Nightshifting

by Fake Tears

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THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT:
www.straight.com/music/505966/fake-tears-works-night-shift

"The voices of the two Vancouver women blend together so well that they seem like a single instrument of ethereal beauty. [...] There is something ineffably nocturnal about a song like “You Want the Light”, with its twilight shimmer of oscillating synthesizer tones and dreamily contemplative vocal harmony. And when Fake Tears kicks up the tempo, as on “Second Wind”, it makes a perfect dancing-with-tears-in-my-eyes soundtrack."

THE VANCOUVER SUN:
www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/music/Album+week+Fake+Tears+Nightshifting/11285400/story.html

"[Nightshifting] is a late night walk down a dark, foggy alley. Hazy layers of lo-fi keys are custom fitted with electro-noir beats, buoyed by the pair of singers’ disarming harmonies. In an age where ’80s electronica and synth-pop are the trend du jour, Nightshifting recalls those old movie soundtracks, with hints of Vangelis and Cocteau Twins in the mix.


THE WESTENDER:
www.westender.com/arts-culture/album-reviews/review-fake-tears-nightshifting-1.2029807

"The soundtrack of the city at night is dark and pulsing, as Fake Tears demonstrates on their debut album, Nightshifting. [T]he pair has created an atmospheric odyssey through the night that is both brooding and oddly optimistic.
Ethereal synth swells and drum machines are layered with shimmering harmonies to other-worldly effect, proudly influenced by synthpop pioneers like Kate Bush and New Order.
The album opens with “You Want The Light”, a melancholy incantation that sees the sun set on the city and darkness descend. “Second Wind” evokes Bronski Beat as it asks “Do you want me? Do you care?” Such are the questions that haunt us on lonely, sleepless nights.
But while the night may be full of terrors, Fake Tears urges us onwards through the darkness, for morning is soon to come."

Rating: ★★★★


GIGSLUTZ:
www.gigslutz.co.uk/ones-watch-fake-tears-2/

"It’s tricky not to fall in love with their quirky synth-pop. There’s a definite femme fetale feel to Fake Tears: charming and sexy, but simultaneously haunting. You can’t help but be a little wary of the girls – after all, if their songwriting abilities are anything to go by, they’re bloody powerful."

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released August 7, 2015

Music: Larissa Loyva, Elisha Rembold
Engineer: Jay Arner
Mastering: Jesse Creed
Artwork: Sian Hislop
Lettering: Sam Bradd

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Fake Tears Vancouver, British Columbia

Femme Fatale Synth Pop

Larissa Loyva
Elisha Rembold

Debut Album "NIGHTSHIFTING" on Mint Records

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Track Name: You Want the Light
You want the light for you.
Track Name: Hearts Break Loud
Something tells me I'm not alone
I feel like hearts break loud

Something tells me I'm not afraid
I feel like hearts break loud

Stay where you are, where you are

Something tells me I'm not alone
I feel like hearts break loud
Track Name: Second Wind
Days and nights confront you
It's cold and dark without you
I wanna run, I wanna run, I wanna run

Do you want me? Do you care?
Track Name: 14 Storeys
In the quiet, voices break
In the night-time, visions fade
I remember through the shade,
through the shade, through the shade

If you're asking, nothing's wrong
We were kids once, ask my mom
Here's a picture, she's long gone,
she's long gone, she's long gone

Sometimes we're bound by the walls that surround us
Sometimes we're bound to the people around us
Sometimes we're bound by gravity or poverty
Sometimes we're bound to greater heights than

Fourteen storeys; the highest up I'd ever slept
Windowpane and vertical blinds
What would happen if I leapt,
if I leapt, if I leapt
Track Name: Night Box
The hum gets louder, streaks of red
Behind your eyes, you're easily lead
One last chance to be entranced
Close your eyes while you dance

Night screams, awake in dreams
Light gleams, nothing as it seems

When you're tired say goodnight
Just leave the club alone in the black light
Rings on gloved fingers give
A silent wave, falsely brave

Night screams, awake in dreams
Light gleams, nothing as it seems

Na-na-night box, na-na-na-night box
Na-na-night box, gonna have to walk for blocks

Na-na-night box, na-na-na-night box
Na-na-night box, oh, the shivers and the shocks

Wearing shadows draped like clothes
Black and gold, behold, behold, behold.
Track Name: Rite of the First Night
Show me the fight, show me the faith
I'm gonna look the other way
Show me the fight, show me the faith
I'm gonna look the other way

You are all right, I can feel you in the night
You are all right, I can feel you in the night

Your heart has a light, has a light
Your heart has a light, has a light
Track Name: Uncanny Valley
A mechanism with a human facade
And a mechanical interior
Plays on our subconscious fear
That we are all just soulless machines

In the realm of revulsion
Lies a love-like compulsion
Why can't you be a normal person?
This hideous love is starting to worsen

Our affinity toward a robot
Abruptly decreases when
A life-like appearance is approached
But not attained

In the realm of revulsion
Lies a love-like compulsion
Why can't you be a normal person?
This hideous love is starting to worsen

In the Uncanny Valley
I took a plunge into depths appealing
In the Uncanny Valley
A robot tricked me into feeling
Track Name: Small Fires
I'll never run to you if it took all night
I'll never run to you if it took all my life

More than you know, it's more than you know
More than you know, it's more than you know

Small fires, I'm sending small fires
Small fires, I'm sending small fires

All on my own, I'm all on my own
All on my own, I'm all on my own

Small fires, I'm sending small fires
Small fires, I'm sending small fires

I'll never run to you, I'll never run to you
I'll never run to you, I'll never run to you
Track Name: The Party Ends
I guess I'll always be this way
When you get close I push away
Don't think it's just a game I play
That is a stupid thing to say

Something better will come your way
Why shouldn't that something come today?

It was a selfish way to be
We should let sleeping dogs sleep
There's nothing to release
Who'd have the guts to follow me

Something better will come your way
Why shouldn't that something come today?

Guilty pleasure's nice
That's why it's enticing
I can't share your vice
That's why you entice me

This is how the party ends
Say good night and hug your friends
This is how the party ends
Make up and make amends
This is how the party ends