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The Good Sweat

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    ManDancing's new album 'The Good Sweat' on classic black vinyl. classic.
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    a shirt with a license plate on it that says ManDancing. I don't know about you, but I would buy that license plate (except it's nine letters and license plates can't be longer than seven so maybe just buy the shirt instead)
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    a CD with the new ManDancing album on it. you're welcome.

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    the new ManDancing album on a CD that comes with a ManTis shirt too! (get it, ManTis like ManDancing?)

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    ManDancing's new album on a CD and also a shirt with a license plate on it that says 'ManDancing.' how clever

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Good Sweat via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    ManDancing's new album on some *classic* black vinyl that also comes with this cool shirt that has a ManTis on it (haha, get it, ManTis, like ManDancing...)
    *this product is a pre-order and is expected to ship February 2021*

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    ManDancing's new album on some classic black vinyl PLUS a shirt with a license plate on it that says ManDancing (which is hilarious because you can't actually fit 'ManDancing' on a license plate!)
    *this product is a pre-order and is expected to ship February 2021*

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Good Sweat via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    ManDancing's new album on some sick *** blue vinyl PLUS a sick *** shirt with a ManTis on it (like ManDancing, get it?)
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    ManDancing's new album on classic black vinyl + a 'ManDancing - The Good Sweat' classic black hoodie. classic.

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    ManDancing's new album on vinyl that looks like a blue jay AND a hoodie that talks about that new album !!! what a deal
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    ManDancing's new album in multiple formats! I'm talking the hat, BOTH shirts, the hoodie, the black vinyl, AND a CD! Man I'm Dancing at this Deal!

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    ManDancing's new album on some vinyl that's the same color as a blue jay... pretty fly if you ask me
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    ManDancing's new album on vinyl that is the same color as a blue jay (aka, blue), that also comes with a shirt with a license plate on it that says 'ManDancing' (aka, omw to the DMV right now to get that license plate for my car)
    *this product is a pre-order and is expected to ship February 2021*

