Music for the Modern Monkey

by backnbloom

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Backnbloom's first full-length album full of electro-pop ear candy!! Dance and deep groove tunes with thoughtful and quirky lyrics - embrace. enjoy. share.

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released 13 September 2011

all songs written, recorded, produced and mixed* by backnbloom. *heed the flashes mixed by mark needham at the ballroom studios, assistant mix engineer will brierre. mastered at d organization studios, sherman oaks by iggy elisavetsky. photos by mariana pena, www.marianapenaphoto.com. cartoons by dan greenberg, dan-greenberg.blogspost.com. special thanks to: jefery j hart & crew (venice video), ideologie, yamaha violins, friends and family…but first and foremost, you! © 2011 backnbloom (ascap) / publishing: fabulous feat music (ascap) www.backnbloom.com

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backnbloom Los Angeles, California

Describing their sound as "Efficacious Poetic Fervor," Los Angeles’s Backnbloom flaunts a sleek mix of nostalgic, well-read indie pop with harmonious, complex sonic layers, grooving rhythms and a sprinkling of electric violin.

It all started in a cramped Hollywood apartment where ideas were penciled, drums and keyboards programmed - while waiting for a break in traffic and yells from the alley.
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Track Name: Heed the Flashes
They can’t see me peering outward through the window pane
Heart is beating, glass is fogging, breath inside escapes
Can you hear me? Thoughts are creeping from my mouth in vain
Pull the handle
Heed the Flashes
God I love this place

CHORUS
Fate has shined upon my brow
Fate has shined upon my brow

Line of heartbeats on the pavement, tears roll down a face
Rocks are cracking under pressure, left to right….now stay
Lips are moving. Looking through them, Chardonnay in hand
Part the masses
Swallow harder
Take your place and stand

CHORUS
Fate has shined upon my brow
Fate has shined upon my brow

They can’t see me peering outward through the window pane
Heart is beating, glass is fogging, breath inside escapes
Can you hear me? Thoughts are creeping from my mouth in vain
Pull the handle
Heed the Flashes
God I love this place

CHORUS
Fate has shined upon my brow
Fate has shined upon my brow

La la la, la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la laaaaa
Track Name: Start Again
You've got some problems
And I've got mine, dear
Jump off this see-saw
And cross the line

Chorus
I don't know what you want
Pick it up and start again
I don't know what you need
Pick it up and start again

Hey, hey, hey
Hey -ey -ey-ey ey

Oh Oh Oh
It should be so easy

Time flies by slowly
Is this the place?
Marked by knowing
Let go, embrace

Chorus
I don't know what you want
Pick it up and start again
I don't know what you need
Pick it up and start again
Track Name: Slip Away
Swing my babe or let it go
Fortune cookie always knows
Told you so
Told you so

Shifting left right, what's the plan?
Asking questions cause I can
Told me so
Told me so

Chorus
Stay, Stay
Don't go
Stay, Stay
Don't go

Hat in hand, those baby blues
Thought by now you'd have a clue
Told you so
Told you so

Call me crazy, can you see
Get on my page, pretty please
Told me so
Told me so

Chorus
Stay, Stay
Don't go
Stay, Stay
Don't go

Don't let it slip a...
Don't let it slip a...
Don't let it slip a...let it slip away

Don't let it slip a...
Don't let it slip a...
Don't let it slip a...let it slip away

Chorus
Stay, Stay
Don't go
Stay, Stay
Don't go
Track Name: The Feel
Can u tell me how the sun can shine as rain drops on my hand?
How a bird will fly into the night not knowing where to land?
There's a reason we all wake and rise, a line of common ground
And a secret that we all should know,
This secret that I found

Pre-chorus
Do not let go
It’s only a feeling
A yes or no
Break through the ceiling
Your choices can lift you up or pull you under

Chorus
Just keep the feel flowing
Just keep the feel flowing
Just keep the feel flowing, flowing
Just keep the feel flowing

See the architects of buildings tall, one seed became a plan
To the doubters tossing mocking words they took a stand
For a moment let your mind resolve, electing what is right
Turning over thoughts, go for the prize with all your might

