The Long Lost Art of Getting Lost

by a stick and a stone

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a double pocket wallet with artwork by Ebony Galluzzo

    Includes digital pre-order of The Long Lost Art of Getting Lost. You get 7 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 21, 2017
    item ships out on or around August 3, 2017
    edition of 100 

      $10 USD or more 

     

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releases July 21, 2017

A STICK AND A STONE


Elliott Harvey - Vocals, Bass, Composition

Myles Donovan - Viola on all tracks, harp on Spider Bite


DRUMS AND PERCUSSION

Danni Eppihimer on Arrow, Hawk, Willow, Return
Brian McCauley on Erosion and Prescription
Geoff Thomas on Spider Bite

CELLO

Brenna Sahatjian on Return
Mikhail Theihov on Spider Bite

NOISE

Todd Dickerson on Erosion, Prescription, and Arrow
Geoff Schlemm on Spider Bite

RECORDING

Sina Youssefzadeh - Recorded viola on all songs. Recorded vocals for Erosion and Prescription. Recorded noise for Erosion, Prescription, and Arrow. Recorded harp for Spider Bite.

Brian McCauley - Recorded vocals for Arrow, Hawk, and Willow.

Stan Wright - Recorded drums and bass for Erosion and Prescription, and recorded cello for Return.

Kellzo - Recorded drums and bass for Arrow, Hawk, Willow, Return.

Geoff Schlemm - Recorded bass, drums, vocals, and noise for Spider Bite. Recorded vocals for Return.

Mixed by Sina Youssefzadeh

Mastered by Kris Force

VISUALS

Art by Ebony Galluzzo
Design by Elliott Harvey and Nolan Thomas


Dedicated to Feral Pines and the others we lost to the Ghostship fire, Karen Ciorcari, and Tricia McCauley.

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Track Name: Erosion
the stitches sewn across his face / the bridges woven across this place / for winds to turn, the waters break / with every birth, a mother aches / the boulders on your back will erode / into stones swallowed by streams / this moment folded into threes / how waking minds slide into sleep / fall and rise / fall and rise / fall rise / fall and rise
Track Name: Arrow
warrior, go look into the lake your thunder made / you ordered floods, then wondered why we all floated away / warrior, go look into the skulls perched at your gate / you guarded up your fortress, then were angered when we strayed / oh warrior, your arrows are pointed at your own kin(g) / there's no precipice / this is solid ground, not a dead end cliff / you're walking on suspended rope / meanwhile, one step down, red earth unfolds / this is solid ground / you can't drill it or dig your way out / oh warrior, your arrows are pointed at your own kin(g) / drinking down the purest water, you taste a mouth full of blackened tar / drinking down the purest water, you spit it out, killing the fire
Track Name: Prescription
doctor doctor, with your brick and mortar / grind these guns to powder / turn the war to order / i've been waiting so long / doctor doctor, the pellets you prescribed / bullets in the battle / to let the beasts turn quiet / i've been waiting so long / cut your hair and feed it to your demons / so you can stuff their mouths and clog their throats / cut your hair and feed it to your demons / so you can't hear them shout anymore
Track Name: Spider Bite
you built a highway through the mountain of your body / a shortcut through your streams to quickly reach the highest heights / paved over the brush to make room for the roar and rush / the chilling spike of every shot / sends engines racing through the top / you built a highway through the mountain of your body / no need to lie about the spider bite i witnessed on your arm / i know you're caught up in the web of a larger predator's claws / and you can fight it like a virus / it's a sickness, not a sin / i'll shout your name out from the sidelines and i'll pray that you will win
Track Name: Hawk
flightless hawk on asphalt melted / headed south, migration halted / empty air left only traces / the message clear: wings on the pavement / fading flock / chill of the changing equinox / one destination in their blood / circling and sacred / these feathered gods / this crawling angel / why have you gone / my flightless hawk / why have you gone / my flightless hawk / reverse the tides / send back the sun / return to flight / fill up your lungs
Track Name: Willow
white willow bark / tied around his ankles / we buried him with emblems / the pale branches formed a shroud / to offer their protection and to release him from the ground / we tried to warn you / these forest floors have a lot to say / we tried to warn you / don't build your forts on top of graves / we tried to warn you / we tried to warn you / we tried to warn you / white willow bark / white willow bark
Track Name: Return
in merging form with light gone flattened we have forgotten our hands and our eyes / and slowness was buried under the suffocated bones of buffalo / but our animal instincts / waiting, came sprouting forth / when we left the gridded streets / and we let our feet taste dirt / and our eyes returned to sun / return to the sun / return to the sun / for years, sleepless / stuck inside / shells of walls and windows / portions of sky / sheltered from reminders of the cycle of death / but in the potency of elements, we found our place in it / when our eyes returned to the sun / return to the sun / return to the sun