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Bad Vibes

by Nora Nygard

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Neutron Bomb 01:23
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Bad Vibes 00:45
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Baby Ghost 01:08
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From time to time, I like to take up the practice of writing and recording a capella demos to shake the rust off my voice and keep a musical diary.

These songs collect some of my experiences and thoughts during my final stretch of living in North Dakota: coping with mental illness, riding my bike to the river, and becoming obsessed with John Coltrane.

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released August 6, 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 and Zoë.

Nora Nygard: Production / Recording / Mastering / Transfer Cassette to Digital / Songwriter / Cover Art / Photography / Vocals

Recorded to cassette with a Shure SM48 on a Marantz PMD222 in the Elevator in Bismarck, ND, 30 April 2021 to 13 December 2021.

Soft Lock · 30 April 2021
Every Single Curse · 30 April 2021
Neutron Bomb · 30 April 2021
Alone Again Like I've Always Been · 30 April 2021
Who Am I Kidding · 30 April 2021
Will I Ever Find My Way · 2 May 2021
Bleed Your Face · 3 May 2021
I Love You John · 12 May 2021
Today Is a Good Day to Die · 13 May 2021
Ride to the River · 3 July 2021
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes · 21 July 2021
Where Are All My Beans · 21 July 2021
Bad Vibes · 28 July 2021
Baby Ghost · 18 November 2021
My Mind Is Slipping into Nothing · 13 December 2021

The photograph was shot in Utah on 3 October 2021.

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Nora Nygard Minneapolis, Minnesota

I've always been searching. Drumming in punk bands. Singing into a cassette mic alone. Trans angst, alienation, going on the road. Synthesis, tape, poetry. Two failed tours, two failed degrees. Reclaiming my voice from the choir, reshaping my voice after punk rock. Years of isolation, hormone therapy, production studies, and hundreds of releases with various projects. ... more

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