8/18 - Philly, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Liam Betson, Sheer Mag, Spirit of the Beehive
8/19 - Montclair, NJ @ Bat Cave w/ Liam Betson, Toasted Plastic
8/20 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 w/ Spacemonster, Liam Betson
8/21 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Liam Betson, Max Levine Ensemble
8/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The People's Warehouse w/ Liam Betson, WC Lindsay, Steady Hands, Denzell, I am a Sea Creature
8/23 - Columbus, OH @ TBA w/ Tin Armor, All Dogs, Liam Betson
8/29 - Hamden, CT @ The Space w/ Loner Chic, High Pop, Krill, Liam Betson
8/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Andrew Cedarmark, Liam Betson, Mitski
9/19 - Bard College w/ The World Is a Beautiful Place...
9/21 - Albany, NY w/ The World Is a Beautiful Place...
9/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium **ALBUM RELEASE SHOW** w/ Pile, Big Ups
10/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Mitski, Brunch
10/7 - 11/7 ~FULL US TOUR~


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flatss:

Krill’s “Peanut Butter” is the first track from an upcoming 4-way split with Ovlov, LVL UP, and Radiator Hospital set for release on Double Double Whammy / Exploding In Sound Records on October 14, 2014.

PRE-ORDER - http://store.dbldblwhmmy.com/products/533372-krill-lvl-up-ovlov-radiator-hospital-split-7-preorder

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broken-ozone:

"Hoodwink’d" is the long awaited sophomore LP from NY lo-fi rockers, LVL UP. The 15-song full length will release this fall on Double Double Whammy and Exploding in Sound.

dickfingers said: would you consider posting the lyrics for 'bad blood' as well? just sittin here basking in the craftsmanship of the lvl up story arc i need more

LVL UP :: Bad Blood

it’s nice to know that i’ve been

a beneficial patient,

but i’m sick of living off of liquids

and under surveillance.

bad luck, i might have said to bite your tongue,

but not enough to draw blood -

lay off the hard stuff.

you called me out when you said

that i was uncool,

i probably deserved it.

reveling in last year,

but sometimes getting lost

gives me a foot to stand on -

planting my feet in one plot.

dbldblwhmmy:

VERY excited to announce that we will be co-releasing an amazing 4-way split 7” with the bands Krill, LVL UP, Ovlov and Radiator Hospital on October 14th! Stream Krill’s contribution on NME Magazine.Preorder the 7” via DDW/EIS:http://store.dbldblwhmmy.com/products/533372-krill-lvl-up-ovlov-radiator-hospital-split-7-preorderKrill is also doing a full US tour soon. Here are the dates: 9/29 - Boston MA @ Great Scott 9/30 - Providence RI @ AS220 10/1 - New Brunswick NJ @ house 10/2 - NYC - Shea Stadium 10/3 - Bronx NY - Fordham University 10/4 - Baltimore MD - Fifth Dimension 10/5 - DC @ paperhaus 10/6 - Harrisonburg VA @ mymansion 10/7 - Durham NC @ Duke Coffeehouse 10/8 - Atlanta GA @ the 529 10/9 - Birmingham AL @ The Forge 10/10 - New Orleans LA - Hey! Cafe 10/11 - Austin TX @ Beerland 10/13 - Nashville TN @ house 10/14 - Chicago IL @ Township 10/15 - Bloomington IN @ The Bishop 10/16 - Oberlin College 10/17 - Kenyon College 10/18 - Cornell University 10/19 - Toronto ON @ Cinecycle 10/20 - Montreal QC @ Brasserie Beaubien 10/21 - Burlington VT @ house 10/22 - Holyoke MA @ house 10/23 - Sarah Lawrence College 10/24 - NYC - EIS CMJ Showcase @ Trashbar 10/25 - NYC - EIS Birthday Celebration 10/28 - Boston MA @ Great Scott w/ Purling Hiss, Meat Bodies

dbldblwhmmy:

VERY excited to announce that we will be co-releasing an amazing 4-way split 7” with the bands Krill, LVL UP, Ovlov and Radiator Hospital on October 14th! Stream Krill’s contribution on NME Magazine.

