The Living Room

by First Names

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released June 22, 2019

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First Names Austin, Texas

ATX garage fuzz two piece First Names is comprised of core members Shelby Kanouse (Vocals, Drums) and Josh Taylor (Vocals, Guitar).
After writing and producing their debut LP The Living Room in August 2019, the band is currently playing shows, filming their own music videos, and writing new fuzz soaked narratives. x_______
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Track Name: Psychobabble
The backseat is comfy
Think you're walking on wires
So your sitting it out
One hand is honey
Put my head in the wall til I figure it out

Feel like a leech
So I'm pushing the heat
Guess I'm taking a seat
Push the cigarette lighter

Staple shoes to my feet
Critics pounding the street
People out here green
So I'm just holding it tighter

Psychobabble in my jug
I'll buy the long sleeves just to roll them up
We've got the spark to sedate your head
Just go to sleep and we'll burn your bed

Focused aggression
the feeling comes and it goes
tough to lasso it down
Focused obsession
Sometimes you sit in the car
And wonder what you're about

Feel like a leech
So I'm pushing the heat
Guess I'm taking a seat
Push the cigarette lighter

Staple shoes to my feet
Critics pounding the street
People out here green

Psychobabble in my jug
I'll buy the long sleeves just to roll them up
We've got the spark to sedate your head
Just go to sleep and we'll burn your bed

Wrote it down with pen in the dark
Self conscious of falling apart
One more step and that's just too far
Tearing all my insides apart
All my fake friends driving my car

Ghosted by the heavies all day
Don't have to talk to me that way
Overthink when we walk away
You can keep it here, you can stay

Hear you saying that it's not you
You're outta your head
I got that moving feeling
Tugging at my wrist
I see you talking when I'm driving
Through Palisades
Track Name: City Buses
Ears are plugged into a broadcast membrane
Take the backpack fill it up with insane
Holey moley think that I know me
Tried too much now the hat is empty

Parachute to the city of no rain
Spent two years now I'm stuck in a parlay
Back and forth cause I don't trust anybody
Papers are piled and burning on my desk

Paid vacation positive vibration
Spent a year at your new space station
I wash my hair in a sink down the hall
Just don't write a message if somebody calls

"If It's The Beaches" made you cry
In city buses late at night
The low set in, you missed your ride
Still golden pieces in your eye
Track Name: Graveyard Shift
So I never see the neon
When it's spelling something out
Taking second chances
Plug up the TV in my house

Don't understand the distaste
When I'm biting my own hand
Turn off the headlights
Take out my insides
Leave em on the dash

And now I'm disconnected
Cause my ears are disconnected
And it's paralyzing
Thinking something could make me choke

Piling upside down
Living in a graveyard shift
All my moments exist
Living in a time where nobody lives

And then I heard you humming
We were fighting with the sun
Worried about somethin'
Stare at the ceiling just for fun

Packing up emotions
Think about something outside
Wake up with traffic
Wake up with static
Wake up on the floor

And now I'm disconnected
Cause my feet are disconnected
From the sidewalk pavement
And the world underneath my coat

Piling upside down
Living in a graveyard shift
All my moments exist
Living in a time where nobody lives
Egg yolk on the carpet
Keys are hanging by the door
Ya know I made up my mind
and my head says not to think like that anymore

I'm turn into something on the phone
Something I didn't even know
Track Name: Up the Stairs
So I got worked up
Crawling up the stairs
You don't know me at all
Just the shoes that I wear

Quick identity crisis
So I'm cleaning up my room
I've been nowhere at all
I hope that I get back

We're stuck now
Part of the carpet
Fungous humongous
(It's priceless information)
I'm spilling decorative rocks
In the backseat

Self medicated by giving away
I lock myself in my cabinet every single day
It sounds like you guys are just trying too hard
Sell the couch, sell the fridge, sell the car

We're stuck now
Part of the carpet
Fungous humongous
(It's priceless information)
I'm spilling decorative rocks
In the backseat
(Put you on your feet)

There's your seeds and your garden
Guess you've been digging for this
And you get nervous while sleepin'
There's nothin' you wanna miss

And you wear shorts in the winter
Nothin' to cover your shins
So dry your knuckles are bleedin'
Your family says you look thin
Track Name: Talking Loud
I parked north of the city
Underneath some lights
Everyone walks with their hands in their pockets
On a morning like tonight

I wonder am I okay
I guess it's moving too much
She said, "Give it a year, and by then
Everything will have a different touch."

