Formula

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about

This album is an exploration, reflection and response to being overwhelmed with life, girls, the local music scene, drugs, love, death, friendship and living in the moment. Eric wrote most of the songs around two years ago and they were his first in his ever growing portfolio. He is very happy to finally acquire a good group of guys and get these tunes out there!

The meaning behind the title of the album is that: upon review of all the tracks, we realized that almost all these songs followed this "formula" throughout the records entirety (verse, chorus, verse, bridge, ridiculous guitar solo, quiet verse, Big chorus). The songs also deal withy a variety of concepts that all relate to the uncertainty and forsaken feelings of early adulthood in Orange County or a "formula" so-to-speak for failure, or success.

The recording process took a total 5 day sessions. The first part was the live tracking of the bass, drums and rhythm guitar at a rehearsal room in Lake Forest. We cranked out all 8 tracks in the time we rented the room (3 hours!!!). The rest of the tracks or overdubs were recorded in the ever-so-roomy bedroom of Isaiah Rolow. We would like to thank his wonderful landlord Karen for allowing that to happen and Rob from Stage One for hooking us up with all the mic stands for the live tracking!

We would like to thank Isaiah Rolow for his countless hours of time and dedication to making this record possible. It would have not been possible without him. He is the man and is an awesome friend to have on this journey!

We hope you enjoy these songs and take something away from them chances you can relate. Thank you for listening!! Be good to one another!

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released September 11, 2015

Eric Jensen: Lead Guitar, SFX and Vocals
Eddie Merk: Bass and Vocals
Matt Swedo: Drums and Percussion
Voice acting on "Hipster Girl": Megan Mortenson

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Isaiah Rolow

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Track Name: Paranoia In Your 20's
Think I'll go insane if I don't leave this place
The girls sucks and my friends are two-faced,
Gotta get away before I die,
need to get a job, but i got no degree,
need to go to school, but i got no money,
maybe I'll just be a bum,

But I can't sleep at night,
with all the things that give me frights,

I wanna make it big but I suck,
I wanna save the whales, who gives a fuck,
Maybe I'm in over my head.
I think the world is ending everyday,
My mom and dad think I am gay,
Oh no, which one to believe,

But I can't sleep at night,
with all the things that give me frights,

Gotta get away
Gotta get away
Need to leave today
Need to leave today
Can't go away
I'm gonna stay

gotta leave today
gotta go away
cant get away
cant get away
I'm gonna stay
I'm gonna stay
Track Name: Late You
I see you walking there,
With your red dress on,
You got them high-heels
and you're struttin along,
I walk up to you and I open my mouth,
Then you open yours thats when it heads south,
I just wanted some fun,
what have I done?!

because you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
and you'll never be my kind,

We're out on the town,
driving in my car,
I'm gettin sick of you already,
haven't gotten real far,
you're talking way too much, yeah all about yourself,
and your seven crazy exes, I think you need help,
I'm not getting some,
I think it's time to run,

because you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
and you'll never be my kind,

I come home from a night,
A night that was a bummer,
I get a call on my phone,
shit! how'd she get my number?!
You say you want to talk, like you haven't said enough,
I don't think I can handle more bullshit stuff,
all I'm hearin is:
"Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!"

because you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
and you'll never be my kind,
because you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
yeah you're not my kind,
and you'll never be my kind,
Track Name: Community Pool
Somebody shat in the pool,
Who could it be?
Somebody shat in the pool,
Time to call the police.

Pool defecation is a serious crime,
Get caught squeezin, you'll do some time,
Drop your load,
Better split,
Cause our community pool,
Don't need more shit!

Somebody shat in the pool,
Happens every summer,
Somebody shat in the pool,
It's such a bummer!

Pool defecation is a serious crime,
Get caught squeezin, you'll do some time,
Drop your load,
Better split,
Cause our community pool,
Don't need more shit!
Track Name: Stood Up Again
I'm on the corner of Mariposa,
we need to get to the coasta,
still I don't see you,

you said you'd be there at 5:30,
you told me not to worry,
still I don't see you,

I think it's just another stand-up,
I'm sick and tired and fed up with this shit,

you said you'd be wearing a red sweater,
I asked about the weather,
still I don't see you,

you said you'd want to get some coffee,
then we'd go and talk,
yeah I don't see you,

I think it's just another stand-up,
I'm sick and tired and fed-up
I think it's just another stand-up,
and I hate you!

(you suck!)
(get a job!)
(wear a helmet!)
(Go to bed!)
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Track Name: Rendezvous
Infants of doom are bound to crawl
Black cats scratching on the wall
Satan's laughing down the hall
Curtain of black slowly falls

Your body starts feeling cold
The walls start seeping mold
Death has got you in his hold
And you feel like you've grown old

I've got these night terrors following me
I can't seem see
So please help me if you can
I am the Devil's right hand man
Track Name: Hipster Girl
She wears combat boots,
And high wasted shorts,
She hates the beach,
And organized sports,

She's a hipster girl,
The only one in the world,
She's a hipster girl,
Dealing with the first world,

Her favorite band,
Is the smiths,
She also smokes,
A lot of grits,
She may be vegan,
A little feminist,
Don't insult her beliefs,
Or she'll be real pissed

Chorus

She drinks PBR,
Clad in rock n roll tees,
Attending underground shows,
Collecting vinyl LPs
She's got her vinyl LPs
I've got my MP3s
She's got her vinyl LPs
She's got her vinyl LPs

Chorus x 2
I love her so
Track Name: Mary Overdrive
Why, why, why do you do this to me
Why, why, why do you do this

Mary, she's in my head
Keepin me awake in bed
All my friends are dead
I should be with them, but stuck here instead

La, la la la x2

Mary, she makes my eyes go red
I shoulda listened to what my mother said
Don't you dance with those girls I dread
You're gonna cry from all the year I've led

La, la la la x4

Mary, she's in my head
Keeping me awake again
All my friends are dead
I should be with them, I'm stuck here instead
Stuck here instead x4

La, la la la x4
Track Name: Not Gonna Murder You Baby
I've got nothin but good intentions,
I'll sit and listen and pay attention,
to the things that make ya sad or freak you out,

so why you wanna waste all my time,
I'll even spend all my dimes on you,
if you're feeling akward please let me know,

so we can go,

Do you wanna?
Do you wanna?
Do you wanna get out of here?
cuz the night is young and the wolves are closing in,

Do you wanna?
Do you wanna?
Do you wanna get out of here?
cuz the waters warm so let's go for swim,

So let's just set this straight,
I wont stay out with you late,
If you're just gonna sit there and text your friends,

I promise to keep my hands to myself,
just don't put me on the shelf,
If you wanna make-out just let it out,

no need to shout,

Do you wanna?
Do you wanna?
Do you wanna get out of here?
cuz the night is young and the wolves are closing in,

Do you wanna?
Do you wanna?
Do you wanna get out of here?
cuz the waters warm so let's go for swim,

(ooo wah ooo wah oooooooo) x4

Do you wanna?
Do you wanna?
Do you wanna get out of here?
cuz the night is young and the wolves are closing in,

Do you wanna?
Do you wanna?
Do you wanna get out of here?
cuz the waters warm so let's go for swim,