Cape Disappointment

by Aaron Semer

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    12" 140-gram black vinyl edition of 'Cape Disappointment'. Includes 11x11 album insert with complete lyrics and photos, and mp3 download card.

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    Illustration by the phenomenal Simon Flöter of Amsterdam. Heather Gray BELLA + CANVAS t-shirt with Navy Blue print. Material: 90% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% poly, 32 single 4.2 oz. (100% No Sweatshops & Eco-Friendly)
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1.
A God That's All Ours
2.
Bones for the Catacombs
3.
Settle In
4.
The Clothes of a Dead Man
5.
Risingsun, OH
6.
We All Dance Together With the Band
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8.
Ball and Chain
9.
I Hope My Johnny Comes Rolling Home
10.
The Time We Used To Kill

about

Cape Disappointment took shape from a literal woodshedding experience Aaron Semer had in January 2017 during an artist residency at the Sou’Wester in Seaview, WA. “The majority of these songs were written there, in a vintage trailer home,” he says. “It was cold and drafty. Donald Trump was about to take office. Daily, I would take walks on the beach or drive to nearby points of interest. One of those places was Cape Disappointment, at the southern tip of the Long Beach Peninsula, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. It’s crazy tumultuous and is nicknamed ‘the graveyard of the Pacific’ for the number of shipwrecks it’s caused. Lewis and Clark first reached the Pacific Ocean at Cape Disappointment, only to realize they couldn’t get to it in their canoes because the currents were so insane. They were stuck. I consider this album to be my ‘midlife crisis’ album, and Cape Disappointment seemed the perfect metaphor. It’s not that life is disappointing – I’ve done a lot of wonderful things with my life – it’s that sweet sorrow of knowing you’re halfway through. You’ve come all this way, done all these things, and for what? That’s what Cape Disappointment means to me.”

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releases November 15, 2019

PERFORMERS
Aaron Semer: vocals; acoustic, electric, and bass guitars; percussion; kazoo
Travis Curry: drums
Kevin Bean: harmonica, backing vocals
Gus Clark: accordion
Colin J. Nelson: percussion, backing vocals
Charles Wicklander: piano
Michael Wohl: electric guitar, backing vocals

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Aaron Semer and Colin J. Nelson
Recorded and Mixed at Her Car by Colin J. Nelson, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Saff Mastering, Chicago, IL

Cover painting by Adam Burke/Nightjar Illustration
Design and layout by AJ Hanneld
Photos by Albert Varady
Singles illustrations by Simon Flöter

All music and lyrics by Aaron Semer, © 2019, BMI

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Aaron Semer Seattle, Washington

The songs you grew up with on the radio. The dusty back roads. The grimy alleys. Hobos. Intellectuals. Farmers. Your mulleted cousin. These characters, melodies, and stories effortlessly infuse themselves into Semer’s songs. It’s America itself, in all its glory and horror. Or as The Stranger put it; “A listener feels as if these songs have always been there, waiting for someone to discover them.” ... more

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The weather’s goin’ crazy and the world’s gettin’ hotter
They’re frackin’ underneath us and they’re poisonin’ our water
The politicians say that the scientists are liars
If we don’t take it to the streets then we’re just preachin’ to the choir
But I’ve never been one to throw a brick
So I put a little black square on my profile pic

The cops are suitin’ up like they’re going into battle
They got helmets, they got shields, they got tanks, they got ammo
They’re protecting all the bankers while their pockets get fatter
And there’s people in the street shouting “Black Lives Matter!”
Well I don’t wanna end up on the wrong side of their stick
I’ll put a little black square on my profile pic

There’s a pipe gettin’ built to move oil ‘cross the Nation
It’s crossin’ under rivers, goin’ through a Reservation
We gotta stop it now, I said “Not one iota!”
So grab your coat and hat, because we’re goin’ to Dakota
But I can’t go that far, it’ll make me homesick
I’ll put a little black square on my profile pic

There’s dogs that are lonely and there’s cats that are missin’
There’s a Kickstarter campaign for my fifth cousin’s mission
There are little budding artists who are lacking in vision
We’ve gotta give all we can, we gotta fix this condition
I don’t want anybody to think that I’m a prick
I’ll put a little black square on my profile pic

They took a lyin’ psychopath and put him into office
He’s givin’ all the jobs to the preachers and the bosses
He’s givin’ everything away, he’s nothin’ but a robber
We’ve gotta burn it all down before he cleans out the coffers
But I don’t wanna be listed as a Bolshevik
So I’ll put a little black square on my profile pic

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