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    Pre-order of Kept. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases May 26, 2023

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~lyrics~ the silence speaks: “you’ll be buried sullen and empty.” your family’s shame kept beside you at all times. it’s the same battered resolve. the soil behaves as if you’re finally loving again. the leaves decay atop the envy we knew you’d repressed. now, you are all that you hate. on some hazy day, when your return swallows me whole, i’ll know to speak in ways the summer couldn’t defend. the silence heaves: “leave your resentment where it belongs.” did you catch the light through the cracks?
The Receiver
Holden 04:00
~lyrics~ it’s after we’ve lied about having gone to sleep i desperately repeat: “you are not my missing piece.” but if it’s peace i want then how do i surrender your gilded sighs, your grip, and the crook of your neck? how ageless is the want to plunge headfirst in the water; the surge of feeling like you’re held by something bigger? and i’ve tried to starve my need to be led by the hand to who i’m meant to be. if i could be still you know i would. besides, it’s easier to lie. and when i lift my arms above my head i pray that i am lifted instead. defenestrated by a force unseen oh believer, is it ever really up to me? how ageless is the want to plunge headfirst in the water; the surge of feeling like you’re held by something bigger? and i’ve tried to starve my need to be led by the hand to who i’m meant to be.
Egret 03:43
~lyrics~ “if i should say less, would that leave you wanting more?” “is that what you learned against your parents’ door?” a child of white noise and mirrors painted over. we fucked up when we collared our old lives. it’s hard to swallow all the bloodlust. a door forced open, like teeth to tile. a tempest. “did you guess we’d tear one another to shreds? is that why you spend your time tearing up your skin instead?” “you thought me gleaming, a flash behind your eyes. i think it fair that i deny myself that pride.” i am playing out an old dream: a row of egrets; your father spoke of sympathy a bird leans in close, it whispers something of scarcely tempered rage. i speak it back to you; you’re silent. in the backseat, both our first and last times, i didn’t mean to make our bed, but god, i feel cold as i lie in it.
The Woolgatherer


"kept" will be available in its entirety on 10/13/23 <3

vinyl announcement coming soon (:


releases May 26, 2023

Ben Pisano - Vocals, guitars, keys, synths, bass, drums, percussion, programming/sampling/processing

Sumner Erhard - Drums (3, 4, 5, 10), bass (3), guitar (6)

Ryan Bannigan - Drums (5, 9), keys (2), synth (2, 7)

Olivia Shaw - Violin (3, 8, 10)

Kari Clifton - Cello (3, 8, 10)

Anna Panella - Trombone (4, 9)

Bridget Hartman - Saxophone (4, 9)

Alex Schaaf - Keys (5), synth (5)

Darby Cicci - Trumpet (1)

Melanie Steinway - String arrangement (3)

Isadora Decker-Lucke - Backing vocals (6)

Alana Margolis - Addl. vocals (3)

Produced, engineered, recorded, & mixed at The Astuary by Ben Pisano from Oct 2021 - Oct 2022, with additional samples/textures/elements collected from 2017 - 2022.

Trumpet recorded & engineered remotely by Darby Cicci
Keys & synths recorded & engineered remotely by Alex Schaaf
Backing vocals recorded & engineered remotely by Isadora Decker-Lucke

Mastered by Joe Lambert

Songs by Ben Pisano except 3 & 4, by Ben Pisano & Sumner Erhard. Words by Ben Pisano.

Kept was written from Sep 2018 - Oct 2022.

Photography by Madi Heath

Design & artwork by Jakob Mueller


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Corsicana Denver, Colorado

hi! ben here. me & my friends make indie rock/dream pop with some added bleep bloops <3


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