The Day We Met

by The Other Stars

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $5 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Fantastic 6 panel digipak version of The Other Stars - "The Day We Met" album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Day We Met via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

     $10 USD or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 29 Take This To Heart Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Day We Met, We Were Kids (Acoustic), Rodia, Disposable, Driftwood Songs, A Glimpse Of Self Joy, Folly, We Were Kids, and 21 more. , and , .

     $23.25 USD or more (25% OFF)

     

1.
2.
3.
02:52
4.
02:47
5.
6.
03:52
7.
02:19
8.
02:07

about

You’ve heard the story. Band writes amazing album, stuff doesn’t go well, band breaks up, either no one hears the album or there becomes this really crazy cult following around that album. We're hoping this story becomes the later.

The Other Stars made a statement behind their current hiatus (you can read here) and singer/guitarist Connor Bird even started his own non-profit to make sure people can be more aware and not be scared to take action about their own health.

That brings us to the album at hand. The Other Stars (possibly swan song) new album is entitled The Day We Met, fittingly enough the day that some people get to hear this stellar band may be the last. The words that begin the album in the aptly named song Everyone I Know are "I watched you walk away", possibly eerily signifying what was/is to come. On TDWM you get hit in the face with songs like Castle Hill and Future Distant History while the band also shows they can strip things down with intimate acoustic songs like on their epic album closer Wasted. If you already miss bands like Piebald and Modern Baseball, this album is going to fill your void, but sadly, you may already start missing The Other Stars.

The Day We Met” is out now on CD/Digital via Take This To Heart Records. The album was produced and mixed by Arun of Saves The Day. 10% of every dollar will go to The Organization For The Pursuit of Happiness.

credits

released April 28, 2017

Connor Bird - Guitar / Vocals
Matt O'Loughlin - Guitar
Derek Johnson - Bass
Colton Mead - Drums

Produced and mixed by Arun Bali
Engineered by Tate Mercer
Mastered By Colin Swanke

Photo by Niantong Tang

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Take This To Heart Records Westfield, Massachusetts

We are an independent record label based out of Massachusetts bringing you music and bands that we love.

contact / help

Contact Take This To Heart Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: Everyone I Know
i watched you walk away
you'll never know just how wrong
or sustained we could be

i let you unzip me
and then watched it all fall
i'm not so strong after all

i watched you walk away
you were humming my songs
oh, you'll never know what i saw

you watched me thin and fade
and disappear into the wall
i'm not so strong after all
after all
Track Name: Future Distant History
calling upon everyone
tear the house down, yell the small sounds
aging this fast isn't fun
feeling lousy when you kiss me
you're my future distant history

knowing the faucet's been on
see the slipstream and it's sickening
don't you dare say you will miss me

don't let it go, don't let it go to your head

let's grow claws and let's start digging up out of our graves
forget those crying aloud to be saved
and let everything go, cause feelings are lame
and let everything go, cause everyone knows that secrets fall asleep
in the back of their entitled company
where the distant future, past and present meet
and where nothing keeps

calling upon everyone
want to scream once and for all
watching you leave is just the start
want to close my tired old eyes, i want to hit a home run heart
calling upon everyone
want to scream once and for all
watching you leave is no fun
no more missed calls
in new england i wish it always felt like fall

so far away from anything that once made sense to me
blurred led and tv screens, the things i've seen the things i've seen
i've lived so many days it's all a haze and i know that i'm not afraid
to say
i've been wondering, my summer thing, september starts so soon
i'm old enough for all the secret words the night wind blows throughout your room

calling upon only one
hope you mean it that you'll miss me when you're gone
cause watching you leave is no fun
no more missed calls
in new england i wish it always felt like fall
Track Name: Fragile!
we could make things right
or just stay inside
for the night

we could make things right
or just stay inside
for the night
for the night

so long ago
i'll never obtain you
or let go
sustain you

we'll never make things right
you'll just stay the night
and that's alright
and that's alright

