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Somewhere

by Gum Country

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jesu82
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jesu82 I am huge fan on Courtney's play. She actually ripped off one of my riffs on Waterfall. Favorite track: Waterfall.
FloridaAsFuck
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FloridaAsFuck Beautifully produced and played. Attacking guitar and scintillating percussion (right hand only!) with lush bass. The vocal is sweet with undertones of snarl. Play loud, Play often. Chew sugarless while listening for added pleasure. Favorite track: There's A Crumb.
tabbycatt
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tabbycatt Once you know you never forget Favorite track: The Queen Rules.
Mike D.
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Mike D. "brain song" came up on a daily mix/spotify and it stayed on repeat. classic strum rock style in the like of Teenage Fanclub or the Blake Babies or Lemonheads. entire album is a gem. Courtney from the Courtneys btw. Favorite track: Brain Song.
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Art Fin Fun album from the guitarist of the Courtneys (the guitar tone is unmistakably recognizable) and sometimes sounds like them with keyboards added. Favorite track: Brain Song.
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Somewhere 05:00
Little happy face on my foot A memory from another country traced around a coin, the ink is fading I can see I'm bending this way Toward the sun, toward the sand A dream inside Puffy cloud, a silhouette I trace my steps and look back for just a sec I'm thinking about what's around the bend Just movin' along being who I am What’s that hat called again? And how do you wear it on your head? Haven't felt this way in a while I can't think straight can't find my style I guess this is my life for a while Haven't felt this way in a while I can't think straight can't hide my smile I guess this is gonna be my life for a while For a while I’ll walk around, I'll walk around until I find myself around here, myself around here somewhere I don't really mind, I don't really mind until I find myself inside here, myself inside here somewhere Somewhere
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Sit around and think a lot Sit around with my thoughts Feelin’ like something I’m not Maybe for now that’s all I’ve got All I’ve got All I've got All I've got All I've got Why don’t we go down to the court Why don’t we go down to the court Why don’t we go down to the court Why don’t we go down Fuzzy green thing in the air Over here and everywhere Hit the ball until I rot Back and forth and on that thought It’s just a game It’s all the same And when it’s done I feel ok I feel ok I feel ok I feel ok I feel ok I feel ok I feel ok I feel ok
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Pills 04:24
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Brain Song 03:22
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Whoa Oh 02:57
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Enter the garden Where I bring the water And let the sun shine Dirt on my knees Im talking to my plants Or are they talking to me? All these shades of green Cactus so prickly Honey from a bee Tell me what you need (I am a plant Please give me water And lots of sunlight So i can grow bigger I feel alive Here with the flowers Im growing so quickly My friends all around me) Im talking to my plants Or are they talking to me? (Talking to you) Talking to me?
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Jungle Boy 03:20
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Waterfall 04:56

about

Gum Country are a Canadian indie rock band brought to you by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Courtney Garvin (The Courtneys) and multi-instrumentalist Connor Mayer. The project began in Vancouver, Canada as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. These recordings were released as a self-titled cassette by Lolipop Records in 2017. After moving to Los Angeles where they currently reside, the pair recorded their debut full-length album Somewhere with Joo-Joo Ashworth at Studio 22, this time at full volume.

Their self-described “harsh twee” draws on groups like Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, Meat Puppets, and The Magnetic Fields, enveloping and transforming these influences in the warm embrace of Garvin’s fuzzy open-tuned guitar tone. Mayer's driving drums and melodic keyboard accompaniments provide a backdrop for these rich textures, casually blending digital and analogue to produce a sound that would feel right at home on NME’s C-86 compilation.

The songs on Somewhere meander through the highs and lows of daily life, touching on subjects ranging from love, loss, and anxiety, to tennis, video games, and gardening. Garvin navigates these topics with humor and sincerity, her unassuming delivery riding amidst the swirling instrumentals like a snowboarder shredding fresh pow.

The band performs live as a three piece, with Mayer on drums and keyboard at the same time. Halle Saxon Gaines usually plays bass, but there are occasional appearances from Lauren Early and Luna Nuhic.
Somewhere will be released on June 19, 2020 on vinyl via Kingfisher Bluez (Canada), cassette via Dinosaur City Records (Australia), and CD via Waterslide Records (Japan).

Stay in touch at gumcountry.blogspot.com

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released June 19, 2020

All songs written by Gum Country
Courtney Garvin: guitar/vocals
Connor Mayer: drums/keyboard/bass
Recorded and Mixed by Joo-Joo Ashworth at Studio 22
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters

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