Cough Syrup Coffins

by Hermit Convention

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    Released on Loves In Heat Records. Dubbed in real-time. Contains full color inserts, lyric sheet, and download card.

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released February 6, 2013

all songs written by craig prentice
all songs produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered
by mason rothschild at indigital studios, santa cruz, ca 2010
vocals, bass guitar, electic guitar - craig prentice
backing vocals on "thank god" and "cnn" - raya heffernan
backing vocals on "pdx" - mason rothschild
drums on "dk hoodie", "martyrs", and "pdx" - nick overhauser

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Weaving together a pastiche of lyrical snapshots consisting of past memories and drunken recollections, Hermit Convention may come off as purposefully obscure. However, it's a criticism that is muted upon repeat listens, as Craig Prentice's true genius lies in crafting songs that are built like forests. It's easy to see why those who don't get it are really just aiming for the trees. -Lee Bedrouni ... more

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Track Name: Cough Syrup Coffins (FULL VERSION)
COUGH SYRUP COFFINS in cough syrup coffins all spirits soften while they paid for suntans we laid out tall cans traded holiday checks for new skate decks and quote end quote failed the test and as our convulsing vessels congregated in the sky vomiting the lie hummers and audis held their holy bodies never questioning never questioning amongst the stars this transmission of ours fingers arthritic from our fathers' guitars the signal's density's infinite no matter how they spin it there's an absence of fear in the atmosphere near enough to kiss a yellow ribbon fist but far enough away to never want it back
Track Name: Martyrs (Edited Version)
MARTYRS praise dead gospel i'm not so hostile as i used to be i only hate the god you claim to be one drenched arrow wasted marrow dripping from the tip chugging 40s that you tried to sip why can't we admit we're wired to submit our resignations to attack the landlocked nations i am my own doctor despise the helicopter that spies from the sky telling strangers that you want to die from a self-inflicted knife wound die in a cubicle adjacent to what used to be a forest now a well dressed tourist contemplates his epitaph imploring us not to laugh at all his current indiscretions while a busload full of hessians ignites the desert air protesting their careless existence infantile resistance beats a foolish consistence see what they mean don't be what they dream quit selling the suck off and tell him to fuck off and die like a million martyrs die like a million martyrs before him
Track Name: CNN (Edited Version)
CNN we're not fooling anyone cell phone pic of a photograph that makes me laugh but not out loud i'm not too proud of sleeping here it's all too clear we're both running no remorse to force a stunning plot device whoa i did not see this coming ha we're not fooling anyone except ourselves so accept yourself in declining mental health twelve hundred myspace acquaintances can be mistaken for mixtapes you made and i misplaced with no distaste just disgrace we're not fooling anyone signing a peace accord at home and bored while gaza's sky raining july september manhattan remember our crooked spine trembling and the cnn ticker made us sicker makes us sicker
Track Name: DK Hoodie (Edited Version)
DKHOODIE flashing that gang sign you know you never held a gun in your life you've got a wife and two kids and your checks are signed by a computerized guy you've never met in your god forsaken existence the resistance you put up is shut up the world is an oyster that's cut up the girl with a mohawk walks by she snickers and sighs she has your eyes our mutual friend is disgusting i feel so stupid for trusting sometimes what rhymes with ironic strung out hippie headband iconic with the ipod on shuffle in a camouflage duffle earphones hiding behind a dk hoodie the weakerthans play her silhouette burns away with the sunrise she has your eyes she has your eyes she has your eyes driving home from san francisco drunk on your shows you sold ten cds without saying please what's your secret a holy clover i really hope i don't get pulled over in the drive thru lane soaking up rain with a dozen blankets i ascertain that she might need a dollar but to her surprise she has your eyes she has your eyes she has your eyes she has your eyes ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
PDX portland i wanna marry your daughter dance with your dad crash on the couch at your sisters portland you're so idealistic your mystical shit shimmers in miles of river portland we locked eyes as we kissed while you playfully dissed on my hipness with listlessness portland where does malkmus live he's got no room to give so he keeps his address to himself p-town down in the fountain got kicked in the shin by mice so modest you're an indie rock goddess portland we just got here and peter left yesterday
Track Name: Thank God We're Not Them (Edited Version)
THANK GOD WE'RE NOT THEM thank god we're not them but we don't fall very far from did you get my text it was an arrogant apology not innocuous and i'm sorry that you take every word i say literally thank god we're not them with movie posters hanging where the holes used to be history channel documentary flooding the room with the future doom of our past lives thank god we're not them rolling like a stuntman treating the concrete like that hill in the park in the rain and the dark when peppermint schnapps coated tongues and numbed collapsing lungs thank god we're not them but we don't fall very far from did you have your kid is she ruling the playground like you did and i'm sorry that you take every word i say literally