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  • Virginia Sook & Lake Michigan - split tape
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    Four track cassette by Virginia Sook and Lake Michigan with lyrics and insert. Download code included.

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This is a split tape between Virginia Sook from Brisbane, Australia, and Lake Michigan who is based in London via York, England.

Virginia Sook is:

Lindsay Roser - Vocals, Harp, Glockenspiel
Nathan Kearney - Guitar, Chord Organ, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Bass
Ran Jacobs - Guitar, Vocals
Jade Channells - Drums

Lake Michigan is Christopher Marks.

This is a co-release with Wolf Town DIY in the UK. Please order from them if you are nearer there than here.

Tapes are also be available from both Virginia Sook and Lake Michigan.

***This is a second run of tapes as the first batch sold out.***

This is rs014.


released August 6, 2015

Tracks 1 and 2 were recorded, mixed and mastered by Turi Agostino.
Tracks 3 and 4 were recorded in a bedroom in London in 2015.



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Track Name: Virginia Sook - Love Everyone
Could you huddle close for a moment?

For I am flesh and bone

My hands are brazen with the book and with the bottle

But can’t contain all that I’ve done

I’ve done

But what have I done?

What have I done?

What have I become?

So I stood with the swagger of a gunman

Bellowed I don’t wanna be drunk no more

I’ll make a path of patience and of kindness

And watch my tracks dissolve in the soil

I’ve been swaddling this pain for so long

It’s just now

I’m loving everyone
Track Name: Virginia Sook - God and Science
I’m howling at the city

This arrangement that’s captured me

Want the landscapes of prairies

Kind brooks and benign slopes

Kindly guide the eyes upwards

To where the clouds drift like tin boats

And I’d think they were God’s breath

If I didn’t know science

Oh I’d think they were God’s breath

And the forms change

It’s phantasmagoric

And they stretch and contort like a blanket

Like the yeasty head of a beer

Oh and nobody knows that I’m here

Oh and nobody’s thinking of me

Oh and nobody calls me baby

But I can’t say I’m lonely.
Track Name: Lake Michigan - Esme
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't feeling older
And if I said my arms were shaking less
And if I said that I was getting any better at hiding

Dear we could be alone tonight
Alone together, alone tonight.

I'd be lying if I said I did the miss the
Lazy autumn nights, and if I said
My brain didn't ache without
Something to think about.

Every single day
Even moreso than the last
I become even more sure that this house and this body is made only of glass.
Track Name: Lake Michigan - Sunspots
I don't want to be here tonight
I don't want to be anywhere at all
Sunspots in your eyes make me insane
How long can I waste? counting days.

Sundress, hair ties, sadness & a heatwave
Littered all over my back room.
How long will it take?
How long will you love me before we both move on?
How long can we waste?
Counting days.