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'besides' is two unfinished tour EPs, the first bookending the second.

songs, mixed, mastered by seth engel
recorded at home and at the owlery
photo taken on the road with coaster in 2015


released November 28, 2016



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Track Name: o k
i spend my nights feeling o k
i spend my days feeling insane
and i might come down in my brain, but not for long
and when the path will show itself is when resolve begins to melt
like a snowman thawing, i've felt not quite so strong.

and in the shadows, i've found a way to feel at peace, or maybe at bay
and yeah, a dream is just a feeling in my sleep, but it doesn't have to stay
Track Name: loop6
climb in something
to get out of
climb in just when
you’d allowed it
something, wondering
what we’re out of
boil stirred can really doubt its e l f
Track Name: this 1
just this one's all i need
to get the voices out, melting into one, and
let it go. keep it close.
tried to find a spin to keep perspective on it's toes.

would it have been hard to know
without going there?
cause there are other tracks
that can point you home.

maybe it's in your head,
embedded in your bones.
think there's a point too fine
to call unknown

have I lost? am just one.
crippling impression, hard to overcome
tuning out, dropping down.
winter still in focus, ride back through the rain without a sound.

if it is in your head,
embedded in your bones.
then there's a perfect line
to walk alone
Track Name: gently
give up the game, focus instead on what feels right, but
i'm coming up empty
from day to day, siphon the pain to lower slopes but it drags me with gently

halfway and back, i'm losing tact. running in place feels kinda like drowning.
perspective's shot - going and gone. my branches long when not hacked prematurely.