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highly-refined:

New Dikembe album is fucking fantastic.

Don’t it sound clever? Come and play.

Album Review: Dikembe 'Mediumship'

couchkingemo:

Dikembe’s follow up to ‘Broad Shoulders; has been out for a couple weeks now, and I’ve held off writing a review because this is a record that has to sink in to reveal it’s true charisma. When you approach this record, approach it as one body of work, not multiple singles that can be picked out…

This is a very kind review.

exzeeexzee asked: Any chance you'd be willing to share a tab or chords to "Even Bother"? I've been trying to figure it out by ear and from a video of Steven playing it but everything I do sounds wrong.

It’s in a weird tuning, which might be the issue. FACGCE.

Mediumship Lyrics

Even Bother

It’s been a long time coming.
I spent a long time rotting before I got going.
I was crawling through the colors before I got going.
And when the house had flooded, I surfaced above the covers.
Then we slept in, rotting, before I kicked my addiction to ammunition.
Six years and I’m still the corpse king, still writhing in this town.
Head is on fire and you’re the fuse, barely bruising.
And all the awful that I caught wind of, while trying to drown it, well, it blew me away.

Hood Rat Messiah

Safe to say, mistakes were made.
Now all my lungs are heart-shaped.
But I can’t find a better way to be.
I’m sick when you’re not safe.
You’re sick when I’m safe.
But I can’t find a better way to be.
Keep it coming.
To keep you calling.
Keep it coming.
I’ll keep you safe.

Pelican Fly

I’ve got a box where I’ve kept all of your breath since you left.
I keep it locked in my chest and let it rip my throat to shreds.
Let the flood set in.
We all get skinned.
I never really meant to make a mess.
It just goes to show I am I guess.
It’s all haunted.
All ghouls and goblins.
The notes we hold in, while the wind is choking.
The notes we hold in, while the good get going.
Let the flood set in.
We all get skinned.

Las Vegas Weather

All my limbs are lead.
They sleep concrete boxes as beds.
Surfing on the river of Styx, I’ve come to grips that maybe I could get away if I didn’t try.
I kept you locked inside my wrist.
I was selfish.
All my sins are sad.
I was a vulture laughing at kids before I made a bet with the devil and came to god with a plea, let’s put our two heads together and make a man out of me and he said,
“I’m all strung out on miracles, choking on mounds of marigolds.”

Snakes in my Path

The safest bet is to keep my head in my pocket or in a corner store or in a pile on the bed.
We took a back seat so you could lead us all on.
You were less fortunate.
We were an ocean and we moved in slow motion. And all we said we said slow, safe, and under cover.
I was less fortunate.

24 Karats

That air you were coming up for is no longer there.
I made a mess of all this comfort and fell asleep in a stare.
Tear your bones out because they’re worth more than your bed sores.
It moves slowly I guess.
You were singing with all your fickle friends.
It moves slowly I guess.
Tear your bones out.

Donuts in a Six Speed

How much time is too much time?
My island eyes fall right in stride.
I can’t make peace with what works.
I just get tired of digging up dirt.
You are the space between days.
I pretend like I can lead you some place.
I’m not concerned with the existence of magic.
I need something concrete to make use of these new feet.
A chorus of little fingers singing for magnetic hands.
I just need a bit of space.
Too often, I get caught up wishing for what was and running out of air.
Always tired, arms on fire, I just can’t catch a break.
My basic instincts are always changing just enough to say,
“You can sing out loud without making a sound.”
I could get comfortable with the existence of magic.

Mad Frustrated

You were throwing up your teeth.
I could hear you sweat as you walked past me.
All through the house, we kept our hands tied inside of our mouths.
You could stay on the sill if you couldn’t sit still.
You were a no show.
While the wolves are away do the woods stay the same?
I guess I’ll spend my whole life staring down this fence, a simple plea for rest.
You’ll stay an addict with a knack for crying, “Self defense!”
A small sunset.

