(photos by saam & eliot)
tour was great thanks so much to everyone. post breakdown haircuts and going back to work our next show is this weekend with some local b’ham support.
here’s lyrics for new songs there might be some news soon.
settle scores and shout the underneath
i could never stand still
we are gold, we are the winning team
eyes in the middle
the way you talk about the weight
..blue eyes & headlights
that was one of my favourite things that i have ever done ever
just like last year, but bigger still
& still here
i’ve been counting starfish
we’ve all made brand new friends
you told me, ‘..hours away from home & stay..’.
i think i’ve forgotten fact
all the ghosts in the city hang out in the back
looking at maps of my spine
i wish we could talk hours like we never did
i’d play my hand closer to my chest
she didn’t know that i was a liar
she didn’t know that i was an empty head
there blood now flows
i’m shedding skin
her/your fathers eyes pierced through my veins
i’m so sorry again
i should have stayed
pouring bleach into paper cups
i dare to swallow you down
asking for a second
no reason to erase
say it might crush
yellow & blue, our learning lines, our dilated youth
the photo books & the sun is high
hear the bird sing by the window for light
the dancer said, ‘go back to sleep’
well, he’s not as cool as seventeen
i told you my heart was about to explode.
for those of you that exclusively follow our pictures and words on this blogpot and nowhere else, our debut album pilot is being released through the lovely lovely dog knights productions. a label not only home to some of our favourite bands but also run by one of our favourite people (darren forever).
you can pre-order the record over here and with new album shirt here.
thanks to dom & jonathan & jake may & dean & nicola & stuart dandy & lew & everyone else that is/was a part of this.
lyrics for pilot:
i am a lion -
we cut our teeth on second hand sofas, train lines and kitchen floors.
you're well read and better spoken.
i am the king of self preservation
writing on walls
station to station
you're breathing smoke into my lungs and scratching this birthmark off
say you'll save me
new year. new meaning.
i wish i was taller
the old days and new adventures
we're beautiful when we're joking
you gave me a box that housed the ocean
it's just like before
tokyo police club
we'd sing and we'd dance out of time
the light bouncing off all the buildings shows us what's inside
i've been uncertain
are you as cold as we know?
i'm waiting for the stars to come crashing down
call it quits or call it exciting
hear the marching bands play out
this is not about subtext
nothing matters more than tv shows and '..capitals'
like i'd never hurt before
we'd come out swinging and sore
stop it. repeat. forever. still need it. homesick. you wanna? learning california.
i couldn't remember. was i stealing seconds? come on.
i need something to chew on
a little change is good
can you see it?
if we could just get obsessed
i think i might go blind
starting all these fires
sick kid -
they told me not to bite my fingernails until i'm old enough
i'm sorry that i'm too scared to talk, but i'm to scared to talk to you
we're the last of this dying breed
history lessons and i'm faking drunk on compliments just for fun
alright, slow down
feel it stick to the roof of your mouth
this distance feels further now
daisy chain -
far from golden
can't you see i haven't washed my neck in weeks?
shutter speed. shutter speed.
i tried faking an argument and backing my best bet
round and round i'm running around
round and round
i'm running. running.
it doesn't even make a difference
another wasted night
another wasted night
this tongue is tied by a string to this heavy heart
waves and waves and waves -
we'd play american
weightless we'd sleep sprawled across this town
i stepped up surely to an impossible doubt
i wish i knew that voice a little better
i wish i knew that voice
driving doe eyed a million miles far
bend me. bend me.
roads wider than the sea oh the sea
can you feel it caving it?
get up. get out. go.
fan fiction -
you got your palms wet deep in conversation
i gave it my best shot now call me the victim
i'm not feeling any better for what feels like forever
thunder and lightning just another second
hey darling i hate your favourite record
it feels like, summer
i heard a whisper, 'he thinks he's fucking clever'
i got a blister pretending that i'm better
take my hand and lead me somewhere i can sit and watch mallrats
x o x o
where's your sense of adventure?
this town is tired and running out light
no sweat, the kids are cool
i like your culture and you're all so beautiful
let's talk about luck
remember when we'd write gigantic?
hey do you wanna show your insides?
but what if you had the confidence?
we could talk writers and right arms
i'm so scared we might have something in common
don't go through hell for this
i do. i swear i do.
like half an hour from small bones and getting late
my back is broken from the fall
say anything you're thinking
yeh i'd like a badge of honor
are you still starting something?
holy molar we're getting older
i'd watch it each day in my head
killing time with enid and rebecca
our brains exploded
let's start again
she'd cast spells like there was no tomorrow
i wish we could still walk in slow motion
open my eyes to see a little further
we caught cold swimming out of our depths
a black hole. rewind. forgotten fingers.
another popcorn movie and we're better friends
like the best of friends
don't be a sucker
i'm sure it's something
We had some incredible, lovely, crazy, wonderful times in two thousand and thirteen. Thank you so much to everyone that helped make it so great. Here’s to the new one.
There’s a handful of shows that we’re playing soon including this one on thursday with the ever fantastic MYSTYRYS and Gloss Rejection. Elsewhere there’s this one with our pals Shudder Pulps who are truly one of my favourite bands currently and 100% ones to watch for this year.
Reeks of Effort will be doing lots of very cool shows and releases in the next few months/forever as well so do keep updated with that stuff over at http://reeksofeffort.wordpress.com/
Here are some of my favourite albums of 2013:
1. Fetch – Melt Banana
2. Weird Sister – Joanna Gruesome
3. The Beauty Between – RVIVR
4. Whatever – Nai Harvest
5. Half Of Where You Live – Gold Panda
6. Major Arcana – Speedy Ortiz
7. The Courtneys – The Courtneys
8. Not Even Doom Music – Mat Riviere