White Cloud

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Skycamp is the San Francisco-based brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Joseph Seif, drummer Ron Kutulas, and guitarist/bassist Tobin Mori (formerly of Ee) Their mercurial blend of shoegaze, post-punk and folk music comes through in their multi-instrumentalist approach and relentless sonic attack. Taking cues from the likes of Joy Division, Sonic Youth and Slowdive, Seif's songwriting is often very autobiographical- a contrast to the spacey, laconic vocals typically associated with the shoegaze genre. "White Cloud" is Skycamp's second studio release.

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released November 1, 2010

Joseph Seif: vocals, guitars, synths, percussion
Tobin Mori: bass, slide guitar
Ron Kutulas: drums

Produced by Joseph Seif and Skycamp.

Cover art by Susan Scott.
www.sscottphoto.com

Drums recorded by Chris Mayrena at HyperRaje Records in San Francisco, CA.

Mastered by Mike Wells at Hyde St. Studios, San Francisco, CA.

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Track Name: escapade
ESCAPADE
(J.Seif 2010)

can you hear the whispering?
the tender branches trembling?
your words light up an empty room!
where did I go right?

life inside a photograph...
meet me at the water's edge
i'll take you on an escapade

...the sun won't mind

days when i would walk alone
no one to greet me when i'm home
but how, the stars they smile on you

flashing on a movie screen
beauty like i've never seen
i'll take you on an escapade
we're breaking like an ocean wave

...in pearls of light.

meet me at the water's edge
i'll take you on an escapade
i'll take you on an escapade
...on an escapade.
Track Name: sonoma skies
SONOMA SKIES
(J.Seif, 2010)

you see it over and over
you keep it all inside
your heart is drowning in longing
the well is running dry

another day has broken
she rises by his side
the turning world, you feel it
you feel it pass you by

they'll be no denying
just have to let it go
you're winning the battle
but you're losing the war

I'm back from Petaluma
with a broken bow

changing faces and places
to settle the score

under sonoma skies
the world is changing

her boots from texas
they wait by his door
her black panties are lying
on his hardwood floor

Baby don't deny me
I still love you so
my heart is breaking
you've got the morning glow

but you can go to boston
for all I care...

what good is your love
when your body's a fairground?

under sonoma skies
the world is changing

Baby don't deny me
I still love you so
my heart is breaking
you've got the morning glow

but you can go to boston
for all I care...

under sonoma skies
the world is changing.
Track Name: saturn's return
Saturn's Return
(J. Seif 2010)


I'm looking back and the sun has disappeared
caught in the dust storms, i'm facing all my fears
look into my eyes and all you'll ever see
are the lives i've lived and the truth of what's to be

all the houses must come down
with Saturn returning
all those years are gone without a trace
all those days you spent inside
while the sun was shining
all the love is gone without a sound

when we were younger we would hold our heads up high
under war clouds, we were fighting to survive
and now I wonder why I barely crack a smile
caught in the dust storm our stars have misaligned

it's no coincidence we all get through somehow
the hands that guide us are never satisfied
but I cannot help but want to walk away
from a road that ends with the promise of a grave

all the houses must come down
with Saturn returning
i feel your fingers running down my face
all those days you spent inside
while the sun was shining
and your love is gone without a trace.
Track Name: taste of heaven
TASTE OF HEAVEN
(J. Seif 2010)

It wasn't just an accident
it wasn't a coincidence
a spark of life in my vacant eyes
my little taste of heaven

and if you come back around
I'll be stronger, I'll make you proud
but what if nothing happens
and I'm locked out in the rain?
will you hold me closer,
to the promise of your skin?

It wasn't just the loneliness
or a bout of ignorance
that rippled from my empty hand
I came here for another chance

you know you're beautiful
you've given me wings
for you i'd do most anything
but what if nothing happens
and I'm locked out in the rain?
will you hold me closer,
to the sunshine in your veins?

It wasn't just an accident
...my little taste of heaven.
Track Name: alison (slowdive cover)
ALISON
(N. Halstead, 1992)

listen close and don't be stoned
i'll be here in the morning
cause i'm just floating

your cigarette still burns
your messed up world will thrill me
alison i'm lost

alison i said we're sinking
there's nothing here but thats okay
outside your room your sister's spinning
but she lies and tells me she's just fine
i guess she's out there somewhere

and the sailors they strike poses
tv covered walls answer slowly
with your talking and your pills
your messed up life still thrills me
alison i'm lost

alison i'll drink your wine
i'll wear your clothes when we're both high
alison i said were sinking
but she laughs and tells me it's just fine
i guess she's out there somewhere
Track Name: white cloud
WHITE CLOUD
(J. Seif 2010)


i'm drifting in the silence
please don't say a single word
dusty road, tired heart
everyone must play their part
and you're a white cloud
on the ocean

and it's so hard to fight
all those tears that leave us dry
It's freezing cold in san francisco
you're sleeping in your mother's bed
while this should be the
the prime of our lives

nothing like an endless cord
that binds your heart to mine
you're a white cloud
on the ocean

is that not how it's supposed to be?
you've got the wind, you have the sea?
and now i have to make my way
back down to LA
rusty signs that lead to nowhere

nothing like an endless cord
that binds your heart to mine
you're a white cloud
on the ocean

oh love.
oh love.