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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 unlimited streaming of The Host Country via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping 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 unlimited streaming of The Host Country via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping 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 

     

lyrics

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

credits

from The Host Country, releases September 8, 2017

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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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