Lavarocks

by The Alpha Centauri

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This album is an epic pop masterpiece. It has a special place in listener's playlists right between Bjork's Vespertine and Sigur Ros' (). Lavarocks is incredibly fun to listen to for all of its production flair, but is also emotionally magnetic enough that you may not notice. Recorded at Lance Conrad's own studio, www.HumansWin.com, this debut of The Alpha Centauri's talent reveals a sound that is pensive, visionary, rhythmically invigorating, larger than life, and most certainly unique.

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released April 16, 2009

Luke Anderson - drums, percussion, pads
Evan Beaumont - synthesizers, sequencers
Linnea Mohn - vocals, keyboard, bass
Lance Conrad - vocals, guitar, trombone

Additional performances on Lavarocks by:
John Knauss - guitar on track 1
Justin Blair - percucussion on track 8
Chris Thomson - tenor sax on tracks 4, 5, 6
Ursula Dial - cello on track 2

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Track Name: Rainbow
It's a great day, sunny weather...
How could you argue? It's an all around wonderful time of year. Clear blue skies. A rainbow mushrooms in your mind.
When we were young we wondered, "how could anything be 'wrong'?" Our heads were high, and our hearts were high, and nothing mattered.

Fast forward time beyond the end and on into a new beginning. It's a sunny day, the birds are singing you a song. (Lance whistles like a bird)
... and then a cirrus cloud whispers and blows you into a dream. How could it all, you ask yourself, how could it all ever matter?
Track Name: No One Else
I'll love no one else for the rest of my life. I won't be sad when you go for I'll know I once had you in my life.
The sweet sound of your singing voice rings out in my ears like the sound of violins, from the stages of my mind, leading the pulsing orchestra of my heart.
We might never understand what we have until it's gone. Voices haunt us with desire for someone who might ruin everything.
Track Name: Boys and Girls
How could I have let go of a love I've held for so long?
Are you still in love with me now that I'm gone?
I can't tell, I can't tell
Nothing seems as unreal to me than the fact that I can't go back.
Am I ghost? Am I alive? Am I a ghost?

Can't you see me? I stand before your eyes, I'm naked and glowing
Do you still remember me now that I'm gone?
I can't tell, I can't tell
Can't you hear me? I stand before you now, I'm screaming
Am I a ghost? Am I alive? Am I a ghost?
Track Name: With Respect To Landscapes
Why won't you talk to me babe? I can only take so much. What can I do to get through to you? I'll give you space, I'll give you time. Someday you'll see that I'm right and you'll change your mind. I'll keep holding on in hopes you do.

I miss you more now than ever. Though I know you're with another, I'll still love you despite it. No, time won't change that I know it. I'll keep waiting, someday you'll be mine.

I know you love me babe, I can see it in your face. Someday you'll see how sweet it'd be if you were mine, and I was yours. We know now what we once were and all that we could be. I will wait for you to fall for me.

I miss you more now than ever. Though I know you're with another, I'll still love you despite it. No, time won't change that I know it. I will love you forever. No, time won't change that I know it.
Track Name: Electrostatic
Escape from the city in a skin of armor
You were just so pretty that wish I'd seen it sooner
Why don't you just stay?
Ride it out in style and calm the panic
You knew it all along that the tiniest touch was electrostatic
Why don't you just stay?

I'll take you in

Take it easy baby, shake it harder than ever
You're dancin' on your back to avoid the attack of a deeper flutter
Why don't you just stay?
The walls are waiting but the house stays empty
You count to five in a series of sighs to up the anty
Why don't you just stay?

You take it out of me
Track Name: Holy Smoke!
Holy smoke, how'd you choke? It was your only chance and you blew it. The straw that broke the camel's back, it was inevitable and you knew it.
It was the night all the weight of the world fell upon your shoulders. That's how easy failure can be.
You'll be singing that song 'till everybody's gone and you're old. Singing, "oh, I could have been someone, I should have been someone"

You dove right in, into the water, and you came back up with nothing. Well what the hell, couldn't we tell we were all rooting for a zero?
It was the night all the weight of the world fell upon your shoulders, yeah, that's how easy failure can be.
You'll be singing that song 'till everybody's gone and you're old. Singing, "oh, I could have been someone, I should have been someone."
...but you knew, all along, that all and all always equates to zero.
Track Name: XX
Sometimes not even gravity is strong enough to hold you down. Could you take it if I told you I have to let you go?
'Cause all your love, only love, is all you'll ever own

The only notion we have not yet come to know is one we all ought to know. All of man might learn to unlearn. It's all we'd have to do to come to know that...
...all your love, only love, is all you'll ever know

all is love
all is love
Track Name: Keep Our Cards Close
For you to decide.