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1.
MOMS AWAY! 04:27
I'm the seed of a gun, elevator to the sun are you cold? are you cold? you will need a typhoon on the surface of the moon weren't you told? weren't you told? secrets between robotic schemes giving me nightmares in my sleep what do they mean, these psychotic dreams? why are they killing all my sheep? secret machines inside the seams, draining the marrow from my bones I think that I see they're not unlike me, they're just afraid of being alone I'm in need of your stun, or my head might come undone fall off whole, fall off whole at full speed, at full speed, I am begging on my knees for your hold, for your hold
2.
Strangerous 03:33
I watch you every day, try to catch your eye but you turn away I mumble something weird, shuffle my feet and hunch my shoulders I curse my nervous brain, my perforated face and my lanky frame still I might hold you dear if I had a clue how to win you over it's not enough to haunt you and hide away in the crowd but can i say i want you out loud oh I'll just bide my time, puzzle out a plan how to make you mine I got a shot of you, a tub of vaseline and a wad of tissue hush now don’t make a sound, turn the music up, pull the covers down oh do you love this too? stare into your eyes and pretend to kiss you oh god what have I done? told you how I feel, now I feel your shun how can I ever shake the terror in your eyes when I said I loved you oh god oh god I'm dead, gotta run away, gotta hide my head please just forget my face, I'll eradicate every memory of you
3.
Tensity 03:18
hiding in your sheets tonight till the quiet comes thought I’d fly up, but I punctured the sky swimming in your streets tonight till my time is done deflated a cloud and it flapped to the ground, dragging me down as it fell if I’m not all that you need, tell me what to be I just like the way you breathe want to see the things you see, I want to see the things you see, I want to see the things you see now won’t you drag me out tonight? hold on to me dear thought we’d blast off, but you just blacked out try to keep my grip so tight, still you disappear
4.
darling, we're in deep, it's true try to part, we stick like glue cancer's got nothing on you you speak up as if on cue ask me what I want to do oh my dear I wish I knew but darling please, I hope you see it isn’t really up to me figured that my heart would be my guide but when I asked my heart my spleen replied said “don't bother with your heart, he never can decide stick with me, I'm better qualified” dear, I don't know what to say heart says go, my spleen says stay insides are in disarray there's no chance they'll meet halfway get more pushy by the day don't know whom to disobey my darling dear, oh can't you see you've upset my anatomy I'm begging you for sympathy my body fights so viciously I think the time has finally arrived to tear this useless organ from my hide cause all this indecision, it's eating me alive without my heart, could our love survive?
5.
now she spurts, now she sputters, now she dies, now she dies pinch her cheek, prick her finger, still she lies, still she lies are you there? can you hear me? no reply, no reply peel the gauze off her forehead, kiss her eyes, kiss her eyes just let me go to sleep, I want to go to sleep, I want to sleep won't you please be my escort, won't you please be my shame all I want is a body with no name I’ll insist that I love you but you know it’s a lie kill the lights, close the curtains, shut your eyes your outline shifts in and out of focus heave a sigh hoping that you will notice lying flat, blind with my eyes wide open we won’t last, what use have we for hope then
6.
Luminol 04:40
I can hardly see you over all this noise stale reverberations of your voice enter through my eyeballs, bounce around my skull fill me up until my mind is full take me out of your head, feed me luminol instead of your thoughts, of your skin, of your forays into sin take me out of your mind, feed me drink until I'm blind then I'll crawl back inside your lips are shaped like daggers gunning for my brain cut me off before I can explain going, gone, I’m nothing, must have lost my spine through it all, I just repeat “I’m fine, I’m fine”
7.
tell me to go play dead I will comply, I will comply love is a sleeping dog just let it lie, just let it lie oh when I feel you stir I smell your fear, I smell your fear you burrow into the earth and disappear, and disappear when I say “I want you near” sounds so high, only dogs can hear but they sympathize – I see it in their dog eyes that’s just me, I’ll always be a friend of the animals if you don’t wanna love me I got animals to love me my fuzzy brothers, four legged lovers if you don’t wanna love me I got kittens I got puppies under the covers I’ve got a fuzzy drug to ease my brain nuzzle and lick and love away my pain I’ve got a fuzzy drug to make me whole creatures sent from above to save my soul I would call you my pet but you don’t like when I call you that so now i done found me one who loves me you never could have understood a friend of the animals if you don’t wanna love me I got animals to love me my fuzzy brothers, four legged lovers if you don’t wanna love me I got kittens I got puppies under the covers now that we’ve reached the end I’m feeling fine, I’m feeling fine you’ve got your more-than-friend and I’ve got mine, and I’ve got mine you don’t want to love me I don’t want to love you I can find other things to do I’ve got friends at the petting zoo
8.
space chopper, come and take me home don’t leave me alone just today thought I saw my sweetie with a man who I’d seen her eyeing before I can’t believe she could live without me I can’t believe that I would care anymore run a mile or compose a ballad anything to keep from calling her on the phone I need a goal, I need a habit someone show me a road
9.
I hear my muffled, soupy breath lick my lips each fourth or fifth swallow my spit it's amplified like through a cone seems to echo through the dome over my head the polyester lining scrapes against my six-day stubbled face trapping my groans I try and fail to twist my neck my arms and legs pinned to a rack cracking my bones I went looking for heaven but I found space and it was great, it was great back home they thought I'd vanished without a trace but I found space, I found space I'm peering out this tiny hole in a twenty gallon bowl plastic and chrome and all the stars and dust I see look no more real than on TV let me go home craning for a better view over metal walls if I could return to you I would ditch it all
10.
your crumpled kiss your empty body the ashes from your cigarette a little itch creeping upon me that this is all I’m gonna get you’ve got this taste since you quit me I’ll probably never have you back if that’s the case just let it hit me please, darling, let me feel the lack
11.
they say you're a siren, they say you're a monster but I never noticed, you hide it so well your smile seems it’ll age well, but then they tell me that it's only a lure they might have been joking, but I couldn't tell when you fall down from heaven, never reach the ground float along through the ether till you drown no sooner it's started, I'm wishing it's over my eye on the doorway, my hand on the bell the shine under your eyelids, it sends a warning I could never ignore or maybe it’s nothing, but how can I tell?
12.
Secret Track 05:07
now listen here, young sonny Jim and I’ll tell you how I lost my limbs… one day when I was playing darts I punctured all my body parts I quelled the pain by downing gin which worked until gangrene set in oh Doctor, my fate’s looking grim, but can’t you please restore my limb? "I’m sorry, son, you came too late we're going to have to amputate" the operation now complete, devoid of arms, legs, hands and feet I slither home, only to find my wife being rooted from behind and oh, it rends my heart to see such vile adulterous sodomy but before I can even speak she screams “away, you limbless freak!” I saw my baby with a cyborg I saw my baby with a robot I saw my baby with a human being I saw my baby with a wallaby I saw my baby with a dingo I saw my baby in Australia but oh, my dear, I shan’t lose face I’ll simply have my limbs replaced. with robot legs, with which to tread and robot claws to crush your head

