No Object

by Le Weekend

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NOTE: You can get the "...with objects" version of this for the same price plus shipping, so consider that before you go the download-only route!

NO OBJECT is Le Weekend's fourth recorded work, a succinct "thing of music" released June 20, 2014 on POTLUCK. Its eight songs happen FAST--average song length around 1:45--in a controlled detonation of serious pop: melody, harmony, time changes, hooks.

Like everything we/you have ever done, NO OBJECT is driven by choices amid constraints. In this case: the choice to say that invisible music is still real, that the link between the music and the art doesn't require they share the same box, and that we/you could work magic with limitations. Money, it turns out, is indeed a thing? Dig into non-$ resources. The "fancy" recording interface breaks down on the drive over? Change the plan. Sporting wrinkly clothes, an average face, plus you've got a report that's due on space? Alright, we/you get the drift. We had to compromise because we/you always have to compromise. But this thing of music comes from OUR compromises, and in the world of all possible obstacles, minor ones like these are no object.

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released June 20, 2014

Recorded by Le Weekend | Mixed and Mastered by Nick Petersen at Track & Field | Artwork by Le Weekend | Bob Wall, Matt Kalb, Robert Biggers | Robert = most of the layers of background vocals on “Birds” | Bob = all the guitar on “Outo” | Else = what you’ve come to expect | THIS IS POTLUCK #24

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Track Name: I. Into
Ooh, etc.
This is English For Native Speakers
Teacher's got a lot to learn!
Scoff off another masterpiece and toss it to one side
You can always tell when I'm lying--what makes you so qualified?
Blame the weather and the wistful air
In your interminable tribute to laissez-faire
Track Name: II. {ym}
Don't get up from telling stories to pictures on your phone
Or shouting out one familiar name so you can rather be alone
With the things you'd think of if
You even thought a little bit
She declares to no one, "College-in-the-back here is reaching for my knees."
Settles up while you're trying to place her
Takes her last harsh shot with the ambulance chaser
Track Name: Why Do Birds Appear So Sudden?
Why do birds appear so sudden?
Now the bus brakes are radio static
On a teen building exercise
A thousand times or no
Can't wait to be inspired
She lets her hair down slowly
She lets her friends down easy
The pants are charmed, you're sure
The working band in show biz
Gives the club a wider berth
Now it's time:
Go, baby, take revenge
On the monsters that flattened the Earth!
Be like a deer in the headphones
Brilliant glitches, different lights
Hey, Tsar kicker: cut this scene
Hey, Tsar kicker: check my flight
Track Name: Superwind
I'm the lummox darkening your dance floor
I move around, you move around
Time gets lost
We don't agree
All that "the Paris Hilton problem" means
But I can't believe
The ambiguities are what we can't afford
You'd lighten heavy loads; instead you stiffen when you're bored
I'm moving on
To watch the bravery of smaller birds
Trump the avarice of large ones
I'd take you lower, back to the rhythmic subdivision where we could be
Fanning out more peaceably
Questions in here don't want for easy answers
And typically they play to type
The lingering mantra in the buzz of my mind:
"This many people can't be right"
Ooh, etc.
Track Name: III. Can you hear music
You're out of beaten paths
You better stick to the road
When your planning gets away
The line that guides your guidelines asks "What does it bode?"
Nothing wearing me down so much as a fear
Fear of growing stale
As in past tense
A future with a layer, unnerved as it grows
Can you hear music?
The prices is fixed and the trick is a pose
We look at on a street but only feel at home in our homes
Firewalls make it safe
To have neighbors
Can you hear music?
The words float like poetry
No less because they're false
I'm searching for the flattering form of sincerity
Track Name: IV. Out Of Tape
State my game and state my aims
Nobody claims them
So we don't talk about the elephant here
But shouldn't someone name him?
The overtures I made today
Were nothing half so much (I felt)
As undertones as you explained
All the tools hanging round your belt
Ooh, etc.
Ooh, etc.
Even this immoderation needs balance
The thrill of the chaste
But bored and under/over-caffeinated kids
Leave me so outpaced
So keep in touch; your piece is easy
With easy trust that keeps all night
And you can count on all hands present
That it won't turn out right
The overturning precept's just a feature
For these types
Amid your movement, not remotely
Your last best hope for slight
Ooh, etc.