Parades

by The Electric West

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released November 5, 2016

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The Electric West Los Angeles, California

2013, The Electric West formed in Echo Park with the goal of pummeling dance beats, punctuated melodies and sympathetic crooning. The trio of Byron Pagdilao, Lee Lewallen, and Billy The Kid alternates currents of contemporary political angst and a cold, metallic stare at our nation’s past. Intensely charged, The Electric West channels gripping themes to create a vibrant post punk sound. ... more

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Track Name: Powerlines
When we've crashed and burned, we'll owe it all to the racists and the stubborn and the ignorant. Or the gun enthusiasts and other idiots. Now there's nowhere left for us to go. Now there's nothing left so we'll make the most of it, like ghosts on stereos. We never realized that we don't need power lines. If you go, we'll go. We're independent though. From your grid, from your computer, from your source code. If you need us you can find us turn on safe mode. Now there's nowhere left for us to go. Now there's nothing left so we'll make the most of it like ghosts on stereos. We never realized that we don't need power lines. Let's go below the fold. We're dead, but you're safe below the fold. You're safe below the power lines.
Track Name: Eerie
First of all they'll dispose of you when you're getting too close to the truth, and I new how they'd spin that on the news. There's so much profit in a civil feud. They've got to keep us divided and I knew that it was different from the truth. Stop waiting for coups. Stop letting others lead you. Nobody cares who we are and I had never heard of you. Watching those haunting scenes, I can't see quite so clearly. It's too eerie. Watching you haunt police, I get that deep dark feeling. It's not eerie enough for me. This is what you've been waiting for...
Track Name: Death Birds
Open up our minds to a brand new light. There's something watching us there, admiring fear. Oh the fog and gloom will settle in. We'll seek refuge there, in desert skin, and do it again. They'll catch me, catch me howling out at the moon. Oh. secrets carry through. Ask me anything, I will respond. Oh Lorelei, you'll be singing "Whoo!" So cross the T's, dot the I's, try to sympathize with the world we know, but do we know death birds and nightmares? I was digging through bones. I stumbled on my own. They'll catch me, catch me howling out at the moon. Oh. Secrets carry though. Talk backwards. We'll rendesvous.
Track Name: Devil Horse
You and me. We were dancing free. Could not control our feet. We left the city when no one was watching. We left the city and sure enough, they were glued to their modern things. This desert is our holy land. Who says that holy is free? If they take your horse then they take your cavalry. No one was watching. They take your horse and you're lucky that they came along and stole that devil and they took him right back to hell. Who are you to call this destiny? Don't call it destiny. You stole that devil horse. You took him right back to hell. Who are you to call this destiny? Don't call it destiny.
Track Name: Afraid
Let the documents fly free, there's a history. Now you're waving in parades and you're probably afraid. There's jealousy in tragedy. Connect yourself. I'd rather sit and wait for the next one. Not the last one, still burrowing dreams. And all the solidarity couldn't fix a thing, afraid.

Afraid? Of what? Afraid? Give up. How long does it take to sleep at night when you're already dead inside? You're fucking up our nation pushing your own reputation, so how long does it take to sleep at night when you're already dead inside?