The Second Arrow

by LAPÊCHE

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1.
Move toward the sound of the guns With nervous patience Small feet march one by one In expectation Oh my darlin’ work with a bursting heart Oh my darlin’ pound on the breaking parts With your setting sun Don’t be bothered by the roar Barracks lining the shore Our names hanging from our necks Knee deep with hands of regret Oh my darlin’ work with a bursting heart Oh my darlin’ pound on the breaking parts With your setting sun
2.
Stone 03:46
Prune and nurture, I am turning to stone It’s not second nature when to let go Kneeling mercy when curtains are drawn, this love makes me nervous You’re tethered to my bones I am turning I am turning to stone Crazy concept, to let things overflow Constellations, amphoric echo Start the wind and dry the weeping wall And what remains i can’t quite recall I am turning I am turning to stone
3.
Don't Forget 04:25
The volume of your voice cracks my knuckles Makes my eyes and my mouth breathe Will you do that step that empties my pockets Where we stand sideways but we don’t sink? I have no idea how you do that trick Where we leave but they don’t forget What is this life? How does it thrive? What is it like? What is this light? How does it shine? What is it like? The salt on your skin changes with seasons But it’s consistent in helping you float Your clumsy veins can keep rhythm It keeps songs marching out of your throat I have no idea how you do that trick Where we leave but they don’t forget What is this life? How does it thrive? What is it like? What is this light? How does it shine? What is it like? Unparalleled dressed in prints and seams Small caravel adheres but won't recede
4.
Remember me, unite yourselves Myrrh and ivory, 8 ships will bring our wealth Architect and pharaoh, Queen and sister To reign in this decline has become second nature My tears won’t come when I pace my dynasty My legs won’t run from this Red Sea Two rings consistent little round things My temple continues It’s symmetry Where in you’ll find my cancer bones Leopard skins hang on my 31 trees Architect and pharaoh, Queen and sister To reign in this decline has become second nature My tears won’t come when I pace my dynasty My legs won’t run from this Red Sea Remember me, unite yourselves
5.
Too Brave 02:53
When you weren’t yourself you still taught her You still smelled life in the water A fisherman of men, a graceful marauder A grave incident left you tattered Drowning but your heart still pattered You will climb again each rung of the ladder Too brave to stay inside too long Couldn’t hold your breath or your daughter All but disappearing hopeful whisper Healing in his wings, that’s all that mattered You will climb again each rung of the ladder Too brave to stay inside too long
6.
Another collision, and you talk to me like you were on a mission Straight for my heel, with a scalpel There was such precision like a surgeon Feigned inhibition does more for you So keep you gnashed teeth in your top drawer And your back to the pack Straight for my heel, with a scalpel There was such precision like a surgeon Right through me like a tunnel Straight through me like a lifetime
7.
Grade 5 03:13
We run through the field, we run through the morning Spider on the swings, we follow the leader Half alive dark in my eyes My perfect timing was good I was invited though i was beneath them Walking behind dying to fit in Half alive dark in my eyes Half alive hiding my ears My perfect timing was good My perfect timing was good for something Invisible friends drawing self portraits Smoking your mom’s refrigerated cigarettes Half alive dark in my eyes Half alive hiding my ears My perfect timing was good My perfect timing was good for something
8.
Within the structure quite a staggering sum Souvenirs, soft hand claps and dusty heirlooms Tied to the rafters, thick strings of memories Some are so kind and others are whimpering I need to sleep not to steal the night I need love, not to twist the knife Down a thin hallway, chock-full of mustard seeds Strapped tight to my body the things that I don’t need Straight shot down the middle, recesses of lazy truth Half-heartedly stroking my arms in a frozen sea I need to sleep not to steal the night I need love not to twist the knife Within the structure, Blind Driver
9.
Trench Coat 02:54
I’ll unfold you into the waves, it was never as warm as we’d hoped One hand skims the surface of, the other hand clenches the rope I remember digging your grave, some silver I could swallow Unwound your weaving, untied my tongue Let the summer slip into my shadow A furrowed child when you dug the trenches A feather of a dozen finches You may never know, you may never know Failed to mention the basement’s decay At any moment the house could crumble Tiptoe through the burning sand, till the brown turns to indigo Windows where there should be fences Tethered to you while my body tenses You may never know A furrowed child when you dug the trenches A feather of a dozen finches You may never know, you may never know
10.
Fell in love with the black sky Copernican lullaby Properties of motion Curious devotion Stars wheeling in the ocean Stars wheeling in the ocean All matter radiates It’s what I chose to recalculate Modern observation Transfixed gravitation Stars wheeling in the ocean Stars wheeling in the ocean Look at the space between my children The space between

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LAPêCHE is an indie-rock four-piece that has consistently penned impactful jams outta Brooklyn, New York since 2016. Fronted by singer-guitarist, Krista Holly Diem, with bassist Dave Diem (Twelve Hour Turn), guitarist Drew DeMaio (Asshole Parade, Floor, Strikeforce Diablo) and drummer Jeff Gensterblum (Small Brown Bike, Able Baker Fox), the close friends compose together, drawing inspiration from both past and present, light and dark, guiding Krista Holly’s provocative melodies and lyrics over their uniquely somber, yet catchy indie-rock.

LAPêCHE’s debut full length, The Second Arrow, was recorded and produced by the legendary J. Robbins (Jawbox, Government Issue, Burning Airlines) at Magpie Cage in Baltimore. The new record dives deeper, darker and hits harder than their previous EP Bright and Bending, while still driving that 90’s fuzz. Grit-laced with melancholy hopefulness, The Second Arrow was released September 8th on Bakery Outlet Records.

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released September 8, 2017

All Songs written by LAPêCHE

Krista Holly Diem-Vocals and Guitar
Drew Demaio-Guitar
Dave Diem-Bass and Backing Vocals
Jeff Gensterblum-Drums
Supporting vocals by Keiko Ichinose

Recorded and Produced February 2017 by: J Robbins @ Magpie Cage Studio in Baltimore MD
Mastered by: Dan Coutant @ Sunroom Audio in Cornwall NY
Original Album Artwork by: Sean Mahan
Layout by: Rich Diem / Design by: Rich and LAPêCHE

Special thanks to: J Robbins, Sean Mahan, Rich Diem, our dear families and friends.

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LAPêCHE is collaboration of love born out of Brooklyn New York. Inspired by their indie and DIY punk roots, the band delivers a dark, catchy rock that’s simultaneously somber and uplifting.

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