Beechnut St.

by Purple Hill

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"you're the coolest breeze summer has ever seen"

This album was recorded at Owen's parents house, 3 Beechnut St., Orangeville Ontario, on Purple Hill, from July 12th to July 16th, 2008. Owen's vocals and rhythm guitar, Jordan's drums and Brent's bass lines were recorded live off the floor.


"Just like the Velvet Underground-this talented group is unafraid to experiment with the music it makes."

Edmonton VUE Weekly 4 out of 5


"Beechnut St. is arguably one of the best indie releases this year."

Soundproof Magazine 4 1/2 out of 5


"A jangle friendly 3 piece that might be Toronto's answer to the Feelies."

EYE Magazine interview

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released October 16, 2009

Jordan Bruce: drums, percussion, keyboards, guitars
Brent Hough: bass, keyboards, guitars
Owen Marchildon: guitars, vocals, harmonica

Produced by Purple Hill
Mixed by Jordan Bruce (except tracks 3 and 6 mixed by Alphonse Alixander Lanza the III for Parkdallan Sound Space)
Mastered by Andy Krehm for Silverbirch Productions, Toronto Canada

Album art concept by Owen Marchildon
Drawing by Robin Richardson

All songs written by Owen Marchildon and Purple Hill

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Purple Hill is difficult to define as anything but Rock and Roll. Driving, catchy, exploratory, a Rock and Roll that encompasses decades. From the roots of The Velvets and The Feelies, Big Star and beyond, the band is now a complete package and compliment to the the style, mind, and song writing of Owen Marchildon ... more

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Track Name: A Very Explosive Toilet
well i caught a whisper, inside of my mouth, you know i gargled out a shiver.
spraying up and down around with a mouthful i can't whisper.
well something was stuck, maybe it's the pump? you know i should have bought a plunger.
we are spraying up and down around with a mouthful i can't whisper

Oh this toilet had to go, go and explode, up in my face! up in my face!
she shut it off, she found the knob, she shut it off she shut it off she shut it off
and she's a dear for doing it.
she shut it..all in my mouth stinging in my eye
Track Name: At Me, At Me, At Me, Now
There you go you're looking over at me
at me, at me, at me, at me, at me, now
there's nothing i can do or say that will
make you look over the other way
i can't even get a break in with you
always on the cusp of complaining
there you go you're looking over at me
at me, at me, at me, at me, at me, now

OH MY GOD! OKAY, OHHHH!

There you go your tongue is hanging out
at me, at me, at me, at me, at me, now
there's nothing i can do or say that will
make you look over the other way
Track Name: The Ballad of Roommate #2
And there you go again
cracking all little spines
and words they cannot find
to mouth them off to you
yeah you

and there you go again
pooping all over us
i can't begin to wonder when
you'll build your own litter box for yourself and

Oh my mind
i could lose my mind
if you move more things
just to clear your mind

and there you go again.
Track Name: My Sick Twisted Delicate Flower
My sick twisted delicate
flower of fuck, you know i want you to know
pace and position
can't lend nothing
when i suspect you've unzipped
by the shape of the moon.

so on that note,
i hope
we copulate soon.

My sick twisted delicate
flower of fuck, you know i want you to know
that I've looked
over your application
oh your hearts
been earning
a minimum wage

oh baby, dream baby, that we copulate soon
me and you
i'd bleed for you baby

so on that note,
i hope
we copulate soon.
Track Name: Interstate 69
Traveling through Michigan
down interstate 69
fat people in family restaurants
with piss stains on their pants

Traveling through Michigan
where every man wears mustache
this is the truth
it ain't no joke
factory smoke
instead of clouds

and to the waitress's they all feel it
as different hands pass through their pockets
fiddling for some change
they're all searching for a bit of affection

oh this highways always passing
ten bucks don't buy you much time
no
when you're living
on interstate 69

traveling through Michigan
i picked up Jesus along my way
he'd been building billboards all day
he ain't got nothing left to say
and it wasn't until Chicago
that he turned to me and said
don't mind these tears just take my bread
this second jobs got me down
alright we're gonna get it down for Jesus.

