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DISCOGRAPHY
2017 – the lost they are a generation
2017 – ampersand imperfecta
2016 – the first 6 songs of ampersand imperfecta [sampler]
2015 – in mono [tour sampler]
2014 – happy xmas (war is over) [single]
2013 – carnivolution [live ep]
2013 – koala vs squid pt. 1 [tour sampler]
2013 – koala overtakes me [single]
2012 – room 1227b, silverstein [ep]
2010 – that’s the way girls are [single]
2008 – potatoes & pickles [ep]
2008 – velvet crayon
2006 – halloween weekend [ep]
2006 – self titled


*the entire velvet crayon discography is up on velvetcrayon.bandcamp.com!
click each individual release title to go to that releases bandcamp link*


the lost they are a generation (released: october 5, 2017)
the lost they are a generation

tracklist:
1. the lost they are a generation
2. fishtown eyes
3. to please you
4. soggy bottom
5. in hiding
6. hipster lady
7. the ballad of a modern moonshiner
8. i am a hermit
9. every summer
10. every other summer
11. same song
12. crayon’s blues
13. polly jean
14. thrift shop girl (new virgin)
15. satellite
16. what will
17. ampersand imperfecta (slight reprise)
18. the lost they are a generation – pt ii

credits.
all songs written, performed, recorded, & mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios (27th street). all tracks recorded between june – july 2017, & september 2017. cover art by e&m paluszak.

info.
this album was released digitally on oct 5, 2017. this is the second full length album velvet crayon released in 2017.



ampersand imperfecta (released: january 15, 2017)
ampersand imperfecta

tracklist:
1. ampersand theme
2. to a ghost i once knew
3. just a rental
4. vodka pickles (la la la)
5. pickles pt. ii
6. morphine alarms & other paranoid memes
7. mumble love (les temps sont durs pour les rêveurs)
8. i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (but i’ll ask her the next time we have toast)
9. another song about how i wanna dance with you
10. i called you, *67
11. aimless humming
12. daydrinking
13. brains
14. she won’t even say hello
15. sunrise (at the bulkhead)
16. eulogy
17. last call (ampersand’s final stand)
18. ampersand imperfecta

bonus ep (when purchased through bandcamp):
1. la la’s final bow
2. aimless humming (meandering version)
3. i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (demo 2012)
4. daydrinking (demo 2010)
5. mumble love (demo 2010)
6. she won’t even say hello (demo 2009)
7. hold on (last call demo 2008)
8. sunrise (demo 2006)

credits.
all songs written, performed, recorded, & mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios (27th street). tracks 1-3 & 5-6 recorded during january 2016. tracks 4 & 7-18 recorded during january 2017. cover art by e&m paluszak.

info.
this album was released digitally on jan 15, 2017. it will mark the first time a velvet crayon album is available on cd (not just cd-r), they will be available in march 2017. this album was also the first velvet crayon album to be available on itunes, apple music, spotify, google play, & other various online retailers.

the first 6 songs of “ampersand imperfecta” are different mixes and, in the case of “vodka pickles”, different arrangements/recordings than “the first 6 songs of ampersand imperfecta” sampler ep released in jan 2016.



the first 6 songs of ampersand imperfecta (ep) (released: january 18, 2016)
*this album is no longer available on bandcamp*
the first 6 songs of ampersand imperfecta (sampler)

tracklist:
1. ampersand theme
2. to a ghost i once knew
3. just a rental
4. vodka pickles (la la la)
5. pickles pt. ii
6. morphine alarms & other paranoid memes

credits.
all songs written, recorded, & mixed by velvet crayon in january 2016.

info.
this is a 6 song sampler of the upcoming velvet crayon release, “ampersand imperfecta”. this will only be available until the full album is released. anyone who downloads the sampler will receive the full album for half price. **THIS ALBUM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE**



in mono (tour sampler) (released: february 5, 2015)
*this album is no longer available on bandcamp*
in mono

tracklist:
1. brains
2. to be a freak
3. kaiserschnitt
4. nursery rhyme blues
5. monsters (under the bed)
6. new york city (gimme back my girl)
7. vodka pickles (la la la)
8. i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (but i’ll ask her the next time we have toast)
9. hole to china
10. little boxes

credits.
all songs performed, recorded, & mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios. “hole to china” was originally written by heatsleeve. “little boxes” was originally written by malvina reynolds. all other songs written by: erik paluszak. cover drawing by: wendy ann.

