Fall of the Strip Mall

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Recorded in Ovid-Elsie High School and Randie's bedroom.


Where are you going with that shopping bag in your hand?
You've got the kids in the car and a handful of Diazapam.
Hit the highway, George Bush Turnpike 5pm.

What's that man saying, standing in the middle of the intersection?
"You're all gonna die."
Your kid starts to cry
"Is there a heaven? Is it in the mall?"

Five miles to the gallon.
You're not listening.
The world is warming, but you've got air conditioning.
Tunnel vision in the subdivisions.

It's the fall of the strip mall
It's the fall of the strip mall, baby
It's the fall of the strip mall
What're you gonna do with all that concrete?


from Superstore Dysphoria EP, released July 4, 2016
Abram McCluer - drums
Aidan Pope - acoustic guitar, bass, vocals
Randie Strouse - harmonica

Mixed/mastered by Randie Strouse


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The American Automobile Detroit, Michigan

The American Automobile came out of small town isolation. Quiet depression and substance abuse and long drives and light pollution. Truck stops and Laundromats and grocery stores and gas stations. Squatting in abandoned grocery store. Came out of long talks on back porches and basement jam sessions. Learning from friends, breaking up, healing. ... more

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