The Yellow Throated Marten Eats the Blank Waves

by Blank Waves

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sickygnarbrah i used to get my ass kicked in chessboxing by these dudes back in 1994 Favorite track: Telephonic.
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Mary: "Friedrich! Where might have you placed my bondage tools? I'll need them if my sewing circle is to be a runaway success come this evening." Friedrich: "I placed them over there, Mary, on top of the kitchen counter, by the little Japanese bonsai your grandmother picked up for us at the swap meet last month." Mary: "Oh."
Out there in the garden sits another lonely human and she's holding silver lilies in her palms Then appears a creature and he sidles up beside her and her words and all her features turn him on Ohm "Well then maybe yes I guess that I should thank you lady" and his eyes were withered cherries as he spoke "I've been running circles in my cursed circumstances since my lover left for good some time ago." Ohm She said "Dear I'm sorry that we hadn't met much sooner or I could've made things better for us both. Tell me are you with me now and do you feel as I do because if I am alone I can't go on..." "No dear god is calling me and it's him I must be following so I pray you find the one you find your one." Ohm She's got to be lonely She's got to be one
Semisequitur 02:04
You may wake up one day and your life has passed you by it's too easy to open your eyes and criticize so you try You know all too well the things in life that need your time dare you one day not to give your famous alibi so you try and every breath gets shorter til you're blind in both eyes sometimes think that sometimes some things should be occupied and even though it's nonsense since you've been a gambler yes and so then it appears to be nonsequitur
I was the champion of the chessboxing tournament back in 1994 I gave it my best shot I gave it a good lot I'm a nerd and I'm a jock I was the champion of the chessboxing tournament go look it up on the internet it's real it's a thing you know that it's a thing it's real chessboxing champion play me in chess to see who's better at fighting fight me to see who's better at chess i'll put on my best pair of fighting mitts and then put your king into check
Desolations 03:27
Kathy drinks from her cup and prepares his lunch she thinks this could be her final hour the boy says something smart as he perfects the art of filling her with laughter she hopes he won't end up like his father the man with the grin who's gone with the wind to anyone who would let him in his resemblance is uncanny and she's frightened reverend Gabriel talks to an empty hall he thinks he's been forsaken he's lost all his sheep feeling feeble and weak his heart is filled with sorrow lord why have they made me a beggar why would they leave? how can it be? do they not believe? in you or me? i'm uncertain if i'm willing and able Now twenty years gone for mother and son he went to fight in someone else's war tired eyes that wept she'd never forget the times he left her laughing she hopes he will return a hero a new dawn appears she prays he'll be standing here when the dust all clears with nothing to fear her hands run through the pages of their scrapbook
Telephonic 03:20
Telephonic hypnotic sensual eyes looking at her with a leopard disguise rocket woman shoots him right to the moon he goes Shades on tight he's hip in a way Wristwatch tom cat vancouver sway Bulletproof style with nothing to prove he goes Deadman walking Saw him on the TV or the radio Psychedelic hip sway walking away Sequins on his coat bangladeshi beret Glitter bomb king on his way to the show he goes Rock n roll calico hair to his chest Compuphonic sting ray cellular zest a yellow throated marten with a beard of stars he goes Isn't it good to be lost in the woods? so quiet there, out there in the woods
Mescaline Is the name of the mess we're in It's not a pool that you're swimming in Mescaline's the name of the mess you're in Charming to see a big wide grin Mescaline's the name of the mess we're in We're not trying to behave we're just playing may games you know that it's the name you know that it's the name
Life happens all around you So find the self inside leave the future close behind Make the most of every moment Please Cause it's right there where you left it Right there in your pocket and you feel it so it goes And it's right there in your pocket Right there where you left it and you feel it so it goes Love is shining through a moonbeam Silken and serene She's a silverheaded queen Find her light and let her live in you Please
Kiri/Waiting 05:33
Kiri I've been waiting patiently for years and years for you to call Kiri drop a line and let me know if you still feel the same at all You're down on Washington training for championships She can't be seen because she's busy all the time Hair fades to turquoise and falls past your shoulders and Once you were mermaid queen made love to all the sea Neck wrapped in satin your photos show passion for Plants and for wildlife look how her spirit shines And when you're older you'll find someone bolder and Colorful and obtuse maybe it's one day soon You've got me lonely I should be going You have done it now I should be going toad road licked my wheel like a sabre winds of the marsh lightly blue oh and the stars on his shoulders hunters of pity she slew chariots of silk she wore stallions of gold she rode You're keeping me waiting


released January 4, 2020

All songs written, recorded, performed, arranged, mixed, produced, etc. by Cody Hazelle and Ninos Karaman in their various homes and on their various computers.

Drums performed by Jacob Mal on Desolations, Telephonic and Right There (Where You Left it).

Album art by Donovan Reeves.

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Blank Waves Phoenix, Arizona

"The Blank Waves have released one of the most unique, acid drenched, psychedelic EPs of the year. This is old-school lo-fi psychedelia at its finest, and they make no bones about it right from the start with "Song for Syd." With a title like that, you don't need much imagination figuring out what it's going to sound like. ... more

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