Fake the Bitters

by 8bit bEtty

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needsmorerage Absolutely love this album. Most chiptune doesn't hook me in, but this is not the case for 8bit Betty. These songs are well written and gloriously catchy. Favorite track: Keep the Dream Alive, Lil' Red.
OneQuarterPower
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OneQuarterPower This album is a shining example of how beautiful simplicity can be in music. It manages to convey an absolute fuckton of nuanced emotion, ranging from wistful longing to naked optimism, all with just a handful of bloops and a robot voice. The prelude hasn't left my head since I first poked the link to this album. A definite must. Favorite track: Everything Changes (prelude).
Pierson Sargent
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Pierson Sargent Gives me nostalgic feels of Gameboy music while throwing some legit melodies and beats behind it. For the infinitely nerd in all of us.
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1.
Everything changes I made a mistake I started dreaming about life in space With my good friends James Webb and Hubble I'd fly higher and farther than all the others and because we were so far from the ground below we'd look like stars and with my xenon ion propulsion I could finally escape my small town in Wisconsin They say dare to dream that creating worlds won't hurt anything but I've been sleeping for many years eyes closed, headphones on my ears Meanwhile shuttles have gone none of which I've been on it's not that I think I can't fly but I need to wake up before I can try Everything Changes Everything in life must shift even the masses of land we sleep on drift so does it make sense to change your dream and if you let all that go, then what does it mean It seems like missions launch every day some commandeered by good friends and while they have worked hard to learn to pilot these planes it forces me to consider a painful change Everything Changes everything, everything
2.
Adventuring 04:43
Wake up bright eyes I hope you slept well I have missed you I bet you can't tell You're yawning its' dawning still sleepy here's coffee Let's put our shoes on so we can go outside it might be raining but it will be alright Let's go here we come gonna have a lot of fun we don't have a plan today it's perfect for adventure bicycle is rolling fast wind is blowing in the grass sandwiches are in our pack and everything is sparkling Paper, chalk, and bits of strings cassette tapes of my favorite things everything else we should bring is in our imaginations let's take pictures as we go 'cause making things will help us grow it just feels good for me to know that I can have a friend like... We find pandas who are playing a game we ask if we can join them, they tell us to come on in we run for hours finding paper hearts hidden in a field of flowers until it begins to get dark Then we thank them for letting us play and we find a clearing where we can make pretty things the fireflies are glowing everywhere their luminescence softly fills the air (I love you) Let's go here we come gonna have a lot of fun we don't have a plan today it's perfect for adventure bicycle is rolling fast wind is blowing in the grass sandwiches are in our pack and everything is sparkling Paper, chalk, and bits of strings cassette tapes of my favorite things everything else we should bring is in our imaginations let's take pictures as we go 'cause making things will help us grow it just feels good for me to know that I can have a friend like... (I love you) ...that I can have a friend like you I open my eyes and everything goes away if you still wanted to see me that would have been the perfect day
3.
I am just a shy girl at heart I wish I could say hi to you why am I alone again tonight when I am in a city filled with possibilities I am just a shy boy at heart and I know you expect me to say hi to you I guess I'm afraid of what you'll say so I guess I will read another book tonight by myself And sometimes I wish things weren't this way that I could change but then I'd lose a sense of myself Oh what a shame I am always the girl alone at the show I start to sweat when you say hello I will make a reservation for one I don't think that eating alone is fun And sometimes I wish things weren't this way that I could change but then I'd lose a sense of myself Oh what a shame Someday I will find someone shy just like me Someday I will find someone shy just like me Someday I will find someone shy just like me Someday Someday Someone shy just like you
4.
Lone wolf why are you so sad, why don't you walk with me for awhile you see I am on my way to visit Grandma's house over four miles away I don't mind if you don't want to talk, I can see you're feeling kind of blue but maybe it will cheer you up if I share my lunch with you Lone wolf all my life I have known that I'm kind of strange I don't really play with other kids, I guess in that way we're both the same it's not that we don't get along; it has nothing to do with that but no one wants to come to Grandma's house because they don't want to walk the path through the woods Maybe I'm dreaming, but I always thought that there would be more out there so I will keep walking down this unpopulated trail accompanied briefly by those who are looking for a little adventure but to get where I'm going, I'll have to walk the path alone Lone wolf perhaps you are down because you've got nowhere to go I know it's hard to make plans when the future isn't known but I have always believed that if you work hard at what you love destinations will unfold before you, though I'm not quite sure if that's totally accurate Lone wolf I think we could be friends, at least for a little while I'll share my lunch with you daily if you promise you'll try to smile maybe you wouldn't be lonely if we both travelled together Lone wolf, what do you say? United we could brave any weather Maybe I'm dreaming, but I always thought that there would be more out there so I will keep walking down this unpopulated trail accompanied briefly by those who are looking for a little adventure but to get where I'm going, I'll have to walk the path alone My, what big eyes! My, what big ears! My, what big nose! My, what big teeth! Here we are at Grandma's house. Don't be afraid Lone wolf, you can go in first After all, what's the worst that could happen?
