Pastora

Pastora

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAlternative

Working with a combination of electronic and soft-synth based instruments as well as analog instruments and live recordings Pastora has taken on a new musical path involving both highly manipulated sounds and well crafted melodies.

Biography

We are pleased to announce the release of Pastora's new E.P. "Music Minus Film". Written, produced and performed by Derek Buckner, this new collection of songs comes after a long hiatus from his solo career during which he was playing with the successful Alt-Country group Sugarpine. Thus far, these songs have not been released in any formal capacity and for the past year have been in the process of being formed and reformed and manipulated in his studio in Brooklyn NY. Working with a combination of electronic and soft-synth based instruments as well as analog instruments and live recordings Derek Buckner has taken on a new musical path involving both highly manipulated sounds and well crafted melodies. Derek who was the guitarist and singer for the Alt- Country band Sugarpine has collaborated with many musicians including Dan Fleigal (of the Eternals, Tom Ze, Tortoise) Francis Metcalf (of Fat Sac and the Embassy Suites) Rob Datum of the Nerves( Thrill Jockey) Josh Maddel of Antietam, Robert Rolston of Mr. Quintron and Math, Jim Becker of Califone as well as many others.

Lyrics

Can You See Them

Written By: Derek Buckner

What were you waiting for
grayer skies and open doors
see them gliding down the floor
she waits in silence for things to fall

can you see them
are they just in your mind
can you see them
standing there

What goes n the other side
when it's all done will you still try
to make predictions of your own
from scripted lines you read over the phone

can you see them
are they just in your mind
can you see them
standing there

they say you have the Midas touch
be so kind to touch this crutch
so I'll swing this golden stump
and I'll cough and i will spit
and when they come and pass me by
they'll see that I'm not worth a try

El Contador

Written By: Derek Buckner

She never had the money
he never had the time
and knowing aint that funny
when your down on your luck and and the rio's been running dry

He never had no trouble
with elected officials
it always came own to down to the capitan
El guapo el cantador

He had old six shooter
He had ten piece band
he played an old guitar all night
and played so well

they never asked no questions
they never knew the score
It was always down to the capitan
El guapo el cantador

she worked the midnight shift
she took the road at dawn
he was resurected by the morning sun
he was watering lawns

she scrubbed floors for the people
that she never saw
he sang songs the tables
picked coins up off the floor

when she had some trouble
at the company store
so he took out the capitan
el guopo el cantador

he dug a hole in the desert
he made a circle of stones
she held a crying baby in the middle of the night
and the band played on

and all was forgiven
when the show was over
no one ever found the capitan
el guopo elcantador

Discography

Pastora: Music Minus Film 2010
Aquaboy: The World Still Turns Without You: 2003
Derek Buckner: Symptoms: 2000

Set List

The Drop System
Looking For Another
El contador
Peach Magnet
Strangelet
Droneutopia
The World still turns without you