When I Talk To You

by Deadbeat Beat

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When I Talk To You is informed by both the sonic code of 1970s punk and the songwriting of pop records spanning many decades. Composed during tremendous change taking place in Glendening’s life, the album tracks tie together topics of queer identity, loss, unrequited desire, and social anxiety; musically, the band sits at the intersection of artists like Wire and Jan & Dean, X and The Four Seasons, The Replacements and Petula Clark. The song “See You All The Time,” with its themes of casual unease, was written during Glendening’s total immersion in The Byrds’ Younger Than Yesterday, and complimented by his desire to write a complete pop song in under three minutes -- an ethos similarly echoed on the album in songs like “Body Shakes,” which clocks in at well under two.

When I Talk To You was released on cassette (Gold Tapes) in 2011.

In July 2017, Glad Fact released the album on LP.


8/4 Cole's Bar - Chicago, IL
8/5 State Street Pub - Indianapolis, IN
8/6 Wood Dungeon - Cincinnati, OH
8/7 Soul Bar Augusta - Augusta, GA
8/9 Poor Boys Bar - New Orleans, LA
8/10 Beerland, Texas - Austin, TX
8/11 Maxine's Live - Hot Springs, AR
8/12 Drkmttr - Nashville, TN
8/17 UFO Factory – Detroit, MI
8/18 Rumba Cafe - Columbus, OH
8/19 Maple Lanes (Maple Fest) - Cleveland, OH


released July 28, 2017

Produced by Matthew Smith
Engineered by Jason Fisher
Mastered by Gordon Smith



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Track Name: Mary, Mary
see the girl with the sunglasses ‘round her eyes
the world to her is darker it’s no surprise

and oh, mary mary, i think that you read into my mind
you’ve done it two or three times now you do it all the time

if you see that my eyes have erupted into flames
you can bet my heart and body have done the same

‘cause what i see in front of me is what i want
and right now that is you

you may not want to hear it
but you know you know it’s true

did it once girl, i can’t leave you alone
we did it twice girl, everyone heard you

here’s the part where our parts and worlds will collide
i’ll cut class and you’ll cut your foot on broken glass

then you’ll get drunk at 3am and call somebody
the apartment’s filthy, and our neighbors start to worry

did it once girl, i can’t leave you alone
we did it twice girl, and i think you’re crazy
we did it twice girl, everyone heard you

then it’s over and we got in a fight
then you go for the door, and when you said “goodnight”
that’s a slip from the whip that God gave you

you said “just leave me alone”
but i’ve got nowhere to go