The Annandale Cardinals

The Annandale Cardinals

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandAlternativeRock

The Annandale Cardinals are your new favorite alt-country sextet from Minneapolis, MN. Their blend of alternative and country draws heavily from their collective punk rock roots, but don't let that fool you: these boys can twang, and they can make a bar or a basement feel like a bedroom.

Biography

The Annandale Cardinals are an up and coming alt-country sextet from Minneapolis, MN fully invested in crafting the Northern sound. Born of a love for country and an addiction to rock and roll, The Annandale Cardinals keep trying to settle but refuse to stay down. Fresh off the heels of releasing their debut album, "Home," the band is looking forward to a summer of festivals, regional touring and writing new material for the next record.

Drawing influence from the songwriting of Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams, Tyler Haag crafts songs close to the heart dominated by stark landscapes and strenuous relationships. The dual electrics of John Bjorkman and Eric Frame are spankin' leads and powerhouse rhythms. Bassist Matt Day and drummer Joe Kill'em define a new blend of country and punk, and multi-instrumentalist Tony Cipolle fills in auxiliary piano, organ, banjo and harmonica.

Lyrics

Bells of Cloud City

Written By: The Annandale Cardinals

He sits on the curb, waiting for his ride
He's got just enough change, he's got a buck seventy five
And his pockets are full, cause he pawned off all her rings
But when he gets paid he's gonna buy them back again.

I remember that summer well cause the girls all got too skinny
Started spending all their time in Waite Park in Cloud City
And the boys went to the cabin, and drank until we puked
I wouldn't have admitted it, but I just came unglued

When I saw you later on, but you didn't look the same
You were with that other guy, but I never caught his name
And no, I'm not sorry, I don't regret nothing
You stayed til you got comfortable and me, I stayed the same

And you
Felt comfortable knowing it was there
And I'm not comfortable
I'm not prepared

Now I'm smoking a cigarette alone outside the door
She's ordering up drinks and thinking bigger things I'm sure
What do you think about when you go to sleep?
What do you dream about and is it me?

And you
Felt comfortable knowing it was there
And I'm not comfortable
I'm not prepared

Highway 24 Revisited

Written By: The Annandale Cardinals

Finally did just what you said and bought a place out east
Found myself a job with enough money left to eat
Some people are saints, some people get caught
Well I'm not hear to judge you baby, I'm just here to talk

I'm just here to talk

Played it in my head about a thousand times since then
Try to see the light and how you wore it on your skin
And I hoped that you'd turn back, but you just turned away
Now I just go to work and go to sleep until it fades

We took that '87 Chevy out to Highway 24
(broken bottles in the gravel makes glitter. don't want to fake it, i just want to feel better)
And when she fell out of the back I saw her open up the door
And I haven't seen the same girl since. I haven't seen.

They're turning on the lights, they're telling us to leave
All the chairs are upside down and our waitress fell asleep
I asked if you needed a ride but you said that you were fine
So I walked home with absolutely nothing on my mind

I took that '87 Chevy out to Highway 24
(broken bottles in the gravel makes glitter. don't want to fake it, i just want to feel better)
She said she fell out of the back and I saw that road swallow her whole
And I haven't seen the same girl since. I haven't seen.

We took that '87 Chevy out to Highway 24
(broken bottles in the gravel makes glitter. don't want to fake it, i just want to feel better)
And when she fell out of the back I saw that road swallow her whole
I haven't seen the same girl since. I haven't seen.

Discography

Debut album "Home"
Single "Kayla Baker and I" picked up for internet radio play