End of the World 1969

End of the World 1969

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We write tuneful suicide notes. We match catchy melodies to lyrics laced with bitterness, disappointment, and defeat. We make guitar-driven indie rock that leans heavily on keyboards (and occasionally accordions). We channel Sparklehorse, Grandaddy, Radiohead, and rage.

Biography

Sam used to play guitar and sing high harmonies for a punk gospel band in St. Louis. Justin is the front man for The Good Soldiers in Toronto. Caitlin, Steve, and Luis are also known as Bella Clava.

Sam was once in a bowling league. Justin vacations in The Netherlands. Caitlin, Steve, and Luis pine for Thunder Bay.

Sam is an atheist and a Marxist. Justin keeps his religious and political cards close to his chest. Steve and Luis think Caitlin is the messiah.

Lyrics

Nobody

Written By: Sam Scott

I'm changing lanes, got no destination, not thinking clearly at all. There's so many things that I wanna tell you but you've already heard them all. I worshipped at the church of Satan - I couldn't stand all the waiting. Nobody ever changes.

From across the room, her eyes spit fire at the conversation by the bar. The boy in the bathroom never stood a chance - he knows this time he's gone to far. He stood on ancient burial sites - thoughts of arson filled his head that night. Nobody ever changes.

Put it on a bumper sticker - a slogan for an aging loser. Nobody ever changes.

Accidents

Written By: Sam Scott

There are no natural disasters and there's no way to stop a drunk from getting plastered. If you're spending your whole life breaking bones you didn't know were there, well there's nothing wrong with you for thinking it's not fair.

Accidents and suicides...

There are no natural disasters and there's no way to make the Earth spin any faster. If you're spending your whole life feeling like you're gonna burst, well there's nothing wrong with living each day like it's your first.

Accidents and suicides...

Yeah I heard you got busted in the middle of the night and no one showed up to bail you out. I heard you got disillusioned losing all those little fights, took all your old pamphlets and threw them out.

Accidents and suicides...

Southampton Dock Revisited

Written By: Sam Scott

Yeah, we know what you do behind our backs but you don't know what we're doing. You're under control (you always have been) so just relax - you don't need to know what you're doing. We're all in shock, we're all in hock, and no one knows how to be alone any more. No one knows how to be alone.

We'll never tell where we're thinking of leading you - read between the lines on our maps. And if a spell of mutiny comes over you, just remember no one will be with you. We're all in shock, we're all in hock, and no one knows how to be alone any more. No one knows how to be alone.

We're all in shock, we're standing on the dock as we bravely wave the boys goodbye again. No one knows how to be alone any more. No one knows how to be alone.

Shadows in the Dirt

Written By: Sam Scott

You are what you defeat. You shouted yourself to sleep. You left me standing at the barricades alone. Now I spend most of my week trying to turn goats into sheep and remembering all the better things we once had in store. But I don't miss you any more.

We made so many plans - we'd build settlements all over this land. But now all that's left is shadows in the dirt. If I had the right kind of knowledge I'd build you a shelter in the forest - a place where you could rest for the next civil war. But I don't miss you any more.

Discography

Demo Songs for a Band that doesn't Exist, 2008.

- Mastered by Juno Award winning recording engineer, Steve Bellamy (SteveBellamyAudio.com).

- #10 on CIUT (Toronto), week ending December 23, 2008.
- #12 on Sound FM (CKMS, Waterloo), week ending November 20, 2008.
- #13 on CJSR (Edmonton), week ending January 20, 2009.
- #17 on CFBX (Kamloops), week ending March 6, 2009.
- 5 consecutive weeks on the CIBL (Montreal) alternative chart (ending March 8, 2009). Peak rank: #24.
- Regular airplay on CJMQ (Sherbrooke), January 22, 2009 to present (78 plays so far).
- Airplay on CHOQ in Montreal, CHRW in London (January, 2009), and Radio Dijon Campus 92.2 in France (March 2007).

Last Updated April 6, 2009.

Set List

40 minute set - 10 songs from the album (see the liner notes in the photos section).