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We Can’t Afford to Stoke Idle Hearts

From the beginning, Mother’s Mistakes sought urgently to exorcise demons–of whatever type–that chattered in the artists’ ears. “Elegy”, from the groups self-titled album, is a song about racing against time.

“You know that birds, they only fly away
It’s a matter of perspective indefinite
Time moves in a linear fashion
But the human condition moves infinite

You and I, we have but little time before it’s all over
And our stabilities are all abstract
We can’t afford to stoke idle hearts
And regret after the fact”

Watch the band’s music video debut:

Plans for a Pro Music Video Foiled

Noah and the Chilly Boys managed to acquire enough aluminum foil and LEDs to realize their dream of creating a music video that perfectly fits the tone of their debut single. As a team of five “adults”, it can be difficult to manage the hurdles that come along with time management, teamwork, and creative collaboration. It’s nice to see that they’re not afraid to poke fun at themselves and have a good time along the way.

Watch and giggle: “Abduction”

Entombed by a Sweet Embrace

On this day in 1919, a 30-foot-high, 2.3 million gallon sugary tsunami of death unleashed its fury on the streets of Boston. 21 people died, and many more were injured.

This real-life molasses disaster is the subject of a song named after it, by metal band Outnumber the Living.

Listen on YouTube, Spotify, or Bandcamp (lyrics follow):

Outnumber the Living – The Molasses Massacre of 1919

Outnumber the Living – The Molasses Massacre of 1919

Our greed had gone too far
So by some act of fate
With a banshee’s groan
The tower collapsed and sweet death spilled forth

The slow rush of inevitable disaster
A crawling mass
Consuming and suffocating
Trees uprooted
Our strongest towers toppled
Overwhelming in a tidal wave of childhood dreams

Everything I had to give is now
Lost in the flood
The enchantment of being entombed
By a sweet embrace
Is too hard to resist

Caught up in rapture
None can turn away
Then it’s upon you
Now a writhing mass of syrup and the dying

A piece of cake, you’d say
Such a thing could be outrun

It keeps holding on
It keeps holding on
It keeps ahold
It’s everything we are

It has my legs
But it will never have
The love I share with you

It’s otherworldly
Some alien presence
Has chosen its time
To feast

Everything I had to give is now
Lost in the flood
The enchantment of being entombed
By a sweet embrace
Is too hard to resist

It feeds on all our fears and passions

How Do You Like the New Digs?

The label has finally found a home all its own.  Welcome to the new webpage exclusively for Quadrivalent Records, a micro independent record label based in Upstate New York.  To learn about the artists on the label and give them a listen, check the //Artists menu.

Unlike many well known labels, the genres represented by our roster vary widely.  The //Artists page has a breakdown of styles for you to browse.

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