Let In Elijah EP

by GALAXY FINGERS

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FORMATS: 7" Single [Numbered Limited Edition of 300 copies] / Digital Single

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Alex and Clara met during a study program in Japan. When they got back home, they ended up on opposite coasts of the United States (one in Connecticut and the other in California), but they decided to start writing songs long-distance. It sounds like a tale, a story made up for the beginning of a novel, but it is true. This is the origin of GALAXY FINGERS, a group influenced by doowop, shoegaze, post-punk, folk music, and slowcore. They were captivated in equal parts by the COCTEAU TWINS, PRETEND, Laura Marling and THE MAGNETIC FIELDS, and the chemistry was so strong that over time they realized they needed to record the songs. Clara recorded the vocals from the east coast, and the rest was recorded on the west coast. And behind the control panel of these songs was Brad Lee, member of THE ALBUM LEAF. The result is their first EP, “Let In Elijah EP”.

“I Need Therapy”, with its vocal plays, places us close to SLOWDIVE and MOJAVE 3, though those lazy drums and rhythms evoke our beloved GALAXIE 500, with touches of the fifties in the melodies and arrangements that make the North American duo’s openness to influences clear. “Clap For Them” slows the tempo down, diving head first into the most precious, delicate folk, where the connection between the two voices that seem like one shines, and where playful guitar arrangements surprise us, increasing the lysergic effect and adding intensity to a piece born to be crystal.

“Hugs When You’re Anxious” leaves us dry. Slowcore makes its presence known. BEDHEAD. That martial, minimal drum that marks its strict rules. The voices come in. LOW. Every detail counts. Every gesture. Every sound. Emotions are running high. But we can’t move. We must go on. The caresses make us tremble, but remember, we can’t move. When the drum’s ride comes in, it starts to set us free. We won’t tell you the end. You have to find out for yourselves. Explosion? Containment?

“Delivered” is not included on the vinyl release, but it is on the digital version of the EP and the download that comes with the 7” Single. On this song, Alex and Clara once again go deeper into slowcore. This time, we have CODEINE and their silences, their open cymbals, their knowingly strummed guitars. But this incarnation is nicer, more charming. We are again reminded of Rachel Goswell and Neil Halstead’s bands. And those whistles. You just have to let yourself be swept away. Concentrate on the space, on the time, and let yourself go. Let the light come in through the cracks.

This is a great introduction. Tons of excitement. Without exaggerations. We are anxiously awaiting the Mini-LP announced for the beginning of 2019, because in these times of agitation and speed, options like GALAXY FINGERS are becoming less and less frequent. And strangely enough, at the same time they are very much a product of the times we are living, born and raised on distance, on space, and on time.

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released September 21, 2018

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Track Name: I Need Therapy
Maybe just another drink will let me forget all of it
Or I could go stick my head in some stranger's sink like an idiot
'Cause I've been thinking a lot about how
You would always drown me out
Have it your way I'm done with all the games you play

Would it be too sad to feel bad
Would it be too bad to feel sad for me
Would it be too sad if you felt bad about what you do to me

I could cry enough to fill 10 million more oceans of great size
(I think I'll go, I'll be gone by tomorrow)
But you always fill your cup from the leaking faucet of my eyes
(Fill the empty picture frames with a ghost)
I've got poison coursing through my veins - it's eating at the itching
Questions in my brain
(I've got the car packed, it's early dawn now and you wonder where I've
gone... You wonder where I've gone)

Would it be too sad to feel bad
Would it be too bad to feel sad for me
Would it be too sad if you felt bad about what you do to me
Would it be too sad just to feel bad
Would it be so sad just to know that I would do anything to be glad
Look what you did to me
Track Name: Clap For Them
When you come
And when you go
When you come around
And I'll say no

Watch you go
Lock the door
I don't think
I'll see you anymore

When you disappear
I feel better
No, I'm better
And I won't let you

You say you'll feel better come the sunrise
I say I don't want to see the sunrise
You say I don't recognize your problems
I say that you might be the problem

I'll be laughing through your sad town
You'll be chasing this whole world down to the ground
You missed your chance, now
Watch me go farther than the sunrise

When you turn around
I feel better come the sunrise
When you leave town
I feel happy to see the sunrise
Track Name: Hugs When You're Anxious
Closing my eyes
Please don't turn away from me
I don't know why
This is so hard to do for me

When I come around
I know I'll get to thinking
When I come around
I know I'll get to thinking

I don't know how
I'm going to keep this secret
I know that I ­
I need to make a decision

When I come around
You know I'll get to feeling
When I come around
I know I'll get to feeling

These feelings are wrong
But I really need to feel something
The story goes on
And I really need to eat something

When I come around
You know I'll get to feeling
When I come around
You know I'll get to feeling

Right now my chest on the floor
My hands hold pencil and paper
I roll back up to my side
I look back into your eyes

I know I've done this before
Right here with my face on the ground
Burn my back and my arms
Feel my stomach ache

Don't go home
Don't go home
Don't go home
Don't go home
Track Name: Delivered (Bonus Track)
Talking at the spot below the collar of your shirt
Wonder what it's from - if it's blood or if it's dirt
Like the way you speak, but I hate the words you're speaking to me

Hey, I think we get on pretty friendly
I can see how sometimes it gets lonely

Hiked the trail beside the little town that loved to hide
Right along the coast, we heard some guy died inside
Let's find his ghost and ask him what he misses most
Share a laugh for everyone that gets only half
We'll go numb and sink the world in our teeth
Long expired - along with all the faces I've seen

I'm the only one
I'm the only one
I'm the only one standing in between
What I need

I'm the only one
I'm the only one
I'm the only one standing in between
Starved desire will always die

I'm the only one
I'm the only one
I'm the only one
I'm the only one

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