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Uncomfortably Unsure

by Pocket Vinyl

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Cam Smith
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Cam Smith There are so many good songs on this album, and it honestly flows amazingly well. Pretending is just one of my favorites, Great White Shark and Effigy are also both incredible, but they're just a couple of standout points in an incredible album. Favorite track: Pretending To Be Angry At The One You Love For Reasons You Can't Quite Discern.
Drosh
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Drosh Pocket Vinyl takes it up a notch with songwriting and production. An emotionally mature look at complicated subjects, and songs that you will wake up with them still echoing in your mind. Favorite track: Seeing Your Reflection In The Baptism Water.
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Is it right or just angled to the perspective you like? Is it right or convenient that you're wasted in a fight? Is it right, this frustration? My patience feels thin If it right, this caressing of your hands on my skin?
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Always building an effigy, for something that will never breathe But has a life beyond what you need, and what it exists for Though I wish I had known you then, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be friends Because who you were and what I am, could not have worked the same Now your eyes are so open wide, so much so that they've open mine And what I see I don't really like, I'm glad I'm not alone While we're eating this Popsicle, should I get all political? Kind of want to but I don't know it all, that never stopped anyone before I often look the other way, if it means less work for me And the privilege I deny still gets used most of the time I say I'm charming brave and wise, that's my excuse for why I know the answers cause I'm a man and my skin is white The specific questions don't really matter, I know I'm right And your concrete goals, overwhelming polls, all the data on your side Is just an opinion I can fight I often look the other way, if it means less work for me For me the money's always best, I'm not on the side that gets less I get paid more cause of my sex, that's what I've come to expect I often run the other way, cause it means less work for me If I reflect on what I've seen, I escape to another screen Cause the questions that come through are uncomfortable and true Exposing the things I do as a distracting ruse
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Need, I always feel the need, I always feel the need, to apologize for sex It, Am I good at it? Am I good at it? I would like to be Weird, both of us felt weird Love, we are good at love Stress, I'm shaking from stress, I'm shaking from stress, long before I start Fail, I could truly fail, so profoundly fail, anytime I try Shame, I still feel ashamed But Love, we are good at love Time, I trust my time, I trust my time with you Time, I trust my time, I trust my time with you Time, I trust my time, I trust my time with you
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Are you sure it was this house? Everything looks destroyed inside No, you're right, it was this house, a few things here I recognize But it's all rearranged Doing this is important, I don't feel we discuss it much You make me feel important, since your skin is always so soft Like it's always on cue Feign....Rage.... Why'd you tell me that secret? I know the answer, it cracks my hull I probably still have secrets, and you may never know them all I've no keys to the cage Feign......Rage......
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Touch so powerful, it would be unAmerican Shaken off this rock, and cast into the sea Forming a new island Forming a new island
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You've given in again, you have “a duty” you said What is it like for you to feel pressured and used? It's a great white shark and it's gnawing through the limbs of my world It's a great white love and it hasn't begun to unfurl It's a great white sex and it's hidden in the heart of a girl It's a great white thought that is uncomfortably unsure Following endlessly, into my inner ceremony I don't feel like myself, but I'm sure I am no one else It's a great white shark and it's gnawing through the limbs of my world It's a great white love and it hasn't begun to unfurl It's a great white sex and it's hidden in the heart of a girl It's a great white thought that is uncomfortably unsure
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I encourage you to doubt the faith in your parents I encourage you to doubt the thoughts in your head I encourage you to doubt all that you've learned from your friends I encourage you to doubt all I just said
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Part of your dreams, part of your dreams Part of your dreams involves failing sometimes Part of your dreams, part of your dreams Part of your dreams involves failing sometimes
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Just because nobody talks about it doesn't mean they don't deal with the exact same thing Just because nobody talks about it doesn't mean they don't deal with the exact same thing sometimes
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I feel I am often imprisoned by my sexuality and it's decisions Though temptation isn't a crime I wish it would ease up in the space in my mind “Everything in moderation” including the last word of that quotation If so then I'd like to try something I know that is over the line I wish that there was a switch to turn off my body, to silence the itch When I'm told men always act some way I hate recognizing that I am the same (when I) Tell people that I don't chase it, I'm told that I'm sheltered that I should embrace it But I'm not fond of that certain joy from viewing others as sexual toys Oh girl well I'd like to kiss you without my baggage being an issue Control is really what I want, the freedom to choose my direction of though Without sex being a constant distraction like some civil war, some enemy faction That, never gives up for that long, please understand me, please don't get me wrong Cause I love feeling a sexual touch, but I wish that I didn't want it as much
