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Agitprop Alterna

by Peel Dream Magazine

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1.
Pill 03:19 video
Tongue / pill / I chew It's all I do, I do You use and use fantasia truths It soothes and toothes what's aching you They point and shoot An institute, they do Tongue / pill / I chew It's all I do, I do I can't, I can't I won't, I won't
2.
Unhand the man, you animal hater Haven’t you earned enough of your paper? Is there an end, you marketer traitor? Emotional devotion creator Unhand the land, you politic hater Haven’t you made enough on your wager? Is there an end, you marketer traitor? Emotional devotion creator Tire, praise you To appraise you And when you finally cry out in anger That’s when you eye the hand with a dagger A given name, a stranger on paper      Emotional devotion creator And when you break away in a stagger That’s when you eye the hand with a dagger A given name, a stranger on paper      Emotional devotion creator
3.
It's My Body 02:31
Body, it’s my body Leave us, you attacker Attacker anathema I’m a declarer, a user deterrer Leave us, you attacker  Attacker anathema Leave my body, let it be. It lives in a neutrality From what you say and do to me, harasser of vitality Manipulator, not today. You all too often have your way You’ll get what you have coming soon -- until that day I am immune When we are shocked, we hesitate. We later reevaluate The motives of the ones we trust, and realize in all we must Repudiate a violent way. Manipulator, not today You’ll get what you have coming soon, until that day I am immune
4.
All too new, perfume showers Afternoon, shop for hours Shoes Shoes Shoes Ancient beauty shine powers I ask you, do allow us?
5.
Half an hour, half a matinee Half another heady half a day Half as soon the show is underway Half as sour as we were that day Idle chatter out to let us be Idle banter while we wait and see All the lines we know we should not say Restless rest arrest us on our stay
6.
You crosser, East River A sea of endless subjects You vastly, all knowing Discoverer unequal You work for no one at all And still have, financial The freedom to speak freely And dressed in fantastic  Illusions of starvation You stand for nothing at all Your passion, you lover You drive artistic engine You're talking artfully We desperately attend it You work for no one at all
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8.
Too Dumb 03:01
I could have had so much fun But pity me, cause I'm too dumb I'm putting the work into my black thumb It's been that way since I was young My taxes and insurer boggle my brain I'll ask you to slow down and read it again I'm putting the work into seeing anew I feel so much smarter since I have met you The 21st century will kill me one day I figured that out on my own yesterday A life without you is uncomfortably numb So pity me, cause I'm too dumb
9.
Unnatural, an actual, an act, an eyeball A once a week, I want a weak enough to wake up You break your back, you're back to tell, carry your eyesores You tell your tongue to not carry saliva? Act like you're kin, you break them in, you sell a new one A once a week, I want a weak enough to wake up A sash, an act, attach, an actual, an eyeball You tell your tongue to not carry saliva?
10.
Can’t you see the way they talk? The way they run their hair Crashing waves are all around And no one seems to care Out all night and in all day You’ll join them if you dare Crashing waves are all around And military flair On the road and at cafes The truth is all laid bare Crashing waves are all around And change is in the air
11.
Do It 02:16
Time's up -- hours in your dressing room Go through with it! "Ring, ring" goes the bell You're an actor -- act like actors act! Enact an action and do it! Half shine doesn’t sell half as well You're after hell You won't laugh to tell, now do it!
12.
Eyeballs 04:26
Unnatural, an actual, an act, an eyeball A sash, an act, attach, an actual, an eyeball Non-questional, unanswerable, a foreign eyesore Apocrypha, a pocketful, out pops your eyeballs You tell your tongue to not carry saliva? You break your back, you're back to tell, carry your eyesores Half us are a, a sufferer, so far, "que sera" I rust, I must, I rush to stardust Cold surprise, a century-old disposition Close your eyes, left of your line of vision You’re alive, sentient intermission Close your eyes, sentient exhibition Unnatural, an actual, an act, an eyeball A once a week, I want a weak enough to wake up No rush, you watch your watch, you tell time after half-time You tell your tongue to not carry saliva? I rust, I must, I rush to stardust I rust, the rest of us, we rush to stardust
13.
Up And Up 05:14
Up, up, and away I feel like I’m flying This must be what dying In part has been based on It's something to waste on Kind Aristotle, with your power of emotion Send an army of your acolytes to bed And when they wake up they feel . . .  Up, up, and away I can’t stop from sighing I feel like I’m flying This must be what dying In part has been based on Kind opera singer, you’re a master of deception Send your following to bed, and when they wake up Feel refreshed, that though their problems, overwhelming There are answers that the theater will provide  For shallow faces taught to sleep through bigger questions Confessor

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Peel Dream Magazine is the musical vehicle for NYC's Joe Stevens, who launched the band in 2018 with the critically acclaimed album "Modern Meta Physic," a mysterious, liminal tribute to the hazy end of ‘90s dream-pop that found its place on numerous "Best of 2018" lists. Now Peel Dream are back with "Agitprop Alterna," an album that pays homage to sonic and spiritual influences ranging from early Stereolab and Broadcast through stateside groups like Lilys and Yo La Tengo.. "Agitprop Alterna" finds Stevens channeling the collaborative spirit of the band's live incarnation in the studio, deepening the connection between the existential and the interpretive first explored on "Modern Meta Physic." It is a rejection of manipulation in all its forms and a buzzsaw against complacency; it's a rare trick to agitate without being obvious, and perhaps that makes "Agitprop Alterna" the most Peel Dream Magazine-like statement yet.

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released April 3, 2020

All songs written by Peel Dream Magazine
Mixed by Peel Dream Magazine and Kelly Winrich
Produced by Kelly Winrich
Recorded at The Cave and McGuinness Blvd in Brooklyn NY
Artwork by Liz Moser

Joe Stevens - Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Synth, Drones, Drum Machine
Jo-Anne Hyun - Vocals
Brian Alvarez - Drums on Pill, Escalator Ism, Too Dumb, Do It, and Eyeballs
Kelly Winrich - Drums on Emotional Devotion Creator, Brief Inner Mission, NYC Illuminati, and Up and Up

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