Dotted Legs

by Clidesfeld

supported by
Judy Humphries
Judy Humphries thumbnail
Judy Humphries Mature, confident and inviting- Dotted Legs is full of textures and moods, distinctively portrayed through wonderfully expressive and lyrical guitar and vocal. Favorite track: Talking.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Own a hard copy of Dotted Legs! Printed on uncoated stock by Copycats Media with artwork by Brandon Sullivan.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dotted Legs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
03:54
3.
4.
05:44
5.
03:07
6.
03:48
7.
02:20
8.
9.
03:40
10.
06:43

about

Guitar-centric riff rock with a hard mix of clean and fuzzy tone, electronics and sharp words with a hint of 80's punk. Dotted Legs is a package of snappy criticism, exposed introspection, and blunt objectivity stapled together with unbridled optimism.

credits

released August 1, 2015

Brandon Sullivan:
music, writing, production, artwork

Tom Garneau:
mastering

tags

license

about

Clidesfeld Minneapolis, Minnesota

Clidesfeld is a musical project founded in 2004 by multi-instrumentalist Brandon Sullivan in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project grew to host several collaborators spanning genres from downtempo electronic to melodic riff rock. Rooted deeply in a DIY mentality and an insatiable taste for thoughtful expression and experimentation, the project is inherently inconsistent in tone and frequency. ... more

contact / help

Contact Clidesfeld

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Lost in the Fuzz
I'm lost in the fuzz
A shiver slowly leaks in
Returning apprehension
Something follows me
Where it's too dark to see
I'm lost in the fuzz

There's a light inside
Where soft sounds come true
The pressure of it is so
Beautiful but I can't make it through

I'm lost in the fuzz
I'm finally close to something
I can hear it thumping
The fears come back as well
Building clientele
I'm lost in the fuzz

There's a light inside
Where soft sounds come true
The pressure of it is so
Wonderful but I can't make it through
Track Name: More
Hit the pavement, hit the ground
The cost is lower now than when I looked around.
I've seen this. I need this. You read this on me.
And soon this practice will be missed.

Left the station, left the town
There's more reflection there than I can allow.
I never asked for this. I never wanted it. But it seemed to fit on me.
Turn away and quit. Reassure, commit. And withdraw.

You feed me more than I
You feed me more than I
You feed me more than I
You feed me more than I need

The haze sets in. Then despair.
My solar plexus, a party favor sucked of its air.
More ebb than flow, I won't let it go. Resurrect the glow on me.
The comfort is just existential placebo

You feed me more than I
You feed me more than I
You feed me more than I
You feed me more than I need
More than I
More than I
More than I
More than I need
Track Name: Misery is Easy
Don't confuse persistent work with rehearsed
With a longer leash, you're the least immersed.
Bent around your eyes
You can't see it, but you said you tried

I know you don't think so
But I thought you should know

You could stay, you could pray
You understand, it won't be the same
So do something bold

Don't confuse successive work with success
Stand up longer, you'll strain your dotted legs
Happy to step aside
And look to your right and feel justified

I know you don't think so
But I thought you should know

You could stay, you could pray
You understand, it won't be the same
So do something bold

Misery is easy

Pull away everyday
You understand that it'll stay
Misery is easy
Misery is too easy
Track Name: Sore
My body's sore
I could always eat a little more
I could always sleep a little more
My body's drained
And it complains
While it's justified I ignore it
And push through the pain

My mind is sore
I could always think a little more
I could always learn a little more
My mind is tired
But so inspired
When the puzzle comes I'm not anxious
Instead I admire

My heart is sore
I could always care a little more
I could always love a little more
My heart hurts
But I know of worse
Every time it's out it's a hard risk
But I know what it's worth

Thank you for all the stubbornness
Thank you for all the audacity
Thank you for all the capacity
Thank you for all the capacity of one

My body's sore
I could always eat a little more
I could always sleep a little more
Track Name: Fear
I win.
I fear you.
See me. See?
You sicken me.
I fear you.
Track Name: Truth
Breathe deep.
Get comfy on the floor.
Feels cheap.
And you're only getting more.

My shorter attention
Compiles contention
You'll go there
Disrepair

It's true, I do
Misconstrue.

Truth it seems depends on the scene
The proof in pleas displayed in debris
Believe in me and I will deceive
Routinely readjust what's unseen

Maybe
Mayhem
May not
Work out

A broader direction
Aids imperfection
You'll go there
And I don't care

It's true, I do
Follow through.

Truth it seems depends on the scene
The proof in pleas displayed in debris
Believe in me and I will deceive
Routinely readjust what's unseen

Stay where you're put
Crisp and shorn
Level-headed
And deformed
Misunderstood
Misinformed
Missed connection
Nice and warm

It's true, I do
Think of you

Truth it seems depends on the scene
The proof in pleas displayed in debris
Believe in me and I will deceive
Routinely readjust what's between
You'll see.
Track Name: Uncommon
Every night, in everything
Our lives are all depreciating
Never leaving home.
So led by inner sting,
Just grab on to anything
And go.

Go, go

With all the options
Clutching caution
Doesn't do.
Do the uncommon
And do it often
I dare you.

Every day, there’s more for me,
Than to sit complacently
Knowing what I know.
At each break, I want to see,
An obstacle to challenge me
To grow.

Grow, grow
Track Name: Monday Afternoon
There you go again, you're lost and your big fists must be sore.
Can you remember your history, your personality anymore?
Stutters leaking through your windpipe trying hard not to fall.
Any thought that's left's contending with an empty call...

To me

Like a dog, you just forgot thanks to distractions. Cleverly
Disguised as promise, as reflection, as apology.
The crave in getting poisoned scathingly contrasted by your word.
To deny the morning after with claims of nothing so absurd...

To me

An audience

Another call, another question, another plea for something good.
In hopes someone forgives, at best forgot, like you think they should.
Defend you with their faith, damned if it fails, and thanks to the latter
I've seen it too many times. I'm removed. It doesn't matter...

To me

You lie
Track Name: If Only
You don't arrive
You're never complete
It's all a process through this
With nowhere to rest

You've made it this far
Without stopping
Another wave rolls
From nowhere
You'll get stronger
Keep pushing
There's no finish

If only
If only
If only
You're only one.

You don't get to pick
Which way you turn
But if you aren't right
Be the one who's left.

Slowly
Slowly
Slowly
And lonely.

Choose.

Carved in deep
Erodes away
The surface smoothens slowly
And the tide forgets

If only
If only
If only
You're only one.
Track Name: Talking
They're talking too loudly
For me to hear them
They're talking about me
But I don't believe them
Talking, deciding
What to do with me
And I
Deny