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1.
Enough 03:21
You’ve heard enough of this now to make up your own mind and piece together. You chewed the horns of this off and left them as an offering in the culvert Blithely you pick out your words and won’t change them, no matter what the fashion. Clothed in your nouns and your verbs, their best attempts to lead you to distraction. So come on, don’t hide it, come on, Don’t tell me you ought to know by now Lost in your jaws, your sense chewed out Don’t tell me you ought to know by now The worst of it all is cycled round
2.
Lawless 04:30 video
Over out in the mud you made a promise Over out in the mud you made a wish Back where we walked you said that it was clearing To quiet my mind and hold us both to this Suffer the storms, the rains, the climb our hills bring But caught where we are you shed your guilty tears Summers indoors we rid our viral longings But what does it mean when words are less than clear? Save us the time and effort left Don't pour on the charm, pay us back Hopeful deceit is all it is You say again "is all it is" Gone with all the wise to where We chase it blind and senseless there Sanguine as the kids we are We never give it up Suffer the fool and genius the same: Staple their lips before their claims Hot on their heels we're wretched little boys We chase the sense around We'll learn in time
3.
Told me I wanted this, but got in the way of it Woke up an awful feud, put back to sleep for you Stretch and reshape it, now, all just to disavow Send me a miracle, save me the hectoring Dig me a reservoir, fill it with hopes that scarred Drain out the worst of them, we’d do it all again I was a refuge there, dragged through the sordid air I was a refuge there, but I could not wake up
4.
Wouldn't 04:34
Are we always looking out for something new? Better to move on before the stillness catches you. In the start we just start out for show, only given time can we appreciate what for It was time for it to go It was time, but it wouldn’t With resistance I show out what is not in, asking eyes demand that I should share the same as them. Do honesty and numbness hold no reason for this crowd? Well does that mean to say we shouldn’t show them? It was time for it to go It was time, but it wouldn’t Save it for a time when we can speak without restraint, balled up there you hold it just so tight that it’s not safe. Sliding into fantasy to still a floor that shakes, we all know we would rather it was any other way It was on the mind of all that minded we were there, the absence of a meaning didn’t mean we couldn’t care When honesty and numbness hold no reason for this crowd, you called it right to say that we should show them It was time for it to go It was time, but it wouldn’t…
5.
Unfazed 04:10 video
How did we walk away? Consumed in fires of all sorts The scratch that marked and stayed, a manifested onslaught Don’t wake up when it rains Silence should stay Inside some awkward curse the strain will fray our taut rope And silent where we’re cowed, they snatched away our last words Don’t wake up when it rains Don’t trail the sway You won’t get back to sleep You say you’re not fazed Until the fire ran out we’d stay and fight in open And switching sight for sound, the water closes over Don’t wake up when it rains, silence should stay Sleep through it all as though there’ll be no pain
6.
Onwards 03:55
Stored hate is sealing this groundswell of groundswells Go on, side with them, then choose who ‘them’ might be Try now to fall off. You stand strong, you don’t roll over So go on, go onwards Sign these misdeeds. These bad puns, they go nowhere So go on, go onwards
7.
Altona 04:03
Why the sighs and dogtrack curses? Seal me in, I’ll chase you around Over-reached my indistinction, take a breath and start again Curled around as I was sleeping Didn’t stir, would never know All in lies and in suspicion All in light and all in white Fail us now, write today off and wait Fail us now, I won’t stay Softened up by no advances, the tone you’d use would set me off Sidled off between the watches, so far gone Stealed himself for not returning, reels as though he’s showing off You call me a liar for the first time in a long time Also known as, also known as… Also known as Altona Reseal yourself in a warmer place When the light settles in on the light you stay To hold onto a familiar place: To have and not have My heat is on, my lights are off In the storm you can stay, you can sleep in the shop And for all that you know, you’re not making this up But you cannot know
8.
a Reprieve 02:11
9.
Bundled 06:03
In summers we learned it the hard way Sold out all our friends for this one taste Struck gold and retired them in bad faith Shy minds stayed inside, but did not stay so dear Considerate hat on a shoulder Cut ties and float back to your home turf Sleeves rolled up, folds opened in kindness and kinder Here lies all the misspent youth, its grave a body Old truly yours, you got it wrong So take heed of this, you say, the path is laid, so why not linger? You’re growing old We’re all growing older It’s only threads in the seams where you’re golden No eyes leading from her gaze, seeing off her gaze outwards. On and on. Your slide is not my way, seething all you say: Don’t be kind in spite of spite Tell me how the sky recoils You stand over You stand up
10.
Go On 03:04 video
You’ve heard enough of this now to make up your own mind and piece together. You chewed the horns of this off and left them as an offering in the culvert Blithely you pick out your words and won’t change them, no matter what the fashion. Clothed in your nouns and your verbs, their best attempts to lead you to distraction. So come on, don’t hide it, come on, Don’t tell me you ought to know by now Lost in your jaws, your sense chewed out Don’t tell me you ought to know by now The worst of it all is cycled round

about

While the eponymous debut album was concerned with ends, Go On focuses on starting again; putting your head down and pushing forward. The songs alternately shimmer and float, while reserving the right to occasionally punch you in the gut for good measure.

Produced by Crabtree, Go On was set in motion in London, Ontario in 2013 with engineer Dean Nelson (Beck, Thurston Moore, Bat for Lashes). Fleshed out in Nova Scotia, tracks were bounced around Montreal, New York, and even rural Lancashire, before the album was mixed by Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Rich Aucoin).

The finger-picked guitars and orchestral flourishes remain in place from the self-titled debut. So too, the dynamic playfulness, knotty time changes and floating falsetto. New sonic spaces are explored in the chopped-and-rebuilt basses and vocal samples of When You Still through the so-loose-it-might-fall-apart piano and drums of Unfazed to the clarinets and marimba of the eponymous closer. The ground is constantly shifting, but the consistency and singularity of the songwriting and voice keep the listener firmly rooted.

Crabtree’s reputation as an orchestrator has been growing following symphony and chamber orchestra concerts across Canada and his arrangements give a unique stamp to Go On. Long-time collaborators Gregory Burton, Michael Feuerstack and Pietro Amato (the Luyas and Bell Orchestre), as well as Clogs member and the National, Kronos Quartet collaborator Thomas Kozumplik have left their indelible mark on the music. The arrangements move from minimalist to bombastic but are always exclusively tools put to the service of making a deep connection with the listener.

credits

released August 14, 2015

Recorded by:

Charles Austin at Echo Chamber, Halifax NS (1-10)
Simon Larochette and Dean Nelson at Sugar Shack Studios, London ON (2, 6)
Diego Medina at The Old Confidence Lodge, Riverport NS (2-8)
Pietro Amato in Montreal QC (2, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Michael Feuerstack at Salad Feelings, Montreal QC (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Tim Crabtree at Heritage Bingo, Halifax NS (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10), at Mum and Dad's in Read, Lancashire UK (1, 7, 9, 10)
Joshua Van Tassel at Dream Date Studios, Toronto ON (1)
Thomas Kozumplik at Music Starts from Silence Studios, Brooklyn NY (10)

Mixed by Graeme Campbell and Tim Crabtree in Halifax NS

Produced by Tim Crabtree

Mastered by J. Lapointe at Archive Mastering, Mineville NS

Artwork and layout by Sydney Smith
Band photo by Anneke Hymmen

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Musical monstrosity deposited in Montreal, Quebec after the first years in Burnley, England.

Tim Crabtree’s haunting voice burns at the centre of the Paper Beat Scissors sound with an honesty and rawness that skirts discomfort.
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