Low Ceilings

by Low Ceilings

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We’re so excited to bring you our second full-length. Please enjoy our tunes.

We are:
Ben Mueller - vocals, acoustic guitars, percussion
Phillip Jones- bass, vocals, flute
Jesse Buchter- mandolin, vocals, acoustic guitars

Washboard on “Listening/Outside” by our dear friend JB Brackett.

Songs by Ben (except “RE: Squash” by Jesse and Ben) and arrangements by the band.

Recorded between June 2016-March 2017 at the Mueller family home in Windsor CT, Ben’s apartment in Somerville MA, and Emerson College in Boston MA.

Mixed by Ben Mueller. Mastered by Travis Beaney.

Cover art by Jesse Buchter.

To Marissa, Travis, JB, Evan and Spencer, Mike, and our friends and families: we love you and this record could not have happened without you.


released April 21, 2017



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Low Ceilings Boston, Massachusetts

Bringing acoustaprog freaky folk to a living room near you.

Contact us: ben77q05@gmail.com

7/6 Hennessy's, Boston MA
7/13 Hosteling International, Boston MA

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Track Name: Fur Coat
Fur coat clad, classist state of mind
Worry about your dad in your spare time
Get going early when the sun come sup
Work in the garden and walk your dog

/Oh no/

Send her

Wake up to sounds of the alarm
Skip breakfast, won't do any harm
You turn the dial in your four-wheel drive,
You're always thinking that you're out of time

/You're not/

Send her

The sun is shining, but it's
Hot as hell in here, please help me out
You're always crabbing, 'cause you
Know I've got something to cry about
Get in line behind me,
Empty all the vents, we'll dump them out
And then we'll figure out what's
Hiding underneath the covers

Drive off, ignoring all the lines
News comes from carefully placed yard signs
And all the moms are wearing purple shorts
And birds are dying underneath the porch

/You know/

Send her
Track Name: Listening/Outside
Nighttime, breathing
All the bugs are screaming
Listening, outside
Take a deep breath, close your eyes

Bedtime, kissing
All the sheets are missing
Listening, outside
Take a deep breath, close your eyes

Proud of my cyclical thinking like--
Listen to feet on the sidewalk like--
Humming the words on the calendar—

Nighttime, light ends
All the bugs they are my friends
Listening, outside
Made this walk so many times

Made this walk so many times


You went off into the day
You took your car around the back
Because I asked you to stay
You let me sit on your bed
You told me how to get the silly pictures
Out of my head

You understand where I’ve been
I know just where you’ve gone
But I don’t understand where it is
I’ll never know it for sure
There are so many of you
But I’ve seen you before
Track Name: Get Upset
I wanna be
In your way, in your way, in your—
I wanna have
You to blame, you to blame, you to—
I wanna know
What you did, what you did, what you—
I wanna get
Get upset, get upset, get upset

When you told me
What you meant by all that
I kept thinking
What you could’ve meant by

I wanna stand
In you light, in your light, in your—
I wanna waste
All your time, all your time, all your—
I wanna get
What I get, what I get, what I—
I wanna get
Get upset, get upset, get up—
Track Name: Near Me, I
I am so alive
When you’re near me, I
Crossing over water
I’m scared of heights
If I made you drive
Then you wouldn’t mind
Making use of time
Like we’re gonna die
Track Name: Makes Sense
Take a walk with
Mailman’s daughter
Fruits and veggies
Make for quite a time

Lifetime Sentence
Never meant it
Guess we’re doing fine

//Object permanence//
//Makes sense//

Sleepy sweetie
You sweat for me
I swear for you
I sweat for your time

When I’m dreaming
You’re my sweet, and—
Can’t believe it,
Guess we’re doing fine

[Take a walk with mailman’s daughter]
[After, underneath, and in an elevator]
Track Name: In Between
Learning to eat dirt
And understand
Having the proverbial
Good time

Hanging on to me
A Bummer to be
Flossing in between
Your teeth
Track Name: RE: Squash
I read the words on the screen
Tried to figure out what they mean
Came up empty every time
Lost after the subject line

I tried to read it again
Went right on over my head
Kept not having any luck
That subject line’s got me stuck
Track Name: Never Intended
Well I sold my soul
To some company store
And I left out the back
With the cash

I undid my hair
Left it hanging there
Then I used my sense
To get back

And i don't even know who I sold it to
And I don't even know if I care
You know I never intended to follow you
But I'll follow you anywhere

Stopped my fussing fit
If only for a bit
Then you did the trick
Calmed me down

And your voice rang clear
In my inner ear
The way you spoke so soft
Through the phone

And I don't even know about the dial tone
And I don't even know if I care
You know I never intended to lean on you
But I lean on you everywhere