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At the Party With My Brown Friends

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Released in September of 2018, Mother of My Children was the debut album from Black Belt Eagle Scout, the recording project of Katherine Paul. Heralded as a favorite new musician of 2018 by the likes of NPR Music, Stereogum, and Paste, the album was also named as a “Best Rock Album of 2018” by Pitchfork, and garnered further end-of-year praise from FADER, Under The Radar and more.

Arriving just a year after that debut record, At the Party With My Brown Friends is a brand new full-length recording from Black Belt Eagle Scout. Where that first record was a snapshot of loss and landscape and of KP’s standing as a radical indigenous queer feminist, this new chapter finds its power in love, desire and friendship.

At the Party With My Brown Friends is a profound and understated forward step. The squalling guitar anthems that shaped its predecessor are replaced by delicate vocals and soft keys, sentiments spoken and unspoken, presenting something shadowy and unsettling; a stirring of the waters. The end result presents a captivating about-face that redefines KP’s beautifully singular artistic vision.

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released August 30, 2019

Hello-
My name is KP and this is my album, At the Party With My Brown Friends, which is the second full length album by my project Black Belt Eagle Scout. This album is about friendship, love and what it means to support one another.

Thank you to my parents and family for always supporting my endeavor in creativity.
Thank you to Camas Logue and Grace Bugbee for being my solid rhythm section for so long in my live band.
Thank you to my label and all of the folks who have discovered this music and have come out to see us play. Thank you.

All songs written by Katherine Paul, Black Belt Eagle Scout (ASCAP).
This album is produced by KP and all instrumentation on the album is done by KP.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Helio Sound by Benjamin Weikel and Brandon Summers between July 2018 and March 2019.
Cover photo by Evan James Benally Atwood, studio photos by Jason Quigley.

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Track Name: At the Party
How is it, how is it real?
When you don’t even notice it
How is it real?

We will always sing
We will always sing
We will always sing
We will always sing

How is it you’ve suffered through this kind of love?
It puts you in a dark place, dark place
Even when you look at me
Your heart so full
I’ll think of you from a nice place, nice place
Track Name: My Heart Dreams
Wastin’ this life
I only want me and you
I look at this life
I only want me and you

My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…

And I wake up
I love you
Screaming loudly
Screaming softly too

You’re my dream
I need you
Screaming loudly
Screaming softly too

Am I here?

Wastin’ this life
I only want me and you
I look at this life
I only want me and you

My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…

And I wake up
I love you
Screaming loudly
Screaming softly too

You’re my dream
I need you
Screaming loudly
Screaming softly too

My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…
My heart dreams…
Track Name: Going to the Beach With Haley
You whisper softly
Even over here,
I feel your voice coming through
I feel what I’m like with you
I feel…

You walk calmly through your own backyard
Your peace wanders through your own night
How far will it go from here?
I feel…

What was it that I’ll be?
In this life?
You and me?
And I know
How it sounds
Under waves
Through the dark night skies
Track Name: Real Lovin
Now that you can dream
What is it you see
When you wake up in the folds of blankets in your bed?
In your room?
In your house?
By yourself?

I see a real lovin
Hearts pumping
Palms sweating
Dizziness
And the sheets are gleaming
From the two of us
Of us, of us, of us…

But you’re dreaming cuz that’s not real
You’ve tried and tried
What seems a million times
And you wonder how you’ll end up
Is it the moon?
Is it the stars?
Do they rule you?
And your heart?

Well you think that is bullshit cuz
What’s the point when you go outside
And the sun is shining through the trees on your face
On your face,
On your face,
On your face…

… there’s real love! There’s real love. There’s real love! There’s real love.

On my face,
On my face,
On my face,
On my face.
Track Name: Run it to Ya
You like flowers
I pick flowers
You like milk
I have cows

When the day
Turns to night
Oh that time
Sure is nice

Run it to ya
Run it to ya
Run it to ya
Run it to ya

You have eyes
Just like mine
And your hair
The blackest shine

When I see you
And I notice
What a girl is
In this moment

In this moment
In this moment
In this moment
In this moment

Run it to ya
Run it to ya
Run it to ya
Run it to ya

Run it to ya
Run it to ya
Run it to ya
Run it to ya
Track Name: I Said I Wouldn't Write This Song
You feel the eyes 
Staring right at you
Tears filled with joy 
And hindrance too 

I said I wouldn't write this song
I said I wouldn't write this song
I said I wouldn't write this song
I said I wouldn't write this song

Well nothing ever comes when you want it to
Nothing ever comes when you want it to

I said I wouldn’t write this song
I said I wouldn’t write this song
Track Name: Scorpio Moon
I had it all
In my dreams
I had it all
It’s not a dream

And through you
You’re my dream
And through you
I had it

You know it’s gone
You see it all
I loved you more
Than I’d ever know

And through you
I had it
And through you
I had it
Track Name: Half Colored Hair
How you look at me
In the brightness of your room
Imagine
The lightness of my fingers on your face
Run through your hair
Across your neck
Light breaks across your room

I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much
But in the light
I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much
But in the light
I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much
But in the light
I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much

How you look at me
In the brightness of your room
Imagine
What it’s like to wake up every day
Here in the bay
A time untouched
Light breaks across your room

I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much
But in the light
I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much
But in the light
I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much
But in the light
I never knew I’d like half colored hair so much

But I knew I’d like you
I knew I’d like you
I knew I’d like you
So I didn’t care
Cos I care for you
Track Name: You're Me and I'm You
My mother, my mom
My mother, my mom
Just like yours, she's my mom 
Just like you, she's my mom

She wears her atikluk under the sun
The tundra hits her heart, it’s just begun 

I am the one
The one she loves
No matter what 
My heart becomes

My mother, my mom
My mother, my mom
You know, you're me and I'm you 
Just like you, my mom

I wear my Sedna lines, here for her heart 
I live my life by love
I am the sun 

I am the one 
The one she loves
I am the one 
The one she loves

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