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by Thus Owls

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Island 04:57
One man and one woman, like so many times before his hands are resting on the wheel while her lips spread to speak She says; I'll hold you for a life time, like these mountains hold the sea lean on me The silence that follow's only tender while the outside roars Her eye's are lost now in the harrowed sky and he stops the car He says; I'll follow where you take me like the sailor trusts the stars I follow my heart One man and one woman like so many times before He walks beside her into lava rocks all covered in green She says; The past is in our future like this land is old in me Breath and see.
Museum 04:02
Step into the halls of the forgotten once Someone carved their pride and power into black stone The lion's guardian over them she's ready to defend, ready to defend The only memory that remains she rest her eyes on them, a civilization lost in sand, what other nations took from them, the lion's guardian over them. The pieces of a secret revealed before my eyes naked on the floor the truth so grand, we can't defy the end of our time will come when we will be gone, when we will be gone and we will turn into a song an anthem or a poem, it is all foregone that we will become, a relic left up on a lawn. The mighty souls of kingdoms, lost in ancient times, they let the history float through them into our modern life We're all the same under the sun and it won't be long, and it won't be long til every daughter every son of this empire'll be gone a relic that belongs to the forgotten once with a guardian in a lion
White Night 05:10
My flood runs strong in yours We grow into one big wave we breath patiently against the shore I dry out when you are gone left grasping for air with my lungs Like fish stranded on the beach in sun I tune in your frequency your soundwaves, linger deep in me I'm humming quietly to haul you near When I do not close my eyes I know what I've run by, run by, run by When I do not close my ears I know what I've run by, run by, run by I see how day keeps falling into night how the transition put our earth on fire I see that ocean never leave lands side even though winds and waves grow big when they fight
Her face in the glass reveales the thought but also life, that's why she do hesitate I stroke your back and let your puls be my drum I do know it all, and accept what will come It's gone now It's gone now Trains lurch by one by one Shades go deep that's why she can be hard to see
Farmers working on the fields singing the land back to sleep Heaven turns the light to deep red leans down while shadows slowly felt Buildings as dense as blades of grass Gazing as far as their vision last Humans are raising children here Fighting for passion to win over fear We go first in line now We go with our heads high We go armed in gold now We go strong and proud now Brothers are found across the world (like) harbours where seas lay undisturbed Siblings in struggle to keep belief Grasping for moments left to reap
The Tree 04:50
The day before the light won I rose my voice to sing what love should be, had to be The echo from the mountain bounced down along the slopes over the river, right back to me no, no, no more hearts can bleed. And in the dawn the birds came sound and strong they gathered on the fields, about to leave And in my nest the branches bent aside to make the yellow of the new day clear things for me no, no, no more hearts can bleed He walked into the green grass the roar of thousand bird's leaving the ground, was his sound a fire in my belly spoke and suddenly I was down, down on the ground, under the tree no, no, no more hearts can bleed Climb down climb down on the ground now He said with he's head leaning on the trunk Climb down climb down from your crown now She took her time holding air in her lungs Climb down climb down on the ground now the path of yours leads away from the tree Climb down climb down from your crown now there's countries and oceans for you to see Climb down, climb down on the ground now The longer you wait the darker it gets Climb down climb down from your crown now she contemplates, benefits and regrets Climb down climb down on the ground now This tree will grow older than you and me
Roots 04:21
We walked down to that river in the woods behind the house were we grew up as kids It's time to dig, dig up those dogs we once dug down out of regrets Kneel down down down let your lips touch on the ground Kneel down down down to face what's bound to grow back on you Oats grow tall where the lies go deep roots are silent but long to speak about the past they once were asked to keep And in the wind you hear a whisper and a poem of what we did Kneel down down down let your lips touch the ground Kneel down down down to face what's bound to grow back on you truth always do Oh Father Oh Mother Oh Brother Oh Sister, forgive me, forgive me, forgive me..


Thus Owls second album Harbours.


released October 5, 2011

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All music by Erika Angell except “White Night” by Erika Angell & Simon Angell with string arrangements by Cecilia Persson, “Museum” by Erika Angell & Ola Hultgren and “Roots” by Erika Angell and Simon Angell.
Arranged and performed by Thus:Owls. Erika Angell (vox), Simon Angell (git), Cecilia Persson (pi), Martin Höper (bass), Ola Hultgren (drums).

Guest musicians: Mariam Wallentin (vox), Ellekari Larsson Sander (vox), Joakim Toftgård (trb) Thomas Backman (sax), Melanie Bélair (violin), Melanie Vaugeois (violin), Ligia Paquin (viola), Annie Gadbois (cello).

Recorded by Mathieu Parisien at La Frette Studios in Paris, France.
Additional recordings by Nicolas Quéré.
Mixed by Mathieu Parisien at Chez Nous Studios, Montréal, Canada.
Mastered by Marc Theriault at Le Lab Studios, Montreal, Canada.
Cover Photo by Nathalie Daoust
Cover Design by Mai-Britt Amsler
Released by Hoob Records in Sweden, by Avalanche Productions in Canada and by Kytopia Records in Benelux.


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Thus Owls Montreal, Québec

The mesmerizing and dark velvet sounding Thus Owls from Montreal is built around the core of Swedish-Canadian couple Erika and Simon Angell. Simon’s harshly charismatic guitar blends with the urgency of Erika’s vocals to create a sound that bends and stretches their unusual compositions into ever newer and surprising shapes. ... more

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