Television Static

by Daniel Young

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There's nothing sneaky about Television Static. This new record represents the most complete articulation of a vision Daniel's been seeing for many years. Recorded live over two days at his own Orchard Studio, It's full of loss and renewal, shocks of grief and stabs at redemption. Daniel's best work has generally avoided the autobiographical but this time round the doors are off the hinges and the house has spilled its secrets all over the lawn.

Musically, the bleary blend of country, rock & roll, and greasy blues is augmented by cosmic Dead-style extended jams, Burrito-worthy grooves, and West Coast melodicism. Like so many before him, Daniel has sought solace in desert places, including a pilgrimage to the Joshua Tree Inn to find the spirit of his idol Gram Parsons. Television Static bears witness of those spaces, those journeys. Go with him, if you can—you may not know it yet but you're probably heading there anyway.

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released March 27, 2020

Daniel Young - vocals, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, lap steel, synth, percussion, harmonica
Ryan Tanner - piano, organ, synth, vocals
Dylan Schorer - pedal steel guitar, dobro, acoustic guitar
Brian Thurber - drums
Tyler Lambourne - upright bass
M. Horton Smith - electric guitar, cello
Carl Carbonell - banjo
Mikel Azpiroz - hammond B3 organ
Marcus Bently - vocals
Corinne Gentry - vocals
Bridget Galanis - vocals

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by
Daniel Young @ Orchard Studio, North Salt Lake, UT.

Mastered for Vinyl by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering

Produced by Daniel Young and Ryan Tanner

Album artwork and design layout - Carl Carbonell

Photography - Natalie Haws, Beehive Photogrpahy

All songs written by Daniel Young (BMI)

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Daniel Young Salt Lake City, Utah

Daniel Young is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, drummer, sound engineer, and producer from SLC, UT. He grew up on the side of a tall mountain, and that sense of forceful elevation informs all of his work. Daniel's been recording and performing for over two decades—and he's not that old, which tells you much of what you need to know about his commitment to craft, about how deep this runs with him. ... more

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Track Name: The Dust Settled
Let’s go riding, in the desert air tonight
Head towards the horizon, and the misty mountain line
Silver hair was blowin’, I could barely see your face
I could still hear you laughin’, in the right time and place
The gravel and the asphalt flows through our feet
Been driving for so long, that we’re seeing double

The dust settled, and the moon was howlin’
I’ve never felt anything like this before
The haze had lifted and the sun was shining
I just want to feel something that I’ve never felt before

As we stopped in, at the county line
We started making love underneath the street light
Counting cards, playing with our minds
I knew I had to go all in, felt like it was all in due time

The dust settled, and the moon was howlin’
I’ve never felt anything like this before
The haze had lifted and the sun was shining
I just want to feel something, I’ve never felt before

The dust settled, and the moon was howlin’
I’ve never felt anything like this before
The haze had lifted and the sun was shining
I just want to feel something, I’ve never felt before
I just want to feel something that I’ve never felt before
Track Name: Clean Cut
Dishes piling up in the sink
Happened so quickly before I could blink
Woke up worried in the middle of the night
Didn’t know where I was, slept through the daylight

Felt as though we were in a rut
I feel like I need a clean cut
Clean cut right down to my heart
Let it bleed out
I need a fresh start.

The flowers I brought you had all up and dried
Packed all your things, but you left them to die
Abandoned the vase on the kitchen counter
Full of flowers that you left behind

Felt as though we were in a rut
I feel like I need a clean cut
Clean cut right down to my heart
Let it bleed out
I need a fresh start

Lighting don’t strike in the same place twice
Thunder is louder in the middle of the night
Clinch my fist, hold on tight
Until the rooster crows, welcomes the daylight

Felt as though we were in a rut
I feel like I need a clean cut
Clean cut right down to my heart
Let it bleed out
I need a fresh start
Track Name: Diamonds In Your Eyes
You got diamonds in your eyes
That sparkle every time you smile
As you drift on by
And the dirt road flies
I’ve never felt a room shift as it does when you walk through
Something bout the weather changing
Atmosphere rearrangin’

I’ll catch you when you fall
When you fall
Will you catch me when I fall?
When I fall.

Take me by the hand I’ll see
Something I’ve never seen
That’s one hell of a magic trick
Tuggin’ at my heart right down to the strings
Sittin' down just to hear the Byrds spinnin’ all night long
Where does the time go?
Will you be my Sweetheart of the Rodeo?


I’ll catch you when you fall
When you fall
Will you catch me when I fall?
When I fall.

You’re roaming wild and free
With your own set of wings
One day at a time is all you can stand
Before it all blows up and comes crashin' down
Everything you thought was yours
Has since fallen through the ground
Through the ground


Where do we go?
Where do we go from here?
I’ll catch you when you fall
When you fall
Will you catch me when I fall?
When I fall.
Track Name: Your Side Of The Bed Is Still Made (After You Made Up Your Mind)
Our job here is done, so it seems
Love that came and went down the stream
There’s no tellin’ why
A broken heart will try to keep from cryin’
A broken heart will mend itself, now and then

Time is the only answer, of seeing if the flame will survive
Your side of the bed is still made up
After you made up your mind

Coming home was the strangest thing
To see the blacktop, where you parked your car everyday
I feel heartache sinkin’ in, spinning me into a whirlwind
A broken heart is broken but it’s still full

In a blink of an eye, everything had changed
But the sun still sets and rises everyday
Leaving all that we had, to keep shining in our hearts
A broken heart will mend itself every now and then

Coming home was the strangest thing
To see the blacktop, where you parked your car everyday
I feel heartache sinkin’ in, spinning me into a whirlwind
A broken heart is broken but it’s still full
A broken heart is broken but it’s still full
Track Name: Television Static
I woke up in the morning
I was a big mess
Couldn’t figure out
How to get myself dressed
I’ve been so damn bored
That I’ve been confused
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve been amused.
I’ve been at home watching television static


You can call me up on the telephone
I can’t promise that I won’t be drunk or stoned
I’ll look you straight in the eyes
Through the telephone speaker and the telephone line.
I’ve been hoping, hoping for so long.

