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Heavy Eyes

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Keith Pearce Oh wow. This is really good. Favorite track: Johnny.
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Agent K(ahunasan) Alternating between jangly indie dreampop trax to crashing guitar cascades of shoegaze noise; Chrissy Hurns vocals lend a haunting authenticity to these songs. This Canadian outfit stradles interesting blend of multiple genres by combining key elements of current Indie-Alt Rock melodies. Combines some tracks from their earlier releases. Excellent Full LP release. Favorite track: You're Okay.
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The long-awaited debut full-length from Basement Revolver.

“The Canadian indie rock band radiates a melancholic glory… with sweetly forlorn female vocals and a textured, uplifting crush of guitars” – The Big Takeover

"Alvvays goes shoegaze… dreamily drift between featherlight fizz and gutting, rueful riffing" – Total Guitar

"The delicacy of the band's approach is matched to the intensity of their execution" – Clash

"Heavy Eyes is shoegaze at its finest" – I'm Good I'm Gone

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released August 24, 2018

All songs written by Chrisy Hurn, Nimal Agalawatte & Brandon Munro. Guitar solo on "Johnny" written & performed by Tyler Bersche.

Produced, engineered & mixed by Adam Bentley & Jordan Mitchell at TAPE. Mastered by Bob Weston.

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radio diffuseurs privés du Canada. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada music Fund). We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Basement Revolver Hamilton, Ontario

Basement Revolver plays introspective indie rock music, reminiscent of The Pixies and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The drone of the city haunts frontwoman Chrisy Hurn: stories woven with factory skylines and gritty streets are sung in a voice pure as waterfalls. The heavy lines of bass/synth player Nimal Agalawatte and drummer Brandon Munro are bedrock for Hurn's ethereal and immediate guitar work. ... more

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Track Name: Baby
When I'm overwhelmed I go to my bed
There's a giant cloud that sits above my head
Maybe I'll sleep it all away
Close my eyes 'til life brings a new day

But baby, I'm so sorry
I'm trying my best to figure this out
I swear that I'm so happy
This crying won't fix what's already broken and dead

Just give me some time
Give me some time

All of this comes down to me and you
Forget all the things that she put you through
Do you feel the same way?
Let's close our eyes 'til life brings a new day

But baby, I'm so sorry
I'm trying my best to figure this out
I swear that I'm so happy
This crying won't fix what's already broken and dead

Just give me some time
Just give me some time
Just give me some time
Just give me some time
Track Name: Johnny
I get it, you're sad
He dropped the ball, no longer in your court
Try not to feel bad, but you tried to do
The same thing to me
I don't want to be mad
But your bodies stick together in my mind
I hope you feel glad, I hope that it was good for you

Please just stay away from Johnny
'Cause I love him, understand
I don't need your presence sitting on my chest above my hands

It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad, really bad

My friends all tell me
To hope for the best
But I feel the worst
I try to get sleep
But my body won't stop shaking
I'm blue, I don't think I'm ready
For the consequences of your actions
Feel stupid and weak
Was I wrong to trust

It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad, really bad

Please just stay away from Johnny
'Cause I love him, understand
I don't need your presence sitting on my chest above my hands

It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad, really bad

Please just stay away from Johnny
'Cause I love him, understand
I don't need your presence sitting on my chest above my hands

It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad time right now
It's a really bad, really bad
Track Name: Dancing
Night time drives
In the city, with my guy
In the front seat
See my love sitting pretty
Love love

Shake the dust
I wanna go dancing
Loose these chains
And take me dancing
I wanna go dancing
Oh shake the dust
And take me dancing

Forest now
Take me swimming
With my love
No corporate living
See me wild
Wild wild

Shake the dust
I wanna go dancing
Loose these chains
And take me dancing
I wanna go dancing
Oh shake the dust
And take me dancing
Track Name: Friends
Night time drives
In the city, with my guy
In the front seat
See my love sitting pretty
Love love

