this is not konklin. konklin is dead.

by KONKLIN

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about

in october the band previously known as konklin went missing and was eventually reported dead. three precocious young men and their friends took it upon themselves to record konklin's first full length in the band's absence. they tried their best to create songs in the same haphazard, irreverent style that moved all five of the konklin fan base. they drank as much beer (maybe more) as konklin was accustomed to and grabbed some geetars and pens. with the help of some of konklin's friends, they made the album konklin would've made had they not been lost to the wilderness or wherever the fuck they vanished. this is the resulting product. it is not intended to honor or even mourn the loss of konklin. it simply is.

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released June 4, 2016

kidneyboy-geetar,vocals
genghis prawn-daddygeetar,backgroundvocals
black marmot-drums,somekeys,someyelling
evan gordon& terrence ship-someyelling,somehorning
jakethedog-somebarking

recorded at the cOoompound under the guidance of evan gordon
mixed and mastered by terrence ship
with out them, this album would not exist. we are eternally in their favor.

fuck the colts.

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KONKLIN Denton, Texas

metta world punk suburban apathy salts

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Track Name: gnarwhal
I've had bad times
On some good drugs
And got bad vibes
On some worse ones
I've had head lice
Crawl in my lungs
Afraid of cold hearts
And of soft hugs
I've been failing steadily
Pathetic when I dream
And been flailing wildly
Erratic when I sleep
Maybe I've read too much Proust
To put myself to proper use
Maybe this is all a ruse
But I'd like to be someone new
Maybe I could start with you
Is there something we could do?

You can break all of my bones
And as they heal, rearrange my shape
Track Name: chekov's gun
That broken picture frame
Memories will never be the same
All my dreams are of dying
But I awake every time
In the bed I was lying
to shining garden chimes
Out the window like a widow

Most of my best friends, I won't see again
Most of my favorite ideas, I never wrote down
Scared to take a step with a friend
Reasonably expecting not to drown
And I bled out holding that slippery picture frame

I was born trying to hang myself
So I guess that life's a gift
But it keeps breathing in my ear
Asking when I'll try again
Oh shit I'm gonna break
absence made the heart grow harder
chest cavity burning heartache
I thought this time I'd be smarter

Most of my best friends, I won't see again
Most of my favorite ideas, I never wrote down
Scared to take a step with a friend
Reasonably expecting not to drown
And I bled out holding that slippery picture frame
Track Name: fistpig
I sleep in the ground
Like everybody else
Lives in eyes of strangers left
Carried but forgotten
And filed away
With massive heft

Doubt saves
Belief kills
The lights are always on
when you're homeless

The difference between
What you want and
what is expected of you
Of course, people are weaker
Nearer the land of plenty
The desire to avoid being
lonely and hungry and cold

Doubt saves
Belief kills
The lights are always on
when you're homeless

No one knows what's wrong with him
But everyone else can see it right away
We judge ourselves by our intentions
But other's by their actions
Track Name: nü phoenix
When I die,
I'll go straight to heaven
I sang it different
But I've learned my lesson
God struck me
And I got the message
Ever since
I wallowed in my blessing

When I die,
I'll go straight to heaven
I sang it different
But I've learned my lesson

Wish that I had stayed in touch
With the folks I claim to love
Instead I hid myself in a daze
Please don't fade away

I wanted
To share my epiphany
But you weren't
Here standing next to me
I made a wish
And leapt into a fountain
Was going well
Until they pulled me out of it

Oh god!
Here comes another
How long
Before they're going under

Wish that I had stayed in touch
With the folks I claim to love
Instead I hid myself in a daze
Please don't fade away
Track Name: ür whale cum (beaches)
Build me a home out of Legos and glue
If you can't afford em,
Then I guess that Megablocks will do
Are we addicted to the way that our bodies move?
I wait patiently to see which seat you'll choose

Sully my name
Sullen because my name
Isn't my name
It's subject to change

The first one built a house out of loose sticks
The second built another out of Jenga bricks
Are we united by a need to exist?
I wait to see if you are just a cruel trick

Sully my name
Sullen because my name
Isn't my name
It's subject to change
Track Name: memory palace
When I lost object everything
Swore I'd never lead life again
Hoarded high in my memory palace
Drinking blood from an old bone chalice

When time to moved to a current date,
Gave up trying to recreate
The things we saw and what I've done
Choking out from where I've begun
Track Name: karate technology
Don't be alarmed if I disappear inside myself
It's a thing my body does
When it's discontent
When I reminisce
If I start to sweat...
Start throwing fits...

Very well might implode
Truly may implode
But I usually rebuild

If I bleed from my pits
And from underneath my fingernails,
And slinky, silver arms dangle
From my nose,
And I'm wailing....

Very well might implode
Truly may implode
But I usually rebuild

Yeah, I usually rebuild
Track Name: hedgehog's dilemma
I'm going to work my life out
Well, I hope that works for you
If not, we can stay the same
Scared of everything new
If I had a million feet,
I could walk countless steps
I've packed so many thoughts
Never helps me to forget

Leave your worries for awhile
They'll still be there when you get back
Your memories aren't invited
As long as you hold these bodies

Everything tastes so sweet
After not eating
Never took pictures
Who's to blame?
Like two wrappers under the garbage bags
that were mine
I knew it but forgot
Passing it over, time after time

Leave your worries for awhile
They'll still be there when you get back
Your memories aren't invited
As long as you hold these bodies
Track Name: amber lamps
Living life like a widow
Never died not yet born
Talking like a survivor
But no scars to adorn
I feel pretty safe
Can't ever get warm
Surrounded by niceness
Every edge is still worn

Drinking makes me extroverted
Sounding out my thoughts
You're so different when you're drinking
So quiet when you're not

If tears left scars,
Cheeks like riverbeds
From space or afar
Gouged on skin instead
Mouth full of broken glass
No more oral fixation
Tall walls can watch me but
Not the whole duration

Drinking makes me extroverted
Sounding out my thoughts
You're so different when you're drinking
So quiet when you're not

The face that launched a thousand ships
Genuinely disingenuous
Track Name: baseketball
My favorite Pavement album?
It's Watery Domestic
The children will listen
If we give em our blessing
Seven filtered thoughts come out lying
But why do liars break for stop signs?

I'll see you in the morning
If we don't die in our sleep

God could never sculpt you the same
Preventive measures
Who to call if you're flooded?
What to look for when buying a house?
You remind me of a poem I can't remember

But if you'd have me,
You'd be mine but mostly you at the same time
This song makes me want to say I love you
Freeze me with virgin nerves
Tired of romance over the phone lines
Sentinel roads

I'll see you in the morning
If we don't die in our sleep
With you lying next to me