A+ Lips

A+ Lips

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Born as Motoko's recording project with her inspiring guitarist Eric Barlow, A+ Lips have naturally grown into a band as bassist Sean Lattrell and drummer Aaron Fisher joined. They keep on growing to emanate the refreshing vibration.

Biography

Born as Motoko's recording project with her inspiring guitarist Eric Barlow, A+ Lips have naturally grown into a band as bassist Sean Lattrell and drummer Aaron Fisher joined. They keep on growing to emanate the refreshing vibration.

Some find much sweetness of her voice in "Your Moon Song" and pleasantly surprised by the darker "Release Your Knots" and wilder tunes like "Stolen Kisses" where everything is pretty much distorted and that is highly charged with the untamed, salvaged drum track from one of her old band Cahies' burried songs. At the same time one may feel unusually dreamy and euphoric with "Filled." But always in the deepest place, this is a natural manifestation of everything Motoko feels honestly every moment, reflecting her timelessness and spiritual freedom being a Reiki Master.

Motoko's wide-ranging musical experience including her childhood classical piano lessons, high school girl rock band, Japanese pop song writing in youth, and the band in her Boston era contributes A+ Lips' multifaceted set of songs.

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"The beauty of A+ Lips is the way Motoko blends a wide range of styles. Here are a few bands/people that come to mind for me: Damien Rice, Interpol, Cat Power, Keren Ann, PJ Harvey, Mazzy Starr, Patti Smith, The Pretenders, Stereolab to name just a few." - Jeremy Medoff, Filmmaker

Lyrics

Release Your Knots

Written By: Motoko Kawasaki

You just turned on my switch in deep
It goes to the brain

Give (You gave) me the seed of forbidden flower
It makes my voice

Don't you see the truth?
Like millions of years ago
The two things must have been one
It's now right now to remember

You might want to relax your tongue
To melt my heart

Give me the spot you like to dig
Release the knots

Can't you see the truth?
Like millions of years ago
The two things must have been one
It's now right now to remember
(x2)

Peel off your conscious layers of mind
Until the truth comes out
Peel off your conscious mind
Because your truth is there.. is there..

You just turned on my switch in deep
To melt my heart

Filled

Written By: Motoko Kawasaki (c)+ASCAP

I couldn't see this coming
So suddenly now
It's true in the past
I had massive feelings for you

Don't say it's surreal
We're here right now
Just be and breathe
Don't rush into the end

It's you it's you it's you
I'm gonna faint
I'm gonna be filled
It's you it's you it's you
I'm gonna faint
I'm gonna be filled
It's you

Long time ago or
In the near past life
I think I knew you
You found me this time

Don't deny we're magnetic
Don't try to control
Just sink in the moment and
Forget what's right or wrong

It's you it's you it's you
I'm gonna faint
I'm gonna be filled
It's you it's you it's you
I'm gonna faint
I'm gonna be filled
It's you

Discography

Euphorian Lips [pre-release limited edition] EP

Set List

Release Your Knots
Filled
Optimistic Fool
Stolen Kisses
Paris Cyber
Your Moon Song
In a Free Form
Reset
Bloody Non-non