Days of Yore

by The Wrong Windows

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Chris Anderson Hell yeah! Been waiting for this for ever! Awesome vibes, lyrics and melodies. So glad it's finally dropped.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The limited edition deluxe vinyl package includes the following features:

    - Double-sided Full Color Printed Polybag Enclosure
    - - Unique hand-stamped halftone pattern on upper W in white ink on both sides
    - Full Color Slipcase, featuring:
    - - Silver-Foil Stamped background
    - - Vivid reproductions of 2 Full Color Paintings by artist Jennifer J Jelenski
    - - 8 Die-Cut "Advent Calendar Windows" on Front Cover: The Lion of Los Feliz (containing numerous elements based on the lyrics of the title track). Open the windows to reveal pix of band members on inner jacket.
    - - Back Cover: The Golden Goddess, featuring:
    - - - "Henna tattoo" album liner notes on Goddess' arms
    - - - "Flaming orbs of inspiration" featuring the names of 348 of my many, many muses
    - - - Signed & Numbered First Edition of 494
    - Full Color Inner Jacket, featuring:
    - - Close to 100 Post-It Note Single-Frame Comic Drawings by Ralph Duke
    - - Band Photography by Aimee O'Shea, taken at the site of the Old LA Zoo in Griffith Park
    - Die-Cut Complete Alphabet (with two W's) in Clear Plastic Pouch (cardstock, paper, cardboard, etc, materials primarily drawn from personal belongings)
    - Transparent Electric Blue Vinyl 180 gram 12" Disc, 42 Minutes @ 33 RPM
    - Custom Printed Glow-in-the-Dark Wrong Windows/Black Lodge Turntable Slipmat (Charge it up and spin it in the dark! The Glow is visible THROUGH the transparent blue vinyl!)
    - 3x4" Official Vinyl Band Sticker, version #4 or #5 randomly inserted
    - Hi-Quality Digital Format Download Card for all album tracks

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    I prefer alternate forms of CD packaging, but I had to make this version to be able to submit the album to radio stations, so if clear plastic is your thing, then you're in luck!! It's a pretty bare bones affair compared to the deluxe vinyl edition (it would have been pointless to attempt to shrink down the larger design, as you need a magnifying glass to see all the details even at 12 1/2 inches square), but in a pinch, it'll do ya.

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    An even MORE bare bones version of that soon-to-be-obsolete stalwart, the Compact Disc.

    Worth noting that when I burn, I burn ONLY with Taiyo-Yuden CD-R media, which sandwiches the sensitive, reflective silver layer of the disc between two protective layers of clear plastic. Perhaps you've never had the problem I began to notice all too frequently with my commercially bought CD's: if I happened to scrape off any of the label printed on the top of the disc, I could see that "hole" from the bottom! That would cause playback errors when the laser failed to reflect, and enough holes could prevent a disc from playing at all. This would happen because commercial CD's are produced via the cheapest method possible, with the reflective silver layer painted on top of the disc, protected only by whatever artwork was printed on top of that.

    So, just saying, with these, you won't ever have this problem (that you probably just learned existed). These CD's are built to last.

