Medial

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Importer/Exporter is Grady Drugg, Dakota Jones, and Brooks Burrell.
All songs written, arranged, and performed by Importer/Exporter.

Additional musicians:
James Newman - Bass guitar on It's About Time
Kelby Ross - Drums on It's About Time
Chris Gladwill - Alto saxophone on She Won't Seem To Care

All songs were recorded in Missouri by Importer/Exporter, with the exception of some of It's About Time. The drums, bass, piano, and rhythm guitar tracks were recorded at Westfalia Sound Labs in San Marcos, TX by Ray Hanly.

Album artwork by Kennedy Childers.

An absolutely enormous "thank you" to Caleb Beattie for letting us borrow his microphones for three months straight.

Thanks to Calvin Todd and Ian Kelly for letting us use their microphones, cables, stands, adapters, and various other pieces of equipment. Thanks to Kasey Denton, McKenna Mobus, and once again, Calvin Todd, for letting us use your drums. Also, thank you McKenna for putting up with us recording at your house constantly. And last, but definitely not least, thanks to the aforementioned additional musicians, James Newman, Kelby Ross, and Chris Gladwill for bringing their own individual magics to our songs.

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released December 31, 2015

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Track Name: It's About Time
It's about time to try and find something new
It's about time I at least attempt to get it right
Everyone whines all the time about everything
Every second of every day and every night

It's about time to try and actually give a damn
It's about time we walk upright for a change
Everyone's falling overboard constantly
Accepting defeat almost seems dumb and deranged

We broke the glass together
Don't blame me for the weather
Mediocrity in love with fallacy
Mistakes in line with me

It's about time we unify our anger
And throw it out together hand in hand
It's about time we put out the fire
It's about time we dig our heads out of the sand

It's about time to try and find something new
It's about time I at least attempt to get it right
Someday I'm sure we will be better
Someday I'm sure we will not fight
Track Name: She Won't Seem To Care
Gravitas, sweet boy
Swill away your sunken heart
Try to find lost joy
When light of day becomes dark

White out
The heart inside my chest
It is escaping
It goes and leaves me dead
On the floor
A temporary shred
that holds no weight
In anything
But lore

Something else that I know,
She does not sleep well
Anger and jealousy
Break the back and swell

Heart out
But her summer dress is so appealing!
Burning all my best Sunday wear
I should have merely guessed
I'm irrelevant
But she won't seem to care
Track Name: Letters
Last year, I wrote a love song for you
About the slow decline into my substance abuse
I thought I was being sweet
We thought our lives were over
There was hardly a night where I was clean and sober
But I had just turned 21, I thought I was having my fun
Fast forward five months, I thought that I was dying
I can never erase the sound of your soft crying

I don't wanna be sick anymore
I miss the photo booth pictures by our door

I guess I should put it in a letter
I guess I should put it in a letter
Is this just the way it ends?
I guess I should put it in a letter

Censoring my own attempts to create,
I've only made a bunch of stupid shit that I hate
And I'm working too much, but not nearly enough
Sometimes I think that I'm whining and that my life's not so tough
Understanding my own predicament
Is seemingly a task for which I'm not fit
A bird flies at not so that she isn't seen
So simply done, her essence truly is free

Dive right into the river head first
Swim down deeper than the other side of Earth

And I'll send what I find you in a letter
I'll send what I find you in a letter
This won't be the way it ends
I'll send what I find you in a letter

I'll take a snapshot of where I'm at
And hopefully that will be that
I'm under the pressure of the Earth
But I understand what it's worth

'Cause I won't have to send you any letters
I won't have to send you any letters
I hope it will never end
I won't have to send you any letters
Track Name: It's Ugly To Know You
We've never been so close
I'm up again
"It's never been so sad"
Coming from my best friend

I can't live
I can't live
In mediocrity; with this complacency

You've never seemed so far
She's up again
Settling in our first front yard
I'm staying in

I can't live
I can't live
In mediocrity; with this complacency

How many trips to the woods
Until our memories cease to be?
And when I get back, will your pain
Still find me?

Leave it in the past and let it go
So long