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  • USB enabled Flashdive with 4 GB storage capacity includes:

    Meal Ticket To Purgatory (LP)
    Superpowerfragilis: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love The Drug (LP)
    Vancouver And All The Reasons Why (EP)
    Songs (EP)
    Heaven On A Branch (LP)

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    artwork by Jess VanSteenburgh

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"This one left me speechless. It hits you like an external belt of energy that literally envelopes and infuses star-borne particles that cause flowers to bloom in your heart."

-Ian Hough, Indiecater Records

lyrics

-LYRICS-

Help yourself to some evidence
Shameful address, I have this one hour
Close my eyes watch the movie
It’s alarming me as I expect
All the guns all the violence
Violins serenade sacred showers
Funny draft blowing frames of glass
Shift rooms with a view they reflect
All the trivia disappears

Catch the drift off from burger town
Man with fire and beer looms unwelcome
Softball leagues for the families of dysfunction that I know so well
The winds came out for a while and they teased me and blew my thoughts away
Snowball breaks up a pyramid
It’s a psychedelic Terry Malick Sunday

The world will end like great sex
The world will end in your car
It’s the fantastic vortex of energy that we are
So anyway
All the trivia disappears

credits

from Meal Ticket To Purgatory, released June 18, 2007

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The Van Allen Belt Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Van Allen Belt is impossible to categorize, luscious to listen to. This isn't your typical trippy, psychedelic music ― this is unique.

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