the magic y​/​ear

by Le Weekend

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This features truly AMAZING artwork by Lincoln Hancock (with help from Ben Spiker). You get a CD with all 12 songs of the album proper, plus a free download that lets you snag digital versions of those songs and 32 other bonus tracks.

    Includes unlimited streaming of the magic y/ear via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    There are a TON of bonus tracks - 32 to be precise - including a goofy electronics piece (with announcement), a demo, and 30 instrumental tracks that were the basis for our "nicknametones" for people who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign.

      $7 USD  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 5 Le Weekend releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of It Can't Be Youth, No Object, the magic y/ear, Suite, and DBLSCRT. , and , .

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This is the entirety of our third recording _the magic y/ear_, plus a bunch of bonus tracks.


released October 19, 2012

Recorded by Nick Petersen at the Pinhook and at Track and Field Studios, and by Le Weekend at the homes of Le Weekend
Mixed by Nick Petersen at Track and Field Studios
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering
Artwork and Design by Lincoln Hancock with Ben Spiker
(c)2012 Friends Make Good Company



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Track Name: Heroic cutlets
Advance setlist confirms the worst:
Another round of verse/chorus/adverse
No one's bridged
Constant four-count burpee marks the speed as fast
Cranking up the cans until they bleed their last
Build a better mousetrap, but you'll
Need a class of mice they don't provide
In these blandlands
Some futurist should wipe your drive
They hit their notes and sorely miss their mark
(ooh ooh ooh ooh)
The shadows that they cast aren't so long as dark
(ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Track Name: Into the aesthetics
Hey you on the bleeding edge of leisure calling out for your anthem:
Hands up now
Where we can count them
We'll keep the palace carbon neutral
By planting burning trees
The smoke clears the hives which lines the dance floor
With all the busty little bees
Track Name: Make believe not war
Hey world historical failure:
Don't interrupt my bacchanalia
Spitting hollow invectives 'round terror
Our boots down where first landed in error
It's not what you see just, but also can you see in frames?
With selfish way and coded dream, one might discount the blood for dollar signs
Track Name: Pppwnnt
Could fear no evil like I fear a sideline
Crowding up with eyes content to see
Before you broke the past things were wide open
So I won't buy where a truth has set me free
The greatest fear I hold is that the greatest
Means something overcome and over now
I have to beat the man I call "opponent"
But I never want to see him back...
...down days and bad phases, now, now, now
Could never stand to see him in
Leg braces, false faces, now, now, now
Or fall content to rifle through
Old pictures, cold scriptures, now, now, now
Track Name: New World record
Lucky you on Happy Tax Day
Happy 'cause privilege never sees itself
Don't think your hand
Can't be re-dealt
I merely threaten you with knowledge
Whenever subject you object
I doubt once you've ever truly heard yourself

A map that's drawn from all your strident voices
O lead me not into atrocious choices

Once it's my death or your discomfort
I'm sure you'll put up a terrific noise
Sharp teeth are just one tool
The beast employs
A 24 hour newscicle
Just means new sticky to suck each day
Quick! throw another flicker
Before a thought could stay

A thousand monkeys in the works
Should keep the present tense
Track Name: Your past lies
I swipe at your motions in public up until the cameras move on
Until the cameras shy
Just enough mistake to keep their attention
Their need to print what all mouths say
To play it where it lies

Speeches in stasis from the gift horse mouth of babes

Your straight lines escape me
A mighty short path scrapes the knees of my thought
Style points and laughs
The calendar caper
Peace only on paper
Like sentences slouching off
Gritting as they plod

Put through your paces like the gift mouth horse of babes
So long to places, a like for which you'll never feel again

Sounding familiar like you've never heard before
Hindsight is 50/50
Small concerns weren't always with me
As we rush to push
Exhort, extol, extort, exhume
The harsh lights keep the cold in place
Stand at the sink to cut my face
With razors like attention
Cataloging slight improvement
Damn faint praise from this flapper movement
When damning's not enough

Solidarity in liquidity
Slimy figures, gross receipts
Honor thy Father, honor your corner
Start slouching toward Bethlehem
3x a day
3x a day
Track Name: Complicated moves
Planet Amaza, this yogurt bowl is toast
They're working out sight lines
It's national pastime
Get ready for games
Word on the crazy streets
Is the Dungeon Toads' routine
Will trick out your straight lines
Diagonaling cut-time
So let us all give complicated thanks
'Cause this is Complicated Moves
Let me give you now the lay of the land
Say "guatamitos" if you understand me
It'd also be handy
To learn the word "saltosanct"
'Cause it means "complicated moves"
These sights ain't for straight minds
Your eyes could go square blind
You'll never see right angles again
Don't be a lizard brain
Complicated Moves
Complicated Moves