Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck

by Flotation Toy Warning

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber "Les Inrockuptibles" compares "Flotation Toy Warning" to "Mercury Rev" and "The Flaming Lips" - but actually, the first band that came to my mind was "The Killers". The songs, written by Paul Carter and Ben Clay, have a nice lo-fi appeal, while at the same time being whimsical and, in fact, not really simple ones. "Bluffer's Guide To The Flight Deck" represents sublime songwriting throughout, and Vicky West's brass and string arrangements complement it in a perfect symbiotic way. Favorite track: Donald Pleasance.
Harry Hamid
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Harry Hamid Fantastic album that trips all the right emotional wires. I wish the bandcamp edition didn't substitute a second(?) appearance of "Fire Engine on Fire Part 2" for "How the Plains Left Me Flat." Favorite track: Fire Engine On Fire Part II.
Connor Gregg
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Connor Gregg This album is a really beautiful set of avant-garde pop songs. It's this great amalgamation of influences like David Bowie, MGMT, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, the Flaming Lips, and a bit of the Killers. If you like any of those bands, like myself, you'll find plenty to love in this album. Favorite track: Donald Pleasance.
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    Tracklist: 1. Happy 13 - 2. Popstar Researching Oblivion - 3. Losing Carolina For Drusky - 4. Made From Tiny Boxes - 5.Donald Pleasance - 6. Fire Engine On Fire Part 1 - 7. Fire Engine On Fire Part 2 - 8. Even Fantastica - 9. Happiness Is On The Outside - 10. How The Plains Left Me Flat ++ 11. This Is Not A Lifesaver – 12. Even Fantastica [Goodbye To The Flight Deck Mix] (bonus tracks)

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released August 19, 2004

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The label has been known for releasing the music of bands like The Walkmen, The National or The Organ and more recently for the acclaimed debut albums of Ewert & The Two Dragons & Motorama.
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Track Name: Happy 13
It was sunny on the day the journey began
Seems I was a part of some lack of a plan
Was I early?
'Cause you weren't ready
Looking back now where it all seems bizarre
The boy in the photo on the seat of the car
That's me
At least it was me
Back then
Please leave all shiny objects behind
You won't need them where we're going
Relax, take a deep breath, and concentrate now
We really must be gone
There's a risk in everything we undertake
But now you must trust me more than anyone

'Cause I've seen things
That you could only dream about
I've been to places that you'll never find
And I've had dreams that you couldn't even fit inside your head now
All the places I wish I could find

'Cause I've seen things
That you could only dream about
I've been to places that you'll never find
And I've had dreams that you couldn't even fit inside your head now
All the places I wish I could find

Guess we can't really choose exactly where we land
But how fast you were bound is in your own hands
Are you ready?
Am I too early?
Looking back now where it all seems bizarre
The boy in the photo on the seat of the car
That's me
At least it was me
Back then
Relax, take a deep breath, and concentrate now
We really must be gone
There's a risk in everything we undertake
Now, you must trust me more than anyone
Track Name: Popstar Researching Oblivion
I never knew what you thought was here
Get another fear to add to the list
I've been collecting little lies
Just to put on the special tape
I get them to play the day you die

I'll tell them you were always frightened
Just like anybody else
And you cried inside just like me
You seem to live with fingertips
Wrapped around your face
Does it keep the dark away?
Talk to me and tell me that all of them are wrong
And all my dreams will come in time

Trying, trying to understand it all
To understand it all just makes your head hurt
Trying, trying to understand it all
To understand it all just makes your head hurt

Yes you have all the pieces they said that you had to collect
But what did you expect that all to amount to?

Trying, trying to understand it all
To understand it all just makes your head hurt
Trying, trying to understand it all
To understand it all just makes your head hurt
Track Name: Losing Carolina; For Drusky
I have the captain on the line
Wants to know who made it through this time
Wants to know who's smiling this time

Don't know what the captain has to say, on how this
Decorated man became a boy
Doesn't want to know that it's bed time
Wants just one more game to see him through night time
Although they took his men away, he wants the paper and
The empty box to stay

I have the captain on the line
Wants to know who made it through this time
Wants to know who's smiling this time
Although they took his men away, he wants the paper and
The empty box to stay

"Drusky wanted God to return his youth and grant him the
Guitar-playing skills of the famous guitarists along with
Resurrecting his mother and his pet pigeon.
If God failed to appear in court, federal rules of civil
Procedure said he must lose by default."

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