“Love Without The Pain” is a modern day pop-jazz standard written by Michael Vallez and performed by The Rotten Drapes. Additional accompaniment performed by Jonathan Rarick (Trumpet) and Steve Catron (Bass).   Steven Bearsley on drums and Darius Morgan on guitar.  The video was produced by Michael Vallez, while quarantined for Covid-19 on March 20th, 2020.   Hope you enjoy the show.  Stay healthy.   “Love Without The Pain” is available today for streaming or purchase.  Mixed and mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios.

                  Love Without the Pain

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Pale Artifact Final

                          Pale Artifact.                                  The Rotten Drapes 4th studio album.

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                              Promised Land






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                            Last Goodbye













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                                 Shine On













Create your own album cover.  Just print out the following 4 photos and use the album cover as an example.   You can click on each image for the print option.  Cut out the appropriate area and glue it to picture three.  Add more trees if you like.



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When you’re done, it should look like this.  Don’t forget to add the text, with a marker of your choice.









The Rotten Drapes third album, “Love Songs For The Dope Sick” is available on  

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Advocating for compassionate, empathetic care for those suffering from opioid withdrawal and addiction.  Ahead of it’s time in scope and philosophy, the original timeless classic continues to influence the underground and the mainstream.


Ancient thoughts.

Staring At The Sun


Nothing to see here.

Take Me Away


























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