Don't Breathe In Through Your Mouth

by the juniper berries

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1.
Elbow Grease 03:51
don’t breathe in through your mouth stay low down on the ground and follow directions suck down oxygen soon we’ll be moving again through the knotted jungle just remember all your training no one said this would be easy use some elbow grease they’re watching from the trees stockpiling supplies and smokescreens pretending it’s enough to keep your hands clean i’m running out of breath choking on the sound of death don’t breathe in through your mouth they’re coming closer now you can hear their footsteps softly and they can hear you breathing stockpiling supplies and smokescreens pretending it’s enough to keep your hands clean
2.
House DJs 03:22
screaming out through the night they’ve all taken up the fight against the fakes, the posers and house djs telecasters cut and bite beautiful if the band’s tight who are your influences? guitarist sounds just like jimi hendrix it’s fantastic and amazing you’ll freak out, they’re all raving pressing down their little pens burning through their writing pads this show is unreal the whole band’s wearing teal the best damn floorshow you’re bound to get outside Montreal screaming out through the night they pick apart, accessorize the work that others poured their whole hearts into not a shred of any guilt they’re just looking for a jilt a jump from someone else’s heart more vital it’s fantastic and amazing you’ll freak out, they’re all raving pressing down their little pens burning through their writing pads this show is unreal the whole band’s wearing teal the best damn floorshow you’re bound to get outside Montreal
3.
stepping out on even ground you’re the man they called when it made a sound tie your shoes efficiently cataloguing new techniques testing out the new machines put them back together when they need it pushing all their boundaries you’re the man who’s never worked for free giving out office pet names taking all your clients out to lunch making sure to keep all your receipts you’ll be reimbursed by the company calculate a figure set of losses put them in a spreadsheet for your presentation making sure they don’t think your disposable is this why we’ve been given opposable thumbs?
4.
"interlude" 01:07
this is an exercise. brown headed cowbird, begin the earthquake simulation.
5.
you climbed out of your second story bedroom window sucked in the springtime air slipped the key into your mom’s Volvo you said you’d meet him there the street was wet, the streetlights yellow he could only hear your voice as if it were an echo sure as hell, he wanted you to end it too scared, he couldn’t do it in your mother’s Volvo in your mother’s Volvo in your mother’s Volvo you couldn’t help but blame yourself you hadn’t seen the signs drive home listening to acoustic love songs decide you’re better off the street was wet, the streetlights yellow he could only hear your voice as if it were an echo sure as hell, he wanted you to end it too scared, he couldn’t do it the end was nearing you knew he’d stopped caring but the scars left behind always will stick in your mind in your mother’s Volvo in your mother’s Volvo in your mother’s Volvo in your mother’s Volvo
6.
sitting down in a circle like some kind of misguided cult we sit around and fall apart thinking about what we’ve done exchanging stories about our hometowns we dish about the first time we got punched paint a star in a field like some kind of misguided cult we’re moving up in the cold world we’re gonna finally get even tonight exchanging stories about our hometowns we dish about the first time we got high
7.
we knew we could go far our teenage heads full of stars analogue hearts with digital minds nobody around of the same kind pacing back and forth, agony is your magnetic north we used to meet up for pep-talks and ease each other’s troubled minds soon enough we’re in a punk rock group singing songs about blood and heartache pacing back and forth, agony is your magnetic north ***** we knew we could go far our teenage heads full of stars analogue hearts with digital minds nobody around of the same kind nobody around of the same kind
8.
jungle gym the ultimate accomplishment the kids who had nothing at all their stomachs were usually small who’s to say they had better names and we were less equipped? we say we are all the same so let’s go climb the jungle gym blacktop asphalt everything is your fault blacktop asphalt everything is your fault jungle gym the ultimate accomplishment the kids who were given it all their homes were rarely ever small who’s to say they had better names and we were less equipped? we say we are all the same so let’s go climb the jungle gym blacktop asphalt everything is your fault blacktop asphalt everything is your fault ***** blacktop asphalt, everything is, blacktop asphalt, everything is, blacktop asphalt, everything is, blacktop asphalt, everything is, blacktop asphalt everything is your fault blacktop asphalt everything is your fault
9.
nobody asks you for much but it’s guaranteed with a wink you make out a check in disappearing ink offending all as often as you please i know it’s all justified in your sweet complicated dreams you’ve cancelled again just to feel like you’re in demand the most popular one-man-show and the one man everybody wants to know but i know you’re all alone in your sweet complicated dreams nobody wants to make this all up but it’s your guarantee with a wink, then a blink pressing down into shallow sleep do you really think you should keep on wading deeper into your sweet complicated dreams?

about

this album was forced into creation through shaky willpower and emotional distress sporadically from january-december 2016 in 3 houses, a guest house, a dorm room, a bathroom, rehab, the funk factory, a practice room, a study room, and a porch. it began serendipitously on the morning of david bowie’s death, continuing through the course of several breakups, moves, lineup changes and missteps, finally coming to its natural conclusion the winter after its inception. this project would have never been possible without all the following kooky kats:

jonathan nelson, cole zollinger, laurel watson, kyle simpson, brenton clarke, mitchell winters, kyle fischer, vanessa devine, charles douglas, scott garriott, keaton king, anouk aumont, nik souplee, chainsaw, slow corpse, rambush, our mommies and daddies, our lord elliott smith and our savior david bowie

credits

released January 20, 2017

the juniper berries are:

jesse eells-adams: (bass on track 1//harmony vox on tracks 1, 3, 7, 8)
alec j. moore: (drums and percussion on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8//harmony vox on tracks 5, 7, 8//programming)
nina myers: (all piano and keyboard//harmony vox on tracks 3, 7, 8)
joshua stirm: (all guitar//bass on tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 8//drums on track 6//lead vox)

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additional harmonies on track 7 by cole zollinger

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recorded by alec j. moore, jonathan nelson and joshua stirm
mixed by alec j. moore @ bruce campbell’s house

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photograph by anouk aumont

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all songs written by joshua stirm

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