Slow Coda

by Slow Coda

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    First press is limited to 100 copies on translucent slushie-blue vinyl.

    *Each vinyl copy comes with a free embroidered Slow Coda patch, while supplies last!

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    The debut album on cassette, a format that will likely outlive us all.

    Cassette edition is limited to 50 copies on dark pink tapes. You will also get a free sticker and guitar pick with your order.

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    The debut album on CD, to complete the format trilogy.

    CD comes in a no-frills cardboard sleeve. More eco that way. You will also get a free sticker and guitar pick with your order.

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1.
ALL THE HEIGHTS OF YOUR PAST TURN TO DUST NOTHING LASTS FOR TOO LONG TURN AROUND AND IT’S GONE SO ALIVE TONIGHT SEE THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES TURN IT UP AND HOLD ON LOOK AROUND ’TIL THE DAWN THINKING WORLD OF MOTION SO YOUR LIFE ISN’T QUITE WHAT YOU THOUGHT THAT’S ALRIGHT PUSH IT BACK IN YOUR MIND LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND EVERY NIGHT THERE’S A SPARK YOU CAN’T SEE WITH YOUR EYE TURN IT OFF GET OUTSIDE YOU CAN’T KEEP NOTHING
2.
Gap Year 02:53
THE DAYS GO BY MY HAIR GROWS OUT BENEATH THE TREES JUST HANGING AROUND DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU THAT THINGS ARE BOUND TO CHANGE? STEALING SNACK CAKES AND SKATEBOARD TRICKS WON’T WORK ON RESUMES CAN I JUST STAY HYPNOTIZED BY AN OLD IDYLLIC LIE? I KNOW HOW THESE THINGS TEND TO GO WHY CAN’T WE TAKE IT SLOW? THE SUBURBS QUIET WE DRIVE DOWN WORN ROADS JUST PASSING JAYS NOWHERE TO GO DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU THAT THIS IS BOUND TO END? DESTINED FOR OTHER PATHS END UP LOST HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS CAN I JUST STAY HYPNOTIZED BY A SAFE SUBURBAN LIE? I KNOW HOW THESE THINGS TEND TO GO WHY CAN’T WE TAKE IT SLOW?
3.
Spun 03:01
NIGHTS ARE GETTING LONG BURNING GASOLINE HIGHER THAN A KITE IN A RIPPED UP PAIR OF JEANS SAW YOU THE OTHER DAY SAID IT’S BEEN A WHILE THE THOUGHT HADN’T CROSSED MY MIND SO DIZZY ALL THE TIME EVERY CHANCE YOU CALLED BACK YOU WERE BLIND I WAS SPUN SUMMER DAYS BACK TO BACK WASTING TIME DAYS SPENT ON THE COUCH SUCKED INTO THE SCREEN TRIED TO CALL YOUR HOUSE ALL I GOT WAS THE MACHINE EVERY CHANCE YOU CALLED BACK YOU WERE BLIND I WAS SPUN SUMMER DAYS BACK TO BACK WASTING TIME IN THE SUN WAITING IN THE CAR GLOW OF THE CIRCLE K SHE PUSHED RIGHT THROUGH THE DOOR SHOT A DIRTY LOOK MY WAY CLIMBS INTO THE BACK LIGHTS A CIGARETTE I ASKED “DO YOU NEED TO SMOKE?” SHE SAID “IS THAT A FUCKING JOKE?”
4.
Levittown 02:37
I LEFT THAT TOWN BEHIND SO LONG IN LEVITTOWN IT ALL WENT WRONG THE DREAM WAS DEAD MY HEAD WAS SWIMMING IN REGRET THE THINGS I SAID SHOULD’VE SAID NOTHING THE HOUSES LOOK THE SAME TO ME THOUGHT I SAW YOU STAND- ING IN THE STREET THOSE EYES HEADLIGHTS THE ONE THING I REGRET THE THINGS I SAID SHOULD’VE SAID NOTHING
5.
Mall Walker 03:02
YEAH YOU’RE JUST A MALL WALKER NEVER WAS A SMALL TALKER YOU GOT YOUR WALKMAN HELD TIGHT UNDERNEATH THE SKYLIGHT YOU ALWAYS KEPT TO THE BEAT AND YOU NEVER THOUGHT TO SLOW DOWN YOU ALWAYS KEPT TO THE BEAT AND YOU NEVER STOPPED TO LOOK AROUND YOU ALWAYS KEPT TO THE BEAT AND YOU NEVER THOUGHT TO SLOW DOWN AND THERE SHE GOES YEAH YOU’RE JUST A MALL WALKER AND I’M FEELING LIKE A STALKER HOW I WISH THAT I COULD DATE HER NOW SHE’S ON THE ESCALATOR
6.
Waking Dream 03:56
THERE WAS A TIME I STAYED OUT LATE SO MUCH TO ANTICIPATE BUT I LOST THAT SCENE IT’S A WAKING DREAM I WAS WALKING THROUGH A HAZE HALF-ASLEEP SO MANY DAYS IN THE SAD MIDWEST NO TIME TO REST I WANTED SOMETHING MORE I WANTED SOMETHING MORE CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE I WANTED SOMETHING MORE I’M LEAVING OUT THE DOOR DON’T TRY AND STOP ME LOOK AROUND AND ALL YOU’LL SEE TEEN LUST IN MAGAZINES IT’S A TIME WARP, BABE BY NO OTHER NAME TAKE ME BACK TO SOMEWHERE ELSE I AM NOT QUITE LIKE MYSELF WITH NO COMMON GROUND WE WON’T MAKE A SOUND
7.
Waterbed 03:00
