Thornhill (x18) For Long Life

from by Formalists



There’s a tale, that you tell, and your teachers told before you
Oh, how Mrs. Chan would turn around and put her left hand to her brow
Aware, I’d stand, of seconds passed, a most reluctant scarecrow
And with my eyes follow the lines that met the lines of pharaohs

There’s a street, discarded fleet of loose lamenting lawn charms
They count the years of fresh regret that well in back yards to collect
The trees like patient cavalries that shade the paths for no one
This is the road that meets the street where I’m from


from 6 Possible Illusions Prior To Death, released May 27, 2014
From '6 Possible Illusions Prior To Death' recorded and mixed by John Dinsmore of Licoln County Social Club, and Mastered by Milan Schramek of Laquer Channel Mastering
Album art by Joseph Landau based on sketches by Meghan O'Neill

Joseph Landau - Vocals, Nylon-String Guitar, Shaker
Will Hunter - Electric Guitar, Steel-String Guitar, Accordion, Keyboard
Sean Traczyk - Bass
Daniel Korn - Drums, Wooden Spoons, Cabasa, Tambourine



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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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