Tasty Waves

by The Safes

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    THIS IS THE ELECTRIC BLUE VERSION: Fresh and hot out of the garage rock’n’roll oven that is The Safes comes the newest addition to their glimmering discography Tasty Waves. The Safes deliver another winner with a weird batch of lyrics sure to make you laugh, think, wonder, agree, cringe and scream HELL YEAH as they somehow simultaneously make the hair stand on the back of your neck. For the uninitiated, they pack the punch of Stiff Records stalwarts (Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds) lyrically with hints of Zombies, Big Star and Guided by Voices, musically. Tasty Waves is a musical and lyrical hang ten complete with wipeouts and endless full tunnel runs top to bottom. 125 Electric Blue, digital download card, full color insert and lyrics sheet!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tasty Waves via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    THIS IS THE SEA BLUE VERSION: Fresh and hot out of the garage rock’n’roll oven that is The Safes comes the newest addition to their glimmering discography Tasty Waves. The Safes deliver another winner with a weird batch of lyrics sure to make you laugh, think, wonder, agree, cringe and scream HELL YEAH as they somehow simultaneously make the hair stand on the back of your neck. For the uninitiated, they pack the punch of Stiff Records stalwarts (Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds) lyrically with hints of Zombies, Big Star and Guided by Voices, musically. Tasty Waves is a musical and lyrical hang ten complete with wipeouts and endless full tunnel runs top to bottom. 125 Sea Blue, digital download card, full color insert and lyrics sheet!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tasty Waves via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $15 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    THIS IS THE CD VERSION: Fresh and hot out of the garage rock’n’roll oven that is The Safes comes the newest addition to their glimmering discography Tasty Waves. The Safes deliver another winner with a weird batch of lyrics sure to make you laugh, think, wonder, agree, cringe and scream HELL YEAH as they somehow simultaneously make the hair stand on the back of your neck. For the uninitiated, they pack the punch of Stiff Records stalwarts (Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds) lyrically with hints of Zombies, Big Star and Guided by Voices, musically. Tasty Waves is a musical and lyrical hang ten complete with wipeouts and endless full tunnel runs top to bottom.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tasty Waves via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
Hometown 01:57
"Hometown" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley I used to hate myself when I loved someone else I’m back up on the shelf there is nobody else The sky is up and you look down Half-empty cup for your hometown You try to paint it so then act like you don’t know Your jealous little games You and I are not the same You and I are not the same The sky is up and you look down Half empty cup for your hometown The magnifying lens you look through at your friends It’s plain and you can see You’ll never measure up to me You’ll never measure up to me The sky is up and you look down Half empty cup for your hometown Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
2.
"Disposable Outcome" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley Pounding your chest like a drum Disposable outcome There is one thing that will last Once it’s gone and that’s your past You can change your haircut, clothes but where you came from never goes While the price of something free is dangling over me you consume your pint of blood While you fling gallons of mud Pounding your chest like a drum Disposable outcome All the egg shells that I break Every mouth of foot I take Walking miles on my tongue Eating piles of your dung I can tolerate the taste and afford the time we waste To establish that you’re tall and that I am very small Pounding your chest like a drum Disposable outcome Disposable outcome Disposable outcome Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
3.
Crystal Ball 02:40
"Crystal Ball" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley I fell in love with a neighborhood girl at summer school today I asked her out and she smiled at me right before she said okay When we made plans for where and when Neither had much more to say Somehow we knew right there and then Everything was gonna go our way Everything was gonna go our way With love / Beyond Above With love / Beyond Above It’s like we had a crystal ball all the pieces fell in place Now we look back on study hall lucky stars in outer space When we made plans for where and when Neither had much more to say Somehow we knew right there and then Everything was gonna go our way Everything was gonna go our way With love / Beyond Above With love / Beyond Above When we made plans for where and when Neither had much more to say Somehow we knew right there and then Everything was gonna go our way Everything was gonna go our way With love / Beyond Above With love / Beyond Above Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
4.
"Mediocre Jokers" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley All you mediocre jokers from the hate brigade Alcoholic super soakers wear the greenish shade On your coats of envy that aren’t ever gonna fade You can’t do it for yourself so you just rain on our parade You see of course only the mouth of this gift horse oh but your blind to its rich source The potential to help yourself in its force And we even tried to help you but it’s never good enough When a person can’t say thank you is when good luck becomes tough And we only get a blank you bumbling a bogus bluff Can we break this piggy bank? You’re keeping track of all this stuff You see of course only the mouth of this gift horse oh but your blind to its rich source The potential to help yourself in its force Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
5.
"Streets and Sanitation" Music written by Patrick O'Malley and Frankie O'Malley Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley I was higher than a star in the backseat of her car on the street, falling far I plowed through brain cells Like streets and sanitation Hit hot parade belles Topping off intoxication Cool jets all over heated Might have lost but have not been defeated Not everyone can survive I’m lucky I’m still alive I’m lucky I’m still alive I’m lucky I’m still alive I’m lucky I’m still alive I was higher than a star in the backseat of her car on the street falling far Oh, the chutes and the ladders All the playgrounds in the city Blow smack and scatter In the sky-high lit committee In the sky-high lit committee Then the day that it ended all the wrong people were offended Not everyone left the hive I’m lucky I’m still alive I’m lucky I’m still alive I’m lucky I’m still alive I’m lucky I’m still alive I was higher than a star in the backseat of her car on the street, falling far. Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
6.
"Nobody Cares Anymore" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley You can throw a baby off a roof life’s unfair and you are living proof You can hold the rarest jewel on earth until it’s sold no one will see its worth Nobody Cares Anymore. Nobody Cares Nobody Cares Anymore. Nobody Cares You can blow your brains out live on stage It’s been done and didn’t get front page You can bomb your town, your job or school but you’ll only go down as the fool Nobody Cares Anymore. Nobody Cares Nobody Cares Anymore. Nobody Cares A lady saved a child’s life today she died to push him out of the car’s way And on the playground one boy took a stand to help the kid who all the others panned Somebody dared to be more Somebody dared Somebody dared to be more Somebody dared Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
7.
"Mind of Its Own" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley My brains got a mind of its own full house but nobody’s home Still get left and right wrong and make friends with a fight song I’m the guy whose eyes are not glued to his phone And I’m so glad to know that I’m not alone I’m actually pretty good at being misunderstood I try but I can’t lie, my cherry tree supply I’m the guy who can’t tie a tie all on his own And I’m so glad to know that I’m not alone No way anyone else knows how it feels underneath these clothes Behind these eyes under this hair in the middle of nowhere I’m the guy who’s beside himself in the twilight zone And I’m so glad to know that I’m not alone I’m so glad to know that I’m not alone I’m so glad to know that I’m not alone Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
8.
Disappear 01:47
"Disappear" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley With the sorest thorn here I appear Where everything is smoke and mirrors You know I do but you don't care I feel like I might disappear I feel like I might disappear Childhood friends and solar flares Money, time, and lemon squares toilet paper love affairs I feel like I might disappear I feel like I might disappear If I had lice I’d clean my hair With chemicals designed to clear up your nose and in the air I feel like I might disappear I feel like I might disappear With the punch line drumming in my ear To a lifetime joke laughing at tears Will the magician need a volunteer? I feel like I might disappear I feel like I might disappear I feel like I might disappear I feel like I might disappear Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
9.
"I Wish I Could Help you" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley I'm a perfectionist and you are a projectionist Your bursting at the seems and I’m outside living my dreams Not everything you've ever wanted will come through Though my spotlight you try to slight I wish I could help you Cast a line and just wait A lifetime floating stale bait I sing / you song and dance I swing / you dare not take a chance Not everything you've ever wanted will come through Though my spotlight you try to slight I wish I could help you Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
10.
Millionaire 02:00
"Millionaire" Music and Lyrics written by Frankie O'Malley I want to be a millionaire I want to be a millionaire Cartons or cigarettes and kegs of beer I just want to be a millionaire I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be. I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be I want to be a millionaire I want to be a millionaire If people suffer man I really don’t care I just want to be a millionaire I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be. I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be I don’t want to be an engineer I just want to be a millionaire Hey “this is business man nothings fair” I just want to be a millionaire I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be. I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be I want to be a millionaire I want to be a millionaire Sex sells like underwear I just want to be a millionaire. Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP) ℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC

