Stripmall In The Sun

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    Limited addition 'In Bloom' white cassette tapes.

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3. Stripmall in the Sun

I was meant to be lost in the 70’s living in Topanga Canyon with you
Sending friendly postcards from a strip mall in the sun
Trying hard to figure out how to be someone
Ambition to be found can only lead to failure
Do you think this is where I’ve belonged

It’s been a roman candle decade, and just like that it was all a dream
Faded paint on the hoods of cars, take my picture on the walk of stars

A double rainbow, an off white limousine, killing time outside a show hoping you’d stop by
Vanilla cherry soda, heart shaped sun glasses, cruising in a Nova in the Southern sun
VHS dreams for my rotary phone queen, you sparkle like a drum set on an October lawn

You’ve got to use a pen to make the tape deck work
Makes the tapes sound like they were warped by the sun
Never thought that I could love someone, don’t you know that I believe in you
Don’t you know that I believe in you


from In Bloom, released August 15, 2015



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balacade Victoria, British Columbia

Hi, how are you. I'm Andrew, and I play music under the Balacade moniker. I've been making records and playing shows as quietly as possible since I was in highschool. I call the Pacific Northwest home, and absolutely love bands from the 90's. My influences include Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, Neil Young, and Elliott Smith. If I could travel back in time, I'd be heading on tour opening for Grandaddy. ... more

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