Therapy Island

by Cheekface

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    At long last, Cheekface's debut album is now available on vinyl. The wax is transparent with primary color splatter. Includes an insert with lyrics and illustrations. Art and design by the band's own Amanda Tannen. Ships free in the United States. Begins shipping early October.

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Therapy Island via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    The Cheekface cherry pie t-shirt features Amanda Tannen's cover illustration from Cheekface's "Glendale" single. It's printed in Los Angeles on a very soft t-shirt. (I am wearing one right now while I type this; I am speaking from personal experience.) Be cool like Britt Witt, pictured here with dog, and buy a Cheekface shirt. Price includes shipping to the United States.

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  • Limited edition Therapy Island baseball tee and download [free U.S. shipping]
    T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    Limited to a run of 50 tees, the Therapy Island baseball shirt features Amanda Tannen's cover illustration from the "Therapy Island" album in full color. It's printed in Los Angeles on a soft 3/4 sleeve tee. Price includes shipping to the United States.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Therapy Island via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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released March 20, 2019

Music and lyrics by Cheekface, except "Once a Day" written by Bill Anderson and published by Johnny Bienstock Music (BMI).

Amanda Tannen on bass guitar and backing vocals
Greg Katz on vocals and guitar
Mark Echo Edwards on drums and percussion

"Therapy Island" was recorded and mixed by sound architect Greg Cortez at New Monkey Studio, except "Eternity Leave" which was recorded by Edgar Camey at New Monkey. The album was mastered by Carl Saff.

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Track Name: Dry Heat/Nice Town
it's a dry heat!
quit everything, do nothing
"America's in retrograde" on a protest sign
it's a bad wig, but you didn't need that money anyway
$20 in the ATM and there's a $3 fee

you sound good when you're screaming
you don't need to dress up
it's laundry day anyway and you can wear what you're wearing
you can't cover late capitalism over with makeup any more
plus you're richer than God, and more handsome

too good to work in a business
too good to work for anyone

nice town, a lot of anarchists
we're taking two of everything at the 7-11
nice town and it will end like this
the green juice is free now

so you think you're better than us now
because you work for a major corporation
but the truth is you'll never be as good as us
because we are so much smarter and care way more

you're not until you are! you don't need directions!
you're not saving power, you're just wasting paper towels!
we don't have to march long: just until we're over injustice, patriarchy, and American imperialism!

too good to work in a business
too good to work for anyone

nice town, a lot of anarchists
we're taking two of everything at the 7-11
nice town and it will end like this
the green juice is free now
is free now
Track Name: I Only Say I'm Sorry When I'm Wrong Now
in through your nose and out through your mouth
you are not hungry, but you could still eat
you pour the paint, the color is blue
there's nothing wrong with your face: mine looks like that too

you're no longer fine with the way that things are
your heroes are dead and so i guess you're the hero now
people say a lot of interesting stuff when you take your headphones off
and you drop your phone into the toilet of history

i only say i'm sorry when i'm wrong now
i only run the air when it's warm out
i only text the friends that i like now
i only talk trash if i thought it out
everything's OK, nothing is on fire
i already burned it all and it's just ash now
i only drive the car if i can't walk around
i only say i'm sorry when i'm wrong now

papercut from the frozen pizza box
you have received assurances that you are a friend of the pod
balloon in the rafters is right twice a day
sadly headbanging while you wait in the parking lot

you ruled the world for, like, three minutes
and now they have replaced everyone else on your flight with crying babies
you're the second person pissing in a pissing contest
but you could spread your arms and be in airplane mode

i only say i'm sorry when i'm wrong now
i only run the air when it's warm out
i only text the friends that i like now
i only talk trash if i thought it out
everything's OK, nothing is on fire
i already burned it all and it's just ash now
i only drive the car if i can't walk around
i only say i'm sorry when i'm wrong now

i only say i'm sorry when i'm wrong now
Track Name: Still Life
too good to work and i was full of blood
i studied waiting at the college of mud
take what you want and i know you will
take what you want and i know you will

