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Recorded, mixed and mastered in the spring of 2012 by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden in S. Palo Alto. All songs written and performed by Hides.


released July 23, 2012



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Conditions Records Austin, Texas

Conditions Records was started as a passion project to release music in a physical format for close friends. Beginning in a garage in 2011 in the Mission District of San Francisco, it is now run by label mates in the Bay Area and Austin, TX.

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Track Name: Sick Day
I’ve gone to hell and back. (All the) signs read Los Angeles. So many dreamers DOA. So many words, nothing to say. Enough sleaze to please. I love LA. It’s a hell of a town. Holy shit did you hear? I’m gonna fuck somebody (that’s) famous.
Track Name: Americana
There was a story. I heard it more than once before. Some thing that they sold me. I kept the receipt from the store. Packaged so lovely. Smiles on their faces, a happy picture. But inside it’s all broken. The story never mentions failure. Just that we must buy it, but I’m not sold. I’m not buying it, I’m not sold. What happened? How did I get here? I swore I expressed my thorough disinterest. It’s so productive to make people into products. We’re just walking products. Did you get a number at the door? We’re selling a new breed of customer. Viva Americana. I guess nobody’s free and that nothing is free. So you better keep your receipt.
Track Name: How I Know
This woman, she was made to seduce you. You never had a chance boy, not a chance. She don't play nice at all. She's gonna' make you ill, she's gonna make you a man. And then you will know what love is and hate it all the same. You wanna know how I know? She made me a man. She made me who I am. I can never change that. My demons live as romantics. Love is a battle where we raised all hell. She made me the devil I am, a comrade you shall be. The devil, I am.
Track Name: Vows
Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to witness this holy matrimony. Do you take thee to be lawfully yours, so faithful to have and to hold? For rich or poor, in sickness and in health? For better, trust me, it gets worse. Till death do you part, I didn't mean that bit. Well I did, but I didn't know you'd become so strange to my heart when I said that I take thee. There was somebody else there but it's not this person sleeping in my bed. So all I do is get high now, swallowing pills and chasing with wine. There is a place in my mind where all of my dreams come true. There is a person there and their face still belongs to you. So I'm saying goodbye now, don't think it isn't killing me too. Killing myself is the only thing I do.
Track Name: All Of This
I wasn't always so serious, I took love and hate as it came. Then we fell too hard to stay high. For some reason I called it love. I planned to provide for us. But now it's clear that we've lost touch. We don't sleep in these sheets the same. Together we once came, I remember those days. I never wanted all of this. The only thing that I needed was you. I disappeared to give you this security we never used.