Three new songs from each band, showcasing their own brand of melancholic punk pop: Spit-Take a little more pop, Sweet Talk a little more "punk". Take Spit-Take's echo of jangling guitars and desperate groans followed by the howling waves of distortion and blazing drums of Sweet Talk, and you've got a sad time that can't be beat. Speaking of "beat," both bands offer up their own interpretation of a classic Beat Happening track at the end of each side for your listening pleasure.
released April 2, 2015
split release with shitty present records
spit-take recorded at dead air studios by will killingsworth in november 2014
sweet talk recorded by kris in november 2014
mastered by will killingsworth
I've poured so much of myself into you, like melted gold. All those pieces of me are gone forever. Swallowed whole. I can feel the void, but I can't tell if it grows. I don't want to watch you kill yourself anymore. I'll stop talking to you. I'll move away. Nothing hurts like the ways that I've hurt you. Nothing hurts as much as admitting that you've hurt me, too. Today I made you a tape just to throw it away. Do you remember those cds you made? Today, I finally threw them away. I hope you do the same with everything I ever gave to you.
Track Name: Sweet Talk - C's & D's
I've been burning all my bridges in my mind, but I can't find a match. Even if I could, I don't know if I could light it. I've had dreams of my words, like gasoline, spilling all over & around you. But even if I could, I don't know if there would be enough.
Track Name: Sweet Talk - Other People
I can feel my heart beating out of my chest. I took a nap to clear my mind, but now I can feel my heart beating in my throat. All the tree-lined porches in the world couldn't clear my mind. I don't know why I thought it would be different this time: half-way across the country in a bed that isn't mine, sleeping next to someone who wants to sleep alone.
Track Name: Sweet Talk - Teenage Caveman
Let's get primitive right now, down with the rocks and the dirt. Let's bang our heads, girl; trade spit 'til it hurts.
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