Cahoots

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about

Wanna play music? Okay, here's an instrument. Now you're in the band. Also, pick a character from the front cover art, and that can be you. Except the chili pepper- I'm always the chili pepper.

Big transitions, weird collaboration, grungy flopping around, hello world.

New genre: loftspace pop

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released January 16, 2017

Brett Hydeman - Guitar, Vocals
Nico Nour El Dine - Drums
Rascal Parthenon - Bass, Vocals
Biff Brisco - Guitar, Vocals
Rhonda Marks - Keys, Synths

plus Tyler Martin - Trumpet on "We Started a Band"
Background singers: Jeni Dowling & Cedar Mathers-Winn

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Track Name: Halley's Introverted Comet
back in 1986
you were here for a bit
now you're so far away
dust in your wake

we were with you for the night
folding chairs, shooting stars
but still you're alone
you're always alone

you're self-sufficient
you have somewhere to go
and the space between is great
but even close, can't see inside, you're on your own

and in 2061
might break this radio silence
and we'll meet again
wanna hear how you've been

you're self-sufficient
you have somewhere to go
and the distance is a factor
but even close, can't see inside, you're on your own
so far away
and you have somewhere to go
the space between is great
but even close, you're on your own
Track Name: Speedy Creature
all I caught sight of
was a blur of light
resembled a spider with three extra arms,
so fast

making someone you love
look like a three-toed sloth
you got there first, must have looked up the cheat codes to win
so fast

when did it occur to you
that you're part pistol shrimp
you are so accelerated
you're efficiency perfected

we cannot keep up with you
there's too many distractions
and being so goddamned sad

so where do you find the time
you fly when we have to crawl
where do you find the time
to accomplish anything at all

must have bred you
in a science lab
I say with respect you belong in a jar you're
so fast

when did it occur to you
that you're part cheetah
you are so accelerated
you're a speedy creature

we cannot keep up with you
there's too many distractions
and being so goddamned sad

so where do you find the time
you fly when we have to crawl
where do you find the time
to accomplish anything at all
Track Name: We Started a Band
this garage once housed a lincoln
now its cables and amps instead
gonna try to go deaf
until our ears fall out of our heads

could not rise to the challenge
incapable of living off the land
so we started a band

respectable pursuits
never go the way you plan
so we threw in the towel
and we started a band
our social life is busted
on account of being maladjusted
but none of that is
relevant no more

they say don't be shy, but not so bold
have a silver tongue and a sizable heart of
golden retriever
-that's not us.

we failed all those requirements
we never had much more than
cheaply made guitars
and drums built out of cans

respectable pursuits
never go the way you plan
so we threw in the towel
and we started a band
our social life is busted
status: maladjusted
but none of that is
relevant no more
not relevant no more

couldn't rise to the challenge
incapable of living off the land
so we started a band
Track Name: Batterhorn
instrumental
Track Name: Cahoots
you've got a mission
if you choose to accept
be on the lookout
for somebody fresh
move to the township
rejoin the herd
I've seen you command them
and you do it without a single spoken word

so instead of being on your tiptoes
why don't you fly around the room with me
it's time for weird collaboration
blow up that silver stage and make our own weird scene

so you can be a Sondheim and I'll be Arthur Miller
we'll throw Biff into the woods you write the hits I'll write the filler
you can add the levity and I can make your stomach hurt
I can marry Marilyn and you can be the introvert

can't wait to show you
what we can make
we're in cahoots now
so throw on your boots, and let's collaborate

sure it's often such a struggle
but I hope you know that we're the lucky ones
it's time for weird collaboration
blow up that silver stage and then we will have won

so instead of being on your tiptoes
why don't you fly around the room with me
it's time for weird collaboration
blow up the silver stage and see
Track Name: Willemborg
I threw my back out when I raised the roof too high
master of the neighborhood
turn my rivals into worms food

my day-glo beverage fuels my escapades and I
beat another high score
add it to the folklore

also I own a tortoise I forget to feed sometimes

don't have any pals
they only slow me down
my curtain's always drawn
and the years are getting on

I've had enough excitement
to last a hundred thousand lifetimes
I've traveled far in digital environments
a legend in my own mind

they don't make fighters on the street the way they should
weeping in the barrio
or moping in the ghetto

real life combat's rarely mortal
so how could I respect that?
home is where the meat's at

and I haven't seen my tortoise since last month's big update

reticulating splines
tingles on the spine
my curtain's always drawn
and the years are getting on

