Astronomy

by Miriam Clancy

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agutterfan Synth & drum machine support Miriam's voice & Stratocaster guitar in a fine album of anguished searching tunes. "The Bells" is superb, almost all crescendo and a modern classic. Favorite track: The Bells.
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Jason Kemp Miriam is a force of nature. Live she makes that Strat sing. This album has more of a drum machine thing going on with echoes of English power pop. Favorite track: Coloured Lights.
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1.
The Sound 04:48
THE SOUND Dawn divine I die a little everyday Sanctify It seeps and harrows through the haze Cut the veil of time At the speed of light Call the wind to speak You hear for I want you to Deep divide I hide a little everyday Sound I seek The song, the thrill of great release Cut the veil of time At the speed of light Call the wind to speak You hear for I want you to The sound of a soul The sound of a soul Unto this world I become a sound Unto this world I become a sound The sound of a soul The sound of a soul
2.
LOVE'S AN AFFLICTION Hope lies in front of me The thorn in my side Run like the enemy But don’t you fight Turns out it’s everything you need It’s cold Love’s an affliction It’s bold Love’s an addiction Hope with a fever I’ve got stars in my eyes Run like a hunter Every beat, every mile I’m looking for a love that’s out of the ordinary It’s cold Love’s an affliction It’s bold Love’s an addiction Don’t abandon me or leave me hanging on a rope More than anything You’re all I want and what I don’t Love’s an affliction It’s cold cold cold cold
3.
Over You 03:29
OVER YOU Don’t know why I met you in the night And everything was right Send a key to your heart from mine Tell me you’re burned I wrote you in reverse Everybody hurts Send a word to your mouth from mine It don’t matter what you’ve done before It don’t matter what’s come before I don’t know what to do over you Over you It happened in threes You took me off repeat You’re calling to the deep You’re a song for a melody Don’t know why Everything was right Across the great divide Send a key from your heart to mine It don’t matter what you’ve done before It don’t matter what’s come before I don’t know what to do over you It don’t matter who you used to be You couldn’t better who you are to me What am I gonna do over you? Over you Anywhere now You know I can’t help it You I care about
4.
COLOURED LIGHTS We had cause to be Coloured lights Coloured lights None could words define The bad I feel The bad I feel There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love Walked the world today in the rain In the rain Though no peace I find The cut is deep The cute is deep and wide There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love (Shape of our love) (Shape of our love) There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love (Shape of our love) (Shape of our love) I don’t wanna think it Don’t wanna speak it I don’t wanna think it Don’t wanna speak it There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love (Shape of our love) (Shape of our love) There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of our love (Shape of our love) (Shape of our love) We were meant to be the coloured lights
5.
Astronomy 03:41
ASTRONOMY Troubled hearts in the trailer parks Everlasting Triggered feet in the city streets Everlasting I could be your girlfriend I could be you I could be your boyfriend Wouldn’t that do?
 Its a sign Astronomy Its a strange anomaly - how a tear becomes a shooting star Shoot/shoot star in the darkest dark Troubled hearts Men in suits in cars Everlasting One of us In no-one we trust Everlasting You could the best thing I never met I could be the last thing To hold you instead It’s a sign Astronomy Its a strange anomaly - how a tear becomes a shooting star Shoot/shoot star in the darkest dark I could be your girlfriend I could be you I could be your boyfriend Wouldn’t that do? It’s a sign Astronomy Its a strange anomaly - how a tear becomes a shooting star Shoot/shoot star in the darkest dark
6.
Treasure 04:57
TREASURE All things underground From whence comes the coal Our bed lies beneath us Love aches to the bone Can we have it all? The way that I want to Can we feel it all? The way that I want you The way that I want you All things on the earth From whence comes the gold You and I From water came the wine Time will vanish when I hold you Just hold you Can we have it all? The way that I want to Can we feel it all? The way that I want you Would you dare believe if anyone had told you? That we could have it all The way that I want you You bring the better out of me You find the treasure underneath Can we have it all? The way that I want to Can we feel it all? The way that I want you Would you dare believe if anyone had told you? That we could have it all The way that I want you The way that I want you You find treasure underneath You find treasure underneath
7.
Absolution 05:14
ABSOLUTION Big things fall into lakes The sound it makes Days of beckoning calls To face the loss And we don’t have the time Born of love We gain everything to lose everything Sun goes down in your wake To take the place Mourning cuts like a knife To steal the life And we don’t have the time Born of love We gain everything to lose everything Absolution Makes more than what it takes Back from you Maketh the man anew Bitter falls from the words you can’t say Bitter falls from the eyes that you see You never know when the moment has gone This world wasn’t meant for nothing And we don’t have the time Born of love We gain everything to lose everything Absolution Makes more than what it takes Back from you Maketh the man anew
8.
CAT IN THE DARK See the cursed The fading sun In the distance The damage done When the hunted forget to run Leave the gun to holst, gun to holst You’re nowhere near the end Any words of love long left your mouth You’re never gonna win Tales of terror chase you down Her hand stains your cheek Strong desire But your will is weak Again you begin The failing starts And now long is your record Long is your record You’re nowhere near the end Any words of love long left your mouth You’re never gonna win Tales of terror chase you down You’re a cat in the dark Cat in the dark Cat in the dark Cat in the dark You wait for a spark You’re a cat in the dark Cat in the dark You’re nowhere near the end Any words of love long left your mouth
9.
The Bells 03:45
THE BELLS
 Sleep for a while The bells They ring tonight When it comes I’m holding on For the arms of whom I long Will catch me A depth so deep The sea runs out of me When it comes I’m hanging on In the hands of whom I long You got me Bear the light The pale was bright Without What am I to do? If slow you take The bough will break All hope I have left is you Sleep for a while The bells They ring tonight When it comes I’m hanging on And the arms of whom I long will catch me I believe it won’t be long And the arms of whom I long Will catch me Sleep for a while
10.
Commoner Sky 04:10
COMMONER SKY Four feet on the pavement Signaling our dissent In the flash fire Remember what it felt like? Everything changes I tried to reach you on the phone , No-one home We didn’t fight coz we were in love Under the commoner sky Commoner sky We didn’t fight coz we were in love Under the commoner sky Commoner sky You, me Shaken from a deep sleep From a disenchanted everything In the half light Cutting through the outside Punching holes into the night The town boundaries might be gone But we both know We didn’t fight coz we were in love Under the commoner sky The commoner sky We didn’t fight coz we were in love Under the commoner sky The commoner sky The commoner sky The commoner sky The same you and I fighting commoner lives We are alive We are alive We are alive We are alive We are alive We are alive We are alive

