the Endless

the Endless

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Wife-and-husband electronic dreampop duo the Endless from Los Feliz, CA weave lush, melodic synths and soaring guitars with ethereal female vocals.

Biography

*New album Somniloquy just released!

Dreams, ghosts, mediums, and stage magic permeate Somniloquy, the fourth release from wife-and-husband duo the Endless from Los Feliz, CA. Inspired by 19th century photographs of Spiritualists, séances, ectoplasm, and Bess Houdini, Somniloquy is an album of haunting female vocals and electronic shoegaze and dreampop sensibilities evoking such artists as Bat For Lashes, Florence + The Machine, and Imogen Heap.

The album includes the voices of Endless fans. “We wanted our fans to be more involved in the making of the album,” said lead vocalist Adriana Roze. “So we asked them to call a special phone number and share with us their dreams. We were absolutely inspired and amazed by what they gave us.” These recorded dreams became the backbone for the album’s titular track.

Somniloquy brings the first cover song for the band, Neil Young’s classic, After the Gold Rush. “We wanted to present the song from the point of view of the human race in the 21st century, watching the devastation of the environment and wondering how we missed the warning signs,” said David Roze, the band’s guitarist, bassist, and engineer. “So there are a lot of harsh, metallic sounds that are juxtaposed with the more organic sounds of strings, straining to make themselves heard in the fray.”

The Endless have been featured as Homegrown Artists at Amoeba Music of Hollywood and have made chart-topping sales records at CDBaby. They have played in many music venues around the country and have been featured at the NXNE Music Festival in Toronto. Their previous albums, Grumpy Ghost, …and i’m the queen of the moon, and the Republic of Heaven have received critical acclaim from publications around the world.

Reflecting on their ten years working together, the band is still in love, both with their art and with each other. “As artists and as a couple, we’ve created a wonderful dynamic of give and take. We’ve learned balance in our lives and in our art, and it has made the process of creating music together a real gift.”

Somniloquy is produced by David and Adriana Roze, released by their label Queen of the Moon Music, and mastered by Matt Brown at The Brewery.

Lyrics

Lit From Within

Written By: the Endless

you are lit from within
a perfect specimen

and I want to get
close
close
closer

Hunt For the Heart

Written By: the Endless

did you send
your hopes away
like paper cranes
on the wind

a scattered lot
your errant flock
they will not
fail you again

I will hunt for the heart
I will hunt for the heart
I will hunt for the heart of you

I will cut through the heart
I will cut through her heart
I will cut out her heart for you

you need not be
afraid of me
said the wolf
to the lamb

you are free
to harness me
your fear is now
your map

but whatever did
you expect?
you are not
of their kind.

you are wild
you are clean
you are genuine

I will get to the heart
I will get to the heart
I will get to the heart of you

I will cut through the heart
I will cut through the heart
I will bring back your heart for you

can you be the hunter
and can you still release
the trigger you are holding
up to your beauty's beast?

I will hunt for the heart of you
The heart of you is what is true
I will hunt for the heart of you
The heart of you
The heart of you

Confidence Trick

Written By: the Endless

I drove through the night
with the moon as my guide
I had to let you know

I drove to the end
where the sea met the land
we had to speak alone

I took your love
I took your love
your love was not your love

I took your love
I took your love
his love is not your love

I didn't realize
it was a double-cross
and I still want you
for my confidence trick

I did not need a map
you were there in the square
with the boys of Provincetown

you were hoping to meet
the ghost of Tennessee
who did not want to be found

I took your love
I took your love
your love was not your love

and I didn't realize
how I could double-cross
and I can't believe
you make such a good mark
and I know how to hide it
so far up my sleeve
and I still want you
for my confidence trick

we walked down to the pier
and we buried it there
my love was not your love

and I loved
how you fell for it
you fell for it, my friend

I took your love
I took your love
his love is not your love

Shock Of It All

Written By: the Endless

can you feel it
feel her coming
feel her strength as she pushes us away

she is angry
unforgiving
she insists
it’s too late to be afraid

we waited
we’ve waited
we waited too long

brace yourself
brace yourself, darling
brace yourself
brace yourself, love

there were warnings
in the water
and a red sky
breaking with the day

we waited
we waited
we waited too long

brace yourself, love
for the shock of it all

the summer is over
the harvest is in
and we are not saved

nothing now can
stop her surging
now you know
it’s too late to walk away

all that’s left is
to allow her
let her dance
or be trampled in her sway

Was I Not Your Muse?

Written By: the Endless

you gave me your love
it wasn't enough
I had a kind in mind
you weren't made of

but was I not your Muse?
when was I let loose?
you don't come to my door
for that anymore

we let the pearl sink
into the depths
and none of those sirens
offered it back

we had a treasure
you couldn't own
why must you have jewels
or nothing at all

I gave you my love
it wasn't enough
you had a kind in mind
I wasn't made of

Discography

Recordings:
Somniloquy, 2009
the Republic of Heaven, 2006
...and i'm the queen of the moon EP, 2004
Grumpy Ghost EP, 2002

Set List

Sets run about 1 hour, including originals from all 4 of the Endless' albums.

Covers:
After The Gold Rush - Neil Young
Black - Pearl Jam
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.
Run Wild - New Order
World Inside The World - Rhett Miller