Until This Star Explodes

by Erik Pitluga

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about

Rust Belt songwriter, Erik Pitluga, delivers indie rock intertwined with the spirit of folk on his debut EP, Until This Star Explodes. The songs take a stripped down acoustic guitar-centric approach blending layers of electric guitars, ambient instrumentation, and minimal percussion all paired with his melodic vocals and absorbing lyrics.

After years of sporadically releasing singles between his time touring and recording as drummer for Roger Harvey & The Wild Life and guitarist of A Voice Like Rhetoric, he's consolidated a seven-track solo release that features his own brand of songwriting. A collection of self-produced material, some dating as far back as 2008,
Until This Star Explodes, echoes influence from early American Football and Death Cab For Cutie. This album is now available digitally and on extremely limited lathe cut vinyl (/25) via I Am Shark.

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released June 3, 2016

Mastered at Wilderness Studio by J Vega
Album Artwork by Brian Morgante at Flesh & Bone Design

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Track Name: Calendars
Days are gone, but the calendar stays the same
(I could turn the page that months gone anyway)
Track Name: Bailout
I may appear a collected man, but its so tiring pretending
if everything just goes as planned she'll get a place with me in the city

where all the hustle and the bustle make you feel important too
why do i get out of bed its just another day to lose

on my bike on my way to work and its so beautiful around me
tend to a fortunes ever growing worth and Haring's elephant in the room on 2.

an occupation bleeding nation rests its laurels on the shelf
don't give a shit about the poor all that we care about is wealth

Just like Owen who's throwing his momma right from that train
you can pay off your problems before they can track your name
you'll get bailed out count jail out escape on a holiday
just like Owen who's throwing his momma right from that train

keep cutting education funding and they'll question method less
you'll get your sheep to herd around and watch the stifling progress
Track Name: Slick Talk
The house is at the bottom of the reservoir and its been missing on the maps for years and years
you can watch take it all because the world is ours so why not go and live those couple years
saw the oil running out into the gulf and they said "take a couple years to fix it here"
all the money in the world couldn't save their souls they'll burn in hell if they believe its there

Just like the rest I just need to survive just need to survive

until I get up on my feet
I'm dragging you down here with me
and its not gonna be pretty in fact I promise it won't be

always always...

if you don't get it right
if you start to lose sight
if you all don't get it right
just try and try and try until the day you die

The house is at the bottom of the reservoir and its been missing on the maps for years and years
you can watch take it all because the world is ours so why not go and live those couple years

Just like the rest I just need to survive just need to survive

to live those couple years...
Track Name: Robney Danger Jr.
the longer we wait the closer we become
counting them out desperate clinging to someone
with no future in sight of it all even in my mind 
so grab your gun and lock those doors 
cause it a dangerous world their selling you
but the poison goes down so smooth 
masking any temperament inside of you

If I forget and you must repeat again
dont take too much offense and lets just play it off if you can live with that

Get your nose out of my business
its my life I'll do what I will with it
pull your head out of your asshole see
life is just dying to kill

and when I'm gone everything that I've ever done
will be forgotten in no time flat how am I s'posed to live with that?
Track Name: L'opital
They got you a bed in the hall at the hospital 
so high on morphine you can't even tell 
the lights above my head aren't halos coming down

We got the titantic sinking in the waiting room
the academy's finest portraying its doom
and I'm out here alone watching this ship going down

why do I, why do I worry I might be going home alone tonight 

over capacity here at the hospital
with the finest equipment best doctors on call
and its looking likely that we'll be heading home soon

time ticks away at least its what we like to say
try to catch up by your dying day

time ticks away....