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you spent your first year gone inside electricity
flying through Mom, knocking her off her feet
what did you do to my throat?
whispering my name in my ear like a ghost
boys I can smell the salt
we must be so close
the fog in Port Orford
like a veil of smoke
age of action in a big red van
we couldn’t go any further west if we tried
I know I seem like I’m somewhere else
but you’re the only reason I’m left alive
the blood borders the flame
gasoline your hands soak and wring and shake
a desperate head with eyes erased
turned in you speak yourself goodbye reverberate
when I look into water I see God
if we’re made in your image then why not
small rewards for staying alive
faders & peace. Flint in their teeth
I’ve spent thousands of hours of this life of mine
in dresses in my sleep
it’s been ten years since I've seen you
now you’re younger than me, you couldn't understand why
why I had taken so long to come visit
you didn’t know you’d died
the sky wisps underneath itself
small voices out the window
pizza and beer on the lawn
I wanna be a mom
I always dreamed of dying by the ocean
in the grass by the edge of a cliff
sit with the clear blue sky
take my dose and sink
when you are alone
when you are in pain
you can hear me in the wind
you can feel me in the rain
Dad slept right by your crib
little lungs wheezing out and in
she walked on water that Wednesday
I held her foot until we flooded the stage
this is where we sat and watched
as the thunderstorm rolled in
but you were alone
yeah I was alone
and maybe that’s the only way I could ever be happy
I’m not here. Everything is a dream. The present doesn’t exist. I don’t recognize my hands, legs, face, or voice as my own. My vision is blurry. I don’t hear or see things normally. Everything is hazy. I blank out. I’m not here. I blank out. I’m not here.
serving size fireball in the dirt outside the church.
when you kill the rabbit you become the curse.
I wanna leave but I can’t god dammit.
he takes off my clothes and tells me it’s magic.
at thirteen years, I could tell that you knew
is this the last time I’ll be seeing you?
I could feel the love in your eyes
I know it hurts. I want you to be alright
sweet angel, do you remember how you had to leave
the basement where you sank below my feet
the vomit and the pain and the shit on the bed
wherever you are now, I hope you can forget
my hands are dripping with empty answers
the summer after fell like a ransom
we’re all so lonesome in your kingdom
I can’t feel anything
when you are alone
when you are in pain
I can hear you in the wind
I can feel you in the rain
washed in golden light, I watch you
disappear down the storm drain
burn you away in the middle of your lake
damned to dream of your face
Every Other Note
Shotgun the Sky
After the Show
I Never Wanna Leave
I want to tell everyone about this album. It's the first time in almost ten years that I've felt that way about a project — and it's the first time I've ever put out a record so personal it feels dangerous to show it to anyone at all. I have so many stories about these songs. I'll share them as we get closer to the release date, November 4th.
I need your help getting this album off the ground. It's not going to be a popular record. That's okay. But there are people who will hear The Ghosts Beneath Our Feet and find it meaningful, helpful, unique and cathartic. They'll know this album was made for them.
I want the music to find its way to those people.
Please consider pre-ordering this album for $1 and telling a friend about it. Your support will give me a massive boost of experience points in my battle against the algorithm.
Here's my stupid ambitious goal: 150 pre-orders by August 22nd. Impossible? Probably. But let's try.
I'm donating all of the net income from digital pre-orders to the Community Uplift Program. From their website:
"The Community Uplift Program (CUP) is an openly Queer and local nonprofit located in Downtown Fargo. We work with Community Connect, Free Through Recovery and ND Rent Help to help local people regain their independence."
One of CUP's initiatives was Harbor Health Clinic. That's where I started hormone therapy in 2018. It means so much to me to be able to give back to them. The world is incredibly challenging and alarming for trans and queer people right now, so let's raise some cash for an important cause.
Thank you so much for reading this. If you have any advice or know anyone I should connect with to help spread the word, please get a hold of me.
thanks so much ♡♡
All my love,
releases November 4, 2022
Thank you to my supporters on Patreon: Evan, Calvin, Divyaa, Chris, Aaron, Delia the Snake, Cameron, Jacob, Shannon, Blake, Frida and Zoë.
Thanks to my subscribers on Bandcamp: Jacob, Beat, Frida, Beau, Zoë, and 500internal.
Nora Nygard: Production / Recording / Mixing / Mastering / Songwriter / Composition / Cover Art / Photography / Vocals / Electric Guitar (6) / Piano (1–3) / Synthesizer (1, 4, 5)
Blake Burbach: Bass Guitar (1, 3–6) / Electric Guitar (2)
Robert Kramer: Electric Guitar (3–6) / Piano (2) / Pump Organ (2) / Synthesizer (1)
Michael Oberlander: Bass Guitar (2)
Dr. Sonic: Recording / Transfer Tape to Digital
Taylor Stockert: Drums
"I Never Wanna Leave" features a cassette that was recorded at Gold Beach on 15 July 2010.
The band was recorded live to 2" analog tape on 3–5 June 2011.
"Rain" ∙ 5 June 2011
"Every Other Note" ∙ 4 June 2011
"I'm Gay" ∙ 4 June 2011
"Shotgun the Sky" ∙ 4 June 2011
"After the Show" ∙ 3 June 2011
"I Never Wanna Leave" ∙ 5 June 2011
Transferred to digital on 25 October 2017.
The vocals were recorded 11 March 2022 to 4 April 2022.