420 love songs
juliabrown09:

Posting this before someone goes ahead and posts it anyway
Julia Brown - An abundance of strawberries
Art by Colleen Wynn, Adam Pichardo, Warren Hildebrand & Sam Ray.
13 tracks, no official release (yet) but if you want to hear it, aren’t rude, and won’t leak it, email at hhhhsamray@gmail.com and talk to me about it/why you wanna hear it/just ask and i’ll send it when I have a chance. Just don’t leak it. We’ll talk.

An abundance of strawberries, Snow day, All alone in bed, 25 days(may15), Without you (full), Abby’s song, You can always hear birds, The way you want, Loved, The body descends, Possession (full), Closing (on a roof), Bloom

juliabrown09:

Posting this before someone goes ahead and posts it anyway

Julia Brown - An abundance of strawberries

Art by Colleen Wynn, Adam Pichardo, Warren Hildebrand & Sam Ray.

13 tracks, no official release (yet) but if you want to hear it, aren’t rude, and won’t leak it, email at hhhhsamray@gmail.com and talk to me about it/why you wanna hear it/just ask and i’ll send it when I have a chance. Just don’t leak it. We’ll talk.

An abundance of strawberries, Snow day, All alone in bed, 25 days(may15), Without you (full), Abby’s song, You can always hear birds, The way you want, Loved, The body descends, Possession (full), Closing (on a roof), Bloom

juliabrown09:

Posting this before someone goes ahead and posts it anyway
Julia Brown - An abundance of strawberries
Art by Colleen Wynn, Adam Pichardo, Warren Hildebrand & Sam Ray.
13 tracks, no official release (yet) but if you want to hear it, aren’t rude, and won’t leak it, email at hhhhsamray@gmail.com and talk to me about it/why you wanna hear it/just ask and i’ll send it when I have a chance. Just don’t leak it. We’ll talk.

An abundance of strawberries, Snow day, All alone in bed, 25 days(may15), Without you (full), Abby’s song, You can always hear birds, The way you want, Loved, The body descends, Possession (full), Closing (on a roof), Bloom

juliabrown09:

Posting this before someone goes ahead and posts it anyway

Julia Brown - An abundance of strawberries

Art by Colleen Wynn, Adam Pichardo, Warren Hildebrand & Sam Ray.

13 tracks, no official release (yet) but if you want to hear it, aren’t rude, and won’t leak it, email at hhhhsamray@gmail.com and talk to me about it/why you wanna hear it/just ask and i’ll send it when I have a chance. Just don’t leak it. We’ll talk.

An abundance of strawberries, Snow day, All alone in bed, 25 days(may15), Without you (full), Abby’s song, You can always hear birds, The way you want, Loved, The body descends, Possession (full), Closing (on a roof), Bloom

teensuicide09:

and last of all here’s an iphone recording of us playing this new track ‘alex’, thanks to patt for sending this over. shea records all their sets super well so in a week or maybe a couple weeks i’m hoping to post their versions of the new tracks so yall can feel em out. the mix on this is heavy on my guitar so you lose johns harmonies a little in the solo which is a bummer but unavoidable, and vocals are far from my best but hey whatever!! it was a great time. i love the fuck out of this song. here’s your first taste i guess if you weren’t at the shows. it’s only going to get better from here ya?

summertimeinhell:

An abundance of strawberries 

Snow day

All alone in bed

25 days (may15)

Without you (full)

Abby’s song

You can always hear birds

The way you want

Loved

The body descends

Possession (full)

Closing (on a roof)

Bloom

this album is so fucking good

(Source: juliabrown09)

collaxite said: How come you decided to just give out all your songs for free? Was it because you only want funds from "true fans" and people who really care enough or was it something else? I'm just curious ;v;

i’ve always, always, always supported free music before anything else. i have always, always, always given away all of my songs for free. most of the links i tweeted i hosted when the original albums came out. i always kept my bandcamp(s) set to free or pay what you want, until bandcamp started limiting downloads, at which point i always attached a mediafire link as well so the option to download for free was there. now bandcamp no longer lets you link external sites so i pay web hosting for new releases so i can stream them on soundcloud but give free dropbox links unlimited downloads to anyone who wants them. physical music should be paid for because a lot of work time effort love and money goes into it, but digital music is donation based, always, to me and if you want to donate money it goes towards my life, music, traveling, playing shows, making more music, sometimes things like rent & food if necessary, etc. i always aim to make my living outside of music unless i become lucky enough not to have to do that, but even people i know in the “industry” so to speak largely at this point realize and agree that selling digital music is a dead business & real money comes in from free downloads & alternate sources - licensing, sync, publishing, videos, tours & merch of course, etc. 

