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Love's Crushing Diamond

by mutual benefit

and oh the way she moves / always on the run / and to look into her eyes / will make a fool of anyone and she talks softly / sees through me / says something / I can't hear it / but I won't forget / the way she flies oh to stare into the void / and see a friendly face / and find meaning in a word / in a moment of rare grace and she talks softly / sees through me / says something / I can't hear it / but I won't forget / the way she flies talk softly / walk slowly / take nothing / I can't hear it / but I won't forget / the way she flies
and there's always love / whether tattered, strained, or torn / and on a train through the midwest / I was trying to get reborn / in a mining town / that had long been left to dust / stood a statue of a man / a plant poking through the rust and there's always love / when you think there's none to give / and when we stumbled through the cave / where a hermit used to live / and to say goodbye / makes a mess of all my thoughts / it makes me wish for eloquence / when its love that's all I've got and on that slow train rolling / through the city / the sun is rising / the cornfields blurring / my mind is muddled / our hearts our heavy / our bodies seem so temporary


dispatches from a year of notable absences


released October 7, 2013

Sounds / Jordan Lee
Visuals / Cory Siegler
Mastering / @ Treehouse by Jake Yuhas

Recorded on the road and at:
Ohm Recording Facility in Austin, TX
Temporary Autonomous Zone in St Louis, MO
Thee Hallowed Sound Dungeon in Boston, MA

Violin / Jake Falby
Bass / George Folickman
Electric Guitar / Marc Merza
Singing / Virginia de la Pozas + Cory Siegler + Julie Byrne
Drums / Cameron Potter
Hand Drums + Percussion / Dillon Zahner
Sound Hunting / Ali Carter
Cacophony / Chico Jones + Austin Kalman
Inspirational Electronics / Stefan Grabowski

Appreciation to everyone whom I coerced into collaboration. Roommates in MO, TX, MA for putting up with the inescapable presence of these songs everyday. Marc + Cory who helped every step of the way to make sure these songs had a good physical home. Everyone who assisted us on tour and provided a couch to sleep on and good conversation. Dreamhaus + Whitehaus + Muthership (RIP) for giving mb a space to find its fledgling voice. FMLY for providing near constant inspiration and sonic exploration. And lastly, Ohio friends + family for keeping everything so real

L O V E + P O W E R


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