Cola

by A Beacon School

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docradi
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docradi This album is a work of true genius and wonderful to listen to from beginning to end, a rare feat. I especially enjoy "It's late". Reminds me of being a young man at university enjoying a warm summer day with a friend on a day where time had no meaning. Bravo! Favorite track: It's Late.
Nathan DelMaramo
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Nathan DelMaramo The feeling I get listening to this album is actually comparable to when I sit back and enjoy a crisp and refreshing cola or soda. Favorite track: JCult.
Ben Schlachter
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Ben Schlachter This album never fails to make me happy. Thank you for making a great album, I can’t wait to receive my disc copy! Favorite track: Algernon.
Pierre Conrad
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Pierre Conrad It's short, but it packs a surprising bit of variety in the ~25 minutes. You have dreamy tracks like "Ash" and "Algernon", the beachy vibes on "Heat Wave", and the showstopping trance/dance centerpiece "It's Late". Love the percussion on that track. Favorite track: It's Late.
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meptrsn This album is full of lush sounds and rich melodies that make it feel like a warm bath that relaxes but keeps you going enough to keep on enjoying it. I listened to this album on loop during two long car drives between Boston and Ithaca, and I never got sick of it. Really one of my favorite albums, period. Favorite track: JCult.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    limited edition cassette version of Cola (original 8 track release), featuring full color artwork. If you pay $20 or more (before shipping) I'll include handwritten lyrics with your order

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released March 23, 2018

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Track Name: Algernon
day of
turns
unread
love
callow
and
light
out of reach
i had no idea
everything that tends to happen in between
stay close while it's easy
you'll stay close to them
late
it pours
gently
out
lined
pools
unrequited
and
unaired

desperate to decide
swayed when it aligns
stalled it seems enough
until you get caught up

desperate and outright
sway when it aligns

not what you dreamed of
not yet
oh love
stay and get caught up
Track Name: I Don't Believe It
deserve the rush
that lingers long enough
you do no harm
but this suddenness
sweeps in
catches my breath

"nothing's the same as anything else"

i can't confess
at least not yet
inconsolable mess

time to make eyes
longing aches fade in time
and echoes do no harm
tenses combine
odds slip
you fuzz the signs

"nothing's the same as anything else"

you don't expect
at least not yet
illegible death

"nothing's meant to be"
Track Name: It's Late
shown to the place you fold
there's nothing to be without it

turned to the debt you owe
there's no way to move around it

...

so much for feeling grounded
Track Name: JCult
the timing wasn't right
it isn't ever
set to song takes too long
suggested by the lights
nothing remembered
starts to slow
still touch and go

you go

you settle in
the dyes release
and then you go away
Track Name: Hum
melt away
a puddle where you stood
it's cryptic then it's not
do they forget about the hum?

kept away
running from the coast
it's simple then it's not
do they still ask about me now?
Track Name: Glue
you untie
a yellow lace
your sweatshirt
around my waist

it's going nowhere
no place to swim

the breakthrough
we're waiting on
it's too late
our ride's already gone

still tastes like cola
made too sweet
Track Name: Stay Away
set down
stitched underneath this
how do long do i have left to wait?
i doubt you're leaning too far my way
no solace in decay

weighed down
i tried to keep up
never wanted to leave the frame
and now no one could ever love you the same
find solace in decay
Track Name: Ash
could there be another way to think of all of this
trying to make it fit
it's good to have a tether
it's good to coexist

could there be a better way to think of all of this
trying to make it fit
it's good to feel your tether
it's good to coexist

don't even bother trying to shake it loose
stuck to the bottom
won't be forever
nothing will
i'm telling you
we'll be together

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