American Whitecaps

by Nathan Mathes

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released July 10, 2010



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Nathan Mathes Green Bay, Wisconsin

Nathan Mathes is an indie-folk-rock-singer-songwriter from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Since 2010 he has released five albums, playing all the instruments and recording the songs on his own in his basement studio.

Mathes' music has been used in a number of independent films and in television shows on TBS, MTV, HBO, VH1, PBS, NPR, Netflix, and more.
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Track Name: About A Man I Met
About a man I met.
Romance paperback.
With these arms outstretched
over again.

This time with olive skin.

In the lake violet.
Been five minutes yet?
The sun the sentences.
On the raft again.

This time with olive skin
from the corner store.
Track Name: Reaching And Bracing
Reaching and bracing.
Red and the new friend.
Fine drawn the furniture.

The fancy less.

So far behind now.
Boys betting all they can.
The places alive now

and turning in.
Track Name: Reaching And Bracing On The Stool
Reaching and bracing on the stool
as we grow so far behind
what the rest seem to know.

Fine drawn furniture the fancyless.
All that adorns the corner floor
like the history buzz.

It may have been a long day
but we’ve got more to go
until the turning in.

Red the friend the closet case
makes the boys bet all they can
in the places they live.

Fine drawn furniture the fancyless.
All that adorns the corner floor
like the history buzz.
Track Name: The Heat And All It's Worth
The heat and all it’s worth.
So much for the undertow.
When the one we want.
Layers down. Lion around the lamb.

Dear You was the record.
Feature face the vehicle race.
Such a chance of weather.
Angle awake. Pixels rearrange.
Track Name: Familiar Tune
Oh familiar tune.
Out on a Monday.
When the piano plays.
End of the country.
Just what the palette craves.
Friends with the old men.
Old record on the way.
Charles’ the end of day.

How has my brother been?
We should call and be there in the morning.
Track Name: Pure The Blossom
Pure the blossom bare all the moves.
All dining in.
All of the work.
All of the others
tackling the issues just for you.

Instrumental looks all the same.
Here for the lesson.
Here for the show.
Here for the nighttime.
Shed a light on the indifference.
Track Name: I'd Be An Athlete
I’d be an athlete
if I had thoughts like you.
A warrior with neighborly ambition.

The minor companion
is always letting down.
Eagle eyes on Monday and the midday.

Former the floor. Tools never board.
Track Name: The Sea Is Ridge
The sea is ridge.
The buttons on back
allowing light where there are broken on the line.

The mirror makes
everyone feel.
Breathing is what the friends all like the way they feel.

It’s leaning on a steady pace.
The heat is on. We feel the same.
Track Name: On The Well
On the well.
We’re getting good on the well.

On the end.
We’re coming clean on the end.
Track Name: Aflame It Is On Fire
Aflame it is on fire.
Video tape disaster.
Betting school for hire.
Asleep: the rest of the night.

Through the trees with signal.
Table tops and forest floors.
We creep along like bakers
and filing cabinet makers.

Dead letter held in the palm.
Those foggy nights and the choir sing along.

Just below the surface.
Monday morning scientist.
Everything’s already written.
The fish all love their next-of-fin.

Post officer strolling toward the door.
American whitecaps comb the shore.
Track Name: Right Where It Should Be
Right where it should be.
Right this time.

Good looking in looking in red.
But the spot up on top back up today.
Track Name: Exploding The Home
Exploding the home. Volume the place we had.
Right onto the ground. Capital understand.

Through the river one transnational moment.
Markets of the day. Long cycle lively debate.

I will recognize my eyes the leaves above me.
When we are buried there in the new life fared.

Rifles on the pond under the instrument sound.
New resolute you. Terrible flows and among.

Right for us to say. Bent through the walls of the day.
Factor to the lake. This day through you or the same.
Track Name: The Shift Into The Side
The shift into the side.
She’s so upset.
It’s the floor and lay
with no regret.
This the time the close
the shop she lays.

Everyone on the hour.

A morning sound
just as the sun goes down.
When were we supposed
to be around?
The canopy. The maple leaves.
The lawn.

Everyone on the hour.