Dots

by The Bendays

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about

The Bendays' "Dots" is a very special record. It is the first record by a new collaborative musical project, "The Bendays," which had previously existed as an informal solo recording project. It is also the first all analog release by subModern Audio (from microphone to final product).

credits

released October 12, 2018

The Bendays, Dots, 2018

Personnel:
Andy Davis - vocals, electrical guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, digital sampler
Shawn Faber - drum set, 12-string electric guitar
Scott Macreading - electric bass guitar, vocals, electric guitar
Lawrence Stumpf - electric guitar, vocals, electric organ, electric bass guitar, acoustic guitar

Additional personnel:
Mary Burke - vocals [Lonely (What Can I Do?)], vocals, piano [Bogus Lives]
Lauren McGough - vocals [Midnight Marge], vocals [Bogus Lives]
Dustin Rooney - synthesized bass clarinet [Bogus Lives] synthesizer and synthesized oboe [Wish List]

All songs written by Andy Davis. All songs arranged and performed by The Bendays.

Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by subModern Audio and The Bendays, May 2018-October 2018. Recorded All Wave.

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Mixed October 6-9, 2018 by The Bendays at subModern Audio to 2 track 1/4 inch, 15 IPS.

Mastered for cassette and streaming service to 4 track 1/4 inch 7.5 IPS October 9-10, 2018.

Tracks 1,2, 4, 5 recorded using SMPTE synchronization of 8 track 1/2 inch 15 IPS and 8 track 1/4 inch 7.5 IPS.

Track 3 recorded to 16 track 1/2 inch 15 IPS.

Track 6 recorded to 8 track 1/4 inch 7.5 IPS.

This record was recorded and produced by the band without the aid of computerized recording equipment. From the sound source to the final cassette duplication, the signal has remained analog.

A digital version has been transferred from the same 4 track 1/4 inch master tape used for cassette duplication. Digital transfer for streaming service October 10, 2018 made from 1/4 inch master reel.

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Track Name: Free Advice
You're on thin ice
Karma's gonna to catch up with you
Measure once cut twice
You're going to wish it was as stupid as that

When your nightmares feel like dreams
I hope it never happens to you

You're on thin ice

When you fucked up everything you did
And the rumors that you spread
Are tied together by bare thread
Someday it'll catch up to you

You're on thin ice
But karma's gonna catch up with you
It was by your own device
But somehow, someone still loves you

When you live the life of a thief
Someday it will catch up with you
Track Name: Midnight Marge
Midnight Marge goes through strange phases
She fell asleep in the theatre lobby
She went to work in a jewelry factory
And she lost her finger in a goddamn machine but
She's on her way
Making money and friends

All she wanted was to stay up late
And skip school with her next door neighbor
Now and then she'll look back on the good times
In between the sound of the punch clock
Where did it go
Your money and friends?
It's no good
All that you do
Make money and friends
It's no good for you

All that you do
Track Name: Sweet and Sour
It must be a misunderstanding
You're smarter than you think
But I remember when

I live in a miracle morning
And I live at the end of days
It must be nice to have a little money

But love is sweet and sour
I'll love you sweet or sour
Track Name: Lonely (What Can I Do?)
All my life I've been sad and blue
I sit in my room and think about
Over and over and over and over
I'm so alone
What can I do?

I look at your cat and I feel so sad
I look at your keyboard and I feel so sad
I look at the postcards hanging on my wall
I'm living in a photo and I feel so sad
You live in the city in a little tiny pad
When you live in the city you can feel so bad
and I wanna know
I wanna know

What virtue's, Lord, you make us abhor
Oh, I know I've been wrong but you are always in style
Track Name: Wish List
I wish I'd listened to you
Just one time
In all those years
I wish I could compromise
Comprehend what you did
I wish I could be like you
Just like you
But it's never gonna happen, man
I wish I could sell myself

I wish I could really write
Just like you 'cause you're a real poet, man
I wish I was just like Leonard Mike, not like myself
I wish I'd listened to you, what you said and not what you did
I wish I could be like you
Just like you
But it's never gonna happen, man
Track Name: Bogus Lives
Have you seen the price of limes?
Bogus lives
Have you seen the price of dimes?
Bogus lives

We're using 7-up in our margaritas
Bogus lives

There was a man called lime
He lived two lives at a time
He was in love with Holly Martins
From whom there was no pardon
But that t'wren't his only crime

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