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Naukeag

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Steep Leans’ debut album, ​Grips on Heat,​ featured a syrupy, midnight-in-the-desert sound, that through elements of repetition and drone, created a sort of hypnotic landscape to deliver the weary melodies buried beneath. On Naukeag, Jeffrey Gray Somers latest effort as Steep Leans, Somers sheds some of the haze and reverb of his previous work for a more angular and lyrically focused sound. The production here is clear, sharp and spaced out, while still maintaining the ambience Steep Leans is known for. While Grips on Heat lamented on the ghosts of a time long gone, something impossible to grasp, (hence the title), Naukeag is an album about reckoning with where you’ve ended up and figuring out how to ground yourself within that chaos. It’s about accepting whatever things you’ve done, for better or worse, sifting through any wreckage you’ve created, and leaving it in your wake. It could be about redemption, but more likely it’s about facing reality, and realities enough.

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released June 28, 2019

Recorded & produced by Shaun Curran at the Naopleon Complex in Somerville, MA in 2017/2018
Mastered by Joel Ford

All Songs written by Jeffrey Gray Somers

All instruments played by Jeffrey Gray Somers except:
D.J. Moore: Drums on track 2
Liz Tan: Sax on tracks 2 & 6
Joe Beaton: Pad Synth on track 2
John Brown: Bass on track 8
Shaun Curran: Bass on tracks 1 & 5
Chris Eddleston: Guitar on track 8
Cory Jackson: Keys & Guitar on track 3

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Track Name: Leave You Crossed
I’ll leave you comin’
I’ll leave you crossed
I’ll leave you wandering only to get you lost

Just keep it distant
I’ll keep it dull
Subtract it down until all reasoning is null

Who is this person?
And what’s his move?
Keeps disappearing and rewriting all the tunes

Just leave me naked
All wrapped in chains
Floating weightless ‘til the memory turns to haze

Wait on me baby ‘til the day comes near
And we outrun this crooked nightmare

Just max me out
Thrown for a toss
Mix my signals ‘til my directions get me lost

Just keep it vacant
I’ll go astray
And rope me in right before I drift away

Who is this person?
And what’s her move?
Keeps disappearing and rewriting all the tunes

Make me a molding
Get me embossed
Carve me so rigid that I never fall apart

Just hold me honey ‘til the day comes near
And we fight off this crooked nightmare

The rain keeps fallin’ but the skies blue clear
Just keep me comin’ and leave me crossed
It’s pitch black baby, but with you I can’t fear
Just keep me comin’ and leave me crossed

Just keep me comin’
And leave me crossed
Track Name: Dream On Slow
All these days add up
I just can’t think
Of where I’ve been or what I’ve seen
I know I’ve got so far to go

So I’ll dream on slow forever
I’ll dream on slow for good
And here’s to all God’s pleasures
So often misunderstood

So we got back up, back on board
Threw the bags on the floor
The highway lines, they ease my mind
As they trail off into the sky
Juarez rolls by, the clouds come in
We’re never going home again

So I’ll dream on slow forever
I’ll dream on slow for good
And here’s to all God’s pleasures
So often misunderstood

You try and get it right
You just get stoned
Just another day on the run
You can’t find a phone
I try to bail you out
You can’t get off the floor
I leave you in your prison cell
And lock the door

So I’ll dream on slow forever
I’ll dream on slow for good
Here’s to all God’s pleasures
So often misunderstood
And here’s to all the assholes
Just fuckin’ up their lives
And here’s to all the good friends
Who never get in line

You try and get it right
You just get stoned
Just another day on the run
You can’t find a phone
I try and bail you out
You can’t get off the floor
I leave you in your prison cell
And lock the door
Track Name: Black On Blonde
A million ways to end up dead
A couple ways to get ahead
Man, I’m just tryna’ make some bread
Man, I’m just tryna’ to keep my head

A million ways to cash it out
And so damn hard to stick around
While half my life I’ve hit the streets
Searchin’ for the right way to eat

Just keep the blinds drawn
While the sun yawns
Eyes wide open all night
Make you believe it even
If you can’t see it, keep it
Black on blonde ‘til dawn

A million ways to leave a lover
And so damn hard to find another
Spend all my time tryin’ to recover
From what we’ve done to one another

Just keep the blinds drawn
While the sun yawns
Eyes wide open all night
Make you believe it even
If you can’t see it, keep it
Black on blonde ‘til dawn
Track Name: Paralyzed//Youthanized
This time in history
There lies no mystery
Ya’ll got your cameras out
While I just float around

I’m such a hassle now
‘Cause I live on the ground
And what’s the meme mean?
What do I mean to me? Yeah.

