Still Awake

by Sloth

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"Sloth is pretty perfectly named for a rock band that combines a pronounced Pavement streak in the vocals and guitar with a shuffle-snare alt-country. It’s a situation where the best of both worlds come together: the endearing slacker ethos of early ’90s indie-rock meets the fresh-faced sounds of ’90s alt-country in tunes like “Matador Scarf” and “No Places to Be.” Scuzzy guitar drops into the background of tunes, mumbly vocals wander around with wry amusement written all over them, and overall good vibes permeate everything.

Even tunes that lean more to one side of their genre mix are fun: “Cheer Up Charlie” is devoid of alt-country and plays up the pseudo-funky chill that white boys were (are) all about; “This Dashboard Looks Like the Rest of Our Lives” is a bent take on trad country, while “Dark Dark Dark” is as close to Jayhawks as Sloth gets. But it’s opener “Smug Rock” that shows the best way forward for Sloth: a space somewhere between the two genres where they can put their stamp on the sound. Just like most early ’90s indie-rock, Sloth’s work is just plain fun to listen to: delightfully quirky, unexpectedly exciting, and altogether impressive."

-Independent Clauses

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released May 30, 2014

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Sloth Utica, New York

"Sloth’s work is just plain fun to listen to: delightfully quirky, unexpectedly exciting, and altogether impressive."
-Independent Clauses

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Track Name: Smug Rock
pickin' up the pieces again / your parents stopped paying the rent
comin like a caravan

do a little dance in the rain / say it at the table with grace
comin like a caravan

table small talk is so interesting / all the words there don't have to mean anything
go and tell the one that you love what you really think / all the words there don't have to mean anything

your money ran off with your girl / your girl ran off with the world
comin like a caravan

and you do a little weak handshake / sit down at the table with fate
comin like a caravan

table small talk is so interesting / all the words there don't have to mean anything
go and tell the one what you really think / all the words there don't have to mean anything

just another smug rock song that's so interesting / all the words here dont have to mean anything
go and tell your four corner friends that are listening/ all the words here dont even mean anything
Track Name: This Dashboard Looks Like The Rest Of Our Lives
I took a ride with a new world order / we were tryina dodge the draft, tryna make it to the border
come home

the car caught fire on the way to sarasota/ the leaves turned green our thumbs were stickin up while the trucks were dopplerin by
come home

well this dashboard looks like the rest of our lives
as our old rubber soles burn holes in the night

we swam our way through the sands of arizona / our eyes caught fire cause all we could see was the sun burnin in the sky
come home

the lights flickered out in the land of high rollers/ the cops drove by while termites were eating our shoes
no they weren't even wood/ come home

well this dashboard looks like the rest of our lives
as our old rubber soles burn holes in the night

and if you look around
you may see us staring at you
yeah we see you staring, too
yeah we think your the weird one, too
go home
Track Name: Cheer Up Charlie
I'll tuck you into bed/ where you can dream those dreams that only you can have
and i'll pray for you and me/ when it rains your tears will fill the sea

god bless your soul/and where it goes when the body decompose/yeah he cries for everyone
when it rains the sidewalk chalk will run

he worry wonders bout the thunder, humble thoughts so incompletely as you ease into the water, cheer up charlie, soak your
smooth stones are buried in the winter, when the freeze is just too deep down all that pressure in the ocean, cheer up charlie, soak your feet

god was fitted collar and a leash/science tamed that fangled mangled beast
but he cries for everyone, when it rains the sidewalk chalk will run

he worry wonders bout the thunder, humble thoughts so incompletely as you ease into the water, cheer up charlie, soak your
smooth stones are buried in the winter, when the freeze is just too deep down all that pressure in the ocean, cheer up charlie, soak your feet
Track Name: Dark Dark Dark
I'll meet you there by the 10000 stairs in the dark, dark, dark
and we'll both sing/ and dance to the things that are not too far
and we're all here for as long as we can
and its hard, hard, hard
then it all goes dark, dark, dark

I'll kiss you there on the steps of the stairs in the dark, dark, dark
and all the miles that brought us to here don't seem so far, far, far
and I will love you as long as I can until death does its part
and it all goes dark, dark, dark
but on my wrist and balled up in my fist is your heart, heart, heart
and that's not so dark, dark, dark
Track Name: The Hometown Spin
no more cigs for seth, zach is gonna bounce his checks, were goin back in late august with the hometown spins

and elliot only buys the best, and connors gonna play the dev, and caseys got a new girlfriend and the hometown spins

and if bryce is the man that I think he is, if its nothing to dan to just sit and drift, and if all of the grads start sleeping in
then let the hometown spin

well darryl's gonna drive out west, and nick'll host his movie fest, were goin back in late august with the hometown spins

and josh will put his arm on rest, and mike is gonna live with ten, and annas got a new boyfriend and the hometown spins

and if bryce is the man that I think he is, if its nothing to dan to just sit and drift, and if all of the grads start sleeping in
just let the hometown spin