Neon Beige

by 회사AUTO

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GET THE CASSETTE TAPE HERE:

plasticresponserecords.bandcamp.com/album/neon-beige
plasticresponserecords.bandcamp.com/album/neon-beige
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We move fast; we step slow.

We fade, drift, wade, then go.

We are brightly neon, we are grimly beige.

Tedium and elation, in company then estranged.

What to do? Continue, persist, reap & sow.

The journey prevails with desire to know.
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released August 26, 2014

Album artwork designed by Carson Greenway: greenwaycreativedesign.com

Huge thanks to:
Carson Greenway
Nmesh
Topaz Gang
Kyle Michael Porter / Unsound America
Skeleton Lipstick
Luxury Elite
Chaz Allen
Evchan / Everett Phillips
Destiny-Erotica
Golden Living Room
Soul Ipsum
Linckoln

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Track Name: Goes Around
I take it go

I take it go, around
Get up and
Let's go around

I say get up
I say get go
Around
Get up and
Let's go around

I take it up
I take it go around
Get up and let's go around

Get up and
Let's go around

I say get up
I take it up
I say get up
I take it up

Goes Around
Track Name: Sensory Overload (feat. Luxury Elite)
I walked into a store and understood: this is just like a movie.

"Muzak" didn't start out meaning elevator music: like Kleenex and Xerox, it's a trademarked brand that became slang for a generic feature of our lives.

The marketing corporation Mood Media, which owns Muzak, "designs" music for its clients to pipe into their stores.

Muzak has had a bizarre history, appropriately for a company that employs "audio architects" to chart a song's "topology".

Classic Muzak persists for the clients who want it, but most of it is more akin to curated playlists: Krispy Kreme gets 50s diner treatment, Old Navy gets retro and modern pop.

Mood Media has chosen to consolidate Muzak into "sensory" or "neuromarketing" – that is, sensory overload that manipulates your buying habits.

The world isn't just a stage; it's a commercial.

Mood Media has chosen to consolidate Muzak into "sensory" or "neuromarketing" – that is, sensory overload that manipulates your buying habits.

The company custom-designs sounds, sights, and even smells. Muzak pioneered the early possibilities of consumer psychology, finding that with innocuous background music, shoppers lose track of time and report happier experiences.

We live in relentless stream of artifice, and the boundaries have gone from porous to virtually nonexistent. The world isn't just a stage; it's a commercial.

Using old songs and images can make products more attractive, and both advertisers and artists apply them frequently enough. Cyclical episodes of nostalgia are harmless enough on their own, even if they seem more common and quicker than ever.

When these self-referential mash-ups become part of ambient advertising, though, we risk losing our ability to appreciate original music in the first place.

I walked into a store and understood: this is just like a movie. The company has built a set, and they've hired actors and given them costumes and taught them their lines, and every day they open their doors and say, 'Let's put on a show.' It was retail theatre Muzak's business wasn't really about selling music. It was about selling emotion.

This saturated advertising – which works by constantly retailing us emotions – makes us cynical in self-defense, prone to build walls against the outside world.

We stop feeling...

In a worst-case scenario, we grow so accustomed to the Muzak that we feel anxious without it.

And we happen to live in this perpetual, all-permeating market, which has plenty of self-evident benefits. But Muzak's reinvention should warn us that advertising sells to us even when we don't notice it, and that it changes us, too. If we want to fend off numbness and keep the little things sacred, maybe the best thing would be to listen to, and not just hear, what's playing in the background.
Track Name: Ignorant (feat. EvChan)
What chu want
What chu want
What chu got to say
Can't help but be with yourself all day
All that time all that time
Kicking round your head
Same old rhyme
Is int that what i just said?
How are you gonna see different things if you haven't bothered to step out
To be out
To be put up
In someone else's spot
Street corners behind the 7-11
All over the place
Hating yourself
Hating yourself

Better than you
Listen
Better than you
f---
Better than you
Better friends with people
Better with the ladies-
Every one likes Ted!
Ted says the funniest things
Just the other day he told me I couldn't do s---!
A complete involate!
OOPS better pull the trigger
Gun in my mouth
Hit play on my netflix account
I'm here all day folks
Yea
2 boxes of cereal
Laundry rotting in the washing machine
I got a two bedroom with a bay window
So I can watch the sun rain and snow
All the pleasures I was not meant to know

Get up sonny it's a brand new day!
I'm going to the grocery store, the bank
Gonna buy me some new shoes made by a kid in Bombay!
Life is good
Life is great
If I don't have my coffee
I want to stab you in the face
Shut up shut up
Shut the f--- up
back the truck up
Would you like me to put on my make up
Before you drop the break up?

