VARSITY

by VARSITY

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Agent K Varsity Refines its indie Pop chops with shorter and more concise compositions on this Full Length.
The songs benefit from the more focused "Single" mentality of these trax. "Amanda" especially shines not only musically but lyrically as well.
The band gets tighter and more comfortable in its sonic footing within indie pop genre.
A more assured cohesive release. Favorite track: Fall Back on the Arrow You Love.
Lunar Geometry
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Lunar Geometry I love that every song has some form of soft pop infused into it. The lyrics are memorable and are fun to sing. Favorite track: Blair, Who Kisses His Mom.
Erik Lutsch
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Erik Lutsch The lyricism is beyond nice on the ears, it's actually sort of funny. I couldn't ignore the rest of the band though; they have the art of pop down to a fine art. Favorite track: Peanut Dreams.
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1.
Hairpool 03:31
i was walking with my friend i hadn't planned on wasting all the weekend walked into our local hairpool you were there too it's just you and i all the time it's just you and me wasting wasting wasting it's just you and me can't you see it's just you and i wasting wasting wasting all of my time i was talking after class i hadn't planned on waiting till the weekend walked into our local saloon you were there too it's just you and i all the time it's just you and me wasting wasting wasting it's just you and me can't you see it's just you and i wasting wasting wasting all of my time i would never get between you and your biology or your psychology too ok i would it seems that i've got nothing better to do than hang around after school but when i saw you standing there beneath the water you never came up for air yeah that's when i knew that you too had played the pet don't you act so innocent i saw that i had been groomed indeed 1 and 1 and 1 is three
2.
i think that it's me and you seem to agree so i guess i'll just leave my messages at the beep (you seem to think that it was all a dream) after the beep hey it's me again i'm just gonna pretend that i can hear you breathing on the other end (you seem to think that it was all a dream) on the other end last night i woke up from a terrible dream you weren't beside me and i couldn't find nothing on tv it's unrelated but i think i'm gonna take it to mean you don't want to play with me no more showed up at your door in a state of undress last that i checked i was a wreck i confess to prowling your address (you seem to think that it was all a dream) i admit defeat now i'm begging you please don't you believe me i threw away your key (you seem to think that it was all a dream) you, you can tell all your friends sometimes the beginning doesn't always have to happen at the end terrible dream you know i see on tv i'm gonna take it to mean you don't wanna play with me no more
3.
Declined 02:41
card was declined as you waited in line at the grocery behind her house didn't know why but she started to cry it's a shame we can't work this out she don't even want to break i don't even want to bend tell me how do we survive inside this town saving my dimes and i'm almost on time to catch a train heading south miss it again at a quarter past ten it's a long walk back to her couch she don't even want to break i don't even want to bend tell me how do we begin to get on out wait to get paid for a couple of days and my shoes are getting worn down working at night and she started a fight about how i never go out she don't even want to break i don't even want to bend tell me how do we survive inside this town
4.
Amanda 03:59
amanda weren't we good to you? amanda why do you do the things that you do? we noticed it only took 10 years you warned us don't come crawling back get out of here take it from what you want make it from you had maybe we both forgot alone they have a word for it i think they call it apathetic i've seen a million different faces out of you if we don't talk about it no one can get mad about it i feel the difference haven't you too? amanda we abandoned you on cue consequently we left you with nothing left to do am i sorry for letting out the slack? amanda it was you who made me turn my back take it from what you want make it from you had maybe we both forgot alone they have a word for it i think they call it apathetic i've seen a million different faces haven't you? if we don't talk about it no one can get mad about it i feel the difference haven't you too? if we don't talk about it you can't upset
5.
