Charge Group

by Charge Group

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‘Charge Group’ - the long-awaited second album from Sydney’s cinematic art-rock antiheroes. The band have spawned a sonic feast of epic proportions that the 2008 acclaimed debut ‘Escaping Mankind’ hinted at, and have proven it’s entirely possible to evoke the chaotic splendour of early Velvets, the kinetic power of Battles and the heady symphonic majesty of Sigur Rós all at once. "Charge Group’s triumph is their ability to marry moments of unbridled beauty with complete sonic chaos at a level scarcely matched." - Time Off

RIYL: Deerhunter, The Dirty Three, The Velvet Underground, Fugazi

Watch video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHxykGNwID4

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released March 20, 2012

Recorded & produced by Black Blackman in a church (Newcastle, AUS). Mixing & additional recording by Wayne Connolly at Alberts (Sydney, AUS). Additional 'Dominoes' recording with Bobby Lurie at Mavericks (New York, USA). Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (New York, USA).

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Track Name: The Gold is Gone
The gold is gone, darlin / Reason is losing her throne, and this I know / The gold is gone, darlin / The prophet has never been wrong, and this I know / I must believe in someone / We raised the chalice gracefully / And gave ourselves unto the street / That weaves its way beneath the feet of the new king / I must believe in something / I nursed you back from skin and bone / And made this deathly orchid grow / Now we're witnessing the fall of Rome from the living room / You wouldn't believe the view / You said this wall's gonna hold and the human race is OK / It was the beast of the sea that confessed to me / Yeah, you said this wall's gonna hold and the human race is OK / We took a stitch from the royal tapestry / Keep clipping your wings you won't fly away / Keep on clipping your wings until the gold is gone
Track Name: Broken Sunlight
This game ain't playing out the way it used to be / I'll be the banker, you can sweep the floor / No prize for guessing we have reached capacity / In this rowboat ride through our tidy town / Hope that we survive / Broken sunlight / Nothing looks right with broken sunlight / Broken sunlight, eternal twilight / This grain ain't growing quite the way it used to be / You be the baker, I will own the store / You know I'm looking out for your security / When the air raid strikes on this tidy town / When we all start running don't forget to be polite / Broken sunlight / Nothing looks right with broken sunlight / Broken sunlight, eternal twilight / We'll be dancing all night, dancing till the police arrive / Ah, where's my community? / Broken sunlight, broken sunlight / Nothing looks right
Track Name: Volcano
Now I understand, with this show of hands, there are no lifeboats below to save you / Pass the hat around, faces facing down / We can't raise you or raise a sweet penny now / Now I've drawn the blinds on these turbulent times / We'll rest easy on our pillows of apathy / But I'll stand by the burning mountainside with an open mind and a bow tie / Miles and miles from land, now I understand the ghosts capsized your boat, made you a sunken man / This was not the plan, but now I understand the seams had split before the dream even began / But I'll stand by the burning mountainside with an open mind and a soaking bucket of pride
Track Name: Resistencia
Long must we wait, taking neither side / Lying awake
Track Name: Run
Castro, Gandhi, Plato, 19 / Headstone, meltdown, we know, heave-ho / I ran the opposite way / Run
Track Name: Dominoes
Soon you will see that underneath the scattered lights, the satellites and dreams / The world ain't what it seems / It's only rows of dominoes / This one century that man and beast mythologised with butterflies and pain / It got left in the rain / How could a million stars just rust away? Stand when you're strong enough, then summon the albatross over the snow / And be not afraid of the great city gate that defeats and releases your soul / But hey, you must believe / That underneath the undertow we never understood / Most people are good / And you know they would show if they could / Not line up in a row like dominoes / We arrive and then we go
Track Name: I Saw the Leaves Falling Back to Their Branches
Hunting for a safe trail, sleeping where we stand / Somehow we have gone and starved ourselves of sentinels again / But who says where the dream ends and day starts? We've nothing in common but this broken compass / I'll sleep where I stand / I saw the leaves falling back to their branches / All of the leaves falling back to their branches / Under the house, end of the street / The roots they run deep where the secrets stay / Under the house, end of the street / The roots they run deep where we once played / Hey, where we once played / And the leaves float away / They float away, hey
Track Name: Hearth of Your Home
Outrun the coming evening and piggyback the sun, before it's swallowed / Drag it gently, or kicking or screaming, into the hearth of your home