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Singles Tape II: SoftBank

by Never Young

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1.
In A Spin 03:38
You and I are the same two halves of a whole Both caught in a spin halves that pull and bend Our spirits must be kindred bc I know we’ll never learn I must love you in rotations I just turn and turn and turn If we're cut from the same cloth then You are bleached of all my stains You are always in my mirror but we'll never be the same you’re so good I never meant to make you guilty you’re so good I am his and he is mine we’re the same just misaligned flag waves in the wind now brings it up just to take it down She is mine and I am hers now Blew a kiss and watched it bend Do you hope this same pain finds you once more and again Bending halves that seek to pull into two I watch them separate, brief and complete pull, pull, pull I watch them separate and pull into two and he asks me to write it on the back so no one sees what I’ve chosen to confess I ask him - if he can tell that - im scared ill never - know a whole from forms so brief and incomplete i write it on the back and he knows what i mean
2.
Sad things start to resonate the romance washed away I'm choking on misogyny while the singer masturbates Physicality was never sexy enough so you hide behind millennial plight Bad boys come and go but you're a different type of stain In love with your erotica Your secrets get you hard Lonely in your bed and in your heart Tell me tell me are you suffering Baby I really wanna know Love evades you so desperately But does the pain outweigh the burn? No You're in love with your erotica and your secrets get you hard Stuck around past midnight guess you never really learned That every worm wants desperately to never leave the dirt Caught you reading Nietzsche at a house party I caught you begging for someone to care I think I rolled my eyes into another life that night In love with your erotica Your secrets get you hard Lonely on your phone and in your heart You're in love with your erotica and your secrets get you hard
3.
Soap 03:44
I wash it out with soap to feel more comfortable / light came into my home Looked through the bullet hole the blood went through my clothes fear and power two petals of the same flower i look down, into the hole, to see how far it goes its an ambient pain, a killer, i think anyway a darkening stain, so far anyway I wash it out with soap to feel more comfortable / light came into my home Looked through the bullet hole the blood went through my clothes porcelain, i pour some in, i keep the water hot i think about, where bodies go, when they get shot its an ambient pain,i think anyway a darkening stain, so far anyway I wash it out with soap to feel more comfortable / light came into my home Looked through the bullet hole the blood went through my clothes
4.
Two not the same turning over inside of me One likes the taste the other hates the durian i know i know, he said pleasure will outweigh pain outweigh the pain we go for a drive our favorite spot looking down - i feel the pull of the incline and i like it Ritual and routine you’re acting to much like yourself all of your faults they’re stacked high by the fire he says “i’ve got the cure, for everything that hurts” i know you think you’re bound to your pain bound to the pain we go for a drive our favorite spot looking down - i feel the pull of the incline i sip the oil he covers it in gasoline lights a flame it sets him free we go for a drive our favorite spot looking down - i feel the pull of the incline and i like it
5.
I could waste all my time wondering if you know you’re whole and total to me the city feels like a nightmare and your home town’s full of shit I only get one body, think I might as well use it I wanna fuck somebody over and I wanna get fucked with to I just want you to know I want you Until this moment, I'm your glass pendant Come take me closer, I'm your glass pendant I’ll pull you out from yourself And let our own world become Don’t ever waste your time wondering if you know you're whole and total to me I found it sobering yet kind of trite That I would give myself entirely to believing Nothings truly sweet without you Until this moment, I'm your glass pendant Come take me closer, I'm your glass pendant I’ll pull you out from yourself And let our own world become

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Over the last two years Never Young have become a staple of the Northern Californian music scene. Formed in 2014 around the song-writing partnership of childhood friends Christopher Adams and Nikolas Soelter, they’ve developed a unique, urgent blend of 90’s punk combined with an idiosyncratic knack for writing angular pop songs. Nikolas Escudero and Samuelito Cruz fill out the low end on bass guitar and drums with fierce and deliberate tact. They’ve been described as “Sonic Youth, At The Drive In, and My Bloody Valentine having a ménage à trois”, an exceedingly tight, hook filled slab of noise.

For Singles Tape II: SoftBank, the quartet leans into their pop inclinations, finding solace in bright melodies and clever structures. There’s the immediacy of “Beta Male Erotica” and its shimmering guitars, the simple, chanty refrain of “Soap,” and the dense, churning energy of “Gasoline Aphrodisiac,” ending in the climatic declaration, ‘and I like it’, repeated over and over before cymbals crash and scraping guitars conclude. The five-song EP was recorded in San Francisco at Ruminator Audio with Monte Vallier (Wax Idols, Weekend) with production aid from Shaun Durkan of Weekend.

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released October 14, 2016

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