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released April 27, 2012

landlines is:

James Gorhan: Drums
Brian Graham: Guitar
Augustus Moore: Vocals, Guitar
Robbie Tassaro: Bass

*Backing vocals on “Garden Songs” by Scott Liss

All Songs by landlines
All lyrics by Augustus Moore

Recorded @ Retromedia Sound Studios and the Hang-Zone in March & August of 2010 by Paul Ritchie.
Produced by Paul Ritchie and landlines
Mixed by Sonny Diperri
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West Westside Music

Special Thanks to: Sonny Diperri, Paul Ritchie, Jamal Ruhe, John Noll, Scott Liss, Natalie Graham, Cassie Moore, Pete Conklin, Richie Davis and all our friends, families and animals.



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landlines New York, New York

Landlines formed on a rooftop in New York City during 2008. After two years of playing out within the NYC tri-state area, they recorded their debut self-titled full-length record. Landlines played their last show on June 11, 2010 at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park New Jersey. On April 27, 2012 their full-length record was released via ... more

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Track Name: Pretty Penny Pence
A broken man stands beneath the stands of a stadium it seems
The promise land is a garbage can filled with alcohol & dreams
Pretty Penny Pence, always climbing fences, sneaks on past police
She’s the lovely one with the silver tongue, licking dirty mouths to eat

Will he ever take time from it?
Will she ever have time to rinse?
Will they ever pick up the pieces?

Here on a night full of factory pipes blowing smoke into the street
Broken bulbs work the best
Put that smoke in your chest
That a boy, you’ve found your relief

Will she ever live up to it?
Will he ever come down from it?
Will they ever pick up the pieces?
Track Name: Left
You take my weight and move me
Correct the wretched & pour us a shore
You drew a bath to bathe me
But I knew the water was boiling

To my long lost liver
All the gold I buried before.
With a sip & a shiver
The tide will take me

You’d part a sea to seat me
Let’s smoke to vocals & drink ourselves hoarse
I pray you’re pleased to see me
I only believe in some things

To my long lost liver
All the gold I buried before
With your life on the river
And the tide will take you
Track Name: A Song for Sleep
While bored above his majesty of slumber
Began to read and fell asleep himself
So sat below a man who laid and wondered
Why am I not at rest I cannot tell.

I’ll count the sheep that fall asleep without me
I’ll read about my moments left unsaid
A pillow cannot cure me by the week’s end
So up the stairs I’ll go beneath my bed

Bordered by a mattress
His dark reigns upon us
Bordered by a mattress
Dear me is it dawn yet?

Beyond the sorry steps there stands a tower
A healthy pour, his house was made of sand
I’d sell my soul to sleep a half an hour
Your majesty’s mistake will ruin man
Track Name: Anxieties of Wealth
Please keep your wits about you men
And the garbage off the floor
Because we have found larger ways to spend
We’ve a longer way to go.
As the sea drinks to company
She waves to the skinny and the sore
And I reach for all the vitamins I see
in the seaweed down below

I’ve spent some time away
but I know I’ll see your face again
See I spend my time away
but you know I’ll take my place again.

For the days they make me weak
I lose more sleep from the sheets into the sails
And dream of the love I never lost
and a baby in a bale

She said he spends his time away
but you’ll see your father’s face again
Track Name: There Is a Man in the Water
As I sank my feet down the thousand leagues
To where my old man was wading
He whispered to me "Life ain’t got giving trees
So it’s time that you started your taking
But son, you take from no one"

I sat and I watched as he carved out a clock
Keeping all of the innards that left last
He says, “The ticks are a tease
Life’s the full cup of tea
Bound to spill down your sleeve
You better change fast.
Because time, she waits for no one.”

So I’m saving for the day
When the couple quarters spun in place
Are spent or split away from us

From beginnings to ends every middle depends
On the miss or the mark of your finger
He said "to last here is a test
And all my last years have left
So tell your mom, and my son, and your sisters
No line can last forever"

Then I’m sailing out to see
If my father found a closer seat.
What better way to face a flood.
Track Name: For File's Sake
I watch the way you count your days and ages
You're lead here by the bookmark not the pages
I can’t believe in you and me both
I believe I will leave a stranger to most

So lay me here or dig me out

For file’s sake you dance around your papers
I want a way to bring us back to nature
You can’t be clean with soap behind bars
And you can’t leave without going too far

So lay me here or dig me out
Track Name: Slaves to an Accordion
Sacrifice the bull to a coffee brown box of springs
It rings all in and out
Is that song wrong to sing?

My braces feel the doubt
There's hope for you and straight teeth for me
Surely it’s about our sweet vanity

I saw you thrown away
Now I miss your sad songs

How easy are the nights that simply come as days to me
Such judgment can’t be right without much sleep

My foresight is a crime
I wanna cheat and meet my wife
My grandma says in time
Rush not certainty

So says the crowded mind
This symphony it plays cheap for me
So sound that box of mine full of handsome keys
Track Name: Garden Songs
Make believe you grew along the way
A garden’s all you need
You throw an apple away to keep your new doctor paid
Cause you’re thrilled with the pills up his sleeve

There’s no all relieving
Cure to the man-made common flu
Why wouldn't you believe me
What do you take me for a fool

Keep a piece but don’t pick apart your dead
For what will be will be
We’ll build a home of precious stones
To sit above the sea

Would you not live with me
What couldn't we make, create or steal
And if something leaves you
Lesser is something more to feel

Bring this world to its knees
I’m ready so let me.
A wise man said to me
We’d rather be boring.

But you you’ll learn to live
But you will learn to live
Track Name: Latter, Latter in the Night
I’ll give you all the thoughts I have to borrow
Just promise that you’ll bring them back tomorrow
Now I’m haunted by the times
They bore me to death
And I’m shaking from a day that hasn’t even started yet

I don’t want to count the people left to leave me
I don’t want to pay a lawyer to believe me
Now I’m haunted by the times
They bore me to death
And I’m shaking from a day that hasn’t even started yet

Should I take the simple sip that follows
Or spit it out the selfish doubt I swallowed
Now god damn you common sense you forced me to bet
That I’d be born with confidence
Not just a name I would not forget
Track Name: Professor Vine
Boy I cannot arrange all the thoughts in your head like this
When water fills my whole estate
Let me bathe like the baby as I came

Lay down on concrete comforters these roads provide
And breathe it in the breath that speaks the word divine
Now you will fall asleep and only I will learn
To simplify the avenues of you tonight

How dare you go you were told to stay
Should I not remain here in bed
This place is too safe for words
Is there such a comfort while awake

Dear doctor why am I sick again
Your body looks like a burnt out building

They’ll say -

“Can you see the green beams that seem to saturate all this?”

Retreat bears a lesser grade and a greater chance that
You don’t and you won’t