Hot Pop

by Caleb Groh

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During the making of Ocelot (last full-length album), the engineer, musicians and I pushed our personal limits for two years, discovering new sounds, and flipping the songs on their heads.

I learned so much in those two years of constant exploration, that I was able to step away and make Hot Pop in a month.

Hot Pop is the result of a lot of dancing and reflection (neither is more important than the other).

The artwork is a collaboration between myself and Brothers Design Co, featuring completely in-camera design (and some birds I sculpted out of wool). Photographed on medium format film by Juan Solorzano.

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released October 30, 2015

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Caleb Groh Nashville, Tennessee

Caleb Groh (pronounced GROW) howls melodic folk songs about historical and biblical figures in fictional contexts, anthropomorphism, coffee, mythology, and the love of throws as opposed to the throes of love. Caleb won a Boston Music Award for Folk Artist of the Year in 2012. ... more

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Track Name: Let It Groh
Veins are taut, warm blood hot, I don't know how to lose
Ain't it uncanny, we're blood like family until the imminent bruise?

Well you only love when I begin to let go
Is there something that I need to know?
Love ain't got no rivals
You only yearn when I start to unlearn
Hands up and the height returns
I leave here, smiling in departures
Come home crying in arrivals
I lost myself

Livid glow, lungs slow motion, a scene in cinemascope
On the cusp of reason, solstice of a brand new season
Until the orbit is broke

Well you only love when I begin to let go
Is there something that I need to know?
Love ain't got no rivals
You only yearn when I start to unlearn
Hands up and the height returns
I leave here, smiling in departures
Come home crying in arrivals
I lost myself
Track Name: FCKNU
Baby we’ve been in decline
For a nondescript time, don’t pretend it ain’t true
How unfortunate that I, in reclaiming my life
Have been hurting you

Pull the curtain, tear the set apart
I only see you in the new moon dark
I’ve been waiting on the maiden to emerge
Like I ain’t never seen no movie star

Fucking you feels so lonesome
Rogue river that I shouldn’t have gone down
I subtract and I find my own sum
I swear I get reborn
Every hour I don’t hear about the bridal shower
Two visions of you
One as your mother and the other brand new

How come every man from here to Kazakhstan
Already knows about you
If I’d spent most of my life trying to be somebody’s wife
I’d get turned around too
I hear a warbler, a night-time lark
I hear a wurlitzer crying in the dark
Night blooms, smell a new perfume
Door slams, no interview

Fucking you feels so lonesome
Rogue river that I shouldn’t have gone down
I subtract and I find my own sum
I swear I get reborn
Every hour I don’t hear about the baby shower
Two visions of you
One as your mother and the other brand new
Track Name: Sumac
Riding on a contingent wave
If it hits its harrowing
Found still in my hundred will
But I’m always saying always

One light dancing, one light dithers
Wonder how I’ll do if I do without you

Your hue, cerulean blue
You’re crying but you’re laughing
New fog in the dialogue
Like, “You’ve changed.”
“Have I?”
“Goodnight.”

One light dancing, one light dithers
Wonder how I’ll do if I do without you

1 light
2 is it right to
3 4give her
All my vision, premonition
Can’t say how I’ll do if I do without you
Track Name: Bleach White Light
In the bleach white light
Or the starkest dark
I run

And every day is irrevocably strange somehow
A subtle voice calls from a dark love,
“My dove, can you hear me now?”

In the sleep-walked halls
I am after all
Awake
When the dark prevails
And the midnight veil un-breaks

And every day is irrevocably strange somehow
A subtle voice calls from a dark love,
“My dove, can you hear me now?”

In the semblance of the andromeda
I pray
When my doubt has peaked
And my brother falls away

Still every day is irrevocably strange somehow
A subtle voice calls from a dark love,
“My dove, can you hear me now?”