SIDEREAL

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about

SIDEREAL was a band.

We were four teenage friends, sharing the first floor of a decrepit house in Allston, Massachusetts. We wrote some songs, played some shows, and made some recordings. We broke up. We stayed friends.

Shortly after SIDEREAL's last show in 1997, we pressed a self-titled eight song CD. We split up the copies and distributed them to friends, friends of friends, members of bands we admired, and other complete strangers. Perhaps we gave a copy to you.

We never tried to sell our music to anyone...until right now.

Johnny HUNT, SIDEREAL's drummer, was recently injured in a terrible accident, struck by a bus while riding his bike near his home in Brooklyn. His clavicle and pelvis were broken and he's facing a long and tremendously expensive recovery. Johnny's friends have been rallying around to support him in whatever ways they can.

As his former bandmates and longtime friends, we've assembled this digital album of the music we made together nearly two decades ago. Remastered by Scott CRAGGS and featuring new artwork by Zach BAROCAS, this collection includes the eight songs from SIDEREAL's eponymous 1997 CD plus two rarely heard 1995 demos from the band's early incarnation as FINGERPAINT BLUEPRINT. All recordings were engineered by Keith SOUZA at his pre-Machines With Magnets location, Sampson Studios.

Ten tracks for five bucks!

100% of the proceeds will go directly to Johnny to assist him.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening. Thanks for helping Johnny.

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released May 30, 2013

Chris ERNST - guitar
Johnny HUNT - drum kit
Drew O'DOHERTY - guitar, voice
Adam SYLVIA - bass guitar

Recorded by Keith SOUZA at Sampson Studios in Tiverton, RI

Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 recorded July 1997
Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8 recorded December 1996
Tracks 9, 10 recorded July 1995

Mastered by Scott CRAGGS at Old Colony in South Boston, MA

Design by Zach BAROCAS

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SIDEREAL Boston, Massachusetts

SIDEREAL was a band.

We broke up in 1997.

100% of our sales will go directly to our drummer Johnny HUNT to assist with his recovery from a terrible bus v. bike accident.

Listen to the teenage versions of ourselves playing electric rock music! Spend a few bucks! Help us help Johnny!

Thank you.

Chris ERNST - guitar
Johnny HUNT - drum kit
Drew O'DOHERTY - guitar, voice
Adam SYLVIA - bass guitar
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Track Name: Sailor's Swing
Words: O'DOHERTY

Said "I'm leaving this time for good"
And I shut the door
But you didn't follow me
Like the times before
Climbed the top of a ladder
To get a look from this height
Used to say I'd never dare
But this time I might

And too late to change my mind
'Cause now my hands are tied
Could be making a mistake
So I wish this rope might break

Probably kept you up all night
And when you got the news
Your face turned white
And telephone calls cross town
Til somebody comes to cut me down

Too late to change my mind
And now my hands are tied
I think I made a mistake
Now I'm keeping you awake

And you can't change a thing
So now I'll always swing
Don't hang your head in shame
'Cause they won't print my name
Track Name: Washington Merry-Go-Round
Words: O'DOHERTY

I was taught not to talk to strangers
So I gotta stay away from mirrors
And to save my life I can't remember
Why I tied these strings around my fingers

Washington Merry-Go-Round
Washington Merry-Go-Round
Washington Merry-Go-Round
Washington Merry-Go-Round

Got my chair at the table
Nothing's ever new with me
It's not that I'm not able
Just gotta look kinda hard to see
When in a...

Washington Merry-Go-Round
Washington Merry-Go-Round
Washington Merry-Go-Round
Washington Merry

All this time I thought I healed
Never found the scabs that you had peeled
Because your lips were always sealed
I never found out how you feel

Washington...Washington...Washington...Washington
Track Name: Something
Words: ERNST/O'DOHERTY

Apologies are what I say
Didn't mean to change things this way
I've ripped up everything we'd sewn
Looks like I wrecked a happy home

And I stay inside and that's all that matters to me
Clean air's not worth the high price of dealing with you
I think I should've stayed in bed today
'Cause I'm afraid of something...something's gonna happen

You could give me something to cry about
But lazy hands they slide off you
Wait til it's just too late
So I can't return your calls

Mom picks up after our spills
She wants to take away all our ills
I try to talk in your car
But I've complicated this much too far

And I stay inside and that's all that matters to me
Clean air's not worth the high price of dealing with you
I think I should've stayed in bed today
'Cause I'm afraid of something...something could happen

You could give me something to cry about
Lazy hands they slide off you
Just wait til it's just too late
So I can't return your calls

And I stay inside and that's all that matters to me
Clean air's not worth the high price of dealing with you
I think I should've stayed in bed today
But I'm afraid of something...something could happen

You could...you could give me
But lazy hands...lazy hands
Looks like you're all that matters to me
And I don't know what I'm gonna do
Track Name: Tuxedo
Words: O'DOHERTY

I think it's only fair that you know that I hit back
Tall enough to touch the ground
Would you like to see
What it would take to replace

A good place to start

Caught up too late
But that's okay
As long as you go away

I would've liked to have been there
I would've liked to see
'Cause just by word of mouth
It doesn't seem as real

A good place to start

Catching up too late
But it's okay
As long as you go away

Can't drink anxiety
It keeps me warm but makes me shake
Can't believe after this time
This place still makes my stomach ache
Sitting in your room for a cigarette
But, yeah, I don't smoke
What difference does it make?