I can't believe you
I don't know what they see in you
I don't know what made your teeth so white
I wonder how you f--- your wife
I hate you so much
I wanna get in your pants
I'm a b---- all the time
lemme be the b---- for you
Track Name: Smile (feat. Kyle Michael Porter)
There's a light behind your teeth
And your eyes are glowing red
I put you under lock and key
You put a monster underneath my bed
It's like like a bad dream
Everything falls apart at the seams
And my sky is empty
'Cause when you smile, you smile at me

I like to burn
Is there something to gain, one damn thing we can learn
I want to hear what you can't say
Or pretend I heard it anyway

No one's asking for a light
But we're setting all kinds of fires
The salesman wants to fight
Using thieves and liars
It's like a bad dream
Stupid stuff that isn't even what it seems

I like to burn
Is there something to gain, one damn thing we can learn
I want to hear what you can't say
Or pretend I heard it anyway

Oo lala
That's a s sharp suit for a worm
Someone's gonna make you a partner
in their law firm
Track Name: Friends Someday (feat. Chazzz Allen)
U + me (u + me)
In a tree (in a tree)
K I S S I N G (kissing baby)
First comes love
Then comes hate
Then we might be friends some day

Wah wah wah I don't wanna give u up
Track Name: The Simplest Song In The World
You say you love me
I know you love me
That's why I'm always
Singing this song

You say you need me
I know you need me
That's why you're always
Hanging around

I know I need you
You know you need me
That's why we always
Hanging around

You say you need me
I know you see me
That's why I'm singing
Singing this song
Track Name: Brass Tacks
This kid's like nineteen
He plays better than anyone I know
And nobody
Nobody knows him
Nobody

Brass tacks, and let's roll
And they go far away
Well it's a hot sun
And they know
And they go far away

Well it's a brass tacks
And let's roll
And they go far away
Well it's a hot sun
And they know
And they go far away

Live on the street
They got no choice
We silence their only voice
Spirited youth
Their voice is truth
They sleep on the rails
No matter details

Well it's a brass tacks
And I know
And they go far away
Well it's a hot sun
And they know
And they go far away

Well it's a brass tacks
And let's roll
And let's go far away
Well it's a hot sun
And I know
And they go far away

Hot sun
Brass tacks

Hot sun
Brass tacks
Track Name: Pusher
I said you
Always pushing me
You, always pushing me
Me, I just want to be free
From your agenda

I said you
Always calling me
You, always texting me
Interrupting me
Giving me tension

I said
Now's the time to cut the line
Get away to unwind
Find a little piece of mind
From your agenda

I said you
Always pushing me
You, always pushing me
Me, I just want to be free
From you, you, you

You
Always calling me
You, always texting me
You, you, you
Giving me tension

I said
Now's the time to cut the line
Get away to unwind
Find a little piece of mind
From your agenda

I said you

You

I said you
Always pushing me
You, always pushing me
Me, I just want to be free
From your agenda

I said you
Always calling me
You, always texting me
Interrupting me
Giving me tension

I said
Now's the time to cut the line
Get away to unwind
Find a little piece of mind
From your agenda

I said you
Track Name: Mirror (feat. Topaz Gang)
My worst thoughts
My worst thoughts
Strike in the night
Fears, head’s not clear
Sheets tear and tear

Why, why are you walking away
You’re walking away
I see your
I see your face in the mirror

My best thoughts
My best thoughts
Spotted with dust
Beige and forgot
The black cat’s crossed

The skyline
And your face shines
In the moon light
And it’s so bright

Why, why are you walking away
You’re walking away
I see your
I see your face in the mirror

Misery sings
I have no place to lay
No place no dream
Or home to call my own

Forgotten thoughts
They pass us by
Nobody can catch them
That’s the way we live our lives

Still in the end,
So glad you came
I had a friend and
We all die just the same