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"Unexpected, inspired, and slightly out of step with the wider world" - GoldFlakePaint

- Bandcamp's album of the day! daily.bandcamp.com/2019/01/07/pickle-darling-bigness-review/

- Radio NZ feature: www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/2018680742/pickle-darling-s-lukas-mayo-on-his-debut-album-bigness

- Radio NZ placed 'Biology' among best New Zealand songs of 2018: www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/2018674691/rnz-music-s-favourite-local-songs-of-2018

music videos:
Biology: youtu.be/BAGfjWztjEU
Soft Cars: youtu.be/P3m5kXy5HxI
Even Pinker: youtu.be/BYIzVn0oQOg
Bicycle Weather: youtu.be/ukIAWz9LR0Q
Rinse Spin Cycle / Nicolas Cage: youtu.be/BXPtzHS87dY
Greta: youtu.be/vz0QAshRx7U

ZT106 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2019

credits

released January 4, 2019

all songs written by Lukas Mayo, except for track 6 which was written by Lukas Mayo and Alex Montenegro

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produced by Lukas Mayo
mixed and mastered by Matthew Gunn
art by Heather Marigold
design by Thomas Barrer
Bret Michaels impersonation by Josiah Langan

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thank you Matthew Gunn, Christie Shortal, Heather Marigold, Marcus Burton, Cameron Finlay, Martin Sagadin, Julia Sharp, Indira Force, Charis Sanders, Richard Dada/Larsen, Alex Montenegro (Skirts), Fuvk, Thomas Barrer, Nate Tamblyn, Alex Olsen-Smith, Simone Dobbie, Josiah Langan, Stephen East, Cece Cox, De Stevens, Filip Zemčík, Alexander Jones, Ruby Rowe, Luke Cox, Tony Stamp, Claude Vause, and yoooooou

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Track Name: Bicycle Weather
how long
can your lover hold on for you to explain where you're gone?

come on!
can you feel it when i brush my fingertips on your arm?

how long
can you keep a secret? hold my precious thoughts in your palm

it's no fun
to tell the world you're just a friend and nothing more, you're no one

but is my art pure enough or should i go home
cause my favourite beatle is yoko
Track Name: Mouthful
i can't explain
how i came to be such a failure
and then she said "i mean what's your name?"
"my bad i must have misheard"
take me away
or i'll get me in your cellphone
now please tell me would you walk away
if i spoke only in quotes from 'her'

with a mouthful of wine gums i killed myself
and my lower half descended straight into hell
and my top half rose up into the clouds, i'm still there
and my friends they all picked their favourite half
and they climbed up the neck of the nearest giraffe
and they found me up there trying to open a can of last laughs

some day that sweetheart will be mine
pretty soon that sweetheart will be mine
some day that sweetheart will be mine
pretty soon that sweetheart will be mine

i want to stay
i want to stay
i want to stay right here for now
oh let me stay
i want to stay
oh let me stay
i want to stay
i want to stay
i want to stay right here for now
oh let me stay
i want to stay
i want to stay right here for now
Track Name: Greta
i am just another subpar remake
just another cash in
just another cash in
another year, another tax rebate
another sad boy song
another sad boy song
another sad boy song
Track Name: Rinse Spin Cycle / Nicolas Cage
now, last week
rinse and spin cycle, once repeat
fine, it's clear
that you don't want to see me, my dear

when in rome, when in rome
rinse in spin cycle, once repeat
when in rome , when in rome
every good time comes with a receipt
so rinse in spin cycle, once repeat

to be honest, if i were you
i woulda left me for him too
to be honest, if i were you
i woulda left me for him too
life's alright, life's fine
you're born, you wank, and then you die
to be honest, if i were you
i woulda left me for him too

