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Jen Among my favourite artists that I have been introduced to on Bandcamp. The start of my education. Thank you. Favorite track: Mama Said.
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Julien Definitely one on the best album I ever found thanks to bandcamp. I've no favorite, as all the tracks sound excellent to my ears.
Chris Lawson
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Chris Lawson A great all-round album. Very hard to pick a best track. Give a listen to New Things, Hambone, Bounder, and Mama Said too. Favorite track: Centuries, Centuries.
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Rule Discovered it using the discover function via pop & staff picks. Very nice in an alt-folky- pop way. Love it! Favorite track: Bounder.
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w.robbie.scott A rip-your-heart-out thing of beauty, including track 6, "Cabinet", which I don't even understand. Favorite track: Bounder.
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1.
New Things 03:34
It's enough Just to seed the plow and hear it there while crackling the rough Like his chin on the craggy pond And it's done I'm my mothers only child I always fall on the one Still we're all taught to listen hard You're a map Bridging packages of lonely things I've felt on the lap All the same you're a stranger here You're a kite It's regretful when I loop you up and flake you to flight There's no way I can keep you here And it rings like a bell far from my home Understand, under white wings And he speaks and the swell echoes through the phone And he's naut if not new things
2.
Hambone 04:04
Hambone you don't know how heavy you is And your shoe shod's a right plod from something I'd miss Shine eyed you slip- shod, you jonesing for her You all meat-hocked and high on her lovely idea Don't you think we a pair Don't you think we got cause to beware She just gonna waste your line And I do think it's only a matter of time Whatcha gonna do about it now, son? You all love struck and mopey and you ain't any fun Figure I better leave the porch light on Just in case you get some sense and come on back home Don't you think we a pair Don't you think we got cause to beware And I'm bout to lose face Cause you spouting that love trash all over my place Ha ha! Hambone. Ha ha!
3.
Bounder 05:02
Bounder down train to Lexington And never he come to meet me Here in my high corn field run Up on your toes to see me Up on your toes to see me Somewhere in skins, kept in the cold A piece of my heart is beating Hold on my hands, hold on my thumbs Cause Christ, when it comes It's fleeting Christ, when it comes, it's fleeting Hey hi my love hey hi my one love Hey hi my love hey hi my Hey hi my love hey hi my one love Hey hi my love hey hi love Mama's got prayers laid in pearl And she cries when the door stops listening Come to my side, come to my arms Your angels can't hear what's missing Your angels can't hear what's missing Hey hi my love hey hi my one love Hey hi my love hey hi love
4.
Tiller Run 04:08
Mama, go freely Mama, go empty too Blanked on the ages The colorful dreams of you Gerry gone sideways Waiting for judgement day But sure heart and highways God blessed her with severance pay Here on the birch bank Here on Saint Andrew's mill Mama's brass cornet Would jumpstart the roving till Stone bridge to high town Your fancy's not far from there And the wolves get to high ground We all have our cross to bear Ya ya ya ya ya Ya ya ya ya ya, son Ya ya ya ya ya Ya ya ya ya ya, son Old man in high horn With a beard down between his blades On pulpit of sulphur Robed in his prophet face He needed language He needed oxygen But surely he'll manage Out here on the tiller run So follow me Tuesday Follow me o'er the plains Cause baby, we're somewhere Surely some trace remains Baby, we're somewhere Surely some trace remains
5.
Harvey 05:36
I've been hearing something lovely Sounds like something maybe richer men afford With a buttered trowel you sink it Back into the earth where no one else has heard of it And don't you know Spring comes bounding to your doorstep Leaves a paper trail of lovelies in it's wake No one feels the same as you had Still with pocketfuls of seedlings left to stake on it And don't you know Don't you know Now the pigment's gone to ashes It's a blossomed thing that this year went to seed Bloody angels tie their sashes, Tie their boots and get to work, just like the rest of us And don't you know Like she always would have wanted Harvey left the world to rush and be with her And the underbrush was stunted And the ferns drop spores to nothing, like the end of it And don't you know Don't you know It is hard It is hard It is hard It is hard
