Future Flowers

by Gene Wildest

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Colin M. 2018's "Spectral Terrestrial" was one of my favorite albums of the year, so it pleases me to no end that Gene Wildest have returned with another unabashedly infectious collection of delightful, mathy psychedelic fuzzy goodness.
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1.
Bill Heath 04:03
I'm worried that I just might be too civilized To run around and ever see it through I'd like to see my former self die in your eyes I never know where I should be But something's always telling me it's probably with you But I feel so out of place sometimes now I feel so out of place, I feel so outta, feel so outta... I don't know why I get so lost sometimes I never realized I was gone I don't know why I get so lost sometimes When you were right here all along These old thoughts I keep to retreat to Mean nothing to me anymore The sky's only falling to meet you I think it's time I realize I'm never getting better, only deader than before But I feel so out of place sometimes now I feel so out of place, I feel so outta, feel so outta... I don't know why I get so lost sometimes I never realized I was gone I don't know why I get so lost sometimes When you were right here all along
2.
Well all I wanted was to fade right Into the darkness of your eyes Somewhere to soak in all the daylight Beneath the psychedelic sky Lay in the strangest situation There in the belly of the deep Stuck in suspended animation Where I can finally get some sleep I've been waiting for the daylight to fade out Slowly decaying with you wasting my time Somewhere to stay warm, another waveform Crashing into my head is all I need Sometimes it's best if you just let me bleed So now I'm so far without you, now I'm so far behind Another fallen angel smiling when our bodies collide And I believe that I'm still dreaming when I wake up this slow I'm in the attic floating on another planet While the static comes through my radio and aliens say hello I've been waiting for the daylight to fade out Slowly decaying with you wasting my time Somewhere to stay warm, another waveform Crashing into my head is all I need Sometimes it's best if you just let me bleed
3.
So Long 03:22
I wanna know about your loves and doubts and everything between Cause in the morning you'll be someone else, another human being Wake up to find that you were right when you decide to move along I'll hold on close to every moment, in the morning you'll be gone You can only stay so long And I can only say “so long” I can only say “so long” Maybe I should step aside, just let the waves take you to shore One day I'll learn that you've returned, just not the same as once before Now everything you say gets washed away and lost into the stars Somewhere overhead you're shifting red and out there way too far And I wonder where you are You can only stay so long And I can only say “so long”
4.
There was a time when we were much less alive In the womb of the universe with nowhere to hide And now the moon is up, the sun is gone You're bound to become another place for future flowers to grow You know right where you are, somewhere under the stars Without a shadow or a way to get home And now it's got you screaming Alright, alright, alright, alright Alright, alright, alright, alright Stay with me all night Sweetness to tongue Soak in the moonlight Covered in blood Covered in blood Leave it behind as every moment arrives Tell me my future, I don't care if I die I tried to find somewhere to hide, inside the heart of the night But it never gets too dark anymore And every shadow that's cast from the ghosts of my past Gives me the feeling that I've been here before And now it's got you screaming Alright, alright, alright, alright Alright, alright, alright, alright Stay with me all night Sweetness to tongue Soak in the moonlight Covered in blood Covered in blood Stay with me all night Sweetness to tongue Soak in the moonlight Covered in blood I'm saying lay with me all night Someone to love Surf in the moonlight Covered in blood Covered in blood
5.
Maybe I'm a digital beast, at least I'm trying to care I'll lick all of your wounds till you're alright Forget the powers that be, remember life isn't fair To get a flower to bloom, you need a dozen to die Just close your eyes and cry It's just a matter of time Long live us all tonight Nobody ever survives I know it's hard to believe there's something better out there Floating around in the dark of the night Clearly, as you can see, you've gotta know when to care Heartbreak will create a super-villain in time Just close your eyes and cry It's just a matter of time Long live us all tonight Nobody ever survives
6.
Soon this will all just be weird memories No place for your body, no body to squeeze I fall in love so I can be asleep and dreaming again I'm sure in every other life I lived, I'm already dead It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue I've been untethered again from the ether, it's been long enough It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue I've been untethered again from the ether I've been untethered again from your love I better start sticking with you cause I've been slipping away I've never needed too much, just water and nothing to change I sent you signals, transmissions, tore way out of range Now all these times are different, times are strange Every time I think I've gone insane I remind myself I'm just a brain And all my insides float away It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue I've been untethered again from the ether, it's been long enough It's been a pleasure, the rainfall was sweeter, sweet waves on my tongue I've been untethered again from the ether I've been untethered again from your love
7.
I try not to let myself get so excited Laughing as you're screaming at me, praying I survive But after much thought here, I slowly decided If I never move again, I might get out of here alive I'm a genius in disguise I can't wait that long without you I won't last that long I can't wait too long without you You won't last too long So here's a kiss before the war With every mistake I make, I learn the science Of telling myself everything is better up above I can't stand this place, but I don't mind the violence Through barbed wire and hellfire, you're all I think of I'm a casualty of love I can't wait that long without you I won't last that long I can't wait too long without you You won't last too long So here's a kiss before the war
8.
Something tells me we might live to see another hundred years Our analog hearts there in a jar beside our other souvenirs Will I still love you anyway? I can't be sure, but I think so We'll take our walks down by the park, a binary place to go A digital rose beneath my nose, just the price of progress I suppose Maybe I think about this way too much I've been worrying about the future, but I realize I've always been out of touch Lately It seems like everything's so strange I can try to make it better, maybe get myself together Something's not quite right with my brain I think I might need a change Pixelated daisies all aligned inside a bittersweet array It's not too late to find a place out in the sticks where we could stay Funny how we all forget how good it feels it slowly fall asleep Turn me off before I'm eaten by technology Just hit delete, I'm obsolete, I'll sleep til my update's released Maybe I think about this way too much I've been worrying about the future, but I realize I've always been out of touch Lately It seems like everything's so strange I can try to make it better, maybe get myself together Something's not quite right with my brain I think I might need a change Drift to something good, all we really need is somewhere warm to stay in Future breakfasts, all with you, are really all I think about There's something sorta sweet about the thought of you and me slowly decaying I'm afraid of change and fading out, but i don't know what I'm worried about Something tells me we'll still be here, and we'll still be weird even a hundred years from now
9.
I was sleeping in the roses all the time I was blissful, I was tired, I felt so fine So come and lay your head in warm sunshine The birdies fly around me, just like cartoons on the TV singing I can't believe I'm so fucked up I left my heart beside her I fell in love, I can't get up If you ain't know, just smile Slow it down, reverse and fade, return to earth disintegrate And in the meantime, laugh and copulate Maybe I've been away too long, my roses died, my garden's gone I just need some time alone I was swallowed by your smile, devoured whole I can't believe I'm so fucked up I left my heart beside her I fell in love, I can't get up If you ain't know, just smile
10.
Teledreaming 03:23
Sometimes I wonder if i should embrace it It's pulling me under, I'm already gone Lightning and thunder, I completely arranged it Barefoot and brain-dead, asleep on your lawn My thoughts are fuzzy, and my body is weightless I'm feeling fine, I'm feeling nothing at all My thoughts are fuzzy, and my body is weightless I'm feeling fine, I'm feeling nothing at all Turn the lights down low Now we're just wasting time And kinda strange, but I never mind Degenerating slow, now that we're all refined All I wanted was a few good conversations and a couple empty boxes of wine tonight My thoughts are fuzzy, and my body is weightless I'm feeling fine, I'm feeling nothing at all My thoughts are fuzzy, and my body is weightless I'm feeling fine, I'm feeling nothing at all

