Buried

by the Midnight Pine

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    The 2nd album by the Midnight Pine

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about

The Midnight Pine is the soundtrack to a solitary desert drive beneath a crescent moon. Lead by the haunting voice of young siren Shelbi Bennett, the Pine presents a sparse, hypnotic, eerie and beautiful soundscape. On their first two records they are backed by members of the Heavy Guilt, the Styletones and Low Volts. The album wanders through ghost towns of morose psychedelia, brooding folk and triumphant pop. To keep the focus on the vocals there are no drums, just found objects, chains, saw blades, sheet metal, utensils and short wave radios are layered to keep a subtle pulse of percussion pushing the songs forward. The Midnight Pine is an exercise in serene nonchalance, moody atmospheres and songs that braid your heart strings into a rich tapestry. Live the band can conjure pin drop attention with it's gentle movements and with a quick shift in dynamic can be a sonic maelstrom. The voice of Shelbi Bennett is a force of nature, captivating, volatile, gorgeous and pummeling.

credits

released 10 June 2014

Shelbi Bennett: Vocals
Alfred Howard: Circuit Bent Radio and Percussion
Jason Littlefield: Upright Bass and Cello
Sean Martin: Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Josh Rice: Piano, Rhodes, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer, Farfisa, Vibraphone and Acoustic Guitar

Jordan Andreen: Synthesizer and Accordion
Mikhail Borisovsky: Violin and Cello
Tim Felten: Mellotron
Andy Geib: Trombone and Trumpet
Tim Lowman: Electric Guitar
Gerard Nolan: Clarinet
Jonathan Piper: Tuba

All lyrics by Alfred Howard except Lavish in Bloom by Shelbi Bennett and Out Here Tonight by Shelbi Bennett and Alfred Howard
Produced by Jordan Andreen and Alfred Howard
Mixed by Jordan Andreen
All songs written by the Midnight Pine
Recorded at Audio Design
Mixed at Big Fish and Audio Design
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert

Copyright the Midnight Pine 2014

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Track Name: Trouble In the Blood
Woke up with a fever
Trouble in the blood
Born a non believer
Ready for flood

Love is without warning
Storms arrive the same
Sky’s been clear a while
I feel the coming rain

Only takes a second
For everything to change
Hurricanes and weather
Arguments and pain

There
Is something wrong
Please
Don’t be gone long
Truths, I’ve tried to hide
But I need you tonight
Track Name: Buried
Buried
Beneath
The swell Jacaranda trees
The violent violet majesty
You are
The least
Last river standing in between
My freedom from this gentle dream
I’ve seen

Carried
The weight
Of words that never hesitate
Of worlds that should have tested faith
But still
You push
Against the tidal wave of youth
That washes til it’s drowning you
In truth

Midsummer night
Fell in love wrong
Days fall to nothing
Thirsty for poison
Thirsty for song
Searching for something

What’s love
But words
Just letters fed to haunted hearts
That stalk the salvage yard for parts
For you
For me
For guided light and openings
For tides to bring back broken things
To sing

To us
To rust
To push and pull and separate
To wield love in the face of hate
We try
At times
To stitch tears in our alibis
To braid the rivers, lakes and lies / to find

Midsummer night
Fell in love wrong
Days fall to nothing
Thirsty for poison
Thirsty for song
Searching for something

I fell
As hard
As boulevards are broken by
The candle quake of footprint light
You might
Reveal
The teal blue tears and fears you still
Keep close to chest to breast til death
The lives you hide til nothings left
But love

So open up your wings to me
The branches boughs and everything
And I’ll sip slow and serpentine
TiI you surrender soft serene
There’s braille we feel but fail to read
The scales that name our wants and needs
And when there’s struggle all around
I’ll pry the thorns adorn your crown

Til every cunning cloud looks down
So envious of what we’ve found
The beech bark white wash reverie
The fevered ghosts surviving me

We blow old smoke through punctured lungs
Clouding up the crescent sun
My breakdown alley miles away
My midnight moon and new escape
The ballad of a severed spring
My love, my loss, my everything
My love, my loss, my everything
My love, my loss, my everything
My love, my loss, my everything
My love, my loss, my everything
Track Name: Tears
Tears disappear
Lost in the rain
Tracing the lines on your face

Years we had been
Tangled in sin
Those were my closest to grace

Words I would steal
Tell what I feel
Authors have seen in my soul

Where we were strong
Where we belong (or) where we belong
Where is the last place you go

Sometimes
Lightning
Splits the sky
Some nights
Feel so
Open wide
So I drive

Poinsettia leaves
And it’s time to leave
And cold is the season for doubt

So hold me one last
Sad sigh for the past
Cause all left that matters is now

Words I would steal
Tell what I feel
Authors have seen in my soul

Sometimes
Lightning
Splits the sky
Some nights
Feel so
Open wide
So I drive
Track Name: Caution
Caution’s on the wind
I want to start again
And throw away / all of the days
The blood shed from this pen

You want to run with me
Revive this reverie
Morning sun / San Simeon
The last page of a dream

Love is a lonely disgrace
And love lifts you out of the haze
And love breaks you down and builds you back up
Love is the map and the maze

Escape so hoarse so long
Whispers in a song
Call my name a moth to flame
We catch it for it is gone
And either way I leave
An evening to secede
These open veins on a blank slate
I’ll paint you my beliefs

Love is a lonely disgrace
And love lifts you out of the haze
And love breaks you down and builds you back up
Love is the map and the maze

