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released October 30, 2016

All songs written by Mobile Steam Unit.

Mobile Steam Unit is:
Sam Huntington – vocals, piano
Dan Manian – bass
Jeff Manian – keyboards, vocals
Patrick Manian – vocals, drums, guitar
Aaron Younce – vocals, bass, guitar

Featuring:
Ivan Anderson – guitar on “Are You Ever,” “Shape You,” and “Insomnia Sonata”
Cyril Guirard – tenor sax on “Less Texting”
Nino Moschella – drums on “Less Texting”
Will Weston – guitar on “Less Texting”
Tim Walsh – percussion, echo boy

“Are You Ever,” “Plainly,” “Shape You,” and “Insomnia Sonata” recorded and engineered by Tim Walsh at Gold Coast Recorders and his own Flying Supercat Studios in Bridgeport, CT, between December 2015 and January 2016. Mixed by Geoff Stanfield.

“The Tide” recorded and engineered by Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez at Gravesend Recordings in Brooklyn, NY, on December 8 and 10, 2015. Mixed by Geoff Stanfield.

“Less Texting” recorded and engineered by Nino Moschella at Bird & Egg Studios in Richmond, CA, on November 17, 2014. Mixed by Nino Moschella.

Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering, except “Welcome to Kanan.”

Cover art by Casey Taylor.

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Track Name: Are You Ever
I never had sympathy
For all the things you said you need
I never bought your tragedy
You look for grace through your greed

Stop texting me all the things in your head
Leave me alone so I can get back to bed

Are you ever gonna need all the things that you seek
Are you ever gonna read all the books that you keep
Will you ever believe all the words that you speak
Baby put down the phone and listen to me

Are you eva’?

You think that you’re exemplary
Dressed up in daddy’s jewelry
But life is full of epiphanies
Your happiness illusory

Stop texting me all the things in your head
Leave me alone so I can get back to bed

Are you ever gonna need all the things that you seek
Are you ever gonna read all the books that you keep
Will you ever believe all the words that you speak
Baby put down the phone and listen to me
Track Name: Plainly
No more hair left on my head
I can’t hide, I can’t pretend
Nothing left to hide my eyes now
Nothing left to quelch the contact

She’s all right but I can’t commit
Is it my past why don’t I give a shit
She’s got a point I didn’t treat her right
I can’t control my eyesight

Something’s goin’ on but you don’t have to say it to me
Something’s goin’ on but you don’t have to say it to me
There’s something goin’ on but you don’t have to say it to me
Something’s goin’ on now I can see it plainly

Trapped inside we both don’t feel alive
This must be a roller coaster ride
Nothing real to be scared of
Don’t you treat your eyes like children

Something’s goin’ on but you don’t have to say it to me
Something’s goin’ on but you don’t have to say it to me
There’s something goin on but you don’t have to say it to me
Something’s goin’ on now I can see it plainly
I can see it plainly
Track Name: The Tide
She’s drinking gasoline and crying
She breathes, she inhales lightning
Then she screams just to test the silence
As it leaves her body
She goes unconscious

She spills onto the ceiling
The tide goes on believing
Oh she’s waiting

She makes her way through the frenzy
A shallow breath at the point of breaking
She’s a beautiful disaster in the making
Alone and lost
And panicking

She spills onto the ceiling
The tide goes on believing
She spills onto the ceiling
The tide goes on believing
Oh she’s waiting
Track Name: Shape You
Look at the stars and tell me what you think
The ones I focus on the most are lit intermittently
Too introverted to shine
but in the shadows they’re burning so violently

I gotta tell you something that you oughta know
The shape won’t change until you tear it don’t you know
I don’t know you well enough to know
To shape you on my own

Look around are we as important as we think
And take a look at yourself are you who you appear to be
So tell me something so I can understand
is everything what it seems

I gotta tell you something that you oughta know
The shape won’t change until you tear it don’t you know
I don’t know you well enough to know
To shape you on my own
Track Name: Insomnia Sonata
What is there to know
When it’s all been said
I could ask my friends
But all my friends are dead
You came into my home
Slept under my bed
I wanted happiness
And I got you instead

No one gets the phone
We’re long past that stage
To answer means to talk
And vocalize the rage
Some silences have heat
But more often they’re cold
We couldn’t make it catch
A match without a stove

We blew it all before we started
But at the time it seemed important
Watch all the flames surround the space
And then it fell into place

You said you’d make it right
Then everything went wrong
Copied all my keys
And mixed up all my songs
And emptied all my bags
So you could make us clean
But now we lack a vessel for our dreams

We blew it all before we started
But at the time it seemed important
Watch all the flames surround the space
And then I fell into place
Then I fell into place

We blew it all before we started
But at the time it seemed important
Watch all the flames surround the space
And then I fell into place
Track Name: Welcome to Kanan
Welcome to Kanan Indian Restaurant
So delicious, so nutritious
Tikka masala and naan

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