more from
Z Tapes

Toursong

from by Baseball Gregg

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €1 EUR  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black vinyl color. The shipping date can change.

    Each purchase will include Z Tapes stickers, thank you note and the brand new vinyl!

    Edition of 300.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Calendar via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around April 17, 2020
    edition of 300 
    Purchasable with gift card

      €18 EUR or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassettes are available in a limited edition of 150 copies and will be shipped from Slovakia.

    Each purchase will include traditional Slovakian sweets, Z Tapes sticker, thank you note and the brand new tape!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Calendar via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 14 days
    edition of 150 
    Purchasable with gift card

      €10 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Special bundle: book (from La Barberia Records, 116 color pages on Fedrigoni coated matte paper) + vinyl (from Z Tapes, pressed on black 12" vinyl)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Calendar via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around May 1, 2020
    edition of 10  5 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      €30 EUR or more 

     

  • Calendar: a companion book (BRB026)

    *116 pages on HD color Fedrigoni matte coated paper – Language: English/Italian - 1st press, numbered copies!*

    Every month of 2019 we released a song. Some of the songs were written the month before they were released, while some songs were written as early as 2009. Each month, Eli Wengrin made a cover for the single, and I wrote a little essay to go along with the song. In early 2020, we asked our friends if they had any art or words they would like to share that was, in some way, related to Calendar. All of the contributions have been compiled into this book.

    Looking back at the beginning of the year, it’s hard for me to remember exactly who I was when writing the first entry for Toursong. Whatever sense of identity that I feel today isn’t the same as what I felt a year ago; In a sense, I am a “new person.”

    If Sam from a year ago is a different person from Sam as I am today, there is no reason that I (today) should attribute any more weight to their (me a year ago) wants and desires than I would to any other person who I know. Right now, I relate to a lot of friends more than I do to my past self. I am equal to my peers.

    While making the XTC album “Skylarking”, Virgin Records told Andy Partridge, the band leader, that he had to make the record with an American producer in an attempt to tap into the American market, and eventually Todd Rundgren was hired for the job. The record is amazing, one of my top 5 favorite albums of all time, but the story goes that Andy and Todd butted heads throughout the entire recording process. Their egos were both too big. Now, Andy hates the album. He claims that Todd completely fucked it up at the last second by “reversing the polarity” of the tape, something that would in practice have an undetectable effect on sonic quality.

    There is a song on Skylarking, “A Man Who Sailed Around His Soul.” The song is about a man who tried to “find himself,” but he actually found nothing.

    "Now he sits all alone
    And it's no place like home
    It's empty skin
    A bag to keep life's souvenirs in"

    Ego is a sham. Identity is a sham. Don’t try to find yourself, find others.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Never Bored (feat. Jimmy Kraft & mnngg) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more

    Sold Out

about

January 2019: first song off "Calendar".
Artwork by Eli Wengrin
--
We’re going on tour in March from California to Austin TX for SXSW! I’m very excited to spend 2 weeks exploring new places with my best friends all while doing my favorite thing: playing music. I had to write a song to communicate to the other band members just how excited I am. There’re no other people I’d rather be with while setting out on this adventure.

“Toursong” is also the beginning of another musical adventure. Luca and I decided that in 2019 we’d like to take a different approach to recording and releasing music, each month we’re going to release one single. These singles will be compiled into an album, a new song added each month until the project is finished at the end of the year. The project, titled “Calendar,” will slowly unfold, one song at a time. Each month you can flip the page and hear the new sonic photo we have chosen to represent the month. Each release will also include original art work by one of my favorite artists and one of my oldest friends, Eli Wengrin.

“Toursong” is also about being excited to explore this new musical terrain with Luca. For the first 4 years as a band, we’ve been very focused on creating full, cohesive albums. However, looking around at the current state of music it’s obvious that the era of the album is over, and it feels like a new and exciting challenge to finish a song each month. The chorus of “Toursong” talks about playing the first Baseball Gregg song ever released, “Mathdance,” on our tour.

I’m excited to take all our past experience into the future. I can’t wait to see the world with my friends.

lyrics

Two weeks on the road together

Let's take this trip and make the whole thing last forever

I wanna go and play in a new city every day
Mathdance all around the west I feel so blessed this tour with you is gonna be the best
Each day we'll find a new surprise

Cause when I'm with you I have a fresh new pair of eyes

The world looks so new without her usual tint of blue
Mathdance all around the west I feel so blessed this tour with you is gonna be the best

Couldn't ask for nothing more
With my best friends playing music in a new town to explore

I can't wait to go on tour
When this trip is finally over

Fuck it, let's just plan another in October


Oh life could be so huge, I'd love to see a piece with you
Mathdance all around the west I feel so blessed this tour with you is gonna be 
the best

credits

from Calendar, track released January 31, 2019
Music & Lyrics by Samuel Regan
Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Luca Lovisetto

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Baseball Gregg Stockton, California

Baseball Gregg is a pop duo from Stockton by way of Italy.

"Calendar" out now ~ pre-order your physical copy!

contact / help

Contact Baseball Gregg

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account

Baseball Gregg recommends:

If you like Baseball Gregg, you may also like: