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Strength of Spring

by Grave Flowers Bongo Band

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Lazy River 04:01
If I were to pass along the stream where you kept your wrongs I would cry about the dreams without knowing what they mean
Sleepy Eyes 03:08
Frown at the grateful this bird will thank you joyful and playful happy but so shameful her screwed senses and sleepy eyes take my head, love see the prize your laugh today will echo through time all your tears will be sweet as wine wish you could think life was fine nice breeze today but is it mine
Tomorrow 02:45
When I think of love I think of how time flies wish you chose the words before you chose to die why does your shadow make him cry will I turn to beauty in your eyes will you think of me tomorrow will you think of me today all these plastic people tell me I should get bent an organic mother spending every last cent wish it was yesterday when nothing mattered then we should go so far to bring it there again
Smile 03:58
What happens when I turn off my brain and start feeling the burning rain Not again I feel like a child running a thousand miles for you How do hell hounds find their prey its the wild that blows that way wind that came it was from miles asked you for a kiss you gave me a smile what's that stench coming screaming forever more behind the locked door why my friend will you turn away, forget about the better days what's to leave and what's to stay id have you any day, anytime the explosion is so fine, fire death, beginning of time
You were so hungry your vibe was angry this place looked tasty look at that baby please don't ignore me but I hear it snoring I think I can take you for dinner
Animal Lord 04:02
A true master of dark somewhat simple at heart sweetly twisted in my mind animal lord of the streets chewing nails with my teeth how could you see me where are my drugs I feel deadly I fell in love with my enemy who'll come with me kill my idols when we fall down through the cycle so swift and so clean how quick can you be you aint happier than me said get your head straight I'm more infinite than 8 man your just so damn lame
VATMM 03:18
my friend take me to the center of the sun manic earth has got me on the run you are my star, you are the one that's gone you decide if we live or die my friend sinking even further from the truth and I'm here sinking just because of you you are my star, you are the one that's gone
Down Man 02:29
A man, a room a man alone in a room eyes, tears his eyes are loosing tears a man whose down n out aint got nothing to live for he knows there's no doubt emptiness a soul that's filled with emptiness a man, a room a man alone in a room a man, a room a man alone in a room he's down n out


Los Angeles’ Grave Flowers Bongo Band’s sophomore LP “Strength of Spring” is an inverted pyramid balanced on the headstock of an acoustic guitar, a rainbow painted in campfire smoke, an endless staircase circling into the clouds. That acoustic guitar, perfectly captured here by Ty Segall’s excellently sere and close mic’d production, plays skeleton to these conjurors woolly grooves, and singer Gabe Flores’ thousand-yard moan keeps us guessing as to exactly where this wildebeest is headed. He pinions these far out tunes, which burst generously with shit-hot guitar leads, Stoogeseque sax squalls, and a gaggle of great eight-armed drum fills, with a flinty wrist-flicking heartbeat as the band turns from whimsy to nimble riffery on a dime, following that pied-piper six string jangling down many lovely rabbit-holes of melody and exploration. It’s obvious these guys play together a lot (the lineup shares two members with acclaimed space rockers Hoover III to boot) and the telepathy on display here is synapse-snappy. Coursing throughout is that note-pad filling, lighter raising, undefinable black magic that feels so rare these days….we dig it mightily and we think you will too, it’s out on Castle Face Records April 30th


released April 30, 2021

Recorded and mixed at Station House Studio, Los Angeles 2/1 - 3/20

Gabe Flores: Vocals, Guitar, Sax
Owen Barrett: Drums, Percussion
Andy Caly: Bass
Vaughn Christensen: Vocals, Guitar
Olaf Selland: Guitar, pedal steel
Pachy Garcia: Moog synthesizer

Produced by Ty Segall
Co-engineered by Mark Rains
Art by Riley Kendig
Insert photo by Anna Aguirre
Layout by Owen Barrett
Castle Face by Harry Waine

"Down Man" by C. Lux & J Akkerman
Originally performed by Brainbox

Thanks to John & Matt of Castle Face Records, Ty, Mark, and Darkness for being so rad to work with in the studio, Bert Hoover and Anna Aguirre, Mr. Bath, and all our friends and family

In memory of Stella Ann Yazell


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