Break The Clasp

by LAE

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The otherworldly and long awaited debut album from Montreal-based psychedelic post-rock artisans, LAE. Featuring musical contributions, production, and lead vocals from Steve Austin (Today is the Day.) Recorded entirely in analog on a vintage Neve console.

"...the band has created an ideal atmosphere, borrowing liberally from the likes of Slint and Tortoise with mesmeric rhythms and askew harmonies, while adding dollops of psych and occasional metallic bombast...Some songs initially come off as innocuous experimental jams, but congeal into focused and meticulous pieces after a few listens." -Shane Mehling, Decibel Magazine, 8/10 Album Review

Recommended for fans of Three Mile Pilot, Swans, Sonic Youth, Unwound, Slint, Shellac, and more.

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released November 25, 2014

LAE:

Ronald Jean-Gilles
Steve Austin
Marc Lucas Ablasou
Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
Stephane Desgroseillers

Produced by Steve Austin and Marc Lucas Ablasou

All songs recorded live in Marc's Woodshop Warehouse/Montreal, Quebec, Canada between July 25th and August 1st 2013 by Steve Austin, except "Broken Knee" and "Let Me Die In The Memory Of Her Arms" recorded in Marc's bedroom sometime in 1999 on a Tascam 4-track. Additional keyboards done in Marc's living room September 2013/ Addition guitars recorded in the Woodshop, Austin Enterprise, and Hugues Basement. All vocals recorded at Austin Enterprise Studio in Orland, Maine, USA between September 2013 and December 2013, except vocals on "Broken Knee" recorded in Montreal, August 2013.

Mixed by Steve Austin, Marc Lucas Ablasou, Ronald Jean-Gilles and Serge Nakauchi Pelletier in three sessions between December 2013 and March 2014 at Austin Enterprise, Orland, Maine, USA.

Mastered by Steve Austin at Austin Enterprise, Orland, Maine, USA June 2014. Austin Enterprise can be reached at www.austinenterprise.us/Site/AERM.html

All songs written by Mar Lucas Ablasou and Ronald Jean-Gilles (between 1996-2001) except * and ** by Marc Lucas Ablasou and Stephane Desgroseillers. All words by Steve Austin.

Original demos of "Sexy Sadie", "Break The Clasp", "New Moon", and "Spare Me Logic" written by Marc Lucas Ablasou, Ronald Jean-Gilles, and David Schindl, recorded during Spring 2001 at Treatment Room. Some tracks from those sessions appear in the final songs.

Original art by Sonny Kay/Headspaces www.sonnykay.com
Layout by Sonny Kay & Dave Brenner
www.laetsu.com website designed by Brad at www.chancellorcreative.com

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Track Name: Sexy Sadie
It all began when I walked away
Far from home I became a slave
Smoke was risin' the whistlin' wind
I had nothin' no love or kin
Can you see me fly
Yeah I'm gonna flyer rider
Rider fly
Lucky lady a mystery
Sexy Sadie come walk with me
a shot of whiskey sets you free
starcrossed lover don't smother me
Can you see me fly
Yeah I'm gonna fly rider
Rider fly
Deep down I'm tryin' for you
Right here right now I give my life rider
Rider fly
Track Name: Break The Clasp
I stare at the screen
Dog with no bone
It's nice to be me
Always alone
Can't say I'm sorry
Walk my own path
Sky is so cloudy
Want more than have
Fever
Break the clasp you can't be held back
Give yourself space to grow life love hope
Time waits no more trust your vision
Cast your spell look ahead no fool lift the veil
Then you will have life love hope good
Don't be scared rise above your fears
Break right through
I can't feel I can't feel I can't feel I can't feel
If only you knew all the real truth
If only you knew the deal
All you can be inside of me
All you can be dishonesty
All you can be inside of me
All you can be dishonesty
Let down stand up
Fall down set back
Face down move on
Let down stand up
Fall down set back
Face down stand up
Fall down move on
Energy Energy Energy Energy
One nice clean day I'll be okay
One nice Sunday I'll live your way
Track Name: To Give You The Stars Above
I can't be the one you wanted
Black Sheep so rare and haunted
Hard Times have fallen
Hard Times have come
Fate
You know I would give you the stars above
Billy Grammar grew up on a farm in Franklin County Illinois
I was number one in a family of 13 kids
he recalled I was the lucky one
because being oldest I didn't have any time to wear hand me downs
But I wouldn't take anything
for the way I grew up
I'm mighty proud of my background
I don't hate you
Hopeless lies God I hate You
Half-assed Christ God I hate You
Overpriced I won't wait here
I can't laugh not a thing here
Fall on face there's no grace here
Not a trace not a fake tear
Billy got his start in show business
Entertaining on a Heron, Illinois radio station in 1947
That led to the Jimmy Dean Show
and his first record "Gotta Travel On"
which sold over a million copies
in 1959 he was invited to become a Grand Ole' Opry regular
Billy has a flair for adventure and has become and accomplished skydiver in his spare time. It's there that he spent and escaped the pressures.
Track Name: Broken Knee
Grey skies and pourin' rain
Last chance to jump this train
I'm rollin'
Hit hard
Hit fast
You know I want it
Hear me call you
Can't you see me
Reach out touch you
Can you feel me
On my broken knee
Hit hard
Hit fast
Breakin' the waves
I'm cast ashore
Long way home now
You're not the one
Empty the glass
Blood spills flowers on you
I can't wait hold you down
It's too late turn this around
What you wanted can't be found
wake up now
wake up now
It's you tryin' to blame
It's you playin' this game
On my knee
On my broken knee
Track Name: Reunion
You were the nest to me all that I had
My dad you went away my life so sad
I wish you were still here my man
What I think is a good man
is what I think of you
Not bad but a good man
You did all you can do
You cared you laughed so sad so bad
I want to be just as good and more
Can't stand me worse than before
I'd die to give all to my boys
Honesty fate kills it all
When i dream
You're standing there an endless dream
I can't share
I want to be whole again
I want to be with my best friend
A piece of me died that day
Diggin' down not much to say
I put you high on a pedestal
What is right and what is wrong
I miss you
Track Name: New Moon
Why can't you be perfect for me
You make me sad
You'll never be my family
You make me sad

Why can't you be perfect for me
You make me sad
You'll never be my family
You make me sad

Why can't you be perfect for me
You make me sad
Track Name: Sister
I wanna take a ride and go as far as we can out there
A long wild ride leavin' life behind no care
Winds blowin' hard we just set sail
It's gonna take some time for real it's cool we're gone
Back there I don't belong
Back there I don't belong
Tryin' to live in the sky
Tryin' to live in the sky
Fast as we can hard roads we'll take it
Fast as we can hard roads we'll take it
Winds blowin' hard we just set sail
It's gonna take some time for real it's cool we're gone
Back there I don't belong
Back there I don't belong
It's gonna take some time for real it's cool push on
Track Name: Spare Me Logic
Paint A Picture Lost In Space
The Times are moldin'
The Sun can't you wait for me
The tide is rollin'
The Sun goes away from me
I kept my promise
I gave you everything
I kept my promise
I gave you everything
Lies aren't spoken
This time can't falter
This time can't you let it go
The signs on your face
No lies
I write down words you say
I'll make note
Price you pay
I've hit the bottom
My heart is rotten
It can't be me
So down and trodden
Track Name: Geisha
I just can't answer the door
People they just want more
Screaming and starving for more
Can't stand laughing and whores
We should try to feed them
There's nothing left to give
Rape mankind
Can't you be their vision
Fill the cup make them slaves
To their own device yeah
Don't give in
Company honesty
As we break the bread
Take back the strong
Long live the strong
Take back the fire
Long live the strong
Don't you know it's written
Eye for eye because
Freedom Spoken Written Word
Freedom Spoken Written Word
Track Name: 17 Queen
A black heart of stone
Sad look in your eye
Counting the minutes and seconds
With nowhere to hide
Try to see pushed aside
My destiny
I can't take this
It's inside of me
Try and fail take your life
My destiny
Try and you fail
Take your life
Pushed aside
A black heart of stone
Sad look in your eye
Run and fall
Dig your hole
My destiny
I can't take this
It's inside of me
Try and fail take your life
My destiny
Try and you fail
Breathe your last breath
It can't be over
No, no not yet
It can't be over
Close the book
wish it to be
stars aligned
fish in the sea
I'm on my own
Bad Luck
Track Name: Cold Dark Drive
Fire water the wind shakes the trees
frozen broken ice breaks the trees
breathe in the air the sky sets you free
Lost in the light the light sets you free
Cold dark drive
Wandering around like a demon
Soon to be dead underground
Gasping for air you're not breathing
Soon to be dead underground