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Accompanying this musical release is a sponsored message from Mackay’s Boutique, premiering the latest and certainly greatest in mechanical flora: Mackay’s Ever-Perennials!

With the reliability of wireless energy transfer, Mackay is proud to bring you a true yearlong floral season, bringing color and vibrancy to your life without hassle and without fail. The Ever-Perennial is available in every breed of domestic and exotic flower, including over 70 never-before-seen designer varieties sure to make you the talk of the town!

It’s your first day outside after a week bedridden with morning sickness: Your Ever-Perennial Marigolds as bright as ever. You stick your ear flush with the soil, closing your eyes to the hum of your garden.

MAN / RECLAIMING THE EARTH

Ever-Perennials can be set directly into any type of soil, leaving only the expert eye able to spot a Mackay flower from a bed of biological chrysanthemums!

Imagine yourself in protest, standing down in electric fields, wishing you were rooted to your ground—any ground—as the Mackay Ever-Perennials are to theirs.

ELECTRIC DAISIES / SHORTING / ARCING / ELECTRIC DAISIES

Imagine frozen cavemen thawing out in displays of powered Azaleas, slackjawed as he was years ago at the existence of life as he is now at the simulation of it. He is real, the flowers are not; yet the people come to see them and not him—and occupying his mind you both see the brilliance of it all. Swaying, singing, these flowers will never be pollinated, they will never know a drought—they will never be hunted like he was.

END FANTASY / TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

The daisy never leaves, thank god, and now it never has to die, thanks to man. Man leaves the Ever-Perennial, and in time, returns as its thorny predecessor.

-Kevin Fairbairn
January 2014

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released January 22, 2014

All songs performed by The Flowers. The Flowers are Andy Goheen, Eric Van Orman, and Dave Vettraino. All songs written by Eric Van Orman except "21st Century 20-somethings," written by Andy Goheen.

All songs recorded and mixed by Dave Vettraino at Public House Sound Recordings in Chicago, IL.
publichousesoundrecordings.com

Mastered by Neal Warner at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA.

Cover art by Eric Van Orman, with band photograph by Reilly Gill.

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