You’ve been my friend my foe
And things I’ve yet to
And if you have place in mind so surely I will go

Cause we are tied in time
The tangles of a vine
And if there is border there me may well cross the line
Track Name: Hey There
Hey there in the electric chair
It’s so hard not to stare
2 Blues eyes could pierce the sky
On a mountainside so clear
Slow down pullin into town
Best time to test your brakes
The cops will rob you just as fast
This game of give and take

Honey sweet in the drivers seat
Underneath the August heat
Cigarette in between tulips
And a stare far from discrete
Movie star in a beat up car
With a window rolling down
Cheshire smile thoughts running wild
Just beneath her coffee crown

Lets go where the river flows
And get lost along the way
Break free from the walls around
And all the beds we made
Half dome over granite chrome
In a postcard picture frame
Old oak reaching serpentine
Chasing down that setting flame
Track Name: Edge of Town
Take your limitations
To the edge of town
Take your breaking
Burden better let it drown
All the way down

See you crying tears
On the river there
Voice raised to the clouds
As if they can hear
Every last your fears

We all need a cure
For something as obscure
As our days
I’ve been told of poison
Gotta let it go
Even when it keeps you
Warm in the cold
Everyone wants to hold

And I’ve seen silent hearts
Of the rising sun
Crescent cast a smile
When the day is done
All this night weighs a ton
Track Name: Markel Interlude
You read me a way that I can't
Your actions speak soft silent rants
What's inside those tempest eyes
I'd be alarmed but not surprised
And still I try

I've been talking to old flames
With ice water inside my veins
Certain things cannot be tamed
Like ocean waves and your wild mane
Yet still I came

Some collect art for their walls
And you own their hearts in hollow halls
Hang them, break them, hear their call
Despite the plight and all I saw
Still I fall
Track Name: Mother Of Amends
Throw yourself into the fire
Place wet hands against the ash
Touch upon the canvas blank
Live the wishes of your past

Today

Walk headfirst into the storm
Born again beneath the gray
Clouds and thunder try to warn
What is left for us to say

Today

I have yet to find the strength to swallow hearts and walk away
Until then my friend my end we’ll have to bend this branch until it breaks

Walk into the ocean’s call
Calming is the sound of waves
Back ourselves against the wall
Tell our hearts to keep their pace

Today

I have yet to find the strength to swallow hearts and walk away
Until then my friend my end we’ll have to bend this branch until it breaks
I've been baptized by your tears that clear before the end of day
I'm mother of amends and you've been fathering a flame
Track Name: Out Here Tonight
Clouds are moving in
There's distraction on the wind
This time last year I swore my dear I'd never go back again
I thought I made that clear
I swear I made that clear
Get the money in the bank and the 20 in the tank
Get myself out of here

And has it been that long
Those sunsets come and gone
It seems a shame, the same ole flame could do me this much wrong
And we went round and round
And we both know this town
But there's room in the car if you wanna go far but you gotta be ready now

heads we head on home
Tails we stray and go
It's money well spent cause we didn't pay rent no time to take it slow
So roll those windows down
And write lines on the clouds
It's an empty blue sky in the center of July and love is coming down
Track Name: Pocket Watch
There's a pocket watch and a locket locked in a safe deposit box
From a different time and a different war and my grandfather clock
Chimes at 3 with a memory of someone I have lost
And freedom has so many different cost
Yeah, freedom has so many different cost

Down an ill lit street on an Oxbow lane, keep coming round again
There's a maple tree and the way it leans beneath a winter’s end
Reminds me of an evening we went out to shout our souls
Our breath like ghost float down the Cape Anne coast
Our breath like ghost float down the Cape Anne coast

And I
Would like
To trace my way straight back into your life
So I'll
Just close my eyes
And gently walk back to another time
Gently walk into a better time

Long yesterdays we would strip the layers meant to keep us warm
And hold me close, this coming storm, this need to be reborn
time will heal, it'll also kill
Take us down different ways
So meet me in the memories we made
Please meet me in the memories we made

And I
Would like
To trace my way straight back into your life
So I'll
Just close my eyes
And gently walk back to another time
Gently walk into a better time
Track Name: Always
If I took a different path
Into tomorrow
Would it still have crossed with yours
Would I follow
Anytime and anywhere
Just two souls along the road
Or would I always search
With some heart and hope

I’d like to believe that some circumstance
Beyond our means would call us to chance
I’d like to believe, I want to know faith
That any choice I ever made
Would lead to you always

If it was a different state
That you called home
Would I find your front door
Or be out there alone
Down the endless asphalt
Through the last call maze
Could a long shadow cast
A little light on your days


I’d like to believe that some circumstance
Beyond our means would call us to chance
I’d like to believe, I want to know faith
That any choice I ever made
Would lead to you always

If I was a traveler
Wandering abroad
From airport to border
Would the pull of your shores
Draw me to your island
Would I land in your arms
Subdued by your silence
In the front seat of your car

I’d like to believe that some circumstance
Beyond our means would call us to chance
I’d like to believe, I want to know faith
That any choice I ever made
Would lead to you always
Track Name: Buried Reprise
So time
Will tell
The way we landed when we fell
The ways we fit inside a cell
You know
Me well
I have to finish what I start
Even as it falls apart
To hell

So long
My love
Feast or famine had enough
And heaven isn't all above
It's in
Your eyes
The iris ocean open wide
Your patient pupils black as night
My light

Mid winters eve
And I have to leave
A long search for silence
And change as it may
Or just stay the same
Our love is timeless