i dont care if someone wants to pay for my music or not - it’s incredibly appreciated if you have the money to spare and want to support me / my friends and what we want to do. if you dont have the money to spare, please grab it for free, and share it with your friends instead. maybe come to a show if a show is coming around. buy a record or tape if we release one. or a shirt if you really like the design. etc. otherwise all i want is for you to share the things you like with other people you think might like them. it is cool as fuck to me that someone might like what i do enough to want to listen to it, repeatedly, and i will always be saying “Thank you, please do that, for free if you want” rather than “thats great, now buy it” 

a “true fan” is not at all determined by money and payment. i don’t really know what that even means. if you like something, you like it. that’s as far as it goes for me. if you like my music, you should have it (if you want). i hope to always keep it that way. it’s one of the few things i feel very, very strongly about. art is meant to be shared, created, loved, discussed, criticized, grown, dialogued, whatever. it can be bought, but that’s not the point and if you let it be the whole point it’s not really art anymore is it 

happy friday

this world could have been so many things and so could i

is this resignation right?

don’t show my teeth, don’t call that phone

a mechanical fantasy come to life

bright pink, again and again 

riding his bike in the rain 

long coat flowing out behind him

and you sing 

"i think i’ll move back to the country"

well you won’t, you’ll get a job at the mall

and maybe i won’t get a job at all

i like to think it could bring me back

if i lie facedown on the couch for long enough

spaced out, pumped full of dilaudid again

i could still feel as much as i like to think i used to feel then

but in truth i never felt that much

and it’s just the first twenty five or so spring days of the year

that bring me back there now

and then it’s gone

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foie:

my demons don’t have me i have them
thoughts that consume me I destroy them
thank god we’re alive and well
to all who oppose


i give them hell


i am my own master
i am the walking disaster
the feminine hurricane
the one who made you insane

i’ll give you hell
taught you well

hold your tongue when I’m around
hold your breath and hit the ground
hold my hand when safe and sound


I’ll give you hell
hoooo yeah
i’ll give you
hooooo yeah

all my
hoooo yeah

i’ll give you something to cry about    

420lovesongs:

it’s still 420 on the west coast so why not here’s a song that was originally written for the new Julia Brown album “An abundance of strawberries” way, way back. i wrote it probably last april or may & this version of it was recorded around june around when i finally started work on the album forreal. i really like it but i don’t feel like it has any place on the record anymore and things have changed so much since we started. it was going to be the opening track. it never was named, originally being called “opening” and now being called “old opening”. i still really like this song. it just has no home. here are the lyrics

lying flat on my back next to you in the grass

we skipped class to hang out while your friends smoked crack, we got high in their house

i felt cold when i looked at the sun

& that was our first kiss

it almost broke my heart 

because we both knew what would tear us apart

also shout out to ap cause new art!

it’s still 420 on the west coast so why not here’s a song that was originally written for the new Julia Brown album “An abundance of strawberries” way, way back. i wrote it probably last april or may & this version of it was recorded around june around when i finally started work on the album forreal. i really like it but i don’t feel like it has any place on the record anymore and things have changed so much since we started. it was going to be the opening track. it never was named, originally being called “opening” and now being called “old opening”. i still really like this song. it just has no home. here are the lyrics

lying flat on my back next to you in the grass

we skipped class to hang out while your friends smoked crack, we got high in their house

i felt cold when i looked at the sun

& that was our first kiss

it almost broke my heart 

because we both knew what would tear us apart

also shout out to ap cause new art!

I’ve been opening every show like this lately. It’s a tribute to Sam Ray’s project Heroin Party.

Here in the dark I am strong
I beat my fists against your chest
and reshape your bones to fit my needs
and I’m not going to eat again
because food only brings me pain
I am going to be beautiful
My body will float above my bed held there with a rope
and like some summoning ritual
from your childhood
you will trace your fingers around each of my ribs
and you wont be able to look me in the eye for weeks