TOUR TAPE

by American Pleasure Club

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BrandO0o Fucking Christ. Reminds me of Orchid. I love Powerviolence/Emoviolence music <3 ♡ Favorite track: DOPE SICK AND SOBBING AT THE GATES OF HELL.
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Kendra Can't stop listening to this album right now. Love it! Favorite track: TOGETHER IN THE BIG BLACK CAR.
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Vince McHugh-Carroll uh finally sufficient reason to stick around for 2018
Alan Benard
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Alan Benard Few artists are able - for a start - and sufficiently brave, to string together retropop, screaming, ballads, musique concrete/collage, and all of the other ideas and styles in Tour Tape, often in the same song.
Ryan Underwood
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Ryan Underwood American Pleasure Club has proven time and time again that they are the singular greatest musical ensemble of our lifetime.... thank you for this Favorite track: TOGETHER IN THE BIG BLACK CAR.
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betterifistay i love you sam ray thank u its great
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about

i started making music bc i wanted to make it.. not any other reason. it felt necessary to make it - not to share it, not to sell it, not to do anything with it, just to have something exist that wouldn't otherwise, unless i made it exist.
i wrote & recorded this album in the last 8-9 months, sold it first exclusively on our tour, but now were home and i want to share it. it's free, but if you pay anything towards it, that helps immensely and lets me/us keep making music, recording music, hopefully releasing more music this way, for free, touring/performing when possible, etc. its incredibly appreciated. if you wanna grab for free or feel you cant afford to pay anything right now thats completely fine, thats awesome - all i can ask is if youre comfortable sharing it any way (with friends you think would dig it, on socials, whatever - i know it's wack to ask but it's necessary these days) that would help immensely. you cant really make music these days & expect anything - and thats fine - cause i always only ever wanted to make music to make it, and then to share it. i miss getting to do that and so.... here we are. i hope u like this, i hope you like these songs, this album, tape whatever. i love these songs

credits ...
everything written/recorded by sam ray, kitty ray, and daniel windsor
art by andy gibson (www.instagram.com/tarotooth/ )
thank you
have a great day

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released May 28, 2018

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American Pleasure Club

American Pleasure Club is a Band from BALTIMORE, MD.

Formerly called "Teen Suicide" (among other names) they play a billion types of music & work feverishly, never stopping, never ending.

Signed to RUN FOR COVER RECORDS

Booking ghorbal@apa-agency.com
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Track Name: ALL I EVER WANTED
i don't know what i'm supposed to say to you
i don't know how i'm supposed to make it through
even if i could do it easily
all i ever wanted was to be
close to you

lately i don't know if i can make it
i'm dead broke, alone
watching HBOGO naked
i'm still sick, can't find
the strength to change it
nameless chalk body
face down on the pavement
my best known hobby is
probably sobbing, honestly
kicked out quik trip
or hanging out the car vomiting
finding new ways to bother
anyone still tolerant,
while whispering "whats worse"
to the ghost that's still haunting me

i don't know what i'm supposed to say to you
i don't know how i'm supposed to make it through
even if i could do it easily
all i ever wanted was to be
close to you

small town tragedies we bury
in the passing of time,
and the shut down chevron at night
somewhere beyond
resting rusted cars
stone churches, sports bars
football team america
dead pets buried in
makeshift cemeteries
under cherry trees,
or redbuds in bloom in spring
i am new to this,
i am a virgin to the world again
and at the soft touch of her
hand i unfurl my wings

if we spin it all backwards, this never happens,
you never hit me, i'm still laughing
not sobbing with my head on the sand
& small tremors running through the cracks in my hand
xxxxxx never stabbed, & i don't feel the absence
xxxxxx passed along when he mixed his dope & xanax
xxxx sticks around for his kids first day of classes
xxxx never takes that swan dive in manhattan
i'm not sobbing, i'm only laughing
i'm not crying, i'm just laughing
Track Name: YOU CALL ON ME
thought i saw your face
among the trees
but it was just a dream
woke up in bed alone
cursed the day i was born
can't believe i really let you
slip right through my arms
i'm waiting on a call