Gets Harder

I was inches away from crawling out.
I burnt the bed when I was all alone then I built this house and now there is no one home.
It began with our hands stuck inside of our heads.
Then a wolf slept in both of our beds.
You were living with insects.
I was king in a pig pen.
I never said anything that I didn’t mean.
These constant condolences that kept us alive when we were just kids.
Little dove, you can show me what you’re made of.
You can say what you’re afraid of.
You can sleep in until your skin stinks.
In your defense, I was senseless.
Then again, maybe I’m a mess.
Leave us alone, little dove.
Leave me alone, little dove.

Throw Lips

Wipe that lonesome look off your lips.
You can stay home until you come to grips with your senses.
Leave it alone.
I’ve been sinking the same skin that I floated in on and drilling holes at the bottom to keep it underneath.

Crappy picture of the Chicago Bowls 7”. The one on the right is the red/black combo. It’s kinda hard to make out from the picture. The cover is printed with metallic ink.

Crappy picture of the Chicago Bowls 7”. The one on the right is the red/black combo. It’s kinda hard to make out from the picture. The cover is printed with metallic ink.

aforestofpolarity asked: What was the first gig you went to?

First gig period: Backstreet Boys in 5th grade. They flew out on spaceboards. 

First rock gig: Matchbox 20 w/ Everclear and Lifehouse

First ‘punk’ gig: CKY at some bar in St. Pete.

Tour dates w/ facebook events for the ones I could find. Holla if you know of one I’m missing. Also holla with dining and swimming hole suggestions. 
June 8 Tallahassee, FL St. Anger House https://www.facebook.com/events/463948207024178/?ref=2
June 9 Birmingham, AL The Forge https://www.facebook.com/events/184156031735407/?ref=2
June 10 Nashville, TN The Owl Farm https://www.facebook.com/events/660091277349714/?ref=2
June 11 Bloomington, IN 700 Club https://www.facebook.com/events/436324386464069/
June 12 St. Louis, MO The Radskeller https://www.facebook.com/events/623315701029588/?ref=2
June 13 Moline, IL Bier Stube Black Hawk Room https://www.facebook.com/events/509102659150610/?ref=2
June 14 Minneapolis, MN The Shack https://www.facebook.com/events/153462621491365/?ref=2
June 15 Chicago, IL Township https://www.facebook.com/events/458816814196623/?ref=2
June 16 day off 
June 17 Grand Rapids, MI Mulligan’s Pub https://www.facebook.com/events/504146029648455/
June 18 Lansing, MI GTG House 
June 19 Ft. Wayne, IN Calhoun St. Soups and Spirits https://www.facebook.com/events/127457580791379/
June 20 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s 20 Lanes https://www.facebook.com/events/426817177414456/?ref=2
June 21 Pittsburgh, PA 222 Ormsby https://www.facebook.com/events/148026425370527/?ref=2
June 22 Buffalo, NY Mother Mary’s https://www.facebook.com/events/492788620794952/?ref=2
June 23 Rochester, NY The Shark Tank 
June 24 Long Island, NY The Wood Shop https://www.facebook.com/events/124697114398580/?ref=2
June 25 New York, New York Public Assembly NYC https://www.facebook.com/events/163224920512386/?ref=2
June 26 day off 
June 27 New Haven, CT Panty Haus https://www.facebook.com/events/177105425786477/
June 28 Providence, RI AS220 https://www.facebook.com/events/379968355441837/
June 29 Lowell, MA The Ant Cellar 
June 30 New Brunswick, NJ The Court Tavern 
July 1 Philadelphia, PA Golden Teahouse 
July 2 Baltimore, MD Charm City Art Space https://www.facebook.com/events/574697099228179/
July 3 day off 
July 4 Alexandria, VA The Lab 
July 5 Richmond, VA Strange Matter https://www.facebook.com/events/532177460173482/?ref=2
July 6 Virginia Beach, VA That’s How I Beat Shaq 
July 7 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox https://www.facebook.com/events/535268933181269/
July 8 Asheville, NC The Odditorium 
July 9 Atlanta, GA Wonderroot https://www.facebook.com/events/552126521493439/?fref=ts
July 10 Savannah, GA TBA https://www.facebook.com/events/374924682612937/?ref=2
July 11 Gainesville FL Looseys

Tour dates w/ facebook events for the ones I could find. Holla if you know of one I’m missing. Also holla with dining and swimming hole suggestions. 

