Our Sky's Falling (Album)

by Peeling Grey

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    Our vinyl counterpart to "OSF" features a track unavailable on the CD, plus concludes as originally intended with the title track.

    Side 1
    1. Flowers for the Dead (Parts I & II)
    2. Life of Sin
    3. Under Darker Skies
    4. Wednesday Is Wrong*

    Side 2
    1. Let's Take a Train
    2. Wake Up
    3. The Siren's Call
    4. Our Sky's Falling

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1. Flowers for the Dead, Parts I & II
2. Life of Sin
3. Under Darker Skies
4. Stars Break Away
5. Let's Take a Train
6. Wake Up
7. The Siren's Call
8. Our Sky's Falling
9. The Circle Is Complete

"Peeling Grey are a tricky bunch to cover because of their versatility; there’s no discernable pattern to latch on to in their work and before anyone gets uppity, they could care less about who people say they sound like. This is a band who don’t hide their influences, opting instead to utilize them as accents rather than templates. Form your own opinions based on hearing them and for god’s sake don’t look for a formula. By this I mean that they write their songs for themselves and no one else, there’s no pandering to the kiddies in an attempt to suit their tastes and there are most definitely NOT the homages which my generation have unfortunately started looking for. Life is just fine now, everyone, put the Sisters vinyl down and move away from the Aqua-Net.

They are a relentlessly perfectionist outfit, our four lads. ‘Our Sky’s Falling’ is the result of four years effort and these ten pieces certainly are testament to how much midnight oil was burnt in their pursuance. Each note, each word and every element of design has been feverishly slaved over to produce maximum results; others may play the influence shell game so go read them if that’s your thing. Don’t look for it here.

Bands from LA tend to have the hell scrutinized out of them but no matter how hard you try to put them under that microscope, Peeling Grey will elude you. They are surprisingly upbeat in their mood, prefering the solace of introspection to the sort of nihilistic worldview people would expect from such a place. There’s no hard, embittered edge in their work. To be sure, you’ll unearth plenty of pathos and the moody undercurrent running through the last three entries is wonderful indeed. Disguised beneath layers of melancholy synths, brooding vocals, flanged guitar arrangements and spectacular examples of rhythm it lies in wait. As a point of fact, their drummer and bassist are remarkably tasteful by virtue of their restraint.

Now that I think it over, everyone on here is… it runs grey, so gorgeously grey. They peel back each layer with an expert finesse, allowing us to drown in the myriad facets contained therein.

There is humor to be found in their music, the vinyl version includes a tune called “Wednesday is Wrong” which contains a riotous lyrical narrative about a night out which concludes on the floor listening to snippets of conversations with a vicious hangover no doubt to follow later on. Never take their song titles at face value, either: “Wake Up” could be a romantic excursion but it plays out to me like a love/hate letter to the city they’re from… a final admonition for people there to get a clue and move out of the past, god knows there are already enough skeletons in the place but that time and era are over.

By the time I’d gotten to the third cut, “Under Darker Skies” I’d been won over and once “Stars Break Away” began I was well and truly a fan. Peeling Grey understand what songwriting is and even more impressively they are masters of getting their track order correct. With most acts, the first two or three are supposed to bowl you over so you don’t notice the filler in the middle or the “experimental” wankery at the end. ‘Our Sky’s Falling’ is a slow burner which builds dynamics and tension as it goes along; the emotional pull of what they’re writing about is ratcheted up the deeper you go. There are no cast-offs or cutting room floor leavings here, these are well thought out compositions written by a band whose musicianship reveals more complexity each and every time you listen."

~Peter Marks,
santasangremagazine.wordpress.com

credits

released June 25, 2015

Andy Smith - Vocals / Guitar
Naren Renz - Keyboards
Dave Skott - Bass
Brad Hartman - Drums

Produced by James Hazley & Rocker Meadows for SKU Entertainment
Mastered by Tom Rogers at Atomix Studios, Van Nuys, CA
Recorded at Surplus Studios, Van Nuys, CA

PG-CD S130-005

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Peeling Grey Los Angeles, California

Peeling Grey was formed in 2008. Demos of their early songs began to circulate in 2009 and 2010 in the USA and Europe. 2011 saw the release of their debut album "The World's Not Sorry", hailed by famous writer Mick Mercer as "a slinky Post-Punk joy". "Broken Glass" debuted in 2012 and a single and video for "Rumors" was released in late 2013. 2015 brings "Our Sky's Falling". ... more

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Track Name: Flowers for the Dead, Parts I & II
The sun's coal kiss has entered ground
and offered its smile to those that have fallen
By the road I watch the summer's end
on the way back home

Many reside in the arms of valleys
Decorated fields between the cities
Crosses baring unknown names that
they still carry

The prairie landscape among the fallen
We drive there grasping for a reason
In a world reluctant to cure or share
that why or how

We've come this far among the dead
Unnatural speed but perfect sound
I see the summer end on a year
of hanging on to closing down

Destitute flowers among the dead
They have risen from the land to the sky
This summer is a black dress
Smothered dry among the dead
Track Name: Life of Sin
I'm fighting for my life right now
Not the right, but the will and how
Where did I let it all go?
and what have I now become?

