On the Brain

by Eichin Schmeichin

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about

My last album was made during an overlong winter. When spring finally arrived, the outdoors became very green, like the cover of the Beach Boys' Smiley Smile. Everything looked new and surreal. I decided that instead of spending my time indoors, staring into a computer screen, as I did with my last album, I would record much of it outdoors.

During that winter, my mother dug up some old home videos of my childhood. They were equally surreal.

Much later on, relatives of my family were having a new baby, and our family babysat their children. We took them to Brookfield Zoo, where both nature and my childhood collided. I hadn't been there in a while, but I used to go there all the time. I recorded some sounds there as well.

Big inspirations for this album: "Little Pad" by the Beach Boys, "Leaf House" by Animal Collective

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released June 19, 2015

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Eichin Schmeichin Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Track Name: For Show
Leprechaun you
caught in the grass
Put it in a glass
with airholes
Bring it to your class
for show and tell
Track Name: Honey Song
Kang

Bees may
king their
honey
Track Name: Just a Bit Concerned
It sure is nice outside
I'm sittin' on my front lawn
where the grass is green, the sky above is blue
It's blue, it's like it's brand new-hoo
It's blue, it's blue, but I am blue too
I'm worried that I'll waste my life
and spend my time all wrong and die
and not contribute good things to the earth