6.
Cabinet 01:30
7.
Chamon 05:05
Your herring bones on the stratosphere, I remember The meteors in your vested hands, you wasn't meant for So was it god or was is something Something else that moved So I was six on love divine, on dreams and dancing Some liquid rush in '99 is not withstanding So was it you or was it something else that glittered Yeah maybe star Yeah maybe motion Maybe breathe some, son Yeah maybe star Yeah maybe motion Maybe breathe some But who am I, I am no one No one, but it comes to The beacon lights you left on in the rooms that held you A thousand eyes, a million noses all point strange-ward Chamon Chamon we screaming laughing in the summertime In the summertime In the summer with my baby, Chamon Chamon Chamon Chamon we singing laughing in the summertime In the summertime In the summer with my baby, Chamon You walking backwards on the sun, you on the clock face I was a child and you were the moon and who knows how late You kept me up screaming your songs with hummingbird heart And dim and dark, the speakers blow You think you might want some But through soot and spark, you always show So sink the night, now Through soot and spark you always show And sink the night now And maybe star yeah maybe motion maybe Breathe some
8.
Mama Said 05:33
Dove In the time it took to wrap your hands In the time it took to start your car I have written a eulogy Dove In a perfect world that spins off course With the perfect cosmos at my ears There is nothing frightening Shine on, aces and squares Shine on love that keeps happening, happening Oh oh Happen to me Dove This city is a werewolf at your door This city is a dirge of dreams and dice But I am just imagining Here With a little word to cut the cold With a little rabbit in your heart Who's writing little notes to me I'm still here in the dirt With my red drum D-d-bum-bum for eternity And it's not what your mama said it would be, my son It's not what your mama said Not what your mama said It is not what your mama said it would be, my son It is not what your mama said Not what your mama said
9.
I am an old girl As far as girls go And so manage only To listen hard So so so high you were There was a highway up to you All jet thrust and blushes And topiary trees Jet thrust and blushes, love And topiary trees No joke, no joke, Bub. I have collected things surrounding you A hyssop, a salt-bud A sleeting last year Alighting fantastic, A bevy of terns fly to you Wrapped in a string bound box Come home and find us Come home and find us Come home and find us Come home and find us
10.
Bees are a stewing outside, here on the flat bank of highland And please, I cannot abide I am so tired of trying The bottle's half empty and no one came round Can you hear me, I'm pounding my organ and singing my heart out I'm singing my heart out Mother and Maddie and me Girls on e heart-line to Denver With these shore-boarding bells on the trees Sure that I can feel you forever But I cannot believe you you're covered and closed It took ten years to get here now all I can think of is home I wanna go home now. I am wed to this highway down old '61 I am coming, Saint Peter, so tune up your horn Play it low Come angels, come high here and roll out the stone In the streets In the bedsides Wherever I roam It took centuries and centuries All I can think of is home I wanna go home now Sing high my love Sing high my love Sing high my love Sing high my love
11.
Siren 03:21
Inside my weight there is a rhyme That coos his whispered name It cleans and claims my lines Beside the wreck, atop her pride Inside some darkened ward She's fixed, fast, forward, siren She's singing Wait for me Come on and bring me home She needs a stiff hard hand She needs a better man Some come and find her

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released December 20, 2011

All music and lyrics by Heather Christian
Arranged by Heather Christian and The Arbornauts
Produced by Brian Bender
Engineered and mixed by Brian Bender at The Motherbrain

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Heather Christian & The Arbornauts Beacon, New York

An Arbornaut is a three way cross between a flying squirrel, an astronaut, and an angel. I know one as soon as I spot one. They are naturally occuring in nature. I had a dream about them once and started a band. We are a choir and we are an orchestra. We are disgruntled classical musicians & believers in musical traditions of feeling lots of things. This is the noise from the inside of a root. ... more

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