Track Premiere: Mount Pressmore’s “Trampoline”

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Culled from upcoming December full-length.

 By Blurt Staff

 “This is as close as we get to a pop song,” says Thomas Shaw of the Austin-based band Mount Pressmore. It’s called “Trampoline” and it hails from the Texas jazz-rock savants—who’ve been called “an indie rock Steely Dan” by more than one pundit, and with good reason—and their December 3 long-playing debut Enjoy. As the saying goes, “enjoy”:

The tune recalls Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel’s more intricate moments, and is a fine example of Shaw’s musical pedigree, raised as he was amid technical exercises, music theory, and classical recitals. “Music was his religion,” Shaw says of his father Robert Shaw, a famed conductor with 14 Grammy awards to his name. “His obsessions were Bach’s ‘Mass in B minor,’ Mozart’s ‘Requiem,’ and Beethoven’s ‘Missa Solemnis.’  This was the music I heard most frequently as a child.”

Mark calendars for Dec. 3, natch.

 Photo Credit: Vanessa Reiser Shaw

“Trampoline” Lyrics:

Time
Unwind the life before you
Time
Decline your fear and woe
Shine
On those who would adore you
Shine
On those who’ll never know
That you’re here
Never alone
Isn’t it clear
How much you’ve grown
Visions appear
It’s a premiere
Of your very own
I’m your trampoline
Bounce you high and free
I’m your trampoline
Let your world take over me
Live
Withstanding pain and sorrow
Live
Expanding as a star, so far you’ll
Give
As if there’s no tomorrow
Give
The bright light that you are
Yes, you’re here
Never alone
Isn’t it clear
How much you’ve grown
Visions appear
It’s a premiere
Of your very own
I’m your trampoline
Bounce you high and free
I’m your trampoline
Let your world take over me
I’m your trampoline
Bounce you high and free
I’m your trampoline
Let your world take over

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