Farewell EP

by The Kendricks

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The songs on 'Farewell' are the culmination of our journey together as a band. Some were born in a hot, cramped garage in Costa Mesa, others grew from the various incarnations of the group, but all have become standards in The Kendricks' repertoire. Drawn from classic, folk, pop, and alternative rock influences, 'Farewell' is a self-produced romp, chock-full of odes to failed relationships and the crisis of human will, seasoned with oblique references to the laws of thermodynamics and the Spanish Civil War. The foundation for 'Farewell' and the upcoming EP 'Fire At Sea' were recorded over the span of two weeks at a house on a hill in the Temecula Valley in the winter of 2014. The final touches were recorded in various apartments and studios in Los Angeles. We gladly present to you our debut EP 'Farewell'. Cheers.

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released July 10, 2015

Richie Carvill - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Lee de Arakal - Drums
Steve Gregoire - Bass/Backing Vocals
Kevin Hinman - Guitar
Luke Richmond - Lead Vocals

Produced by: The Kendricks

Mixed by: Chris Constable and Justin Krause

Mastered by: Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Recorded at Via De Oro Studios

Executive Producer Brian Hinman

Special Thanks
Brian Hinman
Justin Krause
Dr. Josh Roush

℗ © 2015 The Kendricks

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The Kendricks Los Angeles, California

The Kendricks met in Film School, developing their sound through live gigs across southern California in between study. Over time, they grew restless for music, realizing their passions were all in for noise. In Fall of 2014, they took the time off from school to focus on their music and record their album. ... more

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Track Name: Threshing Time
I saw you in the morning sun, in the cold and frosty morning
I saw I was my father’s son in the softness of your warning
Take me down with you at the threshing time
Take this hand I give to you for a warning sign

Ten dead men on a bed of chaff and the sound of women weeping
Ten men’s voices start to laugh like a devil softly seething
Take me down with you at the threshing time
Take this hand I give to you for a warning sign

If I run I want to run with you, before the sun there’s nothing they can do
We’re just two more faces lost, we’re just two more faces lost
I know somewhere where the night won’t end, tell your mother that our lives depend
That we’re two more faces lost, that we’re two more faces lost

And if the headsman pays a call
Or I’m up against a wall
Don’t worry you won’t take a fall
At the threshing time

I cried out when they took his life as a flock of crows were scattered
To know his name was to know the knife as though knowing was what mattered
Take me down with you at the threshing time
Take this hand I give to you for a warning sign

If I run I want to run with you, before the sun there’s nothing they can do
We’re just two more faces lost, we’re just two more faces lost
I know somewhere where the night won’t end, tell your mother that our lives depend
That we’re two more faces lost, that we’re two more faces

I saw you in the morning sun, in the cold and frosty morning
I saw I was my father’s son in the softness of your warning
Take me down, take me down with you at the threshing time
Take this hand, take this hand I give you for a warning sign

If I run I want to run with you, before the sun there’s nothing they can do
We’re just two more faces lost, we’re just two more faces lost
I know somewhere where the night won’t end, tell your mother that our lives depend
That we’re two more faces lost, that we’re two more faces lost

And if the headsman pays a call
Or I’m up against the wall
Don’t worry you won’t take a fall
At the threshing time
Track Name: Maxwell's Demon
The hammer falls, can you catch it?
Oh no, you let us down, you know
A voice it calls, you were distracted
Oh no, the reaction went wrong

You were trading things
Passing pieces down the line
But you forgot yourself this time

No lovers know
No teachers know

Open halls, full of faces for you
Trust in truth, let go
Got too small, couldn’t trace it
Oh no, couldn’t place it, it’s gone

Just hold the door,
Take a moment, make a sign
Or do you know the things you’ll find

No lovers know
No teachers know
Just waiting for the tide to turn
Just hoping that the fools will learn

Sun follows storms
Clear morning warms
Come on come on love
Pain’s a thing that you rise above.

No lovers know
No teachers know
Just waiting for the tide to turn
Just hoping that the fools will learn
No lovers
No teachers
Just waiting, I’m just waiting for you
Just hoping that the fools will learn
Track Name: Riverrun
Lying where a river runs
Bathing in the warmth of the sun
Still I see the rising moon
Saying rise for home oh too soon

How can you go, when you know there’s something here with me?
How can you say, you don’t know where you’re going to but you’re going anyway?

