by Turnip King

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    A new mix with lots of sounds, songs from "tape life", "re-enacting that thing...", "bowow", "moon landing" + new demos and other stuff

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This past weekend we played some shows, we played at Vassar college on thursday, Bennington friday, and then a bar near Prospect Park in BK on saturday,, we hadn't played together in what felt like a long time and it was nice to record the set on saturday and then be happy upon listening back to it. We practiced in a tiny room at bard college and in a garage at palberta's house in tivoli,, we listened to kissing is a crime in the car,, we bought mcdonald's once, we were stuck in traffic in Albany,,, nick saw stars,,

The heights is a new song written by lucia that we r excited to work on,,

the beginning of track one was recorded outside the death by audio gear swap and the 2nd part was recorded right before we played,

the tracks were recorded by our marantz portable cassette recorder that was placed at the front of the stage.

the album art is a picture of christian on a security cam in a bodega that was decorated by all these trophies,, it was weird,,
everyone should get a portable cassette recorder.


released October 13, 2014



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Turnip King Sea Cliff, New York

Lucia, Christian, Cal, Ken.

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Track Name: Sound before the sound
walk down to james bond's house/he hit me with his favorite gun/he fed me onion rings/sent me off to bed/he tucked me in/raccoon on my head/yeah
Track Name: The Ho_se 10/11/14
i want to make myself clear/im not abusive/i wont move back in here/and i wont try to do it/tell me it rains when/i want it to rain and/i want to sound confident/no i want to be clear/tell me tell me once or twice wont you tell me/am i making myself clear/tell me once or twice oh wont you tell me/oh
Track Name: The Heights (new) 10/11/14
worth more than any/and every/i paint a picture/put it in a museum/so we and they/can see it/and know/you're worth more than any/and every/worth more than any/and every/remember/put it in a museum/a museum/in every and any/you're worth more than any and every/ more than any museum/i think i'll call it/THE HEIGHTS/i think i'll call it THE HEIGHTS/i think i'll call it/take your parents/limited time only/i think i'd show them/but its for your eyes only
Track Name: Carsong 10/11/14
drove over to the golf course just to make you listen/there was nothing there but the sound of/a car stereo/all over everything i ever said/and i made you listen to it/with one eye open you cant see it/and you cannot miss it/i dont know/i could but i wouldnt try it/if you dont go/its cos you dont want/drove over to your moms house just to make you notice/there was nothing there but the sound of/a car stereo/all over everything i ever did/and i made you notice/actions speak louder than what you never said/and you cannot miss it
Track Name: Metonymy 10/11/14
i want to die before you/cos i cant live without you/and if you go/then i'll know/oh no/dont listen to every word you heard/you'll know it was over/and if you go/then i'll know/i'll know/and if you go then i'll go/i'll go/i'll know/i'll go