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1.
how could i ever sleep at night? my conscience left me petrified staring at the ceiling wide awake reliving all my worst mistakes til i finally got a decent job and i got a place i'll never own we'll knock some holes into the walls to make it feel more like a home how could i ever sleep at night? when you left you left me paralyzed tryna keep my head above the waves holding out for brighter better days and you boys just lift me up to let me down every single time you come around i'm making friends who don't know who i am tryna turn the hurt into a brand how could i ever sleep at night? i'm blue dreaming about the better times anything to bring me close to you anything to take me back to friday nights foggy streets and christmas lights wake me up on saturday grab my hand and float away into the abyss again and i will always be your friend so grab my hand take my hand i can't do this alone. na na na na nana na na na na na na nana na na na na na na nana na na we'll make this feel more like a home
2.
here it is again, a heart of excitement in the form of a girl who hates her life as she sits alone on the floor of her bedroom waiting for answers, wasting time here it is again, the son of a soldier, remington shotgun, rolled up sleeves to keep satan out of the walls of the suburbs his last bastion of modernity but satan waits upstairs, watching over his daughter she writes emo songs, she's so depressed her lyrics are naive but she still sings her heart out the only way she knows how to confess and as she gets up to shut the bedroom door behind her he stands right beside her, she's trying to get her head on straight with box dye hair to match her black thigh highs and scratched nail polish, she performs feminity she laughs so hard i watch her lose her balance, fall over backwards to the arms of mephistopheles but she'll never leave her bedroom in this bedroom community you'll never be ok, k, if you don't come to your senses with you everythings the end of the world melancholia can spread like a virus I'm sure you got it from that stupid girl you'll never be ok, if you don't come to your senses but I feel so defenseless, so alone i thought he was right when he said that he loved me he's still thinking of me from up there and as they stop to look at her they won't look further, like it's not a murder, it's an inevitable tragedy the bloody hands of all the heartless fuckers who emotionally fucked her to monetize her suffering flipping through a spiral notebook for some sad hopeless words to turn into a liturgy so she'll never leave her bedroom in this bedroom community da na na na naaa na na na na na na na na na na na na na. na na na na NA na NAA nana na na na na na na na na na na. no no no no no no no no no no no no NO no, no no no no nonono no no NO no no no no no no no no NO NO NO, no no no no nonono no no NO no no no no no no no no no no no no nooo NO no, no no no no nonono no no NO no no we'll never leave our bedrooms, we're a bedroom community here it is again, a heart of excitement in the form of a girl who hates her life as she sits alone on the floor of her bedroom waiting for answers, wasting time
3.
there aren't any lol
4.
bone skull 02:29
"ughh i'm so miserable!!!" blocks of empty storefronts renting to nobody, dead cacti hang limply in old valley apartment hallways i'm always making a list of all the people i'd help if i wasn't helpless myself standing motionless in doorways and parking lots pigeons coo on the balconies dilapidated couches, mattresses i'd care about the future again if i knew i could last long enough. oh oh ohhhh oh oh ohhhh oh oh ohhhh oh oh ohhhh
5.
neon glow 03:53
i could see a neon glow from the woods behind the backyard thrusters made the whole house shake louder than a thunderstorm we don't need to sleep it's the weekend, i wanna stay up late and chase all the skylights we watched as the starships fell brighter than a trillion sun rays they pierced on through the atmosphere shining burning sattelites we need to get off of this planet before the sky falls down and the earth goes up in flames you reach to grab my hand and hold me close while we float away from everything we loved when the bombs fall, take me with you. i'll keep breathing. you look so cool in the starlight. you look so cool.
6.
cold weather 02:18
na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII love the way you make me feel when i'm staring at my screen at four AM, trying not to fall asleep and you hit me up just to see if i'm ok. i loved it way too god damn much when you told me you don't mind when i keep you up sending mamegoma lines you know it's shit like that that makes me wanna be alive i wanna say i think it's ok if we just don't both feel the same way but i feel like we're more than just friends cause it took six sad months to realize i didn't miss the cold weather i just missed you and i didn't miss the sweater weather i just missed you. YOUUUUUUUU, youuuuuu YOUUUUUUUU, youuuuuu YOUUUUUUUU, youuuuuu YOUUUUUUUU, youuuuuu i used to think I'd get by fine tryna hide what's on my mind friendships felt feigned and strangers' shapes seemed so unkind i was alone in crowds but not alone in sentiment i've been so isolated by the time i trade to stay alive brought up with the choice of success or suicide so i'll call in sick again just to spend the day with you wanna say i think it's so gay that we really both feel the same way that I feel, like we're more than just friends it took too long to realize i didn't miss the cold weather i just missed you i didn't miss the sweater weather i just missed you. i didn't miss orange county, i just missed you i didn't miss 69 tarocco, i just missed you i didn't miss culver city, i just missed you or getting drunk outside the Smell NO i just missed you cuz i don't need the cold weather like i need you and i don't need the sweater weather i just neeeeeeed you. na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK! hahahaha
7.
calico 02:11
some stray cat came through the backyard must have climbed up some fences you'll pick him up off the ground and hold him in your arms and you kiss on the head and you tell him he's a lucky boy you'll pick him up off the ground and hold him in your arms and you kiss on the head and you tell him he's a lucky little calico, don't go you're not gonna leave him alone you're not gonna leave him alone you're not gonna leave him alone you're not gonna leave him alone, oh oh
8.
glass beach 07:20