about

After a decade between records, Miriam Clancy's 2019 album, Astronomy, is her first official full-length release stateside, but for longtime fans, Astronomy is a reintroduction and a reinvention. Its ten songs represent a cathartic fork in the road borne out of existential crisis and the new territory is evident. Crafted over a couple of years in New York City with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) Astronomy is laden with swooning electric guitars, wurlitzers’, early 90's drum machines and analogue synths.

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released September 27, 2019

Written and performed by Miriam Clancy
Except Treasure by Miriam Clancy & Chris Coady
Published in AUS/NZ by Mushroom Music

Produced & Mixed by Chris Coady
Co-produced by Miriam Clancy
Recorded at DNA and Stratosphere NYC
Mastered by Joe Laporta at Sterling Sound

Additional Musicians:
Peter Hale - drums (Over You, Coloured Lights, Treasure)
Guy Licata - drums (Cat In The Dark, Commoner Sky)
Jol Mulholland - bass (Cat In The Dark, Commoner Sky)
Chris Coady - bass (Absolution) guitar (Astronomy)

Photography, art direction by Miriam Clancy
Design by Andrew B. White

Thanks and hearts to JP Winger (my hero)
Also big thanks to Peter Baker, Lisa Paris, Debbi Gibbs and Trevor Reekie



© + ℗ Miriam Clancy / Desert Road Records.
Published in AUS/NZ by Mushroom Music

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