BIND

by Darkswoon

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Joseph Fitzpatrick
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Joseph Fitzpatrick This is new to me but I’m absolutely enamored by this band. 🥰 Favorite track: Red Ferrari.
Lawrence Zeller
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Lawrence Zeller From 2008 through 2013, School of Seven Bells was one of the most creative, enthralling bands in my library. I cried when I heard that Benjamin Curtis passed away, and it still chokes me up to think about it. Darkswoon has captured the essence of SVIIB so beautifully and added their own creative flair. I can't tell you how much it warms my soul to hear this sparking sweet music. Favorite track: Parting Embrace.
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"Darkswoon is an electronic shoegaze band from Portland, OR. Originating as the bedroom project and primary creative outlet of Jana Cushman, Darkswoon has since evolved into an energetic trio, with Cushman crooning on vocals and guitar, Rachel Ellis stacking the electronic backbone of danceable beats and haunting synth lines, and all of it punctuated by the intelligent, rhythmic basslines of Andrew Michael Potter. The band evokes old school goth and post punk of early 4AD label darlings, but maintains a modern edge and originality.
Their album 'BIND' (February 9th 2019) is Darkswoon's first release with Icy Cold Records, an independent label in cooperation with Manic Depression Records. The band can also be heard on the soundtrack for the newly released indie film ‘My Summer As A Goth’."

“Darkswoon’s latest full length, ‘Bind’, represents a quantum leap in their sound. Fans of austere electronic acts like The Knife, Austra and Eurythmics will find the mechanical precision of their synth leads and drum grooves addicting while followers of blissed-out guitar pop are sure to be delighted with the ambience Cushman invokes with her ethereal vocals and blurry guitar lines.” - Pete Cottell (Willamette Week)

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released February 9, 2019

Jana Cushman on vocals, guitar, synths, beats
Rachel Ellis on synths, beats
Andrew Michael Potter on bass

Produced by Febian Perez
Engineered by Febian Perez and Andy Green
'Love is a Warm Dark Cave' recorded by Erick Scheid
Mastered by Slade Templeton
additional mastering services provided by Ryan Foster
All songs written and performed by Darkswoon

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"Fans of austere electronic acts like The Knife, Austra and Eurythmics will find the mechanical precision of their synth leads and drum grooves addicting while followers of blissed-out guitar pop are sure to be delighted with the ambience Cushman invokes with her ethereal vocals and blurry guitar lines.” - Pete Cottell (Willamette Week) ... more

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Track Name: Red Ferrari
I hear your voice
in my head at times
and in my dreams
you call me
on a landline
I hear you judge
I need a response
imagined conversations
I need a seance

Do you remember
when we die?
like of College Street
we lay on concrete under the red sky
I was a liar
but I felt full
a red pill on my tongue with an alien girl

And I'm sorry
I will not cut your back to feel your warm blood
Red Ferrari
I should not have come back to feel your warm blood

You cut the line
between your world and mine
Track Name: This Flesh
Spending my small wealth on mental health
a fortune on a false sun
the simulation of how it feels to run
my heart is heavy I feel it's weight in tons

breathing in micro-organisms
this is a test
a test
a test
I feel the weight of my breasts
would I feel more complete without this flesh
all I want to do is rest and give my best
to the ones I love

I'm not male
I'm not girl
I'm not broken
I'm not done
Track Name: Human Faults
You want me in the peripheral
so I won't get caught in your eye
is this illusion optical
or arterial

you are a dark vessel
a swinging pendulum
at night my heart is a quick drum
you tell me it's still beating

Here in the dark
kiss my birthmarks
forgive my human faults
I know what you're made of
your darkness feels like love
a deep cut with salt

I felt I was calling the devil
a wolf herding sheep
you're here with me
in this waking sleep
Track Name: Fireplace
I hope you find your spotless mind
and the value of knowing me someday
I hope you can realize why
I did not respond to words
I wish you'd not say

Each drink you pour plumes of smoke
exit your sour mouth
I can picture the fireplace
you extinguish me
you extinguish me
just to incinerate

I burn your name
the memory of your face
I burn your pain
I can picture the fireplace
Track Name: Parting Embrace
The sound in a void
the sound in a vacuum
the language of loss
air sucked from a room

I don't want to forget
the look in your eyes
to tell you I love you
and please be ok
I remembered
in the secret void
you mean everything

embrace the cycle

I feel like the northwestern sky
above the 47th parallel
I feel like a volunteer
for a game of William Tell

embrace the cycle

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