The THiNS "Postcard Angels"

by Gabriel Tavares

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This record includes recast lyrics on the song, "Ain't Gonna Give Any Ground No More" with the original "2004" included as a bonus track with any download of the full album. "Postcard Angels" has an uglier and punkier feel, recorded with a tight and more aggressive trio called The THiNS featuring Brian Dudla [Plastic Nebraska] on drums and AJ Strauss [The Sutras] on upright bass. Support on the road for this recording has been mostly solo with performed loop arrangements (very enthusiastically received at CBGBs). Full-blown trio performances have thus far made only Ithaca, NY home—yet to rave reviews, nearly covering all production costs with regular shows during and after the recording process, working much of the material from “Cipher” into the set and culminating in a smash Grass Roots Festival show. Writing credits go to AJ on the fifth track “Pouring Out,” a favorite among home fans, yet there was so much collaboration on all material that really THiNS arranging and rehearsal often blurred into co-writing.

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released July 31, 2004

Gabriel Tavares: vocals/guitars/morsing
AJ Strauss: vocals/upright bass/trumpet
Brian Dudla: drums, graphic design

Recorded to 16-track analogue by Dave Hinkle at The Shop.
Mixed and mastered by Matthew Saccuccimorano at Electric Wilburland.

Additional vocals for track 9 recorded by Will Russel.

cover art by Jay Smith

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Gabriel Tavares Ithaca, New York

Thank you for coming to explore. Here you will find a new Sisu Powder the Moon record with 2 bonus tracks plus a diverse discography ranging from polished studio records like "Cipher" to an intimate Lo-Fi EP called "Sisu for You," a LIVE record made at the historic CBGBs 313 Gallery and a power trio called The THiNS recorded to 16-track analog. Happy Listening and I hope to see you at a show. ... more

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Track Name: Cicada
it's a cipher and a cicada that's waiting for you / aw their comin' on through now / it's a cipher and a cicada that's waiting for you / aw their comin' on through / in the summertime season buzz in the bushes and trees / you hear but cannot see / it's a cipher and a cicada that's waiting for me / aw come in on and see / it's a cipher and a cicada that's waiting for you / aw their comin' on through / and the suicide lies of a phaedra can wake you up to / that realization blue / that no summa cum laude praises can save you from doin' / exactly what they made you / when the cipher and the cicada come calling for you / ain't nothin' you can do / once they put that hold on your soul they don't ever let go / and you wish you never sold them / all the new cut keys to your kingdom that never came true / and no matter what you do boy / you can never go back to the way that it was when it was / back to the way it was / when the cipher and the cicada first laid eyes on you
Track Name: Clairvoyance
by clandestiney / but there she was / lying next to me / in the middle of / no electricity and swirling winds / open up the door / she let me in / unveiled secrecy / by candle light / holding holding / and shining bright / my eccentricity / she did not judge / every puzzle piece / fit like a glove / oh I had a moment / of clairvoyance / I had a moment / those dreams all were weaving / I had a moment / of clairvoyance / I had a moment / but now it's gone
Track Name: Off
glass after glass is erupting at the beer tap / tumblers on the trace / of them beads of sweat / that streak and stop / across the fevered faces / raptured in the sound of maniacal noise / lips soaked in this fuel / burn their secrets / burn / there lies everything that's fragile and carefully placed / dashed to glisten in the flickering flame / that expires / by the dimming glow / were you more able to feel / having risked all this / all that you could not bear to lose / she got a mind like a cuneiform mystery message / coming down from the stars up above / where the angles try / to make a human life / come closer to the ways that her words describe / opened up eyes / to a burning bright / mind moving too fast / making pictures / waking up the memory of something / you cannot replace / unforgotten in the look of an eye / that expires / by the dimming glow / were you more able to feel / having risked all this / all that you could not bear to lose
Track Name: Swim
these words / these words beg / these words beg your body to swim / to kick and to paw / for the broken light / these words / these words beg / these words beg your body to swim / to kick and to paw / for the broken light / when everywhere everyone is holding up the mirror to / your new dance / your new / these words / these words hold on / to the broken pieces of siren songs / washed up on the shore / where everyone's losing / these words / these words refuse / refuse to capture the tragic beauty of / the once more seduced / once more seducing / when everywhere everyone is holding up the mirror to / your new dance / your new
Track Name: Calling Out
calling out I'm calling out / from this lonesome place / calling for that / holy dove to pour out her grace / calling out calling out / I'm calling out / I'm calling / into the space / your words kept awake / I'm calling out / I'm calling / before the autumn leaves and pouring rain / go washing down the drain / internecine flowers these fences keep / until the gardens sleep / calling out calling out / I'm calling out / I'm calling / into the space / your words kept awake / I'm calling out / I'm calling / sunlight symbols are on the ceiling / and postcard angels in drugstores peering from covered bridge / aw the covered bridge / oh overflow / we did not know / I jumped that fence and I tore my clothes / trying for that home / find our way back home / to where the sunlight symbols are on the ceiling / and postcard angels in drugstores peering from covered bridge / aw the covered bridge / calling out I'm calling out / from this lonesome place / calling for that / holy dove to pour out her grace / calling out calling out / I'm calling out / I'm calling / into the space / your words kept awake / I'm calling out / I'm calling