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THE FUZZ

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As The Fuzz plays out, you sense Siggelkow becoming more resolute. Like a doom-metal Mazzy Star, she leans into the distortion pedal as she lays into an ex on “All This Time.” And her paralyzing ennui finally boils into something resembling rage during the title track; for its stormy finale, she cries out the chorus as if self-administering an emergency adrenaline shot. Still, even if you shake yourself out of the fuzz, the symptoms can creep back. On the EP’s stark closer, “N Y E,” Siggelkow finds herself spending the rowdiest night of the year at a party of one, her ghostly voice enveloped by a guitar whose distortion seems to pick at the scabs. She signs off with a missive heavier than the Times Square apple: “After midnight/In the windowless dark/I was falling asleep/You were breaking my heart.” She drifts off, safe in the knowledge that she’s survived another shitty year just to start the next one. - Stuart Berman of Pitchfork 7.4/10

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released November 9, 2018

all songs by linnea siggelkow
produced by aaron hutchinson, linnea siggelkow, and sean richman
all songs except n y e recorded and engineered by aaron hutchinson at fort rose, hamilton, on
n y e recorded by linnea siggelkow and sean richman
guitar and vocals by linnea siggelkow
synth by sean richman and linnea siggelkow
bass by colm hinds
drums by matt sandrin
mastered by simon larochette at the sugar shack, london, on
art by sean richman and linnea siggelkow
photo by ariel bader-shamai

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Track Name: the drain
i'm having dreams again
where i'm being sucked into the drain
i'm up and then i'm down
don't think i've ever felt so strange

and you've been losing sleep
and its because of me

give me your weight and i will carry it
but stay on land you know that i can't swim
i see you reaching for the deep end
and i'm afraid to go in over my head

well i'm trying my best
don't think i'll ever get it right
i'm getting tired of this
but i won't go down without a fight

if my feet can't reach the ground
then i am sure to drown

give me your weight and i will carry it
but stay on land you know that i can't swim
i see you reaching for the deep end
and i'm afraid to go in over my head

but when it came the time to jump in
i held my breath and counted to ten
suddenly unafraid i let
my body fall into the depths

when my feet can't reach the ground
i'll be brave and you'll be proud
Track Name: frostbite
blame it on being young and dumb
wanting so badly just to love someone
poured it out and you drank it all
you grew big and i grew small

you're eating well with a silver spoon
and you'll bite the hand that has been feeding you
use me up and suck me dry
mine is yours, yours is not mine

now i wish that i never knew you, i never knew you
i wish that i never knew you, i never knew you
i wish that i never knew you, i never knew you
now i wish that i never knew you, i never knew you

a sunk cost that i'm too scared to leave behind
gave you everything i've got and then i lost my mind
begging you, "please don't go"
running barefoot in the snow

now i wish that i never knew you, i never knew you
i wish that i never knew you, i never knew you
i with that i never met you 'cause i'd never want to
i wish that i never knew you, i never knew you, i never knew you

how'd i end up begging you not to go?
how'd i end up barefoot in the fucking snow?
Track Name: what a mess
spending too much time alone again
conversations that i have in my head
took the scissors to my hair again
another form of self-destruction

what a mess i made of it
what a mess i made of it
what a mess i made of it
what a mess i've made

i've been lying to myself again
keeping secrets in my heart from my head
and when you call me out
i will take you down

what a mess i made of this
what a mess i made of this
what a mess i made of this
what a mess i've made
Track Name: all this time
on empty pages
i'm writing the words but don't know what they mean
and it's contagious
new normals passed to me just like a disease
do i scare you?
when you look my way, what is it you see?
uncover my truth
to find that you were only ever looking for me

and all this time i thought that you
were trying to change me
you were trying to strip away
the parts you knew
were never me at all
Track Name: the fuzz
the sky was big and it was dark
a picnic table in the yard
i still remember how it felt
when the sky came crashing down

vision blurry, short of breath
a dizzy head, a sort of death

need to leave, need to get away
alone i climbed the fire escape
lay myself down on the steel
just to see if i could feel

it's too little, it's too late
everything started to fade

in the fuzz
in the fuzz
in the fuzz
in the fuzz

the sky was big and it was dark
a picnic table in the park
we talked late into the night
and for a moment i felt alright

but i couldn't sort my thoughts
you could see that i was lost

in the fuzz
in the fuzz
in the fuzz
in the fuzz
Track Name: n y e
kensington market
it was new years eve
i was thinking of you
were you thinking of me?

a few blocks away
you were just down the street
i was thinking of you
were you thinking of me?

and then after midnight
in the windowless dark
i was falling asleep
you were breaking my heart

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