The Second Arrow

by LAPêCHE

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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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Track Name: Breaking Parts
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
Track Name: Stone
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
Track Name: Don't Forget
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?
Track Name: Queen and Sister
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
Track Name: Too Brave
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
Track Name: Feign University
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 your 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
Track Name: Grade 5
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
Track Name: Within The Structure
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
Track Name: Trench Coat
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
Track Name: Space Between
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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