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released February 17, 2017

Written by Devin Lane.

Produced and mixed by Devin Lane.
"Bogotá": produced by Stephen Haney and Devin Lane

Mastered by Ash Clayton

Album artwork by Laura Cohen

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Performers

"Religious Dances On The Bus"
Parade music of Cusco; sounds of bus hailers and traffic in Cusco; Easter mass music in Quechua; other sounds made by Devin Lane; granular synthesis

“Bogotá”
Devin Lane: vocals, guitar, bass
Steve Hernandez: drums

Recorded at Stephen Haney’s house in Petaluma; drums recorded at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma.

“Roof Blues”
Sounds of vendors at the Baratillo market in Cusco
Devin Lane: vocals, guitar, bass, drums
Steve Hernandez: vocals, guitar, bass, drums

Recorded in my room in San Francisco; drums recorded at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma and Music City Rehearsals in San Francisco

“Hair Extraction”
Devin Lane: guitar, voice, granular synthesis
Sounds of Cusco. Other sounds.

Recorded on the roof of Miami Mike’s Hostel in Chitré, Panamá

“The Conservatory”
Devin Lane: vocals, guitar, bass
Andy Mignano: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at the Sylvan Annex, San Francisco.

“Mamita Papita”
Sounds of Hilaria, the “mami” of the papa rellena, sounds of patrons in Cusco
Devin Lane: voice, guitar, bass, drums
Andy Mignano: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at Music City Rehearsal and Blue Bear School of Music

“Switches”
Devin Lane: voice, guitar, bass
Steve Hernandez: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at the Phoenix Theater

“The Road”
Devin Lane: all sounds

Recorded at the Pink House in San Francisco. Thanks for letting me borrow your mics and use your drum set, Pink House family!

“Sikuri Sigh”
The sikuri group of Urubamba: sikuri
Vendors of the baratillo market in Cusco

Recorded in Urubamba and Cusco, Peru

“Blue and Gray”
Devin Lane: voice, guitar, bass
Andy Mignano: drums

Recorded in my room; drums recorded at the Sylvan Annex

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Thank you

Everyone who hosted me at their house and/or helped in my travels: Aaron, Tita, Mariana, Chucho, Omar, Miami Mike, Adan, Juan David, Mariano, Mercedes, Osman, Don Ignacio, and so many more.

The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma for offering the space to record drums

Everyone who gave me advice on mixing the record: Ash Clayton, Matt Herman, David Minard, Adam Primack, Sean Real and more

Real Real Talk: Ash Clayton, Kellen Morimoto, Sean Real ❤️ <3

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Track Name: Bogotá
Singing on a little bus
Lizards crawl through my brain
TV helps turn that down
Please love me as I am

Sugary coffee in tiny cups
Young girls all made up serve old men
Blankets over my head
For how long can I sleep?
Track Name: Roof Blues
I've been waiting on you
Sitting on this roof
I've got nothing better to do
Than to think of you

My sister says walk away
That I deserve better
While I don't disagree
I also can't resist

I feel stuck in this town
So don't you
Crawl back into my bed

So I ignore you for days
You try to make me feel stupid
I'd rather drink Balboa alone
Than listen to this shit

I'm getting the fuck out of this town
So don't you
Crawl back into my bed
Track Name: The Conservatory
I can't write
Anything
So I walk
For miles and miles

Rows of flowers
Just for show
No fruit
Or vegetables

I won't let this conquer me

To fear failiure
Is to fear
Success
And life itself

I won't let this conquer me
Track Name: Switches
When I saw you from behind
I could tell you had them crazy eyes
And maybe I should have turn and ran
Instead I was coaxed into that swamp in which you lay
We wallowed around, spinning each other down
And together I thought we could rise above
Sometimes cries they aren't signs for help
It can be better lying by yourself down below

Maybe we should both heed this call

If you're standing cornered in a room
And shadows coat the walls
Just you flip on this switch and I swear
You'll be on standby no more

As the months they became my life
Well I doted on everything that you said
When really I should have packed it up, sent it off
Left myself alone without those thoughts

Maybe we should both heed this call

If you're standing cornered in a room
And shadows coat the walls
Just you flip on this switch and I swear
You'll be on standby no more

And if your feet should get caught in the mud
And there's not a branch in reach
Just you send out this thought and I swear
That you'll be running soon
Track Name: The Road
Where is the road from here?
I've turned, lost my way.
I camp on desert beach
And sleep for six days.

Can't seem to place my mind
Back where I picked it up.
I wish that I could find it
Find it on my own.

I walk to the lagoon
To see if I'm there.
I sit amongst tan reeds
And think like a duck.

Can't seem to place my mind
Back where I picked it up.
Please you'll only lift a finger
To send to me on my way
Home.

I drink myself
From a water bottle
Slip into
A strange loop.
My leg shakes
At a Black-tailed
Trainbearer pace.
And I see your heart
When I close my eyes
Please take a sip
Now spit me out.
And I'm not sure
Why I exist
I guess I'm where
Exactly where I need to be.

Where is the road from here?
I've turned, lost my way.
Track Name: Blue and Gray
If you ask for what you want
You just might get it
But instead you hold it in
Making all things worse

You don't need to be suffering

So I look up for the blue
But we live in gray
Does that mean this is the end?
Panic, judgement, anxiety

I release you from ridicule

You're not getting what you need
Please forgive yourself

This feeling too will pass