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released March 17, 2017

/// All songs written by Kelli Schaefer © 2016 Breadless Days (ASCAP) | Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Drew Grow | Additional Engineering by Patrick Tetreault | Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering | Art Direction by Kelli Schaefer/ Jeremiah Hayden | Drawings by Kelli Schaefer | Layout by Will Watts /// No Identity // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ vocals | Ryan Lynch: keys | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Drew Grow: keys/ bass // Big Black Box // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: bass programming | Ryan Lynch: guitar | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Drew Grow: keys/ vocals // Mind is a Cone // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ vocals/ keys | Ryan Lynch: guitar | Damon Karr: bass | Drew Grow: percussion/ keys // Moonstruck // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ vocals | Ryan Lynch: guitar | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Damon Karr: bass | Janet Weiss: bg vocals // Underground // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ vocals | Ryan Lynch: guitar/ keys | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Drew Grow: percussion | Shawn Lewis: bass // Shiny Black Feathers // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ vocals/ keys | Ryan Lynch: guitar/ keys | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Damon Karr: bass | Drew Grow: keys // Machine // recorded at Amigo Amiga Homeland | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ vocals | Ryan Lynch: keys/ programming | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Drew Grow: guitar/ keys/ percussion/ bg vocals // Gold Baby // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ vocals | Ryan Lynch: guitar | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Drew Grow: organ/ bass // Holy Shotgun // recorded at Feng Sway Studios | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ keys/ vocals | Ryan Lynch: guitar/ keys | Jeremiah Hayden: drums | Drew Grow: keys // Bad For You // recorded at Amigo Amiga Homeland | Kelli Schaefer: guitar/ keys/ programming/ vocals | Ryan Lynch: keys | Drew Grow: keys ///

Thank you: A special thanks to my Dad who was my biggest fan- for rock attacks in the car- for cheering the loudest- I miss you so much. Mom, thank you for providing unconditional love, wine and pedicures. Drew, thanks for your unwavering dedication to making art, and sticking with me through it all. Janet Weiss, Rachel Lynch, Vivian Lynch, Kris Doty, Paul Maziar, Matt Zimmerman, Patrick Tetreault, Will Watts, Mark Cooper, all of our friends who helped us fund this record, Eric Mueller and all the pirates at Pirate’s Press

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Kelli Schaefer Portland, Oregon

Mirroring the expansive noise and incisive shadow of PJ Harvey, with the fearless abandon of Nick Cave and vocal play of Bjork, Schaefer travels at light speed through the American landscape so many left and forgot to examine. It's art-pop with depth and vision, the product of an artist who not only carved out a space for herself but has grown into a voice with the potential to shape a landscape. ... more