info.
“in mono” is a compilation album made for the squidling bros 2015 european tour. it was mixed entirely in mono. some of these songs are alternate takes & mixes of songs from “koala vs squid pt 1” while others are entirely new recordings (some being demo’s of songs from upcoming releases).



happy xmas (war is over) (single) (released: december 25, 2014)
happy xmas war is over

credits.
originally written by: lennon-ono. performed & recorded by: velvet crayon

info.
this was a single i released for xmas 2014 with the notes:

“happy xmas.. war is over if you want it.” – velvet crayon.
“So this is Christmas And what have you done? Another year over And a new one just begun. And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun, The near and the dear one, The old and the young. A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one Without any fear. And so this is Christmas, For weak and for strong, For rich and the poor ones, The world is so wrong. And so happy Christmas, For black and for white, For yellow and red ones, Let’s stop all the fight. A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one Without any fear. And so this is Christmas And what have we done? Another year over, A new one just begun. And so happy Christmas. We hope you have fun, The near and the dear one, The old and the young. A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one Without any fear. War is over, If you want it. War is over Now.” – John Lennon / Yoko Ono.



carnivolution 2013 (ep) (released: december 23, 2013)
carnivolution 2013 (ep)

tracklist:
1. “jellyboy intro (season 9 of carnivolution)” [live on may 10]
2. water’s, i’ve come to kill you [live on june 14 with hayley jane]
3. duel for the 3rd lady [live on june 14 with mr. dead guy]
4. fuck yeah, star command [live on july 12]
5. to be a freak (partial) [live on aug. 9 with matterz squidling]
6. subterranean hobo-sandwich clues [live on sept 13. with matterz squidling]
7. modern day john & june [live on oct. 11 with anomie fatale
8. rainbow connection [live on dec. 13]
9. not at star command [live on aug. 10, 2012]

credits.
“rainbow connection” written by paul williams & kenneth ascher. “fuck yeah, star command” & “not at star command” are interpretations of roger miller’s song “not in nottingham”. all other songs written by velvet crayon.

tracks 1-7 were recorded live at the squidling bros present carnivolution (2013) @ the tiberino museum; philadelphia, pa. track 8 was recorded live at carnivolution christmas @ the carbon collection at phillips metal; philadelphia, pa. track 9 was recorded live at the squidling bros present carnivolution (2012) @ the tiberino museum; philadelphia, pa.

track 1 is jellyboy the clown intro’ing carnivolution 2013: season 9. track 2 is velvet crayon on vocals/banjoele & hayley jane on vocals/ukulele. track 3 is velvet crayon on vocals/banjolele & mr. dead guy on vocals/banjolele. track 5 is velvet crayon on vocals/ukulele & matterz squidling on bass. track 6 is velvet crayon on vocals/ukulele & matterz squidling on casiokeys. track 7 is velvet crayon on vocals/guitar & anomie fatale on vocals. tracks 4, 8, & 9 are velvet crayon on vocals/banjolele.

info.
this is a collection of songs that i did for the 9th season of carnivolution. these are all live recordings with various levels of fidelity. there’s a bonus track when you download the ep, it’s “not at star command” which i performed at a 2012 carnivolution. carnivolution is presented by the squidling bros (squidlingbros.com).



koala vs. squid pt. 1 (tour sampler) (released: october 11, 2013)
*this album is no longer available on bandcamp*
koala vs. squid pt. 1

tracklist:
1. your town, usa
2. vodka pickles (la la la)
3. nursery rhyme blues
4. to be a freak
5. nursery rhyme waltz
6. monsters (under the bed)
7. roosevelt’s 1941st mushroom dream
8. new york city (gimme back my girl)
9. i’m pretty sure she uses jelly (but i’ll ask her the next time we have toast)
10. would you like to dance?
11. i wanna dance with a hipster girl
12. brains
13. where’s william’s clean mug?
14. the ballad of a modern moonshiner
15. crayon’s blues

credits.
all songs performed, recorded, & mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios in late summer of 2013. “where’s william’s clean mug?” is a medley of songs written by: heatsleeve. all other songs written by: erik paluszak. cover drawing by: angela latini.