i want to stay back and watch that
nicolas cage movie about the bat
bitten man on my tv at the flat
i'm scared my friends will learn to drive
will i be needed still to offer rides?
i just want a friend there by my side
i don't need to be paid back for the fire wood
that i covered payment for cause i
don't want the money i just want a warm floor
what if nobody likes my music?
what will i do to still exude hubris?
i have a music degree and it's useless
next week i die in a flashflood
hold my head face down in the bathtub
a breath of bathroom air will be my last one
for you, i would conquer my chronic seasickness
and sail on the ship of theseus
hit the rocks and smash it to pieces
rise again three days like i'm jesus
water parts as the shore comes to greet us
bathroom lights go autokinesis
fall again to the floor, the frame freezes
the final scene of 400 blows
but no french boy to run, strike a pose
cause my blood runs when the floor strikes my nose
i die face down on the wet tiles alone
fourth wall break on my camera phone
i'm done!
Track Name: 5am
hell for me is sitting on a beach surrounded by sounds of fit men playing with a vortex
sand flies in my face like the sandman's ass when spiderman says "i forgive you"
(when spiderman says "i forgive you")
enough time has passed now we look like the cast of the last of the summerwine
it's night time now, and i'm driving you home, and we're listening to bedbug 'lillies,' yea that's a cool song
it's a cool song

cause my friend
you are worth the extra petrol
you are worth the extra data
you are worth the lunch i can't afford
oh dude i'm like this with all my friends but
can i come over and platonically play with your hair
can i come over and platonically play with your hair
Track Name: Happy Together (feat. Skirts)
my good friends are kind to me
but i still get nervous metaphysically
and i move from person to object
i am person and object

we play dress up like mike and eleven
in the upside down we are happy together
and now you know we can't get out
but you know we can't get out

he's so much more financially stable than i can be
but i can't explain what you mean to me
and you know i care for you
and you know i care for you

in the next life i will work til i'm sore
and i'll talk to the boy who comes into my store
and i won't lose my train of thought
he makes me lose my train of thought

(skirts)
never thought it'd be like this
watching him wash his engine clean
under the rubble
he hid his trouble

on tuesday my phone rang twice
i didn't call back, not sure why
i'll always love him
can't always call him
Track Name: Soft Cars
i'm sorry i'm here
it's late but i'm cold and i can't get my car on the road
i feel at home here
it's 10pm and i'm bored of reading communist blogs on my phone

but there is a finite amount of me
and this is such a fine night
i love it when you come over to my house

phone broke so then i go home
in my sleep i was touched by the ghost of josh groban
first hand account, my first band
these cursed boy's thoughts, will my conservative friends understand

how cold the winter evenings are now
how warm the conversations
and i can hear you breathing when i listen close
but we should stop right now
cause we can do it when you come over to my house

we can do it when you come over to my house
Track Name: Biology
logic comes from the heart
logic comes from the heart
when i met you my body clock reset back to the start

logic comes from the brain
logic comes from the brain
when i met you my ideology crumbled in shame

logic comes from the hands
logic comes from the hands
when i met you the universe reversed to the big bang

logic comes from the feet
logic comes from the feet
when i met you all of new zealand sank into the sea
when i met you water rushed in and i started to breathe
Track Name: Even Pinker
darling, oh i've a voice not made for mass consumption
headphones can't quite conceal my sufjan impersonation
the cable attracting interfering radiation
are you able to forgive this ground hum, this ground

but there is something wrong with me
there is something wrong with me
there is something wrong with me

a little bit when you're not here
my dear
my dear
when you're not here
my dear
my dear
Track Name: Peppermint Patty
i had sushi with my friend isaac
and he had noodles and we talked some shit
and i told him my love life and he told me his
and he told me his

luke’s up north, i’ll visit one day
ruby’s in nelson, she’s got a nice place
and christie is leaving, she’s good at screenprints
she’s gone for nine months

i met someone at a gig friday night
the show went to 12 but we stay til 2
he told me his name and i told him mine
and that i told him mine

he gave me his number and i wrote it down
and then he told me that he was soon leaving town
we had to catch up again the next day
or at least sometime before he went away

so when i got home i sent him a text
and asked him when i could go see him next but
to my confusion it didn’t go through
cause i think i misheard a digit or two

i used up my data searching his name
or at least a profile picture with his face
and to my despair nothing came up
but infatuation that i had saved up broke me

it broke me

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