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You’re almost buckling at the knees from the residue of yester-evening’s bender and release. Film the future now for me, if you make it back by yester-evening, bury what you see. But I’m afraid that until tomorrow, I will be astral, despondent and divine. I won’t steal, I only borrow. I’ll take your April, if you can take mine. Have you ever seen the sun, dear, as it sets on Logan Square and the pencil pushers there, under the natural chrome of Nippon Sharyo trains? It’s only method acting, or it could be my imagination, but this could really be the edge!! It ain’t rice, its Coca-Cola! It’s the Red State County Fair! Don’t be scared, little darling, by the old english decals on black GMC’s. They won’t hurt you lest you show them you’re afraid! And after tomorrow, I’ll be forever connected to the crime. There’s no air left in these tires, or these tired lungs, dear, we’re running out of time. So we’ll stay sprawled in sick isolation, the queerest creation of emptiness and time. And I won’t steal, I only borrow. I’ll take your April, if you can take mine.


from Solace, released February 29, 2012



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Ben Joseph & The Mathematics Chicago, Illinois

Delivering a polished, yet hard-hitting indie-pop sound that lies somewhere between Wilco, Dr. Dog and Elliot Smith, Ben Joseph and The Mathematics bring a soulful depth to songs you’ve never heard but feel like you’ve known your whole life.

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