farewell to the swagger kids

by sick balloons

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this is the first official balloons record. i hope you enjoy it.

you can watch the video for 1974 on youtube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvYZsIUreHU

get the video free with purchase of the album.

Sounding like Mark Lanegan circa Screaming Trees fronting Crooked Rain-era Pavement, this is a pretty solid debut LP, filled with poppy post-punk anthems and slacker ballads. Listen to tracks like "1974"or "Worst Ideas"and try not to imagine Spike Jonze or Richard Linklater directing the music video. Good stuff. - Seth Combs (SDCitybeat Great Demo Review 2012)

It sounded like pawn shop guitars, dirty fuzz, movies from the 50's, The better parts of Dinosaur Jr., Early Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, and drunk sex. - Phil aka thebeerjesus formerly of Kera & the Lesbians

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released April 16, 2011

recorded at home in california between apr2009-aug2010.
produced, mixed & mastered by Noel DeMello in Los Angeles feb2011.

design by Blair McDonough.

© 2011 bedroomcore

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"It sounded like pawn shop guitars, dirty fuzz, movies from the 50's, The better parts of Dinosaur Jr., Early Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, and drunk sex. "- Phil the Beerjesus on 'Farewell to the Swagger Kids".

'you sound like sloppy Strokes.' - some girl

'they look old. and sound like Black Sabbath.' - some random girl from new york.
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Track Name: beautifuk
you're so beautifuk
eyes like gravel, wanna travel into your crux
young and so inane
adolescent incandescent seminal fling
scratch on the wall
oh your february scant with unforeseeable drawl
staple the found
bury the crown
down down into a mountain-less gown

you are such a shame
a quiet inhibition fixed to fancy the flame
literary stop
youre a debutante depicted in my memory loss
tie up the stems
so cold and privileged with all these symphony trends
spell out the mess
cause all my secrets are expenses and ive worn out amends

bah bah bah
bah bah bah
bah bah bah
Track Name: au revoir
kids with no feet, a (rose) without hands
and my dainty dainty plans
folded oh so neatly behind the bend

trouble it seems, too fair at the least
i've got all reasons to believe
things are withering oh so terribly

love, ive had a vision of your crippling reform
its paper thin assembled at the thorn

kings without drugs, teens without smugs
the make up is by far
the only color that remains awhile

poseurs and crimes, awash in their spell
the candy talks like hosts
smitten with their own derivative

love, ive had a vision of your crippling reform
its paper thin assembled at the thorn
love, i've had a vision of your gentle au revoir
unstable and such temperamental lore
Track Name: tirades
walk blind, no more spirits
keel the camera
and dampen up the segue-way
to the sun

mirror ball, shake and call
fever drapes across the
traces of your lingering applause


strip and stall, pair the tragedies
unfurnished in their absence
with your terminal report

we stumble recklessly
spun our neighbors boredom
praise devoid of any uniform