by Strange Ideas

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Tracked, mixed and mastered at Tones on Tail Studios in Oakland, CA. Matthew Hable on vocals/guitar, Eliot Curtis on bass, Fred Jennings on drums.

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released 14 July 2014



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Strange Ideas Monterey, California

"… lo-fi, California-style, indie pop rock deliciousness…" - Oaktown Indie Mayhem

"... primitive lo-fi glazed in folk dissonance that would make Kurt Vile proud... reinvented blues-meets-psych-folk." - Monterey County Weekly


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Track Name: Empty
Walking down the sad city lane / in the frigid pouring rain / all alone I have no one to call / on my own but walking tall / no control I have nothing to lose / I can choose to die / no I refuse / I will survive another day / I'm never looking back at that alley way / because it's empty / empty / empty / empty / Passing by the dim boulevard / shoot the moon that floats afar / I'm at the bar drunk by myself / and nobody knows that I need help / but look abroad the sun is coming up / stars are fading / my mind is stuck / where I'm at is where I need to be / never in my life have I felt so free / and empty / empty / empty / empty
Track Name: Why Do We Hurt Each Other?
I offer you my heart / and you spit in my eye / you try to make me laugh / and I make you cry / Why do we hurt each other? / You make me hit the bottle / I drive you crazy / You say I try too hard / but I think you're lazy / Why do we hurt each other? / Why?
Track Name: Fools
Woman, I can't sleep at night / because I can't stop thinking about you / I have so much love to give / and I want to give it all to you / but I know / fools rush in / and I don't want to lose you / Do you remember / the road-like reflection of the moon on the sea / that one night / we spent together? / I can't hold back my love for you / but I know / fools rush in / and I don't want to lose you
Track Name: Drunken Debauchery
I'm bored / let's go / let's head to town and have a ball / let's drink the night away (2x) / and oh, by the way / we both had a long day / I know you can go / I know you can go / for a shot or two / I'm down, you're up / the night is young after all / let's go / what do you say? (2x)