Big Bill & Basketball Shorts- Split CS

by Big Bill & Basketball Shorts

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    Pro-dubbed cassette tape with awesome art from Showdeer! Bright lime green tape holds two rad debut EPs from two Austin upstarts. Only 50 copies available online. The rest can be purchased from Big Bill at one of their live shows.

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On Fleeting Youth Records' first official release, two emerging bands from Austin, Texas unleash their contagious debut EPs.

The A-side features foursome Big Bill's A Hard Day's Bill EP, a “fast, frenetic, infectious, and off-kilter” unveiling where spurts of new wave, 70s punk, surf punk, and alternative rock commingle with oddball vocals and lyrics. Lead singer Hot Salad's distinct voice sounds like Violent Femmes' frontman Gordon Gano bugged out after a high-voltage shock, and is easy to fall in love after you recover from the initial jolt. Combine this with the band's darting rhythms and you'll hear why Austin Town Hall calls Big Bill “ of the freshest bands we’ve ever posted about in the Austin scene.”

Basketball Shorts gets the party going on the B-side with their fun and energetic Total BS EP, which features sing-a-long party anthems about celebrity drinking fantasies (Peter Venkman), undelivered pizza (East Side Lies), and the brutal reality of ending up at a party with no beer (Six Pack None the Richer). Basketball Shorts capture the fun, vital energy of the Austin house party scene where the trio has played non-stop to crowds eager to drunkenly shout back their catchy choruses.


released October 29, 2013



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Track Name: Temporarily Happy (Big Bill)
I'm so excited I can't finish my food, I bite my lip when I think about you
All my dreams are leaking into daytime, I'm trippin out when I think about you
All the shit I'm lacking in my life, I forget about when I think about you
I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dyin when I think about you

Girl you make it easy to be satisfied
All I wanna do is play with you all night
Though you're not the one for me
You make me temporarily happy

Gnats and flies are buzzin round my eyes, I got rotten vision when I think about you
Elevator stingers in the tips of my fingers, I get up too fast when I think about you
There was something I been meaning to do, I just blow it off when I think about you
I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dyin, I'm alright with dying when I think about you
Track Name: Get With the Goblins (Big Bill)
If you're afraid (be afraid)
If you're afraid (it's okay)
It's okay to be afraid
Get with the goblins
Get with the goblins
You're not supposed to be a god nah nah
You're not supposed to be a god nah nah nah
When you got no place you can hide
Put your enemy on your side
If you feel like you're gonna die
Put the enemy on your side
Track Name: Juice U (Big Bill)
Wipe the sweat from the holy brow
I'm gonna pray to the holy cow
I'm gonna drink from the holy teat
I'm gonna grow big big white teeth

I'm gonna juice you

Listen once, listen twice, I'm gonna give you some life advice
Follow follow follow follow follow your thirst
If you never do it'll only get worse
Track Name: Post-Coital Tristesse (Big Bill)
I like you less
I like myself less
I love you I guess
post-coital tristesse

la petite mort
let's have some more

Every misstep is a stepping stone
Track Name: I No Wanna Go Away (Big Bill)
Someday I will die
But I still got a lot I wanna try
I never saw Paris, I never saw the Louvre
I never thought it would ever end so soon

Let me stay
Oh, oh, oh
Let me stay

Someday I'm gonna go
But I still got a lot I wanna show
Have you ever looked up at the big white moon
Did you ever think that it would end so soon
Track Name: Very First Humans (Big Bill)
My uncle was a monkey
He never loved nobody
He spoke a monkey language
He crossed an Arctic land bridge
We are the very first humans

High school (I never heard of that)
World War (I never heard of that)
Wal-Mart (I never heard of that)
Heaven (I never heard of that)

Do you know where we came from?
Do you know where we're goin?

High school, World War, Wal-Mart, Heaven
Track Name: Freedom (Big Bill)
I wanna be your little bitch
I wanna die in a little ditch
Knock the eyes right out of my head
Neck stuck in the fence until I end up dead

They say it's a lie (but it's not a lie)
Sometimes in your life you find it but mostly you just walk behind it

I wanna be where you have been
I wanna ride in your mini-van
I wanna see what you have seen
I wanna climb in your family tree

They say it's a lie (but it's not a lie)
Sometimes in your life you see it but mostly you pretend to mean it

Freedom of mind will be mine but not until I'm over the hill
Freedom of mind will be found but not until I'm deep in the ground