Just keep it paralyzed
I’ll keep it youthanized
Just keep it paralyzed
I’ll keep it youthanized

Here in this in-between
Just bluff reality
I’ll bet a million bucks
You don’t give a million fucks, yeah

What did you dream today?
What did that link say?
Forgot what I thought about
What did I dream today?

Just keep it paralyzed
I’ll keep it youthanized
Just keep it paralyzed
I’ll keep it youthanized

This sea of sinking ships
Jump off and bathe in it
Guess you believe it’s true
There’s nothing new to you

Just keep it paralyzed
I’ll keep it youthanized
Just keep paralyzed
I'll keep it youthanized
Track Name: Halfway House
Sick of livin’ in a halfway house
The ceilings always fucking falling down
And I can’t run
And I can’t kick

Sick of livin’ in a halfway house
Talkin’ but you can’t hear what’s coming out
And I can’t see
And I can’t leave

One mind, one life, check the wires
Cracked walls, cracked mind, kick the tires
Crawlin’ to the corners
One mind, one life, check the wires
Cracked walls, cracked mind, numb the fires
Crawlin’ to the corners

And all I know
She won’t be there
Them boys are out
To ease you into nowhere

Sick of living in a halfway house
Sick of blowin’ all the candles out
And there’s no heat
And I can’t sleep

Sick of livin’ in a halfway house
The supervisors fuckin’ skipped this town
Gonna rob the this bank
Gonna crack the tank

One mind, one life, check the wires
Cracked walls, cracked mind, kick the tires
Crawlin’ to the corners
One mind, one life, check the wires
Cracked walls, cracked mind, numb the fires
Crawlin’ to the corners

And all I know
She won’t be there
Them boys are out
To ease you into nowhere

Run, run off again
The corners have become your only friend
Watch your life freeze in time
Count the marks, track the lines

All I know
She won’t be there
Them boys are out
To ease you into nowhere
Track Name: Traphouse
He took a breather
In Encinita
Calling across town
Into a deadzone

And all these lost days
Will turn you sideways
When yr livin’ in a traphouse
When yr livin’ in a traphouse

And he don’t call quick
Cause he don’t love her
It’s just a burden keepin’
His mind straight
And when that burden keeps him
Steady workin’
This realization brings a
Heavy load

Where she comes from
Don’t mean a thing
It’s just a figment
Disjointed segment
He sits a above her
He never sleeps
He’s livin’ in a traphouse
He’s livin’ in a traphouse

And he don’t call quick
Cause he don’t love here
It’s just a burden keepin’
His mind straight
And when that burden keeps him
Steady workin’
This realization brings a
Heavy load
Take out the garbage of a
Lost persona
Reading segments from the
Cursed book
Some ancient ending
That bears repeating
It’s just a lesson learned
Heavy load
Track Name: Endless Sea
Take me out past endless sea
Out where all good nature leads
Out past tundras frozen plains
Take me there while you still can

Cause we’re drowning
In the fog
Yeah we’re drowning

You said you’d always do your best
Bleed it out straight from your chest
Looking up and looking down
Where to look when there’s no one else around?

Cause we’re drowning
In the fog
Yeah we’re drowning

Everyone’s a little strung out here
Just running from a silly sleeping nightmare
And no one ever seems to figure out that
They’re running from the dreams they really wanted

Take me out past endless sea
Out where all good nature leads
Out past tundras frozen plains
Take me there while you still can
Track Name: My Time
I made steady pulls
When I was down and out of school
I couldn’t keep my unsteady hand directed
When i threw my sway outta’ time with you

And i made steady moves
To disappear when I’m with you
I couldn’t see how past my own haze
And getting lost in that is the most peculiar place

Oh, careless days
Why do we try and get away
When we must stay?
None of these things will go away

She came back to me
Just as I learned to speak
Why’d you dig these trenches around your castle
It’s such a hassle getting lassoed back to you

Oh, carless days
Why do we try and get away
When we must stay?
None of these things will go away

All these days write a misspelled page
When all my time gets doused in haste
I know my times an endless wash
I need my time to wander off
All these days write a misspelled page
When all my time gets doused in haste
I know my times an endless wash
I need my time to wander off

My time, my time, my time, my time
My time, my time, my time, my time
Track Name: Yr Changin'
Oh, Hayley
You’ve become so lazy
And I’m reachin’
But you ain’t seein’
So I’m crawlin’
Back up to you
And I’m slippin’
On your spit and
So i slide back
Down to the basement
And make my lament
My lament
While you hang suspended
Mutating slowly
Your shadows all wrong
Once was is all gone

Yr changin’, changin’
Yr changin’, changin’
Yr changin’.

There are no lessons
And no more lies
As you drift spinning
Through endless skies
Your shadows all wrong
Once was is all gone
I sing my lament
I sing my lament

Yr changin’, changin’
Yr changin’, changin’
Yr changin’

Don’t turn your back on what you know
Don’t turn your back on

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