I'm deranged to those I meet
Criminal notions on Sunday's street
I thought I knew what love was about
But I drown tomorrow in doubt

Got to find a reason
It's the will to live and love
Got to find the passion
It's the will to live and love

In the mirror I found a stranger
The focal point of this danger
All I want is to scream and shout
But I drink my sorrows and doubt

I don't know where I have been
I have led a life of sin
I don't know where I have been
All my friends are next of kin

I have led a life of sin
All my friends are next of kin

Got to find a reason
It's the will to live and love
Got to find the passion
It's the will to live and love

I don't know where I have been
I have led a life of sin
I don't know where I have been
I have led a life of sin

I have led a life of sin
I have led a life of sin
Track Name: Under Darker Skies
I want hail and winter
with you
I want thunder and sleet
to reign
I want the shock of flood
to flow
I want sweet white snow
to burn

Wilted and stained drenched we'll fly
Someday I know it will rain with you

I want the cover of fog
to hide
I want the loom of thunder
to shout
I want the streets so slick
to run
I want the desert so dark
to cool

Wilted stained drenched we'll fly
Someday I know it will rain with you
Someday under darker skies
Someday I know it will rain with you

I want the dawn to slow
Never wake
I want this dream tonight
Never age
I want the oceans to crash
Not afraid
I want you tonight
I want it all

I want to share the rain
I want to share the rain
I want to share the rain
with you

Someday under darker skies
Someday I know it will rain with you
Track Name: Stars Break Away
I had to break away
Get away from L.A.
I took a rocket to the moon
But I'd be coming down soon

I did too many drugs
I took those pills with her
Mixing wine with our blood
A bittersweet trip of love

There was darkness in the sun
A twilight dream for anyone

They thought I was MIA
They even called the CIA
They informed the FBI
My name slung in the mud

But now I'm back again
My tail between my legs
I used all of my lives
My heart cut with her knife

There was darkness in the sun
A twilight dream for anyone
We slept on a star with no name
Embraced intoxicated in rain

Her hand had to guide me through
The mystery of this new moon
And when the rain fell hard deep inside
Our kiss cindered down to the ground

There was darkness in the sun
A twilight dream for anyone
We slept on a star with no name
Embraced intoxicated in the rain
Track Name: Let's Take a Train
What I like about you
is you make me crazy
but you make me so sad

You're the sweetest thing
to me
But this makes me so mad

What I think
we should do
Is not get so angry
You know what I mean

You say you wanna
leave the clubs behind
Well darling come closer
We can leave them all tonight

Let's take a train down the tracks
We can leave my car behind
Drive back in the morning
Early dawning
For another point of view

Let's take a train down a path
We can leave them all behind
Darling come closer
Well darling come closer
Darling come closer
We can change our point of view

Let's take a train
Track Name: Wake Up
I looked at you
the highest sweet
The clouds are grey
and the world around just
blurs and fades

We stand in ruins
Our lives have changed
They fall apart
but we live to die
for another day

Uncertain you humor me
I clutch onto a memory
I hold you the emeralds I seek
They send me trembling
I cannot speak

I'm asking you to wake up
I'm hoping you will just wake up
Wake up and sing to me
Like you use to do
Wake up oh can't you see
That my intentions are true

Earnestly I hold out hope
Could this be the last time?
There's a key we like to pass
It opens doors I'm longing for you
to end this mystery

I'm waiting for you to wake up
I'm hoping you will just wake up
Wake up and sing to me
Like you use to do
Wake up oh can't you see
That this promise is true

Wake up Wake up
Wake up Wake up
Wake up and sing to me
Like you use to do
Wake up oh can't you see
That my promise is true
Wake up Wake up
Wake up Just wake up
Wake up
Track Name: The Siren's Call
A siren disguised as song
approached with a warning
Yesterday's odyssey
Drown gone away

The secret kept away from her
trickling slowly down my
mask and trailing off
Smeared in a strange place

We walked an aberrant path
Vile but once sweet
In its core a boy and girl
Lost trapped in time

Our lives purged from her
And the shock of flood and regret
Unformed and now dead
Seeds ending in our blood

And the siren disguised as song
Seduction her harbor's throne
No siren's song nor tale
would proclaim the flood

She came to me in the rain
Took me back in closer

To her song
To the sound
Take heed
of the siren's call
Take heed
of the siren's call
Take heed
of the siren's call

I knew
it would all end
Take heed
of the siren's call
Take heed
of the siren's call
Take heed
of the siren's call
Track Name: Our Sky's Falling
I would give you the world
Put it in your hands
But what's the point in giving
something you reject
Still I could
If you perceive
that this world still offers
something new

I could give you tomorrow
Trust in your forgotten dreams
But what's the use in handing
something you neglect
Still I would
If I could see shine
the sun that set
in your clouded skies

Our sky's falling
Our dreams are dying
They're starting to fade
into memory
Our sky's falling
Our dreams are dying
Our sky is falling

I should give you the truth
Write it down for your eyes
But what's the use of words
that say goodbye
Still I might
If we should perish
in self doubt and
fear like they do

Our sky's falling
Our dreams are dying
They're starting to fade
into yesterday
lingering hopes
distant ties
Our sky is falling
Our dreams are dying
Our sky is falling

Even if you're still frozen
Even if we're still broken
What I would give
to see those dreams again
believe in them
to start again

Our sky's falling
Our dreams are dying
They're starting to fade
into yesterday
Our sky's falling
Our dreams are dying
What I would give for
a cure to stop the end
Our sky is falling
Track Name: The Circle is Complete
All loss has come to pass
Friends, gems, and all dealings

The hings that seem to crumple
Brings about new meaning

Our hands again now open
Breaks the spell at the seams

After the quake has rumbled
Our fragile hearts and lives
Run the rim of volcanoes

The ashes will settle
Those departed
Make their way
for the next circle

The circle is complete
The circle is complete
No more do we tremble
Our flailings now tempered
The circle is complete
The circle is complete

The circle is now complete
The circle is now complete
And the circle has traveled
We are finally clean
Makes way for a third
Always in waves of three
The circle is complete
We are finally free