The Palm Tree

by Chris & Mollie

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A copy of The Palm Tree recorded onto a compact disc. With liner notes and lyrics.

    Includes immediate download of 11-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 500 

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
Slow Sunrise 04:45
sunrise so slow I'm sure to wake though sunrise warm glow pour through that window it does not hurt my eyes it will not burn my eyes no matter how it tries all the short short circuits in my brain cannot start to begin to explain these strange beings that surround me OH are they aliens or am I one of them? do we share the same sun the same light that shines so bright still it doesn't hurt my eyes OH what does it burn for what do I yearn for? what is the secret to the glow? oh the glow I think it's burning to say it's okay it's okay to be happy sad or sappy so what? so what? I'm all choked up an emotional slut who can't get it up can't get it up now can't get it two for six eight who do you appreciate? can't get it up eight six four two is there anything you wanna do? can't get it up
2.
Gravity 04:50
I am so sick of you are you sick of me I hope so in the morning dressing down it's the season it's the season to stick it's the season to stick stick stick stick around cause there are many ways to get by and you're the coolest of lies lie to me oh something sugary don't be a fool for love cause you might not ever find enough of that stuff i am so sick of you are you sick of me I hope so and weather or not we planned it this birth is now a planet a mass which we must orbit around around do you remember when we were young? I would whistle while you played drums we were happy and we had fun okay I really can't whistle but we had fun now we live in a home for the living dead and I'm so bored I don't care if we die of that stuff weather or not we planned it this birth is now a planet a mass which we must orbit around there are many ways to get by but you're the coolest of lies I am so sick of you are you sick of me I hope so I hope so I hope so I hope so oh even though I hope so we know we're not alone
3.
if you wanna be happy you'll leave you'll leave me for nothing more than an open sore the worst part of this is what we'll miss if we keep to these sheets in celibate sleep to stay with me you know you must be crazy and that's putting it gently my love this love is insanity in paladin skin there's no protection a corrosive core would cease to exist listless though it is to stay with me you know you must be crazy and that's putting it gently my love this love is insanity baby so what who cares who thinks we're nuts even if it's us NO especially if it's us we're not nuts
4.
when you walk outside and it's a bright new day and you start to wonder about the things that you might say to those people you'll meet and things that you might do and how it'll all seem so trivial when it's through trivial when it's through I'm fine thanks and how are you life is long and life is short you're anxious and then you're bored waiting waiting for someone to cut the cord we'll did that raven sing a song just for you was it shrill and awkward or did it ring true was the life you abandoned worth the penny you saved was it something you lost or something that you gave something that you gave away 5678 life is long and life is short you're anxious and then you're bored waiting waiting for someone to cut the cord why don't you trash a corporate store and write a song with just three chords and start a trend even if it's dumb and make believe you do it just for fun I did it just for fun now, now do you hate the hands of fate I hope it's not, not too late for the transition trade yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
5.
Nowhere 04:38
my my my my aren't you uncommonly verbose for a comatose man well my head may be empty but I've got breath a-aplenty so I do (yes you do) what I can (what you can) you've got to use what's in your hand oh I feel it comin on it's comin back strong I feel it comin on it's comin back so strong I feel it comin on I feel it I feel it yeah HEY what does it matter what does it matter to you what does it matter I wonder do you care at all? (I care, of course I care just not about you) at a a a - choo! I get a leak in my veins whenever I look whenever I look at a pretty face it's just my heart too big to keep let it leak, let it leak it's just my love so far at sea let him sink, let him let him sink let him sink it's just my will, it's growing weak I'm gonna let it leak (I'm gonna let it leak) Oh yeah entertain your body but don't lose your mind on the wayside or something will die in your arms tonight mmmmmm oh my dear are we now here or are we nowhere now? (a-choo!) or are we no where now? Now my dear are we now here or are we or are we or are we or are we no where now now now NOW! Hey pretty lady you know you are lookin better than ever!
6.
Mice Eyes 02:31
your pupils move like mice scatter like dice when you lie it shows through those lovely eyes I adored once now no more (no no more idle chatter, no more playing shoots and ladders) it came as no surprise I knew this would die because time always yields that final prize well surprise, surprise getting drunk seems to be the way I cope with losing hope! aaaaa aHHHH Hey, hey let's get this party started
7.
Waltz 04:57
the circumstances dictate you won't escape the feeling of "I'm okay" so the sun also rises for one more day oh don't believe all the shit that you've seen it makes a pretty picture but such a lousy dream and all the make-up can't make it better well maybe marginally don't believe all the shit that you've seen it makes a pretty picture but such a fucked-up dream and all the make-up can't make it better well maybe marginally you must try leave this world behind you must try leave this world behind you tug my shirt I brush your skirt we dance and flirt, waltzing you say "everyday I'll miss LA the dirty air and palm trees" swaying in the breeze la di da di da you clasp my hand like a rubber band snap me back and say we must try oh we must try to leave this world behind
8.
You mean so much to me My plastic surgery means nothing nothing without you you know it's true are you honestly going to leave me I don't think so I think you are a liar, liar ain't no one gonna love you out there the way that I do right here you're ugly don't take it from me take it from the priest he told me my child you are out of luck god is a superficial fuck and you're an ugly duck I took a step (I took a) I took a step (I took a) mother wept when I I took a step it's gonna take awhile for this newborn child to learn hot to learn how to dance learn how to dance come on she don't want to see me shining even if my world is dying she won't let me out for nothing even if my world is dying dying dying (I'm dead)
9.
it was no bother or was it to you my fairweather child born in june too soon to be aware of awful things only clouds block the sun when you're one you are numb you are numb to the gravel beneath you're eyes are wide yet all you see is moon roof and starlight your head back and lips aglow teething on the heavens all that you know (all that you know) cause you're too soon to be aware of awful things only clouds block the sun when you're one of one of one of a kind love is easy to find then leaves so quick once you grow up grow up grow up to be a dick my freeway baby aren't you afraid of all those cars and fuming freights I told you it's gonna be a bumby ride so buckle up and try to sleep try to sleep try to sleep (try to seep) tonight if you can though I know I know I know you can't sleep if you can though I know I know I know you can't my girl my my girl you are your are you are my world (falling asleep)
10.
did you chop off your hand as part of some noble plan or was it just something to do a gesture empty enough for two me and you got more limbs to remove and pliars to use when we follow through it's the hardest thing to do so as I leave please forget me I'd rather be stranded at sea hopefully hopelessly better better it's better this way better better it's better this way if you send me your hand I'll bury it in the sand of some deserted beach sow the seed so to speak and in a week I'll no longer feel the heat oh because palm leaves will be swaying in the breeze and if I perspire I will lay down beneath yeah I will lay down to be in the shade in the shade of your seed oh! (it's true from see to sapling you grew and in your shade though too late I knew I should've stayed I should've stayed with you)
11.
I am a fool for love and I might not ever find enough of that stuff I had to die my brain to rot I had to kill the animal of thought I had to lose my mind to have the best day of my life and now the best day has gone by the coolest of lies

