ABOUT CORPORAL ENTERPRISE
Corporal Enterprise was the debut Death Is A Business EP, released in October 2013. The music and lyrics of this record were written between 2010 and 2012, while I was in high school.
In June 2012, I played at a local music and arts festival in my hometown of Hopatcong, NJ called Kittenfest. Kittenfest was a DIY annual tradition that lasted just over ten years, relocating to Savannah, Georgia for its final year in 2015. The hallmarks of this fleeting cultural touchstone were excellent underground music from across the East Coast and some serious, far-out drug use.
A young gentleman named Levi Parkas helped run the sound and stage at this event. After my performance the event organizers introduced me to him. He offered to help me make a demo, since I had no recordings at that point.
Levi invited me to visit his makeshift home studio, and that same summer we started recording a four-song EP. We worked on it for just over a year. I tracked all vocals, guitars, and bass. Levi enlisted a friend of his, Justin Arenas, to perform drums.
Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey in October 2012, severely crippling our town and delaying production by several weeks. I finished my last year of high school and the most tumultuous year of my life after my brother Daniel Lekhtman's suicide in February 2013.
We finished the EP by summer 2013, and I released it in October under the new name, Death Is A Business. I started performing as a solo acoustic act before forming a full band, and we performed it throughout 2014-2016. In 2018, "Rewind This Day" was revived as a hip-hop/acoustic mashup on our live album–completing a curious, 5-year musical transformation.
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