Redetermination

by The Gravitons

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Maybe Tomorrow Maybe Today Everything here is coming your way You might be right But you're wrong Everything here is coming your way Yeah, everything here is coming your way Yeah, everything here is coming your way You meet me at sunrise I'll meet you at noon Everything here is coming your way I wish I could fly But I wear me down Everything here is coming your way Yeah, everything here is coming your way Yeah, everything here is coming your way So Maybe Tomorrow Maybe Today Everything here is coming your way You might be right You might be right (oh bring out the band) But you're wrong (I hear them playing a bitter serenade) Everything here is coming your way Yeah, everything here is coming your way Yeah, everything here is coming your way
2.
Said them in red Said them in blue We are sure that we know what we're doing Said them in yellow Said them in green We're not sure that you know what you're doing Now somebody lead them away It's the same old day They're coming to blow you away I know you don't need it But oh I believe it's The start of Another Mad Day The start of Another Mad Day The start of Another Mad Day The start of Another Mad Day And I'm trapped in this land Trapped in this land Trapped in this land Divided by time Ruled by the rent and the mortgage In this endless supply Yeah this endless supply Yeah this endless supply Of useless white goods Where they're robbing you blind with their language Now somebody lead them away It's the same old day They're coming to blow you away I know you don't need it But oh I believe it's The start of Another Mad Day The start of Another Mad Day The start of Another Mad Day The start of Another Mad Day
3.
You could be everything you wanna be You had no job but you had a dream And if the dope just turns into smoke Don't let your friend be your enemy Oh, Man With Gun Again, and Oh, Saying so again, and Oh, Think you've had enough Oh, Man With Gun Again And we've had enough of them Let's go And in the middle of another day Don't let your mind get blown away By all the things that bother Get in the way of what you wanna do Oh, Man With Gun Again, and Oh, Saying so again, and Oh, Think you've had enough Oh, Man With Gun Again And we've had enough of them Let's go
4.
Controlled 03:37
We're being controlled This life is not your own Try to redefine again I give you the rain if you give me the sun So cold in here I need your ray You give back the rain and I give you the sun So hot in here, oh sweet water, ah We're being controlled This life is not your own Try to redefine again Enter the chain, the bolt has my name Here in the process, here again Half way around, around the world Canned in consumption, soaring sales, ah 1-2-3 come with me, try another allergy Then you want, now you don't Now you wanna dine with me Drink your wine, down your gin Then you wonder where you've been Here you are, there you were Now you want out Down, you didn't write, you didn't read You didn't cry, you didn't phone You didn't try, you didn't need to say goodbye I give you tomorrow, you give me today I give you tomorrow, you give me today I give you tomorrow, you give me today So long aeroplane
5.
Everything I do Just doesn't seem to do So I hold my head up high And I cry, cry, cry Am I still in love with me Are you still in love with you So I hold my head up high And I cry, cry, cry Yes I hold my head up high And I cry, cry, cry Yes I hold my head up high And I cry When I look out to the sea I wonder what will be When the ocean is the sky Then I sigh, sigh, sigh As I serenade the air Does anyone even care So I hold my head up high And I cry, cry, cry Yes I hold my head up high And I cry, cry, cry Yes I hold my head up high And I cry
6.
Rhyme in everything we do and say Why, I don't know why, perhaps you do Yeah when you're stuck in the middle Looking either way in Do you know where you're going Do you know where you've been A reality break A decision you make Be where you want it to be Be where you want it to be Be where you want it to be Be where you want it to be Sense, you can't explain it's just knowing As a rule, we're ruled by emotions Yeah when you're stuck in the middle Looking either way in Do you know where you're going Do you know where you've been A reality break A decision you make Be where you want it to be Be where you want it to be Be where you want it to be Be where you want it to be Be where you want it to be All I really want is you Maybe you could want that too
7.
When everything surrounds you In the grey grain of your mind When your vision is complete Such a rare place love defines Am I dreaming, Is this real? When everything surrounds you When everything surrounds you When the daybreak is the end And I'm dreaming a new day Down on Wainwright Avenue Serenading mobile reign When everything surrounds you When everything surrounds you When everything surrounds you When the daybreak is the end
8.
Betterway 01:44
The season, all reason We've got to get away to find a better way We've got to get away to find a better way We've got to get away to find a better way We've got to get away Oh hatred, I'm leaving We've got to get away to find a better way We've got to get away to find a better way We've got to get away to find a better way We've got to get away Looking like you're crazy What we gonna do What you gonna do about you Looking like you're crazy What we gonna do What you gonna do about you Got to get away to find a better way You've got to get away to find a better way You've got to get away to find a better way You've got to get away You've got to get away to find a better way You've got to get away
9.
Oh, where is our song Oh, where is our song Some strangers intervene To modify this from now on Oh, where is our song Oh, where is our song Somewhere in the scene To find the strength to carry on Oh, where is our song Oh, where is our song The silence in between To find the beauty in the song Oh, where is our song Oh, where is our song Oh, where is our song Oh, where is our song
10.
Ocean Blue 02:31
From the land up to the sea Red, gold, blue and green On the tide, wave ride Where will this lead, yeah Where will this lead, yeah The sky is ocean blue Where, the sky is ocean blue Where, the sky is ocean blue Yeah and the sky is ocean blue Ocean Blue, Ocean Blue, Ocean Blue From the sea up to the sky A wondrous why Hypnotized, strange delights Where will this lead, yeah Where will this lead, yeah The sky is ocean blue Yeah, the sky is ocean blue When the sky is ocean blue When the sky is ocean blue Ocean Blue, Ocean Blue, Ocean Blue
11.
Your eyes in that first glance A split second romance Arriving at union Arriving at union You were the night To you I write I'd never seen her Didn't know where to begin, yeah You were the unusual A love that was mutual Your eyes were light You were the night For you that I'm here now For you that I'm here now Arriving at union Arriving at union You were the night To you I rise You were the night To you I rise You were the night
12.
Your Dream 01:18

