420 love songs

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

hey all it’s sam. i haven’t posted anything in like years on this blog because i’ve been busy working on a handful of projects (including at least one full length album thats been in the works for over a year) i dont wanna just post stuff here i dont deem worth keeping for a record, but i dont end up with a lot of demos either usually cause so much of my writing process is at this point tied up in recording too. i wanted to post a song though that i do have a true ‘demo’ of i guess since i dont know if it will be part of any album or what to do with the real recording. right now i just have this reel to reel demo with live guitar and vocals that warren helped me record while i’ve been staying at his place in bk. i dont really have a title for it yet and iv’e been calling it ‘urgency’ and it  parallels a song on the orchid tapes compilation he’s releasing soon. it’s an important song to me but i’ve been at a loss for a while what to do with it and while i try and figure it out i’d like to share this live version. 

you can feel its bloom

in a car at night in june

or on a roof 

feel wind blow through

dark spots appear where things once were clear

if the world doesn’t start being good to us soon

i swear i might disappear 

but why should the world be good to me?

have i ever been good to the world

i feel some urgency

pressing hard on me

to tell everyone 

sometimes love’s not enough

foie:

A work in progress. again. recorded on an ipad in the dark. during a waxing crescent moon.

Lyrics:

Your love leads me to Cliffs
I should be used to this
but I’m so fucking naive

Silence sends me to that edge
I should have stayed in bed
but I thought it was a dream

and this why we can’t have nice things
and this is why we destroy everything
and this is why we prolong the suffering

more and more

intimacy looks like hate
all the bruises fade
but the feelings stay the same

maybe one day you’ll fly free
but you’re ill like me
and someones clipped your wings

and this is why you’re always fallings
and this is why it wont stop hurting
and this how you prolong your suffering

more and more

we all want someone there
to show they care
but where the hell were you?

birds circle over my head
I wish I were dead
and I wish you were too

this is why we can’t have nice things
this is why I’ve destroyed my being
and this how you prolong the suffering

more and more

Hi this is Mathew Lee Cothran.

I’m posting a track from my good friend’s album “college rock”  his name is william starr busbee and he has been monumentally influential to me in my own work.

he is in my opinion one of the greatest living songwriters.

I am beyond excited to see this album released on my favorite label of all time orchid tapes.

Check it out, it’s fucking great.

Anonymous asked: where can i get de heart cursor that you have in this blog?

custom made it it’s p easy to mess with the theme on any blog and add in an image for the cursor. i think you can look up how on google and get a super easy tutorial 

Anonymous asked: hella masterpost for any ts, julia brown, ricky eat acid, 420 ls, infinty crush, other rad free music downloads you guys like?

420lovesongs:

i’m sorry i got out of carpentry cause i was tired of doing all the heavy lifting - mat cothran

Anonymous asked: hella masterpost for any ts, julia brown, ricky eat acid, 420 ls, infinty crush, other rad free music downloads you guys like?

i’m sorry i got out of carpentry cause i was tired of doing all the heavy lifting - mat cothran

Anonymous asked: is there a download link for without you by Julia brown? If not, can you put it up?

full version of the song is on a compilation coming out soon in march will give you download when it goes upppp

hauntyouforever:

you can now download my album for free via http://anabundanceofstrawberries.com/
click the picture or above link to check it out, some words on the album, and a series of photos that correspond to it. 
you can grab the 12” record again via orchid tapes, this time limited to 200 totally clear records and 50 opaque faded pink. you can grab the b side tape once again too.
if you want to pay any money, or donate any money, you can grab the digital release from bandcamp as well (i currently have 2200 free downloads there). if you want lossless of any sort, etc. go for it here. 
thank you everyone! goodbye

hauntyouforever:

you can now download my album for free via http://anabundanceofstrawberries.com/

click the picture or above link to check it out, some words on the album, and a series of photos that correspond to it. 

you can grab the 12” record again via orchid tapes, this time limited to 200 totally clear records and 50 opaque faded pink. you can grab the b side tape once again too.

if you want to pay any money, or donate any money, you can grab the digital release from bandcamp as well (i currently have 2200 free downloads there). if you want lossless of any sort, etc. go for it here

thank you everyone! goodbye

hi.  mat here.

this is a recording of me and delaney playing a noel thrasher song “dead moon” in philledelphia at our friend alex’s house.

we had to learn how to play it kinda on the spot but i think it sounds alright also i was pretty drunk singing it but it’s one of my favorite songs.

hear the original (better) version here.

http://noelthrasher.bandcamp.com/