Beautiful Insults and Compromises

by Henry Mena

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Leo Susana
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Leo Susana Check out the wonderful "If Only". Takes your mind on a happily melancholic journey through nostalgia (If that makes sense)
The album is full of beautiful melodies and arrangements but the one that I find humming to myself and twirling around in my head is def "If Only". Thanks HM for your dedication to melody and harmony. Cheers! Favorite track: If Only.
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    One Seventeen Records presents 'Beautiful Insults and Compromises', the long awaited release by singer/songwriter Henry Mena.

    A heady mix of power pop, hard rock, and acoustic balladry, which Mena performs entirely by himself with one lone exception, 'Beautiful Insults and Compromises' is simply a fun, eclectic ride with an artist who tips his hat to influences while putting on his own distinctive stamp throughout the proceedings. First single is the effervescent dose of ear candy “So High”.

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Written, arranged, performed, recorded and produced by Henry Mena
at One Seventeen, BKNY.

Jim Jackson: drums on 5; recorded by Brian Montgomery at Avatar Studios, NYC.

Mixed by HM except 2, 3, 4, 10 by Brian Montgomery.

Cover photo by Perri B. Frank
Art direction: Kiko Jones

All songs written by Henry Mena and published by Mena at Work (SESAC).


released November 19, 2013

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First and foremost, Alex Guerra and Brian Montgomery contributed immeasurably to making this recording happen. I am forever in their debt for selflessly doing so.

Thanks to all who lent a supportive ear—props: Fico Lazzaro, Martin Mena and Matt Kuhn—I hope it’s still ringing! Xuxi Lazzaro for the Frankenstein TeleStrat (No, you can’t have it back!) and Perri B. Frank for taking that awesome cover shot. Props to my rock ‘n’ roll MVPs: Eduardo Bisonó, Susan Crossley, Liz Daggar, Ayleen Pérez, Leo Susana and Amanda Wang. And finally, to Francisco J. Bidó for his continuous encouragement and advice as well as everyone else who showed their true support for this effort.

And yes, play it loud!

© 2013 One Seventeen Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication and reproduction is prohibited.



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Henry Mena New York, New York

NYC-based singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer; frontman for power pop-leaning The Henry Mena Ego Trip; sole member of instrumental lounge/electronica outfit Tonight at Noon; formerly of popular '90s NYC Rock en Español pioneers La Ruta.

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