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Definitely Band

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Our newest album is a melting pot of everything we love: Beatlesque harmonies, swirling shoegaze haze, chiming and gnashing guitars, and a focus on great songwriting.

"Definitely Band" was recorded straight to 2" tape over the course of two years. We took a different approach with every track on the album, always striving to use new sounds and push ourselves into fresh sonic territory.

Cassette release via Copper Mouth Records.
Vinyl release via Making New Enemies.


released August 3, 2018


Joseph Brandel: guitars & bass; vocals (1, 3, 6, & 10)
Bernie Gelman: guitars & keyboards; vocals (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, & 10)
Logan Bean: drums & percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8)
Kevin Stewart: drums & percussion (7, 9, & 10), keyboards


Bo Prochnow: bass (4)
Max Hirtz-Wolf: bass (5) and upright bass (3 & 8)
Daniel Richardson: saxophone (1 & 5)
Jonah Levine: trombone (7)
Graham Patzner: violins (4)
Liana Berube: violins (8)
Stephen Sokolouski: cello (8)
Naotoshi Tamaru: lyrics (6)
Cat Yang: lyrics (1)

Recorded to tape by Sean Paulson (Different Fur) & Ian Pellicci (New, Improved Recording) from Summer 2016 to Spring 2018.

Mixed by Ian Pellicci (New, Improved Recording) in mono.

Digital and vinyl mastering by Golden Mastering.

Album art by Chou Yi.


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"crosby, stills, & nash meets cap'n jazz"

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Track Name: Still Green
still green and waiting for elation
separated from shape
patiently you embrace and fold carefully forever, like this

ripe with synthesis, but dripping with self-punishment
alone on my shit, gnawing at my worth like bones
you won't
Track Name: Flutter
a melody eloquently sung
a voice she gave to him
like Loretta Lynn, forever tied to--

in ephemeral, elusive
harmony, all over
like we'd sing
the english sunshine covers your skin
Track Name: Evaporation
I've been trying to be patient
self-reflection and human relation
I'm based, I'm latent
and every manifestation there blatant in my head
waiting for dilaudid blanket

relatably faceless
naked in moonlight, gyrating wasted
I've been trying all my life to just get tired of this head
every manifestation there blantant in my bed
everything else evaporation
nothing evaporation

fucked into an open casket
maybe I could just get tired for a chain
where every manifestation is complacent to my brain
singing rain, rain, rain, rain
waiting to become evaporation
Track Name: Love Song
on a bender, you had some time to yourself
oh I wonder if you feel the same as me now
we're cut from the same cloth,
but you've got me feeling down

so I'm sitting on my own and I'm thinking the same thoughts,
but some new sounds, like

so look around and you might find
Track Name: Bloom
every morning when the sun comes up
I lay me down
feel my body ease into my bed
I recall songs long gone, like memories

so don't you cry,
even the weak ones will get by

every morning when the sun comes up
I lay me down
Buddy Holly playing in my head
I recall songs long gone, like memories
Track Name: Four
白い色 綺麗すぎる 石を
左手を 伸ばして ほら
大切に しまいこんで ポケットに
あの部屋に 並べるころ 魔法が 消える

1ミリも 気づけない
あなたの いるところへ
無駄な この歌を
夜に ばらまいて
ただ 石ころのまま

白い色 綺麗すぎる この言葉
水の石 流れの中 ゆれる ゆれる

1ミリでも 気づけない
この想いだけ ほら 水に浮かべる
Track Name: Radio King
so now that you feel and see,
you know completely
read it back now, over and out
traipsing carefully, wondering how it

always comes to this,
'cause I live a love
even when I know it isn't true

I wanna be part of this wave
oh no
doesn't even matter when you say

"I woke up to this"
and I feel I don't know
every time you ask me what I want

don't wanna be alone
'cause I know what I'm like
doesn't even matter if you're right

now that I feel this heat,
I know completely
easing backwards, muddled and high
when you ask me "hey, wanna go dancing?"

I would love to.
Track Name: Home
go back to that endless asphalt
where you can take your time

but you just wait
'cause I'm stuttering all night long
misdirect me
do I dare look down?
afraid of what I'd see

this is the game we played as kids, didn't take a minute to learn
this is the game we played as kids, didn't take a minute to learn
this is the shame we made as kids, that you didn't have to mention to her
this is the game we played as kids, only takes a minute to hurt

love like a small town
Track Name: Pleasure
I'm trying to say that all of my life's been all of my lies
and, let's just face it, no one's in your eyes
and you're all alone now

I'm just an asshole, take what I want
oh what I'd do to you
when you're feeling let down

I've been trying to fake it all of my life
just like you
Track Name: Mallow
it was all we had
pulled together from bits of dust and the dead
fickle memories
ring the changes time eats away.

feel so hollow my bones might give up

from giving up the marrow you
dissipate like vapor, learn to discorporate

I'm destined to try
as if it's all in my hands

but I love
everything I live for equally excited to die
giving up the marrow gushing with my soul inside
sipping on the phantom of hope I won't venerate
old enough to kill for resilience it dissipates
everything I live for equally excited to die
crushed into the marrow of exploded self, deny
incinerate like favor, expand and disassociate
elevate like vapor, learn to discorporate

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