Color & Colour EP

by Radio Wire Empire

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A Problem Like Maria A great EP in itself, but with every passing month (and year!) since its release it's becoming more and more the incarnation of an unfulfilled promise -- a question mark instead of a full stop. (Still patiently waiting for that album, RWE.) Favorite track: Corpus of Qoholeth.
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    CRANK THOSE WOOFERS.

    I appreciate everyone who listens to my music, ̶
    I am forever indebted to those who do.

    (as with all of my music, if I had someone else handling the mixing and mastering, I'd like to believe it would all turn out closer to the way I hear it in my head, but at this point, that's not an option.)

    I hope to see you one day before long, live at a claustrophobic venue near you.
    (donations/purchases definitely help that enterprise, as well)
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    ///Dedicated to:
    nobody

    & Alexander Chernik, because he was taken too soon from himself and us.

    ///Stay Gold, Alex.
    Bang.///
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///kudos:
▲Zach G., Tim G., for lending me the drum machine
▲Evan K., for unknowingly providing telephone chatter
▲anyone and everyone who likes what I do and supports it and passes it along.
▲Friends whom I ignore and don't deserve.
▲Josh C. (nothingmaster.bandcamp.com) for being one of the only people I've been really able to talk to for the past 5 months.
▲The multiple fits of mouth ulcers conveniently experienced during the recording of the vocals

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released April 18, 2011

///ETC:
▲Mixing/Mastering/Instruments/Sampling/Everything else - *this guy*
▲Lyrics for "The Brave Hue" co-written with Robert Annis
▲Album Art - moi-même (thank you based public domain imagery)
▲I'M A PC

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Radio Wire Empire Michigan

"Radio Wire Empire. Sort of like Passion Pit meets a band that can write more than one good song." - EatThisCity.com

"What do you get when folk music gets drunk, and inadvertently confuses Shoegazey Ambient Electronica for it's normal fuck buddy, rock music, booty calls SAE at two in the morning, forgets to wear a condom, and gets SAE pregnant?
You get Radio Wire Empire." - Tramps Upstairs
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Track Name: The Brave Hue
In dreams we still embrace
In dreams I still can taste the fire on your skin
I still feel your breath in the wind

a city bright in the night
and everybody in the streets is filled with its light

It's so easy to hide when the sun goes down
I can't see anything wrong with this bar right now,
but I know if I came when the light has changed,
then I would see everything that I ignored today

a city bright in the night
and everybody in the streets is filled with its light

Every tomorrow feels like its my last
but I live each today like we never left the past

If I could change one thing about me
I’d probably say that my eyes
Are closed more than they should be
Maybe if I didn’t have to sleep so much
Then I’d be able to see
What goes on in the world when I dream

every tomorrow feels like its my last
but i live each today like we never left the past
Track Name: The Insistence of Dawn, Or The Battle of The Backs and Their Beast
let the stars bleed down
fill the four corners of this town
wake all the dead eyed people
make a river of this creek
let the sun dye our skin
with golden dew in the dawn
shoot the clouds down with a kiss
and as the streets begin to shake

we'll run away

drink up the daylight (with our eyes)
as finger silhouttes dance 'cross thighs
the grass at our backs stands to rise
paradise is where you rest
it's the best we can do
and nothing else could really be better than
this moment, our skins pressed against our cores
the earth is rushing beneath your toes


tongues locked forever
so that they'll never tell eachother lies
no matter how much spite lies buried
behind the smiles
we keep them sewn shut to delay our demise
the sun waves hello as the moon waves godbye

the mounting pressure in our hips
we live for this, we live for this
the magnetism of our lips
we live for this, we live for this
Track Name: Amaranthine Wall
dead; a friend I never got to meet
shell-shocked from the apathy
of the fiber-optic family
I'm drinking to a stupor and going to sleep
when you say you're through with sorrow
well it's never through with you
and each night you can sleep on through tomorrow
til you wake up and life has choked you blue

straw men engulfed by your flames
a malaise with a smile that could shoot for miles
kicked back, in that laziness you earned but never wanted
you had everything figured out before we even started
there were those of us who waved it off, but us isn't me,
or her, or him and they aren't you
on the wings of a whim; you fell when you flew
but we love you, and so many do
but we'll never know you now
stay gold, brother
Track Name: Corpus of Qoholeth
I don't count the days, no
I measure the cuts on my face

...ad we return to our frozen solidarity
caving into one
leaking through the halls
push the plugs back in

cause honey... these pores lead nowhere

Shining from my eyes,
15 past the ides of the month of harvest
reliving your lips,
I'll never stop the tape

cause honey... these pores lead nowhere
the flow is stunted

life's too short to chase a god
life's too short to fall in love
life's too short to chase a god
life's too short to fall in love

and you might do very well to ignore the warning bells...
lest we make the mistake of being happy

cause honey... these pores lead nowhere
Track Name: Young and Naked
take the first plane 'cross the Atlantic, take away the fire and panic
from my head and hand in hand we'll plant our
tired feet feet firmly in the ground between us the space will slowly shrink til our toes touch

we can we can give eachother everything
and anything
or we can we can give eachother nothin' at all.. but what's love without falling down?

we can make it, baby
we can make it, baby
we can make it, baby
we can do anything
if you don't strain the things that don't exist
this power we have in us will be endless

don't clip my wings if you can't fly
I won't clip yours cause they're not mine

take the first plane 'cross the Atlantic, take away the fire and panic
from my head and hand in hand we'll plant our
tired feet feet firmly in the ground between us the space will slowly shrink til our toes touch

touching, twining, twirling, pining, smiling
endlessly for tomorrow, today should be here anytime now
pack up yourself, back into the wall I'll be there
with my breath on your neck and your face on my chest
what's the use in backing out now
we can we can give eachother everything
everything everything and anything
we can we can give eachother nothin' at all but what's love without falling down
we can make it, baby
we can make it, baby
we can make it, baby
we can do anything
if you don't strain the things that don't exist
this power we have in us will be endless

take the first plane 'cross the Atlantic, take away the fire and panic
from my head and hand in hand we'll stand up
take the first plane 'cross the atlantic, take away the fire and panic
from my head and hand in hand we'll plant our
tired feet feet firmly in the ground between us the space will slowly shrink til our toes touch
Track Name: Shedding the Sheets
if Love is forever
then we are today
never is always
a goodbye away
letters are lies
waiting to be built
words are for fools
who already fell for it
if we could sew shut our mouths
and hold us close tonight
tomorrow wouldn't seem so dark
we would be alright
but as it is you've said too much
and this mouth hasn't moved enough
we curse the moments past
where we spoke before the touch

oh god
oh god what have we done
oh christ we've said too much

I am in love with your ghost
not you
You have shed the sheets
who will wear them now?
not me

this kiss speaks love
before this mouth
admits the mind