A Thursday EP

by Led by Monsters

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about

Growing up is really frustrating sometimes, especially when you're bad at it. I've heard it really doesn't get better, either. This is a typical Thursday's worth of me trying my best to deal with it.

I'm okay, Mom.

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Ringing endorsements:

"This belongs on the soundtrack for a depressing remake of Juno."

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released May 14, 2015

All tracks written, recorded, produced, and haphazardly mixed in either a house on White Bear or an apartment on Wabasha between Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.

All music and vocals performed by Led by Monsters, except for church bells on track 7 performed by Central Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Paul, MN.

Area recordings on tracks 1, 5, and 7 done using the mic on an Android Samsung Galaxy S5. Cello loop on track 7 recorded using a TC Electronics Ditto X2 Looper.

All lyrics by Led by Monsters.

Cover photograph courtesy of Catherine Litten

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Track Name: Banshees
Floating through the streetlights
We would scream like banshees
Under the warm orange glow
Of the past

Now we've got apartments
And loans and heartache
And yellowed photographs
In the trash

Just like it never happened...
Just like it never happened...
At all

Blurry in the starlight
We would fall in love on rooftops
We weren't afraid of heights
Back then

Now with bitter hearts and minds
We burn down buildings
To never see those stories
Again

Just like it never happened...
Just like it never happened...
At all

I wonder if it's alright
That I've thrown away the memories
And colored all the pages
Black

And if you still hate me, well
I can't say that I blame you
All the same, I am never coming
Back

Just like it never happened...
Just like it never happened...
At all
Track Name: A Picture
I saw
A picture of you for the first time
In such a long time
You haven't changed at all

The dead
Leaves on the ground around my feet
Snowless in spring on the concrete
Nothing here ever changes
At all

I wanna scream
Because I don't know what to say
I wanna tear out my eyes
To never see this place
Again

The wind
blows across the dead lawn
I could find my way with a blindfold on
Cause I don't wanna see it
At all

A voice
Is filling me up with memories
God, it's fucking killing me
It says nothing here ever changes
At all

I wanna scream
Because I don't know what to say
I wanna tear out my eyes
To never see this place

I wanna scream
So I don't have to hear the sound
I wanna bury these memories
Cold and deep underground

A voice
Is filling me up with memories
And God, it won't stop telling me
"Nothing has changed..."
"You haven't changed at all."
Track Name: The Parable of Expectation
I am so tired
I will let you down forever
Until you realize you do this to yourself

I wanna write a story
About a dog or a bird
Or a cat or a horse or a duck or pig
That finds a treasure made of gold

Except this story
Won't be a fable
The treasure's never found and pigs still can't speak
And everyone still dies when they grow old

I am so tired
I will let you down forever
Until you realize you do this to yourself
Track Name: 5th & Wacouta
I am 5th & Wacouta
And no idea how long
I have been here

It seems October
Is a whole lot colder
Without the friends you had last year

And I have no idea how to get where I'm supposed to go

Man, Minnesota
You're everything I'm scared of
Even more as the days get colder

All the kids and suits and faces
And the same expected places
And all the worries of growing older

So keep your dreams away from me...
So keep your dreams away from me...
Cause I don't wanna know...

Reminders of where I should've been by now
I'm trying to get there but I'm not sure how

It gets harder and harder everyday
Everything is moving but I'm stuck in place
Track Name: Bells, Friday 8th of May 6AM
Maybe everything won't be alright
But maybe that's not the point.