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Avoiding privacy for countless centuries, becomes the goal that keeps me warm The capabilities, of everything I see, was all recorded just for me But it's a spectacle, one that can't be seen from a camera angle Though it feels like dawn, I don't always enjoy being turned on You faced it all in the water, the faint and blurry reflection The more stones you throw in the more upset the image is But the waves always end up calm Young girls learn their clothes, make brothers stumble, that's it's their fault what the men do Described as a bull, a mindless animal, who only focus on themselves All the rules they heard, are ringing in the pews throughout the church With a friendly nod, they say “This is part of the package of God.” You faced it all in the water, the faint and blurry reflection The more stones you throw in the more upset the image is But the waves always end up calm And you blame it all on the water fount
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I want a miracle, something to prove it all Some act so great and tall to tell me I'm not wrong My heaven isn't true, it's only what I choose My faith is nothing new, I acquired it used I'm disappointed, I'm disappointed I remain hopeful Is there an us and them? Is there even a victim? I wanna claim that spot, especially when I'm not I'm disappointed, I'm disappointed I remain hopeful I want to be humble, but saying that will Always tell me that I'm full, giving it no room to grow From my moment of birth I try to prove my worth To everyone that I am somebody they'll like I was told it was fair, that I would get my share “Just don't drink or smoke or swear, and ignore them over there. And those sexual feelings, just shove them down and sing You'll be confused when it occurs, and have issues when you're older I'm disappointed, I'm disappointed I remain hopeful
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Nightmare(s) 03:14
Joy all the time, that's my nightmare Eaten alive, that's my nightmare Dissatisfied, that's my nightmare Missing the ride, that's my nightmare Saved yet denied, that's my nightmare Pulsing with pride, that's my nightmare Stopping to hide, that's my nightmare God in the sky, that's my nightmare Half, of my love
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Lyrics on a page rarely read like poetry and quite frankly come off as cheesy If you don't sing, perhaps you're more of a hummer because things always sound dumber if you're not singing them If we don't sing outside of our comfort zones, the only thing we'll hone is how not to grow If you don't like the snow, perhaps you prefer summer And things always sound dumber if you're not singing them When I project to others about when we touch, I can't project that much since they're not us If you want my sex stories, I'm sorry to be a bummer But things always sound dumber when you're not singing them My body structure and my gender role, I had no choice at all so why not now? Though who could say, I'm sure I'd make a good mother And things always sound dumber if you're not singing them I was a virgin until twenty-five, it didn't feel like I missed out on life I really trust you and I'm glad we have each other Because things always sound dumber if you're not singing them
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When you sleep, your chest moves as you breathe, Rising and falling like the heat When you sleep, there are kittens by your feet, between all the crests and peaks There's a picture on a train when you were in Japan You slept so poetically as noted by your friend And I thought then, that you were handsome When we sleep together in the car seats, I feel like we are one thing When we sleep together before we dream, we're much closer than it seems They said sleeping with a girl would send me straight to hell A 20 minute ceremony and then it's all well Because wedding bells, and marriage sells, the Lord can tell On our wedding night we did little save watch cartoons Spent our energy on family, friends, and neighbors too Cause we had to prove, that we both knew, what we were doing
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Open my heart to the kindness of strangers Open my arms to fight off what could pain her Open my eyes to assess any danger Open my mind so I don't go insaner Open my ears to make all my songs greater Open my mouth but not to be a hater Open my hands to love enemy traitors Open my life to a sudden game changer Open my wound so I see I'm inferior Open a hole, break through the exterior Break me apart from the infinite mirror Open my body to feel it much clearer

credits

released January 19, 2018

All songs written by Pocket Vinyl

Pocket Vinyl is Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz

Recorded, engineered, and produced by Nate Faulkenberry (who is an awesome new friend)

Mastered by John M Buteyn (who is an awesome old friend)

Thanks to Nicole Thorton for singing beautifully all over this album, and thanks to Caroline O’Leary for shredding on the violin all over this album too. And to the Telegraph Recording Co. for putting out yet another record of ours.

Thanks to Castle Autumn Rose for writing the lyrics for "Castle On A New Island". That song (nor "Making the Right Decision...." would have been written without her.

A special thanks to Marc Bryan, who played drums and bass on this record, as well as wrote (and fought for) most of those amazing parts. This album would be far, far worse without him involved. We consider it an honor to be his friend.

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Pocket Vinyl Norwich, Connecticut

The Basics about Pocket Vinyl:

-Eric Stevenson slams on the piano and sings while Elizabeth Jancewicz paints on stage

-The songs are mainly about death, sexuality, silence, uncertainty, and defiant hope.

-They've made many comics, records, and a film, and played over 1000 shows, and they have no plans to stop

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