Perfect Posture’s debut EP, WINDOW, features songs spanning 4 years of writing, scrapping, and revising.
On WINDOW, simple melodies, textured keyboards, and hypnotic drum machines provide a bed for Budde's intimate reflections on the relationship between self-introspection and communal responsibility; between lofty ideals and an oft-unsatisfying reality.
Blending direct, conversational lyricism of pop balladeers Jens Lekman & Arthur Russell with the seductive atmospheres of dream-pop pioneers Broadcast & Beach House, WINDOW invites listeners in while simultaneously guiding them away to a lush world of its author’s creation.
This sonic world provides a consistent backdrop for a 15-minute journey that can be seen as a path towards maturity. Frustrated romantic reveries ("Red Onion," "Brain Dead") give way to patient portrayals of underlying depression ("Trippin,'" "Window") leading to a cathartic resignation to one’s limitations in the album’s closer. ("Older.")
WINDOW embraces each experience as a necessary step in the author’s journey, retaining hope that a brighter future may be waiting on the other side.
released July 8, 2019
Written / Performed / Produced by Patrick Budde
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
Cover Art: Jenn Geiger
w/ thanks to:
Josie, for an NYC mtg four years ago
Jake, for hearing early drafts + attending clumsy shows