it's a long way to the beach i know
10 tiny men are playing tennis below
a live reminder of when things were fine
a live reminder of when things were fine

the world gets hot
it's still life
the dream gets cold
it's still life

i'm King Raccoon, i'm on the mountain of trash
i'll burn your cities down to amber and ash
they tried to find you, there was nothing left
they tried to find you, there was nothing left

i wave goodbye and call an Uber home
can't call to heaven from a Nokia phone
i went upstairs and there was nothing there
i went upstairs and there was nothing there

the world gets hot
it's still life
the dream gets cold
it's still life
do i look bored?
it's still life
i'm still alive
it's still life

it's still life
Track Name: Eternity Leave
i was bored in a crossfire hurricane
i was walking around in a trash bag
then i look up in the sky and there it is:
a formation of clouds that spells out "Abolish ICE"

my eyesight is canceled
my memory is canceled
my feelings are canceled
Chipotle is canceled

i exercise now, i don't sad anymore
i'm taking my kettle black back to the pot store
my body sends a message that i'm gonna ignore

it's an infinite loop
leaky sink of the mind
paper baggage ahead at the document shred
no municipal bonds
no likes, comments or friends
no one left to bereave on eternity leave

here, let me explain how breathing works:
you suck in and you continue to live
nothing says self-loathing like the words self-care
dry clean my shorts for the Met Gala at Madison Square

my eyesight is canceled
my memory is canceled
my feelings are canceled
band practice is canceled

she doesn't want revenge she wants the normpocalypse
"i'll be there for you (live at the acropolis)"
don't need a friend with benefits, just a job with benefits

it's an infinite loop
leaky sink of the mind
paper baggage ahead at the document shred
no municipal bonds
no likes, comments or friends
no one left to bereave on eternity leave
Track Name: House Shoes
house shoes
(OK)
Track Name: Here I Was
don't ask or i might tell you!
i'm in the land of the big TVs
like a kid the day after Christmas
exchange or refund, listen to me

the man-bun guy won the raffle
and walked out with a big TV
I'll be your Starbucks in a rainstorm
pickles and ketchup in a cardboard sleeve

10 million dollars cash, tax free
if you don't want it, would you give it to me?
death metal t-shirts, static and fuzz
and here i was
here i was

a conversation in confidence
no hetero affection: conflict again
10 angry tenants, all of them sighed
the nasty neighbor killed the vibe

cold-looking people or mortal men?
i ate a salad and listened from the next door apartment
run for the boredom, fill it with bags
tater tot pizza, niblets and Tab

100 million dollars cash, tax free
if you don't need it, would you please give it to me?
Megadeth t-shirts, static and fuzz
and here i was
here i was

i may never like anything again
i may never like anything again
i may never like anything again
i may never like anything again

big TVs

10 or 20 dollars cash, tax free
if you don't want it, would you give it to me?
Bob Marley t-shirts, "Jammin'," "One Love"
and here i was
here i was
Track Name: Sexy National Anthem
nice haircut!
nice charcoal lemonade
i woke up late for Earth and it made me late for Heaven
i regret to inform you you're not invited to the wedding, but you're welcome at the funeral

i'm sorry. was that petty
well the line is getting long if you want excessive drama
it's not art, it's something else
it's a good thing you're in good health, there's no cookies for the dead

no cops in a world of one
no masters in a world of one

black eyes, black eyeliner and hair
bury me with a sock tan, the sexy national anthem
black eyes, black leather and flowers
bury me with my drama, the sexy national anthem

are you getting into welding?
well i think it will do wonders for your industrial cred
i am sleeping with my eyes open
mixing ZOLOFT and smartwater to make NyQuil for the soul

the dumb part is almost over now
it's my last day in this warehouse
when i die leave me alone
they say that our bodies are made of two-thirds water and one-third shame

no cops in a world of one
no masters in a world of one

black eyes, black eyeliner and hair
bury me with a sock tan, the sexy national anthem
black eyes, black leather and flowers
bury me with my drama, the sexy national anthem

no cops in a world of one
no Cheez-Its in a world of one
Track Name: Glendale
Glendale