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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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1.
Pity 04:54
Pity I heard that you fired yourself from your ringside job you wore the stripes while I beat myself up I don't want to call you to tell you I don't want to talk but I have to use the phone cause I don't want to walk through anyone's walls I've got a heart that's filled with milk and that milk is going sour in the posthumous moment that we call now the blue tube glows with the promise of flight and fun but what makes me think that there's anything on there's more satisfaction for me in an average dream but still I find it hard to turn the thing off as if I'm breaking the law I've got a heart with a second hand but it doesn't know the hour in the posthumous moment that we call now I will dance with you with my arms spread inside the vastness of your head as your fingernails go through my hands I scream and we keep on dancing I have seen your power I have seen it flower I have seen it flicker And I have seen it fade American made I want something other than what I have and what I had before for lack of a better word I want more I will dance with you with my eyes shut in a facsimile of trust I will feel your heels go through my feet easily but we keep on dancing I want more
2.
Mercury 07:47
Mercury hang up and drive it down right through the monster's ribcage sticks in the ground where the partisan lines have been laid cockpit or not it's a swell of a beautiful stage an eye on the polls while the barber takes care of his chin they seem to be rising but really just sit there and spin hogwash or not it's a hell of beautiful grin a world without edges horizon unseen spread out on the surface your mercury dream the look that she gave made it difficult for him to stand not so much seductive as badly in need of a man now we all know her face like her face knows the back of his hand a world without edges horizon unseen spread out on the surface your mercury dream a world without urges inhaling obscene spread out on the surface your mercury dream the euphemisms are the proof that he's saving the day distinguished and silver replacing decrepit and gray as he rolled up the limosine window he was rumored to say nice try delilah hang up and drive
3.
Days of Yore 08:42
Days of Yore the cows are coming home for dinner the cynic's circus slops their trough with memes they'll never deign to touch the feed I pour for them again they'll starve themselves awaiting greener dreams the zeitgeist is in need of re-upholstering we shabby dolls bereft of dopamine a cop in every kitchen and a chef in every pot all our streets paved o'er with baby bumps we've made ourselves immune to revolution Wittgenstein escaped in a balloon our actions speak so loud that we can't hear the words no more binary folklore engraven on all fours you've just enough blood left to paint the door gone are the days of yore gone are the days of yore they won't be back no more gone are the days of yore the alphabet has fled for greener pastures arithmetic performed with sticks and stones design is unintelligent, the rapture wears no clothes dirty laundry piles up around our bones occupy the surface of the ocean explain your declarations to the sea as it is or as it was, so never shall it be the bottle is the message, endlessly the dictionary printed on a pinhead the syllables are drawn by lottery we fuel ourselves with fossils while we tunnel toward the core there’s nothing left to burn but that for which we yearn a miracle in every metaphor gone are the days of yore gone are the days of yore they won’t be back no more gone are the days of yore Na na na na na na na na na na na na Na na na na na na na na gone are the days of yore you can curse till your throat is sore and torture becomes a bore but gone are the days of yore you can pray till you soil the floor till no lions are left to roar but gone are the days of yore they won't be back no more gone are the days of yore quoth the raven: nevermore you’re crowing you know the score but gone are the days of yore...
4.
Hold the Train so my dog has fleas i don't mean to be such a tease but i can't say what i mean without parentheses we all thought you were someone else's friend and called for you to stand at either end i took one step back to fit you in i've been walking backwards ever since i have banged my head suffice it to say that i've bled the restroom was too far so i used a police car the five of us were fifty short of bail so i spent my graduation day in jail i thumbed the page and slit my skin and all the world came pouring in cordless telephone my greeting is only a groan you say you've changed this time but you just changed your mind i don't care so much for rock and roll since it gave my friend a bloody nose well actually it was me i'm asking will you marry me please i've got to get some use out of my knees you can say that your biology's to blame and pay the neighbors' kids to hold your train
5.
Room Temperature Blues (Lamentation #3) I dreamt I saw your face smiling down from space but once I was awake I made the same mistake (I always make) but that was years ago and I still don't seem to know (any better) I find you every other day and always let you slip away if this happens to me one more time I'm going to lose my mind you slipped into the room with a psychic sonic boom awash in golden light you blinded me with fright but I don't need your help I'll sabotage myself (without even knowing) why can't I play it like a game and never let it end the same if this happens to me once more time I'm going to lose my mind I find you every other day and always let you slip away if this happens to me one more time I'll lose my goddamned mind... (yeah)
6.
Honeycomb 05:05
Honeycomb {Helium} and she knows you'll never ask her to come over but she doesn't care if she combs her hair over and over in the mirror and she spits and swears until she can't swear anymore and she doesn't care when you call her a whore you better watch out for her she'll eat you up and she'll spit out the fur she'll talk about you to all of the girls but you wait for her cause she's sweeter than a honeycomb that's why you stay at home and she's slower than a valium that's why you stay at home and she goes so that you can hardly see her it's so slow and I know she's low and dirty but she told you so lady in black she's a roll of the dice and it feels so right and so does your price you'll see she'll put a spell on you she did it to me and changed my point of view she'll tie you up so that you can't move but you wait for it cause she's sweeter than a honeycomb that's why you stay at home and she's slower than a valium that's why you stay at home
7.
Dry 03:22
Dry {PJ Harvey} I caught it in the face coming round again I thought it was worth waiting you're caught up in my head it floods from time to time but mostly I'm just dry you leave me dry you leave me dry you leave me dry you've come all this way no hair out of place you put it on the stage you put right in my face but you leave me dry you leave me dry you leave me dry a water well in sight no water at my sides i'm sucking on the well i'm sucking till i'm white but you leave me dry you leave me dry you leave me dry you leave me dry you leave me dry
8.
I Touch Myself {The Divinyls} i love myself i want you to love me when i feel down i want you above me i search myself i want you to find me i forget myself i want you to remind me i don't want anybody else when i think about you i touch myself oh i don't want anybody else oh no oh no oh no you're the one who makes me come runnin you're the sun who makes me shine when you're around I'm always laughin i wanna make you mine i close my eyes and see you before me think i would die if you were to ignore me if you could see just how much I adore you i'd get down on my knees i'd do anything for you i don't want anybody else when i think about you i touch myself oh i don't want anybody else oh no oh no oh no i want you i don't want anybody else and when i think about you i touch myself ooh ooh ooh aaaaahhh i don't want anybody else when i think about you i touch myself oh i don't want anybody else when i think about you i touch myself i touch myself i touch myself i honestly do

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At long last, our band's debut recording...

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released April 1, 2015

Bonobo Vox, Acoustic / Electric Guitar / Keys - Billy Z Duke
Drums / Percussion - David "Davery" Avery
Electric Guitar - Anthony "Wolfie" Montanio
Bass / Low Tone Maintenance - Ray Mawhinney
Harmony Vox - Ali "Electric Lilac" May / J.B. Skyye / Lizzie Mac

Published by Quagmire (Sparky) Productions Inc
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Music & Lyrics by Billy Z Duke except for:
Track 3 written by Billy Z Duke & Sinan G.
Track 6 written by Mary Timony & originally performed by Helium
Track 7 written & originally performed by PJ Harvey
Track 8 written by Christina Amphlett / Mark McEntee / Tom Kelly / Billy Steinberg & originally performed by The Divinyls

Arranged & Recorded by Billy Z Duke @ The House of Misfit Daters (Los Feliz) & David Avery @ The Compound of Domesticity (Silver Lake)
Mixed by Travis Pavur @ Golden Beat Studios &
Mastered by Mark Chalecki @ Little Red Book Mastering in Glassell Park, Los Angeles, CA
Additional Recording & Mixing Guidance: Joe Sidore / Todd Landua / Michael Zick
Guest Guitar on Track 4: Felipe Rodrigo of The Brave Ones
The Lion of Los Feliz & Golden Goddess paintings by Jennifer J. Jelenski
Innersleeve Photos by Aimee O'Shea
Innersleeve Drawings by Ralph Duke
In loving memory of art-bound angel William Mitchell: SOULON 4EVA!

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The Wrong Windows Los Angeles, California

Bringing songsmithery back from the dead, parting the seas of bleeps, bloops, baes & hoes, reupholstering the zeitgeist, agitating the interdisciplinary melting pot, proving that rock & roll doesn't have to die before, during, or after you get old... We're on a sacred mission to make good things that make good things happen. ... more

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