La Belle Epoque - (Triple EP) The Head Chord, The Heart Chord, The Base Chord

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The Head Chord - EP1 (Darkwave Americana / Southern Gothic) Sister, Lead Me Home, Requiem For The Living, Faith
The Heart Chord - EP2 (Triphop) Coma, M. Verre, Shame, Nothing Game
The Base Chord - EP3 (Psych Pop) The Light That Guides The Blind, Seville, Hold What You Find, Blue Days, Perfect

Watch the video for Coma! www.headshy.com/video

Now this is a concept LP. An album made up of three HeadShy EPs, The Head, Heart, and Base Chords, they combine across velvet stained lounges in a darkwave americana for the soul, while gothic jazz floats across waves of minimalistic trip-hopped grooves before falling into oceans of melancholic depth. Touches of Portishead sadness filter through 4AD-ish haunting neo-psychedelic pop, like what might happen if R.E.M. joined with The Devics to cover songs by Nick Cave and Nina Simone. Lisa Lipkin’s vocals feel timeless in their beauty, like you’re lying on a bed of sorrow with murder ballad pillows, waiting for love to give you that sly little wink before it vanishes into the moonlight." - THE BIG TAKEOVER (Spring issue #74 on stands now)

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released January 14, 2014

Reese Beeman - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Lisa Lipkin - Vocals, Keyboards
James Adkisson - Guitars
Wayne Duncan - Drums
Ikey Owens - Organ (Coma)

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The Austin, TX band comprised of Reese Beeman and James Adkisson, Mike Sherrill, former members of the seminal Southwest psych outfit 7% Solution, master drummer Wayne Duncan and Lisa Lipkin, a bewitching singer-songwriter born to a jazz musician father and opera singer mother. Guest musicians include Ikey Owens (Mars Volte & Free Moral Agents), who played organ on Coma. ... more

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Track Name: Sister (The Head Chord)
So closed down
You're weak, soon you'll drown

You think a razor makes you feel alive
Deep enough allows you to survive

Time slows down - The world still spins around
They'll give you a reason to come but you'll never love anyone

Take a razor cut your worldly ties
Deep enough, no need to say goodbye

Goodbye

Cold, cold in the ground
No second chance to turn it 'round

You think a razor makes you feel alive
Deep enough to touch the hurt inside
Track Name: Lead Me Home (The Head Chord)
So, so we see what we're made of and
Don't, don't be afraid, this is how I
Know, I know we've got what it takes to
Throw, throw away all our mistakes and

Lead me home

Stop, stop what you're doing, it's quite a
Show, show me you mean what you say and
Go. go and make the attempt I
Know, know we can make it there, just please

Lead me home

Somebody take me out of here
I couldn't stay here full of fear
So why don't you take me back or
Leave me on my own

Time, time is our side I think you
Know, I know there's a reason you can't let
Go. go and try to be free I
Know, I know we'll be fine if you'd just please Lead Me Home
Track Name: Requiem For The Living (The Head Chord)
Don't lie, you don't know why you're here and you don't see things so clear. I can tell that you don't, you don't know who you are
You never could see that far. I know

Now you're gone and bound to live alone and your sun has passed but you can't go home

Goodbye, but you're never really here and you have so much to fear. I know that you don't, you don't know who you are
You never could see that far, I can tell

Now you're gone and bound to live alone and your sun has passed but you can't go home

Sometimes the truth is so bitter clear and so very hard to hear. You can never go home
Track Name: Faith (The Head Chord)
You've given them everything, but they'll always want something new You know it's true
They've taken your reason, left you with nothing, they always do
But you'll shine through

Wait, don't be down, just have some faith don't be down
Wait, don't be down, just have some faith don't be down

Don't ever believe them, they'll smile and then tell you “you are through”
It's never true
Hey, you can deceive them, they're looking for people who know the rules. A ship of fools

Wait, don't be down, just have some faith don't be down
Wait, don't be down, just have some faith don't be down

Guilty people don't believe in fate
Don't be afraid to come outside
Just breathe the air and feel alive
Don't be so, don't you be so down

Wait, don't be down, just have some faith don't be down
Wait, don't be down, just have some faith don't be down

The world keeps on turning, your heart keeps yearning for something new. You’re never through
Track Name: Coma (The Heart Chord)
I don't mind if the world goes silently to sleep tonight
and I don't care 'cause I will be perfectly at peace tonight
So come on and take my picture before I sink too deep
as I lay here in this coma, waiting for my prince to take me out but

he will never wake me

I don't mind this sweet trip sitting in my veins tonight
and I don't care, I will flow into the river with the rain tonight
So remove me from this picture, before I sink too deep
as I lay here in this coma waiting for my prince to take me out but

he will never wake me

I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid of burning out.
Take me out but he will never wake me.
Track Name: M. Verre (The Heart Chord)
I can't leave here, but I can't stay
I can't face one more day
I can't take who I am
Can't help thinking you'd understand

