BEAT THE GRID

by Beat the Grid

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WE STARTED BEAT THE GRID TO CREATE VALUE IN OUR LIVES. WE MAKE THIS MUSIC FOR THE RUSH OF MOVEMENT IT INCITES IN OUR ACHING BODIES, THE SCENES IT PAINTS IN OUR STRAINED EYES AND THE FOCUS IT GIVES TO OUR MANIC MINDS. WE PLAY, SING, AND DANCE IN ORDER TO RATTLE AND CHURN THE SENSES, WHICH HEALS, RENEWS AND SUSTAINS OURSELVES. THIS ALBUM IS INSPIRED BY THE MULTITUDE OF EXISTENCES OUT THERE AND THE SOUNDS THEY MAKE. AS HAVE THE STORIES AND PHILOSOPHIES OF OUR ANCESTORS, THESE SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS, FROM MUSIC OF MANY REACHES, HAVE WAITED WITH BEAUTIFUL SUSPENSE TO COMBINE AND BE REBORN IN THE COLLECTIVE MIND OF BEAT THE GRID. FROM THE DAY WE WERE BORN, THESE SOUNDS TRAVELED ACROSS THE GLOBE, FOUND A WAY INTO OUR EARS, STEWED IN OUR MINDS AND INFORMED OUR DECISIONS. VOICES WITH FOREIGN INFLECTIONS TAUGHT US NEW FEELINGS THAT WE WILL NEVER TRULY BE ABLE TO MAKE WORDS CONFORM TO DESCRIBE. LAYERS OF POLYPHONY STACKED AND MELDED IN OUR UNCONSCIOUS AND SET THE PACE AS WE WALKED FORWARD TO NEW PLACES. WE CAME TOGETHER, EACH HEART BEATING WITH ANCIENT RHYTHMS, AND THIS IS WHAT HAS ERUPTED OUT OF US. WE DEDICATE THIS AND ALL OUR WORKS TO ALL CREATORS PAST AND PRESENT.

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released 15 March 2013

Personnel:
Hayden Eager - Vocals
Daniel Frankhuizen - Cello, Tenor Violin, Minimoog, Farfisa, Fender Rhodes
Dan Barker - Guitar, Piano, Vox Jaguar, Honer Clavinet, Moog Synthesizer
Pat Murphy - Bass
Dan Bogan - Drums and Cymbals
Bryan Davis - Conga, Cowbell, Triangle, Woodblock, Shekere
Lucas Ashby - Roto Toms, Rebolo, Agogo Bell, Pandeiro
Andrew Klein - Timbales
Josh Oxford - Oberheim OB-8, Arp Odyssey, Synthesizers
Angelo Peters - Hammond Organ
Paul Jensen - Tenor Saxophone
Alicia Aubin - Trombone
Bobby Spellman - Trumpet
Emily Pecoraro - Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Mary Katharine Huebener - Contrabass Clarinet
E.J. Swider - Bass Trombone

Music by Daniel Frankhuizen, Dan Barker and Beat The Grid
Lyrics by Hayden Eager and Daniel Frankhuizen
Produced by Dan Barker and Beat The Grid
Mixed and Mastered by Dana Billings at Electric Wilburland Studios
Engineering by Phil Abbott at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios, Angelo Peters at Big Mean Studios, and Dana Billings at Electric Wilburland Studios
Cover Art by Katie Bacon
Logo Graphic by Mark Foss

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Charging over 4 years in a land of waterfalls, Beat the Grid is an electric dance dream in an otherworldly cosmic rock lounge. Each song is a commentary on the human experience and the mysteries of life, seamed by silky-sexy, siren-like vocals.

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Track Name: Eden
Take that step towards your destination
The feeling only comes with birth in this nation
Force those blinders off
Feel your way through the rough
You complain, you abstain
Holding back will lead to fear

Stroll with me, please take my hand
Do you want to understand?
Walk with me, please take my arm
Do you want to comprehend?
You're in the Garden of Good + Evil
The Garden....of Good + Evil

What to make of fate?
Decide your destiny.
Secrets in the stars...relatives in Mars
You remain, you don't gain
Your insides hold all the tears

Stroll with me, please take my hand
Do you want to comprehend?
Walk with me, please take my arm
Do you want to understand?
You're in the Garden of Good + Evil
The Garden....of Good + Evil

You're walkin in the garden...stuck in the gates
You're walkin in the garden....you hate

The Garden of Good + Evil
Track Name: Boats
Saw you standing there
With your long dark hair
Ocean shades of blue
Float on sailboats, too
Your love is like the sea
And this love runs deep
I'm lookin at the sky
You're up too high

You're high
Hold on....high

Your love's a poetry
Mine's all green
Jealousy for you,
and your long hair too
Flower shades of blue
Float on sailboats, too
The wind does not belong
We have our own song
Have our own song

You're high
HIGH
Track Name: Shalango
I see you
Walking around
You feel the ground
It shakes your body....
First, a tremble
It shakes your soul
Hold on to your world...
You see a flash, but hear no sound
It's electric soul thunder

I know you
Pacing the space
You make the case
That it moves your soul.
Roll of thunder, hear our cries
Send it to the skies
Remember the dreams
That told this day
Hold on to your way...
You can dance

(You can dance, you will dance) x 2
You can dance, it's thunder in your veins
You can dance, like fire on ice
Let your heart into the storm
Release your mind, break from the norm
x 2

Break from the norm
Track Name: Her Cosmic Lines
Hold your heart, this is gonna be a strange ride
She will bring more to your life
She's comin in without warning
She sneaks up on you, the cupid's bow strikes
A pierce to make you unafraid
of love's lessons in life
You fall, into oblivion...

She will tempt you so far
Your mind will be locked on her, locked on her, locked on.....
Her. Her.

Hits ya like a bang, attraction is insane
Curve balls always thrown,
We stay ready and willing
To make it neverending.
You start to feel when their eyes
Capture a nice surprise
Connections in cosmic lines
Your world stops to fantasize
You fall into entanglement....
Oblivion....

She will tempt you so far
Your mind will be locked on her, locked on her, locked on.....
Her. Her.
Track Name: Blues
Seize the day
it's right in front of your eyes
Seize the day
don't wear no disguise
The words are pulled
right from inside you…
Summer's song
when you know it's through.
It's through


No voids to fill,
no dreams to catch--
The trampoline is missing
The dog is on its back
The words were pulled
right from inside you
Summer's song
when you know it's through

The dog is gone
That dog has lost his way
Where were you?
To seize the day--

The dream is gone
You heard his news
So find your song
And forget your blues
Track Name: & Why?
Composition by Daniel Frankhuizen + Beat the Grid
Lyrics by Daniel Frankhuizen + Hayden Eager