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Watch The Safes "Hometown" music video annimated and directed by Patrick Oleksy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmw1yxPjqqg


Watch The Safes "Streets and Sanitation" music video directed by James William Glass
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVz7w1r_aak

credits

released September 8, 2017

The Safes
Frankie O’Malley– vox, guitars, drums, piano, Wurlitzer, vibes, bells
Patrick O’Malley – vox, guitars
Dex Fontaine – drums
Curt Schmelz – bass

Special Guest Musicians:
Siobhan Hunter – violins
Dominique DiValerio – French horn
Ben Levin-O’Leary – trumpet

Produced, Recorded, Mixed by Patrick O’Malley
Recorded, Mixed by Brian Deck
Mixed by Frankie O’Malley
Recorded at IV Lab and StudiO’Malley
Mixed at StudiO’Malley and at Brian Deck’s home studio
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
Assistant Engineer at IV Lab - Shane Hendrickson
Photograph: Andrew Ballantyne

All songs written by Frankie O’Malley, except “Streets and Sanitation”: lyrics written by Frankie and music written by Patrick & Frankie
Better Safe Than Sorry (ASCAP)
℗ and © Copyright 2017 O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
The Safes® is a registered trademark of O’Brothers’ Records, LLC
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"Atomic Pop"
-David Fricke, Rolling Stone

“ The Safes make smart, melodic music”
-NPR

”… garage-kissed powerpop”
-San Francisco Chronicle

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