27 years you've been on the run living in an incremental incubator on the sun taking care to fix it up behind our backs no one ever followed cause you hid your tracks you started a panic i'm not being overdramatic needle in haystack you found it fast living in a supplemental synchronated from the past taking care to fix it up our backs you were always looking for an exit or another laugh you started an are of widespread hysteria fall back on the arrow you love (fall back on, don't fall back on, fall back on, don't fall back on) fall back on the arrow because (you started an era) 27 years you've been on the run living in an elemental elevator second run everyday you're fighting trying to make it last you were always looking for an exit or another free pass fall back on the arrow you love (fall back on, don't fall back on, fall back on, don't fall back on) fall back on the arrow because (you started an era)
6.
C. 2002 03:13
circa 2002 both back in town and we're listening to sounds that we stole and the curtains are drawn on your parents front lawn but you have nowhere else you can go local college you both had aged out but you knew how to scout for the girls wouldn't dare take them home now you wait by the phone for a call that won't ever come you don't wanna you don't gotta don't you know, you know she's never gonna call you back or pick up the slack told you she had taken care of at her favorite bar over last call sunday you don't wanna but you gotta statues english garden there's rocks on the wall but you aren't quite that tall so you're praying for a friend or a foe unbelievably close to the role that you should've been playing our new record the one that you sought which you finally bought it's all broken and they curtains are drawn and the scenerys wrong but you have nowhere else you can you don't wanna you don't gotta don't you know, you know she's never gonna call you back or pick up the slack told you she had taken care of at her favorite bar over last call sunday you don't wanna but you gotta you don't wanna be without your phone for a minute or two be without your phone when i'm talking to you on your telephone
7.
Turns Out 03:27
well it turns out you don't love me and it turns out you don't care and it turns out you don't love me baby but i hate that you don't love me and i don't care there's gotta be a better better way to convince me, to stay listening to all you had to say it don't make sense well it turns out you don't love me and it turns out you never cared and it turns out you don't love me baby but i hate that you don't love me and i don't care there's gotta be a better better way to convince me, to stay listening to all you had to say it don't make sense there's gotta be a better better way to convince me, to stay
8.
don't you know i won't be around forever and ever before i go i'll stick with you now you're never, you're never alone, no you'll never be alone no don't you say that i'm acting weird no never, no never no not today i'll stick with you now you're never, you're never alone, no you'll never be alone no his father left to be a television salesman on the road my friend blair kisses his mom it's a love affair doesn't care she sews her name into his underwear
9.
it's alright to sleep around for just one night don't get mad it's just the factuals you don't care who sneaks around in your underwear no one said it's unnatural i thought i would try my hand in the show as an assistant before i could ask he had cut me in half and he walked away without me so i hired him a house guest he came down in a full length dress his lipsticks a mess you said under your breath and you locked the door behind him it's alright you don't have to stay the night fuck or flight you're a renaissance man you don't care who sneaks around in your pink hair no one said it's unnatural

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"And although the newer songs feel more acutely defined in their structure, the tunes also feel like a natural progression from earlier works. The group's strongest core elements — its attention to sharp lyrics, winning guitar riffs, sweet melodies — are still there. This personal taste and direction make VARSITY unlike many of its local peers. The band formed only two years ago, and yet its music sounds refined and sophisticated, with a level of charisma that would typically be found in a group years older. Fans (new and old alike) will soon reap the rewards." - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"Chicago quintet VARSITY humorously describes its music as, “too cute for the punks, to raw for the bubble-gummers," and that, "they’d probably be Iggy Pop’s first choice for his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.” It’s an apt comparison considering in concert, the band takes summery pop hooks and gives them a distinctly rough edge, like if acts like Tennis or Best Coast had more crunchy guitar riffs and piercing rock jams." - CHICAGO REDEYE

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released March 24, 2015

written & performed by VARSITY

stephanie s - vocals / synths
dylan w - guitars
patrick s - guitars
spencer s - drums
jake s - bass

recorded, mixed, and produced by dave vettraino at public house sound recordings, logan square, chicago, il

mastered by neal warner

art by clare byrne
www.clarebyrneart.com

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