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Asher Was brought here by ‘Bad Body’ and stayed for every other track. Please get this album. Favorite track: Tap Dance.
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) 80's "new wave" on strings?! It's possible, quite obviously! And it's quite amazing, too. Never heard such an orchestration in this genre before. A sparkling surprise, well beyond the sea of today's musical mediocrity. Favorite track: Don't Feed the Party Animal.
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Brian Kenney I just spent the last fourteen minutes staring at the tracklist, trying to decide which song was my favorite. There's no "all" option, but there damn well should be. MOMS are one of the best bands around. Do your ears the biggest solid and cop this album, along with everything else they put out. For real. Favorite track: The Chop.
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1.
Started from the middle, now we're hanging here Stringing up our fiddles for the big premiere Breathe a sigh, give it one more try for the hell of it Grab a bite of the shrinking pie while we still exist Gotta follow your heart (or something) Give it all that you got (did we get that wrong?) We can do, we can do what we want We can do, we can do what we want But maybe not for long Had a lot of confidence when I was young Now I'm taking compliments to get it done What a guy, what a goddamn lie that we need to hear Keep it up, it'll keep us high for another year Gotta follow your heart (or something) Give it all that you got (did we get that wrong?) We can do, we can do what we want We can do, we can do what we want But maybe not for long Been a little while since we've been in town If we play a show and no one's around Does it make a sound?
2.
I'd kiss you, but I'm afraid I'd eat you I'd wish you well but can't find the words I need to reach you And my skin, and my skin, and my skin, and my skin, and my skin's too tight Let me in, let me in, don't you wanna let me in tonight? All right? All right? All right? Please don't feed the party animal This new breed is far too radical Why'd you have to go and make me lose my head? Now I gotta blow until I'm deflated If you didn't know, I'll make it understandable: Don't feed the party animal! I don't know what to do Haven't showered, haven't shaved, haven't slept in seven days, I'm on fumes I should stay in my cave, 'cause I always misbehave on full moons But looky look at you, young lady, ooh, you're cute... or anyway, you'll do This is my transformation This is my rise to the occasion Too late for me, you freed the party animal Where to begin, to begin, to begin I'd kiss you, but I'm afraid I'd eat you I'd wish you well, but can't find the words I need to reach you
3.
You can hang me with the stockings Or stick me in a frame Short leash for walking Share a number and a name I'd love to keep on talking But I gotta catch a plane Goddamn, it's starting to show Yes ma'am, I'm dancing too slow I could be your fixer upper Slap on a coat of paint Stuff a promise in the cupboard One for every year you wait Could you maybe go another? Or would you go insane? Goddamn, it's starting to show Yes ma'am Dancing too slow, I've been dancing too slow My feet are moving fast as they can go Dancing too slow, you say that I've been dancing too slow And I know you're gonna blow I thought that I could dodge it By taking all the blame I thought that I could stop it I thought that I could change But I've been dancing too slow
4.
Jimjams 02:50
I did my best But I've got something to get off my chest If I could turn away tonight, wait a night Then I could sleep alone I've got you burning in my mind all the time So I just know I won't I don't want it! I don't want it! The dream is getting old And every time I get up I just go Crazy 'Cause I've been feeling so Hazy 'Cause I've been thinking, oh We'll see, maybe you're waking up right next to me I did my best I should've learned to turn you down, turn you off And done it long ago Now I'm concerned you'll hang around, never stop And never let me grow I don't want it, I don't want it, the dream has overflowed And every time I get up, I just go Crazy 'Cause I've been feeling so Hazy 'Cause I've been thinking, oh We'll see, maybe you're waking up right next to me I did my best But I did it wrong And I'm tired, tired, tired of saying that I'm moving on Try to forget But you sang along Now you're tied, tied, tied, tied to another song I can't forget
5.
Tap Dance 03:05
Let's face it: we're running out of time I call it off unless you call my bluff Don't chase it, don't serve me up a line Don't bite your tongue and tell me I'm enough I can't Romance When we always Tap dance Still bitter, I take it from your tone Maybe it's something we can talk about? No better than being left alone To sit and watch you while you shut me out I can't Romance When we always Tap dance Okay, you don't want to say that we're done, we're done, we're done It's too late, but we can delay it, you won, you won, you won You've got your teeth in my sweater I've got your keys, but whatever At the first sign of trouble you run away You've got your teeth in my sweater I've got your keys, but whatever At the first sign of trouble you run away At the first sign of trouble you run away, I can't At the first sign of trouble you run away, I can't See when we're moving together Whether we're grooving or whether It's the worst kind of shuffle A runaway tap dance
