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Cokemachineglow.com:
“Tearjerker demonstrate a deep understanding not only of how really impactful shoegaze works, but how a really enjoyable album works. For example, closer “Slip Away”: my pulse picks up with the sternum-thumping bass palpitations, the lifts in the vocals, the clacking, muted clap-track that begins as the song washes out; it simultaneously drifts out the door and fades from clear transmission without any sense of deflating, instead leaving an uplifted, bare whiff of happiness hanging in the album’s wake. It’s a polished finish to a sophisticated album that never imposes itself as heady, polished, or sophisticated.”
www.cokemachineglow.com/record_review/6025/tearjerker-strangers-2010

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YVYNYL:
"…shuffles along a dusty road, kicking pebbles of melody around empty cans of sun-bleached reverb."
yvynyl.tumblr.com/post/2154606702/fans-of-atlas-sound-will-dig-the-spacey-lo-fi-of

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Yours Truly:
“I walked off into the frigid night, clinging to the warmth of stiff drinks and good company, just tipsy enough to ride a satisfied smile all the way home.”
yourstru.ly/2011/01/24/mp3-tearjerker-slip-away/

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Crumble:
“…I like to absorb my albums before making a judgement, and this is definitely one of the better albums I heard in 2010.”
crumblelondon.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/tearjerker-strangers-review/

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Two Way Monologues:
“Every time I listen to it, I find myself wanting to come back more. The melodies feel like they are slowly unfurling with each additional listen, becoming somehow catchier the more familiar I get with the songs.”
twowaymonologues.com/2010/11/25/tearjerkers-strangers-review-and-stream/

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The Styrofoam Drone
"They have in essence released a beautiful collection of everybody’s sad aching moments transcribed within the medium of musical scores."
styrofoamdrone.com/2011/06/21/tearjerker-strangers-cassette/


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credits

released November 16, 2010

- all songs written and recorded by tearjerker 2010
- tearjerker is Micah, Trevor, and Taylor
- daniel garbutt plays piano on 'nice clothes'

we fucking love you all. xo

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Track Name: Best
you look the best
when you're not really trying that hard
you look the best
when you're not really trying at all

sometimes i'm so sure
that you want me to notice
that's why you try so hard
you just want me to notice
that's why i try so hard
i just want you to notice
Track Name: Noah
waterfall from the sky
and the lake will rise
and the water floods the street
that's alright with me

waterfall in the sky
and the lake is getting high
and there's water in the street
that's alright with me

be like, noah
build a little ark and
put some animals on it
be living the good life
Track Name: Strangers
slow dancing alone
in the family home
with the radio on
playing the strangest song

a dangerous glance
starts a strange romance
the strangest dance
and it doesn't mean nothing to me

strangers in love
it's a dangerous love
and it's strange because
it doesn't mean nothing to me
Track Name: Wave
it's so great to sleep all day
i know you feel the same way
and it feels great to sleep when it rains
i hope you feel the same way
it's so great on a sunny day
to find a place in the shade
on windy days
you see the highest waves
let's go down to the lake
it's so great when it feels this way
let's just ride this wave
Track Name: On Purpose
why do we get so high
that we get so nervous
we do it on purpose

why don't we lose track of time
let the days fly by
and do it on purpose
Track Name: Nice Clothes
midnight's close
i'm still home
in nice clothes
my eyes close
no one knows
my eyes closed
you look cold
can i get close?
Track Name: Polar Bear
it's like tugging
on a tiger's tail
trying to send your feelings
through the mail
it's like swimming with a polar bear
trying to get your smell out of my hair

every time i hold on
too long
it all goes wrong
and every time i come on
too strong
it all goes wrong
Track Name: Downtown
all the crazy people
make it hard to be downtown
they make it hard
to weave around
they make it hard
to be downtown

all the crazy people
make it hard to be downtown
make it to be around
make it hard to breathe
downtown

they're standing
they're living
in my way

all the fucking people
make it hard to be downtown
they make it hard to weave around
they make it hard hard to breathe downtown
Track Name: Slip Away
so i slip away
at the end of the night
and i drift away
i don't say good night
when i slip away
i don't say good bye