info.
this was intended to be a tour sampler recorded specifically for the squilding brothers fall 2013 “wanted real and alive”. it contains some previously released songs (but with all new recordings & mixes) as well as some brand new songs which have never before been released. since velvet crayon was unable to be on the tour, it has just been released as a promotion/compilation album. released online & cd-r by stoned monkey studios.



koala overtakes me (youtube single) (released: march 13, 2013)
koala overtakes me

credits.
music & motion by: velvet crayon.

info.
“koala overtakes me” was released as a music video / youtube single. you can watch the video by clicking the image or going to this link, watch “koala overtakes me” on youtube.



room 1227b, silverstein (ep) (released: october 2, 2012)
room 1227b, silverstein [ep]

tracklist:

side a.
1. room 1227b, silverstein
2. hugs, drugs & neverbugs
3. but i was already sleeping

side b.
1. reprised and repeated
2. the anti-implantable cardioverter defibrillator song
3. paranoia pill hallucination blues

a word from gary maglary (of vote smith):
in february of 2011, erik broke his leg in two places which lead to an emergency room trip where he was mistakenly brought to the trauma unit and then eventually admitted into the hospital for 5 days.

the following ep was recorded after this hospital stay while erik was in bed, using an ukulele, a toy synth & vocals recorded through his built-in laptop microphone and is based on notes he wrote while under the influence of strong pain medication in the hospital.

all songs written, recorded & mixed by velvet crayon in late april – early may of 2011. tape art by erik paluszak. insert art by adam x. storm. executive producer: adam x. storm. released by stoned monkey studios with a run of 100 tapes & digital download on october 2, 2012.



that’s the way girls are (3.5″ single) (released: august 7, 2010)
that's the way girls are 3.5

tracklist:
a. that’s the way girls are [mp3 | lyrics]
b. rabbit-duck tattoo [mp3 | lyrics]

credits.
all songs written, recorded and mixed by: velvet crayon. disks made & distributed by: velvet crayon & the bakery. cover artwork by: angela latini.

info.
this single was released as a free promo, on 3.5″ floppy disk, with a limited pressing of only 100. the songs are also available here as downloadable higher quality mp3’s.



potatoes & pickles (ep) (released: july 2008)
potatoes & pickles. [ep]

tracklist:
1. lucky the puppy
2. pickles (la la, la la)
3. it’s all downhill from here
4. alone (potatoes)
5. old dog + new tricks = never
6. ode to stacy’s ass
7. ruby in the ocean
8. naked

info.
all songs written, recorded & mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios on july 3, 5, 6 & 7 of 2008. mixed & sequenced on july 8, 2008. released online & cd-r by stoned monkey studios.



velvet crayon (released: june 2008)
velvet crayon.
tracklist:
1. word(s).
2. nursery rhyme blues
3. monsters
4. monkey vs. whale pt. 1 (harold’s song)
5. i wanna dance with a hipster girl
6. shoegazer
7. cripples in the stairwell
8. yearly dose of home
9. edit/undo
10. sleep it all off
11. pilgrimage
12. time machine! (romanticism lives in a cardboard box)
13. safety scissors
14. everlyn’s last reprise
15. new york city (gimme back my girl)
16. toast tastes better when you’re drunk
17. moving out blues
18. ted ernst’s revenge
19. good morning fetus
20. crayon’s in the microwave

info.
all songs written, recorded and mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios from 2006 through 2008. cover art/painting by: frank storm. released online & cd-r by stoned monkey studios.



halloween weekend (ep) (released: december 2006)
halloween weekend. [ep]

tracklist.
1. trick or treat
2. halloween weekend
3. candy

info.
all songs written, recorded and mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios from 11.03.06 – 11.08.06.
released online & cd-r by stoned monkey studios.

 
 



self titled (released: january 2006)
self titled.

tracklist.
1. don’t you know
2. naptime blues
3. funky gypsy monkey
4. wandering mind
5. a song about lego’s
6. thrift shop girl
7. marie
8. mind my mellow
9. the colour orange
10. clementine
11. back in 69 (summer of love)
12. disobedience from the blue lines
13. the ballad of nick drake
14. the sermon
15. burning at the crossroad
16. 1:37
17. [the end]
18. eskimo’s hate penguins (video version)

info.
all songs written, recorded and mixed by velvet crayon at stoned monkey studios off & on from 7.07.05 – 12.22.05. released online & cd-r by stoned monkey studios.

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