DRAW!

by The Aluskas

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    DRAW! runs the gamut of The Aluskas influences and melds many styles and genres of music to create a diverse yet cohesive record that will stand proudly in your record collection. It really is a must have. The album is available as a standard digital download (with PDF Booklet - only available with Bandcamp Download) and a limited edition CD. The CD comes with beautifully designed artwork from Indie Designer Baubie Sunshine in a 16 page booklet, which also contains song lyrics and recording information for the album. Get the CD before they're all gone. You won't regret it.

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DRAW! is the debut album from Irelands finest rock 'n' roll band The Aluskas released through Independent label Cobweb Recordings. The band previously released their debut single ‘Backwater Woods’ in January and follow-up single ‘Where We Started Out’ in March to critical acclaim. Both ‘Backwater Woods’ and ‘Where We Started Out’ are part of the album as is the groups third single ‘Skin & Bones’ which is due out in September 2012.

The Aluskas spent the best part of 2011 playing shows and recording their debut album at AP Studios with esteemed Engineer Antimo Kelly Puca. DRAW! is the culmination of their efforts there. The album is an eclectic mix of music, meshing different styles and genres, from the 50’s rock ‘n’ roller ‘Sorrys’ Not A Bullet Proof Vest’ and folk ballad ‘The Sailor’ to the epic urgency of album closer ‘Reborn In Time’. DRAW! runs the gamut of the bands’ influences. The album opens with the explosive crack of gunfire as a duel in the old west comes to its conclusion. From there, each song takes you on a unique aural experience which rewards with every repeat listen.

In the spirit of the Independent music scene, The Aluskas manage all aspects of their creative output, from producing & promoting their own records to directing and shooting their own music videos. The band has plans to tour the record in the coming months and have a number of summer shows lined up as well. DRAW! is available as a digital download through Bandcamp, BandPage, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Napster etc. and also through The Aluskas Official Online Store (www.thealuskas.com) from July 30th 2012. It is also available as a physical CD release from several independent stores in Ireland, here on bandcamp, the bands officials site (www.thealuskas.com) and at the groups live shows.

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released July 30, 2012

Written, Arranged & Produced By THE ALUSKAS
Engineered & Mastered By ANTIMO KELLY PUCA
Mixed By ANTIMO KELLY PUCA & THE ALUSKAS
Recorded At AP STUDIOS, SANDYFORD, DUBLIN
Artwork By BAUBIE SUNSHINE
Label COBWEB RECORDINGS
Cat No COBWEB003

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The Aluskas Dublin, Ireland

The Aluskas are a three-piece rock 'n' roll band from Dublin, Ireland. The bands' debut album DRAW! is out now and they are currently touring the record around Ireland. Coming to a venue near you soon.

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Track Name: Backwater Woods
BACKWATER WOODS
I left home long ago but I still don’t know where I’m going
Took an old riverboat, turned my back on this town and I’m gone

Waking up drunk in the clear sunshine
Now I’m running out of smokes but I’m doing fine
Dancing in the Backwater Woods having a hell of a time

Took a loan from the bank, they still don’t know where I’m living
They can sing for their money or take a caseload of hickory pies

Waking up drunk in the clear sunshine
Now I’m running out of smokes but I’m doing fine
Dancing in the Backwater Woods having a hell of a time
Track Name: Lurleen
LURLEEN
You go out to where you want to
While I stay here waiting for you
Save your breath to cool your porridge
Beauty does not boil the pot
You laugh so loud it makes me hot
Under my collar of indecision

But then I turn to you and say
It doesn’t matter anyway
I love my love but do you love me?

I plan dinner for the weekend
But you’d rather see your old friends
I make the effort so don’t deny it
You’re tired, too tired to want to
Reach out, hold me like you used to
I make a move but you defy it

But then I turn to you and say
It doesn’t matter anyway
I love my love but do you love me?

I call your number, you’re never at home
My friends see you walking, you’re never alone
I’m tired of it, Lurleen, I’m tired of it, Lurleen
I’m tired of it, Lurleen, Yes I’m tired

I’m tired, too tired to want to
Reach out, call you like I used to
You’re probably busy so I can dig it

But then I turn to you and say
It does not matter anyway
I’m gone, so long, I’ve gotta move on
I’m gone, so long, I’ve gotta move on
I’m gone, so long, I’ve gotta move on
Track Name: Sorry's Not A Bullet Proof Vest
SORRY'S NOT A BULLET PROOF VEST
After midnight with my baby
On the headlights with my baby
She has gone to my head
Like a pint of champagne
People saying we’re too young
I try and I try and I try and I try but I think it’s all in vain

If you want me just let me know right now
I’ve been waiting so long and I can’t find my baby
My baby, my baby, my baby

Up at View Point with my baby
Hands on her love light, oh my baby
She sells her seeds down by the wayside
Gives me comfort endlessly
She’s as tough as a rock when she whips out her glock
And I’m forced down to my knees

If you want me just let me know right now
I’ve been waiting so long and I can’t find my baby
My baby, my baby, my baby

Have I told you how to cry?
One of these days I’m going to let you down
And leave you to die

If you want me, let me know
Make your mind up, should I stay or should I go?
If you want me, come on and let me know
Make your mind up, should I stay or should I go?
Track Name: Twilight
TWILIGHT
Sundown, the light of day is gone
She sings the saddest farewell to the morn
The crisp wind whistles in
It whispers like a goddess “the night is born”