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1.
Kenlock 03:14
You’ve got the locks that tell me I need a combination Been at it for years but stopped for fear of being wrong As if to open it up would yield some sordid revelation I wanna try again, I miss singing you my songs You’re off to an engagement that ring upon my phone Left my imagination, I’m tired of posing  Alone  The silence meant for me on the roof up on my house An L to the head, I penned down What wouldn’t come out my mouth  I wanted nothing but to give you What I couldn’t give myself Im digging in the basement  Is it too late to ask for help? Well  You’re off to the capital  With the high stakes reputation I’m contemplating hospitals When my face it won’t stop shaking The terror felt from nightmares as a kid Comes back in stages Here I am confronting all the plans that I have wasted I’m wasted You and I are locked in  Knowing there is no escaping I fear it in my sleep, “stop that” Sit and watch it bleed I’m working on the call to Seiichi To tell him that we made it I’m tearing at your heart  Just tell me what I need to speak
2.
Hey Friends 01:21
Hey Friends, please believe me. I don’t have anything you want To anyone listening. I don’t know what I’m doing. if I ever I did, I forgot. I can’t get back there We all might as well stop Who’s to say all I’ve suffered for is worth more than I’ve lost? Dear Friends Please believe me. I’ll give you everything that you want. Enemy, come see me and take all that you need because I’m empty well, that’s a fine place to start I’m empty That’s a fine place to start.
3.
I was eating pancakes You were eating toast Standing on the porch, yea I was on the coast Now I’m laid in a coffin You’re painting my toes Before they put me under, we’ll put on a show. and It’s often that I’ll be missing,  driving into summer and Owning all the roads Now I’m posting in a parking lot Wolfing Toblerone  I’m singing all the words to the songs we never wrote My tongue is in my cheek, there’s a lump still in my throat And I still can’t grasp how long it’s been How wrong I was about everything. Consequence Off again Let’s die together  Wading through it  The miles we used to trek And I could use just one honest though from my head It’s awful  I’m not sure There’s lawn chairs that we left Taking in the consequence of taking off again And I can’t take this off of my chest Well I was eating pancakes you were eating toast You just reached the shoreline I just left the coast Oh god, How long it’s been & How wrong I was about everything It feels like hopeless choices When the sands turn out from the stones I’ve thrown Who’s laughing now? We did this.  Here’s a mirror for the fun of it I lost track pushing at the cracks, here’s another pit & Old Mack plays but I’m hoping for a  Car crash on 78, rolling towards what I can’t see.  Hold it wait. I’m waking up to be me, and it’s all enough.  It’s all enough
4.
Wall Spot 03:23
This was never but temporary home and it feels like you’re losing all that you own The fire may come down and burn up the wall I knew it all along, but I ignored all your calls The craze is enormous when you tell me to leave. “Be out by tomorrow”, with piece of shit ease And I know it’s not you but I feel your pain It feels just the same when you throw it at me.  Take cover while you’re searching for the magic sound I never thought I’d be here but look at me now Running out in perpetual motion  while you’re out, positioned toward the ground I’m naked in the desert in the desert  in the desert now I’m out from my silence What do you see? I’ll share with you my failures They’re often loud and they’re talking to me saying There’s room for change here Go clean up your space If you’re aim is to grow here, there’s no such thing as safe. The fire will come down, and burn up this place. I knew it all along  And I ignored everything you said 
5.
Coffer 03:03
Pulling back the coffer, standing by its side I see the flaws in what I offer, the me that I don’t like Comfortable in chaos, I’ve been there once before  If only I could stave off the anxious on the floor  So here it is, the blank page I desire To fill it in is to hang out in the fire I’m burning out You pointed out my mistakes, but how ‘bout where I land? The sound that this searching makes carries me and my friends I long to get away, but it’s short and I’m right here Saying nothing of the station, the path it isn’t clear No solid ground So catch me hanging around And burning it down (I’ve seen you walk around aimless in same spaces) (I’ve heard you talk about, talk about wasted aces) I’ve heard you talk about this feeling you’ve been waiting on is it here? Why are you running? ‘Cause my mind keeps having thoughts that make me wanna die or disappear. I’m not sure who is at the helm but I can dance as loud as I want to I can sing as hard as I feel No one could ever take this away from me Only ever what you give is real.
6.
GloveSweat 04:07
How many times must I get it wrong before it feels like I’m getting this right? How many times must the pendulum swing before I just let go and call it a night? How low can you go? How low can you go? It’s nice to know you still challenge my size Said you wanted a show but the fighter said no He believes the work isn’t worth any prize  I’m glad that you’re happy  unless that’s a lie, too we’ve never been savvy at telling the truth the picture is clear your eyes still burn red can’t tell if it’s real or if it’s all in my head I wanna hang my gloves up I wanna hang my gloves up but still these hands are not mine These hands are not mine How many days must I count to say, “I made it this far yea, so I know the way” ? Is there something you want that I’m able to give? That I haven’t found yet hide and seek with the kids I thought I’ve been there before but there’s floors beneath floors theres floors beneath floors where the dead guard the door  How low does this go? How low does this go? Both hands up, finding it out  there’s no end to this hole.  I’m glad that you’re happy  unless that’s a lie, too we’ve never been savvy at telling the truth the picture is clear your eyes still burn red can’t tell if it’s real or if it’s all in my head Well I’m glad that your happy unless that’s a lie too You don’t have to remember I made this for you The picture is clear Your eyes still burn red Can’t tell if it’s real or if it’s all in my head gloves up on the wall And the blood has turned brown like the dirt where we end up,  O King of the crown  O King of the crown You’re wringing me out I sing to you now “Surround me, Surround me” 
7.
RJW 03:39
I’m making a promise to send us off to a new place Aching it out with your plans Showing up, I’m showing my face I wanna believe in you, now and all the things Ariel says Faith, shaking your hand.  It’s the long game.  Hey. great. You and I make such a strong team Make me a promise Make it and tell me you’ll stay  safe Too often I think I won’t be able to make it through the day  Sometimes I wish I could just throw it away Changing states I left not the loam, but where dead wood don’t grow And now I’m trudging my way towards home  We tried to keep the peace, yea  We lied through our teeth and now We’re both where we barely know Faith. Shake. Trade it for no other space. The silent shade It’s a river It’s a jungle  It’s a waterfall Call me Pineda and stampede the summit Underneath trouble  There’s Some conch shell’s hummin’ a chorus up Sure enough Share it with me  It’s so wonderful 
8.
Poplar Mobus 01:00
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Perch 04:29
Can you see it? Well I sent it. Did you see it, did it work?  All night we been puttin’ this together While you were out on your perch And in the mornin’ When you’re fumbling over all those ugly words Stand up.  Ay, it’s been such a long time since at all you’ve been sure & all my feelings of contest and internal conquest are failing now Up top, it always seems so dense the tension in my chest I’m scaling clouds Trying to make sense of everything that won’t come out.  Can you feel it? Now it’s sitting in your stomach Does it hurt? Hey kid, we been all tryna reach ya And still ya haven’t said a word & Oh my! What am I made more for? This whole Jackie Draper thing is getting old Look Ma, I’m gonna be someone!  This ego trip’s so fun, and truth be told It’s on and on and I don’t wanna be here anymore Why won’t it pour?  And wash me out.  I’m tired of all the sounds It’s endless Did you see it? I sent it. Now is it cool if we mend this? It’s Paradise (I’m reckoning with an ancient shadow) (Coming to terms with how it’s me) It’s paradise (I’ve been afraid of it my whole life) (Funny how it’s what’ll set me free) Its Paradise (I make plans just to burn in silence) (I’ve had enough of being lost at sea) (It’s Paradise) I couldn't tell you what truth is, buddy I don’t know anything
10.
“There is a meaning” Unsure & I wanna move and discern  Enough to believe it will turn Ima put a good sweat on Ima put a good sweat on & Do the work You’ve been living in strange unintentional ways  Afraid and failing to start, it’s unintentional waste Hesitation Smoking in your backyard Eating peaches from a can  I heard about your dad and hey I love you man  Take it in stride Stand upright  And hold it in place just a little bit longer This will end &  I’m sure of it Who said there’s nothing after this?  You were living in Spain  I moved into that place When you came back to the States  I’m surprised that you stayed There’s a way that I am given to me with my name So much that I can’t control  Like those before me who came  What a placement  Let’s take it to my place  Get outta the van  Tell me about your life and I’ll show you my hands It takes patience Understand We ain’t gettin’ outta this alive I love you man  Take it in stride Stand upright  And hold it in place just a little bit longer This will end &  I’m sure of it Who said there’s nothing after this?  I see it It’s rising  And pooling up I’m diving in
11.
Hey there. Great. Do you see me? When the story collapses In a moment  it’s all bare Take cover and hold it.  ‘til the moment gets silent Let go. Just leave it there & I’m outside on the porch, smoking spirits again and again Up and at ‘em, I wrote this in the evening, a reminder, with a caption-  Hey Love Would you please come home?  And make this alright Alright.  All the cameras and the fires and the lights Through my eyelids On my last stretch of highbrow  What’ll catch me when this falls out? Forwards?  What of it? Over this, it’s the oldest of stories And it never gets boring Holy smoking spirits outside on the porch again I need you only Forget what else exists Just another breath Ah jeez Would you please come home And make it alright Please come home And make this alright Well  You made it all.

