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Pot Sounds

by Clarke and the Himselfs

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Mazz This album is different than the others, but retains the genuine energy & catchy melodies as previous work. This record feels more confident. The songs have more room to breathe and the production allows more space for each instrument, while still maintaining the cohesive unit that is Clarke and the Himselfs.

Great addition to her Discography!


Favorite track: Arrest Me.
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about

Recorded at FT. Lawton in Seattle and Engineered by Jim Roth on a historical Ampex MM 1200 2" Tape Machine. Pot Sounds is an Analog Analog Analog record being released by Scavenger Cult Records. It was made with love and care using the finest and most desirable vintage tube amps and Fender basses.

"Both listening to the recording take shape and watching Howell and Roth communicating almost without words, standing at the console, adjusting and fine-tuning each song’s many moving parts — which, when isolated, are revealed as totally locked-in — is a marvel. The songs here have a different feel than The Well-Rounded, still guided by Howell’s unaffected, vaguely British-sounding vocals — a little Bob Pollard, a lot David Bowie — but with less lo-fi crunch and more open space. On them, engineer Roth played various auxiliary instruments — slide guitar, some synths, bells — but is quick to clarify that Howell handled pretty much everything else — bass, drums, guitar, Wurlitzer, all the harmonies.

“It’s your Pet Sounds,” Roth exclaims, tongue firmly in cheek — the landmark Beach Boys album, which turns 50 this year, is, of course, a desert-island disc among audio engineers. But he’s not off-base, really. It’s got lots of hooks, lots of layers. One song has a chiming guitar refrain that conveys a similar instant nostalgia as Modest Mouse used to — to Northwest kids Howell’s age, a band as influential as Nirvana, if not more. At least two have almost Krautrock-like outros you get so lost in you aren’t sure if the song’s been going on for five, ten, 15 minutes — hell, could even be a lock-groove — but it’s so good it doesn’t matter."
- Charlie Zaillian (Big Takeover)

credits

released October 18, 2019

Clarke.......guitar, electric guitar, drums, piano, organ, bells,
bass, woodblock, shakers, recorder
Jim.........slide guitar(5), synthesizer(3,7), echoplex(4,5,9), organ (6)

Produced and Engineered by Jim Roth
Recorded at Ft. Lawton in Seattle, Washington-
From Sunday, December 6th to Monday, December 14th, 2015
Mixed on New Year's Day 2016
All songs written by Clarke and the Himselfs
Cover paintings by Mom
Calligraphy by Suzanne
Mastered by Mell Dettmer
Special thanks to Jim Roth for suggesting the title
Scavenger Cult Records 2019

*super limited cassettes available from SC on release date.

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Track Name: Prologue
don’t make it bad cause you don’t think
about distinguishing things
I know it’s sad but they don’t know
it’s not registering
don’t make it bad cause you don’t want
the same things
don’t make it sorry cause you think
discriminately
don’t you worry about
the things that we are not
there’s no hurry to act it out
don’t tear apart a loss
but what do I do when things fall apart on you?
but what do I do when things fall apart on you?
Track Name: Don't Save Me
I can’t define the state you’re in
it’s hard to stay in lines within
but you describe your innocence
you’re faking it
you’re faking it

just like the time you saw us drawing near
you’re in a kind of drawl to the atmosphere
now you’re in a kind of fall that’s closing in

don’t save me
don’t save me
don’t save me

It’s hard to say you’re fine from down below
when you’re in a binding tie with thought control
but you can buy some time if you give in
but you’re taking it
you’re taking it

just like the time you saw us drawing near
you’re in a kind of drawl to the atmosphere
now you’re in a kind of fall that’s closing in

don’t save me
don’t save me
don’t save me

don’t save me
don’t save me
don’t save me
Track Name: Arrest Me
so long relax, a kind, a call, you were
a kind of a culprit mind, a kind doer
I can’t decide to say, to stay to her
a kind of decay in time, a stall, you were
arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest me when I’m gone
arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest me when I’m gone
so long a sigh, a sign, a si, a site, a siren in sight, in time, in time, in time
I can’t decide and can’t relax, I can’t hide it from myself
relax, relax, relax, relax, rewind, rewind, rewind, rely, rely, rely
well I can’t relax and can’t decide, I can’t hide it from myself

