Thursday, January 19, 2017

Something That I Said



SOMETHING THAT I SAID
I knew you were out of my league
But in the back of mind I find
A reason to believe
That we share an unconscious dream
Coincidence can’t explain
It's much more than it seems
Was it something that I said Something that I said
I tried to turn your head but you just looked away
I’m fine out here on my own
Knowing you
Makes me feel I’m not alone
Someday this will seem like a play
Where the pursuer became the one
Who got away
Was it something that I said Something that I said
I tried to turn your head but you just walked away 
I'll be honest I’ll stay true to you
But as time goes on I’m increasingly blue 
I knew you were out of my league
But in the back of mind I find a reason to believe
It was something that I said Something that I said
I tried to turn your head but you just ran away 
I tried to make you mine but I was left behind

"Under the Christmas Twee" compilation on Shiny Happy Records

Shiny Happy Records has released a charming new cassette compilations of Christmas themed Indiepop songs, featuring the bands:

Archaster, Caramel Snow, Dylan Mondegreen, Flannel, The Very Most, Math and Physics Club, Bubblegum Lemonade, The Lousy Pop Group, The Arctic Flow and
Les Bicyclettes De Belsize. 

My track is "I've Got a Problem With Christmas This Year."

Friday, December 23, 2016

"Sweet & Cynical" / "A Cold Dark Autumn." Double A sided single.


SWEET AND CYNICAL
Sweet and cynical
Nightmare and miracle
Heartbreak and mythical
Concrete and whimsical
Icy, wet Freezing sweat
What can I get
When you’re my pet?
After the curtain call
I thought I’d seen it all
But there was one more trick
At the end of her fingertips
The girl lies down in the pouring rain
She feels no pain
She hears the sweet refrain
From inside the bedroom she
Jumps through the window it
Stings like icicles it’s
Almost mystical she’s
Caught by tentacles she’s
In a spectacle of strange
And at the curtain call
Flowers fill the hall
Now I’ve seen everything
I still need one more fling Sweet and cynical
Cold and clinical
Barely visible
Mostly miserable
Open book
Have a look
I take a stand
She slaps my hand

Monday, December 19, 2016

Reviews of new single "Sweet & Cynical" / "A Cold Dark Autumn."

 "There’s a good mix of post-punk/new-wave that runs through the music…a bit of 80’s electricity in the vibe…combined with a whole shit-ton of ingenuity, ideas and instrumentation!" - Sleepingbagstudios.ca.

"... instills his music with enough signature traits to separate himself from likeminded revivalists, things like his strong vocal melodies and blazing guitar solos are enough to do the trick.  A singular mind in today’s alternative pop-rock landscape." - Tuneload.com 

Download the new single from Bandcamp.

Monday, November 28, 2016

A Cold Dark Autumn

A COLD DARK AUTUMN
The leaves are turning crisp and yellow
And it’s still summer
Leading me in anticipation of
A cold dark autumn
Arms are heavy breath is slow
 I’m so tired
This is what I was afraid to know
A cold dark autumn
Stars reflected in the mirrored lake
 Long past midnight
I pray to someone my soul to take
This cold dark autumn
Have no fear for what’s in store
You always wondered
This is what you’ve been waiting for
A cold dark autumn

Friday, November 11, 2016

Dicentra


DICENTRA
These fading blooms
In your empty rooms
They smell of autumn
In the dusk
 If I’m too late
I know you can’t wait
You’ve got a plan for your escape
This obsession
A fatal infection
The heart has a hunger
It only gets stronger
Fading away
Nothing to say
All of my thoughts in disarray
That door is closed
For good I suppose
This bleeding heart will decompose
But if you find I’ve not been unkind
Give me a thought from time to time
I want to reach you
But I can’t touch you
The soul bears the stain of desire
The body a house set on fire

Monday, September 19, 2016

Until I Started Liking You

UNTIL I STARTED LIKING YOU
You can like me as a friend
You can keep me as a pet
You can haunt me like a memory
I’ll take whatever I can get
When it hurts I feel happy
When I’m in pain I feel fine
It only happens when I think of you
I think about you all the time
 I only like you at a distance
Because you live so far away
If I could change my life this instant
We’d be together every day
The pain of love is so exquisite
It keeps romantic fools alive
I only live for your next visit
I only hope I can survive
When it hurts I feel happy
When I’m in pain I feel fine
It only happens when I think of you
I think about you all the time
I said I’d never write a love song
And to that promise I held true
I never had the inspiration
Until I started liking you