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The fourth and final album in the "eras" series, and the sequel to "a".

Thanks to Kristin for performing with me. Thanks to Luke for letting me record us. Thanks to Henry and Jaden for inspiration.


released June 24, 2016

The "E" Man - electronics, vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, bowed shamisen, organ, harmonica, morse code, samples

Kristin Owens - vocals

Mysterious Chloe - vocals on tracks 1, 2, 9, 10, and 14

Henry Knollenberg - vocals on tracks 1, 9, and 14

Newt Grundy - vocals on tracks 1 and 14

Luke Belknap - vocals and organ on tracks 1 and 13

Jonah Thompson - vocals on track 1

All music written by T. A. Babcock, except tracks 3 and 12, which are traditional.

All music performed and produced by T. A. Babcock.




Erases Eraser Des Moines, Iowa

Hi, I'm Tanner. I'm a glitchadelic, post-microwave, and toasterwave artist. I used to be in Culture Chester, now I'm in Tantrum Throwers.

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Track Name: Clock Out
My glass is one-fourth full.
It only feels dark, but I can see fine.
Light is the darkness at the end of my tunnel.
I was longer than a fish.
What kind of ghost do you have?
And the lettuce fills my sandwich.
The rotundelfish?
And taller than a bicycle.
People should be more open-minded.
I'm not a bicycle.
After the cat hid under the bed.
Excuse me sir, have you dialed 911?

You're gonna get nowhere if you don't get off your freakin' couch and stop playing with crayons.

Make yaself useful, ya son of a bitch.

I need four pieces of pizza...
Carpal tunnel can blind you.
...for my four-headed stick figure.
I prefer the old pink to the new green.
I prefer the old green to the old green.
In the wake of a boat.
But if it can't climb out, then...
...it must go in?
What possibly could you be thinking?
He used to be three-headed, he had cosmetic surgery.
Yeah, I just felt a string of them just now.
I fell down last night, but the goose in my backyard stopped honking.
I only know a couple things.
Six hundred and sixty-nine.

That night they ate nothing but pan biscuits.
Cold and slept in their clothes, wait, cold and hard, held over for breakfast.
They flopped down on the mattresses and slept in their clothes.
The Wilsons didn't even put up their tent.
Joads and Wilsons crawled westward as a unit. El Rino and Bridgeport, Clinton, Elk City, Sare, and Texola. There's the border.

I will make whatever kind of music you want me to make, on Wednesdays only.
Piglets in the sun will melt.
We're not available the rest of the week.
We're eskimo the rest of the week, meet the residents.
Yeah, don't eat the yellow snow.
I had all the money in the world, when you gave me that penny.
The first thing is that I have no money. The second thing is that I only know a couple things.
Yeah? Yeah.
I miss when the pretties were proud as peach.
I don't.
Have you tried adjusting your tracking?
Mind over matter matters.
Please adjust tracking for clarity.

And Oklahoma was behind. And this day, the cars crawled on and on through the panhandle of Texas. Shamrock and Alreen, Groom and Yarnell. They went through Armellio in the evening, drove too long, and camped when it was dusk.
They were tired and dusty and hot. Grandma had convulsions from the heat and was weak when they stopped.
Track Name: Helen Keller's Petting Zoo
Start magnifier. Start narrator. Start on-screen keyboard. Set up high contrast.

I only love you when I love everything.
There's something wrong with you.
It's your fault I'm a drug addict.
Hold my fucking hair back.
I did nothing wrong, asshole.
Romance is the most addictive drug there is.

Start magnifier. Start narrator. Start on-screen keyboard. Set up high contrast.

You think I hate you, but I honestly don't.
I sent you off with two special things from me.
I took you into the station.
I could have easily dropped you on the side of the road.
My mind is no longer clouded.
You're coming down with me, fuckface.

This music doesn't exist.
This is an elaborate hallucination.
This is merely a symptom of your mental illness.
You are having a psychotic episode.
Please seek medical attention.
Nothing you're hearing is actually happening.
Track Name: Birthday Girl
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Tanner
Happy birthday to you
And many more

Happy birthday. I love you. Kisses.

One 18.25-ounce package chocolate cake mix
One can prepared coconut-pecan frosting
Three slash four cup vegetable oil
Four large eggs
One cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Three slash four cup butter or margarine
One and two-thirds cup granulated sugar
Two cups all-purpose flour
Don't forget garnishes such as
Fish-shaped crackers
Fish-shaped candies
Fish-shaped solid waste
Fish-shaped dirt
Fish-shaped ethyl benzene
Pull-and-peel licorice
Fish-shaped volatile organic compounds and sediment-shaped sediment
Track Name: Daddy
I want my daddy.
I. Want. My. Daddy.

