Multiverses

by Nuclear Bubble Wrap

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"...a total fucking BLAST!" - Mark Kramer, founder of Shimmy-Disc Records

"On Multiverses, Nuclear Bubble Wrap takes us on a journey to spaces both inner and outer, stopping at places both real and imaginary along the way. It’s a worthy follow up to Psycho Delicacy, continuing their musical influences (like the Flaming Lips and the Beatles) while expanding their lyrical content into new territories." -Fandomania

Nuclear Bubble Wrap have returned with Multiverses, the followup to their 2014 cult sensation Psycho Delicacy. A heady trip through the outer space of the inner mind, Multiverses boasts 15 tracks of introspective, atmospheric rock sure to send you on an astronomic trip. NBW pay homage to a mix of influences such as the distorted, layered space rock of The Flaming Lips, the noisy symphonies of early Mercury Rev, the anxious freakouts of Paralytic Stalks-era of Montreal, the lush psychedelic pop of The Beatles, the sublime shoegazing of My Bloody Valentine... and the familial soap opera of Star Wars. Multiverses explores the self-reflection required to forge a better life. Loneliness and self-doubt make up the void of the unknown in songs such as the prog journeys of "Andromeda" and "Lone Ranger." Resentment and forgiveness color tracks like the scathing one-two punch of "Fermata Over a Whole Rest as a Pun" and "Healing Hand." The lush, celestial psych-pop of highlight "Pretty Rings" makes beauty from pollution, and the transcendent closer "Time Is an Illusion" celebrates the love that connects souls across time and space. Multiverses presents an older, wiser Nuclear Bubble Wrap as a band who have conquered themselves and are ready to take on the world.

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released January 1, 2016

Jace McLain - vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, drum programming
Kyle Thorne - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Brendan Sheairs - guitars, keyboards

with:
Austin Aeschliman - vocals
Julia Larson - vocals

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Track Name: Mindfield (My Brain Hand Touched a Hot Memory Stove!)
I'm trapped, I'm trapped inside a brain
Since nothing was the same
It feels like it's insane
It feeds on pain
Track Name: Dream Escape!
Feeling my mind getting lost but I’m stuck inside my brain
Conscience declines and I’m losing my mind inside the drain

Imagine that reality is lost inside the mind
What is real can never feel while not perceiving in real time

Can’t feel my limbs, looking up but I’m staring down at me
Light turns to grim but I’m powered by my lucidity

Imagine that reality is lost inside the mind
What is real can never feel while not perceiving in real time
Track Name: Pretty Rings
There’s lots of space out in space between us, the sun, the moon and Mars
I’m looking up and growing angel wings
There’s lots of trash in our trash that fills up our earth, look to the stars
Let’s make it into treasure, imagine Earth with rings

So sing loud, the world will know that
Beauty will always live
It shines bright above our home
Reflecting life we give

There’s lots of rings in the outer regions, but we don’t get a few
I want to reach out but it’s never near
There’s lots of cosmic debris that’s making them shine, so let’s shine too
And when the ships lock on us, they’ll see that we're here

So sing loud, the world will know that
Beauty will always live
It shines bright above our home
Reflecting life we give
So sing loud, the world will know that
Beauty will always live
It shines bright above our home
Reflecting life we give

There’s lots of space out in space between us, the sun, the moon and Mars
I’m looking up and growing angel wings
There’s lots of trash in our trash that fills up our earth, look to the stars
Let’s make it into treasure, imagine Earth with rings

So sing loud, the world will know that
Beauty will always live
It shines bright above our home
Reflecting extinction
Track Name: Andromeda
It’s pullin’ and it’s pullin’, can ya feel gravity?
It’s pullin’ and it’s pullin’, can ya feel chemistry?
It’s pullin’ and it’s pullin’, it attracts you and me
It’s pullin’ us to one another relatively

And from your point of view I am attracted to you
And from my point of view you are attracted to me
The forces of the bonds of chemicals is the key
And once our spiral arms have touched, the brighter we’ll be

And isn’t it a beautiful collision?
As I’m in your Milky Way
Do you feel closer? Stars all over till we’re slower
Doin’ physics till the mornin’
I get to feel inside of all your solar systems
As the cosmos intertwines
It’s so attractive and expansive, supermassive
Doin’ physics till the mornin’

And we’re not stoppin’, no we’re not!
And we’re not stoppin’ till the forces stop!
Physics isn’t just one time
Physics won’t end till the end of time

And isn’t it a beautiful collision?
As I’m in your Milky Way
Do you feel closer? Stars all over till we’re slower
Doin’ physics till the mornin’
I get to feel inside of all your solar systems
As the cosmos intertwines
It’s so attractive and expansive, supermassive
Doin’ physics till the mornin’
Track Name: Beatle Juice
Talk to you eight days a week
And you don’t let me down a day in the life
Something in the way you move
Made me say I got to get you into my life

