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Cherry Girl 03:03
hands like butter lips like smoke / i'm burning every note you wrote / my cherry girl / waxy sweet and so pretty / i'm spending weeks in fantasy / with my cherry girl / with syrup dripping from your teeth / i gave up damn near everything for you / cherry girl
Hang Glider 03:06
a place i know a trail below / one hit and i'm comin up / yeah one trip before i go on / a gale controls my pitch and speed / one whiff i'm going down / oh and i'll drift forever more / on wind on wind on wind on wind on wind on wind
oh we never let go / yet i follow / even after i went blank / aww i'm under your wing / involuntarily / feeling stuck with invisible arrows / we never sleep we never dream / we're holding on to something / darling / we never kiss we never fit / aren't you done yet / we never think the same things / we're wasting our breath / you're selling your charm / like you're always that way / i can't breath this in all the time
Brick 03:09
brick by brick i'm building it / a house and life worth living / i used to stick around there just to see your face / i can't believe i lost the way / the way you'd cannonball around looking for someone to fault / i have friends and love almost everyday / i can't believe i found my place / now i'm problem free almost everyday / i can't believe i chose to stay / you were never mine / but you could use me fine / it shows in what you say
These Days 02:27
it's 3 am / your heads at it again / always runnin / rightin something / i know you're tryin i just wish that i could help / secret beatings / you're givin to yourself / i can't think about you this way / when you were young / you cut out your own tongue / speaking is easy / if you're lazy / i just hope you don't / catch the eyes of someone more alike / aww i can't live without your pretty face / my habits and hobbies are escapes / and i'm faded usually anway / i don't think about it these days
stop stay see them change / arms raised gathering our fate / warmth fades seasons change / they crack and break even when you're dead / arms raise a lever in your heart / arms length from a liver in your heart
Ivy Wall 03:47
look the land is changing shape under our feet / we take and offer nothing to replace / oh mother give us shelter and warmth / forever we are all tethered / raise the ivy wall before it's all gone / oh brothers train one another / we made all our spells and potions with your gifts / and slept while you took your final breaths
X4 05:00
i love music being sped up so here's the whole thing at 4X speed.
Born with trouble watching as we wait and blow away Went along til now pulling some truth wishing on bad faith
Heat Wave 02:56
the fireside goes cold with a pale of water memories grow stale after a while and new ones seem rare you can't go back we can't go back but they're there if the time and place is right like the fire in autumn during a heat wave when the world  was spinning just that way i was there when the winds were blowin but time's not fair with human affairs


Sharing some serious sonic DNA* with the likes of Grizzly Bear, early Clientele, and Bats & Mice, Baltimore’s Sleeve kicks out some seriously noisy/psychy indierawk that’s as catchy as it is quirky. Driving bass and busy drumming boosts jangly guitars and earnestly half-boasted vocals that never overpower the delicate, artful arrangements. Throw in some odd xylophone and room noise and you’ve got some great city-traversing that’s energizing enough to get you through the morning and then some.

Good headphones’ll help you find all that buried treasure so low in the mix.


—Jacob An Kittenplan



released March 20, 2020


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