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02:53
2.
04:14
3.
01:14
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5.
03:05

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released 06 May 2014

The Rare Occasions
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Brian McLaughlin:
lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, ukulele

Peter Stone:
electric guitar, backing vocals

Jeremy Cohen:
bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Luke Imbusch:
drums, backing vocals, bells, tambourine

Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 5 recorded and engineered by Brian McLaughlin except drums tracked by Aaron Darter at Stone Otis Studios, Framingham, MA.

Track 4 recorded and engineered by Steve Sacco at The Record Company, Boston, MA.

Produced by The Rare Occasions

Mixed by Brian McLaughlin

Mastered by Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA

Cover photo by Deanna Archetto

Special thanks to our manager Arianna Soto

© 2014 the rare occasions

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The Rare Occasions Boston, Massachusetts

Along with a mutual distaste for Grecian urns, The Rare Occasions share a passion for sticky melodies and unconventional rhythms. Of course, this doesn't come without the usual side-effects. Between endless bouts with rockular socksofficitis, these douchebags fill the concert halls of America with some conspicuously gnarly sounds. ... more

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Track Name: Dysphoric
how could you possibly screw up any worse?
you were given trust then let it leak till it burst
pale pale guilt that could cut through your hide
until it’s fizzing inside you
you know you’re bound to find it
dysphoric dysphoric dysphoric
cast those myths off the tips of your teeth
before they sour every ballad and pull you underneath

swallowed up, the silent tyrant tangles and frays
viscerally shifting through a circular haze
wrought rocks swivel not like sparks in the eyes
but with furious incisors
you know you’re bound to find it
dysphoric dysphoric dysphoric
cast those myths off the tips of your teeth
before they sour every ballad and pull you underneath
Track Name: Fell Through
in a hundred million ways
I had lost the nerve to say
how every fiber of the heart
is pulled from nothing at the start

so as it spun out of control
should I have sought the half or whole?
for I can see the now from then
will never know this place again

out of focus, out of time everybody needs a little light
anechoic passersby have seen the little sea within her eyes

and I don't even have to be bold enough to shake the floor
to be the driftless, silken glimmer shining at her door
I'll leave it to conviction alone until I've seen the truth
we were tangled in our hopes before they fell through

must I smash apart the phone
to drown the contrapuntal drone?
they say it's just a little noise
but what's a loss that don't destroy?

out of focus, out of time everybody needs a little light
anechoic passersby have seen the little sea within her eyes

and I don't even have to be bold enough to shake the floor
to be the driftless, silken glimmer shining at her door
I'll leave it to conviction alone until I've seen the truth
we were tangled in our hopes before they fell through
Track Name: Goodnight
well you might say it sounds cheesy
but it's true that nothing good comes easy

so even if you're far away
when you close your eyes
I'll be the one to say goodnight

I tried to be so perfect
but in time I found it wasn't worth it

so even if you're far away
when you close your eyes
I'll be the one to say goodnight

said even if you're far away
when you close your eyes
I'll be the one to say goodnight
Track Name: Halfheartedly
dizzy are the bones
that carry a longing
which many never know
though they claim they've seen the worst of it

gotta find a way
to not botch the method
of the dilated sway

she set my glasses on the chair
and blushed at the thought of how we must have stared
for weeks and weeks with curtains drawn
and our faces pressed till my vision had gone
and I pulled her closer into me
for there's no sense in loving halfheartedly

give another rise
to all that collapses
when you're drifting through the lines
that were set before the earth began

momentary sweep
it's not like I planned for it
the things I couldn't see

she set my glasses on the chair
and blushed at the thought of how we must have stared
for weeks and weeks with curtains drawn
and our faces pressed till my vision had gone
and I pulled her closer into me
for there's no sense in loving halfheartedly

I've been thinking about all you've been through
I've been thinking about all you've been through
Track Name: La Mort
if time was asleep and the stars were awake
would you still make that one fateful mistake?
all of the things I have seen in the past
were nothing so special, were not meant to last

wide-eyed and restless and duly prolonged
chaque fois que la mort pleure je ris de ma tombe
lost in a vision and found by the sea
shameless devotion don't mean much to me

supper's on the stove, darling

please let me down 'cause I'm lost in the sound I don't know
I tried and I tried but I can't get it right anymore
shapeless convictions have found me and swept me away
now that you're gone I see no sense in having to stay