Your momma loves you.
Track Name: Domestic Violence
Yes, Tanner, this is Shawn Palek at Palek Studio and Gallery. Your pictures that you turned in for the Gods and Monsters art show are not going to be hung, I'm sorry. Those are completely inappropriate for the art show, and it's not something I would show in my gallery. Please stop down here today at some point in time or tomorrow, I will refund your $5 back to you. Next time, try to theme it a little bit closer to what the theme of the show is please, and try to keep it a little bit more family-friendly. Thanks very much.

Hi, you've reached Kristin. I'm not here right now. Leave me a message, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks.

At the tone, please record your message. When you are finished recording, you may hang up or press 1 for more options. Beep!
Track Name: Crosstalk
Everyone look at me!!!!
Look at me!!!!
Listen to me!!!
Listen to my genius music!!!!
Yay happy music!!!!
Happy music album number 5!!!
I'm so special!!!!
Because I love everyone!!!
And everyone loves me!!!!!!
Because I am the happy person!!!
And we are the happy people!!!
Happy people number 789 and 682!!!!
Look at my special album!!!!
Listen to my special drawing picture pretty!!!

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow
Everywhere that Mary went, Mary went, Mary went
Everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go

I've done it like three times.
Track Name: Nails on a Chalkboard
Oh that sound is frightening!
Track Name: The Heroin Addict
The walls were smeared with shit.
The baby was gray and stiff.
Its eyes were open.
It crawled on the ceiling.
She stole her mother's television.
She could hardly walk.
Her boyfriend should've known what makes her relapse.

Her mother was suicidal, and her father was in a panic.
She threw up on her boyfriend.
This is the third time this week.
The heroin addict was born with a switch in her brain.
She blackmailed her father for money.
The sharp agony of withdrawal had evaded her again.

Soothing music
Tomato soup, ten tins of
Mushroom soup, eight tins of, for consumption cold
Ice cream, vanilla, one large tub of
Magnesia, milk of, one bottle
Paracetamol, mouthwash, vitamins
Mineral water, lucozade, pornography
One mattress
One bucket for urine, one for feces, and one for vomitus
One television
And one bottle of valium
She's in her own little world.
Track Name: Something in Hebrew Text
Nine large eggs yolks
Twelve medium geosynthetic membranes
One cup granulated sugar
An entry called "How to kill someone with your bare hands"
Two cubs rhubarb, sliced
Two thirds cups granulated rhubarb
One tablespoon all-purpose rhubarb
One teaspoon grated orange rhubarb
Three tablespoons rhubarb, on fire
One large rhubarb
One cross borehole electromagnetic imaging rhubarb
Two tablespoons rhubarb juice
Adjustable aluminum head positioner
Slaughter electric needle injector
Cordless electric needle injector
Injector needle driver
Injector needle gun
Cranial caps
Track Name: ∞
Fuck you. I just wanted to fucking talk.

Oh my god.
Can we listen to that? Yeah.
That was incredible.
Still recording, of course.
And of course I'm gonna use us talking on the album.
Hey, wasn't that great?
Track Name: Clock In
Is this where we have the, the sheets, where we draw on the human? No.

Oh hey. Um. Well now I feel like I should call Tanner. Because I leave so many joke voicemails, I feel like you might not check this one. But I was going to say what I'm saying right now.

This room isn't a real room.

Old MacDonald had a farm
And on that farm, he had a cow
With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
And on that farm, he had a pig
With an oink oink here, and an oink oink there
Here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink oink
Old MacDonald had a farm

Oh that sound is frightening!

If you can let Adnan know that he can not come over tomorrow, that would be great. But I'm probably just gonna hang up, and call Tanner. Or not, but I probably am. So.
Um. On that note... Um... Well this is kind of awkward, because one of the crochet balls is missing.
And it's the black one. So, I mean.
You know. Heavy assumptions are being made as to who. And why. Although the why is kind of obvious. But I mean.
That's not a cool thing that can just go on. And you know, we can't pretend that it's not happening.
That's just hateful.
So, I mean, you could try to you know, transmit some information about that, you know, or just come clean.
You know, it would be easier for all of us in the hard run. Cause it's not, you know.
I mean come on.
Malcolm X dude.