Ear Reverends | Err or Man

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Err or Man

by Ear Reverends

"In Err or Man, chaos and clarity are pulled from one magician's hat and the musical sleight of hand continuously delights and surprises. This is deep music. This is fun music. I don't know what or who the Ear Reverends sound like but I know I like it."
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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1. On now
0:19 album only
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2. Invisible boy
3:40 album only
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3. Break in the jam
3:32 album only
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4. Pain refrain
4:54 album only
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5. I've killed a million
4:41 album only
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6. Lord of beginnings
5:45 album only
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7. Entaruption
8:17 album only
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8. Like a volcano pointing down
4:15 album only
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9. Rock stars
3:33 album only
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10. In my head
1:51 album only
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11. Boy with a blog
2:26 album only
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12. Waiting for the octopus
3:05 album only
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13. I'm selling my mind
5:07 album only
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14. They are the same
2:29 album only
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15. Death is provided
2:14 album only
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16. Made from the sea
1:56 album only
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17. I am a mirror
3:25 album only
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18. Err or man
2:56 album only
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19. Yes yes song
3:19 album only
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20. So sung
1:51 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Err or Man, by the Ear Reverends - a music deck - 20 pieces.

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The Err or Man CD / Book package includes:

- the collectible Err or Man CD, printed with a special "way finder" to Err or Man

- the CD includes the 20 pieces of Err or Man, with more than an hour of music (a double-album's worth), composed for gapless / continuous play in sequence, on repeat, on shuffle, and on shuffle / repeat

- the CD sleeve featuring either an Err or Man cover icon (one of the five different versions) or an Err or Man cover photo

- the collectible, 7.5" square, Err or Man book (first edition), which has artwork (maps and views) of each of the 20 Err or Man pieces, including all of the Err or Man lyrics - 40 artworks / 56 pages total

- two Err or Man postcards appropriate for both posting on the wall and in the mail

- a secret, unique, code number and phrase (appearing on one of the postcards) that you can use to register on the new Ear Reverends website, and which helps unlock the Err or Man Code on the website, and that gets you special membership status in the Ear Reverends, and that will get you access to special things in the future

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"Err or Man is a bounty of contradictions. At times a low-fi garage band alternating with highly orchestrated pop, early punk and moments of 70’s funk. Made to fit any mood that you could possibly have. It's like everything and nothing you've ever heard."

-Lisa Lutz

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First the right brained version:

Laundromats in the dark
discounted voodoo shoes
vinyl lounge
stop go; repeated neon blink

get with the syncopation
abandon to repetition
rhythm that echoes pattern
pattern that eradicates fear of eradication

becomes entropy, dissonance
dissolving self, the self that is afraid of dissonance
drunken fairground attraction
jazz improv

LA punk circa 1979
car lights on the freeway
the Partridge Family
a slight pinch

ragged raga
vintage cowboy boots
order becomes chaos, chaos becomes order
a little boy seeks the balance

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And then the left brained version (well, not exactly--when listening to your music I find I am not capable of one!):

"This is a dark urban cookie, roots music that remembers growing up in LA in the 1970s with local punk, tambourine optimism and the Sunset strip. A small boy wanders through the cacophony seeking place and becomes enmeshed in the order he seeks. His urge for freedom creates a problem: how to be, here?

"Electronic instruments compete with his voice. He brings in other patterns and sounds, Indian, jazz and folk. He finds some resolution: order becomes chaos, chaos becomes order, and by abandoning himself to this endless cycle he learns to find his place."

-Eve Tonkin

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"Reflecting absolutely the universe they are a reflection of, the Ear Reverends multi-pronged, fun-house style is a seething and nimble flirtation with the dignified absence of style itself in a kind of exalted expression of something much cooler than style, I'm talking true singularity of sound and vision.

"In Err or Man, chaos and clarity are pulled from one magician's hat and the musical sleight of hand continuously delights and surprises. This is deep music. This is fun music. Something is happening here. I don't know what or who the Ear Reverends sound like but I know I like it!"

-Bernard Bernard

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