The Life and Times

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T H E L I F E A N D T I M E S

e r i c a b e r t
a l l e n e p l e y
c h r i s m e t c a l f

side 1
k i l l i n g q u e e n s
d e a r l i n d a
g r o u p t h i n k
i a m t h e w e d d i n g c a k e
o u t t h r o u g h t h e i n d o o r

side 2
f a l l i n g a w a k e
d a r k m a v i s
t = d / s
w e k n o w

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released April 28, 2017

recorded at electronical studio in chicago il 2016
by paul malinowski, eric abert and allen epley

mixed and mastered at blasting room studios feb 2017
by jason livermore

masterful artwork by wiliam test - williamtest.com
layout and design by eric abert

the life and times proudly uses jim dunlop strings and mxr pedals
and whatever drum sticks and heads happen to be on sale that week.

legal shit-storm by dewey, cheatham, and howe.
booking by tim@flowerbooking.com
2017 SlimStyle Records


big big thanks go out to the following humans: team epley, team metcalf and team abert, tim edwards at flowerbooking, jack vaughn, pam epley, akiko kamishima, takuya shinkawa, mark davis, william test, jason gagovski, johnny and brian at drugan’s drums, scott shiraki at jim dunlop, micah eberman at zoom electronics

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The Life and Times Chicago, Illinois

he Life and Times has lived a thousand lives since their first record more than 12 years ago, after the dissolution of Allen Epley’s former band, little guy cult fave’s Shiner. This 5th full-length album is a sun and drug-dappled beauty, infused with a thick sonic kaleidoscope of tones. More immediate and to the point than previous releases, power and beauty hold the cards ultimately. ... more

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Track Name: killing queens
k i l l i n g q u e e n s
if you run away from me i’ll love you from afar if you run away from me and now the only one i care about is you and now the only thing i drink about is you if you need to be alone i’ll be waiting if you need to be alone when you look up at the stars i’m shining down on you when you look up at the stars and now the only one i care about is you and now the only thing i drink about is you and now the only one i’d care enough to drink about is you if you take your life from me i’ll never let you go if you take your life from me when you look down from the stars take me with you when you look down from the stars and now the only one i care about is you and now the only thing i drink about is you and now the only one i’d care enough to drink about is you
Track Name: dear linda
d e a r l i n d a
dear linda pick up the phone dear linda pick up your phone and let me say hello where was it i’m supposed to be don’t want to make them wait for me i’m late for a place that i should be dear linda pick up the phone dear linda pick up your phone and let me say hello bringing the secrets out tonight never reveal them in the light she’s swinging the moon from side to side gripping the wheel she starts to roll only the driver doesn’t know she’s living a slow motion roll dear linda pick up the phone dear linda pick up your phone and let me say hello
Track Name: group think
g r o u p t h i n k
throw the bodies on the fire search the neighbordhood for the great good lynch the heathens and the liars save the neighborhood for the greater good find the mothers and the babies drag the witches out rip the stitches out god will lead us all to safety search the neighborhood drag them through the woods god is good and we only want to save you and the neighborhood for the greater good from the ones who want to eat you
Track Name: i am the wedding cake
i a m t h e w e d d i n g c a k e
after all is said and done i made a promise to save you from the setting sun and that’s what i’ll do i’m the great escape i’m the wedding cake i’m the great escape even when we’re grown and old i’ll never lie to you tell you what want to know i won’t lie to you i’ll tell you that a lot has changed somewhere inside of you i’ll let you know you’ve gone insane and i don’t know you i’m the escape i’m the wedding cake i’m the great escape after all is said and done i made a promise to save you from the setting sun i don’t know you
Track Name: out through the in door
o u t t h r o u g h t h e i n d o o r
i’m the one who wants out my face against the glass now i struggle for the words and i’m high over you i’m on the outside i’m riding a landslide peaked for the last time i’m high over you i’m long over-due i’m high over and now you’re seeing it my way you roll your eyes and you walk away and i’ve been giving it away i’m the one who wants out my face against the glass now i struggle for the words and i’m high over but now you’re seeing it my way you roll your eyes and you walk away and i’ve been giving it away
Track Name: falling awake
f a l l i n g a w a k e
sleeping awake standing in line dreaming awake fruit on the vine zombie life is nice but lonely i can’t sleep i’m falling awake i’ve been drinking miracles and some kind of tea i believe the universe is out to get me i believe for thirty years i’ve been dreaming i can’t sleep i’m falling awake i’ve been drinking miracles and some kind of tea i believe the universe is out to get me i believe for thirty years i’ve been dreaming i can’t sleep i’m falling awake
Track Name: t=d/s
t = d / s
don’t wait for another day don’t wait for another day it’s getting late start today don’t wait for another sign don’t stop at another light don’t waste your time there is no time don’t think that you’re going home don’t look for another home you’re on your own but you’re not alone
Track Name: we know
w e k n o w
so you wake with another one a trophy of the game a long slow drip of shame but it’s better than to be alone another faceless droid phone calls to avoid then you find someone to fix your face cleans your dirty sheets helps you pull the weeds but you find a way to fuck it up send them on their blood spray on your face we know about certain things