Dirty Realism

by Clak

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released March 19, 2020

Aaron Edgcomb, drums
Caroline Kuhn, vocals + banjo
Keisuke Matsuno, guitar
Isaac Levien, bass

Music and lyrics composed by Aaron Edgcomb (ASCAP)

Album Artwork by Omar Pierce

Honey Jar recorded on April 22, 2019 at WNYU
All other tracks recorded on June 12, 2019 at WNYU
Recording Engineer and Mixer: Jimmy Kavetas
Mastering by Shane Patterson
Thanks to Patrick Colabella at WNYU for the momentum
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Track Name: What'd You Order?
Substantial living cost, I won't go outside
But in this day and age I won't be denied

The jungle still consists of rubbery trees
It's just there's metal too, get over it please

sending out smiles to catch an impossibly sweet tiger
stepping out fires

and the bland daily blends into my lighthouse eyes
Track Name: A Pleasant Day on Paper
click print: hurt
save file: learn
where's the wind?
try again.

you follow the line down the block around the corner past the mourner in the flower stamped dress, it's only noon, can you believe it happened yesterday? the ocean takes up half my sight, my entire right eye, and yet my lips are dry... so how the hell did I lose my way?

clarity wasn't lost on me
the sample size missed the breeze
Track Name: i notice.
sinking ships don't fly so close to the sun
and when I left I didn't mean to hurt
dear sing dear find the glow in routine
I notice the rain and the sun

walking down stairs I find it's cooler there
their hands met to write to you don't forget
clouds ink black, then the space, then the Earth
colliding elision of we

sinking ships you're too soon become aloft
aglow abundant, saturated

the rain loves the moon
the grass loves the sun
Track Name: An American Retired Professional Wrestler
Here I am roasting in the flames
I'll become something again

I paint my face on skeletons
I used to be a champion
Track Name: Honey Jar
yellow lights flash through the air
bubbles bring memories
finding out about the time
prescient prescient

stepping inside coats come off
sufficiently easy
we could talk here quite some time

fond smiles appear on your cheeks

polished tree, no leaves
honey jar freeze
Track Name: Wool Mouth
Bottle of champagne and vodka too
Shaking hand with youth I say goodbye
Saying it's just tonight is a lie
Might even whisper a soft 'thank you'

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