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Part Time Punks // Narrowed

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rikm A treasure trove of riches for fans of Bootblacks! Unreleased songs! A cover version that should have been part of the Breakfast Club soundtrack! Reworked live in the studio material! A veritable cornucopia of delights!

With the opportunity to revisit older work in a new live environment, and the chance to have fun with some other material (along with a reissue of their out of print first EP), this is a really great release for new and old Bootblacks fans alike...
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noirbox This album sounds like the soundtrack to a long lost John Hughes movie with a modern edge and gothic flair. I love it!
dramaofexile
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dramaofexile Finally,a release of NARROWED on cd format. The only thing missing, of course is the original version of CAPTIVES from 2012. :) Favorite track: Touch (Part One).
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Luke another testament to why The Bootblacks are amongst the best out there! Favorite track: Voices (Part Time Punks Sessions).
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1.
Captives 03:13
Out there in the wilderness Where did you go? In the arms of thieves playing make believe In the hills and trees in which you sleep Beneath a hungry moon you devour dreams It’s a long back to simple life Darling won’t you learn Share the sky above Not the earth below Bitter winds begin to blow Are you coming home? It’s a long back to simple life Darling won’t you learn
2.
All my dreams Simple as can be Just to see us Walking side by side It won't be easy But even I can see If we're to survive We'll have to compromise our pride I really need your touch I never hurt so much I really miss your touch Give your affection to me I really need your touch I never hurt so much I really miss your touch Give your affection to me Spend my life without your touch, I cannot satisfy I can tell By the look in your eyes That I'm wasting your time Don't turn your back on me Turn your back on me What can I say What can I do To keep from losing you I really need your touch I never hurt so much I really miss your touch Give your affection to me I really need your touch I never hurt so much I really miss your touch Give your affection to me I really need your touch I never hurt so much I really miss your touch Give your affection to me I really need your touch I never hurt so much I really miss your touch Give your affection to me
3.
I forget the way you used to be I made you this way, I know, I know And you're never coming back Lost from us and from today I had to change you, just to make you stay In time I keep you, perfect and alive We were honest in softer shades of play Moments lie they are limitless Remembered as restlessness and innocence Let go, let go, is what you tried to speak Counting tender touches, I tried, I tried, I can hear younger voices Than the ones, washed away in sleep.
4.
Counted Only Parts I Lost You Today Saw It In Your Eyes You Falling, Inside I Know I Can’t Put You Back Together Again Thought There Was More Light In Your Days Before You Push Me Away Before You Push Me Away All I Can Say All I Can Say Hold Me For Now Hold Me For Now Remember Me All The Glory Of Life All That’s Left To Be Done Don’t Be Afraid Before You Push Me Away Before You Push Me Away All I Can Say All I Can Say Hold Me For Now Hold Me For Now
5.
They said you were gone I was coming for your girl They said you left Was knocking on your door They said you flew away, for I could say So long, so long No sudden moves No sudden moves I don’t believe in God No sudden moves No sudden moves I saved that love for you Was I late to meet to you? Did I wait too long? To make a map of lives so short So long, so long No sudden moves No sudden moves I don’t believe in God No sudden moves No sudden moves I saved that love for you
6.
I can’t escape, don’t leave me Still lIfe, receding The rumors are in reach The skies are stained in bleach Unquiet in the streets A desert, concealed in concrete The walls, the walls, the walls Are suffocating beneath the paint, beneath the paint The sound , the sound, the sounds Is contemplating against constraint, against constraint I must confess, I must confess Hush, hush, you silly mess I think it’s getting close to the end Just yourself to spend Sitting waiting, no one’s calling, counting maybes, maybe The walls, the walls, the walls Are suffocating beneath the paint, beneath the paint The sound , the sound, the sounds Is contemplating against constraint, against constraint
7.
I take you everywhere, buried in blue What, what a wreck Places that we’ve been, have crumbled to the ocean I dream of waves like buildings that take us down I tell you everything and wish you luck Don’t regret know Things that we’ve seen, are the imagined between you and me I’m reading water so why don’t you, what don’t you come right in? This is not the dream This is not the dream Oh This is not the dream This is not the dream This is not the dream This is not the dream I hate to tell you so I see you from below wrapped in light I wait so patiently Hanging up above, I reach for as I’m dragged out to sea Oh I wish you were with me This is not the dream This is not the dream Oh this is not the dream This is not the dream This is not the dream This is not the dream I hate to tell you so
8.
Voices 03:38
I forget the way you used to be I made you this way, I know, I know And you're never coming back Lost from us and from today I had to change you, just to make you stay In time I keep you, perfect and alive We were honest in softer shades of play Moments lie they are limitless Remembered as restlessness and innocence Let go, let go, is what you tried to speak Counting tender touches, I tried, I tried, I can hear younger voices Than the ones, washed away in sleep.
9.
Instincts 03:13
I give to you You give to me What gets in the way From what may be You know I think And I think you know What instincts do They get in the way What would you like? What would you like to say? What should I like? What should I shouldn’t I say These simple things Yeah,they make us close They steal the truth From what we need What would you like? What would you like to say? What should I like? What should I shouldn’t I say
10.
Believe when I say I already knew The crowds were peeling away Bright lights for you Sorry to say I can’t hide this doubts Don’t want to make you grey I won’t come out Wonder what to say I can feel the heat through the window pain And talk about the weather again I thank you much Run for me (X8)
11.
Birds 05:01
I dwell in possablity With malice and civilized hands Sweet regret, ivory eyes regret A horizons last breath Children hide away on distant shores Wander gather paradise These myth are meant to touch These myths are meant to touch So pull the curtains tight Sirens they burn in front of me Lost cities they play hide and seek Remembered in suspended scenes Wasteful kings are meant to sleep Wasteful kings are meant to sleep So wipe the ashes from your eyes Sirens they burn in front of me

