"pretty good"

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Olivia Z
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Olivia Z Listening to this album is like floating in a goldilocks temperature pool. Favorite track: don't go away ahumpf acgroomf.
Sarah Pammer
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Sarah Pammer such awesome, nice people who make awesome, nice music!! Favorite track: it's the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine).
james
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james always been afraid to say i wanna hangout every single day.. Favorite track: don't go away ahumpf acgroomf.
Lars Gotrich
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Lars Gotrich Twee 4 Lyfe, y'all. Utterly charming and ramshackle. Plus, that R.E.M. cover. Favorite track: it's the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine).
Guybrush Threepwood
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Guybrush Threepwood these guys really know how to chill/play music Favorite track: too old to be a punk rock prodigy.
Randy Glazer
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Randy Glazer I can't recall ever writing anything like a review about an album before, but this is sooooo good! Surprisingly, amazingly good. If Second Hand Furniture tried to cover Tsunami it might sound like this. "Pretty good" is a wonderful understatement.

Hard to pick a favorite track - close your eyes and pick because they're all winners. Favorite track: it sucks hanging out with you (it sucks even more when you leave).
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1.
02:10
split a big bottle of beer before our show stood on the roof of the parking garage, looked down below at all the moms and dads, who, for sure, were not going to our show no, they just wanna go home we chugged malt liquor, actually 8.1% to make us feel drunk more quickly, cheaply we were already late and didn't have any money to spend at the bar where we were playing a family came onto the roof they wanted to get into their car and drive home, too we put the bottle on the ledge and walked away quickly and conspicuously trying to pretend we weren't scoundrels and failing $1.89 at stewart's and a few minutes later we were sort of drunk together on the roof of a parking garage in the beginning of december we were about to play our first show ever at a bar, and were were a little nervous but we didn't go home
2.
try as i might i can’t sleep at night and you got it dude i can’t stay awake during the day try as i might to think about all the good things in life when i get to sleep can’t stop the nightmares they haunt me the next day i got a hillside in west virginia waiting for me to lay my naked body down in its grass and i got a wagon in oaklahoma that’s what the oregon trail told me though i never won that game try as i might and i try with all my might can’t stop the noise the noise in my head so i try to write it down try to get it out sometimes it works out ok those days i feel pretty great daydream about a big slice of pie from texas dream about the pacific north west it’s weather is sposed to be pretty grey but maybe i could learn to love rain rains here every other day i try not to complain maybe i’ll buy a pair of rainboots and go outside someday
3.
i don't know if this is right cause i'm terrified i don't know what's right cause i've always been terrified this is fucking ridiculous i recognize my weaknesses but it doesn't mean i can do or say anything to stop them
4.
it sucks hanging out with you it sucks even more when you leave it sucks hanging out with you cause when i do we both can't speak let's see, let's try to do something different next time, yeah right it sucks hanging out with you i wish i could talk to you it sucks hanging out with you i wish that you would talk to me let's see, let's try to do something different next time, yeah right it sucks hanging out with you it sucks even more when you leave it sucks hanging out with you cause when i do we both can't speak let's see, let's try to do something different next time, yeah right let's see, let's try to do something different next time, yeah right
5.
always been afraid to say i wanna hang out every single day cause i wanna be close to you but i don’t wanna bore you what would we even do sitting on the floor of my bedroom too scared to make the first move i’d rather be alone and thinkin of you you know that’s not true you know that’s not true so don’t go away don’t go away fucks me up real good fucks me up real good when people go away always been afraid to say just wanna read books all day cause i don’t wanna sound lame don’t wanna prematurely grey but it’s what i like to do except when it’s all i do don’t wanna turn crazy like virginia woolf just wanna talk to you you let’s be happy like i don’t know who and don’t go away don’t go away fucks me up real good fucks me up real good when people go away
6.
