Séance! Séance!

by The Hempsteadys

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released August 1, 2018

The Hempsteadys are:
Andy Carey - Guitar, Vox
Jordan Harrelson - Guitar, Vox
Jon Logan - Guitar, Vox
Shaun Burgandy - Bass
Matt Covey - Drums, Backing Vox
Ricky Resnisky III - Keyboards
Jim Lockett - Trombone
Scott Crawford - Trumpet
Cody Freedom - Sax
N.M.E. The Illest - Hype Man, Vox
Bryan Briggs - Percussion

With appearences by:
Vinny Noble - Trombone solo on track 3
Bradford Krieger - Piano / Theremin

All Songs Written by THE HEMPSTEADYS
Recorded at BIG Nice Studio in Lincoln, RI
Engineered by: Bradford Krieger & Chaimes Parker
Mixed & Produced by: The Hempsteadys & Bradford Krieger
Mastered by: Kyle Black - West Hollywood, CA

Cover Illustration and Layout by Dismay Design

Matt Covey endorses:
Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Precision Drum Co., K-Brakes Drum Anchors (all of which were used on the recording of this album)

Andy Carey rocks out on Guild Guitars.

The Hempsteadys use Low Brow Printshop.


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Track Name: Still Life With Woodpecker
We can die by the minarets
sealed in a pyramid in a pack of Camel cigarettes
like the novel you read it in
I'm filled with good lines that make all the girls cry

So if we die by the minarets
sealed in a pyramid in a pack of Camel cigarettes
on the day that you're wedding him
I would have bet my life we wouldn't have made it alive

when you stood with no crutch
now just like a crutch you can lean on us
like all those times that Seattle came close
but then it sank like on the backs of a ghost

You were giving up
cursed the outlaw heart
we were sealed in a pyramid
break the walls apart
princess Leigh-Cheri
you know it's free
there's no string attached
you can't take it back
you can't set it off without a match

How do you make love stay?
and where does it go when it goes away?
Can it ever come back?
Can it ever set foot in this town after that?
It don't adhere to no rules
there may be lies and oaths and bonds and truths
but all those thoughts you had of making it stay
is like a wager with a lie for some proof
Track Name: Compass
State your name
the time and facts and dates
if you had a compass
it'd lead you to this place

If every day
would start and end the same
then in-between
I hope that it would change

Well the story stays the same except the names, they change
and everyone always says they'll move away, they stay
It's the same old place we're all trying to escape, but with you.. I thought it'd be ok
Track Name: Rudy Comes From the Street
Rudy says it's getting too hot
You know the pressure can drop
Track Name: Dangerous
I'm dangerous
that's the only thing I trust
I'm dangerous

one thing I know
I'll never touch gold
no diamonds or pearls
no hearts of good girls
everything I touch
crumbles to dust
don't you want more than love
cause darlin', darlin', all I've got is us
Track Name: The Well
You had the spokes of your bike flanked with baseball cards
running from the street lights to your momma's yard
stay to the end, die as friends
"Die Young! Die Young!" we sung

'til the well run dry
stay until the well runs dry

I always thought it would end by now
we're on borrowed time and don't want out
there'd be theft of our youth, planned escape routes
I'll take the north - and I'll take the south
we can meet on a death bed rendezvous
it's a blood pack oath we never knew
we just grabbed fate, we just couldn't lose
I'm going down with the ship - and we are too!
Track Name: Box Fan
So I sat on the mezzanine
and watched the bars empty
and laugh at boys try to take girls home
the bar the drinks what you said to me
it all feels empty
except when sing at the top of my throat
it's not the same world
as I'm sitting here alone
and lately it's one in the same
cause I know there'll never be a night again
where I'm going to take you home

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