Sometimes you fall violently, helplessly in love with a band’s music and you cannot even articulate what it is exactly it is about their collective sound that makes you want to exit through a dark hole and stretch out in a field and watch all of your favorite movies and curl up in a ball and cry in your bed all at the same time.
Here’s a sweet little song from Ing this morning. So dreamy and sweet. But about half way through the full band comes in and it sounds like the ending to a coming of age film and the credits are rolling. There’s something inherently powerful in the oh’s and ah’s. Reminds me of this band Arrah and the Ferns I used to see back in Indianapolis. They’d play the local art museum, and my friends and I would watch from the balcony. Anyways, check out the whole EP. It’s very nice.
No song has felt more like the end of a record. It leaves me grasping for more. I can’t let this end. Those moments where you know your love is caving in on itself. You are holding on for dear life, because you don’t know where you’ll go without it. Soon, you’ll be left alone. It’s totally out of your control; you are the one being left. Parting words have never been so heavy, so laden with words that came before a final farewell. This is fact not fiction for the first time in years.
Though so uncommon with other parts of life, here you have the luxury of hitting rewind.
Band Practice put out new music yesterday! Connor put some new stuff on “Animal Heart,” so we recorded a new version of that. Also, I have a new ukulele demo for “Room.” More new stuff to come. Enjoy; cover art is undoubtedly the best part.
My wonderful friend Ben Bondy has made a truly moving album of songs that serve as an exploration in uncharted territory. Holding something heavier than an identity crisis, bottling up more than sex, keeping lips sealed have all birthed an overflow of raw emotion. It comes water falling through dissonant noise and beaming electric guitars. It’s muddy yet sharp at the corners. Then Ben’s voice Orbisons it’s way around words about desire and passion and social norms. Release your inhibitions, feel the rain on your skin, and enjoy this one.
im posting this because im excited about it and i have been for like a month and a half!!
it’s the other song (and the first one i wrote) from the boy crush/starry cat 7” it’s called ‘What we want (cool version)’ and it’s COOL and IM EXCITED ABOUT IT
it’s coming out on birdtapes really soon (like this week) and im playing a sort-of release show for it on thursday with sean & alex g & rachel & scotty & dave at silent barn!
and i hope you love it
it’s a song about love (duh) & it’s also a love song
in a very non-traditional sense or maybe a very traditional sense and it almost functions as a list of demands in a way or a very imaginary perfect world (at times literally) i could live in with someone i love a whole lot (who totally exists u know who you are)
here are the lyrics!! i hope you like it.
pastel boy & girl
you’ve got me
caught me high
with my head down & my hair in my eyes
feeling sick on my way to the store
going on tour, a different food court in every state
attempting to lie under different stars every night
in a different park or parking lot or field
with the same person at least on my mind
repeating this process every single fucking day
until we have all of the things we want
a limitless supply of fruit
like thirteen different netflix accounts we dont have to pay for
a big box of nilla wafers
some weird black hole locked away in the closet
unending darkness but only when we want it
a front porch with a view of the mountains
the moon hanging low in the window
& still there’s light under every door in this house