• Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    On Record Store Day, April 22nd 2017, Minneapolis-based crate-digging brothers, Medium Zach and Brandon Allday, are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their 2007 debut album, "Cost of Living".

    Remastered and available for the first time on 180 gram double vinyl, pre-order now.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Cost of Living (10th Anniversary Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $19.99 USD



prod. Medium Zach


[Brandon Allday]
Nobody hire, but we know a supplier
My man approached, so I slowed as I heard him inquire
Respond in peace, what you need? what you mean to acquire?
Return address, light shine - highlight the scars intense
I don't keep what you looking for, not often prepared
pen in my ear provoke thought of a square
step west to the train - target side of hi-lake, high stakes
requested means of protection, because he was expecting
three in waiting, looking to thank him
he had it coming just need a piece to shank him
call it neighborly to return a favor with a razor
I have this pen, you can have this then
31st and Cedar, only five blocks but this all I got
so I said, yeah - that's you - with the ink if he have to
my man, be safe - east lake - east coast - east los
we still looking for a way --

home of brown babies and white mothers
catch a charge or catch it live on your DVR
Clearbrook to Kansas and yellow-brick roads

[Medium Zach]

everyday a new episode, out of control
car rolled, glass left my left arm with a hole
kind of close, glad it didn't touch my heart or my throat
belt on, yeah I was cautious but not sharp on the road
after shock - saw spots, how should've I known
my sight been out of focus since like nine years old
discovered I got mother's eyes, didn't recover -
2006, could be blind in an instant, at least I'm still alive
got to live with it, what else can I say,
today a good day - beats to be made,
bad days are throw aways, I still need to get paid
slow my pace - hunger and devotion is what keeps me in shape
survival of the fittest and I aint the slimmest to date
size don't define existence, it is what it is, I'm healthy
don't worry, quit cigarettes cold turkey,
I wasn't determined to give in to death so early, I'm finished
I'm on my second chance's - second chance, best advance
before my last glance gets curtained, says my eye doctor's brochure -
fade black or an illusion of fireworks my last light on this earth --

how much left? I got better things to worry about
she know I'm working hard for almost nothing
road slow, don't know where the love is
everyday another letter home

[Brandon Allday]
My sister had a child this week,
we hardly speak - don't see it changing to radical
new york not as far as it seem, that on me
I have words for a letter, but thinking how I'd rather call
another day and time, before dateline
we knew we would like to catch a predator, senator
if you just noticing, cost of living high - parents out to provide
who keep the perp from exposing them
my mother, like mothers, caution
disease in the street plenty, pawlenty send more cops to watch 'em
playing these new cuts Nomi recorded,
we could move out west, maybe do some more touring
burn a liquor store down when we come to your town
so much free pub, we need to reup - finding
it not grinding if it don't feel like punishment
ma put me on Outkast, said I was one of them --

love my dad couldn't be more like him
capricorn like him, sitting on the porch writing
eight minutes on the curb might frost your nerves
everyday a new --


from Cost of Living (10th Anniversary Edition), released March 27, 2007
(Z.Bagaason) Real Proper Like (ASCAP)
(B.Bagaason) Jesus Was A Commie (ASCAP)


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