Nepenthe

by Mines Falls

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Hydraxan14 Slow and steady, superbly recorded and mastered, with crystal-clear, deeply mournful lyrics. Favorite track: Swimmers in the Atlantic.
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Enip Nero Beautiful album, extremely well done. Amazing production and songwriting. A place you can live in as a listener; And Carson’s voice, otherworldly. Favorite track: Swimmers in the Atlantic.
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ronn branton Just the sample songs are really well done. The arrangements are excellent and I should hope more people would get the chance to hear this music which is head and shoulders above what I usually hear from the states nowadays.
I don't know who Daniel Patrick Kelly is but, if he is not deceased, he should be very much pleased with this tribute.
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1.
Either way I understand that Where you're going Is not with me there If you're not here By this time next year Guess it might have just ended In the summer Wear your hair down Drive the coast in a Winnebago Off the road By the cliff's edge Think of walking with you down there
2.
Easy Now 05:40 video
Easy now Let it be Easy does it Stand your ground A nasty realization is coming ‘round Ahead of me Without a sound Won’t you just Go ahead And let me down? Your energy and patience are running out They oughta be You know Fading out In an old California border town The desert in December That empty sound Of memories Never know When the storm is coming down But I see the constellations Clear for now A canopy And then the wind The night closing in I wanna give you love and make amends to how it’s been You’re leaving instead Easy now Let it be Easy does it Stand your ground A slow evacuation is going down In front of me But where’d you go? Won’t you come back to me And sort it out? I know I’d been difficult to be around But I wanna feel Your skin again The night closing in I wanna give you love and make amends to how it’s been You’re leaving instead
3.
In the Rain 03:09
Wandering eyes Across the avenue Something dies Right in front of you Oh remind me because it’s been a while And I won’t leave it alone Rewind Plans were falling through Highway signs Were passing by you Oh besides it was a call into the wild And that was years ago In the rain Towers in the cityscape In the rain Flowers off the interstate In the rain The way that you would color everything In a day A new indifference fell over your face I could say I know that you don’t owe me anything But I’m afraid that either way I’m nothing anyway
4.
My New House 05:24
I like my new house It’s old and beautiful It’s got a backyard And my own cubicle They’re gonna tear it down Build an eyesore But it had a nice run A hundred years long I like LA Don’t mind the interstate I like the Mexican food On the side of the road I go to the desert Like when the sky gets gold Over the mountains Far as the eye can see But it don’t feel right without you And when I go home Back to the east coast And see my family Smiling at me They’ll ask about my life About my new world They’ll ask about you But it’ll be nice Around the Christmas tree And there’ll be alcohol To ease the feeling That it won’t feel right without you
5.
Mary in red By the pool on a humid day Where the summer sky dissolves in Storm clouds on the horizon The dark grey blue horizon Midnight Orleans There’s a ball game across the street And the porch light’s on and you still hear Swimmers in the Atlantic Yeah, I miss the Atlantic But I love the road To feel the breezes blow And though the tides were shifting Was only paying dues Midnight alone Cicadas sing out the bay window And though the clouds are collecting It’s only passing through Devious I get older It’s always Easier Not to know when The debts are sinking under the island Until then keep abiding Summer ends Before you know it A storm is blowing in Oh a lifetime is gone And you’ve been south too long So I love the road To feel the breezes blow And though the nights are restless I’m only missing you Oh lazy eyes Find the road in the fading light And though the clouds are lifting I’m only passing through Oh how I’m hoping One day to meet up Out of the blue
6.
Recoil 04:01
Seedling growing in winter Rain is coming and it’s open season Wait around to see that there’s nobody else in this town Still I’m searching it high and low Stolen hours and lousy timing You come around when I’m spacing out and I’m runnin’ round and I’m freaking out in the pouring rain I’m on your heels, gotta see ya when the sun goes down And I’m at your service ‘Cause I’m Hoping But I’m choking ‘Cause I’ve got nothing to say Late arrival in misty North End You’re hardly trying and you’re not excited Wait around to see that there’s nobody else in this town Can’t scratch the surface And I’m Stowing Up my Tokens And I’m Going away Darling You know I’m Hurting So give me Something
7.
Hall Ave 06:22
2009 saw you on the Fourth of July Blue moons and card games On a house on Hall Ave that's now empty inside Roman candles through the night Pasty skin, hazy eyes Every sentence staggered through In the melting candelight Said, “hey, I'll see you soon” Hoping to see it through New England winter nights Waiting for the flick of the café light Walking the streets on any occasion Cribbage games inside Always the one to lose Every town Blanketed in snow I go out And you will be out there In your tall leather boots After three hundred miles Left with a physical outline Resting my feet for hours a day and Don’t you wanna go outside? Not here for questioning Questions Don’t ask me none Was my lie not good enough? 2016 What are we missing? Other friends are married And witnesses don’t say a thing My head says to leave you be But it’s not simple With your possessions in my room See you under a clear blue sky To hear what you’ve been thinking And you keep your talk beyond us Beyond us There’s no beyond us The light of the moon vanishing
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Guessing the word is out Tried tucking it away Breaking the news to you From the other side of the shore Friends are silent now Just a patter from the rain Don’t say that I was leaving it all You’d stay here forever alone Evenings in our old house Sitting out the blizzard all day And drinking red wine With the girls that came by Word from the hospital Says the line is straightening out Don’t say that I was leaving it all You’d stay here forever alone I wake up in the morning and I’m wondering Where are you now and why?
10.
Thick Skin 05:13
Never burn a flower Never burn a tree In your own backyard Here we are in rags again Here we are in bliss There’s no ending the cycle Standing as the floor gives out Fireplace is overflowing Radio is fading out As I cut a line on the highway south Reading from a text message She just says, “it’s fucking weird, it’s life” Looking at you sideways now Drift into the sea There’s no ending the cycle Any more? What’s the thick skin for?
11.
For Dan 02:57
Those December nights I remember Sitting picking through the crackling embers Oh, a luxury Reading updates from my grandpa’s funeral Six months since my friend died And the tears fell for the first time in years Now I’m somewhere in Louisiana Clouds are rolling in over the river Oh, to welcome me Your father changing with the weather And I never saw you two together Oh, a tragedy And I love the sound of going But I hate the thought of knowing You were wondering Why I Could never pick up the phone Why I Could only answer When it worked out for me I love the sound of going I’d like the undertow To pull me out to sea

