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Leave and Never Come Back

by Trying

An album of distance told in shimmering indiepop with glockenspiel, violin, and bursts of noise propelling it along.
Genre: Pop: Twee Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cozy
2:25 $0.99
2. 21
3:23 $0.99
3. I Thought I Heard the Garage Door Open
2:28 $0.99
4. The Grill
3:07 $0.99
5. Chester
2:37 $0.99
6. My First Trip to Your House
2:52 $0.99
7. Your First Trip to My House
3:21 $0.99
8. Nobody Loves Halloween Like You Do
3:50 $0.99
9. Terry Took Me Home
0:49 $0.99
10. The Bees Are on Our Side Now
3:20 $0.99
11. Can We Start a Band?
1:20 $0.99
12. I'm Moving to New York
4:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
Distance isn’t realized all at once, it’s seen in little moments one at a time. In imagined echoes of a past home, the death of a childhood pet, the storms that slow our travels. Leave and Never Come Back, written over two years of moving back and forth, begins with “Cozy,” a pact to leave, and continues through distances physical and emotional, real and psychological. The twee acoustic pop of “21” turns into a screeching fuzz plea against fading friendships; “I Thought I Heard the Garage Door Open” remembers, with sparkling idealism told in chiming glockenspiel and 12-string guitar, all the sounds of a first home: a sibling’s music, parents walking up the stairs, and the garage door that means someone is home; “My First Trip to Your House” and “Your First Trip to My House” recall in two parts the first travels of a long distance relationship; and, in the end, “I’m Moving to New York” claims it is content to leave, vows to never come back, but then it does.

Between the beginning of writing and the album’s July 27 release, band leader Cameron Carr found himself leaving, temporarily, his Ohio home, returning, and leaving again only to move back once more. Leave and Never Come Back found itself delayed by the uncertainty of place but was returned to repeatedly for tweaks and retakes attempting to reconcile that uncertainty and the feelings of distance that came with it. In the end, it is as unsure of where it belongs as when it began.

Trying was formed in Columbus, Ohio by Carr with frequent collaborators filling out the sound and live lineup. Currently, the band consists of Carr on vocals and guitar/bass; Kelsey Yappel on violin, vocals, and glockenspiel; Brady Costigan on guitar/bass; and Zayn Dweik on drums. The band’s sound is often noted for its eclectic instrumentation and unconventional takes on pop song structures with comparisons to groups such as Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths, and The Magnetic Fields.



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