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Adalita

by Adalita

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  • ORDER ADALITA ON 180GM VINYL
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    ***** DURING THE PRE ORDER PERIOD, FIVE RANDOM COPIES WILL HAVE SIGNED TEST PRESSINGS INSERTED AND WILL BE DELIVERED BEFORE RECORD STORE RELEASE DAY!! *****

    The first ever vinyl pressing of Adalita will be presented as a double LP on Gold & Blood coloured 180gm virgin vinyl with exclusive new photographs by Adalita, with a golden lyric sheet and digital download postcard. Limited to 500 hand numbered copies and available instore and online on Record Store Day 2014.

    “Uncompromising but vitally accessible… This music obliterates its contemporaries. A landmark Australian release.” - Craig Mathieson, The Age

    Includes unlimited streaming of Adalita via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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1.
Hot Air 06:39
I’m up hot air ballooning I’m one decided honey I guess this sound is soothing Oh boy I need your body From sadness to erotic I guess it’s my ultimate plan To see if it’s inside you Yes, boy I need your man I turn from side to side And I wonder when I’ll get to sleep I start to feel uncomfortable You’re a gift with no release The floor is making patterns Of where our bodies lay Tomorrow’s just an outline Of how we spent today
2.
Perfection 05:01
Oh how you stop me With your mad dark eyes Something has caught me Between here and the outside Oh a fantasy Makes its own light I sink into it Night after night after night Oh you’re closed for the season All snowed in But I need power and reason Some recognition for keeping my feet on the ground Raise your hopes, up high High horses I’m made of birds So you don’t have no choices Ah you’re heaven sent, (oh you’re heavy) I know not how Ah you’re heaven sent (oh you’re heavy) It’s too heavy for me now Oh how you got me With your harshest test I can’t deal, I can’t deal Oh with your perfection
3.
The Repairer 04:28
This is the hand with no doubts This is the diamond action I am the grim repairer You are forward action I put my finger to the end of the cable And I pull it out of its dark little stable Once it’s free from it’s still little home It ends it’s connection and is out on its own I am the grim repairer I come to your door I’ve arranged to pull out your pins I’m your man to end all things It’s not a testament I’m just pulling the plug Releasing the lifelines I’ve come to collect To pull out your pins To end all things
4.
Jewel Thief 07:06
It’s high time that I met you, it’s the right time to do so Yes it’s high time that I met you cos you’re so good for my soul Oh babe you’re so hard to control Nestled in your heart babe is the perfect little jewel A precious little twinkle, too good to be true It don’t matter what you do it doesn’t matter what you say Just tell me what you want for it and how much will I pay When I introduced myself you know that it was war I coveted your special things and took them from your drawer When I get that feeling of deep down lust I gotta take everything before I lose the thrust Soaking in my wedding, gloating in my heart I’m a jewel thief on the run I look upon your arm and see fine hairs up to your wrist Laced upon my finger is this rare green amethyst Confronted with your beauty and your slender footed fall I stop to pick the pieces up, a jewel thief on the floor
5.
Invite Me 04:56
This is the dream I had of you last night I saw your father, I couldn't tell whether he was laughing or crying He followed us dancin' around, we're all walking happy You made a joke and you and I laughed uncontrollably I saw the sea, the big moon it cleaned itself out And we sat on the dusty hillside and you spoke about my rooms It's the little things yeah it's the little things I tried to show ya and then you lifted up and you walked around You stood behind me and placed your hands upon my head And smoothed down my hair and lovingly cradled my neck And I could be there by now if you'd invite me darlin' Invite me darlin' I've just woken up to a cold day And I can smell every single thing and I feel shaken Too many dreams of ya, I'm insane, say it again, I'm insane When I come into the house all my worries come back Gotta melt it in the sun, melt it again, bullshit stories, all my own I'm insane, I can't look after myself I'm gone nearly every single day you walk around She's the most captivating woman of today You'd better run and ring her bell, you'd better run and sell it well boy It's all there, it's all proof, my silence is my speech to you You you you always come back to feature in my sleep Wake me up and walk around
6.
Good Girl 03:51
I know just when to wait Yeah I know just when to walk away My aim is as far as a southbound iceberg So you should believe everything that you heard No I'm not the one making trouble No I'm not the one you should blame No I'm not the one making trouble Cos I am the good girl again Oh I've been sitting for days Yeah a friend she told me no no girl you can't wait I'm a sterile nobody with nowhere to go But at least I can say that I left you alone Oh look at my halo It sits at my feet like a beautiful dog So now I'm a fucking painter with shit on my walls Well it's a good price to pay to stay safe and warm Oh I am the good girl again
7.
Lassa Hanta 03:50
8.
Fool Around 03:42
Your face it doesn’t match mine And your bright bright snake raised eyes You give yourself away, little by little Oh, let me hear you say yes I’m here to take you to dance I’m here to take you to dance I’m here to take you away Oh, I just wanna fool around with you We’re so quiet together, no words ever The stakes are high, a dying match You’re the best and that’ll never change Never thought I had a say Your checkered wrapped back Fights the wind she brings with her If I only had one beast I’d bring you to it Because mine is your reason It’s a job I have to do
9.
Goin Down 05:39
Twisted freak on my knees Feel the squeeze Freeze off every single bone in my body A tequila rage, a killer range is limited Cos the bow and arrow is a white sparrow Is a killer is a human face On a stage I place you crazy horseshoe Willing to live under a circular sieve Beginning to swerve Lessons to learn, money to burn Cos there’s fear in the power Power in the fear Fear in the power There’s a power in the fear Cos I’m goin’ down Bring the love sprinter into the room Over the hurdle yeah, hurry Joe clean up your mess Remarkable press on your breast Remarkable skies on your fugue filled drive There’s a girl and another girl What a bitch, what a witch You got a jealous itch that you can’t shift Who’s gonna pay, it goes way way way back It goes back to the black I’m going down to Chinatown, I’m going down I’m going down to Chinatown, to my town I build a nest of sticks, I build my house on bricks, I build a lake of fire I build a nest of sticks, I build my ass on bricks, I build a lake of fire
10.
Night Orchid 03:56
11.
I can’t believe that Forty of my friends were shot dead cold Just sitting on a rock Big eyes, docile, just looking out to sea You’re more than evil You’re rotten inside The love you never felt Is calcified You’re ugly and scornful Lazy and stupid Shallow and harmful And you make no room for us I can’t believe that Forty of my friends were shot dead cold Just sitting on a rock Big eyes, docile, just looking out to sea The rock that you stand on is your old, old enemy Your house will catch fire And your body will see The trap on your doorstep The noose in your car No one gives a fuck how fucked up you are I can’t believe that Forty of my friends were shot dead cold Just sitting on a rock Big eyes, docile, just looking out to sea
12.
I found another side To myself last night Don’t worry now I won’t paint you In a bad light, last night Cos i’m really understanding I’m totally like a dead queen Smelling hair spray down the hallway And we all catch a taxi So we can go out And we can drink and shout And you can shake it out And i can lick it out And we can sit and talk And we can sit in the dark And we can catch it Cos i’m really understanding I’m a flashback on your landing And i’m really understanding I’m totally like a dead queen So we can go out And we can drink and shout And you can shake it out And i can lick it out Try me