about

***Vinyl Ships Mid-Feb***

ManDancing didn’t know what they were getting themselves into. It’s a tale as old as time: singer/songwriter makes record in New Jersey basement, band forms, label signs them and then waits 3 years for a new piece of music.

They were once described as sounding like “if Death Cab for Cutie were having a mental breakdown.” Frontman, Stephen G Kelly, says the band name might as well be “For Fans of Manchester Orchestra” due to how often the comparison gets tossed about. The band, however, liken themselves to a modern day Journey, for reasons that aren’t so obvious or valid.

Their sophomore LP ‘The Good Sweat’ is a ride. We’re not talking your family friendly local farm hay-ride either. It is a rollercoaster. Upon entry, the dialed-in ambient drones give way to Kelly contemplating whether or not he should even strap in, and before he can come to a conclusion, the rest of the band pull you into the first descent of its cathartic depths immediately before soaring to thrilling heights.

Centered around Kelly’s fumbling acoustic guitar, each instrument has its unique voice that when laced together, make for a beautifully controlled chaos. Drums that push you to the edge of reason and back home to safety mesh perfectly with the playful yet business-like bass guitar. The electric guitars dance neatly at the ends of the rails, and provide a vast environment for Kelly’s vocals to swim within. Lyrically, Kelly struggles with the dark trenches of his psyche, while searching for reasons to keep moving forward with spirit.

It is at times overwhelming, yet the passenger is never made to feel like the floor has completely fallen out. Have you ever awoken from the panic of a nightmare, relieved to discover that you were only dreaming? Moments like this are strewn all over this steadfast amusement park dragon. That’s the feeling of ‘The Good Sweat.’ManDancing live for it.

credits

released November 20, 2020

Written by ManDancing

Acoustic Guitar & Vocals - Stephen G Kelly
Guitar - Ben Petty
Drums - Thomas DeVinko 
Bass - Adrian Kabigting
Guitar - James Bauman
Percussion - Dragon Yup

Produced & mixed by Adam Cichocki at Timber Studios

Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering 

Photography by Mark Jaworski
Artwork by Steve

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