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This is a collection of songs recorded between 2012-2015, with sessions taking place in New York City, San Luis Obispo and Pasadena.

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released May 29, 2016

Guitar/Synth/Vox/Lyrics: Seamus Blackwell
Bass/Background Vox: Aidan Blackwell
Drums/Synth/Backround Vox: David Blackwell

Synth on Thunder: Luke Burnham
Acoustic Guitar on Coastal: Kenneth Studebaker

Thunder, I Want Those Black, and Gregorian Rant were engineered by Richard Loughman at the Sauce Pot Studios and Speak Studios in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Hold Still and Coastal were recorded at Firehouse Studios in Pasadena, CA and in Avatar Studios in New York City.

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CANTO - CACTUS WAVE FROM CALIFORNIA

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Track Name: Hold Still
hold still
and take a breather or two
you've been wild rash and reckless
and it's done a number one you
you won't, in all your long days
change any of your old ways
they tell you that i cheat lie and steal
and i'm afraid that all is true
but there's nothing i won't change if it means any part of you

stay a little longer
there's something i want you to see
stay a little longer
and bash it out with me

i know
i know it's fucking cold
and i don't like to see you shaking shivering in the cold
but stay, yeah stay with me just a minute
it's been a while
so tell me what's different
i feel the same
do you feel the same as i do

stay a little longer
there's something i want you to see
stay a little longer
and bash it out with me

heartbreak
and now i'm left here smoldering
i usually say what i wanna and get away with it
so what i'm trying to say is do you want me to stay
because i'll hold still
Track Name: Coastal
when i woke up this morning
my arm stayed asleep
still i tore up the flooring
at the calling of the beat
i bet that things are better on your own beach
but for me it's just out of reach
so i think i'll kick it right here

but i don't see it that way
so why don't you pick up your feet
i'm tired of seeing you drag your feet

and when it stopped raining
likewise my head cleared
but i see you're still raging
that's what i had feared
i've seen it all happen from shore to shore
but that's not what i'm looking for
so i think i'll kick it right here

but i don't see it that way
so why don't you pick up your feet
i'm tired of seeing you drag your feet
Track Name: Thunder
you're scared
and rightfully so you know
the view from the bottom is powerful
but will it carry you all the way to the top

you couldn't step to this
you couldn't step to this anyway
you like to reminisce
but you were never cool anyway

it's angst
it's evolution babe
you know i have to ask, where did your thunder go
shake it off and let's get to the top

you couldn't step to this
you couldn't step to this anyway
you like to reminisce
but you were never cool anyway
Track Name: I Want Those Back
i only know that i don't know
but i'd like to think i do
i never learned how to communicate
but i'd like to learn for you

i don't care what the wise men say
to rush in has always been my way
and it often ends in loss
but i've learned to quickly get over what was

and now i'm dissolved and i know that i want this
so i die a little in you

i don't care what the wise men say
to rush in gas always been my way
and as i moreover luther vandross
and assess all the things that i've lost...

i find that i am feeling sick
and further finding that i've grown sick of myself
in the light of the moon
in the light of the moon
i'll stay in lala land with you

will someone please enjoin me
and tell me like it is
am i here to communicate
can i ride this wave with you
now i'm starting to care what the wise men say
if faith & reason won't make me pay then you will
it's a matter of proximity
which is more important to me

and now i understand completely
you've managed to make it through my thick skull like you always do
of course i care what the wise men say
baby, let's live in this way
but you best believe i want those wings back
i'm not getting very far without
Track Name: Gregorian Rant
baby i'm mad
and more than that i'm sad
but fuck all of that noise
i don't care for it
only you
only you

think of the children