Puppets

by Hearing Trees

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We believe everyone should have access to our music, so it is free. But it did cost us a lot of time and resources to make it. If you'd like to give us something for it, we'd be SUPER grateful!
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"Puppets," was recorded live-off-the-floor one freezing -25C January morning at Albert St Cocktail Co bar in Winnipeg. The unconventional location was chosen as a place to make a quick'n dirty rock'n roll EP with all the rough edges and no studio polish, capturing the band in their energetic live-feel element.

"Puppets" tracklisting includes a version of "Magnetic Moment," recently featured on UK-based label Killing Moon's New Moons Vol VII compilation for 2017.

A video from the recording of Today's Sun is available on YouTube.

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released March 7, 2017

Recorded by Eric Roberts
Mixed by Eric Roberts

Mastered by Jamie Sitar

Cover art by Sophia Sengsuriya
Album design by Sophia Sengsuriya
"Hearing Trees" font by Sophia Sengsuriya

Inside jacket photograph by William Ludwick

Music by Hearing Trees
Words by Graham Hnatiuk

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Hearing Trees Winnipeg, Manitoba

Anxiety-laced.

Indie alt-rock.

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Track Name: Today's Sun
I lay in the dark, with my eyes open
It's one of those things, imagination
It twists and it turns, to bizarre places
It comes and it goes, whenever it pleases

I'll take, I'll take
Myself there at the speed of thought
I know, I know
One heartbeat at a time
Sit here, Sit here
And listen to the city hum
And now, And now
You're slippin' away from me

I'm a square box to your New York loft

I collect friendships like airport souvenirs
Nothin' prepares you, years go by and years
Dropping keychains absentmindedly in snow
Don't wanna lose you, don't wanna lose you in the snow

I'll take myself there at the speed of thought
I know, one heartbeat at a time
Sit here, and listen to the city hum
And now, you're slippin' away from me

I'm a square box to your New York loft

It's never enough, how much I feel it
It's fuckin' stupid, how much I feel it
It's never enough, how much I feel it
It's fuckin' stupid, how much I feel it
It's never enough, it's never enough
It's never enough enough enough enough
Track Name: Puppets
We're all friends here, all the time, aren't we?
We're all smiles here, all the time, aren't we?
We're all truth here, all the time, aren't we?
We're transparency all the time, aren't we?

We're public relations, here, aren't we?
We're spin machine, here, aren't we?
We're lies and deceit, here, aren't we?
We're stage-managed theatrics here, aren't we?

We're façades, here, all the time, aren't we?
We're crumbling walls, all the time, aren't we?
We're exactly what we appear to be, aren't we?
We're all puppets, aren't we?

We're all puppets
We're all puppets
Aren't we?
Track Name: Magnetic Moment
I wonder if you’re pretty and strong-headed, if you’re caring and not just lip-serving, if you have ethics and morals and are militant about it? If you’re clumsy or careless or cautious or graceful? If you stress on the meaningless or strive for awareness? If I can teach you or you can teach me or if you know it all, already?

I tried to say
I need you like envelopes need letters
I tried to say
I need you like glue needs glitter

I’ll tell you a secret
You are magnetic
And I’m starting to wonder if I’m more than just a moment

I wonder if you take pressure and fold or stand your ground, if you know that conceding is compromising and every compromise chips you into dust? If you’re self-less or self-ish or narcissistically self-confident? If you demand perfection or if you see the beauty in error? If you think everything at all is the answer to iron-fisted religious terror?

I tried to write
That letter in invisible ink,
I tried to say
Honey, it doesn’t matter what you think

I’ll tell you a secret
You are magnetic
And I’m starting to wonder if I’m more than just a moment