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Nightshifting

by Fake Tears

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1.
You want the light for you.
2.
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
3.
Second Wind 05:29
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?
4.
14 Storeys 03:22
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
5.
Night Box 04:37
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.
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Small Fires 05:15
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
9.
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

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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."

credits

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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