by Heavy Birds

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All songs by Heavy Birds. Recorded at Vacation Island by Rob Laakso & to tape at Excello Studio by Hugh Pool. Mixed at Vacation Island by Laakso & Heavy Birds. Mastered by Joe Lambert / JLM Sound. Re-mastered to cassette by Prince Vince. C & P 2016

Lia Moon: cello, drones, mustang guitar, organ, vocal
Ryan Drag: vocal, phantom guitar, echoplex
Jimmy Laakso: percussion

* Heavy Birds' Drag LP is available in digital form here (currently), & itunes, amazon, spotify, pandora, etc. Vinyl LP available at moonrecords.bigcartel, Co-Op 87, Academy Records, & Rough Trade . Limited edition cassette of 150 is SOLD OUT.


released April 20, 2016



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*August 5: Gold Sounds - 44 Wilson Ave. BK, NY w/ Weird Owl

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"What constant exposure to life sounds like."

Lia Moon
Ryan Drag
Jimmy Laakso
Eddie Allison
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Track Name: I'll Follow You
Skin forming blankets
Suffocating sweet surprises
If you see me burning up
Take my watery hand

I'll follow you

There are no Gods that swallow us
Our noses are full

I'll follow you

There's winds blowing apart
Legs of spread youth
This is no time to be left alone
And she's melting on the roof

I'll follow you
Track Name: Mutant Bones
Sprinkled eyes, mutant bones, piled high, river's flowing
My ears are shocked, and in other rooms, words are falling, forgot my broom
She moved slightly, then took of fast, in a car with no limbs, and no one passed, a passing glimpse, heavy pulse, New York films
Now we know what it feels like Jim

Gin soaked lights, fluorescent doors, the paint is soaked from those tears of yours
Listen closely, there's someone singing, about finding love, and a spring cleaning, time travel, and a slow feeling, tired rugs we've danced upon
No need to wake up, we're not alone, and as you've seen, we're all grown

Always thinking that something is something
You're always thinking that something is something
Track Name: White Elephant Bowls
Shifting tolls
White elephant bowls
Inside secrets
The ivory now holds

Making a path
Through wooden tree circles
More religious
Than concrete miracles
Track Name: Crimes
Aged like a crime
Function symbolically
Necessary Force
Aged like a crime

Grotesque surrealists
Feminine depression
Rare sights
Of deafening chimes
Aged like a crime
Track Name: Rolling Stoned
Faster than a rolling stone
Or sweet new dripping from a telephone
Louder than a thousand drones
All singing harmonies, in different tones
And you were left alone
Considering possibilities of organ clones

Louder than a platform stage
A thousand words written on a store bought page
I always knew you were right
Never to follow anyone's else advice
Track Name: Power
Forget some nights for early tombs
Sailing through dull colored rooms
Both wearing wisdom hats
Patterned sweat on our backs

Spoonfuls of Power

Strange curiosities
Faucets tapped, and bodies
Blinking eyelids
Shaking in the sun
Toothpaste tongue, mumbling
Because things have a way of stealing our time

Spoonfuls of power
Track Name: Moon Child
Moon child, soaking in the shade
Camomile, water never made
To soon, to tell
Force field, broken to hell

Trip wire, strung across the street
Foolish child, who did you meet?
Blue veins, underneath your skin
Frozen lines, and you're wearing thin
Track Name: Everyone
Everyone, sooner or later
Walks the mile and leans the ladder

Clouds cradle with stare confections
Now enter mental calculations

Everyone, sooner or later
Plays with fire and drinks the water

Instigate your only protection
Clouds cradle with stare confections