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Wind Vane - EP

by Calgrove

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1.
Hot 03:10
Your 9 to 5 dress outfit Is crumpled gross and sweaty At half past ten Working on the form, chipping on the line Just begin Ceiling went from slightly damp to falling in Ultimately useless Sounds out of speakers Religiously devoted Your own kind of preacher The Landlord keeps ducking all your calls Theres a 25 minute back up on the Jones Falls Gives you time to look down at the trash and contemplate, where you're going Ultimately useless Sounds out of speakers Religiously devoted Your own kind of preacher
2.
Back it Up 04:11
Hair parted so starkly forehead sweating Virginia can get so sticky and dead So sticky and wet Tiles need scrubbing your sisters out clubbing Virginia can get so sticky and wet So sticky and dead Which Don is your favorite? Felder or Henley? You're getting too close, back it up gently Back it up The station wagon squeaks Let's get something to eat
3.
Cry 02:08
Cry, cry, girl don't you cry Dirty rotten bastard, he's gonna die Hide, hide, where were gonna hide? Wipe away the tears and burn them to the sky So sing, sing, girl don't you sing Sing a pretty song and make my heart sting She said boy, boy, hands off me If the devil catches us, he'll burn us to the sea So run, run as fast as we can The devil's gonna chase us all through the land So boy, boy, boy dont you shake Take another dip in god's good lake. Cry, cry, girl don't you cry Dirty rotten bastard, he's gonna die Hide, hide, where we gonna hide? Wipe away the tears and burn them to the sky So sing, sing, girl don't you sing Sing a pretty song and make my heart sting
4.
Flak Bait 02:55
Babe, you're always in the way Me? I'm flak bait I hope Machado stays With us instead of getting a big pay day It's unfair The bar tender knows me Babe, you're always in the way Me? I'm flak bait Hot night Wore my lax splash 98' t-shirt right So tight Looking so fine at the Corner Stable restaurant. Babe, you're always in the way Me? I'm flak bait We saw The two biggest boys at the pool hall We looked so small Next to them, playing billiard ball Billiard ball Billiard ball Billiard ball
5.
Wind Vane 09:14
When you're lonely And you can't get it out of your mind What do you do? Do you run to where it all slips away? Comfort yourself in the pain of others How do you fix your heart? You put it on me You put it all, you put it all on me You put it all, you put it all on me The wind vane is making a turn for the best The wind vane is making a turn for the best The wind vane is making a turn for the best For the best Did you see that guy at the alumni club? He looked like kinda messed up Did you see that guy at the alumni club? Now it's been a long time Since you've been on trial And it's been a long time Since your heart has felt so vial How do you fix your heart? How do you fix your heart? I'm just kidding, you never had a heart To start off with You put it all, you put it all on me You put it all, you put it all on me The wind vane is making a turn for the best The wind vane is taking a turn for the best The wind vane is making a turn for the best The wind vane is taking a turn for for the best For the best Grab a wrinkled button up Got a sweater to cover it up Now I got a half full cup Grab a wrinkled button up Put on a sweater to cover it up

about

To learn more about Calgrove and the Baltimore band’s new EP, Wind Vane, let’s take a trip to half-awake Lutherville, Md., where the musicians practice and sometimes sleep.

Here at the Valley Inn tavern, the patrons seem to nod knowingly when inquired about the young quintet. “Are they really that young?” shoots back Earl, 63. Okay, Earl. “I always thought they were a little loud, but honestly I could see one of my kids enjoying some of it. It is kind of pretty,” says Maureen, 58. “Well, yeah, they’ve got lap steel in the band. What the hell would an ugly lap steel sound like?” Earl again. Earl and I schedule a mixtape trade. Let’s move on from this corner.

A fellow named Foday, 25, says he’s heard the new EP. “I know they get a lot of their musical ideas from just jamming. And that is so well-represented with the last song, the title track. They ride it out for a sweet nine minutes. Sometimes you need a little escape, you know?” We agree.

Alessandra, 36, seems to have been waiting for our questions. “You know they put on a show at their house a few weeks ago. I was there. What strikes me is the opposition between the two guitarists’ playing. They do complement each other, but there is an odd separation. Maybe that’s where part of the emotion lies.”

“I’m kind of caught up with the rhythm section,” says Patrick, 48, a friend of Earl’s (though everyone seems to be friends here). “You can’t really create the feel they have in these songs without a solid bassist-drummer team. Calgrove has that.”

“They remind me of myself, when I was young,” David, 50, says. “Except they seem to be creating something and working. I couldn’t ever get a community together, even between my few friends. I guess you need somebody to rally behind and I just wasn’t that person. I think I grew into that role, but not until my late 30s.” David has a point about how the members of Calgrove are building something of their own: something outside of pettiness and misunderstanding; something natural and singular to their certain lives. It has something to do with the group stretching out songs to Can-length in their cellar practice space, and welcoming the local community into their home for evenings spent playing music and sharing jokes. But, David. You’re great. You made something beautiful and you know that. The most exciting part is: the best is yet to come.

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released October 6, 2017

Released by Forged Artifacts and Gentle Reminder

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