at work customers tell me i look sixteen i tell them i'm twenty-two, they say, "really?!" one woman tells me i'm too skinny like a girl one man tells me to eat some meat i pretend his isn't what he means i look too young yet already feel too old to do a lot of things like wear a pumpkin pin to work or paint my nails green and maybe it's true i'm too old but i won't let it stop me i'll let myself be too young to dye my hair blue i'll save it for when i turn seventy-two yeah my hair will be royal blue when i'm seventy-two it's true that i'm too old to be a punk rock prodigy but hey that's kind of ok with me cause it means i'm still alive and breathing yet i feel too young to be certain things like a college graduate and far from my family ba ba ba ba too old to sit outside all day like i did when i was thirteen, feel like i need to be doing something too young to sleep in with you like we're married, fuck it, that's not true i just like to wake up early let's get married, just kidding plus i'd loose the ring i'm too young to keep anything i loose a lot of things like contact with old friends, like my house key, the door's always open please don't steal from me please. don't. steal. my. mochi. it's true that i'm too old to be a punk rock prodigy but hey that's kind of ok with me cause it means i'm still alive and breathing yet i feel too young to be certain things like a college graduate and far from my family
7.
i'll write a thousand songs cause i don't know what else to do i should look for a higher paying job should call back my mom listen to me complain i swear, i've got ice cream for a brain chocolate or vanilla, it kind of all tastes the same to me when it's melty i'm melting in december how confusing choosing what to do
8.
i wake up early every single morning sometimes when i do you're right beside me lightly snoring i get my book out and read through a story pretty sure without you near me it'd seem boring i'd be kind of bored without you i can't be with you now so i'm writing this song about you i hope this doesn't freak you out not sure what else to sing about you know i think you're cool and yeah! you're cool forever and even when your breath stinks it tastes good to me and i'm really sorry that sometimes i'm grumpy sometimes i need to be by myself, but when i am you're all i think about i'd be kind of sad without you i can't be with you now so i'm writing this song about you
9.
what am i supposed to do when it rains even in summer it just snowed all winter, guess i'll never leave my room never been the kind of type to make too many moves, so when i blame it on the weather, you know it's only an excuse guess i'll wait, guess i'll wait wait for you to say come over even if i wanna go over i won't let you know i do guess i'll wait for you to say that you want me to go over every time you want me over i'm surprised you do, that you do i planned the perfect day picnic in the park and before you can say it i know it's a cliche but now, i'm sitting at the window in my underwear, watching the the thunderstorm and you're, you're nowhere near guess i'll wait, guess i'll wait wait for you to say come over even if i wanna go over i won't let you know i do guess i'll wait for you to say that you want me to go over every time you want me over i'm surprised you do, that you do do do DEdodO doDe da dooododod guess i'll wait, guess i'll wait wait for you to say come over even if i wanna go over i won't let you know i do guess i'll wait for you to say that you want me to go over every time you want me over i'm surprised you do, that you do
10.
it's funny, when it's so sunny the sun shines right in our eyes we can't see a thing you're goofy you're loopdy-loopy that's the way i like my friends so just stay the same all my friends just stay the same just stay the same all my friends stay in one place stay in one place just like a picture in a frame life's funny, but not too funny for me let's do all the crazy things that we say you're kooky you eat veggie sushi but i do too it saves the fish that way all my friends just stay the same just stay the same all my friends stay in one place stay in one place just like a picture in a frame just stay the same just stay in one place just stay the same just stay just stay
11.
ha yeah right

credits

released June 10, 2014

*katie bennett wrote all songs except "it's the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine)" (R.E.M.). she sings, plays guitar, and also made the tape art

*colin manjoney recorded/ mixed/ produced/etc everything on his Tascam 488mki. he also wrote/ plays lead guitar

*francis lyons wrote/ plays drums

*brandon dyer wrote/ plays bass

*ian stewart plays bass pretty darn often

*sam smith mastered all songs


*released by double double whammy

THANK YOU: friends, Celia for being our "manager", Dean for being our first fan, Dave & Mike from Double Double Whammy, our neighbors for putting up with our house shows, all the amazing bands we get to play with and this crazy wonderful community of weirdos we've met

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