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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Odd Petals, a screen-printing outfit from Sacramento, CA, approached me about making very organic CD sleeves for a physical release of this EP. As my first printed form of music for my solo work, I loved the idea of carrying the home-made theme. Thus all the text is hand-written, the sleeves and lyric sheets are screen-printed directly onto the sleeve stock, and the artwork was designed by the wonderful Billy Sours. A lot of work went into their creation, but the finished product is beautiful.

    Includes unlimited streaming of False Friends EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Get all 10 Pete Davis releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of False Friends EP, Commiato (a cappella), Tentatively Self-titled, Passing It Off as Art, The Pottsville Conglomerate, Common Houseplants EP (demo), Algorithms and Anaerobics (demo), The Waterworks (demo), and 2 more. , and , .

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lyrics

The buzzing in the trees
Made you feel less lonely
Until you thought how the cicadas had each other to sing
And you didn’t have anything

Now I know,
Nothing I’ve ever done has turned out right
Nothing we’ve ever wished for came true
Nothing you’ve ever lost ever turned up again
You said it’s best
To let us pretend

The empty shells by the leaves
Made you feel less guilty
Observing motion all around you
Shadowing the idler gear
Until you thought how the cicadas only had a few days
And how much they could achieve anyway

Its body grew
The wrong way
The molting strained
Bestowed its grave
And we can’t ask the rain
Our spiracles to inundate
And long for cover when it comes
We thought we wanted what was best for us

But nothing we ever learned we used again
Nothing I ever penciled in
Could be seen underneath so many drafts of pen
I guess I could try
To write it again
And again
And again

credits

from False Friends EP, released July 5, 2016

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Pete Davis Princeton, New Jersey

I am a musician and flavor chemist. I have been writing and recording my own music since 2002, always doing everything myself. I live in Princeton, NJ.

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