I feel shattered, I feel torn.
I rue the day I was born
and the fool that I am,
I keep thinking you'll understand

Oh poor, poor, poor me, and you'll be sorry you'll see
It's so hard to believe I can't make you love me
Track Name: Shame (The Heart Chord)
A stranger to his work
Assistant to the strange
Selling your advice to people you can't save

His mind is open
His crime is chosen

Behold your mercy seat
Now you'll think before you weep
Do you care?
Running in reverse, you'll pray your soul to keep

His mind is open
His crime is chosen

How can you have no shame?
You have no shame, man it makes me wonder
How can you have no shame?
You have no shame, man it makes me wonder
Track Name: The Nothing Game (The Heart Chord)
We could never need any more and I
I could never see this before, I know

When you walk into that room, you'll look around and see,
the faces are cold
and you know it's coming soon, there is no place to be, I know
You never know, what will you say?

We lie, and never show who we are
and we have been this way for far too long

When you walk into that room, you'll look around and see,
the faces are cold
and you know it's coming soon, there is no place to be, I know
You never know, what will you say?

I can't recall where this all started and I'll never be the same
I can't believe the things I've seen, the things I'll never see again
Track Name: The Light That Guides The Blind (The Base Chord)
You see in my mind you can't hold me down, and if it seems right,
we might leave this town
Climb high but don't look down
Please don't make one more sound

Some would say there's a light and it guides the blind

It's been a long time and you don't know me now, and in the meantime we might see you around
Climb high but don't look down
Please don't make one more sound

Some would say there's a light and it guides the blind

You see in my mind you can't hold me down, and in the meantime,
we might see you bound
Climb high but don't look down
Please don't make one more sound

Some would say there's a light and it guides the blind
Track Name: Seville (The Base Chord)
This holy lie, no sign of life, a million days to try
This open box, these dusty eyes, a million ways to cry
Listen, stop, you know it's your last chance
Your memories all mean nothing to you

And when you come back, you'll crawl
and you can't save us all

This leaning house, this single light tear it down, fade to white
This hollow place, lost in your mind, nothing to give, nothing to find
Listen, stop , you know it's your last chance
Your memories all mean nothing to you

and when you come back, you'll crawl and you can't save us all
Track Name: Hold What You Find (The Base Chord)
How - In the tunnel of the warm-light walk, comes a ghost-struck man
and ooh - I didn't have a cure in sight for this mortal plan

Just hold what you find - Let me see what you want me to see
Remember this life ‘till you come back to contact with me

How - The battle of the angels strikes in the dead of day
and ooh - Tears falling from the dusty sky - they come out and play

Just hold what you find - Let me see what you want me to see
Remember this life ‘till you come back to contact with me

I'm waiting for you
I'm waiting for you - I sense, I sense what you do
Becoming something new
Track Name: Blue Days (The Base Chord)
Why don't you leave me?
I'm only there inside your head
You never see me
Just like your walking with the dead

Let all the air out of the room so we can end our days of blue

Swallow our memory
so it won't ever go to waste
Riddled with envy
Don't let us all just fall from grace

Let all the air out of the room so we can end our days of blue

Chasing our shadow
so we won't ever be alone
Where did our lives go?
When will we find our happy home?

Let all the air out of the room so we can end our days of blue

Some day it will be our time to go sane
Following fading faces
Nothing is ever mine
End the conversation
We go, we go, we go, we go, we go
Track Name: Perfect (The Base Chord)
Crushed - She moves along again
Wearing my heart again and sharing her smile with anyone but me
I'm drowning in air today but I've one last thing to say
You are perfect in every way

And it's hard to see where I'm going
I break down in the dark, no more hope
And it seems there's no way of knowing
what I'll be in the end, in the end

I'm broken and I'm never sure of what I have or need anymore
I'm fallen, I'm fallen and I need something to believe in again

Crushed - I'll never feel the same
I'll never be home again - She's taken away everything I need
To feel something good again
To never have to pretend you were perfect in any way

And it's hard to see where I'm going
I break down in the dark, no more hope
And it seems there's no way of knowing
what I'll be in the end, in the end

I'm broken and I'm never sure of what I have or need anymore
I'm fallen, I'm fallen and I need something to believe in again