Collier Canyon

by Oceanography

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    releases October 4, 2019

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    Deluxe 12" 180g vinyl, heavy weight matte jacket, and full color inner sleeve with photos and lyrics

    Includes digital pre-order of Collier Canyon. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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1.
Marcellus
2.
3.
Lovely Mess
4.
Bow Ribbons
5.
Collier Canyon
6.
7.
We Know It's Wrong but We Do It Anyway Because We Like It and You Like Us That Way
8.
Missy Sport
9.
Field Shots
10.
Fumer Tue

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releases October 4, 2019

Guitars/Vox : Brian Kelly
Drums : Brock Bowers
Keys : Scott Barwick
Mixing : Peter Labberton
Mastering : Mike Wells

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Oceanography Oakland, California

Oceanography is an American Indie-Rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Brian Kelly. As a claustrophobic melancholy looms just beneath the orderly exterior of the songs and their narrators, one could view them as a collection of Raymond Carver stories, but with a beat you can dance to. ... more

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Track Name: Split the Pick in Two
Picking flowers from the trash
pressed beneath your daddy’s stack of Wall Street Journals
I’m pretty sure that he won’t take notice
He threw them out with last weeks Economist
And you know it’s not your fault
it’s always been women and children first

On the steps of the Ivy League
Every time they throw you underneath the uptown bus
That ain't no way to treat your flesh and blood
It's not what you would choose if it were up to you
And you think it’s of no use
because you’ve been told this world is cruel and they serve a higher purpose

It don’t matter where you came from kid
It only matters where your head is
So split the pick in two
They're gonna love you no matter what you do

Breaking bottles in the trash
Smash them all up into powder bits against
fluorescent bulbs your mother just can’t stand
She says the light as false, she always turns them off
And you know it’s not your fault
these things burn hot before they burn you out

It don’t matter where you came from kid
It only matters where your head is
So split the pick in two
They're gonna love you no matter what you do
Track Name: Rainbow Records
Days grow short and lose distinction as time passes
I’m thinking of you now
I can’t put out the torch, it has to burn out on it’s own
So I pull out your old Maxell tapes and play some radio songs

And I scuff the kitchen floor with my Sunday shoes
like you and I used to do
Just before I fall apart
the blood in my head ends up in my heart

Old times old times weighing heavy on the mind
so I ditch my day job for a day and lock it all inside
Shining by the light of the stereo
Taping pop songs off the radio
I remember you in eighty-four
knocking it around to Purple Rain in the record store
Playing songs we can’t afford
now the tipping point has tipped and our fountain of youth has turned to shit

So I scuff the kitchen floor with my Sunday shoes
like you and I used to do
Just before I fall apart
the blood in my head ends up in my heart