Pre-chorus
Do not let go
It’s only a feeling
A yes or no
Break through the ceiling
Your choices can lift you up or pull you under

Chorus
Just keep the feel flowing
Just keep the feel flowing
Just keep the feel flowing, flowing
Just keep the feel flowing

Bridge –different melody than Chorus, same lyrics
Flowing
Keep the feel flowing

Chorus
Track Name: Empty Spaces
Taking each day slowly
Crawling out from underneath
Where I’ve been hiding

Now you’re in my vision
Nothing else can I see
Before now I always wanted nothing

CHORUS
I look through so many faces
I’ve been to so many places
I don’t like those empty spaces


When you look up at me
Words are difficult to speak
Don’t break the silence

Tell me all your secrets
Daunting as they might be
Realize I always wanted something


CHORUS
I look through so many faces
I’ve been to so many places
I don’t like those empty spaces

¬MUSICAL BRIDGE

CHORUS
I look through so many faces
I’ve been to so many places
I don’t like those empty spaces
Track Name: Flicker
Wide-awake, I hear the whispers
Undefeated
Marvel, Flicker
Shinedown
Shinedown

No mistake, a pattern, contact
Double frame
The Color, contrast
Meltdown
Meltdown

Multiply, heal the fissure
Saturating
Pardon, Pleasure
Smile down
Smile down

Take a breath, the final levy
Syncopated
Ever ready
Rain down
Rain down

CHORUS
Eyes that shine so bright
Promise, Hope, Ignite
Participle of a lifeline

Eyes that shine so bright
Promise, Hope, Ignite
Participle of a lifeline

Gratify, Into the center
Unaffected
Hover, Shimmer
Countdown
Countdown

Intertwine, Lines are clearer
Unabated
Savor, Treasure
Spellbound
Spellbound

Marvel, Flicker
Color, Contrast
Pardon, Pleasure
Ever ready
Hover, Shimmer
Savor, Treasure
Participle of a lifeline,
Flicker, Flicker

CHORUS
Eyes that shine so bright
Promise, Hope, Ignite
Participle of a lifeline

Eyes that shine so bright
Promise, Hope, Ignite
Participle of a lifeline
Track Name: Venice
VERSE
Tick tock
Floating high
Crush
Messy hair, fashion flair
Coming through
Starry eyed
More, more, more

Tick tock
Floating high
Crush
Starry eyed
More, more, more

UNDERNEATH THE VERSE
Find connection
Nothing more
Find connection
Nothing more

CHORUS
Keen sense of justice
Conviction to be fair
Keen sense of justice
No favorites anywhere

Keen sense of justice
Conviction to be fair
Keen sense of justice
Love people everywhere
Track Name: King of the Radio
I spot a moonbeam
Behind an open door
A blue and white dream
He’s standing there no more

But his beat has got me
Come on and sing it out


CHORUS
King of the radio!
Oh oh oh oh oh
King of the radio!
Oh oh oh oh oh


The light is blinding
Find markings on the floor
Intensifying
Out from my heart it pours


CHORUS
King of the radio!
Oh oh oh oh oh
King of the radio!
Oh oh oh oh oh

His beat has got me
Come on and sing it out

King of the radio!
Oh oh oh oh oh
King of the radio!
Oh oh oh oh oh
King of the radio!
Oh oh oh oh oh
King of the radio
Oh. Oh
Track Name: Hollywood Blvd. Remix
Ponies on another display
Faces painted over a time that no longer is
Riding on another good day
Look at the show
Look at ‘em go
Revel in the lies
You’re fading away

CHORUS
Knots and tangles
Dreams mangled
Knots and tangles
Dreams mangled
To be…
Walking alone on Hollywood Blvd.


Isn’t this a wonderful place?
Peace and quiet shattered by TVs and radios
Making yet another mistake
All that they know
No where to go
Revel in the lies
You’re fading away

CHORUS
Knots and tangles
Dreams mangled
Knots and tangles
Dreams mangled
To be…
Walking alone on Hollywood Blvd.


Knots and tangles
Dreams mangled
Knots and tangles
Dreams mangled
To be…
To be…
To be…
Walking alone on Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood Blvd.