We're Never Going Home

by IfIHadAHiFi

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Michael Markowski
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Michael Markowski Do you like music? Does it help if the music makes you think as much as it makes you move your feet? Do you like your music filled with hooks and volume? How about if the music will give you the courage to strike up a conversation with a person you want to speak with? These questions and more will be answered when you listen to the sweet sounds of IfIHadAHiFi. Just remember that you too may never go home after listening. Favorite track: The Wrist.
Nooirax Producciones
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Nooirax Producciones Awesome fresh music! Noisy, punk rock, electro, post punk... energetic vibes to rise the day! Favorite track: Gremlins on Demand.
Conan Neutron
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Conan Neutron Restless and relentless, Ifihadahifi are back after a 7 year gap (!), to assault you and entice you with a batch of highly anticipated new songs. Frenetic, yet assured, Nervy, yet insistent. There are many a hook to be had, but all density is intentional. Like the T-1000 that is also the life of the party, Ifihadahifi require both close scrutiny and your deserved attention.

RIYL: Devo, Brainiac, Les Savy Fav, Sonic Youth, a head boppable Skynet takeover.

Favorite track: Death Van.
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    Pressed by Sooper Dooper in Madison. Pairs well with New Glarus Spotted Cow (please drink responsibly - must be 21 in the United States; other nations may vary, but you can't get Spotted Cow outside Wisconsin so who cares). Cat not included--stuff just sells better when photographed with a cat. It's science.

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    Pressed on limited edition midnight black viny--oh, screw it. We're pressing LPs with Gotta Groove and printing sleeves locally. Super DIY. They're gonna look nice. Will come with download code, even though you will be able to download it immediately upon purchase. Should start shipping sometime in July.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 9 IfIHadAHiFi releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of We're Never Going Home, Hot Nuggets!, The Fake Jan EP, Songs From Sexy Results: Cedar Block's Dig for the Higgs and How the Quest Was Won, Nada Surf EP +3, Imperial Walker, Fame By Proxy, Ones and Zeroes, and 1 more. , and , .

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released May 7, 2019

Recorded and mixed between June and October 2018 by Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Recordings
Mastered March 2019 by Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio

Artwork and layout by Cloe Ashton

MrAlarm: Bass, synth, tambo, vocals
RevEver: Guitar, synth
YaleDelay: Guitar, vocals
DrAwkward: Drums, percussion, vocals

Thanks to Dan Hanke & Latest Flame Records, the LFR Street Gang, the PRF, and everyone who's helped us along the way.
©2019 IfIHadAHiFi

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Track Name: Gremlins on Demand
Point a weapon at the gym teacher
As the film director yells "cut"
Exploitation has become vocation
And I can't snap out of this rut
The campus inspector is a metal detector
From 1984
Dad thought this was a black comedy
But I can't take anymore

The gremlins in my queue have shown their hand
The things under my bed are on demand
Track Name: The Wrist
Cue the flashing light and the muted sighs
There's a disembodied voice on the end of your line
I hear the hitch in your breath and the glint in your eye
You know i can't call out, you know i can't dial nine

I can hear your yellowing smile
Spit antipathy, airs and bile
Punch down at the plebeians
You bargain basement comedians
We're working for you now

There's a pressure in the nerve behind my eyes
As i subordinate and you dehumanize
This carpal tunnel's not affected by compression on the wrist
(If you don't pay it's on somebody else's dime)
I wanna punch my way out, but i can't make a fist
(I dropped some change so i could buy some more time)
Track Name: Hot Take on Line One
They're beaming signals in my house
Your love is fading, they're triangulating now
My door is locked, my windows down
Can't tell which one's the lion and which one's the mouse

I'm a hot take on line one
And I never see the sun
I'm a good guy with a gun
Hope i don't run into a better one

Groom Lake you're on the air force lot
Are you using this line properly or not
I've got opinions, you've got sway
I've got opinions, help me make them go away

I see an X in front of me
I see a hidden enemy

There's not a lot of time, give us something quick
Catch the wave, give us something that will stick
Track Name: Space is Fake
Make way, make way, make way through the Pick N Save
Angry Eddie's got s-s-s-s-somethin' to say
The sky above is a dome that's been painted blue
Terrific news! Terrific news!
Dr. Kent's in the school auditorium
Lobbing spitballs at the planetarium
Equal time for the Young Earth point of view
You know it's true! You know it's true!

The filters are dead, all the music's online
Your Bat Boy story's as legit as mine
Flat Earth, vaccines, bring the eggheads to their knees
Space is fake! Space is fake!

Sign up, sign in, log on to your free account
The rights of the pseudo-journalist are paramount
You've got a voice and responsibility too
Terrific news! Terrific News!
Be the ch-ch-ch-ch-change that you wanna see
Cranking out content as long as it's free
Dr. Kent don't care about no peer review
You know it's true! You know it's true!

The Hindenburg's aloft and the Titanic's fine
They're tapping out the updates on the wild card line

The sky is on fire and everything's fine, whoo
Track Name: My Very Eager Memory Just Seems Useless Now
Your stunning vacation photos
Took 90 minutes to reach home
You met your demise in alien skies
I wish you hadn't done it alone

We went to the moon on duct tape and spit
I guess we'll go to Mars when we feel like it
We went to the moon on duct tape and spit
We're happy now if we can reach orbit

Appraising all the navel gazing's worn me out
My Very Eager Memory Just Seems Useless Now

Castled rooks & picture books, mneumonic device
Exploration's a demonic vice

Budgets tabled, books mislabeled
Raise a beer to the final frontier

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