Never Let You Drift Away

by Supercrush

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about

For the past handful of years Supercrush has been employing a drip-feed approach to releasing new music. Every so often a new two song 7" single of power-pop excellence would appear out of nowhere.  And then all would go quiet until the next pair of gems inexplicably materialized out of the silence.  Here we have all four Supersingles, along with two previously unreleased bonus tracks, collected as one ten song release.  From the fuzzed-out guitars of 'Lifted' to the tasteful organ and glockenspiel accents of 'Walking Backwards' it's all here in one attractive package, with cover art featuring an eye-catching assemblage in the colorful style we've come to expect from Supercrush.

The two bonus tracks were recorded in the winter of 2015/2016 as part of the same group of sessions that yielded the 'I've Been Around' and 'I Can't Lie' singles.  However, this pair of songs finds the band taking a temporary detour from the short and sugary simplicity of their superpop formula to explore a more spacey approach, recalling the shoegazing dreamy-ness of the outro of 'Melt Into You' from their first single, or perhaps even some of Mark Palm's work with his previous group, Modern Charms.  The closing track 'Rewind’ especially demonstrates this different approach as it forgoes percussion altogether and utilizes mantra-like lyrical repetition and the juxtaposition of layers of chaotic noise, static, and feedback over a cyclical chord progression to bring this collection to it's cathartic conclusion.  Although, upon reaching that conclusion it's likely that the listener will find themselves echoing the lyrical sentiment of the final song: "I just want to start again from the beginning.”  Luckily, in this case starting again is as simple as flipping the record and dropping the needle.

credits

released March 29, 2019

Mark Palm - guitars, bass, and vocals on all tracks, glockenspiel on track 8, theremin on track 10
Aaron O’neil - drums and percussion on all tracks, slide guitar on track 7
Megan Brady - additional vocals on track 1
Greg Ehrlich - organ and piano on track 8

Tracks 1-2
Recorded and mixed at Hear Me Shimmer
Originally released in 2013 by Bedside Records/Grave Mistake Records

Tracks 3-4
Recorded and mixed at Hear Me Shimmer
Originally released in 2014 by Painter Man Records/Debt Offensive Records

Tracks 5-6
Recorded at Soundhouse, Hear Me Shimmer, and the Track Shack
Mixed at the Track Shack
Originally released in 2017 by Painter Man Records/Debt Offensive Records

Tracks 7-8
Recorded at Soundhouse, Hear Me Shimmer, MRX, and the Track Shack
Mixed at the Track Shack
Originally released in 2018 by Alternatives Label/Debt Offensive Records

Tracks 9-10
Recorded at Soundhouse, Hear Me Shimmer, and the Track Shack
Mixed at the Track Shack
Previously unreleased

All tracks engineered and mixed by Jackson Long
All tracks mastered by Carl Saff
All tracks produced by Mark Palm and Jackson Long
Photography by Gordon De Los Santos
Assemblage by Mark Palm
Layout and design by Mark Palm

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Supercrush Seattle, Washington

Although best known for playing in a long lineage of hardcore, punk, and metal bands, Mark Palm’s focus has always been songcraft and pop sensibility. After finally embracing all that is sweet and sublime as the primary songwriter of San Francisco’s shoegaze darlings Modern Charms, Palm continues to explore the saccharine side of things with his current group, Supercrush. ... more

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Track Name: Lifted
Lost and dreaming
Blissed out, sleeping
I can feel you breathing next to me
I'm fully flying
My mind is smiling
Don't wake me up from this dream

Lift me up
I don't want to come back down

I love this feeling
Still can't believe it
You left me reeling and I don't want to stop
You've got me going now
My thoughts are floating somehow
You lifted me right up and I don't want to drop

Lift me up
I don't want to come back down

I don't know what's going on with me these days
And I don't mind

Don't want to come back down
Track Name: Melt Into You (Drift Away)
I sink into your eyes
I melt into your smile
I'm captive to your teeth
They've got ahold of me
I'd kill to touch your skin
And feel you sinking in
I'd die to hear you laugh
I want to make it last

But I know that you're not real
At least I can pretend
I see you in my mind's eye
My imaginary friend

I'd hold you in my arms
And keep you safe from harm
I'd treat you like a gift
And never let you drift away

But I know that you're not real
At least I can pretend
I see you in my mind's eye
My imaginary friend

Never let you drift away from me
Track Name: I Don't Want To Be Sad Anymore
Do you know
How to show
The way you feel
When it's oh so real?

Do you know
How to grow
And when it's time
To leave the past behind?

Take your time
Calm your mind
Learn to heal
All the pain you feel

Take your time
Don't be blind
Listen close
To what your heart wants most

Well I'm here to tell you
I don't want to be sad anymore
So I'm walking out that door
I don't want to make you mad anymore
So I'm walking out that door
Track Name: How Does It Feel (To Feel Like You)?
How does it feel to feel like you?
How does it feel to be so true?

I want to feel it too

How do you shine the way you do?
How does it feel to be brand new?

I want to feel it too

I already know how to feel alone
So I don't want to go back home
Track Name: I've Been Around
I've been up and I've been down
I've been around
I've been here and I've been there
Been everywhere

I got so high I left the ground
I've been around

I've been high and I've been low
It comes and goes
I've been wrong and I've been right
Well, that's just life

I've searched my whole life for something I haven't found
I got so high I left the ground
Sunk so deep I almost drowned
Yeah, I've been around

I've searched my whole life for something I haven't found
I've been on the upside and I've been upside down
I got so high I left the ground
Sunk so deep I almost drowned
Yeah, I've been around
Track Name: Brutal Honesty
"Look within yourself," they say, "that's the key"
But when I look inside I don't like what I see
I don't like what I see

So you tell me, how's that for brutal honesty?

"Things aren't as bad as they seem," is what they say
But when I take a look it doesn't seem that way
No, it doesn't seem that way to me

So you tell me, how's that for brutal honesty?

All the tears in the world now
Can't change the way things are
And all your prayers to a god that isn't there
Can't change the fact that life's not fair
Track Name: I Can't Lie
I tried to hide behind a smile
I could only fake it for a while

Because each time I lied to you
You could see it wasn't true in my eyes
No I can't lie

I said that everything was fine
I said the same thing every time

But each time I lied to you
You could see it wasn't true in my eyes
No I can't lie
Track Name: Walking Backwards
I need a little help
Can't do it by myself
You know I've tried

I need a little help
To think about something else
You know I've tried
But you're still on my mind

I'm wasting time
Because I'm always walking backwards in my mind

I need a little help
To forget the pain I've felt
You know I've tried so many times

I'm falling behind
Because I'm always walking backwards in my mind

I'm wasting time
Because I'm always walking backwards in my...
I'm falling behind
Because I'm always walking backwards in my mind
Track Name: Hidden Worlds
Hidden worlds behind your eyes
Just a blink when they collide
Planets smash inside your mind
I know I’ll never be inside

Spinning ‘round you
Satellite
Separate orbits
Lost in flight

Hidden worlds deep inside
Floating in suspended time
Stars implode deep within
I know you’ll never let me in

Spinning ‘round you
Satellite
Separate orbits
Lost in flight
Spinning ‘round you
Contact lost
Separate orbits
Never cross

Planets smash inside your mind
I’ll never be inside your hidden worlds
Track Name: Rewind
Be kind
Rewind
I just want to start again from the beginning
Can we start again?

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