so to the ladies take off your aprons
and to the men shave off those stashes
yeah
chop off all the fat
and start lending a little affection
oh this highways always passing
ten bucks don't buy you much time
when you're living
on interstate 69
Track Name: Hey There Blockhead
hey there blockhead what you want
i know that you mock me again
your block is a mountain of head

and you're growing kinda needy

tantrum and scream to get what you want
big hissy fit like baby to breast
your block is a mountain of head

and you're growing kinda needy

well hey blockhead
what you want from me?
my perceptions ain't for sale
you gotta learn to give
so go on and give
well hey blockhead
what you want from me?
your block is a mountain of head

and you're growing kinda needy

la la la la la la la la.......
Track Name: Booze Baby
he strolls his stroller down the block
shit faced
bag of booze belted in
so safe
treats it like a baby mow
treats it like a baby now
baby now

Owen he's harassing us outside
see the booze baby in a stroller ride
please get off my patio
and go
please get off my patio
pronto!

wrapped up tight
in an LCBO bag
booze baby strolling along
any old drag

please get off my patio
cheek to cheek he sings so sweet
I'm looking at the mess you made
I'm looking at the mess you made
mess you made

why can't i be just like him
stroll around
and live in sin
so shit faced with rolling eyes
he sings a sweet lullaby

wrapped up tight
in an LCBO bag
booze bay strolling around
any old drag

i wanna be just like him.
Track Name: Sophia
Sophia you're so pretty
you are just five years old
your teeth are coming in good
your hairs so curly
whispering secrets to you

wearing water wings
and swimming in the pool
she's quick to point out
the heavy heat
she drinks juice
and i drink beer
the endless magic of her age
the endless magic of her age

the dragonfly
she caught from the sky
she was fanning everybody
with it's wing
yes, Sophia
your the coolest breeze
summer has ever seen

Sophia you're so pretty
i guess i'll go and say it once again
she fluttered and flopped
then everything just stopped
dazed is the earth of her taking
dazed is the earth of her taking

taking it

to the sky
there she fly's
she's fanning everybody
with her wings
yes, Sophia you're the coolest breeze
summer has ever seen
yes, Sophia you're the coolest breeze
summer has ever seen.
Track Name: Pretty Face
just listen to my heart
just listen to how it talks
it's beat is pumping
to your walk
i just wanna squeeze
your cheeks so hard

and then your face
well it's the prettiest
face of them all
squeeze each other oh so hard
squeeze each other
I love you

and then your face
perfect in it's symmetry
perfectly symmetrical
just like a Stanely Kubrick film

I'd pay admission everyday
cause i love

and then your face
well it's the prettiest
face of them all
squeeze each other oh so hard
squeeze each other
i love you
Track Name: Let It Fade
so listen up sweetheart
cause what i have to say it won't take long
you got the best nose
well it's the best nose
i've ever seen
and you what?
i've seen a lot of noses

i'm gonna try
to bring you up from your low
and i'll do it by being funny

so listen up sweet heart
cause what i have to say it won't take long
all my fears
my hopes
beliefs
and doubts
have disappeared
you know when you're around
you fill me up
like the drink in this cup
all your sweet nothings
in my ear

so give me strength
now friend to go and be alone
it's okay to be confused
by love
so let your heart sing a song
about a love that's long gone
it's time to let it
let it
let it
just let it fade.
just let it fade
come on and let it now..

forever we fade
forever we fear
our dreams hopes beliefs may one day disappear
so come on and fill me up
like the drink in this cup
and i'll open up
to whatever life you wear
whatever life you wear

whatever life you wear.
Track Name: Unrequited Love
well hey there babe what you doing
i need a flat field to run
for all my rushing
for myself and mine
embroider a star lite sky
flashing for you
to pass to a future time

and oh the ranklings of jealousy
and unrequited love

well hey there babe what you doing
i need to undream this dream to
make my love stop moving
for myself and mine
embroider a star lite sky
flashing for you
to pass to a future time

and oh the ranklings of jealousy
and unrequited love

unrequited love is surrounding me
a mighty pain to love it is babe well can't you see
my heart is palpitating cause
you won't listen to me
a mighty pain to love it is babe
well can't you see

and oh the ranklings of jealousy
and unrequited love