I want to hold your hand and I feel fine
It’s always getting better all the time

Your seashell eyes
My love can’t hide
Your seashell eyes

Let me take you down, I’m going to
Let it be as real love comes together in my life
It won’t be long, here comes the sun today
Shine, the weather’s fine, I see the inner light

The word is love is all and love is new
Because it’s beautiful and so are you

Your seashell eyes
My love can’t hide
Your seashell eyes

Tomorrow never knows
But I’ll follow the sun
I’ll send, across the universe
All my loving from me… to you

Your seashell eyes
My love can’t hide
Your seashell eyes
Track Name: Dissociative (Ford, I Think I'm a Sofa)
I have never known the things I knew before
The physics went astray, I looked up to the floor
I had never flown to what the future brings
And nothing was a thing except perhaps the fire
Fire…
Fire…

Two big bugged eyes
I fall so high
New world swirls envelop around me
As I fall and sink
I’m melding and grafting
To a seat under a sheet
In a world where sofas greet

I have never felt as one who just observes
As if from other worlds but lacking brains or nerves
I had never dealt with evil lucid dreams
Till someone might have screamed about some kinda fire
Fire…
Fire…

Two big bugged eyes
I fall so high
New world swirls envelop around me
As I fall and sink
I’m melding and grafting
To a seat under a sheet
In a world where sofas greet

Soak up all the toxins
Settle deep and seal your fate
Don’t think of going back
For you will discombobulate
We were once human like you
Until our hopes and dreams came true
Join us in upheld despair
And God’s throne will meet you there

Two big bugged eyes
I fall, you die
New world swirls envelop around me
As I fall and sink
I’m melding and grafting
To a sofa under wings
In a world where sofas’s king
Track Name: The Fault in Our Death Stars
You showed the urge to defeat your father
I brought the dark side out inside of you
I spared the beam from your large intestine
And you still got your hand

You stand up high and the force is controlled
You’ve got my DNA I nside of you
I get a feeling when you man the controls
I love to hate to love

1-2-3-4-5 let’s watch some planets explode this morning
Those years you thought I died were worth it just to see our bonding forming
Nothing’s better than the fright and terror as we walk the skies, doesn’t it feel good?
Father and son with the dark side’s eyes and a fried face beneath my hood

Like dad, like son, the force rises strong
I see the emperor has smiled at you
The falcon brings rebels in the distance
The star of death is yours

You stand up high with the force in control
With all the strength I passed along to you
The secret of the girl will never be told
Now let’s build one for you

1-2-3-4-5 let’s watch some planets explode this morning
Those years you thought I died were worth it just to see our bonding forming
Nothing’s better than the fright and terror as we walk the skies, doesn’t it feel good?
Father and son with the dark side’s eyes and a fried face beneath my hood
Track Name: Brain Matter
As a cell I served the basis for a conscious life anew
From inside I’m reaching out to set controls just right for you
Am I you? Or are you me?
Who’s whose?
Do you think?
Your body’s just the host?
Do I think?
What’s a name when it’s named by the one who bears?

I think therefore I am the brain

Something else besides your head commands itself to be your head
From commands from my first cell with all instructions in a thread
Am I you? Or are you me?
Who’s whose?
Do you think?
Your body’s just the host?
Do I think?
What’s a name when it’s named by the one who bears?

I think therefore I am the brain

Mind over you
You’re me
Do you think?
Your body’s just the host?
Do I think?
What’s a name when it’s named by the one who bears?

I think therefore I am the brain
Track Name: Animation Reformation
Draw the life into my soul
You tell me where to go
You tell me where is home
You know my thoughts are owned

You pave a single road
Dictate the moral code
O one above, as your creation
Your animation is my reformation

I’m created by your hand
Everything I do, you planned
This world belongs to you
There can’t be more points of view

I thrive in just 2D
You’re out where I can’t see
O one above, as your creation
Your animation is my reformation

O lord, my puppeteer
Ain’t no free thinking here
Your staff can draw cuts deep
To sacrifice your sheep

The papers that you write
My only guiding light
O one above, as your creation
Your animation is my reformation

You tell me what to say
You make me pred or prey
You tell me what to fear
You make me disappear

You tell me where to go
You tell me what I know
You tell me love to feel
You tell me who to kill

Draw the life into my soul
You tell me where to go
You pave a single road
Dictate the moral code

O lord, my puppeteer
Ain’t no free thinking here
O one above, as your creation
Your animation is my reformation
Track Name: Multiverses
I travel time and space but only can see one wibbly wobbly in the universe line
I’m always smiling and it’s so hard to see, but deep inside I’m really not doing fine

I’d give two hearts that beat for you out in the multiverse
But can’t break out
Though you’re my rose I had to save you from this universe
I can’t break out

What if you drew a circle round every atom that’s existed here through all space and time
Then could you say there is an outside of that? I know there is and you’re there, out of the line

I’d give two hearts that beat for you out in the multiverse
But can’t break out
Though you’re my rose I had to save you from this universe
I can’t break out

I travel time and space, it was you and me, and we’d explore an exoplanet or nine
I had to save you and it just had to be, my loved companion in another time line

I’d give two hearts that beat for you out in the multiverse
But can’t break out
Though you’re my rose I had to save you from this universe
I can’t break out

I’d give two hearts that beat for you out in the multiverse
But can’t break out
Though you’re my rose I had to save you from this universe
I can’t break out
Track Name: Natural Woman
You make me feel like a natural woman
You make me feel like a hurricane
You make me feel like a natural woman
I’m a damsel in distress and I’m calling your name

You make me feel like a queen
A perfect Disney princess dream
When I’m with you I don’t know what is even real
And want more cavewomen to know it, so I scream

You make me feel like a natural woman
You make me feel like a hurricane
You make me feel like a natural woman
I’m a damsel in distress and I’m calling your name

You make me feel like a queen
A perfect Disney princess dream
When I’m with you I don’t know what is even real
And want more cavewomen to know it, so I scream

I’ve never felt like such a woman before
I’m all yours, so open me up and explore

You make me feel like a natural woman
You make me feel like a hurricane
You make me feel like a natural woman
I’m a damsel in distress and I’m calling your name
Track Name: Lone Ranger
The night’s light is here to shine on the ones who came so far
The bright sight of home is lit but no one there sees where we are
The others land but an orbit path is calling forth from the mission now
Inside this can, they get smaller till communication’s disallowed

Time spent alone is never good without a gateway to the mind
You start to feel what you know
That nobody knows about the emptiness inside
And while your time stands still, for everyone else it’s just accelerating fine
And very few people last an orbit so vast and how that must affect the mind

The night’s light is not in line with the ship, and they’re so far
Tonight’s flight heads straight to dark, not even sight of distant stars
The only path is a circle back but relative to what’s in sight
The ship looks trapped and the ones in back are so ungrateful for their light

Time spent alone is never good without a gateway to the mind
You start to feel what you know
That nobody knows about the emptiness inside
And while your time stands still, for everyone else it’s just accelerating fine
And very few people last an orbit so vast and how that must affect the mind

Time spent alone is never good without a gateway to the mind
You start to feel what you know
That nobody knows about the emptiness inside
And while your time stands still, for everyone else it’s just accelerating fine
And very few people last an orbit so vast and how that must affect the mind
Track Name: Fermata Over a Whole Rest as a Pun
Myself is calling to me
You’re in the back of my mind
Nothing but bad memories
How must I leave you behind?
You will never turn out better
And I will never be whatever
Personality… you conformed to be

Once adopted, fall into decay
I’m glad I’m not from your DNA

Don’t I just keep you awake?
Obsessed with who I am not
Do not emote, for christ’s sake
Unless it’s anger you’ve got
You’re so handy, you’re so manly
Feeling mocking, baby talking
“Coward,” you will say
While you walk away

Once adopted, fall into decay
I’m glad I’m not from your DNA

Do I remind you they can't cure that?
Does it make you feel insecure that
I'm not younger you?
If my DNA had strands of you, do
You feel I might have been like you too?
I'm not younger you
If I could say one thing you taught me
At least I learned of who to not be
I'm not younger you
Follow the footsteps of your father's
Homewrecking ways but I won't bother
I'm not younger you

Once adopted, fall into decay
I’m glad I’m not from your DNA
Track Name: Healing Hand
Remember when a guiding light had made you come to me?
Remember when I taught you all about my love?
Remember when I told you could you always run to me?
Remember when you said that I came from above?
And then I knew you had me
And then a revelation shot itself inside of me
And then I knew you had me
Tell me, are you happy with rewards that aren’t me?

I touched you with my healing hand
Then you betrayed me, I forgive you
I’ll give you love on the holy land
Before they slay me, it’s what I’d do

Rememberin’ your holy bath and how you looked at me
Remember when I turned the water into wine?
Remember when I said to always love your enemy?
Remember when you ate my body when we dined?
And then I knew you had me
And then I knew you had to be the one who’d double cross
And baby, you still have me
Tell me, do I look good with my legs spread on a cross?

I touched you with my healing hand
Then you betrayed me, I forgive you
I’ll give you love on the holy land
Before they slay me, it’s what I’d do

Holy spirit’s been in you
Holy spirit’s been in you
Holy spirit’s been in you
And he forgives you
Holy spirit’s been in you
Holy spirit’s been in you
Holy spirit’s been in you
And he forgives you
Track Name: Time is an Illusion
Time stands still this time of night
You’re not here, but down the road, there’s love in sight
From you, it floats downstream in my mind
To guide me as I’m floating freely
Peacefully and time is an illusion

Hey, reach out to me
Through space-time, if you can
And then bring me to a galaxy
Where you share the sea of consciousness with me