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Dedicated to Daniel Patrick Kelly

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released April 6, 2018

Songs written and performed by Carson Lund
Additional writing and performing by Erik Lund
Produced and engineered by Erik Lund

Additional Performers
Cello: Joe Fiorillo (1, 6)
Violin: Jesse Hanson (6, 5)
Trombone and Flugel Horn: Carl Engstrom (1, 5)
Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute: Stephen Liang Chun Spencer (1, 2, 7)
Guitar: Eric Bolton (7)

Mixed by Eric Dabdoub
Additional mixing by Erik Lund
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters

Recorded in a 1911 Craftsman home in Hollywood, CA
Additional recording at Clear Lake Studios in Burbank, CA

Album Art by Erik Lund and Carson Lund

Thanks to Michael Basta, David Yorr, Matt Hogan, Carson Weed and Jonny Ackles, Lisa, Peter and Sylvia Lund

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Mines Falls Los Angeles, California

Skirting the sonic expectations of a history of music forged in garages and bedrooms, LA-based duo Mines Falls summons up dense soundscapes that marry art-rock grooves with eerie downtempo. Anchored by Carson Lund’s resonant and melancholic baritone and Erik Lund’s inspired weaving of electronic and analog texture, the band’s music locates pockets of beauty in the anxious flow of the modern world. ... more

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