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From the wilds of the North of England come the Indie Acoustic Psychedelic sounds of The Gravitons. Redetermination is the first album with songs of beauty, ugliness, hope, failure, love, loss, joy, melancholy ... and other stuff.

With slices of folk, country, rock and melodic punk along the way, The Gravitons carve a unique niche which is both familiar and original; a kind of unusual hybrid of Contemporary English Folk and West Coast American Psychedelia.

Think Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Woody Guthrie and the Byrds fuelled to excess by carbonated caffeine narcotic substitutes .. Enjoy!




Review
... has more surprises than a shady investment banker. Based loosely on a lively backdrop of UK/US Psychedelic Folk, ..redetermination.. is awash with classic audio imagery. Alliances are formed with the US West Coast signalling The Byrd..s jangling guitar sounds, mid-seventies Floyd reminiscent of the ..Animals.. era and I swear ..Betterway.. has some fearsome Jethro Tull overtones. It..s ultimately rare for an artist to combine so many obvious sublime influences and pull it off with such amazing results, ..redetermination.. is the continuation, maybe the next phase of a British psych/folk renaissance. -- Mojophenia

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... armed with a list of influences that rivals any other I have come across, the Gravitons are self-described as sounding (among others) like Californian and English 60s & 70s Psychedelic Folk Rock. A broad but fitting description, their sound has nuances that you can t just nail down to one genre. The name The Byrds seems to come up a lot in reference to them, however I think a more fitting name is Cass McCombs (a less electronic reliant version). That is to say, the Gravitons Psychedelic Acoustic Indie Folk Country Rock is steady and very real, the Contemporary British Folk Music that they liken themselves to is a good movement that they fit nicely into. I think I have used enough quotations in this review, as such here is something straight from my mind: The Gravitons 2009 LP Redetermination, is the album you put on mid morning, on a day that you have to do something stressful, the LP soothes you, makes you happy, and reminds you that everything is going to work out fine. --Even In The Future


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... boiled down to its basic essence, their sound is an original and challenging sub-genre all its own. The Gravitons offer up a refreshing, uplifting style on Redetermination by fully excercising their original adventurousness and shamelessly injecting large doses of McGuinn-inspired axe-work, early Floyd-ian vocal and lyrical approaches, and unexpected blasts of raucous roots rock. You'll also find smirky traces of Rufus Wainwright's cheeky humour here, snippets of Ian Anderson-inflected lyrical interplay, and more than a few tips of the axe to folks like Richard Thompson and Ry Cooder. The songs here run the gamut from the daydream opener "Maybe Tomorrow," which sonically recalls an impromptu run-in between the Finn brothers and Syd Barrett, to the sly, catchy romp of "Man With A Gun Again" and the daring, harmonica-laced cow-punk nugget "Everything I Do." "Man With Gun Again" proves the band is not only highly aware of today's edgy political/socio-economic plight, but have a firm enough grasp on it to pen a jumpy, paranoia-laced rocker that ranks right up with Buffalo Springfield and CSNY on the relevant protest song scale. "Controlled" lurks in a shadowy corner like a spurned lover or a crafty undercover agent, and "Betterway" rides a delightful, half-crazed rock n' roll groove with equally potent lyrical mastery. Tracks like "Where Is Our Song" are beautiful, brittle arrangements that hold the same subtle charms as material from groups like The Polyphonic Spree, while "Ocean Blue" could be a mid-period Donovan outtake and "You Were The Night" wafts out like a gentle reminder of hot summer evenings brimming with romantic possibilities and a chance at carnal bliss. The album eases out on the ringing, urgent keyboard riffs and impossibly catchy guitars populating the barely-a-minute long instrumental "Your Dream," a cut that speaks volumes about The Gravitons without uttering a single word. They're on a musical and spiritual journey that's starting out just as promising as those of their artistic forebears .... This outfit's released an amazing debut album in Redetermination, and are rapidly garnering favorable attention both in and outside of the U.K' -- Round the Dial

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released January 14, 2009

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