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TV Baby

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1.
Chokecherry 02:45
I could say that I don’t mind. but I don’t want to be that kind. hold my breath cause everything is fine. but I don’t feel alright. oooh. you blew it. if you don’t know me by now I’m so over it. can you get a grip. you talk and you talk but you don’t listen. tell me all the ways you’ve changed. cause I still think you act the same. your empty promises are pretty lies. I'm not convinced this time.
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WebMD 02:17
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By The Way 03:01
by the way you look at me I know that things have changed. and I’m feeling the same. by the way it feels when your hands are on my face. I forget what I said about a snail’s pace. and it’s true. It gets so hard to say goodbye to you. I used to be the guy who liked to be alone. and I only do the kinds of things I wanna do. but I wanna do with you. by the way it feels when you’re lying next to me. I forget that I loved being lonely. I swear I’ve never laughed as much as this. and I don’t mind that you always make a big mess.
4.
Furniture 02:32
I tried to go to school. tried to learn what you wanted me to. I tried my best to be great but it didn’t take too kindly. I tried to make a home. turns out I can’t sit still. gets harder as I grow. I realized I still don’t know a thing. you can lie but I know nothing's changing. I’ll just stay home alone. and keep rearranging the furniture in my room till everything is perfect. to distract me from the things that make me feel so worthless. I tried to tell the truth. turns out I don’t know how. I’ll keep my secrets to myself cause I don’t want to let you down.
5.
Couch 02:31
I’m constantly wasting my days trying to teach my body new tricks. but they never seem to stick. and I can feel myself getting sick. I feel guilty for all the sleep I get. but I never feel rested. my sister says she’s proud of me. but I can hear her lying through her teeth. my christmas card every year it reads. we’ll always have a couch for you to sleep on. I’m losing sleep. having dreams about tomorrow. what will happen if I don’t grow into what you thought. just don’t be mean every year I'm getting smarter keep my head above the water. you still try to pull me down.
6.
My Room 02:19
I don’t wanna feel anything. so I’m gonna go back to sleep. cause in my dreams I am everything that I want to be. I am flying. and I feel so alive when no one is around. and I can breathe in sighs. but I don’t wanna see anyone. being alone it’s my kind of fun. cause in my room I am everything that I want to be. there’s no one here to please. I can watch whatever I please. no one can steal the remote from me. won't wear pants whatever who cares. I’ll dance around in my underwear.
7.
Sometime later I’ll feel better than I have in a while. I’ll be smarter. drink more water. won’t be too tired to smile. sometime later I’ll sleep better than I have in a year. I’ll try harder. I’ll try harder. I could spend my whole life with a fake smile on my face. but I don’t want to. actually I am fine here with my distance and my space. don’t miss me I don’t miss you. sometime later I’ll be smarter than I have in some days. maybe I will be less tired. this is probably a phase. sometime later I’ll remember to forget what they say. I’ll ignore all of the pressure. I’m alright even though you won't believe me. I’m doing fine just pretend that you don’t see me.
8.
Cry 03:15
I know you weren't mistaken. you just took what she was given. then she ripped you and  she broke your heart in two. I would die to see you happy. when you smile you look so pretty.
I still miss you even though It's been a while. I hate to see you cry. I hate to see you cry. I hate to be the reason why you did. you said that you were trying. I don't think that you were lying.  all those times you told me you were doing fine. you would die to see you happy. when you smile you look so pretty. I still miss you even though it's been a while. 
9.
Sunny D 03:48
thinking bout what I'm good for lately. don’t feel like myself it's driving me crazy. alone and lonely seem so similar lately. put on a movie watch it by myself. don’t want to play with anybody else. the colours and the sound distract me to sleep. some sunny days feel so good and so strange. but I just don’t know if I can trust myself. thought I was saved from the messes that I made. but they wanna stay right with me they won’t leave me alone. don’t want to spend my days feeling sorry. I’ll just waste away. I’ll rot in this body. The day goes by and my brain feels so far away from me.
10.
Swore 03:34
It was all a dream. It was all a lie. swore I heard you say you’d never say goodbye. wish that I could scream. wish you’d even try. to convince me not to leave the last time. It was over way before you went to go. I didn’t know It could still hurt me so. feelings left over from oh so long ago. I still feel the way that I do when I see the way you look through me. couldn’t sleep at all last summer. I lied to you and said I felt better. I cried over you even when I didn’t want to. had a bag of your old t-shirts. they smelled like you and made me feel worse. so I put them on the curb. and tried to forget you. 

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"TV Baby", the debut LP from Toronto power-pop act PONY, feels like it’s programmed from a different era. Driven by vocalist/guitarist Sam Bielanski’s sharp vocal tones and flashy, driving rhythm, the band combines cheeky 1980s style with 1990s self-reliance and modern production sheen for an experience caught between worlds. It’s hooky and vibrant, but don’t mistake exuberance for extroversion. TV Baby is an album dedicated to the indoor cats, the introverts, and those who value their independence above anything else.

Bielanski, along with close friends Matty Morand (Pretty Matty) and Lucas Horne, have taken a piecemeal approach to worldbuilding here. They’ll take you to the band computer, where Sam’s frantically typing symptoms into a search bar into “WebMD,” where body horror meets sugar-rushed guitars. Next comes a thorny survey of the “Furniture,” fuzzy and scuff-marked, before letting you crash on the “Couch,” a pop-punk ode to discovering new parts of yourself while the world rolls past. When others are present in this internal monologue, like those hurt and driven to “Cry,” they’re greeted with the same maximalist pop-rock. In PONY’s gig economy, riffs beat out the rearview mirror. Saddle up alongside them and your joyride is guaranteed.

credits

released April 9, 2021

All songs written by Sam Bielanski
Recorded by Ian Gomes at Union Sound
Additional recording done by Josh Korody at Candle Recording
Mixed by Josh Korody
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air
Vocals Sam Bielanski
Guitars Sam Bielanski Matty Morand
Bass Matty Morand
Drums Lucas Horne
Synth Graham Wright
Additional Guitar on My Room and Sunny D Shawn Kosmo
Artwork by Brittany Farhat

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