waiting on falafel
waiting on the grass to grow
famous people in heaven
crowding the bins

the Galleria is in retrograde
the Bob's Big Boy is in retrograde
Forest Lawn is in retrograde
I am in retrograde

it's OK to nap in Glendale
"No Heart Burn"
celebrity sighing
being sober is cool now

the Galleria is in retrograde
Zankou Chicken is in retrograde
the United States of America is in retrograde
I am in retrograde
Track Name: S.T.O.P. B.E.L.I.E.V.I.N.G.
looking at my phone in the bookstore when it appeared to me:
rare footage never before seen by a significant girlfriend
and i'm not gonna call innovation, but i'm not gonna call it anything else either
thanks for the invite, but i'm too not going

i work on forgetting today and every day
i suck at something today and every day
it looks like roadkill (and i mean in a good way)
almost always, every day

waiting in line at the juice bar when it occurred to me:
i may be too fat to be Spider-Man but not to be Body Positive Spider-Man!
all day i dream about self-improvement, capitalism, deregulation and eating a bagel
thanks for the invite but i'm too not going

i work on forgetting today and every day
i suck at something today and every day
it looks like roadkill (and i mean in a good way)
almost always, every day

S.T.O.P. B.E.L.I.E.V.I.N.G.
Track Name: Big Blank Distraction
we would like to welcome the people who know nothing and think they are better than us!

i'm not here to start a problem
i'm in line for fate
and if you want to know what love is, well, you're gonna have to wait
it's an unexpected skeptic who you met in Mexico
Echo, just look at the pinwheels:
i'm someone who wants to blow

and i'm belching at the graveyard
and i'm feeling strangely fine
it's a big blank distraction of the mind

whatever you're looking for, you won't find it at school, you famous Internet doofus!

adult recreation and i'm losing every time
and if winning's half the battle
i'll take the other half, it's fine
there's a bunch of random rich guys in Male Feminists The Band
and, as Sufjan Stevens sang, "i want to hold your freakin' hand"

now i'm dead, sell my Krill vinyl
to the desperate Discogs guy
it's a big blank distraction of the mind

i'm going for my own jugular, or the jugular of someone who looks a lot like me!

happy to invite you
but you're gonna leave early
Of Mice & Men On Ice is not the break you seem to need
there's bad mojo at the dojo with no air conditioning
sage your parking space
and take a chill pill for anxiety

i'm the Michael Phelps of eating snacks
the store's out of my size
it's a big blank distraction of the mind
Track Name: Crud
i keep a list of everyone's mistakes and it's getting long
there's a new page in the menu of haters at this restaurant
we all wondered what you thought!
why don't you downgrade your review?
there's no letter in the Health Code for this busboy sniffing glue

you cut the cake
you lick the knife
you wipe away the crud of life

killed myself with kindness
then i panicked by myself
i saw someone i admired
i wasn't fine, why did i leave the house?
is it fake fun that we are having?
or an ad for being young?
no one here was trying to get here
where the cloudy water runs

you cut the cake
you lick the knife
you wipe away the crud of life
Track Name: Liar Island
i made a mess that's too big to clean up and i left it in the middle of the sea
i'm waiting for it to sink to the bottom, i tried, i can't wish it away
and who the hell am i keeping up appearances for when i'm crying on fire?
how will i rearrange the time i waste? i won’t sleep today or ever

i'm the last liar alive on liar island
i'm the dad with my shirt tucked in
and i'm putting a hashtag, an @ and an apostrophe in the middle of my name
would you do me a favor and write "wash me" in the dust on my soul?

i got less from 10 crystals healing sessions than i got from an hour of TV
and i read somewhere that 12 gray hairs amounts to a serious disease
now i’m gonna be a little condescending (that means i’m talking down to you)
orange hair with a gray-green face, and no one too small to destroy

i'm the last liar alive on liar island
i'm the dad with my shirt tucked in
and i'm putting a hashtag, an @ and an apostrophe in the middle of my name
would you do me a favor and write "wash me" in the dust on my soul?

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