Out of Washington State

by Minta & The Brook Trout

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a digital companion to Olympia, one year after its release,
this EP is mostly of songs Out of Washington State

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released September 23, 2013

Mariana Ricardo : vox, ukulele, guitar
Francisca Cortesão : vox, guitar, ukulele
recorded live and mixed by Pedro Magalhães on June 5th 2012.

artwork by José Feitor


track credits:



1. Phil Elverum. Lost Wisdom : Mount Eerie, Julie Doiron, Fred Squire
2. Brett Lunsford. Yeti no. 500 : d+
3. Francisca Cortesão. Olympia : Minta & The Brook trout
4. Beck. One Foot In The Grave : Beck
5. Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn. You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This : Mirah
6. Kimya Dawson. Remember That I Love You : Kimya Dawson
7. Mariana Ricardo. Across The Way Going : Mariana Ricardo

A digital companion to Olympia, made mostly out of songs that inspired it and were first recorded in that very place we love.


“Mais que um EP ou mini-álbum, Out of Washington State é uma estação de serviço.
Uma pausa para esticar as pernas a meio de um percurso ascendente, álbum após álbum.
Gravado ao vivo por Pedro Magalhães em poucos takes e num só dia (05/07/12), aqui ficará documentado o ofício de quem nunca pára de tocar e reler e melhorar o que já está escrito, seja na estrada ou na sala de estar.
Aqui o ofício, em bruto.
Bastam as vozes, guitarra e ukulele. Francisca Cortesão e Mariana Ricardo atiram-se a canções construídas no estado norte-americano cuja capital (Olympia) baptizou o disco-auge de 2012. São versões para originais de Beck, Kimya Dawson, Mirah, Mount Eerie com Julie Doiron e Frederick Squire ou os esquecidos D+. Há ainda uma nova abordagem a "From The Ground" da própria banda e "And A One", original de Mariana Ricardo.
Chega a 23 de Setembro.
Que nesse dia se lavem os lábios com champanhe e se exclame Baixa-Fidelidade para Sempre.
Minta & The Brook Trout são o corpo contra a máquina.”

Pedro Ramos

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More than an EP or a mini-album, Out of Washington State is a service station.
A little break in the middle of a journey that’s steadily continued uphill, album after album.

Recorded live by Pedro Magalhães in a few takes and in a single day (July 5th 2012), here’s the record of the craft of people who never stop playing and re-reading what’s already written, either on the road or in the living room.
This is the craft, at its rawest.
Voices, guitar and ukulele are enough. Francisca Cortesão and Mariana Ricardo go after songs built in the north-American state whose capital (Olympia) they named their perfect 2012 album after. There are versions of songs by Beck, Kymia Dawson, Mirah, Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire, and the long gone D+. There’re also new approaches to the band’s own “From the Ground" and Mariana Ricardo’s “And a One”.
It is out on September 23.
Let us wet our lips with champagne that day, and let us cry out: Lo-Fi Forever.
Minta & The Brook Trout are the body against the machine.

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Track Name: you swan, go on (Mount Eerie)
As good as I could possibly imagine my life getting, it did
After I met you
The way you reached inside my chest and pulled out things and sent them off in breaths blew
And as good as it got with all the layers peeling off, and though I writhed
I could not upset you
With your hand down my throat you held on to my heart and pumped blood through

And then “it’s time to go” you said, “it’s time to go out
You little gray goose
Get out from under my wing” you said “you swan go on go out you're turned loose”

Oh! so it’s over
Oh! so we died
Oh! so your hand on my heart pumping blood went limp”and oh! I flied!
Oh swan inside.
Track Name: clever knot (D+)
clever knot
you've tied a very clever knot
knew it once but since it's long forgotten
cord is rotten
come untied

strike the lord
his labor tactics are a bore
by any self respecting man will last
what comes to pass
his will be done

leap of faith
on cold doubting tones we can brace
dawn and dusk whenever life's too dim
life's too grim
feel your way

clever child
another category to be filed in
and defiled by
watcher's need

leisure time
you've exhaled a breath that was your prime
gasp now for the reasons you've behaved
soul enslaved
to no one

clever knot
i've tied a very clever knot
knew it once but since it's long forgotten
cord is rotten
come untied
Track Name: from the ground (Minta & The Brook Trout)
It comes up from the ground just to haunt you
It creeps up and no one else can see
And the harder you try just to look the other way
Well the harder it bites at your sanity