Shake the dust
I wanna go dancing
Loose these chains
And take me dancing
I wanna go dancing
Oh shake the dust
And take me dancing

Forest now
Take me swimming
With my love
No corporate living
See me wild
Wild wild

Shake the dust
I wanna go dancing
Loose these chains
And take me dancing
I wanna go dancing
Oh shake the dust
And take me dancing
Track Name: Knocking
See there's things I can't take back
They've evened out the score
I see my lover, I know he sees me
And loves me all the more

I've been running, I've been running
I've been running a thousand miles

So take this boat and return it to the shore
I've been broken, I've been used up
Don't take me anymore

I see two birds, I see some stone
Don't kill them I implore
I see the highway, I see some cars
They're falling through the floor

I see my Lord, says he forgives me
He's knocking at my door

So take this boat and return it to the shore
I'm not broken, I'm not used up
Don't take me anymore
He's knocking at my door
Track Name: Johnny Pt. 2
Sunday drives downtown
I've gotta get you there
Time to change all my clothes
Time to cut off all of my hair

My door will always be
Always be open
My door will always be
Always be open to you

Johnny's gone far away
"Can you still get him back?"
I say
I'll do what it takes
I'll make myself fade away
Track Name: Words
Just another day today
Rolling down the mountain
I remember yesterday
Like it was tomorrow

Words are just words
Are words are words

Days go on
And seasons change
Though my feet don't move
They stay the same
I know that I can't replace
The snow and the leaves to
The trees and the sky
To the rain
Track Name: Wait
Being on the road
It will be hard
Miss you like a ghost
Please don't go far

Tell my roommate Laura
That I love her
She's got all good things
To discover

Wait. Tell me it's alright
To be alone again
Bringing on new light
You are my best friend

Diamond in the rough
Is my city, when I try to leave
She holds me steady

But I wanna drive this car
Into the ocean
Leave behind the scars
That left me broken
Track Name: Tree Trunks
I'm really starting to feel
Like I need someone to talk to
Every time I break
It pours out from my bones
Peel back the bark
I swear I won't bite
I'm really tired of this fight
Really tired of this fight

Climb into my lungs
There you'll find smoke rings
Like tree trunks
And do it again
Through the inhales and exhales
Try not to pollute
This sacred land

I'm really starting to feel like I'm going to go crazy
Every time the wind blows it rushes through my veins
I'll lose my leaves like there you left me
I'm really tired of your claim
Really tired of your claim

Climb into my lungs
There you'll find smoke rings
Like tree trunks
And do it again
Through the inhales and exhales
Try not to pollute
As you take my hand
Track Name: You're Okay
I know that I am not forgot,
Weights and measures can't be enough
I don't have much to cry about
25 years and I still have my doubts
I've got friends who say they love me
Remind me daily they're thinking of me

I know that I am not forgot,
Weights and measures can't be enough
Take that mirror and throw it away
Break the mold, rework the clay

I will never love the way my body looks
But that's okay
So I'll tell my brain to cool it down
Negative thoughts can't stick around

I know that I am not forgot,
Weights and measures can't be enough
Take that mirror and throw it away
Break the mold, rework the clay

You're okay, you're okay, you're okay
Track Name: Heavy Eyes
These legs are so, so damn heavy, oh I can't move
You say that you wanna go on steady, but I can't move

Brother won't you pick me up, oh I need sleep
Brother won't you pick me up, oh I need sleep

These eyes are so, so damn heavy, oh I can't sleep
I don't know if I'll be ready, oh I need sleep
Track Name: Diamonds
So you're looking for stones
And you're standing on a gold mine
And you're trying to find home
Cause she's stuck there in your mind
And the weather gets cold
So you trek it out on your own
You're trying to find home

When will you realize
That holding her tight
Won't turn her to diamonds

Oh I can see it in your eyes
That you're still looking for gold
But you don't seem to realize
That I'm standing right here
So when you give up on diamonds
And you come looking for gold
I swear I won't hide it

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