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Recorded February 2nd-6th, 2014 at Chase Park Transduction by Richard Salino.
Tracked live in Studio A, guitar and vocals overdubbed in Studio A, mixed to 2" tape in Studio B.
Richard did everything - engineering, producing, mixing. He taught me how to tune a guitar (bout time).
Tom Lewis then mastered these tracks at Chase Park.
Artwork by our dear friend Kristin Karch.

This collection of songs was written between the release of our first EP in May 2013, which we commonly referred to as the "White EP" (since we spraypainted them white) and August 2013.
From the get, we envisioned it as the "Black EP" (since we already had white and black spraypaint) and figured we'd be able to churn out this collection of more dense, darker material by the end of the summer.
Turns out it took us about 6 months to grow into this material and a band and figure out how to make it work. Luckily it worked out, by the time we went into the studio in February we'd played the songs in the same order countless times all over the southeast.
While it would be a little funny to continuously release self-titled EP's of different colors, we'll probably just stick with black and white.
It was really intense experience, the most taxing in our young lives, and we're super proud of this record and so glad that it's finally DONE.

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(c) 2014 Marching Banana Records



released March 28, 2014

Matt Anderegg :: drums & percussion
Zach Gastley :: bass guitar
Drew Kirby :: electric guitars & vocals
Richard Salino :: all recording, engineering, production and mixing.

All lyrics by Kirby. All arrangements by New Wives. Artwork by Kristin Karch.




NEW WIVES Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia's premiere doom pop trio & bedroom recordists New Wives, comprised of Drew Kirby, Matt Anderegg and Zach Gastley.

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Track Name: New Eyes//First March
new word break, let the captions go on
my talk is tired, i feel like im breaking off
we're lost on the way to miserly dawn
i and i remain and carry on and i am running

new word cease, we're wasting the fall
cretins reign with eminent open arms
i just want release, i just want a god
the seasons gave way to the on and on and i am running
i am all the unraveling gains

Track Name: Die Slow
die slow, all day if that's what it takes
die slow, all week if that's what you need

oh the undertoe, i've been dyin tryin to let you go
"no, there's just one left to hide & i've made up my mind"
oh i hold below, all the tides cry i can't make it
so there's no choice but to dive
you can go or stay but i've gotta get mine

and it's sick but i wanna know every detail. i wanna burden my skull with all the things that you've done. i wanna see right through your entrails. i wanna merge with the mud i wanna see what you've done. and i'm scattered but i'm expanding all the time. i'm trying to hide you in songs cause that's where you belong and you won't talk back to me and you'll die slow

daaamn i cant make this slow, it twists & intertwines in my bloodlines
but god only rose so i'll be damned if i can't make it too
there's no choice but to climb & i'll get mine
Track Name: Clouds Are Marching
and i will strip before i wake
and you can have all you can take
i am Mary i am late i am buried i can't wait
Track Name: Pest
i know you're right and well, i know that time will tell that i've been waiting my whole life to see you burn.. i've seen you pass a thousand blind who wouldn't even bat an eye. you focus fine i see, but i'm so incompletely in your view.
so i've been trying to change ya see. would you still say so angrily "this feels like death in everything you do to me"
see i been missing hangin round, i feel so old and tired now. youre sounding fine i see, but how could you just put him in my place

don't know what string in me she struck,
the frequencies it resonates are self-effacing and primitive
now i feel so limited, and oh
i hate the ways i act when you see me
what reservoir you tapped
oh i need it back but you seem distracted
it's been 2 weeks yeah i feel too weeak to see you
Track Name: 19
hold me low, i'm not afraid to say hello
hold me low, my mind is broken idle so far below
i'm not afraid to die slow

hold me low, i'm not afraid to lie low
anonymous, floated, off again
oh below, i'm not afraid to die slow
adjust the sum to all that i have done and i'm no one

so how you gonna love
how you gonna try
how you gonna love again

Romeo, my body shakes and i explode
Solomon, the cardinal being
Homeo, I'm not ashamed to try more
i'm just the sum of all that i have loved, i'm so much.

how you gonna love
how you gonna try
how you gonna love again