these magic days

by the occasional heat

/
  • Streaming + Download

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

      name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
03:27
4.
04:25
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
02:27
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
01:20
21.
03:53
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.

about

obituaries, personal ads, basketball magazines from the mid- 90s, poor social skills, obsessive interest in music (recorded, notated, performed) since early childhood, lost californians, blind men with guitars and dry delirious voices, spiritual poverty, maritime disaster, new york poets, car accidents, nose-bleeds, hans holbein the younger, profound loneliness, milkshakes, the library, periodic visits to strange wonderful places, long drives on two-lane country roads at dawn, various indulgences and deprivations.

grew up in and around berthoud, colorado, a place seemingly taylor made for locking oneself in a basement or garage, alone or with some friends, some instruments, a couple microphones, and wiling away every last teenage moment.

began in notebooks, scribbled desperately wildly, often in transit.
spread out onto dozens of cassette tapes, recorded on the cheap using anything from wobbly dictaphones to glorious tascam 4-tracks.
occasionally compiled into one-off mixes sent to one or two friends.
after several years Ian decided to share his work with the world in the form a seven-song cdr ep. he made about 150 cdrs and mailed them out to every college/freeform radiostation he could imagine being interested. Encouraged by the response of a couple of stations, including kxlu in los angeles, he formed the band in early-mid 2007 with a couple of friends (Cale on drums, Zack on bass).

credits

released November 11, 1918

all songs were written, recorded and produced by ian davis

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

the occasional heat Denver, Colorado

contact / help

Contact the occasional heat

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: the tired but willing
the tired but willing

Misread my recollection
Of a pause from the changing same
the tired but willing
the dead and living who
who humbly submit
to an order accepted

the roundhouse rejected
and all the restful kin
grim and silent
the sword-split and simian
they applaud, from alarm
then a pause to reevaluate
(aloft in the sundry)

[voice solo, over same chords]

some perfume(d) my selections
for the blindfolded highest bid
all some sugar cookie
spit-shined and a rummy gin

for the key
to the white wedding
from the wedding
to the widows parade
Track Name: parks and rec
Parks and rec

Reflex actions
Double edge razor
Turn in sudden separate paths
Lukewarm water
Salted tempers
Open windows
Fingerprinting
Turning back then looking forward
Then just standing there
Waiting

(For a) casually pleasant evening
To wrestle with the second best

(Knelt before my sunken treasure
Double helix
Broken measure
Gray the numbers and a spiral staircase
(bored with but so all the rest, bored with...)

send for maroons
a noisey barker
jumping fences
crumbling monuments

cradling a slow but steady
incandescence overrated
bottom dollars blown out for
the timing of the tune

(short and somewhat obvious
bored with but so (are) all the rest
girl in sour summer dress
feelings (s)old the summer drags)

If you like the occasional heat, you may also like: