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Thank You Driver

by Dinah Brand

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes insert with lyrics

    Includes digital pre-order of Thank You Driver. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 31, 2019
    item ships out within 3 days

      €20 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes insert with lyrics

    Includes digital pre-order of Thank You Driver. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases May 31, 2019
    item ships out within 3 days

      €20 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Thank You Driver. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases May 31, 2019

      €7 EUR  or more

     

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Protagonist
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Cocks & Aces
3.
Bill
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Lagos
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Garden
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04:45
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03:52
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03:59
10.
River

about

Dinah Brand release their third album "Thank You Driver" on May 31st, available on vinyl LP and digital.

Long term resident in the Dublin Heritage City Experience, Dinah Brand songs go like this: personal intimacies and universal anxieties hidden in obscure, confusing word bunches; combined with warm and erratic electric guitar tones and all—usually but not exclusively—shifting at mid pace drum time.

Way back in 2003, they released Pale Monkey Blues, a classic piece of Dublin noir. In 2010 or so, it was second album I Can Walk Through—another sad and lovely suite.

Their latest album (also a record) is Thank You Driver. This one, perversely, is as positive and angry as a natural melancholic can be—as sweet as it is dyspeptic.

Never belonging but always available, three albums deep, Dinah Brand songs are your friend if you want it—you need never feel lonesome again.

credits

releases May 31, 2019

David Lacey: bass
Stephen Ryan: guitars
Gavin Ward: drums, vocals
Dylan Phillips: guitar, vocals
John Hegarty: keyboards,
Cian Nugent: guitar break ('Other Heads')

Songs written by Dylan Phillips

Recorded at The Joinery, Arbour Hill
and Badlands, Harolds Cross in Dublin
Engineered and mixed by Alan O’Boyle
Produced by Dinah Brand and Alan O’Boyle

Cover design by Niall McCormack

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Dinah Brand Dublin, Ireland

Dinah Brand is a band from Dublin, Ireland – four people all playing different musical instruments, sometimes in harmony, sometimes not. In thrall to The Byrds, Lee Dorsey, The Replacements, Little Feat, Go Betweens, Neu, Big Star and Michael Hurley, they also would like to think that songs governed by enigmatic sentiment and songs that long to be films have a place in the global soundworld. ... more

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Track Name: Rain on Summit
Rain On Summit/Victress on the peak/Sluices down into the township/Runs over a mansion built on bones/They were crushed to powder cos they’re weak/If I died but my heart just wasn’t in it/I’d lie and I’d leak around those places/I have to think on this occurrence/Maybe it happened yesterday/Maybe it happened yesterday/It had to be it has to be/All bodies on a plane have got to atrophy/And shrink before the sun/Is this the one is this the one/That pushes me down into apostasy/Rain on summit/All got redirected/And the people drank too much corrosive/Then they went to hail their lofty saviour/Last name Stalin first name Joseph
Track Name: Old Track
I took my favourite pen to write to you/I was soaking wet and choked remembering/The needles and the brush below/It was the best dream I think I ever had/About your face/And we were completely lost/Without our shirts on/Our pelts could take it though/It was the coldest winter ever/And smiling I accept you know/What turns me on/Get lost on the old track/Don’t talk to snakes or let them in your bivouac/And remember please/At night say to me/Be true/I guess the deeds of men impress you/If they don’t kill beasts/And they have the sun inside/And they gun for the mind/It was the best thing I think I ever learned/Of any use/And I remember my dad saying/Better get yourself some sturdy boots/Because if peace is here/Then it’s a sure thing war is nearer still/It never went away
Track Name: Other Heads
I went to the town like other people do/Saying please/Love me or nobody/Shower on the stone/Feedback the sky/Shielding my eye/Not to go blind/Facing a wall braced with lichen/That seems to come away easy in my grip/Turn around and all the heads in town/Looking at me/All the heads say “I like this but not that” different from last week/They’re wearing very shiny duds/But what good would that do for me/I went to the town/Shielding my eye/From a low sun in the late winter
Track Name: Rotunda Boy
As institutions go/It’s the best I know/I can see it/I’m on the record there/It’s not easy/Easy to destroy/Rotunda boy Rotunda boy/The undernoise/I know where I started from/Just such a weight/Now start to run/I was born but…/We used to live in town/Until we filtered out/I got stuck in a drain/Had a bad bad pain I used to medicate/Imaginary people/I’ve known lots of them/Imaginary form/Is there really any other kind?/To walk between those pillars tires my mind/ Here they come to comfort me/My fevery street dreams/All the latest fools were there/And I was one and we clung/To our teat provider/If I had the tools to break back in/You know I would/To get higher/Here they come to comfort me/My street dreams/I know where I started from

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