Motorcar

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1.
Motorcar 02:38
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
2.
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
3.
Mother 01:43
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
4.
Sun God 01:07
5.
Liar Liar 04:59
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
6.
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
7.
On and Off 02:54
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
8.
Moon God 02:14
9.
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
10.
Happiness 02:34
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

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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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