i promise you're not wasting anybody's time and all the things they've told you are so god damn rough, i understand they said your friends will hurt you and you're friends don't really care you told me you're their daughter and they treat you this way just to keep you safe. so please listen clearly, i love you dearly it hurts to see you so torn apart like this another sleepless night to laugh about the times we tried to die with heavy eyes i'll stay awake with you and we'll keep us alive til the morning comes in here you'll be ok and when your heart breaks i'll be beside you so please stay here with me breathe in like waves on a glass beach IIIIIIIII stopped taking calls for the first time then I cut off my phone line and took the highway one for nowhere south when Yuki said i should just call up family and tell them how i felt no one who loves you should make you feel so unsafe noooo no one who loves you should make you feel alone in here you'll be ok and when your heart breaks i'll be beside you so please stay here with me breathe in like waves on a glass beach blood in your veins, the blood on your hands so stop it, you're fucking hurting her can we forget about the places that we should be? we don't have to go home today. i'll sleep on a million couches, if we have to, to keep us both safe. until we can take back the years they've stolen from us we'll always live like we're hopeless kids. but when we're with all our friends can we just pretend that no one can hurt us? cause hey, i love you, ok? it's so hard to say that i fucking need you too tonight when they close their eyes look up to the sky and climb up the moonlight it's ours the moon and the stars they'll forget who we were and we'll be together again. sleep til the sun sets sleep til the sun sets sleep til the sun sets the summer sun sets.
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(instrumental)
10.
dallas 07:01
it's lonely out there. everywhere froze with you everywhere froze with you i was overcast in happy arms i was overcast when the blood filled the highway underpass i was overcast by 2000 floor rat castles i was overcast by old god long dead cowboy billionaires everywhere froze with you everywhere froze with you i was overcast in happy arms i will give you love don't writhe don't bite stay motionless i will give you love don't writhe don't bite stay motionless i will give you blood it flows to you in endless rivers you were the part of the picture i can't recall you were part of the skyline i felt so small you were the part of the picture i can't recall you were the part of the picture i can't recall you were part of the skyline i felt so small you were the part of the picture i can't recall i was overcast when the blood filled the highway underpass i was overcast by 2000 floor rat castles i was overcast by old god long dead cowboy billionaires you were the part of the picture i can't recall you were part of the skyline i felt so small you were the part of the picture i can't recall
11.
(rat castle) 02:46
these days i don't know what to do these days i don't know what to do with you these days i don't know what to do these days i don't know what to do with you
12.
planetarium 04:33
i would like to explain everything the words won't come out right i would like to ignore the lock on the door the words won't come out right when you left you locked us in a burning building candid cameras in every corner always filming everybody running scrambling for an exit helpless people running scrambling yeah we used to play piano, placing palms in perfect patterns crave capsacin in useless coups of connate caverns sing succinctly, symbiotic, democratic swing so sweetly, semiotics semiautomatic i would like to explain everything the words won't come out right i would like to ignore the lock on the door the words won't come out right i guess he's the best but i've never known anyone else i guess he's the best but i've never known anyone else yeah you left us locked us in a burning building yeah you left us locked us in a burning building yeah you left us locked us in a burning building yeah you left us locked us in a burning building yeah you left us locked us in a burning building candid cameras in every corner always filming yeah you left us locked us in a burning building yeah you left us locked us in a burning building i would like to explain everything the words won't come out right i would like to ignore the lock on the door the words won't come out right yeah you left us yeah you left us yeah you left us locked us in a burning building yeah you left us yeah you left us yeah you left us yeah you left us
13.
soft!!!!!! 02:06
yeah i know know what you're thinking it seems like i just can't stop making everything about myself time goes by and nothing's changing but i stay here and i stay waiting all the time i'm out of my mind and i tell you i'll be better but i can't guarantee it cuz when you say that you think i'm perfect well i really just can't see it when i'm standing in the bathroom and i'm crying in the mirror cuz i just can't stop wondering how could i get so soft?
14.
i can't take the pressure yeah everybody thinks that you just need to grow up i know it's hard it's fucking impossible tryna make sense of the things that you feel now with spiro and estro from vanuatu what the hell do you think that'll do to you? i won't say she cuz i know you want me to i know that it's hard but i swear i still love you. i can't take the pressure cry on the bathroom floor when you look in the mirror. cover your neck or they'll cut your head off. j you're only cute with your hearteyes and legs crossed. write the things you think when you're out of your body run yourself out of words to say you're hopelessly lonely and don't leave the city and DON'T leave the covers too i know it's hard but i swear i still love you. i'm never gonna understand. i'm never gonna understand. i'm everything you think about her behind her back, the whole truth does it hurt to say you love her like a son? the world could her just cause she can't fit in right. yeah!!! they'll make it so dangerous when they leave no room to breathe in the space they carved out for us when they get inside your head, give you white lies and black eyes when they try to change your shape until your sense of self dies but you make me feel like i'm out of my body we ran out of words to say we're hopelessly lonely so don't leave the city please don't leave the covers too just stay right here babe let's live life like lovers do i'm never gonna understand. i'm never gonna understand. i'm everything you think about her behind her back, the whole truth does it hurt to say you care about your son? the world could her just cause she can't fit in right. you take spiro and estro from vanuatu you say you won't think about nothing but loving you we're sleeping harbor seals on the seaside of malibu ok i won't think about nothing but loving you spiro and estro from vanuatu you say you won't think about nothing but loving you we're sleeping harbor seals on the seaside of malibu ok i won't think about nothing but loving you too.
15.
orchids 03:55
we watched the smoke clouds rise until we couldn't see the stars and everyone was down below breathing in the fumes one day we'll meet up on the moon and then we'll be ok and we'll be together again blue orchids bloom through the city streets at night into starlight we call out "we're still here, can you hear me?" from up above the moon she's bathed in burning neon lights as the starlight just fades out there's no tears no celebration blue orchids bloom through the city streets at night into starlight we fade out there's no tears no celebration from up above the moon she's bathed in burning neon lights as the starlight just fades out there's no tears no celebration

