songs to sleep on -EP

by drowse

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This recording is dedicated to
Miles Avila-Crump
Rest In Peace 1993-2013.

Thanks to:

My family.

Parker Johnson for being an amazing mentor and even better friend. Without you this wouldn't exist.

Alec van Staveren and Nate Sonenfeld for being the best band mates and friends anyone could ever ask for and for keeping me alive.

Kevin Gwozdz and Sam Ewert for keeping me company while I drew the comic.


released December 8, 2013

Written, played and recorded by Kyle Bates.
Mastered by Parker Johnson.
Cover artwork by Alec van Staveren



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drowse Portland, Oregon

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Track Name: needing
i'll close my eyes--that's all i wanted

i'll rest my head--that's all i needed
Track Name: waiting
with ennui, with longing confusion