Gather Wish EP

by High Waters

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Enriched by the subtle inclusion of folk-rock sensibilities, Gather Wish merges the zeal of indie rock with the effervescence of electronic textures. High Waters’ stark contrast between driving energy and hypnotic travelogue defines the dynamics of their music. Harmonious vocal arrangements and sombre melodies reflect their attraction to eerie encounters, the unlikely, and the unknown.

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released June 28, 2012

On this recording, High Waters are:
Derek Connely
Troy Huizinga
Matthew Normand
Martin Villeneuve
Kyle Woods

All songs written by High Waters
"Life in 2D" arranged by Reza Kazemi
Sample in "Transference" courtesy of Brian "tehn" Crabtree
Intro bass melody in "Decrepit" composed by Jean-Pierre Simard

Produced by Reza Kazemi, Dave Ledoux, and High Waters
Engineered and Mixed by Reza Kazemi and Dave Ledoux

Mastered by James Law

Artwork by High Waters

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High Waters Ottawa, Ontario

High Waters are a Canadian indie quartet established in 2009. They create a unique brand of panoramic rock. Using lush vocals, expressive guitars and synths, playful bass, and a driving percussive force, their intricate arrangements reach a swelling climax, creating a surge of rock, soul, and electronica that commands attention. ... more

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Track Name: Life in 2D
[instrumental]
Track Name: The Astrologist
first he spoke of the stars
he spoke of the sky and the stars
then he spoke of the cats
he spoke of the three cats
of what is
of what is not

see all of the dust, he said
see all of the gold, he said
all the rubble in their crooked jaws
hear the fuss, hear the fuss
hear the noise

with body failing, he caught fire
with arms flailing, he caught fire
then he spoke of a friend
he spoke of his friend the ghost
and like the ghost
he was gone

burning like a flag
burning like the stars

see all of the dust, he said
see all of the gold, he said
Track Name: Scribbles
bone stew on high flame
who is to blame
when i've run out of proud faces

lions to be tamed
it's not the same
when roars take over still voices

blast off at full speed
there is no need
to wait evermore on venus

cause it has teeth
and i'm a fly

i'll write a memo
to make sure that
i remember where i forgot my sympathy

i'll write a memo
just to remind me
i should keep laughing and march indefinitely

it had sharp teeth
and i was a poor fly

i'll write a memo
then burn the memoir
all i have are a few simple words anyway

i'll write on paper
nothing but scribbles
Track Name: Transference
i'm not receiving input
adjust the frequency
adjust the frequency
fix the static, fix the static, fix the static

cracking sounds from the top
coming from above
coming from above
in my eyelids, in my eyelids, in my eyelids

i fall off the cruise ship
into the ocean
into the ocean
drink the water, drink the water, drink the water

all of it
so tip the fishbowl, tip it all over
all of it
Track Name: Haunted House
the silent rooms
with their open tombs
could shelter me at night

the hall that brings
all lurking things
could keep me company

oh, i'm shaping up
i'm shaping this place up
oh, i'm shaping up
i'm shaping this place up

the clock that ticked
but talks no more
could hang above the door

the grounds outside
where one dares not stride
could use a picket fence

tell me how to tame time
tell me how to claim what's mine
to climb the walls that tower there
tell me how to tame time
to climb the walls that tower there

the starless sky
and the woods that died
are things i call my own

the riverbed's
water running red
is where i bathe my hair

oh, i'm shaping up
i'm shaping this place up
oh, i'm shaping up
i'm shaping myself up
Track Name: Decrepit
once i was
a silver bucket
sturdy and stout
never seeping
full of water
now i am
the rusty scraps
mangled and crushed
shedding every ounce
you pour in me

i feel empty
i feel empty

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