Where does it all go from here?
Does it all light up?
Or, does it all disappear?

There ain’t too much to tell, that ain’t been told
I’m sitting here staring at the eggs cooking on the stove
The toast is burnt, or maybe just right
I don’t mean to put up a fight
All I need is a sunny side up kind of day

People cheat and lie and tell bad jokes
They’ll put their goddamn foot in the bicycle spoke
Until the wheel runs them right over
Then they’re wishing on a four leaf clover
The shootin’ stars are shinin’ tonight

Where does it all go from here?
Do we all light up?
Or, do we all just disappear?
Track Name: Brights Lights & Neon Signs
Bright lights and neon signs,
lighting up the crowded streets
Threw open the windows wide,
I could hear the city alive tonight

You gave me water in the desert
Kept me from going insane
Opened your heart, held my hand
Helped me understand

The well often runs dry
love will come and go
Floating wildly over our heads
grippin' tight to the shore

You let me in when I was out
Calmed me from the storm
You gave me a place to lay my head
Was feeling heavy and misunderstood

You let me in when I was out
Calmed me from the storm
You gave me a place to lay my head
Was feeling heavy and misunderstood
Track Name: Moments Like These
It’s moments like these that we seek to find ourselves
It’s moments like these that we reach for the sky
It’s moments like these that we try to scratch the surface
It’s moments like these that stand out from the rest
It’s moments like these that’ll drown us in the deep end
It’s moments like these that’ll make us float down the river of the
unknown existence
It’s moments like these.

Wake me up, before I start dreaming
Wake me up, before I start believing
Wake me up
Wake me up

It’s moments like these that the sky falls down on us
It’s moments like these, it feels like it’s all gonna crumble
It’s moments like these that you need to feel it all
It’s moments like these that you sit down and try to breathe
It’s moments like these
It’s moments like these

It’s moments like these when your blood will begin to boil
It’s moments like these when you find out you can’t have it all
It’s moments like these when you paint your own blank canvas
It’s moments like these when you try to stop the world from spinnin'.
It’s moments like these that’ll tip you back and make you wonder
It’s moments like these when the 8 ball sinks in and the whole thing is over.
It’s moments like these.
Track Name: Dead and Done
When I wake up in the morning
I pray that the sun is still shining
When I retire in the evening
I hope that the moon is still howlin'

Carrying this life on the mountain side
It’ll result in things to come
If I can’t stay here any longer
Than I know, my season is dead and done

It don’t matter anymore
Where I'll find the golden door
Everything else that I believed in
Along the way has all dried up

Pick up my things and I’ll be leaving
But my love here will always stay
If I can’t stay here any longer
Than I know, my season is dead and done

Silhouettes in the mirror
Leaves are turning in the fall
Waiting patiently for the unknown
The road that will take me home

Pick up my things and I’ll be leaving
But my love here will always stay
If I can’t stay here any longer
Than I know, my season is dead and done
Track Name: Swim Now
The wound is salty and the water is deep
The gravel chips away under your feet
Staring into the night listening to the wolves shout
Waiting for my last cigarette to burn out

Warmed up the coffee and let it burn
The water was boiling and I just couldn’t learn
Only time will tell how the story unfolds
Can’t expect every chapter to be laced with gold

Somethings gotta give
This ain’t no way to live
Fightin our way through each and every day
Swim now or we’re gonna drown.

Time will heal all them salty wounds
The love I have for you is bigger than the moon
Darlin, there’s one thing that you should know
Is that I ain’t ever gonna let go

I’ll be right by your side,
waitin' for the world to end
I don’t know much more than I can pretend.
Circlin' around the block
Waitin for the sun to set low
Darlin’ there’s one thing that we should know
That our love will never let go.

Somethings gotta give
This ain’t no way to live
Fightin our way through each and every day
Swim now or we’re gonna drown.
Swim now or we’re gonna drown.
Swim now or we’re gonna drown.
Track Name: Pretty Soon Ain't Soon Enough (To Get You Off My Mind)
This ring on my finger, don’t fit anymore
The walls came a crashing down, like never before
Are we looking through the same lens, or have we seen our time?
I can’t help but think you had leavin' on your mind

Pretty soon ain’t soon enough, to get you off my mind
Running round in circles, trying to keep from cryin’
Foggy eyes have been no stranger to me these days
Pretty soon ain’t soon enough, to get you off my mind

The love we had is different now, seems we’ve grown apart
Like a flower that bloomed into a broken heart
If we ain’t feelin' alive anymore, then show me to the door
I can’t help but think you had leavin on your mind

Pretty soon ain’t soon enough, to get you off my mind
Running round in circles, trying to keep from cryin’
Foggy eyes have been no stranger to me these days
Pretty soon ain’t soon enough, to get you off my mind
Pretty soon ain’t soon enough, to get you off my mind

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