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released December 6, 2011

All songs composed by Miracles of Modern Science

Miracles of Modern Science is:
Evan Younger – lead vocals, double bass
Josh Hirshfeld - mandolin, vocals
Kieran Ledwidge - violin, vocals
Geoff McDonald - cello, vocals
Tyler Pines - drums, vocals

Additional vocals on tracks 2, 5, 9, and 11 by Alexandra Gregory, Jordan Kisner, Elizabeth Lemoine, and Jennifer Puckett

Produced by Miracles of Modern Science
Recorded by Alex Mead-Fox and Tom Tierney at Spaceman Sound, Brooklyn, NY and Terrace F. Club, Princeton, NJ
Mixed by Evan Younger
Mastered by Drew Lavyne at ALL Digital Mastering

Artwork by John J. O’Connor © 2011
Layout by Evan Younger


Very special thanks to:

Graham & Susan McDonald, Giles Sherwood, Lindsey Timko, James Demetri, the officers & members of Terrace F. Club, Mike Cronen, Paul & Helen Ledwidge, Alan Hirshfeld, Sasha Helper, Alexandra Gregory, Larry & Randi Pines, Deborah & John Younger, Elizabeth Lemoine, and Suso


And a huge thank you to our 318 Kickstarter supporters, including:

Steven Ablon, Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui, Nils August Andresen, Ralph Arend, Joan & Larry Beck, Tim Branigan, Claire Burke, Bernadette Casabonne, Karyn Joaquino Clemons, Jeff Cohn, Larry Crowley, Rosemarie Dietzel, Elizabeth Flynnperrault, Herb & Judy Freedman, Richard Golob, Anne & Matt Hall, Catherine Heller, Helen Helper, Reed & Laura Herndon, Margaret Hirshfeld, Chris Hobbs, Lovell Holder, Alex Honnet, Johannes Münzel, Maris Jensen, Chantal Kerssens, Jordan Kisner, Dan Kisner & Rosette Garcia, Raymond Kurzweil, Anthony Lame, Steven Lauritano, Dominique Lemoine, Mary Beth Lemoine, Barry & Anne Lupton, Jay Markham, Kate Meyers, Weston Minami, Michael Mitchell, Rick Mitchell, Johannes Münzel, Brian O’Kelley, Liz Palmer, Colby Pines, Justin Pines, Harold Thornton Pratt IV, Reddio, Zoë Saunders, Cindy & Robert Sherwood, Paul Stepansky, George Strongylis, Beryl Solla, Barbara Wenitsky, and Michelle Younger

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