about

Chris & Mollie's debut is a feverish affair, moving confidently from blown lo-fi psychedelia to moments of itchy twee transcendence. Don't let the name fool you: this duo is decidedly maximalist, imbuing the record with fuzzy studio embellishment, flute flutters, and swooning orchestral largesse. Indeed, in less capable hands, this would be an overstuffed and overeager record, but Christopher Donlon's work instead feels decidedly alive, sentient even. "Gravity," for example, starts with industrial crashes and eventually devolves into a dubby, heady bridge, but all within the context of what could only ever be described as a pure pop song. This variety of sonic textures and influences is implemented with grace and only in service of the album's greater emotional and narrative arc. Yes, that means this is a concept album -- something about failing to stay together for the kid -- but a decidedly cohesive and loose one, lacking the rigidity or jumpiness of many of its ilk. The Palm Tree succeeds on two levels, then, as both a tuneful and surprisingly funky indie pop record if heard in passing, and as a densely layered, emotionally wrought experience on headphones. - Allmusic.com

credits

released January 1, 2007

Chris Donlon - Vocals, Guitars, Clarinet, Keys
Mollie Hagar - Vocals, Drums
Kate McLean - Vocals
Mastered by Jason Krane

license

tags

about

The Creepy Crawlies Los Angeles, California

Chris Donlon met Mollie Hagar at UC Santa Cruz in 2000 and they formed a guitar and drum indie rock duo called "Chris and Mollie". They released two albums - "Take to the Skies" and "The Palm Tree" before morphing into "The Creepy Crawlies" with the added support of vocalist and keyboardist Kate McLean. In 2012 they released the album "Get Buried!". ... more

contact / help

Contact The Creepy Crawlies

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account