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about

if you find a sliver of safety (however fleeting) while the world burns down around you, it is wise to pause and enjoy the calm, because the storm will come in due time.

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all songs written by charlie wolf (BMI) over one sleepless night at a hotel in walnut creek & recorded with the band deep in the sonoran desert the following days during wildfires ad pandemics.

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LYRICS:
there are tin cans, twine, and scissors and there is something in the air. maybe some of it is ash and maybe some of it’s not there. it’s funny how this all would sound a year or two ago so let the wildfires burn and we will bask inside the glow. there is poetry as promised. there are songs so sweet and soft. there is calm humiliation and little things we can’t turn off. to speak and dream and wonder who we were and what we know… let the wildfires burn and we will bask inside the glow. your voice decays outside my window. we are healing, we are bored/boarding up our futures, clear your schedule. take the hint!

there are things we can hold onto, and there are calendars and plans. there are clocks (that we weren’t minding) ticking numb to our demands. we are prisoners in frozen time and soon we’ll have to go but for now we’ll let the fires burn and we will bask inside the glow. i’m Rebekah in the veil or you are Isaac in the tent. there are prayers and maybe answers but there is nothing to repent. not-quite-penance but confessions took us to not-quite-friends from foes as the wildfires burned and we were basking in the glow. we both know this can’t last—fretting over phantoms and arguing our past. we don’t know what this is—but sitting in the smoke with you, i like it just like this. there are things that we’re not proud of and we can leave it all behind. we won’t worry about the future… it’s so blissful to be blind. the world may burn around us as we step into the flames but after the wildfires burn us things can never be the same.

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from Portrait Of A Man Crying In A Rental Car Parked Somewhere In The East Bay, released October 2, 2020
THE SMALL CALAMITIES ARE:
charlie wolf - guitars/vocals/mellotron/mandolin/synth/programming/field recording
christian kalafut - bass/shouting/car conversations
hayden parker - drums

ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL:
jeff babko - harmonium
bobby victor - additional drum programming ("bask" only)

mixed by ian farmer in philly.
mastered by jonathan kirchner in SF.

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A whirlwind of punk rock angst, power pop hooks & Americana jangle, The Small Calamities blend a wry humor, Springsteenesque imagery, and naked earnestness to create what reviewers have called “imagery-laden anecdotes" & "poison-tipped confessionals". Smash Mouth follows them on twitter. ... more

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