Basic Printer

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This is an EP about how cliche polarities are often always intertwined


released February 17, 2017

Jesse Gillenwalters - Vocals, Synthesizers, Guitar, Drum Machines
Justin Mulvaney - Drums (track 2)
Laura Epling - Violin I (track 6)
Grace Laminack - Violin II (track 6)
Meghan Perdue - Viola (track 6)
Maggie Chafee - Cello (track 6)

Alexandre Lunardelli - String Arrangement
Ryan Giesbrecht - Engineer (track 2),
String Engineer (track 6)
Gabe Millman - Mastering Engineer
Michael Jennings - Album Cover

Produced by Jesse Gillenwalters & Aaron Walters
Recorded at The Rosecroft & Tree Shark Laboratories in Nashville, TN
Mastered at Georgetown Masters in Nashville, TN

JB, CI, BD, Peter, Carly, people who helped me believe in myself, the clouds and all that.


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experimental synthpop from Nashville, TN

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Track Name: Child Grows
Don’t grow older
Slow burn
To smolder, you’ll turn
Don’t grow old
Don’t grow older, you’ll
You’ll turn colder
You'll turn colder

Don’t grow older
Slow burn
To smolder, you’ll turn
Don’t grow old
Don’t grow older, you’ll
You’ll turn colder
You'll turn colder
Frost on clover
Frost on clover
Track Name: Asleep
I know you see just fine
The glasses don’t mean anything
I know that you see just fine
Because the glasses they don’t mean anything
It’s all just a matter of us
It’s all just a matter of talking
And wondering if this thing is done being a mess
Yeah, it ain’t a mess, if it is I’m leaving

I’m asleep
in sandy
Join me

Above me all the time
I never reach ‘cause it’s useless
Always above me all the time
I never ever reach ‘cause it’s never worth it
Magnets are happening now
Ladders are happening now and
I wonder if you even need to give it a step
Don’t need a step, if you do I’m climbing
Track Name: Lethargy
When’d you turn away from me?
This ain’t anxiety
Get back to that space
You know, the one where you’re alive
You know what you’ve gotta be
Don’t make it up for me
You don’t need my voice
You can feel it well inside

So sick of waiting for a time of day
I am done with holding out for changes
When they’re ones I can make

Idle lethargy
This is bliss
Idle lethargy
Don’t give in

I don’t wanna take the fall
Don’t wanna talk at all
Just tryin’a get away
Before the fear, it sneaks inside
Don’t want to reiterate
Makes no sense either way
I fear I will grow still
I fear I’ll be a stone

Every second that you’re laying you’re making a mess
It’s existential but potential is something to dread
When I falter it’s a nod to the tune of something like
I am done with holding out for changes and particularly when they’re ones I can make
Track Name: Ironface
I’ll be louder
Sunnied-up flowers
You’ve gone over
Iron is colder
I am a stone statue in thin grey paint
The closest thing to iron on my face

I know that you are angelic and good
And maybe I was extremely lucky
But it feels like your safe place is behind Ray Bans and delirious highs in the sun
Like you’d rather be seen open-mouthed in a photo than to ever actually be known

You love and take care of your shaky brother and
Feed the old and helpless
And our only point of connection
Was our deteriorated ancestors
You shake off your effortless creativity and compassion for the weak
By staying underslept and being choosy in your speech

Monger of all things deft and sincere
I don’t regret bringing my business here, baby
My iron guise was a reaction to your name
And there was nothing to fear
Track Name: The Regal Sprint
Defer the referendum
Consensus ain’t on the agenda
It’s ‘cause I’m overtaken by the aesthetic of The Ana
Let’s get a different referendum
Prefer to defer to piano

When does it become alright?
I wanna be crazy
I wanna be crazy about someone

How do you count the last one, and will I ever feel the same hun?
Did it really take 6 years to realize I had the last one?
Said how do you count the last one, and was I really on my last run?

When can you just realign calm it down and quit all the overthinking
I have seen you 16 times when will you get the hint that I’m not done with you
I understand that you feel kinda jaded and want someone real but
I know that you could feel so crazy if you’d just let me in (clap clap) I promise

It’s not over and I’m not done

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