I want excuses like
blue flowers in your mouth and
spring is five months away but
I’ll keep acting like that’s not
really on my mind.
I think loving you is like
walking home forever on
a bitter January day
where the sun is brilliant and bright but
your ears and eyes and nose all burn and
tumblr is still a thing huh?
hey so that cover art (credit Leslie Predy) is up there because i’m putting out a new record called I Am An Exit this fall. i worked on it all through 2012 and finished in January of this year. i’m really proud of it and i hope you like it.
a lot of my older stuff has kind of been about these manic, all-in aesthetic pendulum swings. and i’d like to come back to more of an emphasis on interesting production or aesthetics at some point, but for now, what i am foregrounding on this record is just myself and my songs.
that’s not to say that the production on this record doesn’t have some touchstones. i listened to a lot of industrial while i was figuring out its sounds: Einstürzende Neubauten, Downward Spiral-era Nine Inch Nails, really proximate and live-sounding early 2ks twee-ish stuff like Microphones, and a lot of the more euphoric but gritty mid-90s UK rave music: Fantazia comps, that kind of thing.
i had this vision of doing like a twee-industrial-rave thing that would be totally sui generis. but i’ve been told that at the end of the day the record probably sounds more like dark-world Backstreet Boys than any of those things. real life.
lyrically i was trying to write angsty, anthemic stuff on bodysongs, and sad, surrealistic poetry on little sleepwalker. on this one i have kind of gone all in and made an emo record. yes, that means you are in for a lot of really direct and really male self-scrutiny by your intrepid narrator. i tried to avoid the Two Pitfalls of emo, which are: 1) misogyny, whether manifest or latent, and 2) lyrics that just really make you cringe.
i’ll let you be the judge of whether i was successful.
CAN I BE MORE STOKED???
NOPE I CANT
Another few hundred years lie between me and my destiny.
Fox News talks about working mothers’ negative impact on their children. AKA “When Fox News gets so misogynistic that their own anchor is 1026% done with them.” [x]
I had the fortune of catching this live. I didn’t believe I was watching fox news at first.
When we peel off everyone’s skin we’re all beautiful.
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Man i wish I’d read this earlier in my life
I’m a fucking fuck up
Nah man everyone feels that way
I’ve had my eyes
twice across your thighs
and I think your pants off
make the perfect canvas
and a sinful home
for a naughty love poem.
So I start at your knees
and write my words up
boys climb trees.
I’ll spell my lusting heart
across every naked part
that craves to be touched,
when I finish you won’t
have any moans
left in your bones.
like boys climb trees
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