Communication Is Key

by Wholewheat

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Master Harker An infectious lo-fi pop album, with dreamy vocals & solid rythmn sensibility, harbouring some background melancholia & tinged with a slight psychedelic tone. Wholewheat has established his own sound & identity, but is confident enough to experiment with various genres. There's tunes which subtly navigate different paths to one another without compromising the flow of the album. From the Beck meets Pet Sounds style of 'Powder Keg' to the grungy folky blues of 'I'm so Alone' or the Air colliding with the Moody Blues feel of 'Communication is Key' there is no deviation from the sound or style. The grainy lo-fi DIY aesthetic only enhances the album, making it honest & credible. Although the songs are spacious & unrushed the album is just about the right length & is full of character & charm
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slouth Great songs to listen to space out for awhile. 100% recommend. Favorite track: Wet Cement.
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Limited Edition Cassette available early August 2017

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released April 7, 2017

Dugg Frump ate 2 pork roll sandwiches that Wholewheat made on the grill during recording

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Wholewheat Toms River, New Jersey

Since the mid-90's Brian Austin aka Wholewheat has been creating piles of 4-track cassettes, never to be heard far outside his Jersey Shore home. Utilizing his acoustic guitars and trash can organs, he creates simple and catchy songs with themes ranging from the humorous to the dark and depressing. ... more

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Track Name: Fits Like A Glove
if you want an opinion or conscious decision
i’m an ass man myself
i heard it was bumpin’
city of compton
i’ll take their word for it
well it’s all up to me
i watched strike three
everyone goes home pissed off
and i got my prescription of my latest addiction
prognosis says
it’s you

i said love
i said
love fits like a glove
but it doesn’t fit mine

minus the equation
what's sweeping this nation
into a dust can
and i had my doubts what you were about
silence my critics
these black and blues are not what to do
intoxicating
i’m down for the count you can count to 10
but don’t count me out

i said love
i said
love fits like a glove
but it doesn’t fit mine
Track Name: Camouflage the Mirage
Camouflage the mirage
The one that keeps on pullin’ you in
But you had your doubts
What’s it about
But yet she’ll still win
And I made mistakes, give or take
And I promise you what I said was true
But I guess I do say a lot of things

How could I love someone else when I don’t even love myself?

She’s heaven sent
I gave her up for lent
And I wonder why my eyes don’t stay dry
Every time someone new comes by
Well I made a left
I knew she was right
This tired soul just got no more fight
I packed my bags, I raised the flag
I guess I’m moving on

How could I love someone else when I don’t even love myself?

If it’s up to me
My love is for free
There’s no fine print or hidden fees
What you see
Is what you get
And when we kiss I wish it would last
Well those good times are in the past
I got a brand new start, I’m gonna fix my heart
And I ain’t turnin’ back

How could I love someone else when I don’t even love myself?
Track Name: Wet Cement
i understand the sleight of hand
but we’re not fooling anyone
and when i say i don’t feel this way
you smile and say ok
i’ll admit i do give a shit
to a certain extent
it’s in between where it meets at the seams
is all torn and frayed

it’s innocent
like wet cement
i’m a tragedy with a bow on it
no coulda shoulda would have been
we dipped our toes instead of diving head in

i’m second place of a two man race
but i still get a ribbon
i’ve always felt the cards have been dealt
but never from the same deck
and from the start this shopping cart
the wheels never went straight
i find it strange that you can’t make change
and i hear coins in your pocket

it’s innocent
like wet cement
i’m a tragedy with a bow on it
no coulda shoulda would have been
we dipped our toes instead of diving head in
Track Name: Powder Keg
if you stay with me
i will change my ways
countin' down the days
till you’re with me again

and it’s safe to say
that i’m feelin’ this way
and things haven’t been ok
since i left you that night

she’s my everything
not a second thought
the tiny voice in my head
telling me i’m gonna get caught

in her voice is a choice
of what i’ll choose
can i borrow a light
to ignite this fuse

and i sleep to dream
but it’s not what it seems
and tonight i keep you warm
fall asleep in my arms

weeks turn to months
and you haven’t kept in touch
have you heard i lost my leg
from the blast of a powder keg

she’s my everything
not a second thought
the tiny voice in my head
telling me i’m gonna get caught

in her voice is a choice
of what i’ll choose
can i borrow a light
to ignite this fuse
Track Name: I'm So Alone (The Ballad of Mudflap Williams)
Well the highway scenes of vacancies don't do no good for me
It ain't good meth if it don't cause death and you ain't gettin' sympathy
You're kickin' up dust as the broken down bus can't even get you cross state
You're mad as hell cause your friend Del just didn't have time to wait
So you're walkin' down the road and you're PO'ed that your ride just wasn't there
Your last cigarette well it's all wet been a week since you washed your hair

Do you wanna talk some more
Whisper in my ear
Got no good reasons what i'm doin' here
I got one kid on the way
Others back home
Lord knows I love my wife but yet i'm so alone
I'm so alone

Well finally with some decency I gets where I gots to be
My moods foul as my stomach growls I haven't ate since a quarter past 3
And I say grace and stuff my face there's cornbread to go round
And I have a couple beers amongst my peers before i'm gonna lie down
Well I see my bed I rest my head and a pretty girl for the night
I don't give a damn i'm a working man even though I know it's not right

Do you wanna talk some more
Whisper in my ear
Got no good reasons what i'm doin' here
I got one kid on the way
Others back home
Lord knows I love my wife but yet i'm so alone
I'm so alone
Track Name: Inside & Out (Dugg's Demo)
Relationships
I bought chips
I put em on the table
Is she willing
And god let me be able
And shoot me from my good side tuggin at my heart strings
I never had to crawl
I always had somebody
To help me break my fall

I'm dying on the Inside and Out

Dealin' with a break up and go kiss and make up
That hasn't been the case
She didn't waste no time findin' someone to take my place
Put me on the front line stuck in a riptide
I'd rather sink than swim
And nothing pains me more
Then seeing you with him

I'm dying on the Inside and Out

Hola to my new life my mom hid the sharp knives
And plastic is all we use
I'm running out of options
Deciding which one to choose
Fallin' on some hard times put me in a necktie
And a suit for me to wear
And stick me in this room
So people can come and stare

I'm dying on the Inside and Out