Homeworlding

by Fraternal Twin

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1.
False Alarm 02:30
that was supernatural to watch it roll right back so i will let it bloom like the foamy wave there are always gonna be false alarms but they are something you can count on i know different now to look for no right time and catch the breeze i will never see am i allowed to be you are you allowed to be me will they dig us out from our graves just to save a seat there will be no judge for what i am or where to be just one light above and one underneath me
2.
White Wind 02:35
draw the circle draw something out of its shell and if you saw me like this would you never tell can you feel the white wind tugging at your arm and the noiseless crumble of how absent you are it will go away and it will come right back so i'll tell you the truth nothing completely passes will we be done with what we've done may we be done with what we've done
3.
Big Dipper 03:32
in the moment patiently waiting i had word attached to word but it didn't come to something in the blue light the vessels float around a hollow departure just to mean some kind of sound the day won't come until i'm ready for it so i don't beg sleep and water don't change a thing there is no order to try to fix is there a reason in one tilt of the head i see the face but i was looking for the shape the day won't come until i'm ready for it so i don't beg i saw the big dipper at my window but i didn't know it was a pegasus
4.
Shapeless 02:39
i was wrung out and i felt shapeless so i try to make sense of my reflection thinking backwards all the time to come and to go reorder from the bridge you can watch each tiny wave as it goes in a river full of particles then you'll remember it all
5.
Flesh & Bone 03:12
if i could go anywhere anywhere with you i would do anything if the book was still true just like the rogue cloud i was on the move but i am just flesh and bone so i don't travel smooth i could be sedentary but i just want to be still if i could go anywhere anywhere with you i would do anything if the book was still true but the book is not true busted up like the mountainside busted up from wear and tear if i could be sedentary would i still want to be still
6.
Deprive 01:47
your fingers are crossed for all that you want you talk to the ghost does it whisper back softly think of a place a time to go out i'll swallow my tongue and find a new home there's nothing i want to deprive
7.
Homeworlding 01:17
8.
Spinning Fan 02:00
standing in the air always waiting to calm down but my body wouldn't hold still until the morning light it always takes some time in the corner in a scare you wouldn't look around but the spinning of the fan would come and cool you down the fever doesn't stay for long
9.
it's all my fault it's always my fault there's some danger still with me is it in you too i'm halfway here with what i know you see you turn me into your favorite ghost not a word could get to me but the message was for sure i wake for nothing wet and cold then the feeling hits me like a tragic bolt it'll never stop a coil tightly winding up so if i try to pull alway i come back to this feeling
10.
what's forgiven in a world of living nothing but swollen water to swim in i see you with that freakish glow that i've come to know a pale sky to cover over and over nothing's for certain that's got to count for something i see you with that freakish glow that i've come to know you took a grudge and turned it into something better

about

Recorded June and November 2015
at Salvation Recording Co.|New Paltz, NY
Engineered & produced by Christopher Daly
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe

PERFORMED BY:
Tom Christie: guitar, vocals, synthesizer
David Grimaldi: bass guitar
Max Restaino: drums
Leslie Bear: vocals (tracks 2, 3, 6, 8)| guitar solo (track 1)
Silas Reidy: lap steel (tracks 2, 5)
Aaron Maine: synthesizer (tracks 1, 2, 6, 9)|2nd guitar (track 6)
Jamal Ruhe: vocals (track 3)

Track 7 mixed by Leslie Bear

Cover art by Kimberly Christie
Design by Tim Woulfe
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For the past several years, Tom Christie has been arranging an ever-twisting and shifting song of his own. Beginning in New York's Hudson Valley where he grew up, Tom fleshed out the soft and intricate songs that became the first Fraternal Twin album 'Skin Gets Hot.' Released quietly in the spring of 2015, the album passed from fan to fan and developed a cult reputation based on its uniquely intimate display of raw emotion.

Around this time, Christie got together a steady backing band comprised of Max Restaino on drums and David Grimaldi on bass. Together, they formed a much-needed backbone for the songs that Tom was writing while moving back and forth between upstate New York and a newly-adopted home in New Jersey. Before the year was done they were back in the studio at Salvation Recording Co. (New Paltz, NY) with engineer/producer Chris Daly along with past collaborators Leslie Bear (Long Beard), Aaron Maine (Porches) and Silas Reidy (Izzy True) to record the follow-up to 'Skin Gets Hot.'

As it turns out, 'Homeworlding' is an impressively natural progression from their debut. In the span of just under a half hour we hear Fleetwood Mac-indebted pop songs, Tom Verlaine-esque guitar leads, ambient composition and watery folk songs quickly passing by in a way that demands repeat listens in order to fully comprehend the depth of the lyrics and songwriting. And while these components all seem disparate on paper, they’re tied together by a very specific sensibility. You could call it an astral peace or a zen headspace, but the commonality throughout 'Homeworlding' is the acceptance of the vast world around you and the fact that your own fate is nearly always out of your control. The wind tugs at your arm—or the thing you threw rolls right back.. and all you can do is just let it happen.

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released October 14, 2016

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