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Track Name: No Identity
// diggin diggin diggin my whole life / I missed the goddamn center a goddamn hundred times / I keep pushing the dirt through to the other side / you can’t get in get in get in when they won’t let you inside / it’s slippery and their pushing and the conversation slides / I keep pushing the dirt through to the other side / ‘cause I am a bobcat trying to be a tiger trying to push through / when I am hungry and when I am hurting there’s nothing I can do / nothing you can do / spit in spit in spit in to get into the club it’s cool / rearrange the letters in your name / it’s a networking tool / I keep pushing the dirt through with no identity //
Track Name: Big Black Box
// when i'm in work I don't feel the work pains / I don't hear the gears crank / nobody has the time for that / then on the back step I'm racking up my sick pay / I listen for the song that the earth plays / I used to have an ear for that / I gotta get it back / I wish I could take the fattest cut / toss it on the grill and cook it up / even if I save my money up I still feel bad / when I get to feeling things again / nothing around to put my feelings in / I run out of time money and energy and I feel bad / I lose the feeling out the back door and I try to reel it in / before I get buried in a big black box / I pack my bags with pepper and salt / I'm gonna climb that hill until I reach the top / I'm gonna cock that gun / I’m gonna shoot that boar / I’m not gonna eat like a fool no more //
Track Name: Mind Is A Cone
// my mind is a cone / everything important gets stuck in the horn / I’m barreling down body part blvd / with my head down I’m feeling pretty good about my chances / my mind is my baby / my body is a piece of paper / I fold it up, I stuff it down / I fold it up, I stuff it down / oh no! not again / I got the key but the padlock is bent / kick can circling / I kick back with the candy bar soda kids / I had one hundred gold thoughts that I hung from my poor man’s guilt and one by one I retire them / I fold them up and bury them under my winter-kill / I will make you a bet / I can hit this american nail on the head / my thoughts are so bloated / I’m like a book that got wet / oh no! not again / I got the key but the padlock is bent / I had one hundred gold thoughts that I hung from my poor man’s guilt and one by one I retire them / I fold them up and bury them under my winter-kill / as hard as it may seem to get some relief from all these cold calls that I get / I take my lamb and I break its legs / I wrap it up and bury it under my winter kill / I left my bag on the four heading downtown / I broke my legs running after it / I lost my mind heading southbound on I-5 / I wrap it up and bury it under my winter-kill //
Track Name: Moonstruck
// get back baby bobbity bam / bic razor in the palm of your hand / blacked out at the bar of the gods / first drink since the second of march / I got moonstruck on that stuff / could get bad / your secrets are fine by me / creepin around kissing the ground, baby / thin long black spider arms over me / waving around, ready to pounce, baby / I got moonstruck on that stuff / could get bad / little bubbles in the bones / my baby feels right at home //
Track Name: Underground
// I know I am undecided and I cannot put my finger on it / make me think its my mistake and so i'll maybe never write a letter / up until a certain point a frozen joint / a frozen generation / give this to grandma I’m not gonna use it / give it to brother to put on the fire / how many pieces will you stack up on it / It’s up to you I can feel your desire / I will be your supplier / gotta get quick underground / they know where we live / maybe it falls apart and that's how it ends / but I don't know if the most important part is getting the kill / then I cock the gun and we slaughter the pig / we are all waterfalls slipping through the cracks downtown / I will meet you underground / In between the color shades and in between the quarter tones / you’re not alone / I’m not alone / though you might confuse my voice with a computer / I went out walking into my delusions / one ugly step in front of another / out on the edge I ran into my giant / I’m on way out I’ll see you next year / we are all waterfalls slipping through the cracks downtown / I will meet you underground //
Track Name: Shiny Black Feathers
// brother do you see me / skinny little pre-teen / keeping my teeth clean / brother do you see me / smoking like a chimney / tramp stamp cock block / dirty ripped blue jeans / moms in the bathroom / rolling the the gold dust / dads in the backyard cookin’ up a cold cut / do you hear me Dr. dobson focus on the family / Honey Nut Cheerio / swimming in the backyard / swimming in the basement / little pink water wings / I’mma going down stream / shiny black feathers / tiny black feathers / brother do you see me / skinny little pre-teen / coming through the back door / heavy breathing / oval mood ring telling me to do things / purple red blue green / circling the rat king / I think I'm ready to go / I shine my wings at the door //
Track Name: Machine
// ragged old beat up dog / think it might bite tonight / on the couch laugh out loud / It’s on tonight / out the door keys in hand / bitch has flipped / screaming fits / out of mind out sight / down I 5 / am I dreaming / baby’s teething / all I know is my light just went out / there is a machine inside the stomach and there is a piece that is missing from it / light it up wring it out cut it off burn it down fuck it up spit it out / all for what / am I dreaming / hangdogs teething / tearing holes in all my collectibles / there is a machine inside the stomach and there is a piece that is missing from it / cold cuts in my dreams don't happen in real time / oil stains in the sheets / I pet the fat black swine / how you know what you know what you want / how you know what you know what you got //
Track Name: Gold Baby
// maybe i'll make a gold baby / I'll feed it liquid gold maybe / all eight hundred pounds I will push it around / I'm gonna get a gold puppy / gold german shepard or husky / and when it's in heat I will feed it gold meat / I'm gonna get a gold pool / fill it with liquid gold baby drool / and when i'm feeling down gonna jump in and swim around //
Track Name: Holy Shotgun
// home or no home / back from the war son / left my mind in the barrel of a gun / holy shotgun / home or no home / black from the burned bones / lost my mind in the barrel of a gun / holy shotgun / at the end of the world there is wana under the water / little black knives that cut like the teeth of a piranha / something died under white light at the campsite when they said you’re going to get in the water / mine not my mind / mine is gone mom / nothing to do still playing with my gun / high as a kite mom / son what have they done / I traded for another one / I traded for a seat at the table for one / I traded for some money and a gun / son what have they done //
Track Name: Bad For You
// this world is bad for you / and it’s bad for me too / but we’re so lucky / I hear it all the time / as if being lucky must have just slipped our minds / I don’t know you really / but as far as I can tell / I know you better than anybody else / so when you're feeling angry lonely bored and the world has nothing new / just remember I’m a flower and it’s bad for me too / will you let me hold you / you’re not alone / how could you have known that you’re not nothing if no one told you / standing beside you / playing the long game / I predict a wild and curious pain //