Window

by Perfect Posture

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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.

-Preserve Records

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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

Sammy, for a little direction near the end

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Perfect Posture is the songwriting project of Patrick Budde.

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Track Name: Red Onion
oh i fell for you completely
not subtle
or discretely

the night was cold
we huddled close
a snowflake landed on your nose
we locked eyes through your orange hair
i could take it from there

we hopped a bus
then things went fast
we reached my stop
then rode right past
the ice it nearly froze my thigh
but i'm burning up inside

girl you're gonna break my heart
you told me that right from the start
i'm so surprised I'm having fun
the hurting's just begun

the night it passed
and morning came
the winter wind
blew out the flame
I stayed in bed
so desperately
still holding on
to what might be

an empty smile
a little laugh
got up to break my morning fast
i'm so surprised I'm having fun
the hurting's just begun

an empty smile
a little laugh
got up to break my morning fast
i'm so surprised i'm having fun
the hurting's just begun

the hurting's just begun

the hurting's just begun

i'm eating a red onion

i'm eating a red onion
Track Name: Trippin'
oh i've been slippin'
reality
means marginally more than me masking my misery

so let's go trippin'
to a foreign land
anywhere where people do things i understand

it's time
i step outside myself
but i
can't do it by myself
and i'm
always talking bout myself
and that ain't right

yeah I've been slippin'
in fantasy
in paintings of places only i can see

so let's go trippin'
i need a hand
in pulling me and my big head up out of the sand

it's time
i step outside myself
but i can't do it by myself
and i'm
always talking bout myself
and that ain't right

see how i'm slippin'
so let's go trippin'
Track Name: Brain Dead
tell me what to think
tell me what to do
my heart's beating red
but my brain's been dead since i met you

i feel i need a drink
to keep from feeling blue
you're turning me on
but i'm off in my head since i met you

i'm looking at the TV screen
hoping for a hopeful scene
no dice

my bed is filled with dreams of us
so why am i so serious?
it's nice

help me out
give me a sign
i need a nudge across the line
nothing's ever ever gonna be fine

tell me what to think
tell me what to do
my heart's beating red
but my brain's been dead since i met you

i feel i need a drink
to keep from feeling blue
you're turning me on
but i'm off in my head since i met you
Track Name: Window
go ahead and stare
it's hard to care anymore

all that i once knew
is lost from view
i'm still ashore

stay inside and play
this day away
look out the window

see the passing breeze
what kind of trees
i don't know

everybody knows this place
god will never show their face
Track Name: Older
i'm just getting older
i wanna go farther
my mind won't stop racing
i'm just like my father

i'm not getting richer
i'm not growing fonder
i'm spending my money
i'm wishing to wander

i'm stuck in this body
i won't know another
i can't keep from falling
my toes keep on tripping
i'm just like my mother
i'm just like my brother

when will this be over?
when will i feel stronger?
i'm waking up every day in a daze
i can't take this much longer

my heart's getting ready
just need to unlock it
red rover red rover roll over the boulder
the word of the prophet

i'm just getting older

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