing up right now, and I envision young performers hearing this album and wanting to do the concert in their theatre companies and schools, sing the songs in their own concerts and in auditions, and keep spreading Joe's music. I encourage that and can't wait to see the Things to Ruin movement grow."
Here's a look at Iconis and company recording the album in February.
To purchase the album visit Sh-K-Boom/ThingstoRuin.