'FRIENDS'//so here it is

Please order all copies of the album through PayPal, on the right of the screen. If you happen to know me personally, you could just call me up and we can sort out something a little easier.

The full 'Friends' package is $5, and the digital download, with an exclusive remix, is $2. I'm not out to make money off of this, I just need to pay back the costs I endured to make the record, so if you liked the single I posted last week, or just want to support a fellow artist, or have some money in the bank to back your intrigue, then clickclickclicky on the PayPal thingy.

All these photos were taken by pdhw; again, much love.

I hope you all enjoy it; I've worked very hard on this project of mine, and I am very proud of what's come of it. Originally meant to be only a four song ep, 'Friends' grew into something that shadowed my own heart. I spent many nights alone in my studio dreaming of old memories and new beginnings, and I put sounds to my thoughts and words to my secrets. This is an honest record, and I have very little to hide anymore. Each song is dedicated to individuals who have changed my life, each a message of love and trust that has been built strong by years of struggling friendships. And as many of us now stand at crossroads, both personal and shared, I offer this diary as a proclamation of what I hold the highest faith in -

that maybe when all the crazy can settle
there will still just be a series of hands
warm with touch
to bind the past and future paths
we've lost to watches sick with plans
to feed the rush
and remind us all of what chances more
can keep us close, when distance threatens doors.

- tgrs

announcing//'In Your Arms'

The Great Red Shark - In Your Arms
first single off of 'Friends.' sareen's remix of this track will be packaged with the digital download of the album. come back here next tuesday, the 17th of feb, to start ordering the full album in two ways: either the cassette version, which comes with full printed artwork and the digital download, or just the digital download itself. the cassette plays more like a mixtape, so the album sounds considerably different than the digi version. order either version on the right of this page.

Full 'Friends' Tracklisting:
1. Circus Love
3. Golden Girl
4. Devils Eyes
6. Nighttime Glasses
7. ILeftNY(rvs)
9. Curious
11. In Your Arms
12. Doggy (For Penny)

All artwork done by ks
All photos taken by pdhw

- tgrs

that's it//What?

Animal Collective - No More Runnin (Friendly Foliage Remix)
a very neat remix that takes the original track out of the swampy depths of a nawlunns backyard and into a fresh, sunny afternoon in a german garden. kompakt pay attention: this is our you keep a listener's attention, throw in infectious vocal snips and lace them threw a headspin beat. if any of you are familiar with the orignal version off of mpp, then you know how ghost like no mo runnin sounds. this is like some casper shit, happy and peppy, yet ethereal, it's not there but you can feel it and if you clasp at you'll get nothing but air. oh sweet air to breathe, if clouds tasted like this, then heaven would be a lollipop.

Joker - Snake Eater
is this dubstep? if james bond went a bit underground, fine. a hook that reeks of 60's charm from a smooth vigilante, guns blazing and his talk on fire. damn. this track just makes the four minutes feel so important. diffuse the bomb! drop the bomb! bomb the drop! bombtrack, bombtrack! break your knees.

i'm tired
so tired
of babysitting
of parenting
or supporting who cannot support
who will not return what efforts spent
it costs to live this friendship best
in your own worlds, fine, stay
this place is my escape,
it is my breath of fresh air
give summer heat or winter's seat
and if you suffocate me with silence
and idleness, reprehensible neglect,
then fly your own damn wings to rescue
mine are tired and breaking down
and id rather spend the energy
lifting those who lift me up
and cheer for the sheer joy of a smile.
with lots of love,
your friend,
your steed,
your practical and unrespected steal,
your king of bills and floating wheels,
to this i give a final plea:
wake. the fuck. up.

the love of my dreams
the less cheesy
girl of golden seas
too much?
my jewel of futures and frequent pasts
a necklace of peace i'd leave for you
and a promise of time
that'll make me wait
what a waste, what a feat!
but strength and strength some more
should be all we'll need

- tgrs

//mad respect for pdhw. check out his flickr on the sidebar, give him due love.\\