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Air Guitar

by Sobs

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1.
Air Guitar 03:03
No remnants this bliss is temporary Turn our love into some sick trilogy Thought it was done and over I was searching for peace But you swept through like nature Changed the trajectory Maybe it's time we recognise the flowers we are not That we pretend to be Mistake ourselves to be Tracing the outlines of my sunken eyes So burnt out from the light Like the sweetness of my cherry pie I can’t stop but I’ll try Rewind the tape and show me all your scars I liked you better being silly with your air guitar Crying on my shoulder This time I’ll let you in You crawled under the table And plead the fifth again Maybe it's time we recognise the flowers we are not That we pretend to be Mistake ourselves to be Tracing the outlines of my sunken eyes So burnt out from the light Like the sweetness of my cherry pie I can’t stop but I’ll try Your lips don’t taste the same you’re no longer mine You’re not worthy of a fight Like the sweetness of my cherry pie I can’t stop but I’ll try Some type of dream (Yeah I still want you) You interrupt my sleep (But I still love you) Torn at the seams But I can’t seem to let you go
2.
Dealbreaker 04:04
Meet me after dinner with your parents Like it was any different I wish you left halfway Sneak out of the house again If you can’t make it I would understand At least I won’t be mad And now you’re justifying all the bad decisions that you make you blame it on everyone All the reasons that you’re late Burdened by the guilt that we had and the pain we never shared But I surrender we’re awful pretenders Am I just a memory that you borrowed If I don’t tell then they wouldn’t know will we ever be together i’ll still be reminded of you It’s always hard when you have to choose between me and another Forget all of the ones you love just question everything you’re made of Is this where I stand? Now I see what’s in front of me Now I see what’s in front of me Now I see what’s in front of me
3.
Lucked Out 01:48
Dog on a leash Still bit my knee It hurts and I just tore my favorite jeans Told you to bring All the cups to the sink This mess is making me a little weak I’ve not found the words to say I’m dull with dismay Now I'm stuck here in the rain I missed the train Hold on to the breaks I don’t wanna be here Let it wash over me Fought hard to keep my sanity Lucked out essentially What more can I be Hopefully better than what's expected of me Dog off the leash Felt so serene It’s like he never really needed it Holes in my teeth All of my cavities It hurts and I want it all to be sweet
4.
Friday Night 03:53
Friday nights and we’re sickened to the core Drinking cheap liquor from the corner store Are we just afraid of passing time Everyday’s a mess it's all the same Ears are ringing out trapped in cellophane When will we start to feel alright I wanna see you wear your heart on your sleeve For once without deceit Why can’t it be more I’m tryna find my way out the door Spent all of my pay cheque on a dress Got so high I left it on a bench Guess that I’m not going out tonight Friday nights have made us such a fool But I’d do anything to get my mind off you There’s nothing left of me inside I wanna see you wear your heart on your sleeve For once without deceit Why can’t it be more I’m tryna find my way out the door When will I get to where I wanna be seen Still we're caught in between Why can’t it be more I’m tryna find my way out the door No reasons left to stay anymore
5.
Last Resort 03:33
I’m lying in my bed at night Still thinkin about our kiss Is it that I regret it Maybe love ceased to exist I’m scared to call but I really want to Figure us out this time Fallin asleep seeing you in my dreams It’ll haunt me all my life Just wanted you to know that its okay That I know you'll forget me some day And you will But I’ll still be here for ya Will I still get to kiss ya There is only so much that we can say That’s all our language can convey Still we try And I’ll still be here for ya I can’t stop thinking bout ya Staring at my phone again Would you respond on time Is it so much to ask of you I feel so weighed down by the signs I’m scared to call but I really want to Figure us out this time Fallin asleep seeing you in my dreams It’ll haunt me all my life Just wanted you to know that its okay That I know you'll forget me some day And you will But I’ll still be here for ya Will I still get to kiss ya There is only so much that we can say It’s all our language can convey Still we try And I’ll still be here for ya I can’t stop thinking bout ya Baby will you stay Will you stay here with me Baby its okay I won’t stop you from leaving
6.
Burn Book 04:19
What can I say To all the people that i’ve burnt Buried in the haze of my mistakes Is it enough 'Cause I’ve been feeling a little rough All around the edges Giving in filing up to the brim Sitting here quietly Do you enjoy our strange formalities Could you feed my uncertainty Been dying to know you With all that you’ve been through For what its worth my inhibitions They don’t listen Kept my reserve But you left me with no explanation I exist on another stage when you turn the lights back on Bury my face in another escape Soft in my gaze I was busy when you came Down to my apartment You demanded I drop everything Had to look outside You know I hate it when you cry Does it have to end like this With us feeling so down Sitting here quietly Do you enjoy our strange formalities Could you feed my uncertainty Been dying to know you This time I will show you For what it’s worth I faked it so well It’s like I never once Felt content I took the biggest bite I’m destined for life If I had paid attention to the stage that I fell on Do I still play this game that I hate Stripping down to the waist Arms folded its tiring me out Please just hold on to your breath While you’re sinking to the ground Stuck on my shirt like a stain Curl my lip in disdain Find me another You’ll come around When your feelings dissolve again Burning into my face Hotter than desert blaze Find me another drought Feelings aside My truth has yet to come around
7.
Am I allowed to feel this low When I haven’t seen the world implode But I still feel it all in my bones Everytime I accept defeat I’m just a small town girl tryna live out her fantasies Patience written on my face Still I’m struggling to keep up with the pace So why do I even try Should I just accept defeat But somehow I’m still kneeling into conceit Hold on to the reason that you stayed We’re still picking up from yesterday Hold on to the chase I’m runnin late Said I’ll meet you at a different place Unshakable desires so innate So I made a list Of the things I grew to hate But will I ever learn Does it hurt to never change I’ve crossed out pages But I’m still afraid There’s something about you I just can’t understand Is it weird though I try to I could never forget Does it make it any easier for us to pretend Is it weird though I want to I could never
8.
LOML 04:32
Caught up in a feeling Feels so real I can’t be dreaming About what we are I’m tired of what we are Caught up in a feeling Feels so real am I discerning With who we are I don’t know who we are My heart’s experiencing changes Must be the weather going through phases Take all that you can And leave me with no regrets Always turned to look behind me Just to know where you might be I don’t understand Why you called at 4am Caught up in a feeling Feels so real I can’t be dreaming About what we are I’m tired of what we are Caught up in a feeling Feels so real am I discerning With who we are I don’t know who we are Are our thoughts made of plastic Think its real until you crack it Sound off the alarm Mistakes made for love so temporary Take a sip from the bigger pitcher Finding ways to spill mine over High up on a stance She cried into her hands Conversation ends I don’t wanna hurt you Please don’t call me back Cus I don’t wanna hurt you
9.