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Future Flowers is the third full-length album from Philadelphia-based alt-rock band Gene Wildest. It's math rock-inspired psychedelic rock meant for guitar nerds and regular ol' weirdos alike. The title stems from the idea that one day we're all just going to be places for future flowers to grow, a theme pervasive throughout the band's catalog. Legends from the days of yore have declared that Gene Wildest "can channel the whole of rock history in the span of a song" (Steph Davies, WXPN's The Key, 2018). A stone tablet unearthed in Miami carried an inscription proclaiming that the band have "sonically quantified the type of music that I want to smoke weed and/or cry to" (Olivia McAuley, Too Much Love Magazine, 2018). An ancient burial urn exhumed in 2018 featured a single inscription, reading "I know it sounds crazy, but Gene Wildest are an absolute delight from beginning to end" (Steve Howe, Outlaws of the Sun, 2018). Whispers through the trees of ancient forests have been heard, uttering that "I like that one song with that pretty part" (our moms, once). In short, if you enjoy sick guitar riffs, sultry bass lines, and dope beats, then you'll enjoy Future Flowers. Your mom might, too.

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released April 18, 2019

Dave Ashcraft - drums
Brian Corbett - guitar, vocals
Sean Corbett - bass
Rob Ealer - guitar

Recorded at Gradwell House and Napping Dawg Studios

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