Preorder the 7” via DDW/EIS:
http://store.dbldblwhmmy.com/products/533372-krill-lvl-up-ovlov-radiator-hospital-split-7-preorder

Krill is also doing a full US tour soon. Here are the dates:
9/29 - Boston MA @ Great Scott
9/30 - Providence RI @ AS220
10/1 - New Brunswick NJ @ house
10/2 - NYC - Shea Stadium
10/3 - Bronx NY - Fordham University
10/4 - Baltimore MD - Fifth Dimension
10/5 - DC @ paperhaus
10/6 - Harrisonburg VA @ mymansion
10/7 - Durham NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
10/8 - Atlanta GA @ the 529
10/9 - Birmingham AL @ The Forge
10/10 - New Orleans LA - Hey! Cafe
10/11 - Austin TX @ Beerland
10/13 - Nashville TN @ house
10/14 - Chicago IL @ Township
10/15 - Bloomington IN @ The Bishop
10/16 - Oberlin College
10/17 - Kenyon College
10/18 - Cornell University
10/19 - Toronto ON @ Cinecycle
10/20 - Montreal QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
10/21 - Burlington VT @ house
10/22 - Holyoke MA @ house
10/23 - Sarah Lawrence College
10/24 - NYC - EIS CMJ Showcase @ Trashbar
10/25 - NYC - EIS Birthday Celebration
10/28 - Boston MA @ Great Scott w/ Purling Hiss, Meat Bodies

Anonymous said: hoodwinkd lyrics asap

u asked 4 it :)

ANGEL FROM SPACE (N.C.)

it’s my pick me up that someone rose above this garbage once.

old enough and drinking blood, if i pace myself i’ll waste the love.

“come and pick me up, my oven’s broken and my car is fucked.”

finding out if Frankie’s right (if life’s alright i’m ready to die).

i found a piece of a moon rock.

i cut the wings off a dead wasp.

stayed up all night in the graveyard and went to work.

STONED ALONE (M.C.)

walking home, not my own but it’ll do 

stoned alone and feeling prone, 

alright to die tonight

if you saw me like this i could die 

so i’m thinkin’ bout blue truck nights 

and cruisin’ the dirt in my ride

ANNIE’S A WITCH (D.B.)

annie’s a witch moving on all fours, 

she took me back to where i was before,

when the flowers bloomed and i got bored,

i felt a pull that i couldn’t ignore.

one more day to make some money honey,

gonna spend it all on brand new shoes to kick these blues

one more day to make some money honey,

to get used to the truth, so i set a spell and hexed my tunes.

now when i wake up i see a waxy sky, 

i see the colored in yellow eye,

i see the clouds within the clouds now, 

and i keep putting my head down and wobbling around,

and i think how (!)

one more day to make some money honey,

gonna spend it all on brand new shoes to kick these blues,

one more day to make some money honey,

to get used to the truth, so i set a spell and hexed my tunes.

HEX (N.C.)

last night i told my story to the sky and i told all your secrets to the guys.

i had a good look at my life and i had a long talk with The Knife.

if you love me it’s alright and if you’re leaving that’d be fine,

but it’s just a little subway ride so i’m not coming back tonight.

i can see without my eyes so i still picture you sometimes

but it’s always both you guys and so i hate it every time.

i need a hand to cast this shit, to lift the hex between my ribs,

pick all the glitter from my things, and make me new again. 

SOFT POWER (D.B.)

my friend ryan offered good advice, 

so i took a slice and sailed through to mellow skies.

there is nothing wrong with being nice,

unless it’s just a front to get yourself by,

and i can tell, so what the hell (!) ;}

i don’t think i really need them in my life,

sometimes i wish that bird would up and die,

tear through crayola skies.

now i sit at home alone, watch tv, mope on the phone,

and annie meets the moon, it is dawn in paris though

i want to un-know the swell i felt under your hex,

your floral dress, your silver wire specs. 

cindy moved to the other side 

and there she lived as if she’d died,

death cult paradise, 

why don’t you end it where it lies?

i got home and had another try, 

but ryan tells me all the time,

he’s got the same damn problem as mine, 

minimal heartbreak feels nice (?)

I FEEL OK (M.C.)

driving — i catch your scent, cigarettes, and feel content 

and if i’ve made a mistake i feel ok

i have wells of dust that’ve long since produced 

and if i lie it’s not to give myself entire

DBTS (N.C.)

