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Come Out From Where You Hide

Released in 2013, Come Out From Where You Hide is Minus Six's fourth studio project and features thematic elements influenced from Carton's travels to France and Africa. Carton, who penned the 15 tracks that comprise the album, made an effort to diversify the group's sound and aimed to avoid the subject of romantic love as much as possible. The attempts at variety, which are often compared to musical theatre, were praised by arts and literary magazines in the Quad City region.

Come Out from Where You Hide is about letting go of your inhibitions, saying yes to opportunity, getting outside of your comfort zone, and living fully; these 15 tracks chronicle the moments that push us into taking the risks that define our future.

Up Top the Storm

Released in 2018, Up Top the Storm is Minus Six's fifth studio project. The 10 original tracks (written by Carton) were recorded at Terrarium Studio in Minneapolis this past August, reflecting a fusion of pop, rock, vaudeville jazz and show tunes. 

Up Top the Storm offers listeners variety. From quintessential Minus Six-feeling songs and musical overtures to digitized synthetic pop and stripped ballads that reveal the grit behind the words sung,

When asked about the title Up Top the Storm,Carton adds, “I’m sure it means something different to each of us as individual artists, but I see it signifying our music serving as an escape from society’s torrential consumerism and greed-driven political era. By stepping into the music, one is rising above the storm to see and feel the warmth of the sun and the brightness of the clouds from up top.”