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*********AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER 31ST MARCH *********
***** INSTORES RECORD STORE DAY - 19TH APRIL *****

Cobra Snake Necktie Records and Love & Theft Recordings proudly present the deluxe double vinyl issue of the award winning and much loved debut self-titled album by Adalita for release on Record Store Day 2014 - Saturday April 19th.

Originally released in March of 2011, Adalita was initially conceived as a humble solo project, laboured over in isolation. The resulting album not only thrilled fans of the artist’s former band Magic Dirt, but also introduced her to a younger audience who weren’t necessarily aware of the enormous body of work she had accumulated since the early 1990s. The intense mood of Adalita gained extra poignancy with the untimely death of Magic Dirt bassist Dean Turner, who greatly inspired and supported Adalita in stepping out on her own.

The public and critics were blown away by the raw and vital vision presented on Adalita, which dealt with weighty themes such as friendship, desire and mortality with an unflinching candor and humanity. The album entered the ARIA Album chart at #23 and went on to win the AIR award for Best Independent Album and was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize as well as a nomination in the Best Female artist category at the 2011 ARIA Awards.

The first ever vinyl pressing of Adalita will be presented as a double LP on Gold & Blood coloured 180gm virgin vinyl with exclusive new photographs by Adalita, with a new insert and digital download. Limited to 500 hand numbered copies and available instore and online on Record Store Day 2014.

***** TESTIMONIALS *****
“Uncompromising but vitally accessible… This music obliterates its contemporaries. A landmark Australian release.” - Craig Mathieson, The Age

“a surprisingly varied, but entirely self-consistent solo album, beholden to no one and nothing other than one woman’s passion and imagination.” - René Schaefer, Mess + Noise

“a work of raw beauty, captivating in its vulnerability and upfront with its emotion … this is a powerful, haunting and direct record, and Srsen lets us into her world without reservation. For that we should feel privileged.” - Tim Klingbiel, Faster Louder

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released April 19, 2014

Artwork & Direction & Photography by Adalita
Layout by Scott at Artstate, Steve Harris, Mick Stylianou
Management Kim Thomas
Mastered by Lindsay Gravina at Birland Studios
Cover Photograph by Warwick Baker
Producer – Adalita, Dean Dirt
Recorded & Mixed by Brent Punshon at Head Gap
All songs by Adalita, except Lassa Hanta written by Adalita & Raul Sanchez
All Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums by Adalita
Violin on Perfection by J.P. Shilo
Lead Guitar & Drums on Jewel Theif by J.P. Shilo
Slide Guitat on Good Girl by J.P. Shilo
Spooky Guitar & Drum Machine on Goin Down by J.P. Shilo
Spooky Guitar on The Repairer by J.P. Shilo
Shimmer Slide Guitar on Lassa Hanta by Raul Sanchez
Bacjing Vocals on Good Girl by Amaya Laucirica

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Cobra Snake Necktie Records Melbourne, Australia

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Dig: The Bowers, Wrong Turn, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Saint Jude, Baptism of Uzi, Cosmic Psychos, Cherrywood, Adalita, The Pink Tiles, Pony Face, The Sugarcanes, Buried Feather, La Bastard, Legends of Motorsport, Closet Straights, Howl At The Moon.
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