about

A thirty-minute trip for the post-Internet consumer, Air Guitar calibrates inventive pop hooks for the indie rock lover, instantly accessible yet intricately arranged. The album draws a line through the history of pop stylistics from 80s new wave [Last Resort] and 90s power-pop [Burn Book] to 00s sk8er punk and radio pop [Air Guitar]. Further informed by the cosmopolitan, culturally astute ethos of PC Music – Sobs connects the uptempo of Shibuya’s Advantage Lucy [Lucked Out], heart-on-sleeve indie rock of Bettie Serveert and Big Star [World Implode], with the eclecticism of New York’s Darla Records [Friday Night] to define the pulse of indiepop then and now.

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Watch the video for single "Air Guitar" 🎸 → youtu.be/6PAoFRUU7GQ

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For our Japanese 🇯🇵 friends, an exclusive CD pressing with an additional bonus track is available from Inpartmaint Inc. → inpartmaint.com/site/35896/

For our Indonesian 🇮🇩 friends, our buddies from Kolibri Rekords are releasing a special run of CDs and cassettes available from Oct. 26 → tokopedia.com/kolibrirekordsshop

credits

released October 26, 2022

Sobs is Celine Autumn, Jared Lim and Raphael Ong.

With:
Shaun Khiu [Drums, Percussion]
Zhang Bo [Bass, Additional Guitars]

Produced and engineered by Jared Lim
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
Photography by Christopher Sim

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