Your eyes are moving in electrical lines
Your friends are all in the street
It's so easy to forget what's important
When you always have something to eat

I thought that things would be different
Look for feelings in the art
One thousand miles, sixteen hours,
And a dirty look at the bar

And I know feelings pass
You cut your hair in someone's backyard
Wake up humming
You're gonna find somebody new

And now I gotta get up early
To pull the poison out
Felt like everyone knew just what hey were doing
They were all just talking really loud
So I'll guess We're doin' okay

I thought that things would be different
Look for feelings in the art
One thousand miles, sixteen hours,
And a dirty look at the bar

And you know feelings pass
You cut your hair in someone's backyard
Wake up humming
You're gonna find somebody new
Track Name: The Basement
We moved here
There's nothing to do
You're inside the living room
I've been here practicing for days

We papered up this town
Bought the shoes
Now we're walking around
I miss myself
I miss my dog

We seek the shelter of the basement
We put our noses on the pavement
We break the glass in celebration

Tie it up

I'm sorry I made my mind
Told you things that I thought were a lie
I used to wash my hands
A hundred times a day

I liked how the sun would end
A couple hours we would see it again
Having trouble with the time I spend
Seems a lot of it's afraid

We seek the shelter of the basement
We put our noses on the pavement
Breaking the glass in celebration

Tie it up

Tied together by our laces
We're done so erase it
Put up the money, put the cash down

Tie it up
Track Name: Flowers
You're a freak
It takes one to know one
I wanna be
Far off and no fun

Got a walkie-talkie brain
Things going outta range
Easy I get caught up in winter
It's getting heavy but you will deliver

Can be addicted to the sound of my mouth
I dug a hole but I'm gonna get out
The sound of silence
Just another sound to me

Put the flowers in your vases
Tear the petals off and waste them

Smash the keys til my pockets bleed
Get the feeling it's real
I can go get brainwashed for free
With Some rhythm and feel

Two degrees away
And you're insane
Decide how you use
All of your fame
Hey there nothing's free
Keeping eyes on me
Type of lens can dig you a mountain
Tear down your castle I'll swim in your fountain yeah

Can be addicted to the sound of my mouth
I dug that hole but I'm gonna get out
I see no evil
Coming up the hill for me

Put the flowers in your vases
Tear the petals off and waste them

R-O-L-L-I-N-G
Bad thoughts
Are an animal that's mad at me
R-O-L-L-I-N-G
You don't know what you got into
When you go with me
Don't groove
Groove that close to me

Put the flowers in your vases
Tear the petals off and waste them
Track Name: Teeth
I'll write with my hands
When I can barely stand
The sound of my voice at the door

Try to keep my sanity right
I'm pulling at straws
Guess jaws get locked
We try to talk
I can't get my point

Drag feet at the lake
Small talk I'm a fake
Words they click and then defrost away

Words are everything
They're not anything
Hope you hear something
I just can't say

My teeth fall out on the phone

I cannot feel
the steering wheel
The psycho
Peel me back away from who I am
You like the clouds
That come out my mouth
I drove it south
And never said what I think about

Drag feet at the lake
Small talk I'm a fake
Words they click and then defrost away
Words are everything
They're not anything
Hope you hear something
I just can't say

My teeth fall out on the phone
My teeth fall out on the phone
My teeth fall out on the phone

Drag feet at the lake
Small talk I'm a fake
Words they click and then defrost away
Words are everything
They're not anything
Hope you hear something
I just can't say
Track Name: Allocation of Emotions no. 1
We went a little far
Now I'm tied up on the pavement
Thought you thought of everything to do
Now it's too late and you wish you could erase it

Hauling bricks
To the top of the mountain
I keep them in my backpack to throw over the edge
keep 'em in my backpack to throw over the edge

And I know what I've been doing to you
Trying to fit my clothes size
I have taken you for granted
And I'm wrong

Guilt heads at 25
You didn't ask me to, but hey here we are
Your heart's so heavy when you're homesick
But I can't quit and load up the car

Hauling bricks
To the top of the mountain
I keep them in my backpack to throw over the edge
keep 'em in my backpack to throw over the edge

And I know what I've been doing to you
Trying to fit my clothes size
I have taken you for granted
And I'm wrong
Track Name: The Living Room
Planted weeds inside the sand
Coffee stains and calculations on your hands
Meet me out there by my car
I'll be honest, I'm not quite sure who you are

Plastic cactus in the hand
A box of things that you think make me who I am
Maybe you just pulled the sheet
Over my eyes and everybody you meet

Gotta get away from here
And by 'here' I mean every little thing I fear
Stranded in the living room
I made the bed in my head waiting for the bloom

I love all your microorganisms
So tell me the truth get it out of your system

I see the little lies
Ask you how you're doing as I walk by
Give you the A to Z
At the same time I want sincerity

I love all your microorganisms
So tell me the truth get it out of your system
I love all your microorganisms
So tell me the truth get it out

Alright

I love all your microorganisms
So tell me the truth get it out of your system
I love all your microorganisms
So tell me the truth get it out

My mind it squares up
Complain and act tough
We never thought that our thoughts would become the scary stuff
I'm arguing about what's real
White knuckle on the steering wheel
I wake up wasting half the day
And think that I could keel
Over on your shoulder
So everyday I'm older
I don't like how jealous I can get
And I feel it smolder
Like I'm turning red in embers
Some good thing to remember
I keep my head above my hands
Just keep ticking, moving
I'm alright

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