END OF AN ERA

by Carta Marina

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about

"Let’s be thankful there are still bands making this sort of uncontrived anthem, slow building tunes full of heart and song craft."
-NBT INDEPENDENT MUSIC

"There is something to be said about atmospheric music. Words or not, these pieces of music keep our ears and minds busy so we aren’t left with screaming silence. Carta Marina’s End of an Era is the soundtrack to keep the silence at bay."
-CREATIVE CONTROL MAGAZINE

"Anthemic, spacey, touching, and at times, raw, are just some of the ways their collective sound could be described; along with many more adjectives. But I’ll leave that to each individual set of ears who has the pleasure of listening to their album "End of an Era."
-THE BEAT-PLAY EXPERIMENT

"Much of Carta Marina's material sets a distinct mood with an atmospheric, nighttime ocean-side feel. This particular element of the music is probably their strongest suit and something that sets them apart most from the typical indie rock sound. It's easy to drift away into the album's most ambient moments."
-WINDY CITY ROCK

Carta Marina:
Chris Reehoff - Guitar
Justin Shields - Keys
Jeff Palac - Voice, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica
Rick Gladkowski - Drumkit

credits

released 01 January 2014
"End of an Era" was recorded by Dan Stock
@ Uptown Recording in Chicago, IL.

All music and words by Carta Marina.

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Track Name: Your Majesty
Like a porcelain enameled saint,
just a poor soul against the grain,
time it flies by as a mistake,
barring me from this feeling again...

Day in day out it falls away,
"never heard that" I've heard them say,
I'll just lie here and wait for the day,
brings me close to this feeling...

Hey, Your Majesty, a little bit of love again,
and hey well I'm not leaving until you sing...
Hey, Your Majesty, a little bit of love again,
and hey, well I'm not leaving until you sing out...

Sparks of light shone on my leg,
pick them up and put them away,
to my pocket so I can pretend,
that I somehow can feel them...

And hey, Your Majesty, a little bit of love again,
and hey, well I'm not leaving until you sing...
Hey, Your Majesty, a little bit of love again,
and hey, well I'm not leaving until you sing out...

And hey, Your Majesty, a little bit of love again,
and hey, well I'm not leaving until you sing...
Hey, Your Majesty, a little bit of love again,
and hey, well I'm not leaving until you sing out...loud.
Until you sing out loud, until you sing out.
Track Name: Sister Bay
Sister Bay holding sky,
shimmering to wishful eyes,
see them one more time,
before our time is taken...

Be there, hold your hand,
now a thousand sparks they fly,
leave them to align,
let them fall around us...

And something I've never seen before is all around me.

Sister Bay holds the night,
shimmering to wanting eyes,
leave this to align,
oh let them fall around us...

And something I've never seen before is all around me.

And all I want is all around me.
Track Name: Madison
I won't call when you need it anymore,
I won't stand in line just to pull you off the floor,
You will hold the ghosts that patrol this hallowed ground,
And Madison whispers sweetly,
but she never makes a sound...

Board a Greyhound out of Union on a Sunday afternoon,
In the fog on the window, write a name that you once knew.
When you hold your hand out for the simple setting sun, because autumn breathes for the hopeful who will leave it at the dawn...

Oh this is not some stupid love song for you to call,
Oh this is not some stupid love song for you at all...

This bar down the street has a photo booth that we'd waste our toll change on, and these four squares left in black and white have completely lost their charm...
Where are ya now? Where are ya now?

Oh this is not some stupid love song for you to call,
Oh this is not some stupid love song for you at all,
Oh not at all.
Track Name: Tiny Lights
After so many endless nights,
seems we've been drifting far from home,
As we're trying to gather these tiny lights,
how is it we're more alone?

It's been so long. It's been so long.
Track Name: Arcadia
Lines forming for a first try,
I have a mind to catch you on the flip side,
Starting it over takes so long,
It seemed much easier when we were young.

I come in from a rainy night,
You put on your best eyes,
It slowly starts to melt away,
It seemed much easier yesterday.
Track Name: Tornado
All around this town,
the dead end echo that waits to be turned,
into a tornado...

Somewhere in this town,
she curses times but still longs to be swept,
into a tornado...

Somewhere in this town,
he stares down at all that he wished away,
into a tornado...

No matter how I yell,
it all gets shot to hell,
one last tornado...
Track Name: Skyline Blues
Sing the skyline blues...
Sing the skyline blues...

I'll take a photograph,
hopefully it's not too late...
I'll just say goodbye for now,
all we need is some space...

Sing it back now,
sing it back one more time.