Floor Sitter

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Floor Sitter is a celebration of incompetence. These songs are an homage to the hazy days of living your early 20s in San Francisco, inspired by the off-kilter genius of musicians who can't quite get things right, attempting to make pop music despite a natural deviant turn in their ears. This release is a practice run for even more deviance to come.

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released June 1, 2015

Blaine Billingsley - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, synths
Max Schwartz - vocals, electric guitar
Jason Countryman - bass guitar
Brandon Martinez - drums
Ian Pellicci - engineering, mixing, and sound design

Produced by Blaine Billingsley and Ian Pellicci

All words and music written by Blaine Billingsley, except
Slower Haight, words by Blaine Billingsley, music by Blaine Billingsley & Max Schwartz

Recorded at Decibelle Studios, San Francisco, CA & New Improved Recording, Oakland, CA

Mixed at New Improved Recording, Oakland, CA

Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service

Artwork by Scott Lenhardt

Released only by the sweat of our brows. No labels or distribution groups were harmed in the making of this EP.

All instruments recorded live in one take for every song, with no click tracks.

Big extra special thanks to Max Schwartz, Herb van der Poll, Maarten van der Poll, Anya Brodrick, and others who inspired these songs; Mom, Grandpa Dave, Keaton Rogers, Victoria Greenwood, and the rest of my wonderful family; Ilana Diamond, Paige Russell, Stephanie Johnson, Oliver, The Grind Cafe, Marissa Dockery, JJ Weisler, Creston Lea, Tim Marcus, Mikey Chang, and Victor Dimotsis for the impetus to record this at all; Dave, Reid, and Ethan; and one big shout out to all who feel distracted and self-conscious.

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Track Name: Levity Will Have Gotten Us Through Everything
I walked right up to your front door
Called you up on your telephone
But I know you're out there
Thinking of me, thinking about you all the time
And I can never stop

I called you by your first name
You said goodbye and then you walked away

It's like I have always said
I'm not one to be relied upon

I called you from a payphone
You said goodbye and then you hung up
Track Name: Never Forget Your Beginner's Spirit
Did you get my letter?
I wrote it on my favorite paper
Did you get my letter?
I wrote it on my favorite paper

Working part-time for the summer
Hope to see you soon
Saving money every week
Learning a new tune

I got your letter
I mean to read it a little later
I got your letter
I mean to read it a little later

Did you get that record player
And was it used or new?
After all things like that
Are far between and few

[Instrumental section]

Working part-time for the summer
Hope to see you soon
Saving money every week
Learning a new tune

[Instrumental section]

Did you get my letter?
I wrote it on my favorite paper

Did you get my letter?
Did you get my letter?
Did you get my letter?
Track Name: Floor Sitter
I put a picture of the house I grew up in across the hall
From the mirror leaning on my wall
I stood between 'em to feel the feeling

I took to taking pictures of the pictures from when my parents were young.
They wouldn't even notice if they were gone
I had the albums all along

Growing up can wear you out
Do do do do do do
Getting older is getting easy
But it's easier for you
Easier for you

Digitize these polaroids I gotta get them outta my life
The one of you and me in Mississippi, baby
Buying apples in the park.



Growing up can wear you out
Do do do do do do
Getting older is getting easy
But it's easier for you
Easier for you

[Instrumental section]

Growing up can wear you out
Do do do do do do
Getting older is getting easy
But it's easier for you
Easier for you
Track Name: Slower Haight
I wanna go out do it all again
Just like yesterday
In a moment, in a moment

I wanna play a song I forgot the words
Can we stop to look them up?
Do you know it? Do it your know it?

[Ooo's]

Don't take these days away from me [x4]

Tell me all the things that I wanna know
Can I use your telephone?
For a moment, for a moment

I wanna play a song I forgot the words
Can we stop to look them up?
Do you know it? Do it your know it?

[Ooo's]

Don't take these days away from me [x4]

[Instrumental section]

Don't take these days away from me [x4]