about

hey i'm j from glass beach, i used to make music under the name “casio dad”.

this album began with demos written in 2015 & 2016 when i first moved to los angeles and spent almost a year living on my friend's couch. i met jonas and william on facebook after they heard the casio dad album on their college radio station in minnesota and we eventually ended up moving into an apartment together in north hollywood. after showing them the new demos i had been writing, jonas and william decided to join the band, playing bass and drums respectively, and we spent the next three years refining the demos into songs.

thematically this album differs a lot from "he's not with us anymore", rather than focusing so much on internal feelings, this album looks outside, in an attempt to capture the external world in all its good, all its bad, and especially all its confusion. it revels in the lack of a focused narrative, portraying multiple perspectives at once and changing moods on a whim.

the sound of glass beach is a fusion of our diverse range of influences including 1960s jazz, new wave, early synthesizer music, and emo, but all presented with the harshness and irreverence of punk music. we embrace the trend towards genrelessness caused by the increasing irrelevance of record labels and democratization of music brought about by the internet and enjoy playing with musical boundaries even to the point of absurdity.

credits

released May 18, 2019

william white - drums, vocals
jonas newhouse - bass, vocals
tony sanders - trumpet on track 1 and 5
daxe schaeffer - vocals
j mcclendon - guitar, keys, synth/drum programming, theremin, trumpet on track 14, lead vocals, other stuff too

"neon glow" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by cole mcclendon
all other tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by j mcclendon / rat castle recordings

album art by daxe schaeffer

special thanks to:
daxe schaeffer, tanner & carter bransom, grant & milo, noah combrink, william gibbons (and the rest of kara’s walk home!), jackson scovel, jaxyn broussard, seal white jr, datacats, elia, amara, sam, cooper, eli, jack, ford (and the rest of young lovers!), zenny, jami, plorf, cal, curi, chris white, cole mcclendon, and all other friends & family for your input, support, and inspiration.

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