Pilot

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released May 15, 2015

Produced by Remko Schouten and Matt Davis.

Recorded and mixed by Remko Schouten.
Assisted by Berend van Gaart, Vincent Helbers and Filip Degernäs.

Recorded at E-Sound and Ijland studios in Amsterdam, November 2014 with additional recording by Matt at Rue Ambroise Thomas, Paris.

Mixed at Ijland Studio through December 2014 and January 2015.

Mastered by Roger Seibel, SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2015.

Artwork and layout by Amy Burrows.

Photography by Jayne Tuttle and Taylor Holland.

Matt sang and played guitar, piano and keyboards.
Vincent Boyer played bass.
Ben McConnell played drums.

Strings arranged by Matt and played by the Paris Art Strings Trio.

Spiral Stairs played guitar on Shadows Throw Bodies and appears courtesy of Matador Records.

Toby Martin sang backing vocals on Out of Love and appears courtesy of Ivy League Records.

Kristen Cordle sang backing vocals on Nothing Else To Do.

All songs written by Matthew Davis © 2015.

Thank you Remko, Jayne Tuttle, Frankie Jean Davis, Virginie Lauret, Céline Rigoni, Spiral, Toby Martin, Kristen Cordle, Iris, Berend, Roger Seibel, Dave Cooley, Amy Burrows, Taylor Holland, Elli Shoemaker, The Paris Art Strings Trio, Tim Whitten, Arnaud Betrom, Romain Lavielle, Leigh Whannell, Corbett Tuck, Halit, Danny Rogers, Vincent Helbers, Filip Degernäs, our families and friends, and especially everyone that supported our crowdfunding campaign on Ulule, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you!

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Track Name: Out of Love
Out of Love

Shall we torch another town tonight
Light it up, watch it burn right to the ground
You play broken and never even catch the eye
And yet protest your luckless life tonight

Out of love
But did you ever even know it?
It’s not like you could ever really show it to them
Were you just biding your time
When we were living on the nickel and dime?
And we were living on the edge of this town
And we were looking for a way to get down
But we were dead before we hit the dead ground
And we would never find a way

Street scene kids they’re just looking for a ride
And the edges of dreams they’ll never find
Late night bus rides a chance to maybe start again
And yet you’re set to burn it down tonight

Out of love
But did you ever even know it?
It’s not like you could ever really show it to them
Were you just biding your time?
When we were living on the nickel and dime
And we were living on the edge of this town
And we were looking for a way to get down
But we were dead before we hit the dead ground
And we would never find a way
Track Name: Shadows Throw Bodies
Shadows Throw Bodies

We were accidental friends
Swaying at the same dance
You taught me how to play guitar
By Musket and Sextant and Sonic Youth
All your Sonic Youth

Later we’d be fast friends
Broken limbs under sea
Detune your life again
Learn to take it down
And we’d take it down
We’d take it down

I got the news late last night
You had taken a rope and tied
To a fan on the ceiling
You stood on a chair and you let it go
You let it go
You let it go

Now that shadows throw bodies
Everything is upside down
You hear the sirens in the dark night
Know they’re coming for us but
We’ll take them down
We’ll take them down
Track Name: Nothing Else To Do
Nothing Else to Do

Streaming down your avenue
Your old man is chasing you
With a crowbar and a plastic gun
Will we ever be anyone

Just one more song on Rage tonight
In the morning we’ll make it right
Steal a car, jump the train
And never be anyone else again

And when we go we’ll go for good
And not for evil though we should
Make that joke every single time
And when we play let’s play for keeps
And we will think that we are deep
‘Cause we can write a word or two
There’s nothing else to do.

Low rise dreams they are the worst
So close you can feel them burst
And splatter on the kitchen floor
Like the ones that came before

Tough guys down behind the shed
Teaching girls to give them head
We sneak down for a better view
Cause we got nothing else to do

And when we go we’ll go for good
And not for evil though we should
Make that joke every single time
And when we play let’s play for keeps
And we will think that we are deep
‘Cause we can write a word or two
There’s nothing else to do.
Track Name: Sixteen
Sixteen

Sixteen, it’s summertime back home
Sneaking out of windows, don’t let em know
We would meet on slippery slides
And we’d dance in the moonlight reverie
And I always wanna be that guy

Seventeen, the streets are empty they’re dead
The town was ours for the taking if we only cared
We would stop behind maple trees
And drink in the sap of everything
And I always wanna be that guy

And laying underneath the Milky Way
You turn to me and calmly say
The atoms of stars, and you are in my heart

Eighteen, the city’s dark, it’s cold
The double lines on the highway shining gold
I’m on my way to see you
And I don’t yet know the truth of anything
And I always wanna be that guy
Track Name: Bruises
Bruises

I do like dancing all night long at your house
When the lights are down I can feel the beat
You call a candle by another name
You call a candle by another name
And I know that this is going to end

LA’s lit up like a Christmas tree
From where we are we can see the ocean
And I wonder if we’re going to be
Good as we were in our twenties
In our twenties
In our twenties

So we take a swim though it’s seven degrees
If there were clothes I don’t remember them
Now you’re calling love by another name
And I know that this is going to end
And you think we go ‘round again
But I know this is going to end
And you think we go ‘round again

We go out drinking though it’s quarter to three
If there were drugs I don’t remember them
And I guess that this just has to be
The middle part of our winter

LA’s lit up like a Christmas tree
From where we are we can see the boulevard
And I guess that we can hardly be
Good as we were in our twenties
In our twenties
In our twenties

So we take a walk through the darkened hills
Thinking ‘bout coyotes and the dogs they kill
Now I’m not some guy you met at the beach
But I know that you are out of reach
And you think we go ‘round again
But I know this is going to end
And you think we go ‘round again
But I know this is going to end