Track: Siberian Girls
Artist:
Monster Rally
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Label: Gold Robot Records
Format: 7” vinyl (pink, limited pressing of 300)
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She carefully unwrapped the paper umbrella which was previously perched upon her drink, beads of condensation sweating down the tall glassware.  Eventually the adornment resembled some sort of insect, legs splayed outward reaching for it’s prey. (via impose)

Track: Summer Winter
Artist:
Fialta
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Label: none
Format: digital EP
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Danger comes in all shapes and sizes, but the most perilous thing on this planet is hope.  It can crush the unsuspecting with unfulfilled expectations, which is heavier than one million elephants made of gold.

Track: Die With You
Artist:
Teens
Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
Label: none
Format: digital EP
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Languidly pedaling through the hole-stricken streets of my hometown, carelessly careening into parked cars and narrowly dodging poorly placed signage, I find myself needing to pause for a breath before continuing on my misguided mission.

Track: No Names (feat. Lizard Kisses & Steffaloo)
Artist:
Mutual Benefit
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Label: Father/Daughter Records
Format: 12” vinyl (limited to 250 on gold + clear swirl vinyl)
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I once rode a canoe down an unfamiliar river, recommended by an semi-acquaintance. Finding myself stranded in low water, dependent on middling map skills, I was heartened by the sun’s consistency in the sky.  Without that, I had no direction.

Track: Saints Are Waiting
Artist:
Railcars
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Label: Gold Robot Records
Format: 7” vinyl (limited to 250)
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Portable love tokens, purchased from a machine buried in the back of a musty arcade.  I hoard them, I treasure them, spending hours shining them with an old shirt until I can see my face staring back in the reflection.

Track: Dead To Me
Artist:
Callow
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Label: none
Format: EP
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Drone love echoing down the hallways of an abandoned building, taking refuge in a shack out back.  Hugging tight to a corroded gas can, fishing in my pockets for a half-used book of matches.  It feels good.

Track: The Pool
Artist:
White Fence
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Label: Afterlife Records
Format: 7” vinyl
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Portable homes make a ton of sense, allowing one to easily uproot when times need changing.  The appeal of an adjustable touchstone is great, permitting wanderlust while maintaining some consistency. (via see the leaves)

Track: Feeling Good Forever
Artist:
Messy Sparkles
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Label: none
Format: digital LP
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Waves of sound, waves of emotion, waves of water; they all abide by the same governing principles.  There is apprehension in the realization that my grief and liquid are so closely connected.

Track: Bass Drum of Death
Artist:
Get Found
Location: Mississippi, USA
Label: Inflated Records
Format: 12” vinyl
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The similarity between clouds and smoke sometimes confuses me. Why would nature choose to represent floating water molecules and suspended byproducts of combustion in such a mirrored fashion?  Nonetheless, they both are quite interesting.

Track: Love & Honesty
Artist:
Youth Castles
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Label: none
Format: digital single
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Undirectional lust is a dangerous beast, capable of ripping holes in long-laid plans but equally apt at providing unexpected bursts of saliva-tinged backroom slap-and-tickle.  Proceed with all consequences fully understood and nobody will be seriously injured.



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