it’s hard enough to find someone like you
it’s hard enough to find someone like you

so long relax, a kind, a call, you were
a kind of a culprit mind, a kind doer
I can’t decide to say, to say to her
a kind of decay in time, a stall, you were
arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest me when I’m gone
arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest, arrest me when I’m gone

it’s hard enough to find someone like you
it’s hard enough to find someone like you
Track Name: Arab Lawns
we’ve been transfixed
on Arab lawns
raising our fists
shooting our guns
and now we’re vexed
and time has gone
we won’t be missed
but not for long

your brutal kiss
awoke those kids
who spoke in psalms
provoking bombs
yet you insist
wringing your wrists
where you have gone
remains a hiss

we’ve been transfixed
on dates and palms
through all these years
we’ve sung along
a decalogue
of parting song
rings through the land
on Arab lawns.
Track Name: 14 Lines
you told me fourteen lines
in a kind of force
which you could not define
the time before
if I could hold it to you
would you know for sure?
if I could hold it to you
would you know it more?

you think it’s by design
that it’s your choice
which makes you feel alright
if you’ve chosen poor
if I could hold it to you,
would you know for sure?
if I could hold it to you,
would you know it more?

don’t explain it when you know you realized before
don’t explain it when you know they understood it more

don’t explain it when you know you realized before
don’t explain it when you know they understood it more

you told me fourteen lines
in a kind of force
which you could not define
the time before
if I could hold it to you,
would you know for sure?
if I could hold it to you,
would you know it more?

don’t explain it when you know you realized before
don’t explain it when you know they understood it more

don’t explain it when you know you understood it more
don’t explain it when you know they realized before
Track Name: Maybe It's Better
now that it’s been dusted off
maybe it’s better than it used to be
now that we have gone and talked
we don’t have to see what we used to see
maybe we’ve had enough
we don’t want to be what we used to be

you just want to run away
dividing up the time and space
and then you think you had enough
when you want to give it up

now that it’s becoming true
you don’t want to do what you have to do
you know you gotta make it right
but you don’t want to talk if you have to lie
now you gotta see it through
but you don’t want to know where it’s coming to

you just want to run away
dividing up the time and space
and then you think you had enough
when you want to give it up

now that it’s been dusted off
maybe it’s better than it used to be
now that we have gone and talked
we don’t have to see what we used to see
maybe we’ve had enough
we don’t want to be what we used to be
Track Name: Long Goodbye
It’s another season and I’m reasoning again
with the same thing appealing to the sense
it’s the same old feeling I forget

could it be, it’s up to us if we decide?
I’ll take the long goodbye anytime
I’ll take the long goodbye anytime

I’m confused as the rest of everyone I know
even though we think we’re closer to the truth
you can struggle with the same things we all do

it’s another season and I’m reasoning again
with the same thing appealing to the sense
it’s the same old feeling I forget

would you know it when you see it passing by
if it’s all the same to you, if it’s all the same inside?
what does it mean,
when it means nothing is there something still to teach?
even though it can’t be used, isn’t it something out reach?

could it be, it’s up to us if we decide
I’ll take the long goodbye anytime
I’ll take the long good bye anytime
Track Name: Lonesome Town
you were married to the time and place you thought you knew
you could get out somehow but you don’t know what to do
there’s a place in town that’s haunted by the truth
no matter where you are it’s staring back at you

don’t sigh, sunshine, keeps a lasting view
don’t mind and you’ll find what you already knew

you were married to the time and place you couldn’t fix
you could reach out but you don’t know where to put your fist
there’s a joke that you know and you keep forgetting it
you’re hanging on to the show that you know you’re gonna get

don’t sigh, sunshine, keeps a lasting view
don’t mind and you’ll find what you already knew
don’t sigh, sunshine, holds a lasting beat
don’t mind and you’ll find that you’ll get on your feet
Track Name: Raindrops
don’t explain, it’s already out in the light
don’t expect raindrop tears from my eyes
don’t explain, we’ve already waved goodbye
don’t expect raindrop tears from my eyes
but don’t eclipse what’s only left in my mind

don’t expect raindrop tears from my eyes
don’t explain, it’s already out in the light
but don’t eclipse what’s only there in my mind

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