Sell the Silver

by SPOUSE

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    Remember back in the day when our vehicles had cassettes strewn about everywhere? If you don't remember that, it's okay. We're old; our first ever SPOUSE release was on cassette. The only copy I have left is one that was found for 25 cents at a tag sale circa 2002. If you like nostalgia, we're pressing a very limited number of cassettes and they will be available at our upcoming shows (unless we sell out of them first). They come with a download code. And if that's not enough incentive, "Sell the Silver" is not available on CD. Decisions, decisions...

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Sell the Silver sees indie-rock veterans SPOUSE return after a seven-year hiatus with their familiar brand of mid-tempo, schizophrenic rock intact. Where their last full-length, Confidence (2010), was an examination of self-reliance, direction, and loss, the band’s latest offering is all about collapse, change, and self-control. For this project, José Ayerve and J.J. O’Connell joined forces with Peyton Pinkerton (New Radiant Storm King), and Dup Crosson (Saint Solitude) to write, record, and produce five new additions to the SPOUSE catalog. The tracks were engineered by Pinkerton and Ayerve and mastered by Mark Alan Miller (Sonelab).

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released February 23, 2018

All songs written and performed by: José Ayerve (Spousemusic ASCAP), Dup Crosson (Soaptour Music ASCAP), J.J. O'Connell (Someguyondrums ASCAP), and Peyton Pinkerton (Pinker Tones ASCAP)

Recorded by Peyton Pinkerton and José Ayerve in the Mobile Womb: Holyoke, MA, Waterboro, ME, and Quito, EC

Mixed by Ayerve, Pinkerton, and O'Connell

Mastered by Mark Alan Miller at Sonelab, Easthampton, MA

Cover photo by Santiago Espinel
Design and layout by SteadyHandCreative

Thank you: The Foss Family, Jocelyn Merrick, Tom Noonan, and all fo our friends and family who helped make this recording possible.

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SPOUSE

SPOUSE was formed in the mid-1990s. The group gathered steam in the early 2000s with the release of their second and third full-lengths. The band expanded its roster and by the time Relocation Tactics (2007) and Confidence (2010) were issued their music was being regularly featured on a variety of TV shows and college radio stations. Sell the Silver marks the end of the band's "indefinite hiatus". ... more

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Track Name: Sonic Camouflage
Crossing my fingers in the parking lot, I rub my temples and the headache stops. Is it so easy when you know what’s what? And when you get back that’s when… I’ve had all I can take and I’ll have another go. After a summer spent contentiously, lay on the pavement wearing your self-doubt. It hardly matters what you look for from me. Several inflections; none of them still count. I’ve had all I can take and I’ll have another go. (Sonic camouflage) And I’ll have another go. (Sonic camouflage) I’m all over town; made my way down to the sea. Invisible man; everyone can see through me. Let’s turn it around; don’t make it about you or me. Recover the time; an elegant sound.
Track Name: Sell the Silver
Have you been kept alive by refusing the driver’s side? Towing the centerline with your conversations, somebody quick to hide all the panic you spilled. We’re exactly where we mean to be. It’s a cautionary tale. Where is the space for me to live tangentially when the momentary fails? However, you may react loud or bombast, entitled to what you lack: bright or contrast. Towing the centerline with your permutations, somebody quick to hide panic deviations. We’re exactly where we mean to be. It’s a cautionary tale. Where is the space for me to live tangentially when the momentary fails? Now or never, pure or real, sell the silver, sell the silver. Now or never, pure or real, sell the silver, sell the silver.
Track Name: Uglier, Friendless
So clever, look at you shining. Time and again, forever aligning. Further along you will fight for your calling. Imagine yourself in glass; are you blinded? Brawler. Softer than all the above. Too close to depart, forever belonging. Imagine yourself in glass; are you blinded? Further along you will fight ‘til you find it. Further along you will fight to let the evidence in. Summer, if we could learn to step away, why live so far away? In the heat of holiday.
Track Name: Bitdrone
Get over yourself. Get over yourself. Get over yourself. Get a hold of yourself. Stop freaking out. Would you stop freaking out? Would you stop freaking out ‘cause you’re freaking me out? Someone who can’t get along in the world and who only wants to live the tragic. Ignoring the fact that we all feel the pain while the artists turn it into magic. Get on with your life. Get on with your life. Go ahead and relax ‘cause you’re doing it right. Sleep through the night. Baby, sleep through the night. If something’s not right, then you must be dreaming. Someone who can’t get along in the world and who only wants to live the tragic. Ignoring the fact that we all feel the pain while the artists turn it into magic.
Track Name: Money
Avoided disaster. A little relief. Spend time with your thoughts now, honey. Patience, please. Isn’t it lovely? You can breathe. Nothing can touch you when you’re money. No longer anxious, compulsively sweet. Bury your treasure, honey, down forty-two leagues. Isn’t it lovely? You can breathe. Nothing can touch you when you’re money.

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