I've had enough excitement
to last a hundred thousand lifetimes
I've traveled far in digital environments
a legend in my own mind

(he's a legend in his mind)
Track Name: There You Go
there are mornings when you wake up as a stranger
and your dreams erase the chalkboard in the night
the optimist inside you sees adventure
but the cynic doesn't have that appetite

we got lost on the way back home
I guess we lack that chromosome that
keeps us on the rails
like everyone else
if we could stop at the wishing well
it might be wise to drop some change
and ask for some sort of map
of who we are

wherever you go, there you are
and whoever you are at the time, there you go
wherever you go, there you are
and whoever you are at the time, there you go

god help you to try to figure out the schedule
whether you're hot or cold by some bizarre design
torn asunder like the therapist had told you those years
but it only seems to bother you half the time

we got lost on the way back home
I guess we lack that chromosome that
keeps us on the rails
like everyone else
if we could stop at the wishing well
it might be wise to drop some change
and ask for some sort of map
of who we are

wherever you go, there you are
and whoever you are at the time, there you go
wherever you go, there you are
and whoever you are at the time, there you go
Track Name: Anubis
got my affairs all in order for the end
got my karma for you
done my good deeds now, my heart is lightweight
lighter than a feather for you

have you shed your earthly assets?
have you reconciled your debt?
how is your discography?
have you made five albums yet?

doesn't matter what I do before I die
because I'm lighter than a feather for you

it's gonna be okay
it's gonna be alright
no time to worry bout your money or your problems
we're all gonna meet that jackal-headed guy at the end of the tunnel

...at the end of the tunnel

make intelligent investments if you can
or just be naked in the woods
reduce your footprint, your carbon footprint
or burn a forest, he don't care

all your memories smashed together
like Phil Spector's wall of sound
placed onto a golden platter
weighs in kilos, not in pounds

I'm ready for appraisal put my heart onto that scale
it's lighter than a feather for you

it's gonna be okay
it's gonna be alright
no time to worry bout your money or your problems
we're all gonna meet that jackal-headed guy at the end of the tunnel

...at the end of the tunnel
Track Name: Eat Like an Elephant
although bacon pepperoni & prosciutto stole my heart
I grabbed that meaty menu and tore it apart
cuz I found the secret to looking as thin as a greyhound
you gotta switch to greens and then you'll be lean as a bean
a stringbean

and now that I've adopted such a leafy green menu
you shant believe the volumes I consume
now you can shovel and probably double your intake
until the cows come home you can eat but never get wide

and yeah, kale might taste like hell
but I guarantee thy waist shall never swell

you can eat like an elephant
(eat like an elephant)
but look like a gazelle

you can eat like an elephant
(eat like an elephant)
but look like a gazelle, yeah

so swap that beef out for a leaf I'm sure you'll be amazed
you can munch those floppy vegetables all day
if you ever wanted to lose a few kilos real fast
you can never stop chewing but you won't be accruing mass

and yeah, I'm not condemning girth
I'm simply sharing my diet, for what that's worth

elephant (elephant) gazelle (gazelle)
elephant (elephant?) gazelle (gazelle)
elephant (gazellephant?) hmm... gazelle
elephant? (elephazelle!)

you can eat like an elephant
(eat like an elephant)
but look like a gazelle
Track Name: Goldar
overheard your new compatriots last night
they want to steal you away
I might be messed up like Goldar over here
but no one's loyal as I, I'm really your slave

be advised- they're not who you think they are
be advised- don't lose your Goldar

I always send you letters to prove that I'm still here
I've murdered forests of trees to show I care
those other people might have some flashy new ideas
no one can be trusted but me, I'm really your slave

be advised- they're not who you think they are
be advised- don't lose your Goldar

don't lose your Goldar
Track Name: Note to Self
instrumental
Track Name: Whoops
you can tell me I look the same
as I did before, way back when
but you can't tell how confused I am
a crime of conscience I can't amend

gotta say I'm sorry
hope its something you'll forgive
didn't mean to fall in love with you
but I kinda did

not oblivious to the signs
you didn't want more, more than a friend
traffic cones and red lights all around
it's against the rules but I'd do it again

gotta say I'm sorry
hope it's something you'll forgive
didn't mean to fall in love with you
but I kinda did

can you blame me?