/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    In visually stunning packaging, a limited edition copy of Exoskeletons for Children on vinyl. Includes digital download.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Exoskeletons for Children via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $17 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A hard copy CD version of the album. Includes digital download.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Exoskeletons for Children via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Two Squalloscope zines: one full-color, 40-page "Exoskeletons for Children" lyric book in zine form + one re-printed "Zine Against Death." The "Exoskeletons for Children" zine is filled with Squalloscope's photos, drawings, and notes from the album. Every two-zine order comes with an envelope with Squalloscope stickers. Includes digital download.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Exoskeletons for Children via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 10 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $20 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Bundle includes

    Vinyl Lp

    CD

    Two Zine Package with Stickers

    Digital DL

    Squalloscope is Anna Kohlweis, who exists as a songwriter, music producer, multimedia artist, illustrator and singer based in Vienna, Austria. “Exoskeletons for Children” is her fifth full-length album after “Soft Invasions” (2012, Seayou Records) and three releases under the Paper Bird moniker.

    ”Exoskeletons for Children” emerged over the course of two years, beginning when Kohlweis had temporarily moved back into her childhood home in her thirties. Written and recorded in solitude in provincial Austrian attics and American basements, as well as in parents’ and friends’ houses, the record abides neither borders nor boxes. While drawing inspiration from Kohlweis’ small-town upbringing rife with teenage lonerdom tempered by solitary late nights on the internet, additional inspiration came from interacting with younger listeners who highlighted the importance of music in forming communities through shared experience even when those communities are far flung geographically.

    On “Exoskeletons for Children” there is little feeling of nostalgia for the small town life of Anna Kohlweis’s upbringing. Rather there is a strong sense of identification with young people in these spaces. This record is about the bittersweetness of a homecoming as much as it is about the goodness of anger, protest, grieving, moving away and never looking back.

    There is a commanding nonchalance about Squalloscope, who bends and pitches layers of her own vocals to form the instrumental backbone of a record centered around a whole lot of words. Under the lyrics and vocal tracks is a tapestry of field recordings, beats, synths and guitars that add to the album’s visually rich narrative.

    Humor and intimacy have always been front and center in Kohlweis’ lyrics. “Let’s build exoskeletons for children, let them know we got their backs. Let them know we got their noses, let them know we got their pinkies until they crack”, she sings on the album’s title track. Squalloscope has been described as both uplifting and gut-punching and a listener recently proclaimed it felt “as if someone had run over [their] emotions with a cheese grater”. Strange pains seem like an appropriate reaction to this material.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Exoskeletons for Children via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $40 USD or more 

     

lyrics

where does your road rage go when there are no streets?
your sunday best is my worst case scenario
clutter the floor with love, come on, cover it
let there be no space for this hatred to crash.

so, everything outside these four walls
is just as unpredictable as what we got
but still, most of the time you're the one carrying the guns
and we are not.

and time flies when you're a regular person
doing nothing in particular
except a jump to the left
and then a step to the right
and then a step to the right
let's do the time warp again

turn on the lights where it hurts.
It hurts everywhere.

and i lean against the door like a tired church steeple
swallowing the sparrow, one of many
that had flown from my tongue that spring
out onto 7th avenue, singing
and maybe we just woke up from a strange dream
with our foremothers saying
our love is bursting at the seams
who are we to keep it in?

turn on the lights where it hurts.
And it hurts everywhere.
and we march steadily, steadily, down main street.

credits

from Exoskeletons for Children, released November 17, 2017

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Fake Four Inc. New Haven, Connecticut

Fake Four Inc. is a record label based in New Haven, CT that specializes in experimental hip hop, indie pop and anything else we like.

discography

contact / help

Contact Fake Four Inc.

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Fake Four Inc. recommends:

If you like Exoskeletons for Children, you may also like: