live at cellar tapes

by the ed lofstedt assembly

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The smallest report of a mind going under Is lost in the fog of a noisier age He never requested or voted or asked It's much nobler to shoulder to stand and to break Driving his dials til 7am His energy courses down neon-stained roads Like bleach to the heartstrings, the evenings keep marching so Wave your goodbyes to the glory malaise Bored on a rainy British Tuesday morning Or ripping east on Soviet trains You had an eye on my diet of junk food Your name on the tip of my tongue again He read his reduction in state-sponsored papers A radio blasting that no-one can hear He never protested resisted or spoke It's far simpler to lie there and slide underneath Drowning in laughter, 11pm The smell of his boredom hangs thick to his clothes A loner a martyr, he paces out harder Sends SOS flashes from under his feet Scorned and hungover on a Memphis pavement In greyhound tracks off Rose Kiln Lane You stole a march on my diet of junk food And yours is the air where my rips will repair and A few more arrests I'll be shot You dived in deserving far more than I've got My bloodline is weak and it's run to a stop So pick me up and run You had an eye on my diet of junk food Your name on the tip of my tongue again
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you dropped to my corner, your hair cracking over your face there was dirt in your nails, you were melting a crimson smiled waxed on sweetheart your eyes gave your age away they stare through the fire and only see driving rain scratched on your back screams a message reads 'rescue me' surrounded by bottles your neck bent straight down to your feet cheer up 'cuz I'll be the vice that helps you reappear we deserve nothing worse than the hole we carved out here so dig with me now little scandal stones at the window, an ear pressed against the wall holding your name in my throat 'til I hear the bolts crawl across so slip off the charm that you wear next door under your gaze, I feel the heat burst through the floor so let's have this battle and know we lost the war so humour me now little scandal
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necromance 04:14
Necromance, what heights we had What peaks through heaven's floor But we were ghosts so suddenly Necromance, what style of dance You shook as you were stone And those that claimed indifference Drained both of us This necromance, a broken lance A child's chance in hell An appetite for loneliness Costs twice as much So when you run to war I shall not be near you I shall not await that knocking door So run to war, so run to war Necromance, what sleight of hand What spells you wouldn't cast A fire doused so clinical Necromance, what shape of man Destroys another's hope Those that deal in apathy Claim victory In necromance, what heights we had What peaks through heaven's floor But we were ghosts so suddenly So violently So when you run to war I shall not be near you I shall not await that knocking door That missing soul report So run to war, so run to war So run to war, so run to war

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'Live at Cellar Tapes' - harnessing the sound of The Ed Lofstedt Assembly in full flow, recorded live at our favourite Bristol studio!

It includes two live takes of tracks from Ed's critically-acclaimed 'sweep me away' EP, an adaptation of an older song, and a bonus cover.

Thanks for supporting Ed's independent music by not sharing this with anyone you shouldn't.

As ever, listen to 'Live at Cellar Tapes' at top volume.

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released January 28, 2018

The Ed Lofstedt Assembly

Ed Lofstedt - guitars and vocals
Anna T-A - violin, synth and vocals
Christy O'Sullivan - keys
Benji Staples - drums and percussion

All songs and lyrics written by Ed Lofstedt except 'Four Winds' written by Conor Oberst / Bright Eyes.

Logo design for Ed Lofstedt Assembly by Jessica Augarde. Photography and videography by Lizzie Goldsack
Cover design by Ed Lofstedt

Recorded by James Vaughan at Cellar Tapes
Mixing and mastering by Christy O'Sullivan

With thanks to Lizze Goldsack and All Will Be Well Records.

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ed lofstedt Bristol, UK

Plays folk. Channels post-rock. Dreams post-punk. Eats pop.

"One of the UK's best up and coming songwriters...a credit to his craft." - All Will Be Well

Ed channels electronica and post-rock through his folk songs, drawing in huge dynamic shifts, spellbinding stagecraft and bewitching lyrics.

Ed's new EP 'sweep me away' is out now!
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