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Early Birdy 03:54
Ebbs & Flows 04:52
Mi Corazon 03:19


"Compassing was a chance to take the surf trip I'd always wanted. We departed at the beginning of May and lucked into the run of south swell that slammed the west coast in 2013. Mexico is less affected by the digital age. When you are in the countryside you are disconnected from everything. Raw displays of life and death around every corner. Living amongst all this is like stepping into the sun after a long cold winter, it feels uncomfortable at first. After a while you start to wonder how you survived otherwise." - Cyrus Sutton

COMPASSING by Korduroy.tv & Reef
1. La La Love You - SHA-LA-LOVE
2. Don't Ever Get Old - VACATION
3. Early Birdy - OJOS ROJOS Bonus
4. Little Corona - HOLY ROLLER EP
5. Heel Spur (Instrumental) - SLOW EASY DEATH
6. Holy Roller (Single Version) - HOLY ROLLER EP
7. Ebbs & Flows - HOLY ROLLER EP
8. Dead Mariachi - SLOW EASY DEATH
9. Ride the Tide - SLOW EASY DEATH
10. Mi Corazon - SUN'S TOO BRIGHT

#1, 9 & 10 recorded to 8-track cassette tape by Matt Adams in Oakland & LA, CA 2010-2013. #2 & 4 recorded to 2" & digital by Carlos Arredondo at New, Improved Recording in Oakland, CA 2011. #3 recorded by Joel Jerome at Abbey Road West LA, CA 2013. #6 recorded to 1/4" tape by JP Bendzinski at Jazz Cats in Long Beach, CA 2012. #7 recorded by Kevin Yost at Milkroute Records, Costa Mesa, CA 2012. #5 & 8 recorded to 2" by Justin McNeight & Ed Rawls, & assisted by Ben Coleman at The Living Room Recording in Atlanta, GA 2013. Most tracks mastered by Jason Martinez fuzzhouse.com


released October 2, 2013

Matt Adams - Sings, guitar, bass, drums, keys, misc.
Pearl Charles - Sings #2, 3, 6, 7, 8. Drums on #5, 8.
DA Humphrey - Bass #5, 6, 8.
Will Halsey - Drums #2, 4. Sings #2
Sean Olmstead - Bass #4


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The Blank Tapes Los Angeles, California

“The Blank Tapes sound like the Archies if Lou Reed had written their songs.” -- The New Yorker

“A bent version of 60’s pop...really fun.” -- NPR

“A Winsome Garage-Pop Gem.” -- SPIN

“Awesome every time.” -- LA Weekly
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