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tekdekdub Words can't describe how much this album has helped me through the last year or so. Heartbreak and sadness are part of being human, but thank goodness USA exists to remind me things will be okay and that it's normal to feel pain.

The C R T Woods continues to be my favourite track in my library of digital FLACs and physical vinyl since first listening to USA. Simply because it makes me feel an unidentifiable emotion that can't be recreated outside of listening to this composition full of wonder. Favorite track: The C R T Woods.
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alexandro Came for Miku, stayed for 8-bit sounds. Favorite track: B S X.
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palehorse666 what a follow up to Endless Fantasy. so many years in the making, and it doesn't disappoint one bit. as a chiptune record with a mixture of instrumental rock and EDM, this hits all the right notes. not to mention the vocal performances, including vocaloid legend Hatsune Miku on B S X. Anamanaguchi is definitely going for nostalgia as a driving factor with [USA], so on top of every other genre at work here, anyone who enjoys retro video game music will certainly get enjoyment out of this album. Favorite track: B S X.
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1.
[ U S A ] 03:17
2.
LOREM IPSUM QUIA DOLOR SIT AMET [LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA]
3.
With a thousand words I heard Them singing in the night And the only thing I see Is nothing in the moonlight In the crowded woods I feel Them move me all around I can only hope to dream That feeling I forgot
4.
All I do is try to speak to you [ The more I do it time moves me too ]
5.
In a good way I see us now What time allows to think Deserts spilled out before my words Never heard by you There was the plane There was the rain We didn’t panic We were static My hidden palms My lying calm Didn’t wave you in to the dawn In tender nights the could-have-beens Spirred me around seeped in my sleep Would I be yours if we caught our dreams? Our dreams may show us tonight. But we follow through, a hundred moons Spin me up in a cocoon When I am new, a different view Can’t forget you California: Who will you make me?
6.
You can (go|come) if you like [ I found him ]
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[ U N I N T E L L I G I B L E ] “Let go of the desire to let go” [ U N I N T E L L I G I B L E ]
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[ OVERWORLD: BLANK FIELD ]
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B S X 02:51
いえあおういえあお ういえあおういえあおうい えあおういえあおうい えあおういえあおうい TO NA KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NEVER GO AWAY ネバゴエウェー NEVER GO AWAY ネバゴエウェー NEVER GO AWAY ネバゴエウェー Oh you go all the way I just wanted to say ネバゴエウェー Never go away today I E A O U I E A O U I E A O U I E A O U I E A O U I E A O U I [ U I U I U I ] E A O U I E A O U I 「名越して ・ な越して」 来ない    越し 「な越して ・ 名越して」 「ここして」 消すして逃げない 「ここして」 決して逃げない いええGOと 決して逃げない イエアオウイエアオ ウイエアオウイエアオウイ エアオウイエアオウイ エアオウイエアオウイ 行くして いえでも越して 行くしてね 逃げなくて KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NA KO SHI TE NEVER GO AWAY ネバゴエウェー NEVER GO AWAY ネバゴエウェー NEVER GO AWAY ネバゴエウェー Oh you go all the way I just wanted to say ネバゴエウェー Never go away today てなこしてな越してない
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On My Own 03:57
You say: you’re all I got But there’s much more to life than love You’d want to keep me down But I’d be better off above Oh and I know, you thought I’d never go No, it’s not so I am not the weaker one when I’m here on my own Now, here I go Bite your tongue when you see all I am on my own And I’m on one. We’re all looking for We’ve all been looking for the one And all we’ve ever done We’ve drifted further from the fun And I’m on one. No, it’s not so I am not the weaker one when I’m here on my own Now, here I go Bite your tongue when you see all I am on my own And I’m on one.
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Up To You 02:30
Well it’s up to you to feel the way you do And it’s up to you to bring a meaning through And we’ve been trying to hide, we want another life But there is nothing that we can do The truth is out of reach The city stands alone And in my own design I’d change with my mind But all of these are dreams They motivate my movement through this fog of time I must forget myself I must remember you Well it’s up to you to feel the way you do (But all of these are dreams) And it’s up to you to bring a meaning through (They motivate my movement through this fog of time) And we’ve been trying to hide, we want another life (I must forget myself) But there is nothing that we can do (I must remember you)
12.
Tear 03:23
[ U𝌭𝌹𝌨𝍆𝌴 S𝌞𝌉𝌐𝌸𝌽 A𝌯𝌰𝍂𝍎𝌮 ]
13.
We Die 06:11
I want to tell you I want to tell you why I want to show you How I let it die After all and after all we have to After all and after all we’ve been through After all and after all we have to After all and after all we’ve been through
14.
[ L O M ] 02:38

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Anamanaguchi is a four-piece band from New York and Los Angeles made up of Peter Berkman, Ary Warnaar,James DeVito, and Luke Silas. Their long-awaited album, [USA], will be released on Polyvinyl Record Co. in October 2019.

"[USA] is the first Anamanaguchi album deliberately set in the real world." says Pete. "It's a kind of long-exposure photo that started when we chose the title in 2014." Ary says: "While fantasy can be an amazing way to experience beauty, happiness... feelings in general, it often stands tension with reality: in our interactions with other people and the world we live in. [USA] is inspired by the struggles of acknowledging the distinction between the two... a process so many of us seem to be undergoing.”

Since forming in the mid-2000s, Anamanaguchi have been revered as pioneers in the homemade, digital world of chiptune music: they combined a loud and fast punk band with hyper-melodic squarewaves from hacked Nintendo hardware. Their earliest releases have been distributed on NES cartridges you can actually play, and in 2010 they scored the cult-classic soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.

In 2013, Anamanaguchi self-released Endless Fantasy - a 22-track album backed by an out-of-control Kickstarter campaign that brought in $275,000, more than five times their goal. (They also sent a pizza to space.)

In 2016, they parodied corporate "Triple-A" gaming with Capsule Silence XXIV - a free video game 'leaked' by the band in a staged twitter meltdown against a fake company - with a soundtrack featuring over 40 songs. That same year, they collaborated on a pop single with computer-generated Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku, and were the first independent artists to perform alongside her hologram on tour.

[USA] is equally ambitious in a markedly different way, with a departure that is, in part, sonic — the album features voices (both human and synthetic) and a wider palette of sounds than ever before — as well as conceptual: perhaps for the first time, Anamanaguchi confront reality.

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released October 25, 2019

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