“Kids from Calvary, is a direct reference to our hometown and where we all met as teenagers. We looked to various sounds that have influenced our youth, paralleling the nostalgic vibe to the track, while still exploring new sounds and ideas.”
-Kevin Klein, Valleyheart
“I didn’t move here, I’ve been travelling for 7 years”- The sarcastic opening line of “Make It Last” is the inspiration not only for the song but the whole album. Every word is there for a reason and loaded with meaning.
Bruno Bin, Shaky Knees
“Undiscover” is a blend of delicate guitar riffs, carefully produced minimal electronic beats with a touch of nostalgic, honeyed vocals thrown into the mix.
Michael Macias, Twin Caverns
The song is a hopeful account of the fragile character of a young man enthralled, confused, and motivated by love and ambition.
Manvir Rai, Daysdeaf
Tales of Olde is getting ready to release their debut EP early this year and they are offering a sneak peek with “This Place”, a song that captures their roots as an acoustic folk band.
“This Place” makes mellifluous use of the band’s signature male-female harmonies that are as soulful as they are dynamic, building from intimate near-whispers to a full choir’s worth of anthemic sing-along sound.
Meanwhile, the simple yet colorful imagery and realistic storytelling in the lyrics perfectly match the warm, natural tones of layered percussion, guitars, and violins.
The end result pays tribute to influences like Of Monsters and Men, Andrew Bird, and Kings of Leon while adding enough indie rock ferociousness to forge new musical territory.
“Melodies rife with the delicacy of raw, unadulterated romance. Lyrics emanating a requiem for often unrequited love”
“Ships is a love letter full of longing and strife, harmony and discord.”
-Tyler Bersche, The Medicine Hat
Departure is the first full-length track from our album ‘In Via’. It features the first half of the poem “Steps” from Herman Hesse read by himself. The song refers to the special energy you feel when your start something new.
-Jonas Meyer, Frames
I wrote the lyrics to Sea Salt about a year after being laid off from my job as a research technician. I had just started playing music again in a band and was working in a bar. My friends and family were concerned that I wasn’t moving forward, despite my efforts to find another job in my field. It was incredibly frustrating to live in an economy where I was told there would be jobs & I could afford to have debt to obtain an education, & have that promise left unfulfilled. I had plans laid out for myself. I didn’t know where I was going or how I was going to get there. And who do you blame for this economy? Me? My parents? The baby boomers? Capitalism? It turns out that patience paid off because now I am here doing what I love, but at the time it felt very hopeless.
The song is not to me about giving up but waiting it out and seeing what lies ahead instead of trying to control your future. Change is inevitable… people should stop trying to resist it or they will end up stuck in the past filled with regret.
- Jennae Quisenberry, Slow Bird
Sleepwalking is about watching someone you hold a torch to falling to pieces.
-Matt Bartram, You Walk Through Walls