Anonymous said: "Cemeteries is the dream pop transmitting over the truck radio of teenagers driving the dark labyrinth of outlying woods in a mountain town. It’s the requiem to a sleep walk in the dead of night, bare foot across the pinecone bed of the forest. Cemeteries explores a curiosity in darkness that poses the question, “what if it’s safer out there among the owls and coyotes?”
trackandfieldrecs said: When is your album coming out of the computer and into my ear holes?
Depends on how nice you are to me.
Anonymous said: What's the lyrics to a real gust of wind
Okay but these aren’t very good:
I feel a chill, smoky summer
Say what you will, I’m still under all of your spells
There’s a thunder coming here soon, let’s take cover
I feel a chill, smoky fire
Do what you will, I won’t bother
Is this for real?
There’s a thunder over that hill, let’s take cover
How does it feel to lose all your pieces?
How does it kill with all it’s hands tied?
How will it end?
With the lakes up over our heads?
It will take a real gust of wind to destroy us
I’ll be inside looking through our things for the last time
So many memories
Let’s go outside, this is the end
I can’t believe how much my mood has gone up since autumn came to Portland.
Last fall I went on tour with Teen Daze through the United States and Canada. I kept a journal that started out as me writing letters to my future self that turned into disorganized nonsense. I’ll post photos and keep all of my mistakes intact but I’ll leave out some details that are just for us (like the time we saw a jackalope). I’ll also throw some asterisks in because I like asterisks.
9/20/2013, 12-ISH, ABBOTSFORD, BC
Look, I’m drunk* and I’ll keep it brief, maybe use bullett points:
9/21/2013, 11:42 PM, ABBOTSFORD, BC
It’s night two of being drunk. I don’t expect (or want) the whole tour to be like this, I see it as a reward to myself for being here and making friends which has always been really hard for me.
Jamison and I lazed around the house all day and caught up on Breaking Bad before I went to a show at a coffee shop which was kind of strange except for:
I went to a Harry Potter party (?) after and met some interesting people, a film snob and very friendly man named Andrew Wong****.
Jamison, Paulina and I just talked about how hard it is to be comfortable in other people’s homes and I hope I accurately displayed the fact that they’ve been wonderful hosts and have made me feel nothing but comfortable.
* Oh no. I’m sorry for this and any other drunken entries.
** Transcribed as-is.
**** I <3 you, Andrew.
Making my grandma a mix CD.
Since it’s almost done:
The new record is a concept. At least more than The Wilderness was. I’m not a huge fan of my previous lyrics (or songs for that matter) but I’m really excited about this one. I put a lot of myself into the lyrics even if they might seem vague or story-esque. The record actually evolved from a story I wrote years ago.
The Wilderness was my autumn record, Huntress was my spring record and this is my summer record. It’s very maritime. It’s more synth-y and less guitar-y but still very much a Cemeteries record.
It was inspired by many things but if I had to pick three they’d be John Carpenter’s The Fog, my summers spent at my grandparents cottage in Fair Haven, NY and Impersonator by Majical Cloudz.
I don’t know when it’s coming out or how. Unfortunately it probably won’t see the light of day until 2015. I rushed The Wilderness out because I didn’t know any better but I want to take my time and perfect this for you guys.
It’s nine songs. It’s almost fifty minutes and I can’t wait for you to hear it.
Anonymous said: what's your favorite album to fall asleep to?
I used to sleep to Put Your Back N 2 It by Perfume Genius like every night. I don’t think I’ve fallen asleep to music once since I moved here though.
Sorry for no journal post (even though only five of you seem to be following them). I’m recording hopefully all of the vocals for the new record.