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We're joking, "Oh God, oh God, we've got ourselves to blame for this." Humming words between our lips, are we still and motionless? I could never kiss you because you still believed in God, and your homemade hands were drying out in time to rot. You built a home but couldn't hold a conversation. I think your tongue was housing hesitation. We're breaking everything down into boxes so we can take them with us. We've tied them shut with bowed excuses that one day we'll get up leave it. You built a home but couldn't hold a conversation. I think your tongue was housing hesitation.
I said, "This is my last smoke." You said “Yeah, sure." You always had a way of making a liar out of me, but tonight you’re right. Tonight you're right. Your eyes are glazed and I'm amazed I’ve got you here, but you’re not staying. Tonight, I think I'm right. I think I'm right. You’re standing in the doorway with that look on your face. Like I can be replaced. Like there’s no other way to be alone tonight, with you tonight. I spent the walk home thinking of the words I said, and how they racked up against the novels I had written in my head. So I, I think i’ll try to forget tonight. We were laughing about King's Cup and how no one ever plays by the same rules. But we don’t talk anymore, only at parties in passing, but I don’t miss it all that much. Selfish doesn’t describe how I thought I could take you with me by leaving you behind. I should have quit while I was ahead instead of staying late. Then I couldn’t ask what could have been, what I should have said. 'Cause you only ever know the things that are close enough to touch.


For the first time in the Fear Mint series, Near Mint presents four bands, each offering two tracks. This gives an easy elevation of the Halloween treat's exploration of projects that both of us love and respect. This year, we've lucky to usher in the return of For Everest on their second split of 2017, AL from Great Grandpa's laidback side project, two unreleased older demos from the venerable Ratboys, and one of our favorite newcomers Tiny Blue Ghost (who will be releasing their debut LP, Growing Pains, on October 8th!)


released October 31, 2017

Engineered and mixed by Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios.

Engineered by Zac Suskevich at Dubway Studios.
Mixed by Nick Pitman and Zac Suskevich.

"Hesitation" and "Blammo!" mastered by Ian Pritchard.

For Everest is Sarah Cowell, Jon Crevier, Brian McFarland, Nick Pitman, and Ian Pritchard.

Alex Menne - Baritone Ukulele, Vocals, Xylophone, Melodica
Dylan Hanwright - Guitar, Bass, Piano, Synth

Engineered & Mixed by Dylan Hanwright

Mastered by Matt Riefler

Written and Recorded by Julia Steiner
Mastered by Matt Riefler

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dante DeFelice
All songs written by Marissa Carroll

Marissa Carroll - Vocals, Guitar
Dylan Fader - Guitar
Joseph Wright - Bass, Drums


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