The Host Country

by The Host Country

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" vinyl version of our new album, complete with lyrics. Pressed on classic black. Original artwork by Andy Pestotnik & Erika Bjorklund.

    ***If you do not need this item to be shipped, please contact us directly at thehostcountry@gmail.com for purchase OR come to our release shows for a copy!***

    Includes digital pre-order of The Host Country. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 8, 2017
    item ships out on or around September 11, 2017

      $20 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Compact disc with lyric insert. Original artwork by Andy Pestotnik & Erika Bjorklund.

    ***If you do not need this item to be shipped, please contact us directly at thehostcountry@gmail.com for purchase OR come to our release shows for a copy!***

    Includes digital pre-order of The Host Country. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 8, 2017
    item ships out on or around September 11, 2017

      $10 USD or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Based on the album art by Andy Pestotnik & Erika Bjorklund, and printing courtesy of Andy Schmidt of Starman Press. Available in heather grey, pale yellow, and heather green.

    ***If you do not need this item to be shipped, please contact us directly at thehostcountry@gmail.com for purchase OR come to our release shows for one!***
    shipping out on or around September 11, 2017

      $15 USD or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Based on the album art by Andy Pestotnik & Erika Bjorklund, and printing courtesy of Andy Schmidt of Starman Press. Available in heather grey, pale yellow, and heather green.


    ***If you do not need this item to be shipped, please contact us directly at thehostcountry@gmail.com for purchase OR come to our release shows for one!***
    shipping out on or around September 11, 2017

      $15 USD or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Based on the album art by Andy Pestotnik & Erika Bjorklund, and printing courtesy of Andy Schmidt (Starman Press). Available in heather grey, pale yellow, and heather green.


    ***If you do not need this item to be shipped, please contact us directly at thehostcountry@gmail.com for purchase OR come to our release shows for one!***
    shipping out on or around September 11, 2017

      $15 USD or more 

     

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04:15
3.
Wake Up, Hazy
4.
Fare Thee Well
5.
Mama
6.
May Song
7.
Family
8.
Train
9.
Waiting For You
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Peaceful God
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Voyager

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Self-titled 2017 release

Original artwork by Andy Pestotnik & Erika Bjorklund

credits

releases September 8, 2017

Diana Weishaar (keys, vocals)
Ty Wistrand (guitars, vocals)
Tom Rue (bass)
Ethan Weishaar (drums)

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The Host Country Iowa

The Host Country was born in 2011 while Ty Wistrand (guitar/vox) and Diana Weishaar (keys/vox) were both attending the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. They started playing as a duo, and after releasing their first full length record Walk Away (released in 2014, Midday Studios), the pair pulled in friends Tom Rue (bass) and Ethan Weishaar (drums) to serve as the rhythm section. ... more

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Track Name: How The Four Winds Blow
How The Four Winds Blow

Staring at the ceiling for the third hour on end
And only four to go before the work week’s here again
Running through these questions and harboring these doubts
Fending all self pity, but I’m feeling down and out
Feeling down and out

I don’t know how hard the four winds blow
Through the northern pines
But I’ll grab hold and let it all unfold
Leave this life behind

A Friday night of excess, a paycheck quarter gone
A Saturday spent strung out wondering where it all went wrong
And all I want is happiness, my soul to feel at peace
My friends to still think of me, oh to do just as I please
Do just as I please

I don’t know how hard the four winds blow
Across the seven seas
But I’ll grab hold and let it all unfold
Set my mind at ease

I don’t know how hard the four winds blow
Through the northern pines
But I’ll grab hold and let it all unfold
Leave this life behind

I don’t know how hard the four winds blow
Across the seven seas
But I’ll grab hold and let it all unfold
Set my mind at ease
Track Name: Slow Down
Slow Down

If we are young now, what were we then
Hold on while you’re flying on that rope swing thin

We were going 80, maybe 85 on that highway
Way way down, round and round, up we go

If we are cold now, what were we then
Slow down while you’re gliding on that ice worn thin

We were going 80, maybe 85 on that highway
Way way down, round and round, up we go

If we just hold out, what happens then
Forget all about what happens next yeah

We were going 80, maybe 85 on that highway
Way way down, round and round, up we go

There’s a reason that the lines change when you grow
Do you see me walking mine how do you know

We were going 80, maybe 85 on that highway
Way way down, round and round, up we go

We were going 80, maybe 85
Slow down now