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about

This album is a cover album. We didn't write any of the songs. We borrowed them, changed a few things like the key, the arrangements and the general vibe. We recorded them with the utmost respect for the original artists.

We generally try to make our albums Name your Price but since we have to pay the songwriters regardless of whether or not we sell the songs, we had to put a price tag on this album.

This will be a digital only release. The only physical product with this album is the Playbutton you can find here: uniformmotion.bandcamp.com/merch/2gb-playbutton

Original songs by Grandaddy, Massive Attack, The National, Micah P. Hinson, Mgmt, Beach House, Cat Power, Talk Talk and Erasure.

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released December 13, 2013

Drums, xylophone and bass synth recorded in Olivier's attic.
Vocals, guitars and other arrangements recorded in Andy's apartment.

Mixed and mastered by Uniform Motion.

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Uniform Motion Midi-Pyrénées, France

Uniform Motion was an illustrated indie-folk band combining music with visual arts created by Andy Richards and Renaud Forestie in 2008.

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Track Name: Go Progress Chrome
Go progress chrome
They paint the moon today
Some brand new future color

Go progress chrome
I aim to shoot the scaffolds
I like it, how it's always been

Go progress chrome
Nocturnal glare confusion
The night owl and I
Will hunt the contractor

Go progress chrome
I won't be at your unveiling
I like it, how it's always been
Oh, how it's always been
Track Name: Tear Drop
These are the lyrics we used, pretty sure they're not fully accurate though! :)

Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me, makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Night, night after day
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my...

Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Of a confession
Fearless on my breath
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

You're stumbling down
You're stumbling down
Track Name: Fake Empire
Stay out super late tonight picking apples, making pies
Put a little something in our lemonade and take it with us
We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Tiptoe through our shiny city with our diamond slippers on
Do our gay ballet on ice, bluebirds on our shoulders
We're half awake in a fake empire
We're half awake in a fake empire

Turn the light out say goodnight, no thinking for a little while
Let's not try to figure out everything at once
It's hard to keep track of you falling through the sky
We're half awake in a fake empire

We're half awake in a fake empire
Track Name: Take Off That Dress For Me
Sweetness, You can come home with me
Against all hope and sense of decency
Sweetness, take off that dress for me
Against all hope and sense of dignity

And world spins round and I don't care any more

Oh sweetness, you can fall in love with me
Against all hope and sense of dignity
My sweetness, you can come be by my side
Against all hope and sense of human pride

And world spins round and I don't care any more
And world spins round and I don't care any more
Track Name: Kids
You were a child,
crawlin' on your knees toward it.
Makin' mama so proud,
but your voice was too loud.

We like to watch you laughing.
You pick the insects off plants.
No time to think of consequences.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wanted,
To be haunted.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wanted,
To be haunted.

The water is warm,
but it's sending me shivers.
A baby is born,
crying out for attention.
Memories fade,
like looking through a fogged mirror
Decision to decisions are made and not bought
But I thought,
this wouldn't hurt a lot.
I guess not.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wanted,
To be haunted.

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wanted,
To be haunted.
Track Name: Myth
Drifting in and out
You see what road you're on
It came rolling down your cheek
You say just what you mean
And in between it's never as it seems

Help me to name it
Help me to name it

If you built yourself a myth
You'd know just what to give
What comes after this
Momentary bliss, the consequence
Of what you do to me

Help me to name it
Help me to name it

Found yourself in a new direction
Arrows falling from the sun
Canyon calling
Would they come to greet you
Let you know you're not the only one

Can't keep hanging on to what is dead and gone
If you build yourself a myth
You'd know just what to give
Materialize
Or let the ashes fly

Help me to name it
Help me to name it
Track Name: Nude As The News
I still have a flame gun
For the cute, cute, cute ones

And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On a tight ship

I still have a flame gun
For the cute ones
To burn out all your tricks
And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On a very tight ship

And I know
In the cold light
There's a very big man
There's a very big man
Leading us into
Temptation

Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me
Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me

And he's related to you
He's related to you
He is waiting to meet you

He's related to you
He's related to you
He is dying to meet you

Backhand, role reversal
Where is someone?
Backhand, reversible roles
I know there's someone

I still have a flame gun
For the cute ones
To burn out all your tricks
And I saw your hand
With a loose grip
On such a tight ship

And I know in the cold light
There's a very big man
Leading us into
Temptation

Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me
Jackson, Jesse, I've got a son in me

And he's related to you
He's related to you
He is waiting to meet you

He's related to you
He's related to you
He is dying to meet you

He's related to you
He's related to you
He's related to you
He's nude as the news, nude as the news
Nude as the news, nude as the news
All over, all over, all over, all over, all over, all over, all over
You
Track Name: Such a Shame
Such a shame to believe in escape
'A life on every face', but that's a change
Until I'm finally left with an '8'
Tell me to relax, I just stare
Maybe I don't know if I should change
A feeling that we share, it's a shame

Number me with rage, it's a shame
(Such a shame)
Number me in haste
(Such a shame)
This eagerness to change
It's a shame
The dice decide my fate, that's a shame
In these trembling hands my faith
Tells me to react, I don't care
Maybe it's unkind if I should change
A feeling that we share, it's a shame
(Such a shame)
Number me with rage, it's a shame
(Such a shame)
Number me in haste
(Such a shame)
This eagerness to change
Such a shame
Tell me to relax, I just stare
Maybe I don't know
If I should change
A feeling that we share
It's a shame
(Such a shame)
Number me with rage, it's a shame
(Such a shame)
Number me in haste, it's a shame
(Such a shame)
Write across my name, it's a shame
(Such a shame)
Number me in haste
(Such a shame)
This eagerness to change
Such a shame
Track Name: A Little Respect
I try to discover
A little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart
I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you give me no reason
Why you're making me work so hard

That you give me no
That you give me no
That you give me no
That you give me no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me

And if I should falter
Would you open your arms out to me
We can make love not war
And live at peace in our hearts
I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
What religion or reason
Could drive a man to forsake his lover

Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no
Don't you tell me no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me

I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you give me no reason
You know you're making me work so hard

That you give me no
That you give me no
That you give me no
That you give me no

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me

Soul, I hear you calling
Oh baby please give a little respect to me