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Che​̀​vre Au Lait

by Trumans Water

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I've been training my replacement who already makes more than i do/the authority of idiots just keeps getting stronger/things i'm hearing kill off all my heros; give me selected hearing, contradictions, give me window dressing/honest mistake, malfunction, misread step/the prosecution gains momentum, there's no defense/no other way, gentrification plague/we could knock it over, pat that back hard enough/feed three squares a day and a kick between the legs and junkie vengeance, bed bug linens
show me the one without some thirst/more sequels equals flightless birds/immune and somehow undisturbed/though our leader is a well-known pervert/are you still stuck with head in dirt/think progress isn't in reverse/would you wait to impeach him until he murders/promised profit/gave us turds/what does he mean when he says words/we're doomed to repeat endless verse/he's cashing in until kicked to the curb/he breathes deceit/gives vile curses/with these policies we'll need more hearses
you spun and danced dizzy and drunk, a table met yer skull before lunch, but stitches would have to wait. he kicked yer face down the slide, under the pile you broke yer arm. it's well that yer young, it's likely you'll heal with results we can accept them if you can. the scars and setbacks will make you a man, my only son, how you've grown, and made us so proud. if only you didn't live up in the clouds; you might never fall down.
Butter Flies 03:11
every time i see you there hiding behind your hair/it makes me smile, takes away all care/and everything is right where it should be/why keep it inside, ain't you cried today/you could have more, but it wouldn't be real now would it/everything is right where it should be/everything is right where it should be
Been Cheated 03:49
contracts binding even wholly unsigned/undonated food pushed a mile underground/vacancies at three percent, got to build a new shed/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated/stockpiles rotting and waxing complacent/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated/the old guard is getting severely overfed/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated/comitted to the end, the end of all sensation/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated/wars don't bleed into eachother, each just never ever ends/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated/bit by the hand that fed me, but i won't bite back/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated/her habits haunt my actions, they will never be purged/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated/when the calendar burns the lift off begins/less inclined to spend time seen through a one-way spy-hole/the breeze so clean i could taste my own breath/just need to eat and sleep, launch a full retreat/since the beating i've never felt better/before the meeting i threw up three times/tell me do more for less, offer me an option where i lose again and again/you've been cheated, you know you've been cheated
heriff's deputies arrested another hundred honest citizens merely seeking representation/police insisted on pepper spray at the voter registration office/all were charged with unlawful assembly and hauled away in yellow buses, handcuffed/police sang, "another one bites the dust"/the arrests brought negative attention to a comically hemorrhaging administration/the law's chief stumbling block meant release on their own recognizance, but permanent records followed the innocents/the law contended its unfair position/society upheld profit motivation/someone has to lose for someone to win/when you don't have money, you don't have friends/capitalism by definition will suffocate democratic intention
Slime Smile 01:37
all the nazi tanks at night/double parked inside The Hague/keep those dreidels out of sight/let the matzo roll away/i see hitler on the right/looks for hair that's not so straight/keep those dreidels out of sight/let the matzo roll away/he's got legs so short and thin/when he gets tired/he shall drop and we will win
we see everything that matters to us. we see it in bright light. we see it in spite of the evidence that proves you're wrong. we've seen it all along. your voice like a car alarm, your moves make more harm. we see what matters to us, we see it despite us. the same end with a longer road, more or less a mileage whore; double steps, same reward. on court day you better pray, don't expect an execution stay. it's not gonna go that way. best chance slight delay.
Zoochosis 02:27
Your Boss 01:37
she said stop staring at me/he heard it's yer own fault/she said stop staring at me/he heard it's what i want/why do you look like that/she said then so be it/if you must then get yer fill/then she said if i ever see you again you must know it will be too soon/then she disappeared from view/cousin hellfire who have you paid/how much would it take to walk away/a team of shrinks and more cash than you have/won't keep inside what you can't hold back/the things you've lost have become yer new boss/she said stop staring at me/he heard it's yer own fault/she said stop staring at me/he heard it's what i want/why do you look like that
I Thee Wed 07:06
Aquacrest 05:26


Does anyone read promotional blurb anymore? Is it necessary? I say No! But this is what is done, so this is what we're doing.

For those in the know, Trumans Water have been deconstructing indie rock conventions (and grammar rules) for more than 100 years now (or at least since the early 90s) and there's a reasonable chance you have totally missed out! But Trumans never stop.

Too true, the vet American "spazz-rock"/"squiggle-core" quartet has been scarce in their native land in recent years: releases mostly on Euro-labels (and now a label based in Thailand!); touring almost exclusively "over there." One co-founding Branstetter brother, singer-guitarist Kevin, even settled down in France; the other, guitarist-vocalist Kirk, remains in Portland, Oregon, where TW set up in 1995 (formed in San Diego circa 1991).

The 14 tracks of O Zeta Zunis, album #13,14,15 or 16 depending on how you may wish to count, manage one helluva collective double-feat: sounding like distinct, engaging, chance-taking, raw-boned guit-stoked rock to any given listener -- whether they know the Water or no -- and coming off to TW fans as strikingly fresh while hearkening back to classic Trumans material.

Yes, the latter means going all the way back to 1992's debut Of Thick Tum -- enthusiastically tracked by legendary Brit radio DJ John Peel in its entirety, c'est vrai -- and their 1993 2xLP follow-up, Spasm Smash XXXOXOX Ox & Ass. (Note: you're still on your own in unravelling Trumans-ian title-age.)

O Zeta Zunis sports a few slowed-up passages that help accentuate the melodic riff-drive of "Last Time" or the balls-out whizz-bang of "Greased Water," the twitchy-catchy frolic of "5-7-10 Split" or the rubbery buzz-chug of "You Live Out Loud." There're loping jams and snappy sonic sputter-blasts as well. Essence of Trumans.

Chèvre Au Lait slows things down with subtlety, yet remains as twisted as ever, in the fashion of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, fusing madness with restraint and even devolving into post-punk reminiscent of England in the early 80s, which has become popular again with the punk youth of today.

Folks, this ain't history -- this is ... living, loopy rock and/or roll! Trumans Water never left so won't you please welcome them back?

Thailand based label tenzenmen has long been a fan of Trumans Water and was so disappointed that their last two albums were not available on CD, and unable to complete the collection in their music library, that they invested their inheritance monies into bringing these albums to the most unpopular format in recorded history.


released June 14, 2021

all songs by trumans
recorded at chavez studios
geoff soule
michael coumatos
kevin branstetter
kirk branstetter
john schier drums on #12
emily coleman hand claps #9

©justice my eye/elevated loin 2019

original tape release by novitic industries noviticindustries.bandcamp.com


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