Kite Without a String

by Beach Moon/Peach Moon

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Press Quotes:

"It’s rare that you get a song that drips with as much warmth as this does..." - Stereogum

"Lead guitars embed and wrap themselves around the warmest of chords in a cut that appears melancholic but with listen upon listen becomes unavoidably welcoming". - DIY Magazine

"i like this very very much indeed" - Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union Owner, Amazing Radio)

"I love this" - Gideon Coe (BBC Radio 6 Music)

"I keep going back to this. There's something really special about it. It's been really getting under my skin". - Dani Charlton (Amazing Radio - Album Of The Week)

"A masterful meeting of tone and texture, the record feels something like encountering American Football in the blissful height of Summer rather than in an enclosed end-of-era unraveling" - Gold Flake Paint

"Delectable lush vocals fused with hypnotic riffs and intelligent harmonious instrumentation. Kite Without String is lo-fi shoegaze at it’s finest". - Circuit Sweet

"Very pretty first song from BMPM’s Kite Without A String LP. Nice title and artwork and band name too". - Don't Need No Melody

"For every band that can pull off the American Football/American Analog Set type of glistening guitar pop, there are thousands, THOUSANDS, that make an absolute mess of it. I think Beach Moon/Peach Moon do the sound all sorts of justice, though, and I bet you'd agree". - Interstellar Radio Shower

"With its experimental glitch-filled opening, Beach Moon/Peach Moon’s ‘Philosophy at 23/at 24’ instantly brings to mind Baths, but it soon moves into something really quite different. Gorgeously melancholic guitars glide over the reflective vocals that state ‘the glass is always full of something’ over and over again". - Spectral Nights

"Cloning the the warm, sedimentary guitar tone of the early 90s that's especially present in the droney garage-pop inflection of Pavement, Butterglory and Yo La Tengo, Beach Moon/Peach Moon bridges the gap between the detatched, sarcastic indie rock ethos of the past with the introspective melancholia that dominates today's bedroom pop scene". - Half-Gifts


released June 29, 2015

Written and Recorded by Robert Prisco
Music by Robert Prisco, Peter Demaio, David Hodgkinson, Jesse Asch and Travis Giorgione
Mastered by TJ Lipple


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Track Name: Philosophy at 23/at 24
The glass is always full
…of something

Knowing is a wall
Learning is a wrecking ball

The glass is always full
Always full of something

Don’t forget the air
It is all around you
Just breathe
Track Name: Party in the Backseat
How do you know?
Where do you go?
How do you grow?
Party in the backseat of a car
Call me if you can’t sleep…
Party in the backseat of a car
You don’t know me
You don’t know me truly now
Track Name: Answer Tide
In your head
Out of your mind
You think too much

Just take your time

Even in your arms I feel
That cold dead heart/soul empty thing
I know I won’t find what I need
To fix it all outside of me
I know…

We won’t wither/waste away
We’ll whistle/walk outside
Enjoy the day

Walk to where the moon pulls out the tide
Help pull the answers from inside
We walk outside
Track Name: The Fog
Thoughts are fleeting
Seething though my barren bones
Swelling my brain and seeping out as chord-plucked tones
That are breathing life into an old wayward child

The fog is bad enough when I’ve had my rest
The fog it is bad enough when I’ve had my rest
and I’m tired
I haven’t slept a wink in a long while

Where did I end up and what’s the date and time?
Eyes kept peeled on the road I missed the exit sign
But I won’t be lost until I’m found

Callously content with everything we see
Give it some thought and delve beneath the crust and be
Something more than
Stuck inside a cage that you can’t see

Olly olly oxen free my mind
From the undertow of a social tide
We’ll be the sea
Vast and free
Track Name: Firefly Stars
Spit out the breeze
I breathe in the east
Freeway fireflies like stars in the trees
I can taste the west coast
Open and free
Drone and queen bee
Shagbark hickory

Is this it?
Pretty soon I’ll be in Washington
Is everything back home really over?
….I’m leaving.
I’m really leaving.

Don’t wait up for me
I won’t wait up for you
Hope you and everyone
Won’t forget me too soon

We drove to the rainbow
I met my favorite color
She filled my sky
A deep dark Indigo
That’s how I saw how bright the moon was
That’s how I saw the size of the world from the sky
Track Name: What Color
Words seep from my fingertips
Through half-awake dreams
Painting pictures buried
In a half-asleep mind

I grew up and forgot what color the world is
I grew up and forgot what color the world was.
Track Name: Kite Without a String
I’m not mad at you
I’m just sad at us

This was watered down
I was fired up

A bird without its wings
Ain’t a kite without a string

Free from everything
We’re not free from anything

…you know I won’t walk away for long.

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