MT FUJI IN BLUE

by withershins

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Joshua Reid
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Joshua Reid Something about this wonderful album evokes the image of people with full hearts roaming through empty spaces. Listening to it makes me feel like the ghost of a pretty thing. Highest reccomendation. Favorite track: Chronic.
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Jeoffrey Owen I can only hope to see this band play live one day. I found this a little late after its release. It doesn't stick to one genre but excels at all of them. It effortlessly transitions and flows between styles melding them making each song uniquely their own. There in no weak songs and this release is solid from top to bottom. Each song is highly enjoyable and even after repeated listens doesn't get boring, with plenty to still discover and enjoy. Still sounds fresh for being released about a year and a half ago. I can only hope there is more to come from these guys. Super talented worth the price to add to your collection. Favorite track: Aquamarine.
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Nicholas Garcia withershins are big and beautiful, and 'mt fuji' really puts that model into good practice. as someone who's wrestled with the "do i write gorgeous music or do i write loud music" dichotomy, this kind of record is infuriatingly good. it runs deep and dense, but it's warm and personal too- or that's how it feels to me. so many songs on this record run far in excess of five minutes but they float by as though they're three-minute pop songs. it's a record worth owning and definitely worth sharing. Favorite track: An Amateur Chemist.
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released August 12, 2014

Recorded January 2014 by Allen Epley and Eric Abert at Earth Analog in Tolono, IL.
Mixed April 2014 by Allen Epley and Eric Abert at Electronical in Chicago, IL.
Mastered by Jonathan Pines at Private Studios in Urbana, IL.

Produced by Allen Epley and Eric Abert and Withershins.
Additional Engineering by Matt Talbott and Mark Wyman.

All songs by Withershins.

All lyrics by Isaac Arms, except "Moss God" and "Eternal Return" by Bryce Robert Hays and "Coward's Clothes" and "Leaving Ground" by Colin Larson.

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"They’ve got the heft. But they also have the pretty melodies, man. Sometimes it shreds. Sometimes it swirls... Sometimes it hits back." -Oh My Rockness

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Track Name: Aquamarine
You're frustrated, ‘cause you've hated how
They'll not shut up enough to listen.
Your patience is waning now,
Unsure if you're forgiven.

I’ll stick around
This time.

You're facing estrangement and strangleholds,
But you'll not give up.
Your patience is waning now...
The waiting takes its toll.

I'll stick around
Until my heart gives out.

Frustrated ‘cause you're hated now:
You'll not shut up enough to listen.
Your patience is waning now,
But you'll not give up.

I'll stick around
This time,
Until my heart gives out.
Track Name: An Amateur Chemist
I was a teenage alchemist-
Nothing that could not be fixed.
Mixed it up, got it twisted.
You get enough...The body listens.

You must give it up
If you want to get some love.
I’ve figured out what it’s all about:
The heart was made to break.

So hold on; it won’t be long...
Someone will come to save us,
Right?
Track Name: Mt Fuji in Blue
We can’t get away.
We can’t get away now,
They won’t let us out:
We can’t get away.

We can’t get away.
We can’t get away.
They won’t let us out now,
So i can’t take you home.
Track Name: Chronic
Anywhere that you go, I will find you;
Wherever you go, I will follow you there.

Just try and get some sleep...
Just try and make me leave.
And I’ll take you home...
Just you and me alone.
Track Name: Moss God
A Japanese
Man once said to me,
“Find a point of view
And make it work for you.”

Make it work.

Immanuel sure
Is a gracious lord:
He has promised me
Years of sowing wheat.

And there is a god,
But he’s made of moss.
He swings down from trees
Blessing those who sneeze.
Track Name: All You Need
I’m sorry; I’m almost home.
I’ve already told you no,
So - let go.

It’s harder to never know.
It’s easier when it shows
that you’re all alone.

You’re already halfway there.
Just pretend that you really care:
Lie like a prayer

It’s over and done somewhere.
(It) doesn’t matter if it is fair -
(It’s) beyond repair.

(And) All I need
is you to leave;
and all I am is...

I’m already on my way.
(So) Gather your things and wait.
Yes, you can stay.

All we need
is everything.
All I am is just a
Track Name: Eternal Return
Images of rot and decay
Keep falling into my head
And pushing back out;
But what comes from my mouth
Is vibrantly green
And beautiful - living.
I don't mean to sound sappy.
But I love the way life can be.

I've been told that it don't matter,
‘Cause we're already gone...

Images of growth and formation
Falling into my head
And pushing back out;
But what comes from my mouth
Is violently green
And beautifully dying.
I don't mean to be shitty,
But I love the pain life can bring.

I've been told that it don't matter...
‘Cause we're already gone.
Track Name: Coward's Clothes
You've started a war
That you will never win.
Just let it go.

We're losing ourselves,
But we won't let you
Take control.

Take, take all you can.
The keeper’s gone mad with greed -
Delusional.

Treat, treat us like dogs,
But stay hidden behind
Coward's clothes.

Your time has come;
It's harder and harder to hide
What you've done.

We're waking up;
Everyone's hearing the bell:
It rings so loud.

You don't know how wrong you are.
Track Name: STFU or GTFO
Fold your arms,
Your armor’s harmed.
Lucky star,
Your art is charm.

Cross your legs,
But watch your wrist.
How have you
Gotten away with

It for so long?
It shows when you walk;
(But) it’s not your fault,
Now is it?

Wash your mouth -
You’ve done it now.
Haven’t you
Always wanted out?
Track Name: How Not To Be Seen
Are you offering now?
‘Cause I’ll take it.
Are you honest with me?
Are you honest?

I'll remain in your eyesight,
But i am hiding now.
You'll remain in my mind, love,
But I can't take you home;
You know I just won't go.

Well, you give 'em hell, now...
I won't take it anymore.
Were you honest with me?
Are you honest?

I'll remain in your eyesight,
But i am hiding now.
You'll remain in my mind, love,
But I can't take you home;
You know I just won't go.
Track Name: Leaving Ground
In the sky we wait
We fall to our fates

Leaving ground.
We're fleeing now.
Receiving the glow within the sound.

Everyone is in their place,
And you know we can be the same.
They will recognize your name.

Leaving ground.
We're fleeing now.
Receiving the glow within the sound.
Track Name: A Patient Boy
Are you good for it?
Are you good for me?
Did you mean it
When you were mean to me?

What are we waiting around for?
What are we waiting around for now?
What are we waiting around for?
Why are we waiting?

Are you good for it?
Are you good for me?
Can you prove it,
That you were moved by me?

What are we waiting around for?
What are we waiting around for now?
What are we waiting around for?

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