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Swan Wash

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released September 6, 2019

Matt Leetz - drums/vox
Scott Ferguson - bass/vox
Steve Garcia - guitar

Recorded by Al Jarvis at Ground Sound, Bloomington IN
Mixed by Jon Erich Booth
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago


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Swan Wash Bloomington, Indiana

Cretaceous-era deathrock, blowing on the dust-drenched architecture

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Track Name: Structure
the rising bile is a country to itself
so lucky to have a place to stay
I was despondent, lost in the wild hunt
crawl down my throat like advanced age

like your eyes when it's dusk all day
at the edge of everything

storm drain stands high in the ancient world
on a leaf bed, blue-light screen shines down
enthusiastic, lost in the wild hunt
crawl down my throat without a sound

something's making all the color drain
late-stage commercial real estate
Track Name: Motion Figure
breathe out
he tries to get away
it's just a way
to see

draw in

now leave the lights on
now put the legs on
now try to see

I see him there by the glass
arms out in a dance
he twists there in the air
and he looks like I do
Track Name: Yard
fifty yards across the backyard
leaves hiss in the quiet, quiet dusk
I read something about a black backdrop
four years new, but it's here inside me too

watch my little legs go
how fast can they go?

how long until thrill turns over and burns the nascent mind?
outside the leaves still hiss
I don't feel afraid anymore
but my body still shakes

as fast as little legs go
how fast can you go?

outside the leaves still hiss
Track Name: Black Roof Pt. 2
stairs show their teeth
and only I can see
thoughts change
the air turns around

there's a dim lit furniture weekday
on the furniture, close held saturday

dumb door in the ceiling
only I can see
jump for it and break a leg

there's a hole in the door
no one can tell me about
we keep the hole
as a gesture to the other time

it's a childhood loop
nothing better than this
all my heart is trapped inside interior space
Track Name: Static Signal
I feel it in my hand
a static signal
is clear in the end
Track Name: Floor Camp
low to the floor
sleeping in clothes
do you feel afraid
when you're ready to go?
and the wind turns around
on emergency nights?
I'm gone, gone back

from the carpet
the ceiling is higher
story from nothing
headlight window fire
eight feet up, something sways
under the moon

decrepit door, interior room
sleeping guard in the family tomb

the wind turns around on emergency nights
I'm gone, gone back
low to the floor
sleeping in clothes
do you feel ashamed?
ashamed when you're ready to go?

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