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Problem Pop

by Western Haunts

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will u hold up 4 me we're u formed hastily man made heart all that remains human all that remains man made all our lives found (by a landslide) buried by what I left behind dig me out after i'm lost when i'm gone remember us cotter the blood when you open the vein, does it feel the same harder to feel when the murmur remains, does it beat the same
Saved 4 Me 04:52
not here to argue not here to beg not here to sober even if it's in his plan but I will if that's what it takes to keep you saved saved for me not here to judge you not here to ban not here to shelter even if it's in his plan
don't stop and start leave the part out with meaning don't stop and start fall apart lost the feeling (only if we) jump start my heart stop the bleeding don't stop and start leave the part out with meaning have it all, have it all, or you'll never whatever they will ask of u SLOW DOWN whenever the require u to HOLD OUT you're always a position to bend OH NO it's always when u want it to end HOW LONG u never wanted blood on your hands SO LONG you'll never win their hearts with demands NEVER MIND catalogue the mouths that depend MEETS END memorize the impulse to blend SETTLE DOWN
Like Smoke 05:10
what i wanted the most slipped through my fingers like smoke now I won't let it go haunting my memories like ghosts ah a ah, ah a ah want it more i bet u won't a long delay there's so much longing to ah a ah, ah a ah, ah a ah wanted more to know there's always wanting in the way ah a ah, ah a ah, ah a ah want it more and more there's mourning when it's gone away
Division 04:27
there's a line, where you're born ... we we're broke by the fall, will u come when i call or do u fear now? we we're bold, we we're brash, cure for cancer is cash, in the clear now? what a thrill, what a joke, all the cigarette smoke and the mirrors now. in the sunshine you'll bask, is there a starker contrast, with how i feel now? never enough, division, never enough ... all the bars have been paved, with a weapons grade haze, of luxury. hi-tech crash, we're a rash, of developers trash, flooded city. they're the worst, we've been cursed, by our blood-drunken thirst to compete, now. Say hello to the wave, of our counter culture grave, do you fear now? by the swell, of this cubical hell... there's a way, that we biodegrade ... fled their tombs, once their homes, that's how colonialism throws, temper tantrum. mind the bullets, mind the noise, they're a fascist bunch of boys, in the club man. we were drunk by the way, that the sky had turned gray in our moment now. there's a song that was sung, when the benefits hung by a string now.
out all night, home at dawn pay the price, we're still young later on, all your friends all wind up, newlyweds (but then again) do do do de-do do-do start a family do do do de-do do-do start a family home from work, change your clothes friday night, learn your role late at night, in your bed come to life, in your head all your life, you've been led better off, deep in debt (but then again)
there's a sharp light florescent blade from a modest height your temples grey was it always there in the empty office air glaze an earnest stare let go of the meeker fare there's a soft white an empty fade from a modest height they'll curse your name ooh ooh i'd love to make the most of it but not tonight ooh ooh i'd love to make the most of all only awake when it's light there's a shocked life unwritten page from a modest height they'll rue the day we're u always there in a renter's armchair brave your daughter's tears challenge her to go there
Terrified 07:15
i'm terrified by the news it's crystallized killing blues hurt ripe off the vine we bruise what a star to burst and fade from view i'm paralyzed fall apart like an old man's beating heart seeks eternal youth why do we keep on staying? why do we keep on changing? why do we keep on praying? how do we keep on? when there's so much rain shadows cast when there's so much rain we know that nothings ever meant to last


On Western Haunts latest LP, PROBLEM POP, the band chose to partner with LA based producer and musician Erik Blood (Shabazz Palaces, Tacocat, Moondoggies) who co-produced the album.

PROBLEM POP walks in the footsteps of its 2015 predecessor GRADIENTS while setting itself apart from the rest of Western Haunts’ discography, with the distinct incorporation of vintage electronic rhythmic and synth elements, invoking 80’s New Wave and 90's Post-Punk influences.

PROBLEM POP is the product of a stark societal landscape, fallen icons and the warm glow of a neon dystopian malaise. Lush synth pads and icy guitars interplay with jagged beats and wiry bass lines to create a foundation for lead vocalist Jake Witt's sulky, shoegaze-kissed vocals.


released April 21, 2017



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Western Haunts Seattle, Washington

Western Haunts’ KEXP-approved dream-pop sound is a call to Midwestern revival, drenched in reverb and the haze of psychedelia and shoegaze. Across two EPs and their recently-released debut album, the Seattle quartet have slowly sharpened their sweeping harmonics into something that’s nothing short of gorgeously gauzy.

All rights Western Haunts (John Witt, Sam Tyner, Michel DeBauge)
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