IT KEEPS THE BEATING IN MY HEAD WON’T FALL ASLEEP WITHOUT THIS SONG AGAINST THE BOOMBOX IN YOUR BED DROWN OUT THE CRICKETS ON THE LAWN I SAW MYSELF IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT LIKE THESE WORDS HAD TURNED OBSCENE A WORN-OUT COPY OF POLTERGEIST PUT YOUR HANDS UPON THE SCREEN AM I BLANK? OR CAN I WORK IT OUT? BUT STILL I PLAY YOU GOTTA CHASE THOSE DEMONS LET ‘EM RING OUT AGAIN IT KEEPS THE SUNSHINE IN MY EYES GOT ME TRIPPING ON SIDEWALK TILES WASTING MONEY, WASTING TIME LIKE IT’S GOING OUT OF STYLE I NEVER CARED ABOUT MUCH AT ALL EXCEPT THE STRINGS ON THIS GUITAR TOO BUSY CRASHING ON THE COUCH OR SOMEWHERE KICKING DIRT AT STARS YOU BURN THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS SPILLING BEER ON THE OUIJA BOARD HEAVY METAL MAGAZINES AND ALL THE RECORDS ON THE FLOOR YOU’VE GOT THE CHORDS TO THE PERFECT SONG PEN AND PAPER IN YOUR HANDS IN THE DARKEST BASEMENT ROOM WITH THE GHOSTS OF BETTER BANDS
8.
PAN AND SCAN AWAY ANOTHER NUCLEAR SATURDAY IN A TRANCE-LIKE STATE OVER THE VIDEO GIRL I ALWAYS HAD YOU IN MIND BUT THERE’S NO WAY TO REWIND FAR ENOUGH FOR ME TO SEE YOU THERE BETWEEN THE LINES AND I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THAT SIDE OF YOU AND I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE SO TIED TO YOU I KNOW IT’S JUST A WASTE AND TAKING UP SUCH SPACE ON THIS BOOTLEG TAPE ANOTHER VIDEO GIRL I’M PULLED INTO THE GLOW LIKE A MOTH INTO A FLAME STARING SOLEMNLY YET BURNING OUT JUST THE SAME NEVER FORSAW THIS FATAL FLAW TIED UP IN TAPE THERE’S NO ESCAPE
9.
Melt Away 02:58
BURY ME WITH MY CASSETTE TAPES THERE’S NO ALLEGIANCE HERE I WANNA HOLD ON TO THE BEST PARTS AND THROW AWAY THE YEARS YOU SAY YOU BREATHE IN DUST SO YOU CAN TOLERATE THE WAY THINGS FALL APART IT’S HARD TO CONCENTRATE ANOTHER DAY IT MELTS AWAY ANOTHER DAY… FIGURE THE REST OUT FOR YOURSELF NOW BRING ME BACK TO MY OLD BEDROOM I NEED TO LAY A WHILE WONDER WHY I NEED TO WAKE UP STOP THINKING LIKE A CHILD AND IT GOES SO FAST YOU ALMOST WANT IT TO SLOW AND IT GOES SO FAST YOU ALMOST SKIPPED TOMORROW
10.
Pink Noise 02:32
IT’S ALL PINK NOISE LIKE THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE FROM A PASS- ING CAR WHERE I SMASHED MY GUITAR SHE WAS YOUNG UNAFRAID OF THE BED THAT SHE MADE 1998 LIKE THE DIN OF A DRUM YOU FORGOT WHERE YOU’RE FROM SNEAKING OUT UNTIL DAWN WE CAN WAIT WON’T BE LONG WITH A GHOST OF A CHANCE YOU WERE LOCKED IN A TRANCE THROUGH THE SMOKE IN YOUR EYES WE JUST HAD TO GET BY ALL THE NIGHTS WE’D RUMINATE TRYING TO KEEP OUR STORIES STRAIGHT
11.
Totally Gone 02:54
I’M GETTING IN MY CAR AND LEAVING THIS AGE DRIVING OUT OF MY MIND EVAPORATE WITH THE DUST FLOATING THROUGH MY PAST IT ALL FEELS LIKE A LUCID DREAM WHERE I LOST MYSELF BEHIND THE SCENES TRYING TO GET BACK THERE’S NO SENSE IN THAT IT GOES AWAY I REMEMBER THE SOUND OF THE PUNKS OUTSIDE AND YOUR VOICE WHEN I LEFT YOUR HOUSE THAT EVENING DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG? ‘CAUSE YOU’RE TOTALLY GONE

about

Written and recorded over the course of a few years, the long-overdue self-titled debut album by Slow Coda is a retreat back to a world of guitars, grunge, and gas station burritos. It features eleven dreamy, wistful odes to being a teenager, wasting time with friends, and life at the end of the 20th century.

credits

released August 13, 2021

All songs written by SLOW CODA.
SLOW CODA is Tavis Balkin and Nicholas Morford.

Tavis Balkin - vocals, keys
Nicholas Morford - guitar, bass, keys
Johnny Skwirut - drums
Jonathan Thompson - drums
Eric Gorman - auxiliary percussion

Recorded at home and at Gold Diggers Sound in Los Angeles, CA
Vocals recorded by Zack Shaar
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Eric Gorman
Produced by Eric Gorman and Slow Coda

Cover photo by Patrick McCormack
Concept & cup design by Tavis Balkin
Back cover collage by Rothwell Polk

This album is dedicated to Ric Ocasek

THANK YOU: Johnny Skwirut, Carly Correa, Rothwell Polk,
Abigail Childs, Matt Hoodhood, & Patrick McCormack

Hail Sluglord Savior

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Slow Coda Los Angeles, California

Slow Coda is Tavis Balkin and Nicholas Morford.

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