CHAR2D2

CHAR2D2

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CHAR2D2 in an empty house with a marble floored stairway and a tin-walled garage, in a foreign country created a mixture of organic & electric, surrounding catchy melodies and earnest lyrics. Dancey, melancholic, indie pop.

Biography

After decades of watching Punky Brewster on TV and listening to a secret radio hidden under her mattress, CHAR2D2 eventually left her home in Vancouver and flew to Paris. She returned with the hairdo of a five year old French boy and a fistful of new songs.

These songs made their way to Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), who fell madly in love with their sugary pop inflections and insisted on producing CHAR2D2's debut EP. Rounding out the team, John Collins (the New Pornographers) and David Carswell (the Smugglers) stepped in to engineer and mix, and in such a manner, "Small Vampires" was born.

Prior to her re-incarnation as CHAR2D2, Charla McCutcheon played in Vancouver indie pop favorite, Bella (Mint Records). She cut her teeth supporting such acts as the Breeders, Phoenix and Imperial Teen and released two critically acclaimed full length albums, 2007's "No One Will Know" and 2004's "Pretty Mess."

Lyrics

take and send

Written By: Charla McCutcheon

Take and Send

i didn't pack up that much at all
you know I only meant to leave for ten days
now my building must be so tall
could you take and send some photos to me?
could you take and send some ashes to me?

did you think it'd be like this last fall?
you know we only meant to leave for four days
now our lives are mixed up well, that's all
could you take and send some love to me?
could you take and send your ocean to me?

could you take and send some love to me?

you are a small vampire

Written By: Charla McCutcheon

You Are A Small Vampire

walking alone on your own, do you want to be
back in my room, passing through, to be near to me?
when you're around or in town, it seems to me
that we've never looked better, we're so good together

can i be the one that you wake up at 6am?
and we talk to the clouds till we fall back asleep again
and it feels like you're gone, but you're not and I think you wrote
your name on my skin, i can tell that we'll be close

so you're alone, should've known that you want to be
back in my room, passing through, to be near to me
when you're around there is sound and it seems to me
that we've never looked better, we're so good together

some will have to go

Written By: Charla McCutcheon

Some Will Have To Go

speak what you want, it won't bother me
i'm all buttered up from the looks you've sent me
gather your time and take all your thoughts 
to the back of the bar where we won't know anyone

some will have to go and i have to go if you won't

tell me some truths or tell me some whys
of how you love your phone but you just let it die
staying over there, trying to care
when the love of your life doesn't know where you are

some will have to go and i have to go if you won't

so take a new body
to the cool party
hold your own
at the cool party
get your nose to bleed
on your own

Discography

Small Vampires EP (2009) produced by Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara)
"Take and Send" CBC Radio hit single

Set List

Our typical set list is approximately 30 mins in length. This can be shortened or lengthened.

1. torn apart.
2. only man for me
3. you are a small vampire
4. don't want to
5. i am safe
6. birthday girl
7. some will have to go
8. take & send

also
9. maybe we can remember
10. the smoking song