Gather Wish EP

by High Waters

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1.
Life in 2D 01:28
[instrumental]
2.
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
3.
Scribbles 02:54
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
4.
Transference 03:32
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
5.
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
6.
Decrepit 04:40
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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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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