By the Throat, By the Heart EP

by The Tet Holiday

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released September 11, 2015

Tracks 1-2:

Austin Gibbons - Bass, backing vocals, piano
Andrew Ledford - Lead vocals, guitars, backing vocals
Robert Pruett - Drums, backing vocals, synthesizers

Recorded at Mission Recorders in San Francisco, CA on November 9-12, 17, 19, 2014
Additional recording on Track 2 at Highlander Studios in Danville, CA
Produced by Jeff Mark and The Tet Holiday
Engineered by Jordan Sobolew
Mixed by Jonathan Deutsche and The Tet Holiday at Deutscheland Studios
Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Coast Recorders

Track 3:

Andrew Ledford - Guitars, lead vocals

Recorded at Deutscheland Studios in San Jose, CA on August 2, 2015
Produced by Andrew Ledford and Jonathan Deutsche
Engineered by Jonathan Deutsche
Mixed by Jonathan Deutsche at Deutscheland Studios
Mastered by Piper Payne at Coast Recorders

All songs/lyrics by Andrew Ledford
All music by The Tet Holiday

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The Tet Holiday Oakland, California

The Tet Holiday is the musical brainchild of singer/songwriter Andrew Ledford, accompanied by Austin Gibbons (bass) and Brandon Farmer (drums). Combining the pop instincts of The Jesus and Mary Chain with the passion and energy of Japandroids and The Replacements, The Tet Holiday brings naked emotion to their pop-punk rock anthems. ... more

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Track Name: By the Throat, By the Heart
I would have given anything to you
Sometimes I did and all I knew
Was darling, I got nothing back at all
We're tried and true

I let you break my heart to pieces
Before you go, could you sign the releases?
So I know that this won't go on haunting me
Rip bandages off wounded knees

It's so hard to look you in the eye
When you have me by the throat and by the heart
I don't know where to start

Be sure to wipe your shoes off on the mat
Step inside if what you have to say can match the crushing impact

Of the day we touched for the first time
And we fell apart in each other's arms
Put it back together though we were blind by sight
We learned every inch of each other that night

And we'll always know the truth of how we're made
And how we're fragile and afraid
Trembling as the night fades

With the bright sky overhead I'll stumble down an empty street
By starlight feel just like I'm floating above the glistening concrete
My dancing partner's silhouetted on the ground I tread upon
As my feet return to earth I'll dash across the damp front lawns and sing
Track Name: Statues (Radio Edit)
We met in 3/4 time, our edges smoothed by sea and sand
Our glances sly, our wells ran dry, we waited patiently
For what we knew lay in the ground, could you feel my heart pound?
When it happened and you held yourself so close to me?

That was six years ago, it feels like trans-Atlantic flights
And endless blues, colorful hues, half-truths lie in-between
We made decisions without thought, kissed in public, lost the plot
To the play of everyday we didn’t pay to see

As the world turned, we stood like statues
As the world slowed, we moved as sunbeams
And I knew everything about you
And you knew everything about me

As the trees swayed, we held like pillars
As the trees bloomed, we spun a cocoon
Wove a wall between new expectations
Wove a wall to climb and stare at the moon

You were a vision of exquisite grace and nervousness
My hanging jaw, I wish you saw your blinding radiance

Oh, it wasn’t easy to say "No", so we never did and how it showed
In the lazy flight of endless nights’ experience
Track Name: Technicolor (Deutscheland Studios Demo)
Hello again from the heart of the sun
I can see a million miles away and one by one
Your spiral staircases come crumbling down
My great expectations tumble into the ground

I'm alone again, cheers my friend
I'm the sunset, the fog, and the rain
It's a long road, so it goes
The chemical trails through the sky and my veins

I have taken over
I won't jump through the hoops that you hold
The sky's the limit as I wave goodbye
To watch my technicolor future unfold

Hello, it's me from the top of the clouds
Heard the news today and felt a way I never was allowed
Choked by the labrynthine walls of my guilt
Found the trail of thread and wove it back into silk

Feel it coming now, don't know how
As the fire still smolders in me
Been the first, last, only one
Who knew that being lonely could feel so free?