so long ago
i learned all about you
your voice made it sound true
so long to go
we'd drink in the basement
i'll never erase it

so long ago
i'll never obtain you
or let go
sustain you
so long to go
what were we facing
and won't you erase me?
Track Name: Flood
burst encasing, silhouette driving, self help liquid bookshelf drying
skinniest mind where the lips were sewn, it doesn't feel like home
i saw you in the pages of a book
i heard you laughing and i couldn't bear to look
i saw you on the red line train alone
and you were heading anywhere but

ungrown, i can't let it go
i was facing nothing outwardly amazing
they were right that i was hallowed
i was crazy
the thoughtless thoughtfulness so deathly entertained me

disable me with silence, drunken lovelessness and how you're very sorry

oh no, i can't let it go
all the drinks that we spilled down in the basement, covered up and now

i'm so set back, off track, i'm so ungrown
i don't feel i can call anywhere home

oh no, i can't let it go
me and jenny we would drink down in the basement
yeah we'd smile and talk of amy, and our families
and all the places and the things we're always missing
and the people, and the slipstream, and we'd act like they were listening
oh no, i can't let it go
we would drink and laugh through truth and lies
we would say goodbye
Track Name: The Day We Met
the day we met i had so many secrets left to share
looked like the shower water had tangled up your hair
i showed up at your door wearing my business suit that didn't suit me well
you said that you could hardly tell

the day we met, it was the same i felt about you then that i will feel about you in the very end
i saw you in the tv there and you had the strangest colored hair
you tackled me into the dewey grass, i didn't mean to burn your arm
the summer night we fell in love in the backyard

the day we met, it was the same i felt about you then that i will feel about you when this all begins
but no ones really there, and you're not scared
Track Name: Castle Hill
I could turn this car around
shift shakily through gears
and make the long trek to your house

and then the engine will scream out
i'll put a finger to its mouth
and we will figure this thing out

i'm really trying
but you know i'd be lying
if i said i didn't fall in love

remember when we broke into your neighbors house
it was so many years back now
we found a bed, they never found out

campaign days and soundly sleeping sideways
oh emily, stop kissing me

you're probably gone
residing in some old song
i've probably known all along
you've probably known all along

you're probably back
in some car
on some street, in some fucking parking lot
where old friends and memories meet
how can i describe that i'm not ready for you to leave

you're probably far, far too gone
but what if you're not?
i'm probably far, far too gone
but what if i'm not?
well i could turn this car around
Track Name: Mr. Boston
oh mr. boston
they're all the craziest days
slippery, sauced and
riding the laziest wave
you must have lost them
when you let loose illusions, tie your shoes and move your hunting water for snakes

oh mr. boston
do you move when you lose?
you know i'm lost and
i'm oh so very confused
you're chasing chasing
singing the clearwater blues
and you're the radio-friendly you

i guess i'll never learn
if you know the words sing them back
now i think its your turn, i'm through
is that too much to ask

oh mr boston
when did it get dark?
I think I knew you,
think you knew from the start
you're chasin, chasin...
the windows clear color art
i'm gonna figure out all the parts

i guess i'll never learn
if you know the words sing them back
now i think its your turn, i'm through
is that too much to ask
'cause i am not coming back for days
no i'm not coming back for days
oh whoa, whoa, whoa

maybe you never knew the words to my songs
all along
i was all out of tune and drinking
so just sing them wrong
'cause i am not coming back for days
no i'm not coming back for days
oh whoa, whoa, whoa
Track Name: Wasted
just where does everything eventually start?
is it where you're wearing my sweatshirt
and walking through the park?
so many nights were wasted
where we were wasted
at UMass Memorial, where the stories told
I'm working harder to erase it
do you remember how we faced it?

in the back lots
abandoned undersides
of rotting bridges where rusted cars won't hide
i will crack my teeth on streetlights
to illuminate the dark night
did you think i was wasted?
did you think i was wasted
when i got up the nerve to finally stop and face it?

i remember your green dress
after that long kiss
i near lost my breath