Ah, What a Cruel Change

from by Bowery Boy Blue

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    Recorded at Steve Albini’s recording studio, Electrical Audio, in August of 2007. Stalk That Myth features a talented cast of characters, including Jason Toth (Edith Frost, Manishevitz, The Zincs) on drums and Marika Hughes on Cello.
    "Sometimes you hear music that is so heartbreakingly beautiful that you can't help being drawn to it. That is definitely the case with NYC's Bowery Boy Blue. Their CD, Stalk That Myth, plays like a lo-fi Americana orchestra. Touching vocals delivered in a way that you can't get out of your head, layered instrumentation... it's all there. Take a listen to "Come Closer, Sisters" and hear for yourself."
    - IA: Instrumental Analysis (May 27, 2008)
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    released June 9, 2008

    Zeb Gould - Guitars, bass, Banjo, Wurlitzer, Vocals
    Jason Toth - Drums
    Megan Gould - Violin, Banjo, Hammer Dulicmer, Keys, Vocals
    Geoff Gould - Banjo, Dobro
    Sam Crawford - Piano, Wurlitzer, Trumpet, Slide
    Michael Trepagnier - Bass
    Marika Hughes - Cello
    Mark Lekas - Cello
    All String arrangements by Megan Gould

    Engineered and tracked by Sam Crawford at Electrical Audio in Chicago Illinois. Additional Overdubs and Mixing done at Looking Glass Studios, NYC.
    Mastered by Dave McNair at Unity Mastering, NYC.
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You can hear those voices singin' like angels, ringin' in the rafters. And it's a beautiful thing. Bet you never thought that they could hurt you.
You should of seen your face. You looked like Osiris. You should of seen your face. Like you were resurrected by Isis.

Ah, what a cruel change
Ah, what a cruel change
Ah, what a cruel change
came over you

You been all over this town searching for all the parts of yourself that you left around here.
But you won't get no help. No, not from me and not from the people who care about you.
You should've been lookin' forward, and not to the sky.
You should've been lookin' right in front of your eyes.

You were such an idealist. Always had so much faith in the idols we hide from ourselves. But don't think those idols can't see you, cause, guess what, they do and they're gonna leave you now.
You shoulda held your breath, but you had to be like Orestes.
You shoulda held your breath. Oh but look what's happened now to Elektra.

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from Stalk That Myth, released August 14, 2020

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Zeb Gould New York, New York

Since moving to NYC from Indiana in 2003, Zeb Gould has released several critically-acclaimed albums both under his own name, as well as under the monikers of Bowery Boy Blue and Swojens. His earlier works fall under the genre of acoustic guitar instrumental (In the vein of John Fahey), while his later output, falls within the realm of indie folk singer/songwriter (akin to Will Oldham, etc.) ... more

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