The Backbone of Night

by The Philistines

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dwayne martin A sonic walk back to the Psychedelic 60's & 70's. Great instrumentation and vocal harmonies. A real treat to listen to. Favorite track: 1971.
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released May 27, 2016

The Philistines are:
Kimmie Queen - vocals
Cody Wyoming - vocals, guitar
Michelle Bacon - bass, vocals
Steve Gardels - drums
Rod Peal - guitar
Josh Mobley - keys

The Backbone of Night was recorded and mixed by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios (Shawnee, KS).
"A Heart Like Candy" was recorded by Dedric Moore at Monta HQ (Kansas City, KS).
Produced by Paul Malinowski and Cody Wyoming.
Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering (Portland, OR).

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The Philistines Kansas City, Missouri

Taking vintage ideas and forming them into modern sonic movements, The Philistines provide a high caliber of moody, provocative, psychedelic sounds. Led by Kimmie Queen's ferocious vocals and unbridled stage presence, the band is backed by a barrage of spaced-out guitars and a rhythmic onslaught tied together by melodic keyboard tapestries. ... more

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Track Name: Steep
I sold the throne and had nothing left to show
Just another day alone among the thieves

I stole the heart from a den of dealer’s art
While Penny Dreadful played the part for Mr. Grieves

I sold the moon and came running home to you
With the take in the pocket of my pants

I cursed the day that the innocent were stained
And more easily directed to the dance

Chorus
I pulled the beard of a tyrant
I kissed the devil in his sleep
I felt the desire of a preacher man
The view is beautiful but steep

I rode the wind to the gilded palace of sin
And I’d do it all again if given leave

I rode the surf to the molten core of earth
To test my _____ and my worth beyond belief
Track Name: 1971
Dream baby, don’t ya wanna want one
Sweet baby, waiting for the next one
Don’t tell me that ya didn’t want one
Don’t sweat it, gonna pull a fast one
It’s comin on like it’s 1971

Cool kitty, preying on the lonesome
A hot city traded for the kingdom
Sitting pretty on the fucking transom
It’s 50/50 and time to pay the ransom
It’s goin down like it’s 1971.
Track Name: Radiation Drive
I wanna go for a ride, on Radiation Drive
I never felt so alive, on Radiation Drive
My Electra Glide, on Radiation Drive
I never felt so alive, on Radiation Drive
Track Name: A Twitch of the Death Nerve
How does it feel baby, feel baby, do you or don’t you?
Now that it’s real baby, real baby, will you or won’t you?
You keep a clean nose, you’re always getting dirty
You watch the plainclothes, it’s 25 to 30
How does it feel baby, feel baby, do you or don’t you?

Where does it go baby, go baby? Over the mountain
Where does it flow from? It flows baby out of the fountain
You take another trip, I see you getting ready
Well here’s another tip, you gotta hold it steady
How does it feel baby, feel baby, do you or don’t you?
Track Name: The Accretion Disco
There’s a line, where your memory pulls
On your mind, the singularity culls
Flashing by, falling out of control
As it winds, ‘round the spiral it rolls
Get around, my querida you go
To the sound, azucar corazon
Kick around, you kick a big enough hole
Dance around, in the gathering soul

Where’s the line when you’re slipping away?
Where’s your mind when there’s nothing to say?
Why is time getting further away?
Cuz it rhymes, and it’s easy to play
Gettin down, can you feel in your heart
Breaking out, beating 8 to the bar
Coming round, how you like it so far
Crashing down, in the wake of a star.

Get around, my querida you go
To the sound, azucar corazon
Kick around, kick a big enough hole
Dance around, in the gathering soul
Track Name: Arecibo
I read the tomes and hold the station
A broadcast to another nation
A blast of signal from the cold
As Arecibo waits on hold

I scan the dial and close my eyes
The frequency begins to rise
At last a blinding flash of light
As Arecibo splits the night

In cryptic clicks from somewhere higher
A wavelength broken and deciphered
The paradigm communique
And Arecibo rides the wave.
Track Name: A Heart Like Candy
These concrete walls
These swirling blades
These monsters crawl
Sun eats the shade

But you’ve got a heart like candy
Rock ready and blue
Spun sugar string
Brings everything
Will always be true

This terminal line
This cruel affair
Slick bargain of time
Quick Hail Mary prayer

But you’ve got a heart like candy
Rock ready and blue
Spun sugar string
Brings everything
Will always be true

Once more, for the cheap seats
Dead first with a heartbeat

These tawdry streets
These lonesome souls
This honey sweet
This overflow

But you’ve got a heart like candy
Rock ready and blue
Spun sugar string
Brings everything
Will always be true
Track Name: Stygia
Strung out on fevers I’m running if I’m so scared of the door
How can I feel next to nothing as I’m slipping through the floor
Past the water’s edge, into the blue below
I know better, yet further still I go

Her eyes were staring as wildly as the tiger on her hip
A warning whispered to lightly there was something that I missed
There was something else, sketched upon her lips
And I’m reaching out into the blue abyss

The architect in the water burned away by alchemy
And in the park it’s a slaughter but it’s hidden in the trees
As the curtains catch and the flames rush out to the sea
Lift another latch, yet never to be free.
Track Name: Get Inside
I turn around to face me but the circles sting my eyes
I feel the water displacing all my thoughts on the shifting tides
Don’t let the colors phase me I can kick back if I can dig the ride
Some kinda souped up spaceman is telling me to get inside

I’m floating down through the ether and I kiss the dirt when I alight
I’m gonna snap where my teeth are gonna find more purchase in the bite
But there’s a black cloud coming, it’s already blotting out the sky
And then the hole world opens and they’re telling me to get inside
Won’t you get inside boy

So now the road is open there’s a line that goes a thousand miles
Just the thunder burnin, I’ll be twisting down the turning dial
And with a full head steaming if you really wanna take that ride
This is the last plane leaving and they’re telling me to get inside
Won’t you get inside boy?