5.
There's a place that's always open Like my arms 24 hours a day Here's a map, where's your destination? $2.50 is all you'll pay (The MTA) Here's your chance to make friends with strangers Be protected from the rain They say home is where the heart is Then my heart is only a ride away (The MTA) Like the doors it's heart is open you can ride no matter what your creed It keeps you warm when it's cold outside and air conditioning is free There's no need to wear your helmet or maybe you forgot your chain stay from protected from the cars outside heartless machines driving in your lane
6.
I will never be as hardcore as you want me to be So now that we've covered that, can we please just have fun? (la la la) Do you use a click track when you record your guitar? Can you drive a stick shift when you're in your car? Do you know everything about wines that there is to know? Oh really? That's too bad. That's too bad. When you have a dinner date, do you cook the food yourself? Have you read every single book that's sitting on your shelf? Have you transferred all your music onto tape cassette? No! shut up! shut up! shut up! shut up! I will never be as hardcore as you want me to be Do you listen to this band of Brooklyn kids who nobody knows? Even though they don't play live I've been to seven shows. Have you eaten at this place that only serves vegan fish? Oh really? That's too bad. That's too bad. Do you make your music using only a telephone? All the really hardcore kids build robots of their own. Do you think you're cool enough to play shows with us? No! shut up! shut up! shut up! shut up! I will never be as hardcore as you want me to be
7.
Little planet among the stars Let's take a moment to bow our heads we've lost our dear friend Pluto I know he was not large and 4.6 billion miles is far away but we loved him And his twin brother Charon or whatever they called him He's also gone away Console your mother who won't be serving any more pizza pies and let's look to the skies and remember our Little planet among the stars Once you were a god to Greek and Roman cultures but now your nothing Just like Santa, they took you away Just like Santa, they took you away Just like Santa, they took you away but to me you'll always be a Little planet among the stars
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Everything must change someday (someday) Everything must change someday (Someday) I won't be afraid Someday I won't be so angry someday I will fix my mistakes some way I will be somebody who finds some way to become someone else Everything changes everything will change someday someday soon Wake up bright eyes there is far too much at stake they've got the place surrounded this time there's little chance of escape We've come too far to release the hostage I guess there's no turning back you must be brave, we must be brave and prepare to be attacked Everything changes everything will change someday someday soon (everything must change someday someday everything will change someday someday soon) What do we do when our path leads us through darkened woods do we trudge on farther do we go no further and if we're found, we lose everything we've nursed for years the torches are growing brighter the howls of the wolves getting louder in my ears Wake up bright eyes Fine, I guess you win. I'm tired of chasing what I believe in No tears, no requiem Just hold your breath and lift your chin We'll walk towards this oblivion alone (lone wolf why are you so sad) My heart still beats, though I don't feel rhythm My voice still speaks, but I hear no tune What do you do when everything you thought you knew turns out to be untrue (everything changes) I'm sorry, I have failed and I can't hold on to this dream (I could never be as hardcore as I needed to be) should I finally lay to rest this beautiful broken machine? (I am just a shy boy at heart) I'm sorry for I have failed I'm sorry I can't be someone I've tried so hard, I've given everything but now I'm tired feeling retired I'm sorry my trials have failed I'm sorry I'll never be someone This song's a message My heart's a message That this emptiness is all I've left to give I'm sorry I've failed my parents I'm sorry I've failed myself I'm sorry I've failed my teachers I'm sorry, sorry I'm sorry I've failed at music I'm sorry I've failed my friends I'm sorry I've failed expectations (I've failed, I've failed) Despite the efforts we expend We're all just sorry people in the end.

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released September 25, 2013

Bitterness is a part of life and we all know the taste. To those who have the tenacity and courage to dig a little deeper, though, lies a world of complex flavors which will balance and enhance your existing sweetness. I think I'm finally on my way to finding a good recipe. I hope you find yours as well.

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Special thanks goes out to John McCaig of Panic Studios for his artful mastering of this album.

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