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Adam Koehler Autumn in the Midwest... Favorite track: Cold Grey Sky.
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CRZ Good mood music, even when your mood might not be that good. (Aside: I now believe every group should use a cellist.) Favorite track: Welches.
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left foot, right foot you know the stillness breaks the sorrow and I would still be there tomorrow, you know I'd be there with the celebration, you know it only takes a minute, you would never know your limit, you know I'd be there you'll know it when you see it, can't withhold it you just believe it do you think that it could happen any other way? face the center, the newest home where your heart lives it's from within your intuition you'll make a light wave in a new place your recollection you know it's not what you remember and I would see you in December you know I'd be there
Equal 04:14
and I know it's been forgotten, a little bit too long, you agree I have good timing, but only in a song then you said "I know it's there, just waiting for you." you can't explain to all of those people, what would you people choose you're surrounded by evil, surrounded by equal dues, you don't have to say it, you just have to tell the truth and I may have been mistaken, but I felt you pull away, when all your dreams would sound so lovely, while my dreams sound insane then you say "I'm trusting you, what else can I do" you can't explain, to thousands of
Lakewater 03:00
the sooner that you recognize it, the sooner you know all the ways it could work, don't even try to wrap your mind around it, and it takes you down to the center of the earth where it's alright, alright short stay, wouldn't matter anyways you try you feel, could your love heal these lakewater vibes dead center of night be careful what you'd say about love it knows you the best and throws you to the curb don't even try to act surprised about that, it takes you back to the rhythm of your breath and it's half time, half time short stay your Minnesota getaway you try, you feel could you love heal these lakewater vibes dead center of night
cold grey sky is watching over me, recognize your equinox in spring, the balance of everything, every seed you sew, every brand new start ready for anything when it's equal light and it's equal dark my heart quakes, it's turning on its side, down interstates - take me for a ride starring at dotted lines, cannot hesitate breathing heavy air ready for anything, when it takes you back would you take it there? cold grey sky is watching over me, actualize the turning of the spring ready for anything very thought of spring shining in your eyes, you can have everything, when the grey comes back, don't you act surprised
Welches 04:51
Eugene is Welches and wa, Portland wasn't worth the stop this time, or the stop that time, so high down by the river you were right this time, you were right that time you should have died, you could have died, flash before your eyes, you are still alive I watched you play black metal on the floor with a thousand shapes and lanscapes cross before before my eyes right before my eyes It's one with shapes and numbers cross before my eyes it was just around the riverbend
Archer 04:25
do you think about those arrows you shoot in the sky? or where they might land? or all the outward glance, one heard could demand? for all your worlds to see, such heated desires fight for flight, gather light and your winds do prevail, plain to see, man or beast do you think about your options then, or where they might take you, the rabbit hole of circumstance, where you could be born anew
Quartermoon 04:52
looks like the winter came a little sooner, look to the solar, leaning on the lunar, every tide turns with you it's the gravity that pulls it towards the moon, like a tidal wave that flows from me to you. moving in phases changing up the timing all across the frames the stars are realigning so many nights next to you you toss and turn till daylight makes us new it's the compass rose that put you in my view Quartermoon.


2015 release 'Lakewater' is 7 surreal pop songs honing in on a new sound, spanning from melodic to experimental. Performed with Laurie Geving, Stephen Sokolouski, and Chris Madden, 'Lakewater' is full of cathartic tones and strings, creating brooding pop melodies no doubt inspired by the dramatic seasons in the Midwest.


released April 7, 2015

Brent Colbert: Vocals / Guitar
Laurie Geving: Bass / Vocals (6)
Stephen Sokolouski: Cello / Keys (7) / Vocals (1,2,3,6,7)
Chris Madden: Drums
Andrew Jansen: Keys (1,2,5,6) / Tambourine
Leah Ottman: Violin (4,5)

Engineered and Mixed by Andrew Jansen
Mastered by Ali Jafaar
Artwork by Alex M. Peterson
Design by Stephen Sokolouski
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Brent Colbert- guitar/lyrics/vox
Laurie Geving-bass/vox
Stephen Sokolouski- cello/synth/vox
Chris Madden- drums

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