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This e.p. was made over a period of a year while we resided in different locations. Ideas were sent back and forth and grew as we became more comfortable sharing ourselves in the project. Such a space should exist for all people to openly be themselves. This is for them.

credits

released August 4, 2017

All songs written, recorded, and mixed by HOSTXESS and AJAI.


Amanda Durepos was and continues to be responsible for the wonderful collage adorning the "cover" of our fair e.p.

Thank you to Vovo Saramanda for percussion contributions on On Mars.

Thank you to An Oral History of Cucumberz for your clutch drums on Sparse.

Thank you to Jonathon Thompson for your contributions on Cradled and Cold.

Thank you to Joseph Edward Yonker for your bass contributions on Cradled and Cold.

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V Olympia, Washington

V is a collaboration between HOSTXESS and Ajai. The project stems from a common adoration of the textures around us and attempts to frame these textures within the context of pop. In doing so, we allow ourselves to feel that we are not alone.

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Track Name: On Mars
What is this body to you?
And what does this body do?
how can I carry it?
spilling over
buying bruises for the sake of life

How do you pray
In a body that holds sound like a cave
I wonder
As my hands hold one another
After you pray
Am I folding my corners on a fault line

Is my body weak or thin?
And what does that say of my will?
Do I bend to your every whim?
Bruised in the motions of the gallant fils

Ooh do you love me?
Ooh just let me be
Ooj do you love me?
Ooh just let me be

In a cave hands clasped
Your words the sutures for the broken hymns
Your breaks and spills, your bruises just still
Tender for life, the marrow distilled

Ooh do you love me?
Ooh just let me be
Ooj do you love me?
Ooh just let me be
Track Name: Sparse
This sparse a scene would have me fleeing
Right to the edge of your vanity
I know it's not how it's supposed to be
Perhaps I'm just too vain to stop and see

That it's me too
me too
me too
me too

I'll wait around to see you cause a scene
Or drink yourself drink yourself stupid like you've been
I know your heart's headed for the wrong
But it's me, I've got to stay strong

leave me too
you would
leave me too
leave me too
Track Name: This Time
Think twice
I might
This time

Think less
Be right
Alright
Track Name: Maybe Our Love Is The Curse
What ya thinkin'
What ya thinkin'
Why can't you tell me?
What ya thinkin'
Do secrets cause a stir?
Your mouth with corners turned down never looked worse

Maybe our love was the curse
Maybe our love was the curse

Why can't you tell me?
Tight lips sworn to secrets

Have we reached, have we reached the end
Has the circle formed it's edge

Why can't you tell me?
What ya thinking'
do secrets cause a stir?

Back knotted with memories
your expression before you left me
wild nights and the bends
stomach bundled holding everything in

Maybe our love was the curse
Maybe our love was the curse
Maybe our love

Do secrets cause a stir?
Do secrets cause a stir?
Do secrets cause a stir?

Maybe our love was the curse
Maybe our love was the curse
Maybe our love was the curse
Track Name: Cradled and Cold
Cupped in cold hands,
My melted butter edges harden,
bowed and round

Clear, like water, circling
My reaction is your move
Soft lines will be guides for the next time

I feel your mold
But I don't want to be confined
I'm trying to extend my thoughts into my limbs

Move again
Move again

Well the cradle of comfort isn't so cold
And the heat of hunger isn't enough

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