Dark Blooms

by Anther

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"Dark Blooms - A fitting title for a melancholic procession. Four women from Portland don’t fit too neatly in any box, but post-punk and indie rock fans can definitely find something to like here. The songwriting and melodies have a pop sensibility to them but the overall tone is darker. Simple guitar leads are tempered in, adding an interesting texture. I’m reminded a bit of Berlin’s LEVITATIONS, whose tape I reviewed a couple months back, though ANTHER sounds less bleak. Great stuff.“ (Matt Badenhop, Maximum RocknRoll #409)

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released October 21, 2016

Recorded at Cookie’s Cottage and Doolittle Sound
by Jeremy Romagna

Mastered by Chris Flanagan

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Anther Portland, Oregon

Meredith Butner
guitar, vocals

Kathryn Doherty-Chapman
drums, vocals

Lisa Mirella
bass, vocals

Eleana Whitesell
guitar, vocals

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Track Name: Outfoxed
Said I don't wanna go away, I won't go away
I don't know when to burn out or fade away
We go round and round like this everyday
But I don't really like it when you make me feel that way

What?
What'd you say?
What'd you say to me?

You always tell me that I've got to let it go
But I don't want to let you go, then I'll never know
You only get once chance and then you turn it over
So make it something special then you gotta let it flow

What?
What'd you say?
What'd you say to me?

Gonna tell you one more time I'm not an animal
Play your little songs up on your radio
Big and little sounds will always be the cure
Now I don't wanna go away, anymore
Track Name: Long Shadows
Put me to bed on the telephone,
talking until the rhythm goes wrong
or the lights come on
Stories you spin, you manipulate
Dizzy, you can say anything
and the blinds stay drawn

Secrets cast long shadows

Daylight, walking beside you,
slipping into the shade you make
Complicit, complicate
Meet me just where I need you to,
clouding the darker parts of you
But your cover’s faked

Secrets cast long shadows

Fire and prying and violence and knives;
whispers you send out into the night
You started it, you pushed, you lied
You lied
Track Name: In Deep
The sinking, the bottom of the sea,
tied an anchor to your absence, baby
The sinking, the falling to my knees,
tight feeling in my stomach
learning to breathe in deep
In deep, the center of me

Dark blooms, something new
Decorate this room ocean blue
I can never go back to the house I once knew
I can never go back to the place I left you

No speaking, at the bottom of the sea
where I plunge with all my problems, heavy
No speaking, of sickness please,
tight feeling in my stomach
learning to breathe in deep
In deep, the center of me
Track Name: Lone Wolf
Found her hiding in Cathedral Trees
Fading in and out of memory
I think I finally found the animal in me
I'll let her in and feed her secretly

Teach me the lone wolf howl
Give me all your power

Got the makings of a feral child
Gonna be her, gonna eat the wild
Gonna hold her like a newborn baby
Sing to her until she falls asleep

Teach me the lone wolf howl
Give me all your power
Track Name: Your Story
Tell it how you need to tell it,
say what you have to say
Paint me in a bad light
so that you can sleep right
I’m not sleeping anyway
It’s your story

Fan the fire the flames get higher
Track Name: Bare and Bone
I’m bare, I’m bone
I’ve bared, I’ve shown
You everything

You’re there, you’re gone
You shared, you’re wrong
Say something

You told me told me that you’d love me every every day
I told you that I’d love you love you in every way

She cried, He sighed
She lied, He died
Oh they’re fine

You told me told me that you’d love me every every day
I told you that I’d love you love you in every way

She said he said
I’m here, you’re dead
Oh my god

You told me told me that you’d love me every every day
I told you that I’d love you love you in every way

You’re there, you’re gone
You shared, I’m wrong
Say something

I’m bare, I’m bone
I’ve bared, I’ve shown
You everything

You told me told me that you’d love me every every day
I told you that I’d love you love you in every way
Track Name: I Try
New sun, our window
Morning arranged just so
The glow, golden light
Hope today I can love you right
If I try

New sun, day breaking
My tongue can be mean
We scream, we fight
Hope today I can love you right
If I try

You said ‘let’s sleep on it’
I can’t, I’m too upset

New sun, golden light
Hope today I can love you right
If I try
Track Name: Say It
The simple things you say matter
Everyday, the things you say matter
Go on and say it, what's on your mind
Go on and break me, I'll be fine
Go on and say it, what's on your mind