Recorded in David's room at Lou Crompton in Seattle, WA. Special thanks to Jacob Jaffe for recording me and so many other things! Thanks Shelby, Lexi, and Jacob for taking me on tour, Erin, Kenneth, Craig, Lou Crompton house, David, Becca, Jim, VVK house, Dogbreth, Hollow Earth.
Album art watercolor of Wyoming by Lexi Lee
released 28 September 2012
Jo Letke: Bass, Vocals, Steel Drum, Recorder, Melodica, Drums
Jacob Jaffe: Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard, Flute, Melodica
Lexi Lee: Vocals on "Disillusioned in the City"
Craig Peters: Flute on "Dark Question Mark"
I'm trying to get to the top
but right now I'm at the bottom.
How do I get there?
Like so many people asking
this sort of subtle thing,
its reactionary, and possible.
I want to be the same like you
and I want to have big plans like you.
I want to age
and see those I love do to.
Why is there no resolution these days?
Why are so many people getting locked up these days?
'Cause when I say: no body is perfect
I mean, I'd rather have no body
than live in a nation that worships one.
"Nobody is perfect" well well why?
Track Name: Olympics
I remember when we walked down that street.
I remember when we got together about some things.
I remember when the police pepper sprayed them
just for riding their bikes
I'm so fucking tired of the Olympics
You should have been there when we dumped all our trash downtown.
You should have seen the looks on the people as they walked by.
Big smiles not big games.
Track Name: Nihilism
Because we're the same age or younger doesn't mean
I don't give a shit or think nihilism is cool
'cause it isn't.
But do to certain fortunes like my community
I will have more time in the day
and will probably talk to you.
Track Name: YWRAL
YWRAL are you different from the mainstream?
And in order to answer this you must step outside it
and into the abyss.
Here we go!
Track Name: Mars
The desire to do well must afford a code of ethics.
A way of the world that is chaotic but resolute
and I am telling you this to help you.
We went to Mars and took a 4 billion dollar picture of it.
No big surprise there was some dirt and a shadow.
No big surprise there NASA flipped their shit when they saw that.
I try to live within my means
though this is sometimes blurred by David Bowie-
is there life on mars? I'm indifferent.
My reality is spiraling down and I don't know what to think.
Track Name: Disillusioned In the City
You don't know what you're worth
so you sell yourself short
feeling singular and spent, disparate, waning pioneer
now you're looking for ways to spend your time not in this town
going back and forth spreading giving a fuck everywhere but here.
Track Name: Kelp Eater
Imagine we talk to the slime things at night.
You've never heard that type of recording.
Instilled fear of a vulnerable pressure nested with the rest; wicked emptiness.
Kelp eater, i've seen you with the desert vendor.