Hero EP

by !mindparade

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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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Track Name: Lord Knows
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'
Track Name: Hero
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
Track Name: Dead Mystics
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
Track Name: I Took A Walk
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
Track Name: Kashyyyk
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.