Chukchansi’s Complacency for Beginners

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    California Heart is the second full length and sixth release from San Francisco’s Great Apes. The record, akin to much of the band’s earlier material, is thematic. With California Heart, the concept is a fictional one, revolving around an alienated adolescent residing in Fresno, CA. Each song is written in first person and tackles a myriad of subjects including mental illness, suburban doldrums, creativity, nature as a sanctuary, social isolation, perceptions of adulthood, cliques, bullying, drugs, suicide, and an ever-crystallizing and often cynical view of the world. In its entirety, the record is intended to be a portrait of navigating coming of age as an outcast, in a stagnant and less-than-nurturing environment. Although the writing is founded in fiction, it’s undoubtedly inspired by personal experiences, and anyone who grew up feeling weird, anxious, down, and/or angst-ridden in a place they wanted out of should have no problem finding points of relation.

    The record was recorded over four days this past spring by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden.

    SIDE A
    1.California Heart
    2.The Last Days of Tranquility
    3.Saint Brasher
    4.Bullard Hex
    5.Brown Dots

    SIDE B
    6.Regarding the You in Me
    7.Chukchansis Complacency for Beginners
    8.Prom Com
    9.Shut in with the Burden
    10.The Escapist

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the ballpark has-beens
watch the Grizzlies play
idly cheering for false faith
in some better days

the game has been rigged
it’s set for defeat
they’ll bet on stacked odds
cuz’ they’re so minor league

you can try and you can dream
but it won’t do anything…
so keep calm and die
there’s rot dogs and piss beer
to lull out sure loss
the painkillers of commerce
or clutching a cross

swing for the grandstands
with no follow through
in the nosebleeds of life
settling is all they can do

you can try and you can dream
but it won’t do anything…
so keep calm and die

rise in revelry
for mediocrity
for blind complacency
let’s rally for decay
and when the eighth inning hits
we better call it quits
our team is always shit
oh what’s the point anyway?

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from California Heart, released October 14, 2016

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