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Shot Robot / Elements

by Partial Traces

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Shot Robot 03:17
O worker, o searcher, we all make lines, we all make broken lines Hey mister, they saw your sister working downtown, all the way downtown Now driver, change directions. Take me downtown, take me downtown. I wasn't worried about anything, I saw your number and I let the phone ring. We all make paths, leave broken tracks, hoping for some kind of contact. Now workers, go and find her. We all make lines - go find her broken line. Hey sisters, we somehow missed her - the line divides. This is the first time. We look, we lay down lines. Our lines depend on what we find. Nobody's ready for a trip to the sun. You go too far, now you're the only one. We look, can't find the path - partial traces aren't enough for contact. Here, hidden in these lines, these empty spaces held your name this whole time. In from relay - how can it be? How can it say WAIT ON ME
Elements 03:04
"It's not a game without some rules, it's no good without rules" you said, and dealt the deck. "Good rules, we don't need a lot, help sort out what we've got" you said, and started naming elements. We play by our own call, and this way is how it goes. In this game, if it's a game at all, we say, and say we know. We play, you take every trick, and I, the optimist, say "You gotta play to win." Each game, one guess towards the truth. I'll ante anything for you - let me learn how to sin. You laugh, the next hand raise the stakes, anticipate all my mistakes. Go ahead - I'm already in.


Two songs from our upcoming second album. Available at shows as a book of matches with a printed download code.


released December 10, 2018

Recorded at the Terrarium in Minneapolis. Engineered by Jacques Wait

Maren Macosko: Vocals, Guitar
Brad Lokkesmoe: Drums
Annie Sparrows: Guitar, Vocals
Nate Gangelhoff: Guitars, Synth, Piano
Mike Rose: Bass

Music by Nate Gangelhoff. Lyrics by Maren Macosko. All songs arranged by Partial Traces.


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Partial Traces Minneapolis, Minnesota

Maren Macosko - Vocals + Keys

Brad Lokkesmoe - Drums

Annie Sparrows - Guitar

Nate Gangelhoff - Guitars + Synth

Mike Rose - Bass
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