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Beast of Needs

by Old Earth

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released September 4, 2019

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"Welcome to Grace"

Was it the rain I was chanting about? Was it enough? It was

It was It was




"I Saw the Light and I Liked It"

I'm wide awake
to who I am and was before and

Pine away
to who we are and were before

And crowd around
the lines'll form a tidal wave

It's out of bounds
and called to roam around the day

What's mine to take?
What part of wrong is on the way?


If I die awake (today), it's mine to say I'm not afraid




"Lake Emily"

(instr.)




"O.N.A. (Lost Arrow)"

One night away!
One night to say it 'fore it's old

I'm dying to wait!
I'm dying to stay before I go

Won't rely on a symbol
Won't rely on a simple line

Ona Ona Ona




"Pretty Grim"

Find me waiting for some line, O!




'Pastor Claire"

When the map we read by candle light
got lost along the way, and

Voices on the ceiling line
at sacred times of day


We met below the crossing lines
that dot along the way, and

I meant it like a fetal sound
to the mountain of the day


O set fire! O set time!




"The Trackless (Unturning the Wheel)"

(instr.)




"a lone pillar is a Pedestal"

(instr.)




"Here Again (Is this the road to Helenback?)"

Deep like the tone of a swell, and
Oh how the wind blows

Pitched on the side of a line, and
Thrown out the window






Written and Recorded by Todd Umhoefer


Additional Mixing by Kevin Bush




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Old Earth Portland, Oregon

"Folk rock with strong elements of avant-classical music"
- SF Deli Magazine

Included in The Journal Sentinel's "20 Best Milwaukee Songs and Albums of the 2010s"

"Tonal delight, packed with experience . . . He sounds enchanting" - NME
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Songs by Todd Umhoefer
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(photo by Ryan Bieber)
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