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the garages TAKEOVER

by the garages

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loktaigreywolf
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loktaigreywolf When I listen to this (or any album by the garages, really) I just melt into the music and can forget how futile existence is for a while. Play on, blaseball players, and play on, garages! Favorite track: the ballad of unremarkable derrick krueger (live @ TAKEOVER).
nullcasting
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nullcasting the garages do it again (play amazing music and make my heart soar). my favorite version of new sparks, new friends is on this album, but my fave has to be derrick, because hearing it for the first time during the live show was incredible. Favorite track: the ballad of unremarkable derrick krueger (live @ TAKEOVER).
Kosmo
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Kosmo This song is beautiful and it wrecks me every time. Absolutely stunning Favorite track: the ballad of unremarkable derrick krueger (live @ TAKEOVER).
Tablesaw Tablesawsen
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Tablesaw Tablesawsen *UNGODLY SAXOPHONE SOUNDS* Favorite track: new sparks, new friends (live @ TAKEOVER).
Adam Busbin
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Adam Busbin Such great post-hardcore/emo vibes from this album <3 Favorite track: eyes in the dark (live @ TAKEOVER).
blakemilkshake
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blakemilkshake The garages never cease to astound me with unique production and hard hitting lyrics to make me cry about blaseball Favorite track: the ballad of unremarkable derrick krueger (live @ TAKEOVER).
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Hey it’s me again Your favorite brand new friend Percolating through the shadows macchiato in hand I got a lot to say I’ve got the skills to tamp I’ve got a killer swing that’s powered by the most forbidden blends And I think that you’d like me, ooh, cuz I like me too I’m a nitro-infused cold brew And if you don’t love me yet Then I’ll make a bet That you will before the inning is through My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you Raised by the Dunklin, on the darkest roasts Till I blasted out the gates of the pacific northwest coast Where the eyes are red And the coffee’s black Keep it steady and get ready cuz I’m back on the attack And I think that you’d like me, ooh, cuz I like me too I’m a nitro-infused cold brew And if you don’t love me yet Then I’ll make a bet That you will before the inning is through My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you “Um, yeah, could I get a macadamia milk latte using single origin shade-grown beans from, like, 1,000 meters above sea level, with the housemade mint lavender simple syrup and a bit of locally-sourced bee pollen with lavender buds sprinkled over the top? And when you do the latte art could I get like, a swan, or an angel, or like, a lightning bolt?” And I think that you’d like me, ooh, cuz I like me too I’m a nitro-infused cold brew And if you don’t love me yet Then I’ll make a bet That you will before the inning is through My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you
2.
I saw your back when you walked away from me The last time that I saw you on the field They all say, it’ll fade eventually, But I mean, eventually, we’ll all be dead. I don’t know if you’ll miss me at all if you’ll miss me at all I wanna reach out to you When I’m with you, I feel less alone But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I wanna feel your presence I wanna hear you on the phone But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I watch your games, and you’re looking so happy And you text me, when you get a moment free I don’t feel stable, when you’re not here for me And I don’t feel fear for me, I just feel pity. But I don’t know if you miss me at all if you miss me at all I wanna reach out to you When I’m with you, I feel less alone But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I need you to keep me steady I need you to heal my broken bones But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I know that you’re keeping busy You’re doing well, and I don’t mean to moan I just wanna talk But all I get is the dial tone Sometimes I need to stay grounded I need to hear you on the phone But I guess you left it on silent Cause all I get is the dial tone
3.
giant shells in a dark world inside the jaws of death you might find a pearl drawn only from the darkness at the end of the year used only to strike fear feeling team spirit course through me like blood in my arteries red and blue together make the purple of the sky was it all for nothing, all for nothing, to feel this pride cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all i'd say there's nothing like a god to make you feel small cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all i hit the ground and feel my bones break could you tell me what on earth it'll take to get back to the way that things used to be to get back to me cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all i'd say there's nothing like a god to make you feel small cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all cuz now we're crashing back to earth after it all i'd say there's nothing like a god to make you feel small because i've crashed back to earth
4.
so, siesta's end time to come back i missed all my friends jaylen returns for one more but not with us she's so full of love mike, still in the shadows is this the last of him or will he rise again hope, can we win it for them we'll watch the twelfth trip around the sun 2 shines above the black hole gets ten and minus one what will await us when it's done we'll have to rest until it has begun so, coffee cup's past inter xpresso their new perks will last justice, a new era's dawned what will it mean will it be obscene umps, will they be so kind to spare the team our lives or will some players die so much to look forward to we'll watch the twelfth trip around the sun 2 shines above the black hole gets ten and minus one what will await us when it's done we'll have to rest until it has begun so, it's almost here start of the season i have so much fear can we win it this time we'll watch the twelfth trip around the sun the twelfth trip around the sun
5.
all my energy is wasted, i'm wasted and i don't know that i can get out of the place i'm in and i am tryna hold it all together cause we will be together we can hold each other close and if i do not believe that then i cannot believe that anything will change until i'm dead how am i gonna live with these eyes in the dark when they're following me around, and following you around and there's no where you can go that they're not there how am i gonna live with these eyes in the dark when they're following me around, and following you around and there's no where you can go that they're not there all my energy is wasted, i'm wasted and if we don't fight back now, i don't know if we will cause if i think of home then i won't be alone and all the people there will pick me up
6.
People think that i’m a joke But i could stomp ‘em to a pulp I’m powerful and fast, To say the least And some people say That a horse can’t play I dare ‘em to go up Against me Yippee-i-i-oh I’m a pony on the go It’s Summers time, And I always bring the heat Yippee-i-i-ay Summers Pony on the way When I’m up to bat You’re already beat And I don’t need to change To be beautiful I’m the prettiest pony That there is And so I toss my mane And I roll my skates And I line up Another triple hit Yippee-i-i-oh I’m a pony on the go It’s Summers time, And I always bring the heat Yippee-i-i-ay Summers Pony on the way When I’m up to bat You’re already beat
7.
My name is derrick Krueger The fans call me Der Or they would, if I had fans They said that when I grew up I could be anything So I up and joined the band Proud of every strike I throw Write ‘em down in a ledger that’s nowhere near full And when I’m jamming out with the team it’s easy to forget I’m not the one, not the one they’re cheering for I take my coffee black I love Arthur C Clarke I’m more than what I lack I’m ready to start Every day I get lost in the thoughts That haunt my head when I wake up Did I sleep through the only years I have For a future I don’t Sometimes that’s just the way it goes (No loss, no disappointment) Chills settle over the outfield Another mediocre game with no return on yield Nobody looking up from their phones As the eyes in the dark glow bright Another light another light goes out The smell of ash and pitch the sound of nails on wood The taste of salty air The feeling that I could I guess I’ll never hear my name rain down From over the stands I guess I’ll never see myself redeemed In the eyes of the fans Sometimes that’s just the way it goes (No loss, no disappointment) We’re not a team, we’re protagonists But who’s writing the story? And will I make it in? Is this all that I am At the end of the day One more name for the ticker One less lousy garage pitcher As the sky grows dim Tell them I did my best I was funny and kind Please don’t let them forget I’m sorry I couldn’t make the grade When my body burns out Will my name still fade away? (Just one more chance at the mound Just one more day in the sun Will you wish I was around When all is said and done?)

