Animal Skin - EP

by Empire Machines

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Mathew Vinopal A great big breath of new energy in just a few tracks. As usual with EM, it's well written (and increasingly well produced) with a thoughtfulness that always leaves me eager for more. Favorite track: Wanted Way.
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04:03
2.
03:18
3.
03:04

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released July 21, 2015

Engineered, Produced & Mixed by Kevin Butler at Orb Recording Studios

Additional Stem Mixing by Christopher Szillat at EqualSound Audioproduktion

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios

Cover Art by Ali Lander-Shindler

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Empire Machines Austin, Texas

Empire Machines is a five-piece indie psych rock outfit that began in Austin, Texas in late 2009. The band's self-titled debut EP was released in November 2011 and 2nd EP in 2015. The group is currently playing shows in & around the city of Austin, releasing their new single November 2016, and a full-length album Summer 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Animal Skin
they feel like the wild
young in animal skin
electrical girlfriends
flash hive mind attention
wrapped up in young love
locked in like children

with all their fire out in the summer
and all of their ways to drive it home
kids on a mission
calling decisions
partners in crime to play and burn up

dancing deep in the void
conspiring and turning up loud
the fluorescent blues
eyes tinted and rolling out
a tired sense of longing
reels that the dreams like to run
the ways that they move
the ways that they come undone

they feel like the wild

and tides bend when they want it
keys to the world and hands on the faders
like ghosts when they come out
faint apparitions
all living pearls that drift in the sun
the slow floating gypsy
manic and pixie
the low crescent ride
a blow on the gun

dancing deep in the void
conspiring and turning up loud
the fluorescent blues
eyes tinted and rolling out
a tired sense of longing
reels that the dreams like to run
the ways that they move
the ways that they come undone
Track Name: Wanted Way
oh has the drive it gone?
the drive it gone away?
come back your queen commands
your queen has seen her ways
keep up you never saw
you never saw the rest
I’m back the one who fades
the one who does it best

lies, what you gonna be?
what you gonna drop and see?
call cause you don’t mind
think you might fall with me
hey, but you’re too late
I’m going on my wanted way
doll have some more fun
have another drink on me

I love the thought of us
the thought it glows tonight
seems like forgetting rules
for getting off inside
false start, I’m sorry I
I just keep losing touch
might be I think that I
I think I thought too much

lies, what you gonna be?
what you gonna drop and see?
call cause you don’t mind
think you might fall with me
hey, but you’re too late
I’m going on my wanted way
doll have some more fun
have another drink on me

fears hunting
souls rubbing
just want your real why’s
all something
beats wondering
heels gonna dig like
times when it’s all in
or stalling for show
won’t bite your stoplights
your cake isn’t more

I love the thought of us
the thought it beamed tonight
gleamed like the answer hun
and slipped away so right
I’ll be by another time
you wanna beat these rounds
I know of some other ones
it’s easy dressing down

lies, what you gonna be?
what you gonna drop and see?
call cause you don’t mind
think you might fall with me
hey, but you’re too late
I’m going on my wanted way
doll have some more fun
have another drink on me
Track Name: The Plan
I know what was said
you swear but your voice shakes
oh that’s not what it reads
somebody’s reaching
for beat up old plans
a lasting concern
don’t have to do me a favor
no we’ll just wrap at what is done

I hear sighs of swans
feel them leaking behind us
off singing like it’s what’s right

from all that we’ve seen
it says you can’t stop now
way down
wasting your love
wasting your love
while you’re wasting
your time
and all that we’ve seen
you say that I’ve gone out
way down
so you’re wasting your love
why’re you wasting your time?

I stick so light
it seems like you’re racing still
oh you know where we are
your colors come flooding
submerging the field

I hear star-lit songs
the kind that you live for
yeah the kind where I run and hide

from all that we’ve seen
it says you can’t stop now
way down
wasting your love
wasting your love
while you’re wasting
your time
and all that we’ve seen
you say that I’ve gone out
way down
so you’re wasting your love
why’re you wasting your time?