an existence predicated upon manufactured necessity

by upper chief

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released November 10, 2012

recorded in the summer of 2012 at chris cappello's house. these songs got made pretty by chris cappello.

jack tomascak - words, guitar, noise

the title of this album is adapted from a line from david cross's 2010 special "bigger and blackerer," which is very funny despite its 5.6 pitchfork score - what do they know about comedy?

cover art taken by me in 2011 on a really emotional and weird weekend at camp woodstock in woodstock valley, connecticut - way before this project had any sort of inkling towards existing.

thank you to: chris cappello, my heart to joy, new haven, and anyone who is so motivated to listen to this.

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contact: jtomascak at gmail dot com

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Track Name: depart (the sky is a different color)
there in the public, i find a single strife
a wooden case of seclusion, a question of who and for what
a lack of involvement towards this population :: desire to pat on the back when it's useless :: an absence of respect is clear and well deserved
Track Name: cut broadly (i am going to jump from the rock overhanging everything)
this will ruin an exit
this will ruin a city
i'm bleeding, i'm sorry
your thoughts are standing on my shoulders

i buckle. i'll see you soon
Track Name: upper chief
SEEING YOUR FACE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IT'S WINTER

with no conversation it's clear that you're undeserving
smash//grind//fall
just stow(e) you away
fabricated precipitation surrounds your second home
don't try to be better//sinking shoes into water
a line is a better connection than a plane