Pray for your destiny
That fell into the deep blue sea
Along with all the stars and everything you are

Sunrise, it came too soon
The twisted flowers of summer knew that they were doomed
Twilight and open books
And all the records of your youth are gone for good

Strange how the rambling words
Flood back through the cracks and dust
To stay, we are memories of everything that’s been
Track Name: The Sailor
THE SAILOR
I left at twelve o’clock that day
I knew I’d never be back again
So I waved goodbye to my school boy friend
He said “be well and take care of yourself”
“Don’t go, stay a little longer with me”
“I can’t, I’m going to find the open sea”

Here I stand alone, my head in my hands

As the waves crashed in, he stood on the deck
The dark blue water made the hair stand up on his neck
Stowed below was the precious cargo
Two crates full of boots and a snake for a man in Quito
He’d heard that out at sea
He’d find himself reborn with a warm summer breeze
“More coal”, said the man from Listowel
And as the cool wind blows, it softens the echoes below

Here I stand alone, my head in my hands
Here I stand alone, my head in my hands

Ten years had passed, no word from the man
Maybe you’re busy and maybe you’re grand
But as I stood there on those shifting sands
I don’t want you back so I’ll wash my hands
“Don’t go, stay a little longer with me”
“I can’t, I’m going to find the open sea”

Here I stand alone, my head in my hands
Here I stand alone, my head in my hands
Track Name: Cobwebs
COBWEBS
Today is just a dream
Tomorrow we will rise
Behind your eyes you’re drawing out the lines
Forget that all is lost
The sun can’t disappear
These mantras seem to echo all your fears

Just take the time to breathe
All your life you sit and wonder why we’re on our own

Swimming up a stream
May seem a waste of time
Just sweep away the cobwebs from your mind

Just take the time to breathe
Then in time you’ll see
Track Name: The Light
THE LIGHT
There’s a light on the hill that’s shining
I’ve been following it for days
There stands a man in the courtyard
Carrying signs, singing songs of praise…

Are we fading before we ever claim our destiny?
Ever-waiting, we live in broken times with hollow dreams
Finding our way home
On this lonely road
Carrying the weight alone

There’s a bird in the tree that’s humming
But his song is filled with pain
And there’s a girl by the brook who’s crying
Now the bluebird’s flown away

Are we fading before we ever claim our destiny?
Ever-waiting, we live in broken times with hollow dreams
Finding our way home
On this lonely road
Carrying the weight alone

There’s a man out at sea & he’s drowning
But he doesn’t seem to care
And as the tide drags him down he’s laughing
Now he’s free of his despair

Are we fading before we ever claim our destiny?
Ever-waiting, we live in broken times with hollow dreams
Finding our way home
On this lonely road
Carrying the weight alone
Track Name: Prism
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Skin & Bones
SKIN & BONES
You’re just skin & bones
Brought in from the cold, singing your restless song
You’re back here again
Like a long lost friend, back where you belong

All your life you’re living in your old ways
All your life you’re playing out your old days

You speak in broken rhymes
You’re running out of time before the hangman’s call
You better run and hide
Forget that your pride comes before a fall

All your life you’re telling me the same tales
All your life you’re following the wrong trail

You never see the signs
You never realise the path you’re on is broken
You never face the facts
Always turn your back on the words you’ve just spoken
What waits for you now?

All your life you never ever seem to change
All your life you’ll always have someone to blame
All your life
All your life
All your life
Track Name: Where We Started Out
WHERE WE STARTED OUT
Drained, I’m freezing in hell and I’m frozen to the restless
Walked for many miles but I could never find an empty space
Lost in a vortex of swirling colours and as many shapes
Too predictable, I can’t throw it away

Rhythm flowing under my skin it is so intricate
There’s a presence in every blade of grass and under it
On a wavelength that pulses I can’t begin to fathom it
Nobody can pull it or push it away

Please don’t give it up
Cause we all end up where we started out
There’s always tomorrow so there’s hope
It’s all in place so there’s nothing to worry about

Drained, I’m freezing in hell and I’m frozen to the restless
Walked for many miles but I could never find an empty space
Lost in a vortex of swirling colours and as many shapes
Too predictable, I can’t throw it away

Please don’t give it up
Cause we all end up where we started out
There’s always tomorrow so there’s hope
It’s all in place so there’s nothing to worry about
Track Name: Reborn In Time
REBORN IN TIME
Who’s to take from what we’ve made?
My life’s just waiting, hesitating, so is it wasted when it rains?
And who’s to say we never change?
I’m changing all my life to be near you
Do you fear the wind and rain?
Don’t you realise we’re dreaming away the best days of our lives?
And do you cry but laugh out loud
And fear you’re ordinary, though you’re floating on pillow clouds?

Open your eyes and you’ll see what you’re missing
Open your hands and you’ll be reborn in time
I’m diving down, I’m dying down
With this feeling, I can’t find the distance between our lives

In a dream you’re standing still
But don’t you know it haunts me when you cry
Still you stand as if to flee
Don’t leave me, don’t leave me here behind
I bring you flowers picked from a green
But they wither and slowly fade away
And when the sky falls and you smile
I’ll sit but you know I just can’t stay

Open your eyes and you’ll see what you’re missing
Open your hands and you’ll be reborn in time
I’m diving down, I’m dying down
With this feeling, I just can’t stand the distance between our lives