6.
Bad Body 03:39
I can't make sense of it We're intimate, we're intimate, we're not into it Babe, if it's a game, we've got no skin in it I don't know which one of us is winning it No, I'm not upset We can't expect to always hold each other's interest No, let's just look at pictures on the internet Are you sleeping yet? You'd never want to look again You'd never touch another man But if you even say you might It gives me such a... never mind That wasn't what I meant Everything is fine, sometimes I just need to vent It isn't what I feel, it's just a sentiment Just momentarily, temporarily permanent Just forget it, just forget it You'd never want to look again You'd never touch another man But if you even say you might It gives me such an appetite Oh, bad body, don't bother me no more It's in your head, it's in my head, already wed, already dead Would you stretch us to fit the bed if loneliness is up ahead? I'm full of shit If I got my way I couldn't deal with it My tolerance for novelty is limited Anyway, my confidence can't take the hit Make the best of it We'll collect our pensions and our benefits Love is like a job that you can never quit Forget the rest of it
7.
The Chop 02:36
You started, but then you stopped You couldn't sell your conscience at the candy shop You got butter, but you got no pop So don't you be complaining that you got the chop Shut up, shut up You thought it, but you're not the first You bought your bundle right before the bubble burst You don't matter, your name is dirt I'm sorry, little baby, 'cause I know it hurts But shut up, shut up Time to find a new profession You want it, you want it, you want it now But they say you're never done You want it, you want it, you don't know how You couldn't be number one So take a placebo to patch up your ego Or get out while you're still young You want it? You want it? Then shut your mouth 'Cause nobody gives a... It's over, you're off the hook You never have to read another self-help book Is that better? Are you feeling good? You think you're gonna kill me with that dirty look? Shh... Shut up Time to find a new obsession
8.
What are you trying to start? Are we cutting in line, are we coming apart? Didn't think you would care Are you there? Is it time for decisions and revisions? I don't mind, but I'm stuck in this position Are you there? Are you there? Are you physically there? Never not nothing Nothing's the best I can do If I ever stop running I'll try to promise to come through There's no danger Ignore all the yellow signs Then later We might just make it to real life Can't we just play our own parts? You can crack open time while I practice dark arts I'll be up in the air See you there? Is it time to be ditching ambitions? Leave me mine, and I'll agree to that condition Is that fair? Are we square? Are you physically there? Never not nothing Nothing's the best I can do If I ever stop running I promise I'll promise to come through There's no danger Ignore all the yellow signs Then later We might just finally realize There's no danger We can go back to sleep It's safer To get our drama from TV Hello, this is real life... Hello, this is real life...
9.
Fidget 03:46
Haven't been sad in a while When I'm sad, I smile Smile the sadness out of my mind Making my brain believe I'm fine Making my brain believe I'm fine Shine the sun lamp in my eyes No more change in the seasons Should I seem less than alive I can't imagine any reason I can't imagine why, because I'm Taking my pills and planning my dreams Drinking my meals and dimming my screens I'm trying every trick I know to keep on track But something always manages to drag me back below Haven't been wrong in a while Fixed the flaws in my thinking Throw the pieces in a pile Every day the pile is shrinking I've all but perfected my perfect routine I've crossed through the checklist, everything's clean I'm trying every trick I know to keep on track But something always manages to drag me back below Concentrate on your breathing It's an ordinary feeling Concentrate on your breathing Just a solitary evening If I'm crazy tell me
10.
Did you hear the last band died? Buried with their B-sides Didn't get a chance to cry, cry, cry Maybe give 'em one more try Cut 'em down to fun size Just enough to satisfy, suffice, suffice, suffice Oh, spread the ashes online We never knew normal Ready for the next surprise Catch us with a cut/slide Got another fish to fry, fry, fry, fry? Oh, take it up with the tide We never knew normal We never knew normal Hey, it's time Leave your heroes behind If you're hoping to survive Time to tell an old friend with indestructible Slow jams, it's not enough to go Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, and call it a night We never knew normal

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released August 14, 2015

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

Produced by Evan Younger and Miracles of Modern Science
Recorded and mixed by Evan Younger in Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
Artwork by Evan Younger

Big thanks to our moms and dads, Elizabeth, Laura, Kat, Tanya, and our wonderful fans

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