Motorcar

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PRESS for Motorcar:

"These are some damn catchy indie pop tunes, to be sure, but further listens reveal a host of subtle yet cleverly effective musical ideas worked into nearly every one of these songs..." -Coke Machine Glow

"New God incorporate incredibly diverse influences
into a seamless and delectable debut." -Princeton Record Exchange

New God "Motorcar” - #1 most anticipated album of the week .
-Magnet Magazine

"Becoming a big fan of New God..." -Indie Music Filter

"It's lo-fi in all the best ways and there’s a sense of honesty that radiates through each song..." -The POP Stereo

"Brian Wilson goes lo-fi; what is lacking here in polish is made up for with melodic grandeur." -Fingertips Music

"Kenny Tompkins' pet-project is an ambitious set that succeeds to towering heights"
-Frederick News-Post

"There is a distinct cleverness embedded into each individual track giving the songs something unique"
-A Million Watts of Sound

"One of the most promising debuts of the year." -MoonSpeak

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released July 17, 2012

Credits :

All Songs Written By Kenny Tompkins

Kenny Tompkins - Vocals, Guitar, Synth, Percussion, Sound Collage
Curt Tompkins - Drums, Choir, Trumpet
Adam Laye - Guitar, Choir
Josh Grapes - Synth, Choir
Court Manly - Trombone, Percussion, Choir
Derek Shank - Percussion
Dave Tracy - Guitar, Choir
Michael Nau - Choir
Jon Felton - Choir
Bryan Martin - Chatter

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered By Kenny Tompkins at 255 East Main, 57 West Main, and 43 Depot Terrace In Frostburg, Maryland USA .
Recording occurred sporadically between 2007 and 2011.

Art By Kenny Tompkins

Special thanks to Gibb And Clint Cochrum for touring with us and helping us release this record on beautiful red vinyl.

Special Thanks also to Derek Shank for lending us a ton of gear, helping us engineer the initial drum sessions.

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New God's debut LP, Motorcar, was over 5 years in the making and was released in 2012 to much critical praise. The follow up, 2014's "Firework", was written and partially recorded in an abandoned racquetball court and released via Yellow K Records. New God has been touring in support of "Firework" throughout 2014-15 and have recently began work on their third full-length album. ... more

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Track Name: Motorcar
You, all wrapped up in chains
You’re gone, You’ll never know my name
You’re driving in your motorcar
You’re driving far away
they took, they took you for a ride
their hands were too fast for your eyes
and oh, they played an awful trick
and how you’re always falling for it
Track Name: Drag The Lake
You’ve got to be on your best behavior
you’ve got to sing all your sins away
I glue together the broken pieces
I fill the gaps in so carefully
So we’ll drag the lake again
Just to find the one we held so close
and if my eyes would stop with all their dirty tricks
we might find it
You took a chance on a grinning devil
the one who locks all the prison doors
I had a chance to cut out his tongue
but he was singing such a pretty song
So we’ll drag the lake again
Just to find the one we held so close
and if my eyes would stop with all their dirty tricks
we might find it
Track Name: Mother
Out in my garden rows
singing under the dirt
long gone, mother to no one
crying for daughters, laughing for sons
she came up through the dirt
one night while I was sleeping
long gone, mother to no one
crying for daughters, laughing for sons
Track Name: Liar Liar
Early in the morning, hang me out to dry
put me on the night stand, turn me off like a light
think me in the afternoon, tell me like a lie
put me in the beggars ears, show me to the governors eyes
and you’ll burn me with a sunbeam
one for every time
that I said I loved it
but it was a lie
lose it in your footsteps, forget you ever tried
build a stronger wall to hold it all inside
and when you are the champion of the walking dead
it will be the rusty can rattling inside your head
and you’ll burn like a photograph
of a lover who had lied
with a smile on their face
and a twinkle in their eye
they say they saw you banging on a broken drum
put me in the beggars ears, show me to the governors eyes
burn me with a sunbeam
one for every time
that I said I loved it
but it was a lie
Track Name: Room In Arizona
Boy they stole your medicine from your secret drawer
oh, your teeth came poking out, growling like a dog
in the morning rain fell in your eyes
and you cast another shadow
Oh
All along the way to that room in Arizona
You were burrying your guns under wild flowers
in the darkness rain fell from your eyes
and you sang a song to no one
oh
and from a mountain made of sand we watched your soul go scattering
Track Name: On and Off
You swallow all the clouds
you follow them around all day
you pray for parachutes
god sends an anvil and a chain
the lights go on and off and on and off and on again
I got a different ghost
a church as empty as the sky
my photo album crutch
was swallowed up inside the fire
the lights go on and off and on and off and on again
Track Name: The Governor's Lap
The Mirrors in your mind bounce back and forth
endlessly the words fall into to holes
they stitched your lips together while you slept
and now you’ll have to swallow all those secrets that you kept
and it’s a shame how they won you back
a crying shame how you’ll sit there in the governor’s lap

mend your broken ballerina toes
I’ll be waiting out beyond the light
and when that servant comes to lock your door
kiss his lips so softly and then tear out both his eyes
and it’s a shame how they won you back
a crying shame how you’ll sit there in the governor’s lap
Track Name: Happiness
I looked for you in a dry canyon
I looked for you in the pouring rain
under the rocks, over the branches
I waited still but nothing came
you got so sad when I forgot you
It was a year before I knew
It wasn’t that I didn’t love you
It wasn’t the song stuck in my head
I don’t know what happiness is
I just know I wanna find it