Headhunters

by Glowbug

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about

Headhunters is an album that I present to you free of charge.

Monetary transactions aside, there is one simple thing that you can help with if you enjoy this record: share it.
If you find yourself relishing these songs, all that I ask is that you find two friends and direct them to a free Headhunters download of their own. If your friends like the record, then have them do the same.
For those of you who would prefer a more modern approach to getting the word out, please just tweet, regram, blog, tumble and share this record on the social media platform of your choice. Your voice is worth more than I could ever say.

Headhunters is about the natural desire to be close to others. It’s about relationships and social interaction, about the balance between hunting and being hunted in the modern era of bar crawls and office parties. In turn, many relationships were called upon in the creation of these songs, so first and foremost I would like to thank Johnny Whitney, Josh Holland, Hyro Da Hero, Sean Smith, Lourdes Hernández, and Ross Robinson for lending their voices and/or spirit to these recordings. I cannot thank you enough.

There are many other people who deserve to be thanked. Frankly, too many to list here. To those of you who helped with the music, packaging, videos, or simply crossed though my life during the time of these records, you hold a very special place in my heart. This one’s for you!

credits

released 21 January 2015

All songs written, recorded and produced by Daniel Anderson at ABC Studios in Los Angeles, CA

‘False Metal’ features vocals from Josh Holland
‘Rat King’ features vocals from Johnny Whitney
‘Blood in the Waves’ features vocals from Hyro Da Hero
‘The Night My Heart Stopped’ features vocals from Sean Smith
‘All In’ features vocals from Lourdes Hernández

Mixed by Christopher Newton at Nepenthe Sound in Seattle, WA.
Mastered by Christopher Newton.
Mastering assistant: Austin Thomason.
Mountain bike trainer: Ross Robinson
Additional background vocals from Jenni Potts and whistling from Karl Peterson on ‘Rat King’

ASCAP ‘Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra’

Artwork and packaging by Daniel Anderson.
Photography by Sabina Couturier.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

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Track Name: Webs
I’ll get out tomorrow,
Neon teeth are buzzing, ready to bite

I know now all of the dead end jobs,
Working away, wasting the day while my heart dries up

Crawling out from under,
Heavy webs of fabric, spun over night

I know now all of the dead end jobs,
Working away, wasting the day while my heart dries up

I wanna live again, I wanna live, I wanna live life again (Again)
I wanna live again, I wanna live, I wanna live life again (Again)
Track Name: I Need a Lover
Give me a reason, call me out,
Something to think of when the lights are down,
I’m all wound up like a top, don’t stop

I need a lover who can understand emotion,
Not just an animal looking for ways to escape,
I need a lover who can understand emotion,
I need a lover who gives away more than they take

I’ve heard a lot of dirty talk, one time I made a list but I gave up,
I’m not embarrassed, I’m fine, here’s why

I need a lover who can understand emotion,
Not just an animal looking for ways to escape,
I need a lover who can understand emotion,
I need a lover who gives away more than they take

Nobodies perfect, I for one, want more than sugar covering my tongue,
Sometimes the bitter gets you off

I need a lover who can understand emotion,
Not just an animal looking for ways to escape,
I need a lover who can understand emotion,
I need a lover who gives away more than they take
Track Name: False Metal (Feat. Josh Holland)
I really thought about going out,
Another night in the metal cage I sing in,
And all is quiet on the morning route,
The last step before sinking your teeth in

I’ll sing that song, a little bird in your throat, swallowed by love,
Down in your lungs, I give you all of my notes to carry on

I really thought about giving up,
Another day in the arms of my living end,
False metal is all I want,
And the waiting is keeping my wings clipped

I’ll sing that song, a little bird in your throat, swallowed by love,
Down in your lungs, I give you all of my notes to carry on
Track Name: Two Tigers
In the age of endless opportunity,
Mindless disco will deliver me to you, across the room,
It’s a conversation with no listening,
Lifted lyrics from a singer with the blues,
They sound new

You can make a plan and I will follow it,
Burn the map and draw an audience to laugh at our tracks,
They run side by side like tangled arteries,
Come together abstract imagery in blood,
And give up

Hunt you down I know that you want me to,
Carve your heart and eat it in front of you,
Run, run, run to the edge of the earth,
Two tigers joined at birth

Calculation in our chemistry,
Fortune telling tasseography, that speaks through your leaves,
Tell me every story that you’ll ever write,
Shaking branches in the power lines at night,
It’s alive

Hunt you down I know that you want me to,
Carve your heart and eat it in front of you,
Run, run, run to the edge of the earth,
Two tigers joined at birth
Track Name: Rat King (Feat. Johnny Whitney)
Broken down, under this heat,
Palms covering for me,
My nights are spent on going off,
But I’d give it back without a thought

I’m changing my mind whether tails or heads,
I’m minding my change, using credit instead, but you’re
Sewing me up, washing the scalpel, running in circles a rat and an owl,
You are the one who wants me dead

Blame your heart for the things that cost,
More money than you lost,
The only thing that you can trust,
Is eventually you’ve had enough

I’m changing my mind whether tails or heads,
I’m minding my change, using credit instead, but you’re
Sewing me up, washing the scalpel, running in circles a rat and an owl,
You are the one who wants me dead

