Hero EP

by !mindparade

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1.
Lord Knows 03:04
Lord knows, time keeps coming around the bend it gets to going where we don't know where we've been cuz it's been so long so we turn to song, to carry on cuz Lord knows it keeps madness from setting in and thats a feeling that can eat you from within and I've seen it done so we'll set a tune to set the mood and sing out 'ooo' cuz Lord knows it keeps sadness from setting in and thats a feeling that can eat you from within if you let it sit so we'll turn to song, carry on and sing out 'ooo'
2.
Hero 02:40
my first love is a hero she is pure, she is bliss she occupies advanced consciousness she is true, she is it I like to kick around the summer of love- she likes to put old records on I'm only happy when the sun is out she keeps me warm when the sun goes down I'm gonna f*** her in the city of love she likes to put old records on I'm only happy in the summer time she keeps me warm when the summers gone I'm just decoding the koans she comes over stoned our cup overflows with a perpetual love she never stops anyway she's got a lot to say she keeps it coming, she keeps it coming. she will whisper to my hallows sit ethereal for days she has depth but she is shallow she is every single way
3.
Dead Mystics 03:02
there's nothing to it- same as pentacle and cross but after the custom, would you sing for me? it's all the same, though- it's not like some ancient spirit's lost but after the custom, would you sing for me? so you're at war with dead mystics- try and convince yourself that that's sane you get the reason of resistance still you hold on strong to the blame I'd be better with the sun on my nose, though just like the guru know so come on out and join the revolution if you're only scared to lose control I could never tell you all I know soul its my soul (feel the freedom, let it go) it's just a feeling you'll get to know
4.
Loose Light 02:01
5.
I took a walk I took a walk outside just to see the lights and nobody noticed nobody noticed that I was alive just another passer-by just another stranger in the night All the people just another passer-by just another stranger in the night
6.
Kashyyyk 03:59
they wanna be our masters they wanna own planets they wanna sell the air so I'm just gonna sit here where they can never find me so they can never buy me this place will save me. I'm aware of all the danger but I tell you we are safe here- among a noble species our power is communion train the force inside us then we rise against them they shall never rule us their power is illusion staring at the facade watching as it crumbles we can start again here this place will save us.

about

Zach Anselm of Tree Machine Records approached me in summer 2014 and said "Hey man, wanna do a tape cassette?". I had recently bought a car with a tape deck and took it as a sign, so I was like, "Yeah, sure." So I gathered some of my rejects; abandoned or neglected sketches and quickly finished them, overdubbing and splicing the best scraps that I could find on my hard drive. Some new material, some old, it coalesced into this "Hero EP". Designed for continuous listen on tape cassette. -Alex

Available on limited edition TRANSLUCENT PURPLE tape cassette split with VOWS via Tree Machine Records.
(www.treemachinerecords.com/catalog/cds-tapes/tape-hero-mindparade-x-vows)

credits

released October 31, 2014

Alex Arnold: vocals, guitars, bass, synths, samples,
programming, noise, FX, trumpet, percussion (all)
John Valdez: drums, percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Jack Stewart: drums, percussion (5)
Zach Frasier: electric guitar (6)
Pat Hitchings: violin (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Jen Burch: vocals (1, 4), noise (1)
Alex Akers: bass (1), bass clarinet (6)
Joanna Powers: viola (4, 6)
Anna Chesson: cello (4)
Durand Jones: baritone Sax, laugh (2)
Peter Hanson: alto sax (6)
Michael Skib: bass (6)
Tim Shook: flute (5)

Recorded & mixed by Alex at Timeghost Studios
Mastered by Kate Haldrup at Echo Park Studios

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