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Don't Stop Or We'll Die is a Los Angeles based piano-pop-weirdo group with Paul Rust and Michael Cassady (featured songwriters for Central Park on Apple+ and LOVE on Netflix), and musicians Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack) and Emeen Zarookian (Spirit Kid, The Monkees Farewell Tour).


by Don't Stop Or We'll Die

Every Wednesday Michael Cassady and Paul Rust release a brand new fully produced Don't Stop Or We'll Die song with musicians/producers Emeen Zarookian and Tony Thaxton. 

They have released two anthology albums: "SONG-A-WEEK Volume One: Bloom of the Goji", and "Lives of Leisure, SONG-A-WEEK Volume II",  each featuring 12 songs from early episodes of the pod.

ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 they are releasing their second vinyl record "Bellezas" featuring songs debuted to the podcast during 2020-2021. Pre-order Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Shipping begins Tuesday, November 8, 2022.


Michael & Paul

Paul Rust and Michael Cassady met while studying at the University of Iowa and have been performing together for more than 20 years. Paul Rust and Michael Cassady started performing and recording as Don't Stop Or We'll Die in Los Angeles in 2004 and recorded two EP's and the full length album "Gorgeous" with the late Harris Wittels. Working with Emeen Zarookian and Tony Thaxton they have released the EP "Diamond Skies Over Western Dreams" and the full length albums "Dazzle Me", "Bloom of the Goji", "Lives of Leisure" and now "Bellezas".

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