All proceeds from digital downloads will be donated to the ACLU.
This album is about the burden of enlightenment and the way false ideas of ascension plague the honest path to absolving the self. The self inconveniently awake to the chaos of being while trying to fill out tax forms. The death that never rests. The content of existential dread infecting the final lasting peace with expression. Doomed to always ascend.
A sincere thank you to Mom and Sky for always supporting me and trusting me with my art even if you weren't sure what was going on, Jo for being a true friend, Bridge for showing me the beauty of giving the self to another, Matt and Alien for not complaining when I record in my room and practice screams, Amos and Evan for being incredibly supportive and for releasing this tape, Max for being an example of how to grow up and stay fresh, Tiki and Pad for being the realest beings in the 4th realm, Chloe for grounding me and talking to me about faith, Jimmy for being a constant source of inspiration, Harrison for continued advice and support even after becoming a big dog, Jess for always making me be intentional, Chris for showing me how cool math rock is, Carbon for understanding my jokes, Jake for the album cover and for being there after all the years, and to everyone else that helps me to ascend. I’ll love you forever.
released January 24, 2017
All songs written and recorded by Paul in Portland, Aurora, and Baltimore
Cover by Jake Cox and Paul
Released by No Direction Records in 2017