Split 7" w​/​Crybaby

by Casual

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"New Jersey 4 piece Casual’s opener Poison Counter drips with passive aggression and more unequivocally emo lyrics – complete with neat college stoner philosophies (“is life death in its purest form”) an anxiety loop written into words, and vocals that sit back and thread through simple chunky chords. Changes as predictable as the next descent into another spiral of self-defeatism: “for each word there’s one forgotten/for each thought a memory rotten”. The riff in Ex-Quaterback Material is wistful and the vocals rougher, higher, angrier, more to hang off. Guitar stutters, drums circle – group vocals pull the sound together, layer, shift, and the sound winds down, like shoulders sagging.

Good if you like straightforward American pop-punky emo. Bouncy in rhythm, lyrics turned inwards, stories spiralling just out of grasp. Turn it up and shout it out. Probably throw beer around." - Zine and Not Heard


"Ex-Quarterback Material" written by Crybaby

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733 // Black
150 // Violet
82 // Black w/ Band Exclusive Sleeves
50 // Clear Blue w/ White Swirl
5 // Crazy Splatter

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released January 28, 2014

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Mike Haller & Casual

Joe Brendel: drums
Mike Haller: guitar/vocals
Jeff Hersch: guitar/vocals
Liz Parsons: bass/vocals

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Casual Flemington, New Jersey

Joe, Mike & Jeff playing antsy music

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Track Name: Poison Counter
the truth is always a weapon in your enemies' hands
without thought, we all jump to take a second chance
i will deprive you of my most precious secrets

this cup is filled with my imperfections
overflowing with the worst intentions
if there was an exit i'd be the first to go
to laugh and say i told you so

for each word there's one forgotten
for each thought a memory rotten

is life death in its purest form?
its not the best time for your lazy mourns
we didn't choose to be put here
that doesn't mean you should disappear

the world makes me hate everything
can't flush these thoughts down the kitchen sink
the more i age the less i can bare
it looks like i was a little less than prepared

we think too much, but not enough
always ending up at we're all fucked
you cannot change what is wrong
with words to a song
Track Name: Ex-Quarterback Material
If I happened to decide, that I wanted more than this.
Feeling angry young and helpless.
Undecided and incomplete, misguided and stuck in concrete.
Give me an option to breath.

Can I say, can I even move at all?
I'm always circling the points that I'm trying to make, and you're always looking for a high to take you from this place.

Grey skies, agriculture compromised, hunger and heartache my tests of size. They're walking heavy on thinning lines, blurring them all the time.
I need something to hide behind, just something to hide behind.