All the anger you felt surging through you
All the pain that you thought was behind you
All the love you once felt, all the love that was gone
It comes up from the ground just to haunt you
Track Name: forcefield (Beck)
There's a forcefield round my neck
Stand outside with a suitcase
And it stands just where I sat
Walk around all the while
And the stance I took on that
Look at the people driving backwards
Leaves that forcefield round my back
No particular style

Don't let it get near you
Don't let it get too close
And the stance I took on that
Don't let it turn you into
Leaves a forcefield round my neck
The things you hate the most

Roll out your silver-dollar coffins
Pull out your buckskin gloves
Tell them anything you want to
The sound comes from above

Don't let it get near you
Don't let it get too close
And the stance I took on that
Don't let it turn you into
Leaves a forcefield round my neck
The things you hate the most

Don't let it get near you
Don't let it get too close
Don't let it turn you into
The things you hate the most

There's a forcefield round my neck
And it stands just where I sat
And the stance I took on that
Leaves a forcefield round my neck
There's a forcefield round my neck
And it stands just where I've set
And the stance I took on that
Leaves a forcefield round my neck
Track Name: person person (Mirah)
Oh, person, person

We're really missin' you
It breaks all of our hearts to know

That you just want to come on home

So come on home



The telephone

It just doesn't seem to do

To let you know

How much it's true

That we love you

Yeah, we love you



Oh, person, person, person
Oh, person, person, person



How's that wide river?

Are the mountains doing fine?

Can you smell the cottonwoods?

Is it huckleberry time?

Is it huckleberry time?



You tell fast Eddy I say "how d'you do?
"
Take a nap on a sandbar

And know we're dreaming of you too

Yeah, we're dreaming of you too



Oh, person, person, person
Oh, person, person, person



You give those glacier boats

Some muscle driven hell

And make sure the captain stands up straight

When the river starts to swell

When the river starts to swell



Oh, person, person

We're really missin' yo
u
t breaks all of our hearts
 to know

That you just want to come on home

So come on home



Oh, person person person
Oh, person, person, person
Track Name: i like giants (Kimya Dawson)
When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road, turn out the lights, get out and look up at the sky
And I do this to remind me that I'm really, really tiny
In the grand scheme of things and sometimes this terrifies me

But it's only really scary cause it makes me feel serene
In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been
So grounded, and so humbled, and so one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

Rock and roll is fun but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye

When I saw Geneviève I really liked it when she said
What she said about the giant and the lemmings on the cliff
She said 'I like giants
Especially girl giants
Cause all girls feel too big sometimes
Regardless of their size'

When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road and run and jump into the ocean in my clothes
*I'm smaller than a poppyseed inside a great big bowl
And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole

So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul
But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

So I talked to Geneviève and almost cried when she said
That the giant on the cliff wished that she was dead
And the lemmings on the cliff wished that they were dead
So the giant told the lemmings why they ought to live instead

When she thought up all those reasons that they ought to live instead
It made her reconsider all the sad thoughts in her head
So thank you Geneviève, cause you take what is in your head
you make things that are so beautiful and share them with your friends

We all become important when we realize our goal
Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole
And yeah, rock and roll is fun, but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky

Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
And I don't wanna make her cry
Cause I like giants
Track Name: and a one (Mariana Ricardo)
And a one
And a two
And a three and I’m dancing with you

And a one
And a two
And a three and you’re dancing with me
And you step on my feet but I don’t
Mind
Not now

And a one
(Take it easy)
And a two
(You can always try)
And a three and I’m dancing with you
(Once in your life you can have it right now)

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