THIS FAIR CITY

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With their long awaited follow up to 2009's Broken Surfaces EP, the Portland, Oregon band has curated tracks spanning nearly five years of songwriting since becoming a quartet. The eclectic yet cohesive nature of the self-titled album chronicles a band fine tuning their art in an effort to create something unique and recognizable. Many of the tracks have been performed at shows throughout the Northwest for a long while, allowing the songs to evolve into pieces better suited for the direction This Fair City is headed. The new album is a springboard for a band moving forward from a lengthy transitional period; finding their collective voice and looking towards the future.

credits

released May 5, 2015

Jason Charles Franklin - vocals, guitar
Brandi “Charlotte” Grahek - vocals, viola
Alex Deupree - bass, vocals
Robin Marshall - drums, cello

All songs written & performed by This Fair City
Words by Jason Charles Franklin except:
Stowaway by Franklin & Deupree
Almost Decided by Franklin & Grahek
Lead guitar on Don't Fret by Roddy Morris

Produced by This Fair City & Tom Van Riper
Recorded & Mixed by Tom Van Riper at Lost Studios, Gresham, OR
Mastered by Adam Pike at Toadhouse Recording, Portland, OR

Thanks to our family, friends, supporters, & YOU!
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This Fair City Portland, Oregon

From Portland, Oregon the band pulls influences from classical, early 90s rock, dream pop, blues, & foot-stomping rockNroll; shift from catchy melodies, harmonies, and beauty, to fits of power and emotion in an attempt to create unique music, hopefully enjoyable, true to their hearts. ... more

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Track Name: Ebb & Flow
I've been giving up alright
I've been giving up this time
I've been giving up alright

I've been giving up this time
I've been giving up on life

The ebb & flow pulls us under
Where will we go? No one wonders
Track Name: Stowaway
Ha ha crow the sailors
Shove him off to the side
The sea will swallow him deep
Dark water filled with plight

Say something

Hold on may we discuss please?
Have mercy show civility
Though have let you down see
My actions a necessity

Say something
Who’s the one who failed to find a savior
Stowaway

HA HA crow the masses
Shut him out a final time
Tie him down as our repayment
Time has come for him to fly
Track Name: Fur
So cold
This poison's slow
I'll stray
Until our ending fades

Wait, hide, hold tight
Strain, fight, survive
Wait, hide, hold tight
Strain, fight, all right
Track Name: Running to Waste...
Rushing around
Bustle about
Routines abound
Come on down

Reach to define
Status in time
Possessions rely
On lies

To wake and to rise
To repeat to kill time
To never try
We all end underground

Running to waste
What’s making me stable
Track Name: Overlook
Take my hand you fool
Keeps me safe tonight
With the back and forth we go around around

Overlooking time
Makes it all worth while
All we’ve ever known goes down down down

Are you right? are you right?
I fall on my knees, beg and plead oh well

Yet another bout
Reeling more without
Always holding close we go down down down

Are you right? are you right?
i fall on my knees, beg and plead oh well
Track Name: Lazarus
Come on
Lay your head down
Be free
With new meaning

Gone away
In dreams
Lay your head down

Come on
Let these words out
Gone free
With new meaning

Don’t! Wait!
This is real
Let us know
What you’re up against
Time can heal
What you’re up against

Time can heal....
Come on...
Track Name: Again
Do you run?
Break on out?
Again

Show your bones
Head on down
Again

Take in all that’s real, it’s too close
Burden passed surreal, at full force
With every word you feel, almost
Knowing anything that’s real is back home

Get your head up
Take them down
Throw your hands up
Dance around
Track Name: Almost Decided
All my decisions are arriving
Almost
Been no delusions
I’ve been striving
So close

All we want is to breathe

Been so deceiving
Much derision
Too cold

Losing all reason
Heart is treason
No hope

Been no illusion
I can drown it
Oh no......

You’re holding out again
As you head for the road
Track Name: Don't Fret
Such as our worry, began
Everyday as we sit and wait
All that they know, a taste
Be afraid, don’t be afraid

So don’t you fret, there are better days, awaiting we
Won’t go, to the edge, that I have foreseen

Breaking, she went fast, strayed
She’d salivate, intimidate, all as she’d know
Fades, be afraid, don’t be afraid

So don’t you fret, there are better days, awaiting we
Won’t go, to the edge, that I have foreseen

So we’ll fight

Taking our time, away
Everyday, oh we’ll sit and wait
All as we’d known, ashamed
Be afraid, don’t be afraid
Track Name: Aurora
The eyes that met you
Crash into pieces numb
All around lay silence
Rushing through my blood

But listless may be my old soul
The streets laugh and scream grasping hold

Hello sweet sickness
I peer through nothing now
Feed me one more time
The warm embrace surrounds

But listless may be my old soul
The streets laugh and scream grasping hold

Come what may

We crawl about so low
Made to endure what you've seen
We crawl about so low
A failure inconceived
We crawl about so low
The lights bring on instant dreams
We crawl about so low