Monocle City

by Balloon Ride Fantasy

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Melanie Stangl
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Melanie Stangl I fell in love with this album from the first listen--I couldn't believe this was a local Pittsburgh band. Monocle City is experimental and completely listenable at the same time. It combines elements of indie/alternative rock with subtle electronic influences, as well as imaginative lyrics. The layers of sound (both vocal and instrumental) are so masterfully woven on top of one another. Each track is a journey, and captures a different mood, but the EP still sounds like a cohesive whole. Favorite track: Lazy Bones.
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show your mettle and your soul don't wallow in your shame at all and know hide your weary laden sigh you'd better be on you'd better be on and soon the road will be high how do you feel when your babies are naked and cold don't you believe it don't you behave just pick up your own life give up a hundred nights make up your own mind pick up a fallen rite don't think up your own lies and give up a thousand times just make up your own mind and give up a hundred lives your baby's eyes have fallen to me face your fate, your demons, your heart, your weight you better be on, you better be on pull out your resonant thoughts again you better be on you better be on shake off your reasons and time away you better be on you better be on face down your buried and locked away you better be on you better be on
bones you'll never feel these bones again cause they're shattered under your skin fly i'll aviate your apostasy and we'll trap it under your skin blur white lines visions and days of cloven feet evaporate you can feel it on the air on the wind when your face is down you can hear it on the radio and all lascivious sounds you can taste it on the rain all these shadows ruling in your heart they will be sated from boiling out your sins and this melancholia thats crawling through your head it will be sated from rolling in your heart when i say go! you'll never go this way again cause you're failing under your skin soothe alleviate your riddled heart and leave silence under your skin
the day is over the sun is shaking it's time to sail alone your body is fading and i can see it you'd be forgotten in this town unknown i think it's time to go it's not like your mother is same as a melody a shame your father is as sane as the moon time is a rabbit and life is a carnivore you'd be forgotten if you were alone i think it's time you should be on yeah you should be on it's not like you love it the sound of your enemy it's too late to follow in the fate of your own the treeline is broken your god is never there you've been forgotten now it's time to be on yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah you'll be on
i wanna see your heart beating i know it's so hard to say oh i know i wanna feel your arms pleading all over baby for love i wanna cry out loud and sing it soft and low for you all the lonely arms are waving all the lonely, lonely, lazy bones all your favorite arms are waiting all the lonely, lonely, lazy bones give up on your favorite son i wanna see your heart beating and feel it around me now someday you'll see someday i'll hold it i wanna scream out loud cause that sounds easy your heart is sharp and lonely cause you don't know what to say and i can't ever explain it cause it's too hard to resolve but you gotta believe in me cause i know what's wrong you'll never see, you'll never see cause i am on we will miss you when you're gone but we will never cry for you
here come them achey arms again below an endless sea it's no wonder that i've been sailing for hours it seems beyond the lazy songs that play a ringing in my ear it's the sound of your eye beams invading my mind as the world spins shaking up time and your arm swings you brush me aside and away oh and the stars burn the radio plays as your head turns looking my way and then i learn it's not every day no
silence bleeds into the fog where razorblades of darkness lead me with their song insiduously pulling out into the street where fires raging deep and thoughts just burn away jump back and rip theses fiends apart now sever the heart and the liver show me they can't feel the horrors of living the sorrows of giving and patience arrest your feverish pride one slip is surely suicide screaming and crawling chasing and falling feeding and gnawing seething and clawing brain dead army chasing the only fool i know through fascinating oceans and waves of ghoulish glow insufferably slow
watashi take ga subete no yume to nyoryoku soraki ti omo hikari to yume our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth... error system failing system... dead yume if you think your only place for gold is on the radio and the road is so much longer than anyone's even fit to go down if your heart's in the right place then some day it will beat in time with the seeds and make them grow you've got to try


released August 21, 2012


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Balloon Ride Fantasy Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sexy robots and fictitious creatures like the human bird are brought to life through the music of five-piece synth pop/new wave band, Balloon Ride Fantasy, based in Pittsburgh, PA. The band has crafted a sound of dreamy vocal harmonies that soar over rich, synth-heavy instrumentation and catchy, danceable beats. Their imaginative lyrics explore futuristic dream worlds. ... more

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