The Great Act Of Naming Kids Single

by Formalists

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The Great Act Of Naming Kids was recorded by Liam Driscoll and Nathalie Douglas as their completion project for Elite Music's Advanced Home Studio and Demo Production course. Thanks to their radical teacher Emilio Guim for doing the mixing and mastering.

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released June 22, 2013

Recorded by Liam Driscoll and Nathalie Douglas
Mixed and Mastered by Emilio Guim
Album photo of guitarist Will Hunter taken by Jessie Chang at the Congratulation To Those Who Move Onwards And Excel!/In Support Of Healthy Structure release show at Measure (Formally the Annex Live).

Joseph Landau - Vocals, Nylon String Guitar
Will Hunter - Electric Guitar
Sean Traczyk - Bass
Daniel Korn - Drums

Special Musical Guest,
Emilio Guim - Shaker, Tambourine, Keyboard

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Formalists Toronto, Ontario

Based in Toronto, Formalists are a progressive quartet with ties to the city’s classical and jazz communities. Their music combines alt-folk, indie, and western art influences, with a dual ambition to thrill and discomfort. At once elegant, and self-indulgent, Formalists share more then just a love of supine-grape eating with the hedonists of yore. ... more

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Track Name: The Great Act Of Naming Kids
You’re looking pretty thin
And I am growing slowly
So your embrace around my waist can’t really hold me
Now kissing you just makes me feel lonely

I’ve been groping around
Searchin’ for glory
Something that I recall from some forgotten story
Some tale that my zaida once told me

The great act of naming kids from books we never read
And saying, “Son, you are the glory of our past”
We take our fallacies and we dress them up in scrolls
Because we know that glory never lasts

Your smile
Looks like a work of art
The type your kids hang on the fridge until it falls apart
That’s you and I imprisoned in a heart

And if all
The seasons stay the same
Well then every foot will take a step so nothing’s really changed
That’s you and I together once again
We’ll write it down and give it a new name

The great act of naming kids from books we never read
And saying, “Son, you are the glory of our past”
We take our fallacies and we dress them up in scrolls
Because we know that glory never lasts