about

Exactly one year after the release of their last LP, Fragments, Bootblacks find themselves reflecting a little bit. Their record label, Manic Depression wanted to reissue their first EP Narrowed (which only previously saw a cassette pressing) on CD, along with their recently recorded Part Time Punks session. But to make the outing a little more special, the band decided to add a couple of new tracks to the compilation. First, Captives, an unreleased song that was completely rewritten and recorded specifically for this release, along with a cover of the song Touch (Part One) by Secession.

Frontman Panther Macdonald says, “This is an interesting record for us because it contains a lot of firsts. It's the first time we've covered a song for a record. It's also the first time we've gone back and taken an older song and reworked it to our current musical sensibilities. It was a fun project to try to make someone else's song our own while also trying to make our own song sound more like us now. The Part Time Punks Sessions were also another first. Recording a live set for release is something out of the ordinary for us. The live style of recording was a great time and imparted a totally different energy to the songs. There's something fantastic about the minimalism of the live session recordings because of the bareness and finality of them.

We also worked with a ton of really talented people in these tracks. Xavier Paradis, Josiah Mazzaschi, Hillary Johnson, Brian Scott Herman. Recording is collaboration & we were lucky to have done so with such awesome people."

credits

released October 6, 2018

CAPTIVES, TOUCH (Part 1)
Recording & Pre-Production by Hillary Johnson
Produced, Mixed by Xavier Paradis

Touch (Part 1) by Secession
Originally released 1984

PART TIME PUNKS SESSIONS
Produced by Bootblacks & Josiah Mazzaschi
Mixed by Josiah Mazzaschi
The Cave Studio, Los Angeles, CA

HOLD & DISSOLVE, SUDDEN MOVES
Originally from the album “FRAGMENTS” RELEASED 2017
bootblacks.bandcamp.com/album/fragments

SUB ROSA, SOUTHPOLE
Originally from the album “VEINS” RELEASED 2016
bootblacks.bandcamp.com/album/veins

NARROWED
Originally released 2015
Produced, Mixed by Brian Scott Herman

Mastered by James Cruz
Zeitgeist Sound Studios, Queens, NY
Art derived from Eckhard Kremers “Morija II“ 1991

Layout by Barrett Hiatt
THANK YOU Michael Stock

Manic Depression Records 2018 MD109
Icy Cold Records 2018 ICR003
All Songs Bootblacks 2018

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