make real friends - EP

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1.
Echoes 03:09
when's the next time she will call you up and tell you to come over she's been drinking dancing and spinning some fleetwood mac on vinyl she's the girl that you've been longing for three years of back and forth and suddenly staring at cracks in her ceiling are you happy talking till two bout writer's block and beatles songs and no thought of how we get along and kiss a lot what if she don't like you at all at least you've got one perfect night of echoes in her tile halls open your eyes when the sun comes out and close em cuz you're both worn out dream about days you spent daydreaming about a night at her place talking till two bout writer's block and beatles songs and no thought of how we get along and kiss a lot what if she don't like you at all at least you've got one perfect night of echoes in her tile halls maybe tomorrow it will be just a fog living in my head until I recall it and if you answer the phone one time a month or at all maybe I'll give her a call to talk about how right we are *** (taylor swift-style break) hello? HAY oh... you know, I really like you girl thanks.... *** talking till two bout writer's block and beatles songs and no thought of how we get along and kiss a lot what if she don't like you at all at least you've got one perfect night of echoes
2.
Bahamas 02:54
i met a girl in the bahamas couldn't catch her name through her accent so I just called her Lacey cuz she sold my friend some janky-ass shoes she wore dark sunglasses and a jogger's stopwatch on her left wrist i told her i'm in a pop band and she don't give a shit i guess i'm singing alone i followed her back to a starbucks i can't believe it's in a place like this did my wizard impression it got a laugh so i sang her a surefire hit "that's me in the corner that's me in the spotlight losing my religion" she left me singing alone and what happened i thought that all bands were dope but in the bahamas they don't i guess i'm singing alone i stormed my way back through the shipyard picked up some pot from a ten year-old kid didn't get to smoke my friends out though cuz a sea cop caught me with it now i'm stuck in a jail cell tryna tell them i'm famous i'm the bassist of the miracals they think i'm daniel radcliff and what happened i thought that all bands were dope but in the bahamas they don't i guess i'm singing alone
3.
maybe I should make real friends so I can go out again we can drink at houses where we don't know anyone and grumble why we got no friends I could text James again but he's got a new best friend I could text my friend with benefits but she don't like when I try to be her man so I'll just sit alone scrolling through my phone wonder who my real friends are and I could count them on my fingers but I'll draw their faces where my calluses are maybe I should make real friends maybe I should make real friends so I drove to a rooftop bar blasting music in the car met up with a real good friend surrounded by her roommates I heard that they hated me so we went to a different bar and I got drunk and felt her up now I lost another friend to sex I should resist it I should be a better man so I'll just sit at home for days I sit alone and wallow that I got no one to put my arm around and drive to the griffith hike in the midday sun maybe I should make real friends maybe I should make real friends but I don't understand am I not friendly cuz the pretentious kids all have it in for me they don't know who I am maybe that's my problem am I a decent friend anyone need a friend like me everyday I go outside walk in the park, sunlight go to a show call it a night and I wonder why I got no friends maybe I should make real friends
4.
In The 90's 03:05
I met a girl with shiny hair and perfect skin I went over to play with her but she ran away so I followed her the teacher stopped and put us in our own corners my hair would be so dope in the nineties a part in the middle matching my ripped blue jeans I'd meet my Topanga and we would be best friends and get married we'd only have three walls and I'd go to school with my best friends and my hair would look better than it's looked since the nineties a couple years went by our lockers right beside each other still but I couldn't say hi now I'm stuck watching you with boys with watches and frosted tips never got the guts to put that shit in my hair but it would have been so dope in the nineties a part in the middle matching my ripped blue jeans I'd meet my Topanga and we would be best friends and get married we'd only have three walls and I'd go to school with my best friends and my hair would look better than it's looked since the nineties but I don't wanna be your boyfriend we might just stop talking cuz that's how I am so I'll IM you in the morning while you wait for the Johnson's they're running late again so I'll mess up my hair lemme play with my hair woo

about

This record was written in a small sunny courtyard adjacent to my room at my mom's house in Palm Springs, CA, where I spent six months in a post-college haze reading, walking my dog, writing, playing ultimate frisbee, making new friends, and reacquainting myself to the town I grew up in, and the accompanying memories, after being away from it for the past seven years. It was fun.

Videos:

BAHAMAS: youtu.be/KzziEOfwAtg
MAKE REAL FRIENDS: youtu.be/NZUFgqii8dU
ECHOES: youtu.be/PZ94kdxQLQ4

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released May 18, 2013

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Written, Arranged, Recorded, and Mixed by Will Sturgeon
Mastered by Andrew Maury

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