I would've liked to be
In the way to remove your situation
Your black eyes got a lot of hiding to do
Like black spoons got a lot of explaining to do

Good place to start
But nothing should end here
Track Name: Not So Hard
Words: O'DOHERTY

Everything must be okay
'Cause I don't hear you complain
I'm a fool, pin the tail on me
You're still 19 miles from where my thoughts should be

So don't even ask me why
You know I'm not that hard to come by
You know I'm not so hard to break
I think you've seen me in pieces before
You know I'm not so hard to break
I think you've broken me before

Everything must be alright
If I get no calls from you tonight
Thought you always hated to hurt your friends
So I hope you never do it again

So don't even ask me why
You know I'm not so hard to come by
You know I'm not so hard to break
I think you've seen me in pieces before
You know I'm not so hard to break
I think you've broken me before

So don't even ask me why
You know I'm not that hard to come by
You know I'm not so hard to break
I was made of window glass
And now I'm not so hard to chase
But I don't know if you run that fast
Track Name: You Will Believe A Man Can Fly
Words: O'DOHERTY

Daydreams and climbing trees
Crash-land into concrete
Turpentine just slipped my mind
Left me with an empty sky
Sunrise just couldn't wait
Now the sandbox isn't safe
Fallen but I just can't catch
Don't count your blessings til they catch

'Cause I know that Superman's gonna fly again
I just don't know how he will land
'Cause I believe that Superman, he's gonna fly again
I just don't know where he is gonna land

News is knocking out my wind
Bring me back where I begin
Putting wrinkles on my face
The only son of a lonely place
Rust where steel had been
Climbing underneath my skin
Some things just...they ain't fair
I'm pushing my hero in a chair

'Cause I know that Superman's, he's gonna fly again
I just don't know how he will land
And Superman, he's gonna fly again
I just don't know where he is gonna land

Tragedies come in threes
Don't tell me 'cause I have seen
Many things I can't explain
It's not a bird, it's not a plane
Lois lying in your lawn
Don't ask me where I've gone
Things in soaked in kerosene
They are called my memories

'Cause I that know Superman, he's gonna fly again
I just don't know where he is gonna land

The only thing that makes me cry
Is I still think a man can fly
It's the only thing that makes me cry
'Cause I still believe a man can fly
(Overhead)
Track Name: Class Clown
Words: O'DOHERTY

I'm the class clown
You laugh at me
And like the class clown
Facing the corner is where I'll be

But you put fireflies in a jar
And wished upon a shooting star
They won't get you very far
They won't take you from where you are

Laugh it off, pass it on, leave me out, keep me down
Laugh it off, pass it on, leave me out, keep me down

I talk with my hands
But they're never free
So it's no surprise
You never listen to me

Seems no matter how you try
You still can't get to what's inside
You feel locked out and denied
So I say I have nothing to hide

Laugh it off, pass it on, leave me out, keep me down
Laugh it off, pass it on, leave me out, keep me down

I'm just a joke
And you don't laugh
I'm not funny
That's just sad
I'm such a joke
Not worth your time
Not worth a smile
And that's too bad

Laugh it off, pass it on, leave me out, keep me down
Laugh it off, pass it on, leave me out, keep me down
Track Name: Kiss & Ride
Words: ERNST

What do I
What do I expect?
Clean sheets and a sedative
You're only one week
You're only one week
Straight off the sidewalk

Stained glass
It reflects
Left turn
You get hit from behind

Up on
Up on the blackboard
Could factor in so easy
You're just a paper dress
Make a tight fit on my glass doll

Stained glass
It reflects
Left turn
You get hit from behind

So
Kiss & ride
Track Name: Something (Demo)
Words: ERNST/O'DOHERTY

Apologies are what I say
Didn't mean to change things this way
I've ripped up everything we'd sewn
Looks like I wrecked a happy home

And I stay inside and that's all that matters to me
Clean air's not worth the high price of dealing with you
And I stay in bed...and I should've stayed in bed today
'Cause I'm just afraid of something...something could happen

You could give me something to cry about
But lazy hands they slip off you
So just wait til after twilight
So I can't return your calls

Mom picks up after our spills
She wants to take away all our ills
I want to talk in your car
I've complicated this much too far

And I stay inside and that's all that matters to me
Clean air's not worth the high price of dealing with you
I think I should've stayed in bed today
'Cause I'm afraid that something...something could happen

You could give me something to cry about
Since lazy hands they slide off you
So just wait another 6 PM twilight
So I can't return your calls

I stay inside and that's all that matters to me
Clean air's not worth your high price
I could stay in bed all day
'Cause you give me so many reasons to cry

You could...you could give me
But lazy hands (give me a reason)
Lazy hands (give me a reason to cry)
Looks like you're all that matters to me
Track Name: Kiss & Ride (Demo)
Words: ERNST

What do I
What do I expect?
Clean sheets and a sedative
Only one week
You're only one week
Straight off the sidewalk

Stained glass
It reflects
Left turn
You get hit from behind

Well, up on
Up on the blackboard
Could factor in so easy
You're just a paper dress
Make a tight fit on my glass doll

Stained glass
It reflects
Left turn
You get hit from behind

So
Kiss & ride