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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)

    audio files come in high quality .aiff compression with all album artwork, bonus images, lyrics,
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    files come in high quality .aiff compression with all album artwork, bonus images, lyrics,
    also includes flac and mp3 format files.

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    artwork by Jess VanSteenburgh

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  • Custom made-to-order booklet includes artwork by Jess Van Steenburgh and lyrics from the album Meal Ticket To Purgatory. This is a physical booklet on heavy paper put through a printer at home and bound with love (also string).

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about

"I’m sure it’s pretty obvious where our affiliations lie given that the Van Allen Belt have already graced one of our compilations (and appeared here too). To be honest we are besotted by their psychedelic retro futuristic sound. Granted on first listen their grandiose sound can be a tad overwhelming but once conquered you could well be salivating to within an inch of drowning. Their debut album ‘Meal Ticket to Purgatory’ is a lavish affair, almost Motown in its scope (we kid you not), so much so that it really does require the full subwoofer experience to do it justice. Add the fact that they are supreme purveyors of sarcy observations and you have a lethal cocktail of ingenuity. So here is ‘Vancouver’, a city made famous by a band from Pittsburgh." KD (mp3hugger)

lyrics

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Next time won’t be in this world I think you probably told me something
That I can’t remember
For I took drugs to forget about you
It didn’t work so well you see
I tried to use experience
Couldn’t get it right with you for once
Or return the favor of happiness
So call me friend
Or let it end
I don’t know how to
Take the blame for anything
But I’m begging for a fifty-second chance

Let’s load up the car and bid farewell to agony
Get out of this ghetto and move to Vancouver with me

Wake up next to me
Tomorrow morning we can talk about
How much we miss your mother
And the dark nights in the fruit loop
I won’t make you play psychologist
I won’t manipulate your heart
It’s a perfect heart though it beats too fast
Let’s save the best irony for last

Let’s make love tonight and celebrate diversity
Get out of this ghetto and move to Vancouver with me

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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