Jean, Bring the Flowers EP

by Pale Lights

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Recorded and mixed by Gary Olson At Marlborough Farms, Brooklyn, New York.
Mastered by Ron Harrity at Peapod Recordings, Portland, Maine.

Keyboards by Kyle Forester

Pale Lights on these recordings are

Philip Sutton, vocals, rhythm guitar, bongos, percussion
Andy Adler, lead guitar
Lisa Goldstein, drums
Maria Pace, bass guitar
Suzanne Nienaber, vocals

Sleeve art by Silja Haddal Mork
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Cover star: Betty Alden
Image courtesy of The New York Public Library

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released November 27, 2017

Calico Cat Records (CAL007)
All songs by Philip Sutton
©&℗ Philip Sutton

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Who is Jean? Where are they bringing the flowers? All valid questions I’m sure you’d agree. I guess it’s because “I’m so tired of your rotten lies and your brash grandstanding”. Now, ain’t that a feeling shared presently by huge swathes of the world’s population? Maybe they’re talking about somebody else, but it doesn’t really matter, the feelings and the response are completely valid either way. “All we want is some purity”, say Pale Lights. Well folks, “Jean, Bring The Flowers” is pure dead brilliant. It’s an indie-pop classicist’s dream, a sixties-tinged ballad with a delicious melody and an uplifting plea for floral optimism. That’s something we can all get down with. Hats off to Jean. For lovers of The Go-Betweens, Lloyd Cole and Belle & Sebastian, and just for lovers generally. I’ve had a first listen to the new LP also- the band have put a 3-track EP teaser up on Bandcamp this morning and the LP “The Stars Seemed Brighter” is released by Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten on the 15th of December, boy are you in for a treat? (yes).

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Pale Lights are from New York. They are Phil Sutton, Lisa Goldstein, Andy Adler, Suzanne Nienaber. and Maria Pace.

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Track Name: Jean, Bring the Flowers
I’m so tired of your rotten lies
And your brash grandstanding
Say what you think
Your words they stink
All we want is some purity

Jean bring the flowers into the room
We’ll be lifted by those blooms
Bring the sunlight into our darks lives
With your beautiful smile
And your kind words
They’ll give comfort awhile

Help me up
I need to get out
It’s time that I said something
If you can say the words I feel
Then I can surely follow

Jean bring the flowers into the room
We’ll be lifted by those blooms
Bring the sunlight into our darks lives
With your beautiful smile
And your stories
They’ll bring comfort awhile

Oh Jean, bring the flowers
Track Name: Streamlined
You’re a liar
Soon I’ll catch you out
Don’t pretend
I have no doubts
Who you are
Or what you want
You’ll take everything we’ve got

Streamlined
You want the best for no one but you
Deal, or be damned
Someone’s got to stop you
Someone’s got to stop you
This time

Prey on the weak
You do it every time
They have no voice
Or dime
Shouting church
And country too
As if that were your proof

Break the back of one poor man
Try and blame him if you can
You know we’ll get you in the end
Someone’s got to stop you
Someone’s got to stop you
This time
Track Name: The Soft City
In a city life I think you’ll find
You have no love for the work you do
Though you can’t let go
You never change
There’s only death in the afternoon

We are much too close
Everything is fear and death
Come, come hold me close
Come hold me tight
You make it alright

Up at 5 a.m., begin again
I tell you something must give today
Fear, it passes on
From man to man
There is some cause and effect they say

You, you have no heart
You will never let me down
You, you have no soul
I pay your fees
Love me please

Will you ever wonder why?
Won’t you ever make that call?
Don’t you ever get uptight?
Won’t you ever make that call?
Won’t you ever make that call?

We are much too close
Everything is fear and death
Come, come hold me close
Come hold me tight
You make it alright
Never let go
You make it alright

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