shiny destination 7"

by the rutabega

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2-song 7" vinyl, pressed on white, standard weight vinyl at 45 RPM by United Record Pressing. Hand screen-printed cover. Includes digital download card. Only 300 available. Released by Triple Eye Industries.


released March 10, 2015

all songs performed by Joshua Hensley and Garth Mason

side a: Shiny Destination
recorded at Paw Mason's Shed (thank you to Jack and Priscilla)
additional vocals by Emily Trimboli-Hensley and John Hastie (Nonagon)

side b: Ladder
recorded at Bender Ballroom (thank you to Bill Finn)
bass by Michael Harold Doty (Ceiling Star)

additional recording and mixing at Plinko Productions
mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
vinyl mastering by Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers
layout by Francisco Ramirez at Bureau of Print Research and Design
cover photo of "Albert: Pig Detective" by Mr. King



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Track Name: shiny destination
i don't need no final motivation
to make me feel weird
to make me feel inferior

i don't need no extra indication
to make me feel sad
to make me feel interior

i don't need no grand declaration
to make me feel near
to make me feel ulterior

and all I wanna do
is sit down right beside of u
stare into the sky
pretend that we don't wanna die

i don't need no shiny destination
to make me feel safe
to make me feel superior

i don't need no baptist complication
to make me feel queer
to make me feel super queer

and all I wanna do
is sit down right beside of u
stare into the sky
pretend that we don't wanna die

all I wanna see
are eyes that might believe in me
and stare into my soul
maybe you don't wanna go
Track Name: ladder
you're climbing up a long ladder
and i wanna be there when you break the batter
the embossing on the invitation
announcing a strange kind of invitation

you rented out clear skies and rainbows
how did the sunlight get so bright?
you loaded your wagon to the brim
how did it overflow?

it wasn't so long ago
when you were sorry and so slow
it seems kind of dream-like now
the kind of dream where no one has a face or name