June 8 Tallahassee, FL St. Anger House https://www.facebook.com/events/463948207024178/?ref=2

June 9 Birmingham, AL The Forge https://www.facebook.com/events/184156031735407/?ref=2

June 10 Nashville, TN The Owl Farm https://www.facebook.com/events/660091277349714/?ref=2

June 11 Bloomington, IN 700 Club https://www.facebook.com/events/436324386464069/

June 12 St. Louis, MO The Radskeller https://www.facebook.com/events/623315701029588/?ref=2

June 13 Moline, IL Bier Stube Black Hawk Room https://www.facebook.com/events/509102659150610/?ref=2

June 14 Minneapolis, MN The Shack https://www.facebook.com/events/153462621491365/?ref=2

June 15 Chicago, IL Township https://www.facebook.com/events/458816814196623/?ref=2

June 16 day off

June 17 Grand Rapids, MI Mulligan’s Pub https://www.facebook.com/events/504146029648455/

June 18 Lansing, MI GTG House

June 19 Ft. Wayne, IN Calhoun St. Soups and Spirits https://www.facebook.com/events/127457580791379/

June 20 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s 20 Lanes https://www.facebook.com/events/426817177414456/?ref=2

June 21 Pittsburgh, PA 222 Ormsby https://www.facebook.com/events/148026425370527/?ref=2

June 22 Buffalo, NY Mother Mary’s https://www.facebook.com/events/492788620794952/?ref=2

June 23 Rochester, NY The Shark Tank

June 24 Long Island, NY The Wood Shop https://www.facebook.com/events/124697114398580/?ref=2

June 25 New York, New York Public Assembly NYC https://www.facebook.com/events/163224920512386/?ref=2

June 26 day off

June 27 New Haven, CT Panty Haus https://www.facebook.com/events/177105425786477/

June 28 Providence, RI AS220 https://www.facebook.com/events/379968355441837/

June 29 Lowell, MA The Ant Cellar

June 30 New Brunswick, NJ The Court Tavern

July 1 Philadelphia, PA Golden Teahouse

July 2 Baltimore, MD Charm City Art Space https://www.facebook.com/events/574697099228179/

July 3 day off

July 4 Alexandria, VA The Lab

July 5 Richmond, VA Strange Matter https://www.facebook.com/events/532177460173482/?ref=2

July 6 Virginia Beach, VA That’s How I Beat Shaq

July 7 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox https://www.facebook.com/events/535268933181269/

July 8 Asheville, NC The Odditorium

July 9 Atlanta, GA Wonderroot https://www.facebook.com/events/552126521493439/?fref=ts

July 10 Savannah, GA TBA https://www.facebook.com/events/374924682612937/?ref=2

July 11 Gainesville FL Looseys

im40:

I made this for Joe today while I was home sick

This is way cool.

im40:

I made this for Joe today while I was home sick

This is way cool.

signalsmidwest:

can’t wait to hit the road. RSVP here.

Alternate poster for the leg of the tour that includes Signals Midwest!

signalsmidwest:

can’t wait to hit the road. RSVP here.

Alternate poster for the leg of the tour that includes Signals Midwest!

First tumblr post and woo doggy is it a doozy. Let’s hang out. p.s. should we print these?

First tumblr post and woo doggy is it a doozy. Let’s hang out. p.s. should we print these?