Glow Mechanics & The Other Element

by Glow Mechanics

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Glow Mechanics & The Other Element
Out 8/20/2016 on Lame Pun Records
Release party at the Kitty Cat Klub (details:

Video for "I Can't Not Groove":
Video for Same Haunts:
Video for Water Breater II & dopedopedope:


released August 20, 2016



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Glow Mechanics Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hip hop trio. Minneapolis. One of 89.3 The Current's 10 local bands to watch in 2015 and an honorable mention in's Best New Bands. No other angle than making hip hop that's as hip hop as possible: fresh, interesting, thoughtful, fun, gimmick-free, and anti-corny. ... more

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Track Name: "I Can't Not Groove"
I'm caught, armed to the teeth
With tar from the streets
Old cohort is alive, which is more than more than fine to me
An apple and a basic scraping of the social matrix every day'll keep your for-profit doctor at bay and'll keep you staying ageless.

Outfoxed, scent for the meat
Hawked 10 Cents a piece
Bait for the beasts who wait in the deep
Company keep, sow seeds you reap
So-so for the go-go gadget
Never took flight, it’s plated plastic
Mass production, doomed from the outset
Lookin’ bunk, but don’t look down yet

Made my place far in the back.
Don't go long, I'ma hit you with a pass that I know I can make. You can take that as far as it goes. We got more plays.
I just want yards. Just want signs that we're actually making a mark.
Just want a feeling that I'm getting what I'm getting with a team ten-fold what we could get apart.

Break my bread, but don’t sap my strength
I can only make it to the first bad link
Willing to go to any lengths from the best to the worst
To the ends of the earth to get what we’re worth
Never hopped the fence for a bed of better green
Tentative at best, stone was never set in
I’m not Goliath; I’m on the shoulders of giants

I can't not grove / I won’t be moved
I won't be wrung / I’m not that dude
No more lame life / This is for us
No more ho hum / It’s not for you

Take light, make it into mass. Something that you can and cannot grab.
Something data has nothing to say about, but still it makes a sacred sort of graph.
When there's a bump in the grass and it turns out you're stomping on some essential chain link of the past.

It’s abstract, but actually rooted in fact
More tacit than actually tasked
You don’t have to show your work, but still do the math
Speeches mass doesn’t overtake, but adds to the track
As not to detract from the brass tacks that keep it off its ass

I can't not grove / I won’t be moved
I won't be wrung / I’m not that dude
No more lame life / This is for us
No more ho hum / It’s not for you
Track Name: Water Breather II
Go ahead and live 5-star
I'll be rolling through with an unoccupied side car
Something I can park wherever I wanna drop it
I wanna be drowning in options
I wanna live inside the cockpit and hardly have to fly that shit
Want the time to take a timeout any time I wish
If I'm flying off the Doppler, just smile and stop watching
I want every day to be a cinematic rock opera
Living below the water table in the golden forest.
Never feared aging but terrified of growing old and boring, watching tube, drinking pop, seeing everything for what it's not.
Trying to be a rolling stone not some sedimentary rock
"What you got for me?" isn't the criteria I want when I'm picking homies.
Need a place to crash? I got a couch and a fan. Want a place to really live? You really picked the right city on the map.