Articulate Fits

by The Sound Down Cellar

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JaCee and the jags Wicked strong! I'm a Noplay fan from now on! And Patrick Belken as mixer-producer-screamer polishes off these kool, tight arrangements and performances. I like all the songs! All the original creativity! Keep going, SDC!
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released August 17, 2015

It feels so nice to have this together after over a year of work and super fun collaborations!

Noplay Glancy: guitars, words, chords, unwanted deadlines, samples, shouting, wrangling, production, a little engineering, co-mixing.
Pat Belken: mouse, lap keytar, synth tech, yelling, guitar, engineering, production and co-mixing.
Brian Connor: lead guitars, rhythm guitar, phantom mixing, hostage negotiation, bar raising.
Greg Bell: drums and cymbals, especially the bell part.
Zack Facco: bass guitar, fashion.
Jonee Earthquake: dobro on Paid in Full and Realignment Blues
Alex Miller: engineering, shouting, production and mixing on Not Stop Our Love at the Dojo, Somerville, MA. Live engineering on Later Days III and You Understand at the middle east, Cambridge MA.
Elio DeLuca: engineering on Paid in Full, You Understand and Goodbye Irene
Liz Anaya: violin on Be Your Friend
Scatterboxx: tracked the violin on Be Your Friend
Julian Hammond- bass guitar, shouting on Not Stop Our Love
Paul Glancy- bass guitar, lead guitar, empty glass on Realignment Blues
Bobby Glancy and M.A. Nesmith: shouting On What The People Want
The Zuggee Bros.: drums on Not Stop Our Love and Realignment Blues
Ken Michaels: live engineering on E's doing fine solo
Ethan Costello- shouting on Not Stop Our Love
Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!
We are grateful for:
Anna Rae, Cora, the people in our families that we like, Tom Mattos and his tavern at the end of the world, the Hot Dog and the Ninja people, Ken Michaels and the space, Trusty Sidekick, JRO2k for letting me misquote him, Jason Kessel, Tom Urbanik, Mickey PG, Clinton Degan, Abram Taber, Rick Surette, Jay Negro.



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We are a straightforward alternative rock collective with a side of pickles. We try to always leave room for shady propositions, making space for banjo only versions and club house remixes. The last show featured members who had met only twice, but felt like they were long lost shipmates, reunited. Please don't ask us when our set starts, cause it will probably change after we finish playing. ... more

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Track Name: Paid in Full
I said to Landry these are desperate days for me
if we could forget the debt for at least another week
I said to Landry shit you know I'm good for it
How long we been doing this and I always paid you back
Ben, he said, you went out one time and left him on a ledge
but that's another story
I said to Landry You don't want to do this so relax and I will go
There's no need to throw a fit
I said to Landry What the Christ you thought I'd let y'ever get away with that? Now I've got to deal with this mess
Joey, I know, you've been trying to stay clean but for just
once more, you know damn well you owe me.
Track Name: E's doing fine
recorded several times in several climates to ensure that maximum barometric pressure was achieved, this song contains words that you're probably better off guessing than knowing.
Track Name: Later Days III
(This one's about a tour we never went on)
I woke up 3 days later, covered in my own filth
there's not much to conclude, I'm more or less done using you
to keep me from reaching the conclusion
that I'll never love anything or anyone as much as I used to be able to

Show and fell for another girl, she told me not to ask
Loosen up to the hipster roof and sip the burning flask
will there be a difference when the hate begins to pass?
or will our old empties come to carry us en masse
off to pray the rosary or visit christmas past?
Make amends and finally see the reason we're supposed to relax?
Ethan came to pick me up and between the rain and meal
went for broke and barely spoke as the pike wore down the wheel
can you tell the difference between loving what you kill and killing what you love? it's never killed how I feel.
Track Name: Be your friend
Stinky felt that god had dealt him a raw ass deal
so hat he did, that desperate kid, was motion to appeal
well it's all a joke until you lose an eye for an eye the world must be blind
for it not to see what poverty does to the mind
the things I learned so long ago forever infiltrate my deepest thoughts and the ways that I want, even how I escape. But if you're willing to just laugh it off, then I'll be your friend, it kills me when I can't see it through to the end. That's why I wear my clothes until they're full of holes, I'm no stranger to needles and thread. You wanna talk it out until we can tell that it's been said? That it's been said. that it's been said
Track Name: you understand
I should get a little numb before we do this, you understand
I rapidly absorb the skin you're shedding, through my hand
Comet, strip-mine, jellyfish
Other Sumner, click an itch
You didn't think that I could pull it off without a hitch
She agrees reluctantly, distraction technology
I had to keep my secret just to tell you this little piece
I didn't want to wake you up, so I slept beside the bed
I know it's been hard on you,
but lack of sleep has never been my problem, or my dread
I should get a little numb before we do this, you understand
Track Name: Not Stop Our Love
What would you say if I called you, or just showed up at your door
would you believe me if I said I needed you even more than before?
would you give me some relief?
I know the breakup was ugly and I admit I’m to blame
but this past year has been so very painful and my love for you remains
It’s plain to see I am the only one you can love
You are the only one I can trust
Track Name: realignment blues
I might only be an animal but I'm more than a machine, more than a machine
You know I try but you know people, they see what they wanna see
I can see you've been killing all the joy in your heart
I can see you've been killing all the joy in your heart
If you could stop, even 'til the end of this song, well that'd be a start
that would be a start
There are times when I think I can't change enough
There are times when I think I can't change enough
Beliefs are so powerful they steer the ship or crack the hull
I believe the seas will be gettin' rough

When my losses and my gains feel the same
When my losses and my gains feel the same
I know I must realign, take the pain try 'n' make it rhyme
'cause play is the way that you stay in the game

(thanks to the people who overdo it)
Track Name: What The People Want
You got to give the people what the people want
and what the people want is:

Track Name: goodbye, Irene
It's been a long time
I know you're probably wondering why I haven't been around.
See I had this other lover, I got in trouble so I skipped town
But now I'm living down on Ester street
You should come by soon, know who I'd love to see?
Your little niece, won't you tell her "Hi" from me?
Can you believe this weather we've been having?
If there's a heaven, they're trying to tell us something
Talk about TV, and how's your family?
You know my job, it's always the same thing
Did you hear that Cheryl's daughter?
she's been running with a tough crowd
I almost forgot to mention, I see your brother all the time now
'n' he looks real good for being five days old
You can rest assured that you never shared a soul
you each got your own and he told me to say "Hi"
from him