"f that place dude, they won’t miss you. they don’t love you like we do.

if you need to we can share this bed.”

i promised my mother i wouldn’t bother him.

but prison might be fine if it were private.

no one made sure i behaved myself.

take me back to practice casting spells.

i’ll let her nurse me back to health.

i’d go home and have another try 

but i don’t want to have to see you guys.    

third eye opens wide and now it’s crying.

i’m still drunk. i must have frightened myself awake,

that was the most violent dream i’ve ever had.

stay away from my friends. everyone you know can tell. 

you think you know me well. i thought i knew myself.

~now his alarm clocks going off in the bedroom down the hall.

i heard his alarm clock going off but I’m the only one it woke up.~

HOODWINK’D (D.B.)

i know i’ll never feel good about (that train ride), or learn my lesson,

i’ve got a fake obsession with the past, and things that don’t last,

so am i being hoodwinked to even think that i could love you?

i think i need a soda and an order of fries to get by…

I FEEL EXTRA-NATURAL (D.B.)

"i feel insane when you get in my bed"

is something sweet that the silver jews said,

and i think about you and i turn blue, dragging my dirty shoes,

cindy skips my trampoline and then i lose,

so that’s what i think about when i hear the silver jews.

but i keep trying to lose

i don’t want to be the one to bring it down, to be no fun,

rhode island in the sun,

what is left in new jersey but my family and my job?

just me and my dog.

you’re an easy sweetheart,

and i keep trying to lose.

TOTAL LOSS (N.C.)

“i am an old god.” you forgot to turn off his alarm clock.

i had the same kind of dream on the floor last night 

where everybody i like dies. 

~“i’m no good at being alone,” but here i go. ~ 

bad blood. are you holding hands under a drug rug?

are you still cleaning up where the spirit was?

keep it under a cold lock. 

SKI VACATION (M.C. & D.B.)

i got home and there was nothing going on,

not even reruns of a family song, the spirit was gone,

and so i sit for a bit, biting my lip, 

thinking over and over all the different ways to quit,

and i feel sheer rock or evergreens tower

over me, the darkness devours

the mountain air, the spirit there,

the only willing thing i share,

holding and showing without completely knowing,

i hold the truth and so do you

it’s nothing new, and we do what we’re supposed to do,

ski vacation takes me back and it ends too soon,

sheer rock or evergreens tower

over me, the darkness devours

the mountain air, the spirit there,

the only willing thing i share.

MEDICATION (M.C.)

you walking dead 

you bag of bones 

repeating yourself, “so are you home?” 

no one knows if you’re in control of what you’re saying 

or is it your medication?

trace your fingers in space 

for everyone who stopped in 

you cursed at the sky 

because you wanted the ground 

or a place to rest

meditation

PRIMORDIAL HEAT (D.B.)

who are you and why are you in my room?

the moment that i come to 

you’ll be around, growing shapes in the air,

resurrecting the spirit there,

bellowing heat and excess water vapor into the empty room,

and i will listen through “send in the clouds // bring down the rain”.

it doesn’t take much for me to feel insane,

my ride got hexed so i’ve been trying to catch my breath,

it got hexed and it doesn’t really matter what happened next.

i could get stoned alone and stare at the phone,

just chill out until i’m ready to go back home,

it’s alright and like, at least i have you guys

to bring down the rain.

it doesn’t take much for me to feel insane,

so wash me clean and make me new again,

by primordial heat of original sin, make me new again.

IF I LEAVE (M.C.)

ice cream on the beach 

the roof of my car the night before you leave 

lightning lights your form in my window 

if i leave to breath, i’m always coming back home to you 

you wanna hear me say 

with my stone cold face 

under a quarter phase 

"you’re sweet like honey, honey."

BLACK HONEY (N.C.)

all the Myrtle ghosts are asking around for a new host

but i know who you’re with now. it’s the worst.

i clear my lungs, there’s nothing as deep as the first cut

so last night i woke up coughing blood.

i called my mom. “honey, you are so strong.”

but now when i hear a surf song it’s hard enough to keep calm.

i want to hit your face with mine. 

today the dog crawled under the porch to die.

if i could burn your new bed and finally spit out all this wine

then i’d clear my lungs. Darin said “there’s nothing as deep as the first cut,”

so last night i woke up coughing blood.

she is so gone. “hey man, you were so strong.”

but now when i hear “drunk in love”

it makes me want to tie one off.

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