Romances You

by Bent Denim

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    Our debut album 'Romances You' on CD. Jewel Case.

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    Our debut album 'Romances You' on Cassette Tape made by Paco Tapes.

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about

Ben — "This album was crafted in numerous spaces over a few years —two dorm rooms (a single and a double), a mansion’s foyer, my brother’s living room in New Orleans, my childhood bedroom, a backhouse, my friend Robbie’s extra bedroom, Dennis’ last three rented bedrooms in New Orleans, and a rented bedroom in Nashville. All of these spaces have imprinted a different sonic character on the parts of the songs. The reflections of these rooms combine to create an album without any real sense of place."

Dennis — "motion- limos and cars
algiers, uptown, irish channel
sense of place
Living in New Orleans is a little like living through the rise and fall of the Roman Empire."

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released April 28, 2015

Manager — Connor Crawford — connorbcrawford@gmail.com
PR — Caitlin Pasko — caitlin@drunkenpiano.com
Radio — Tyler Freese — tyler@co-sign.com

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Bent Denim New Orleans, Louisiana

Bent Denim builds beautiful, narrative- driven songs by swapping tracks over email between their respective home bases of
Nashville, New York, and New Orleans.

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Track Name: Good Night's Sleep
it was a green morning
you told me in a cab
you fucked me in mourning
just like that dream i’d already had

i was a father
for a few weeks
but you wouldn’t let me
i was just your fodder
for a good night sleep


Im stuck in daydreams and sex dreams
and reality i cant keep straight
like you saying you wanted
2 ½ kids with a white picket fence
my erratic heart rate has started to inflate
and i don't know when it will stop
in this cab i'm aware of the blood in my ears
but its been there all these years

i was a father
for a few weeks
but you wouldn’t let me
i was just your fodder
for a good night sleep


and when i think of those booze filled brunches
the sour aftertaste of your lipstick on my face
i think how kids mostly hate me
and how i wont make that much money
Track Name: Caitlin
Caitlin, do you like me?
I’ve stayed up all night typing
your name into search engines
looking at two dimensions
of your perfect face and body
having brunch with friends and not me
previous jobs and diplomas
history of lymphoma
Track Name: City Of Gardens
when you go to sleep i’m gonna try on your clothes
with both my eyes closed just so i can know
what it feels to be inside you
you’re a city of gardens
guarded but unopposed
i’m watering your ankles
and sowing your toes
i’m patient farmers boy

i’m attempting to kill off all your favorite characters


that city of gardens was savannah
and when i left it was frozen in amber
like my parents friends i envy them
all the same routines in their brainstem
and i should get to know your bearings better
all i know is the neon south

i’m attempting to kill off all your favorite characters
Track Name: Key Lime Pie
You threw up in a limousine
on the way back from Bourbon Street
on the night of your bridal shower
you told me then that you loved me
in a drunk dial like we were both 18
i said i missed you
then the line died

you got to name your sister’s horse
where to live when your kin had run their course
thick slice of divorce served like key lime pie
favorite weatherman gave it to you straight
that one summer of one hundred and eight
you didn’t say goodbye just like you never ate breakfast

take me back to you back then
i’m not who i was back then
in the summer air i binge
to the thought
of you back then
i’m not who i was back then

the breakfast sat when you left
on the table for days and days
i knew sometime you’d come back
i just didn’t know when
i tried to call ann marie
maid of honor always made fun of me
back in those days when you were mine
Track Name: Off Chance
get me out of this place
take me back to the wonder years
those mystery midnight rides
before you fed the undertow
mistletoe & lights
that christmas eve came back to me
and i'll be lost for a while
hoping

ill protect you through the lowlands
and i'll be right here on the off chance
that you still stop by in my shadow
and creak through doorways
and tilt picture frames

if you had an extra life
would you fuck it up with dope and white lies
just like i did mine
i’m a monster in your apartment
and when i disappear
into molecules will you breath me in
so i can be with you in some way i need you

ill protect you through the lowlands
and i'll be right here on the off chance
that you still stop by in my shadow
and creak through doorways
and tilt picture frames
Track Name: China Doll
it was a misfire, a mistake
it doesn't weigh down on me like it does for you
feeling all punch drunk in the backseat
of a yellow cab 1000 miles away from you
lost in the daylight of a hotel room
pouring liquor all over some girl i knew you knew
it was a misfire, a mistake
it doesn't weigh down on me like it does for you

hit me like you mean it
hit me fair square in the jaw
so everyone can see it
tell them all just what you saw
hit you like i need it
you’re my china doll and i risked it all
but i guess i can’t see it
so hit me cause i need it
Track Name: If But For You
i’ve been kissing your shadow for about three days
i forgot to behave simply made it up along the way
worried your mind hasn’t had enough to eat today
never heard a single word in my sleep i just lip synced
and washed pieces of myself down your kitchen sink

i’m older than magic but still taste like dirt
so give me your silence or i’ll steal all your copper
suffer your anxiety and experience your nightmares next to you
i’m proud to call you home i don’t remember much before you
we’re covalent sharing everything
walked into your life because you left the door open

you could be my new scar if you make good marks

this could be a false start
full of watertight dead ends
do you believe in agency
i dont believe in me if but for you
you were born in a factory
and you were a mystery
but open too

when i grow up
i wanna be unemployed
so i can spend all day
playing with your toys
Track Name: Often
chunks of marble that mean a lot to somebody
gummy bears stuck to your naked body
broken babies in boston i think of you often
your perfect like a red head at sunset
this microphone’s gonna leave one of us upset
i still hear your organs working when it gets too quiet
cannibalizing whatever you mean to me systematic destroying everything
remembering the daydreams and writing down a few things in audubon park

what's it like to go wedding cake tasting?

you,
that redhead at sunset
calling from a payphone
telling me you're upset
clouding over daydreams
leaving them unread
in a notebook taken by me
from your dead dad

what's it like to go wedding cake tasting?
what’s it like to go?
Track Name: Jesus Called
are you fit for trial feeling like a vending machine in your apartments lobby
how many shoes did you lose in the last move
wearing an engagement ring just for attention it seems
i didn’t notice the weight that you gained over easter break
jesus called he said you should let me in
Track Name: 16th Ward
woke up in a ranch house
only remember turning off the lights
whispering about stage fright
blond hair & black lace
checkerboard linoleum
under my feet
bent over the kitchen sink
closing my eyes
this was a daydream
of businessmen alike
a stable family life
tv dinners & a hot wife

lived by a graveyard
back in the sixteenth ward
we were having a good day
our neighbors buried themselves in our front yard
they named their dog dixie
flinched when she barked at me
when we used the back door
lock it we’ve been robbed before
i’m stealing your cable
and using your wifi
stole some bank statements
left town started a new life