Powerhouse Bloom

by RALEIGH

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released September 29, 2017

www.raleigh-sound.com
All songs by RALEIGH

Recorded at the Banff Centre for the Arts by Nyles Spencer, Graham Lessard, Shawn Everett
& at The Bathouse by Nyles Spencer
Additional recording by Will Maclellan, Brock Geiger, Scott Munro

Featured Performers:
Brendan Canning (3, 7), Charles Spearin (7), Charlotte Cornfield (3), Sina Bathaie (7), Laura Leif (9), Evan Geiger (9), Trent Geiger (9)

Mixed by Nyles Spencer at the Bathhouse Studio
Tracks 7, 8 mixed by Graham Lessard at OCL Studios
Mastered by Dave Horrocks at Infinite Wave

Artwork/ design by Bryan Olson

Production of this record was supported by the Alberta Foundation For the Arts, & Factor Canada

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RALEIGH Calgary, Alberta

Unafraid of both straight-up hooks and experimental song structure, RALEIGH is a band carving their own space in new music. Thoughtful refrains are woven by vocals, cello, and guitar, with drums and bass treading the groove together. It is indie rock, damaged by art, delicate and exposed but intimately pointed, connectivity through song. ... more

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Track Name: Just Kids
Young love
An acid blue flame in god’s veins
Runs from all of us
First touch
A feeling estranged
But we hang on the thought it brought
Too much
Concrete heat wave
They’re our days in the burning sun

Just kids
Just kids and we know we did
Just kids
Just kids, we both know we dig

Visions
The mystic kid gaze
Can replace every moment lost
But not gone
A stillness remains
To explain all our fatal flaws
Young Love
Affable days
Ya I hang on the thought of us
Track Name: Dead In Tracks
It stopped me dead in my tracks
Shook me down
These days don’t stand a chance
Dried and bound
Escaping inner attacks
Skipping town
Shattered, but staying intact
Hear me now

Oh man, throw it out
There’s no chance!
Punished by the odds

Shaking and changing fast
Wild and round
Killing my big, big plans
Wicked hounds
Getting lucky if we last
‘Til we drown
Split time and it all began
Hear me now

Oh man, throw it out
There’s no chance!
Punished by the odds

It stopped me dead in my tracks
Shook me down
It stopped me dead in my tracks
Wild and round
Getting lucky if we last
Wicked hounds
It stopped me dead in my tracks
Hear me now
Track Name: Smoke In Our Eyes
Far we’ll go away from here
With smoke in our eyes
Crystal vision, crystal clear
With telescope minds
If I could only see him
If time would really tell it

Fighting faces in the mirror
That try to disguise
Underestimating fear
Of what we might find
If I could only see him
Still trying in the basement

We’ll fly like smoke in the night
Induce time to divide
Single innocent ride
Into the divine

If I could only see him
If time would really tell it

We’ll fly like smoke in the night
Induce time to divide
Single innocent ride
Into the divine
Without even trying
Track Name: Wake Up Evangelist
Wake up evangelist
A virgin mother in your eyes
A long way from what it is
Don’t look now, don’t lose sight
Sunlight, sunlight!

Hush, hush apologist
The right line’s sometimes hard to find
The moments we’re born to fear
Blown up by our awful minds
All night, all night!
Track Name: Costume Party
When did rock and roll become a costume party?
Chi-chi in the songs and all the homies, heartless
Friends are more than gone, at least the drugs still want me
Oh, when did rock and roll become a costume party?
Track Name: We Met In Alcatraz
Weapons founded by defunct minds
Disengage us in blinking lights
Pulsed towards earth from satellites

The longest fall (Bound down)
Couldn’t take back the call
The shortest flight (Blazing)
Human oversight
We set the course
Made the gears

In the cracked desert light
A mirage of this life
Our kaleidoscope truths
View the Powerhouse Bloom

Losing direction (Reaching arms from the black lake)
Not without consequence (Sinners regrets and mistakes)
So many questions (Throats covered with stone)
Like, will we still falter in love

Freed inhibitions (Moving deep in the dark night)
How can we live without (Culling with no thought or oversight)
Feeling our own conscience (Processed, pressured, and finite)
Fill the prescription for us

Rewritten archetype (Reborn out of the blood moon)
A futureless compromise (I know now I’ll eclipse you)
Left to our own devices (Watch the horizon fires)
Feeling no wrongs or rights
Track Name: Tithing
Couldn’t hear the words that she spoke
I remember feeling so stoned
I remember the picture of you

Magic in our cells that divide
Who knew which were yours and were mine
Stems imprinted
Pass deep through time

Sad eyes all in waiting room blue
Empty hands that never held you
Ribbons replaced by tape and clear tubes

Ten years later, I remember alone (a ghost)
Decades pass, not much to show

Couldn’t hear the hope he consoled
I remember feeling so stoned
I remember the picture of you

Tears were shed but they weren’t my own
The gate shut, but the secret was told
Autumn leaves fell, then we froze

Ten years later, I remember alone (a ghost)
Missed the chance to get to know you
Decades pass, not much to show

Travelled south to escape the snow
The sun couldn’t keep out the cold

Tithing - Inhaling - Ruminating - Waiting
Tithing - Inhaling - Ruminating - Waiting
Tithing - Inhaling - Ruminating - Waiting
Tithing - Inhaling - Ruminating - Waiting
Track Name: Nice Mistake
Your mind nearly put me away
What a nice mistake
Destruction in dangerous games
We still want to play
But I don’t need more ghosts
In this time alone
My mind should have put them away
What a nice mistake

Nine lives took us into the fray
Found a way to stay
Lived through your adventurous days
The kind that devastate
Body be my vessel
Let me feel at home
Our minds should have turned us away
What a nice mistake
Track Name: Acid Tongue
Acid tongue, unintentional
Burns all the word that I should say
We waste away, but just a little
Made minds and straight lines turn sideways

If I could make this silence sing
Into your heart and under your skin
We’d watch the walls come falling in

Stone, snowglobe heart, impossible
Maker of love and of mistakes
Gold at the core, stuck in the middle
Waiting on ideas and somedays

If I could make this silence sing
Into your heart and under your skin
The broken world would re-begin

When it breaks it’s a little taste of what we are
Lay awake the reminder, silence takes us all

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