PEEL

by Surf Harp

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"Each song is a ball of energy, raw and rambunctious yet densely layered and vibrant, like the first single, 'Leather,' or the rolling wheel of 'Rubber Dad.' But there’s not one second-rate song."
-Baltimore Magazine

"...an expansive, raw, layered album filled with screeching guitars, heady synth, driving percussion and many, many vocal tracks that creep up from the mix like a spooky trespasser."
-BmoreArt

"And so I come to you from the other side, the land of full comprehension, with advice: the words don't matter very much. They are vivid and melting and good, they are broken and knitted at the same time. But they matter less than the fact of them as geometric objects, the sound of them alone or in chorus; they matter less than the smashes, the sax, the crowded guitars. Talk is cheap, cacophony is precious."
-Said the Gramophone

"Highly recommended for the musically adventurous."
-Splatter Platter

"An exploration into the psychedelic alt-rock of the 90’s. Fuzzy, arty, and deeply layered."
-Mobtown Studios

credits

released February 12, 2016

SURF HARP :
PHILIP BOLTON
JEFF KOPLOVITZ
DENNIS MIZZONI
AARON PERSEGHIN
CHRIS SWEENEY

ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS :
KINSEY MATTHEWS : VOCALS
ALEXA RICHARDSON : CELLO
DAVID JACOBER : MARIMBA
AL PATTERSON : VIOLIN

RECORDED BY PHILIP BOLTON @ THE COMPOST LOFT
MIXED BY MAT LEFFLER-SCHULMAN @ MOBTOWN STUDIOS
MASTERED BY JOEL HATSTAT

ARTWORK : ‘WHAT RED IS’ BY D’METRIUS JOHN RICE


THANKS :
FRIENDS & FAMILY, MAT LEFFLER-SCHULMAN, JOEL HATSTAT, DJ RICE, JIMMY MACMILLAN, BRENDAN SULLIVAN, CHESTER ENDERSBY GWAZDA, CARA SATALINO, TAYLOR DEBOER, PAT TAYLOR, HUBE DOUGLAS, JULIANNE PAYNE, SARA STANTON, MOLLY DRESSEL, STEPHEN VEITH, TOM BYRNES, THE CROWN, US & US ONLY, OUTER SPACES, RAINDEER, SHERMAN WHIPS, DUNGEON KIDS

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Track Name: LEATHER
Take off your hands and reset the chain
Pills in mouth and runs on your stained sweater
My lipstick on your boot leather is still the same

Hairline pushed back and resewn again
Acid washed boys with boots for their men
I'm better, I bought myself some new leather to wear again

Fall down runoff is nothing to trace
Take off ribbons and polish your face with feathers
Or anything to feel better about yourself
Track Name: HGTV
Never really said what it's for
Scraping my guts off of the floor

Pulling hairs and blowing the glass
Days going by are not as fast

Turn your TV off
Try to drown that mind
Give it time to think
Adjustments for the ride

Take the flower inside your head
Empty your body through the thread

Realized I'm not older again
Getting caught up inside the bend
Track Name: RUBBER DAD
I've been drinking too much of your champagne
You came home and taught me to play the game

My rubber dad never was bad
Taught me to drag
Track Name: RUBYLITH
I saw you yesterday, but you never know
The only time we dance is when it starts to snow
And if you want to break my heart my dear
Break me today, it's not my year
And if you want to break my parts and gears
Break me today and dry the tears

You've always tried to hide the blood from your hands
A beggars banquet since the time I could stand
And if you want to open up and see
Oil your eyes, it's fine by me
And if you want to dry your hands and grieve
Release these belts and set me free
Track Name: UNIVERSITY
University
You found me
Lying in the waves

But I'm no good
I know what
I'm no good for me

But I'm no good
I think should
I'm no good to be
Track Name: POOL BOY
No room for hours
Time to sew me back into the wall
Watch my mucus turn to flowers
Should have felt that fracture in my jaw

Take me back to bed I'm aching
Probably shouldn't try to walk again
Bring me to a room that's vacant
Better off just sleeping in the end

But should have known me better than before
My benihana dabs are on the floor
The best time that you thought I'd ever have
When falling to my death was not so bad

I'm in bloom, a shell to open
Leaking lucid liquids from my mouth
And I'm still sad my toys are broken
Since most of them are lost inside my house
Track Name: EUROPRO
Just take the mortar from the market, you should have bought it
Use some of it to fill your holes and use the rest to plug your sockets

It's not enough to use the glues that you've been aching just to break in
Because when your head is underwater, there's nothing you can take in

You said to never let the level get beneath your headstalk
So you can go back to your living when life was just a breadwalk

And when you say its worth it
Something that I can barely see
And then you tear my legs
And plant them underneath your knees

And when you say its worth it
For me to hang around and bleed
And then you tear my legs
And plant them underneath your knees
Track Name: PAIN KILLS
Pain kills
Pain works
Pain fills
Pain lurks

I don't want to leave
But I know it's the way
Track Name: ROBIN
The world has decided to curl up and fold on my feet
My heart's dipped in pitch again
The last of my cowboys have already up and left town
Hungry for God and surprised that they still need a friend


Turn out the lights so that we can tune in and drop out
It's easier to be alone
The last of my cowboys have already up and left town
With dirt on their face to a place that we've all seen before
Track Name: POMEGRANATE
But I'm tapped
The welling in my eyes in back
To see
That I've been using it to clean my teeth

But I'm tapped
I never thought that it'd be back
To see
That the blood's already to my knees