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Recorded between 12/16/2007 and 12/20/2007 on vacation time.

I approached these recordings in a completely new way, using midi for the first time to track the drums, recording every live track using the Art Tube MP preamps, the guitars through the XLR line out of my Kustom '72 Coupe amp, doubling the bass in a stereo mix, a new mastering process consisting of compression and hard limiting, and powering out 5 songs in four days.

The idea was really to just get some recording done, trying out the midi setup for the first time, but when I finished, I realized that the tracks flowed together in a way that deserved to be documented.

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released December 20, 2007

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tags: rock Asheville

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Track Name: Getaway
I get so hazy
I'm thinking maybe
it's just the end of the day

But what can I do
but just try to do
the least I can get away with

Getaway
that's a good name
for how I play
this stupid game

You think I'm creepy
you should get to know me
you'd have me put away

You think I'm simple
it should be so simple
to put your finger on me

But what can I do
but just try to do
the least I can get away with

Run away
that's how I stay
separated
that's why they say

Getaway
that's a good name
for how I play
this stupid game
Track Name: Construction
They're tearing up the road again
outside my house
So I write about construction
and nothing else

So bring your orange clay again
You call that earth?
Where I'm from, under the ground
is black and brown

Got to make room for SUVs
Widen the lines
Just take that mountain down
put up a stop light

They're changing Enka Lake again
the secret's out
Fill it with money to pave
a parking lot

Got to make room for SUVs
Widen the lines
Just take that mountain down
put up a stop light
Track Name: Eyem
You come on and act just like you're acting
You come on and give it to me straight, eyem
You come on and LOL you're laughing
You come on and bring your smiley face, eyem

We can talk about our day as it happens
Nothing really happens anyway, eyem

Windows open to the outside briefly
It would seem that I am still alive this day
I come on and say don't shoot the messenger
But I am never gonna send that message anyway, eyem

We can talk all day about days that happened
Nothing ever happens anyway, these days
Track Name: Steal Away
Stealing away, we're leaving
I'll take the first shift driving while you wake up
We'll turn the heat on low and crack the windows
Would you care to choose some music?

I can't - keep it up - I can't

Someone may come by to see where we've been
but they won't find anything
There's only an empty shell, the skeletal remains
of who or where we've been lately

I need to - walk it off - some place new
Portland or Tucson, San Diego's waiting

Driving through Arkansas, it's early evening
the highway is vacant as far as the eye can see
The air is clean here, it smells like autumn
the leaves have fallen for you

Just like me

Denver or Austin, San Francisco's waiting
Portland or Tucson, San Diego's waiting