credits

released March 5, 2021

new sparks, new friends by Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com), lead vocals by teganedan (teganeden.bandcamp.com ), backing vocals by riley and SigilCrafter Aya (@SigilCrafterAya), sax by Rosie Drown, rhythm guitar by apha (@apha.music) and Deidra Skye (@deidraskye, deidraskye.bandcamp.com), lead guitar by Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com), bass by Teake (@TeakeBun), drums by MQ (@QueenMucus), The Worst by zack.ry (@zackleston, zackry.bandcamp.com)

dial tone by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com), lead vocals by Erica Ewell, backing vocals by Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.bandcamp.com, @quinnecl), yana (@villainousgoo, going-nowhere.bandcamp.com), SigilCrafter Aya (@SigilCrafterAya), jennifer cat (@CattiferJen) and Navigator Riley (@StarryNavigator), rhythm guitar by VigilantBaker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com), drums by Deidra Skye (@deidraskye, deidraskye.bandcamp.com), Lead Guitar by apha (@apha.music), Organ by Rosie Drown, Bass by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com)

crashing by seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com), lead vocals by seb, backing vocals by Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.bandcamp.com, @quinnecl), lead guitar by INOM (@LambMower, INOM.bandcamp.com), Rhythm Guitar by Teake (@TeakeBun), Bass by cwill (@cwillcwont), Drums by MQ (@QueenMucus)

twelfth trip around the sun by autumn (autumnspring.bandcamp.com), lead vocals by autumn (autumnspring.bandcamp.com), rhythm guitar by A.M.F.S.H. (soundcloud.com/amfsh), bass and backing vocals by jennifer cat), backing vocals by MQ (@QueenMucus) and yana (@villainousgoo, going-nowhere.bandcamp.com), drums by azuretone (azuret.bandcamp.com), organ by Rosie Drown, synth by June September (juneseptember.bandcamp.com)

eyes in the dark by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com), lead vocals by riley, backing vocals by Erica Ewell, lead guitar by biiiiiird (@bird_girlfriend, soundcloud.com/biiiiiird), rhythm guitar by yana (@villainousgoo, going-nowhere.bandcamp.com) and rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com), bass by Deidra Skye (@deidraskye, deidraskye.bandcamp.com), drums by Henry (@honryyy)

pony on the go by Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.bandcamp.com, @quinnecl), lead vocals by Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.bandcamp.com, @quinnecl), backing vocals by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen), Levi Squier (@SquierVoices) and apha (@apha.music), guitar and group vocals by em grace (@UndeniableEmG), spoons and hollers by MQ (@QueenMucus), harmonica and group vocals by VigilantBaker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com), sax and group vocals by Rosie Drown, group vocals by autumn (autumnspring.bandcamp.com), Navigator Riley (@StarryNavigator), and Deidra Skye (@deidraskye, deidraskye.bandcamp.com)

the ballad of unremarkable derrick krueger by Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com), lead vocals by riley, backing vocals by teganedan (teganeden.bandcamp.com) and biiiiiird (@bird_girlfriend, soundcloud.com/biiiiiird), lead guitar by Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com) and rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com), rhythm guitar by zandterbird (@zandterbird), bass by INOM (@LambMower, INOM.bandcamp.com), synth by zack.ry (@zackleston, zackry.bandcamp.com) and June September (juneseptember.bandcamp.com), drums by MQ (@QueenMucus)


Video editing by Deidra Skye (@deidraskye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com)) teganedan (teganeden.bandcamp.com) and JuHyun Kim (snowcookies)
Mixing by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com)
Production by INOM (@LambMower, INOM.bandcamp.com) and MQ (@QueenMucus)
Vocal arrangement by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen)
Artwork by cwill (@cwillcwont, cwill.net)

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we are the garages, an anarcho-syndicalist blaseball band from the fictional location of seattle. we make songs about being gay, the apocalypse, and fighting the gods. ... more

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