Rare Creatures

by Static People

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $8 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
04:08
3.
04:27
4.
04:43
5.
05:31
6.

about

Static People posits a parallel universe where punk and pop are conjoined twins then splits them with a buzzsaw guitar. The result is an atomic burst of refined madness that is as precise as it is lysergic, feral on the edges and underscored by the warm hum of a radioactive heart.

Recorded at Fantasy Studios. Produced by Jason Carmer
Assistant Engineer Alberto Hernandez
Mixed and mastered at Electric Studios

Best Punk/Post Punk Artists 2013(Toxic Overload single)
Artists in Music Awards, Los Angeles

“For a performer who defies facile definition, Smith does boast a single defining feature – her voice, which she wields with virtuosic command…with a natural warmth that adds a sultry dimension to the band’s challenging, punk-infused arrangements.”
–Bullpit Magazine, LA

“Static People are destined to be your next favourite band. They combine distorted greatness, old school punk vibes and a touch of noisy indie – you need them in your life. --Somojo Magazine, UK

"The Late Projectionist brings us deeper into the mind of singer Dmitra Smith…painting vivid pictures of the goings-on of a haunted mind...top-notch recording and an album full of hooky songs." --Vandala Concepts, Canada

"Each track has Dmitra Smith's voice front and center, full of the same angst and derision that propelled Patti Smith to stardom."
--The Ripple Effect

credits

released April 16, 2014

Dmitra Smith: Vox, Keys, Piano, Wurlitzer:
Pascal Faivre: Guitars
Shawn Miller: Bass, Vox
Michael Urbano: Drums, Percussion

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Static People San Francisco, California

STATIC PEOPLE posits a parallel universe where punk and pop are conjoined twins then splits them with a buzzsaw guitar. The result is an atomic burst of refined madness that is as precise as it is lysergic, feral on the edges and underscored by the warm hum of a radioactive heart. Produced by Jason Carmer

Best Punk/Post Punk Artist 2013 (Toxic Overload)
Artists in Music Awards, Los Angeles
... more

contact / help

Contact Static People

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Monkey Scratches
he wants the money, she wants to party
is it a hole or a wall? last call
nobody's on the throne just the old dirty crows
it always goes the same way

a mortal machine, disintegrating view
crown the ideal, let the cities feed
oh such brittle stars, they're heading straight for Mars
spark up the tinder, make the most before it's gone
a voice inside your head no

we just don't wanna see, I don't know why
makes me wanna scream into the sky
monkey scratches, you throw it all away

grand slam pay dirt, don't even reach those itches
a riot inside, the fire this time
oh such brittle stars, they're heading straight for Mars
spark up the tinder, make the most before it's gone
a voice inside your head no

and the people cried
they cried into the sky
but there was no one there
there was no god there
no one to save their wretched skins
we threw it all away

monkey scratches
don't even reach my itches

we don't wanna see, the monkey don't know why
makes me wanna scream into the sky
monkey scratches
you throw it all away
Track Name: Tonight
feels like it's always my first time
I can't remember when this ever was
we laugh so hard it's like our heads are gone
sometimes I feel like I could die

now I lay me down, we'll look into the stars
just hold my hand, it's what I never had
if we get lost I'll look into your eyes
no lies

tonight we'll set the summer sun on fire
tonight we'll ride into the sea
tonight they'll never say those words again
tonight the road is you and me

now I lay me down, we'll look into the stars
just hold my hand, it's what I never had
if we get lost I'll look into your eyes
no lies

meet me outside when it gets dark, go down to the shore I'll see you there
take my hand don't ever stop we'll fly away, just don't look back
who are they to shut us down, you know they'll never understand
take my hand don't ever stop, our love is gonna live forever

c'est l'impression d'une premiere fois
je ne me souviens plus comment c'etait
on rit si fort que nos tetes s'envolent
sometimes I feel like I could die

now I lay me down, we'll look into the stars
just hold my hand, it's what I never had
if we get lost I'll look into your eyes
no lies
Track Name: Still
insatiable like a hungry animal
like a prophecy that you self fulfill
it's lonely when you go behind your eyes
did you know each time, a little part of you just starts to die?

I know you can't hear me anyway
trying to fill that hole inside
like a splinter it cracks
and you are gone

pace yourself, you don't even know yourself
just take your time, you can always stop tomorrow
it beckons with a promise of still
did you know each time, you were made for so much more than this?

I know you can't hear me anyway
trying to fill that hole inside
like a splinter it cracks
and you are gone

the rush inside

and they tear you down
the walls with no sounds
it's a lonely ride, when you're trapped inside
just break this down and rise
break this down and climb the sky
rise
and climb the sky
like a flame
Track Name: Just Go
she disappears in the morning daylight
steals away, she can't look back never
she won't fit, not by a lucky shot
nothing's as it seems
kill the grey, fly away, just go

don't be afraid just go
and run like it's everything
you can leave them all behind
now they can never hold you

burning skin, feel them watch you, endless
shake you down, makes small minds feel finer
hold your breath, shut out their voices
nothing's as it seems
kill they grey, fly away, just go

don't be afraid just go
and run like it's everything
you can leave them all behind
it's all you have to carry you
it's all you have to sail on
it's all you have and nothing more

and I'll be by your side
turning tides again
once an anomaly
now here comes another
hundreds become thousands
thousands become millions
where is your place in this world
just go

don't be afraid just go
and run like it's everything
you can leave them all behind
now they can never hold you

you can leave them all behind
it's all you have to sail on
it's all you have to carry you
it's all you have and nothing more
Track Name: Stars Fall
straight lines
turn your compass east
caravan trail
filled with starlight

unkind
dunes go back too far now
roll away
fade away from vision

and you know it's there

if you don't know where
you can see it shine
in perfect silence
so quiet

and you take my hand
stars fall like apples
in perfect silence
so quiet

and you know it's there

let it go this time
Track Name: Rare Creatures
when the light hits inside your eyes
and you're looking like you do
never thought we'd make it

when I looked into the sky on a night like this
never thought we'd make it to this place
it's true

on a night long before I knew
myself
still lost

and the light told me you were there
but on the other side of the world

when I looked into your eyes
on a night like this
never thought we'd make it to this place
it's true

can you attend the fire?
is it enough to keep us warm
from the certain coming storm
when all the lights go down

will you walk with me
wanna walk with you
till the end
till our dust is in the stars
hand in hand
this rare creature that is us
till the end