by Benjamin Potrykus

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Recordings from a project called BAIXA* recorded on broken 4-track and free software at holyshit soundsystem, Boston, Mass.

*"Not a Vessel" was originally released under the name Pale Yellow.

Everything played/recorded by Ben Potrykus except "Changeling (Live)" which features Kate Potrykus on bass, Gregory Tellier on guitar, and Jonathan Hansard on trumpet, and was recorded by Brian Rusnica at Howler's in Pittsburgh, PA in 2009.





Benjamin Potrykus Providence, Rhode Island

" of these enviable characters who can thrive in all styles of music" - Motif Magazine

"...a smooth punk preacher" - Stereogum

"...a razor-throated hardcore savant, a psychotropic anti-folk prankster, a shit-kicking anarchistic poet...His devotion has made him one of the most revered songwriters in Boston." - Impose Magazine
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Track Name: Genus Envy
I wanna be yr dog
I wanna be a bear
don't say [ \ ]
don't say [ \ ]
say [ \ ]
my mind is there

Naked ape taste
in my mouth and
my hope chest
has got no dowry

my [ \ ]
it gives me powers
I'm not anxious with
noxious flowers

I wanna be a shark
young, dumb,
and full of chum

I wanna [ \ ]
[ \ ]
evolve a nice pair
of dorsal fins
Track Name: Zyzzyva
We were born into
homes our parents found;
no one can blame us
for eating our way out

No shame in nature
(or super, which abounds)
so I'm not afraid
to use love as a noun

But if the fat, hidden tears
of men that we may become
cough themselves to sleep
curled deep into our skulls

It means we've lost instinct,
our true joy, our queer tongues

It means that we'll handle
all our grief "like adults"

[Do you wanna make something of it?
I would like to make something of it--
I love it

Take the hand that feeds
in your mouth
and just suck it

Satiate a need,
turn my bloodlust
to hot shit]

I can't handle stifling grief like adults.
Track Name: Not a Vessel
I can't deny/caught the light/cauterize/can't rely
I'm/not a vessel
open might/, might/mind


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