Somewhere there cities rise
Somewhere here something smaller dies
It isn’t that I cannot move
Just that I could never quite like you

Dear, can’t you hear?
Do these words reach your ears?
Love, we’re not above
This world
Just one more small part of

Can you feel the summer end?
Do you think your heart is on the mend?
For nothing ever goes, but comes again in time,
The winter may return, but will it turn you mind?
Oh no, no, no

Dear, can’t you hear?
Do these words reach your ears?
Love, we’re not above
This world
Just one more small part of

Don’t keep me running, don’t keep me searching
Don’t keep me waiting, hoping you’re returning
Don’t leave me here, don’t leave me alone

Or if you go
Running to the sea
Please carry down this faded memory
And wash it clean

Dear, can’t you hear?
Do these words reach your ears?
Track Name: Miles
She likes talking after midnight when the air is getting cold
I was watching with my eyes shut thinking of the miles still to go
And I said, why don’t you take me home?

She takes me to the other side, farther up the sandy shore
She shows me something I’ve never seen before, tells me what I should have known
And I said, I said take me home

And when I forget the time or find myself alone
I think about the waves there on that dusty shore
For the water makes no sounds and there’s nothing live but birds
And the memories I have don’t need words
And I said, I said, take me home

Come and take my hand, reach out for the roaming soul
Look around the sand, listen how the wind blows
Go and take a stand, there’s nothing left unsold
Nothing to understand, nothing to reap when you don’t sow
And I said, I said, take me home

And we’re looking for the morning
Feeling for the ground below
Crowd keeps watching, eyes wide open
But she says they’ll never know
She says, she says they’re alone
She said take me home
Take me home

She likes talking after midnight
Watching miles as they go
Track Name: Libertines
Hey there now
Hey there now are you hiding from yourself
Hiding out keeping in the dark
You libertines chasing down the moonlight and the fire
You dancing queen, there’s no one left to take a chance on now

And the stars came out just to hear you sing
I can still recall the last refrain

It went lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

Slowing down
Think you found a place you feel at home
Reaching out, think you’ve made a start
Careful now, you’re chasing down the dregs below the line
The taste turns sour, don’t you wish you had some help girl now?

And the stars came out just to hear you sing
I can still recall, when I said

You know I love you girl, and it hurts me that you’re crying
If you are so sorry, then why can’t you stop lying?

Like lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie
Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie

Laugh about the tears girl, cry about the shame
Let out all the love that you will never taste again
Walk along your hometown road soaking in the rain
Leave me to myself I can handle my own pain

No more stars baby, no more stars for you
I can still recall...

Lie, lie, lie,
All you do is lie baby, all you do is
lie, lie, lie, all you do is lie
All you do is lie
Track Name: Once I Knew
Once I knew a girl, but she slipped right through my hands
Turned my heart to sand on the shores of sinking lands
Think of her from time to time like an imprint on my mind

Mountains in the road, sun through falling snow
Waking life’s a dream, a flowing, frozen stream
The memory remains just a scar that still feels pain

Tell my why it’s so that the ones you’d like to know are the ones you never think to understand
Still there and yet long gone like the echo of a song calling you to sing along

Dusty August moon shining through my gloom
Diving down with me into the summer sea
I cannot pull you through when someone’s holding you
For true love never fades, it only drifts away

Tell my why it’s so that the ones you’d like to know are the ones you never think to understand
Still there and yet long gone like the echo of a song, like the echo
Some can set you free
Some can never be
Some fall far from home
Some touch cold as stone

And the words you say never mean a thing no
And the things you do girl, the things you do are everything

Once I knew a girl
Once I knew a girl
Once I knew a girl
The beauty of the world
Track Name: Farewell
Time was never on our side
And our decisions never coincide
Maybe later in life we'll get it right, get it right
Or were we doomed from the start?
Will the distance keep us apart?
Believe me the decision was hard
And I'm sorry if I broke your heart.
It's just that I can't be happy with someone else
Until i'm satisfied with myself
And you deserve the best
That's why I'm working my way to success
And so I need some time to be alone
To figure out the world for my own
So I can someday earn
All the things that you deserve

So Farewell

Farewell, farewell, farewell
Farewell, farewell, farewell
Farewell, farewell, farewell
Well sometimes life isn't fair at all