la la la la
you call on me
la la la la
just call on me
and i'll come running
don't gotta wait for
the summer to end
without your love i'd
lose my head
have no hope,
it's all a joke
Track Name: SMOKING ROCK WITH MY ANGEL IN MILWAUKEE
like all great things
it starts with an ending
the door slams shut
and you fall in love again
i'm sicker than i've ever been
and i don't know when it's gonna stop
i'm crying in my car
parked outside the dog park
i don't know if i can make it
if i don't make it
to allston for lunch
tell jeff i'm sorry
i didn't mean
something came up

in the sweet heat of a
dead or dying summer
i'm night-swimming
down methadone mile
& ugly crying, i'm trying
to call you a ride
before my phone dies
swear this is the last time
later on beneath the
unlit sign outside the s-mart
our stressed out highs
collide & separate us
but before you can dive
into the shallow black
water of my heart
stomach pangs pull us apart
it's coming at me
like a car in the night
i live & die in the headlights
i go down sometimes
but they still pay me, baby
i'm graceful when i'm falling
everyone applauding

(come back to life,
before my telephone rings)
(in the desert - i swore
that i was born again
not in a church, but
under neon heaven)
(you made it hard to have grace
day after day from the clinic to the grave)
Track Name: (YOU) KNOW HOW I LIKE IT
something makes me cry
but i don't know why
lately i don't feel strong enough
to pick myself up from the floor
in the bed or in the car
falling apart in your arms
ashamed of what
i can't quite figure out
any time, night or day
home or hundreds of miles away
i'm still caught between
the spider webs in
each corner of your room
you say
"it's not enough for me
but should it even be?"
Track Name: ATTITUDE PT 2
chrissy said she saw you go
all alone to the punk rock show
wonder if your friends will show
you got some attitude on you, yeah
attitude on you
wonder how long it takes
for everybody to feel the same
know you always got somethin to say
you got some attitude on you, yeah
attitude on you
just can't stop runnin your mouth
gonna cost you , better watch out
oh yeah
patience is wearing thin
and the outcomes lookin grim
oh yeah
now youre drunk kicked out the bar
screaming in your ex girls yard
wondering where it all went wrong
you got some attitude on you, yeah
some attitude on you, yeah
attitude on you, yeah
attitude on you
Track Name: DOPE SICK AND SOBBING AT THE GATES OF HELL
just one mistake, it ends with a sob,
no one knows the sin but god
in a pool of shit & shallow water
Track Name: RIVULET(S)
in this empty
space left running
i feel nothing
i am nothing
in its darkness
& its movement
i feel nothing
nothing in me
someone pulled rose off her
crown or her cabinet
empty front porch swing
nightmare on basement step
someone was with her then
someone was there
waiting

(all i want
all i need)

somebody noticed the truck
red like twin pools of blood
rivulet(s), lost for words
blank space where deaths converge

(all i want
all i need)
Track Name: THE WAY YOU SAY MY NAME
absent hunger,
absent dreaming
absent love,
absent laughter,
absent terror,
deaf & dumb

in the morning i'll be sick
i don't have a choice
will myself to rise again
at the sound of your voice

they say you might go
a lifetime without knowing the
demon feeding on a child's
claustrophobia

bury me, my dear
in the way you say my name
Track Name: BUT NOT ENOUGH TO SLEEP AT NIGHT
a row of trash
sits at the bottom
of the fence
the cemetery
on edmondson
on top it's flowers
i drive by every hour
looming, like in a dream
just enough to keep me chained

my brain is misbehaving
i spend three hours waiting
staring at my phone
in a giant parking lot alone
or lying prostrate outside
menards, lit by truck light
i wanna open my heart
i wanna lay my head in heavens arms
how do i know i'm not yet buried
there's just enough to keep me wary
last few weeks, forever floating
facedown on some highway's shoulder
swimming in each side street
throwing glance at every dirty face i see
or in the tub, face down sobbing
at the truckstop, spitting vomiting.
enough to keep me tied
but not enough to sleep at night
Track Name: LIVE FOREVER
sometimes i'm happy
& i wanna to live forever
Track Name: TOGETHER IN THE BIG BLACK CAR
i dont wanna leave
i don't know how to stay this way
like a single cloud
stretched over a sunny day

those beautiful hands
gliding down my arm
in the big black car with
the wind whipping her hair around

you said you wanted to go
but then you started to cry
i thought i knew what to say but
the words just leave my mind

you say 'if thats what it takes
i'll search the whole world twice
like a single cloud
blacking out a summer night'

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