My time in the dark, given nowhere to bloom,
Rat king of the park, got my tail all confused,
And who would have thought, what we’d curl up into
Rat king of the park, now we’re coming for you
Track Name: Blood in the Waves (Feat. Hyro Da Hero)
Rollin’ in this full equipped, game off the fucking tip,
We showin’ out, everybody knows these speakers blowing out,
When you jam this shit and ain’t nobody feeling like the way I’m feeling this,
I told you before we gonna rock this bitch,
Over the top, let ‘em hang, let ‘em free fall up in this thing,
Seein’ my chain so “blang”, I ain’t even got to wear that to shine,
Cause’ my ego survives it’s a man of it’s own kind

I’m on the dying coast, Pacific undertow pulling every note,
Checked out and burned from longer days, we’re the blood in the waves

Ridiculous vibes, they feeling my shine, I’m working overtime, you know I gotta grind,
I’m all good, how the hell you feel when we on the spot?
Drop tops leaning back we chillin’ cause they know we hot.
I’m stepping out in the parking lot straight leaning,
Got the whole vision that I’m straight seeing,
Pay attention I be loaded, exploding, self combustion that’s the way that I’m going,

I’m on the dying coast, Pacific undertow pulling every note,
Checked out and burned from longer days, we’re the blood in the waves
Track Name: Death of the Party
As the sun descends through the ocean and blooms,
Like a pink and blue bullet wound,
We turn a lot of heads when we aren’t spinning ourselves,
We make a lot of plans but can’t quite carry them out

We’re gonna party till we die,
We’re gonna party till we die
(Still on the move)

Summer nights are stretching forever without,
Any sign of letting us down,
We’ve given up on everything we learned about time,
We’re never getting old and never taking a side

We’re gonna party till we die,
We’re gonna party till we die
(Still on the move)
Track Name: I Love You More Than I Hate Myself
You are the nail that hangs my heart in place,
Above the fire, still beating, safe
My Grecian choir out in the dunes at night,
A final rattle clinging to life

I am the author of my final words but the note I’ve written is a crashing bore,
Fed to the lions, torn apart by doubt, but I love you more than I hate myself

You're all you wanted, you're everything in spades,
Imagine all the suckers pay,
My Grecian choir out in the dunes at night,
A final rattle clinging to life

I am the author of my final words but the note I’ve written is a crashing bore,
Fed to the lions, torn apart by doubt, but I love you more than I hate myself
Track Name: The Night My Heart Stopped (Feat. Sean Smith)
Is this paradise?
A sliver crawling through your veins, will
Spill into the pool,
Across the crowd of hungry snakes, when you
Give the beat a chance,
Drawn out and quartered by the march, It’s
Just not worth a damn,
Unless you pull yourself apart

So we turn off, turn on,
Under the blurry white lines, tonight, In another life,
Turn off, turn on,
Pretend I’m feeling all right for now, I

Can’t feel myself, am I dead?
I think my heart stopped beating

Give me amnesty,
Deliver me from simple ways, I’m
On the jagged edge,
Ready to fall into the strange

So we turn off, turn on,
Under the blurry white lines, tonight, In another life,
Turn off, turn on,
Pretend I’m feeling all right for now, I

Can’t feel myself, am I dead?
I think my heart stopped beating
Track Name: Haunted
I felt a sharp pain in my finger,
A drop of blood spilt in a tincture,
(Home, home)
Home is a bitter word,
I ran away covered in stingers,
I ran away to be a lounge singer,
(Oh, oh)
Into the lonely night

Here’s a funny story that grew out of tragedy,
I was the king of bad luck, she was the queen of no sleep,
Every haunted lover will come to know both our names,
Bleeding from life on the run, but royalty runs in our veins

She made a name shooting from cannons,
All out of breath, demanding an answer,
(Why? Why?)
Into the lonely night,
The ringing bells, another disaster,
Condemned to life attached to her master,
(Run, run)
Out to the desert lights

Here’s a funny story that grew out of tragedy,
I was the king of bad luck, she was the queen of no sleep,
Every haunted lover will come to know both our names,
Bleeding from life on the run, but royalty runs in our veins
Track Name: All In (Feat. Lourdes Hernández)
Everyone’s fun looks bad to someone,
Written in blood, I’ve got a strange way now

So take it all (And we can be young forever)
Take it all (Go down in a fiery blaze)
Take it all (When everything’s gone I’m better)
Take it all (So take it all)

I can speak luck, I bet the hard way,
Under the hood, I’ve got a strange way now

So take it all (And we can be young forever)
Take it all (Go down in a fiery blaze)
Take it all (When everything’s gone I’m better)
Take it all (So take it all)

I lost my love, I lost my friends, I lost the children I put to bed,
I lost my way, I lost my place, I lost the path that I used to take,
I lost my car, I lost my job, I lost the pitch when I sang this song,
I lost the point when I got lost, I lost myself when I couldn’t stop

So take it all (And we can be young forever)
Take it all (Go down in a fiery blaze)
Take it all (When everything’s gone I’m better, anyway)
Take it all (So take it all)