Bring On The Macho

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"sometimes boredom can make great power out of nothing"

This album was recorded at Owen's parents house at 3 Beechnut St. Orangeville Ontario, on Purple Hill, from February 26 to March 5 2010.
The vocals, rhythm guitar, some of Owen's leads, Jordan's drums and Quentin's bass were all tracked live off the floor.
The "Leave No Prints Behind E.P" was part of the same recording session as "Bring on the Macho." Owen's parents ended up selling the house on Purple Hill 6 months later so this ended up being the last session in the house Owen grew up in. Owen is still trying to convince his mother Bonnie to let him record in the new house which is located in the old part of Orangeville. It's a century home with really high ceilings. Come on Bonnie! We promise not to scratch the stove top next time around!

"At the end of the day, this is a guitar led pop punk record with heart and a head that will leave you with a grin on your face- and how many records do we get to review like that at Americana U.K.?"

AMERICANA U.K. REVIEW 8 out of 10


"The first two tracks of "That Northern Light", and "All He Ever Wanted Was To Be A Man" gave me chills as the vocals, arrangement and lyrics reminded me of early Dire Straits."

EARSHOT MAGAZINE


"The Toronto based band stands out for many reasons-the Lou Reed-esque vocals of lead singer Owen Marchildon, clever lyrics that make you stop and chuckle to yourself, their catchy musical marriage of spacey psychedelic -meets-country twang, and helpful advice (no, really- their song "Share Properly" is all about applying lessons from kindergarten to your relationship)."

SHE DOES THE CITY




Jordan Bruce: drums, keyboards
Quentin Ede: bass, back up vocals, keyboards
Brent Hough: guitars, keyboards
Owen Marchildon: guitars, vocals

Recorded by Jordan Bruce and Jaime Carter
Produced by Purple Hill
Mixed by Jordan Bruce
Mastered by Harris Newman
Photos by Alani Caruso-Fittever
Layout by Kaitlin Marchildon

All songs written by Owen Marchildon and Purple Hill

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released March 18, 2011

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Purple Hill is difficult to define as anything but Rock and Roll. Driving, catchy, exploratory, a Rock and Roll that encompasses decades. From the roots of The Velvets and The Feelies, Big Star and beyond, the band is now a complete package and compliment to the the style, mind, and song writing of Owen Marchildon ... more

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Track Name: That Northern Light
Sleeping bags and stars
run down shacks
and beat up cars
yes the maple syrup drips off bacon
there is beer in my belly
and it ain't even the p.m

I'm traveling on these tracks
with only radio
it's just that northern light
leading me back home.

pickled perch and trout
beaver dams and paper routes
yes the old kettle whistles calling
the chili's on the stove
and my mom is in the kitchen

I'm traveling on these tracks
with only radio
it's just that northern light
leading me back home

I guess it's pretty good
to know where your from
my brothers got a mouthful of gold
it's just that northern light
it's just that northern light
leading me back home

lead me back

first verse
chorus
Track Name: All He Ever Wanted Was To Be A Man
Oh darling don't take his tools away from him today
he needs to stay and try to fix something
just take him out to the garage
and tell him he should trust his looks
shoulders relax
sweep up the sawdust and bring on the macho
ah look at him smile
he's got a tool in his hands now
the best day of his life
he's gonna try to fix something

all he ever wanted was to be a man

darling says, "trust your instincts"
darling says, "trust you looks"
shoulders relax
sweep up the sawdust
and bring on the macho
when something is never broken
it's his love! his love is broken
shoulders tense up!
say bye bye
bye bye to the macho.

all he ever wanted was to be a man
Track Name: Midlife Crisis
First came the piercings
and then a couple of awful tattoos
he prays on waitress's
with daddy daddy daddy issues
his wife ain't stupid
she's in it for the kids
keeps tabs on him
with a private detective

oh no no no no no

midlife crisis

then came the Harley
he says he, "can't get enough off the chrome!"
he's out there riding around
he's never never never home
his wife ain't stupid
she's in it for the kids
from his energy
you sense he don't know who
he wants to be

oh no no no no no

midlife crisis

(oh hough it!)

midlife crisis.
Track Name: So Strong In The Night
there they go giving high fives
fooling their parents makes them feel so alive
thinking of pranks
arrives in their minds
executing softly
the first ray of light

they come on so strong in the night

they come on strong in the night
when the light leaves the day behind
sleeping neighbors property
oh the papers had something to say

they said...

they come on so strong in the night

they come on strong in the night
when the light leaves the day behind
setting off
cherry bombs in the
foaming mouth
of a dead raccoon

they shout

we come on so strong in the......

they come on so strong in the night.
Track Name: Share Properly
it's been a long time
since he's had anyone by his side
to share with
as time moved along
he found someone by his side
to share with

ah honey
where are my batteries?
ah honey
where are my blank c.d.'s ?

way back when
a kndergarten class taught him how
to share things
this is how you're gonna make a freindship last
as he screams
"ah baby maybe i just wasn't made to be sharing anything"

ah honey
where are my batteries?
ah honey
where are my blank c.d.'s?

ah look at me
i'm on my knees
look at me i'm on my knees
look at me i'm on my knees
begging you
to share properly

go on and share properly

alright

look at me i'm on my knees
look at me i;m on my knees
look at me i'm on my knees
begging you
to share properly

you know baby i was thinking about getting myself some insurance
cause i got a lot of inventory
you can wear my 500 dollar sunglasses
you can fall asleep with them on the couch
you don't even have to sign them out
cause i got insurance
Track Name: Big Big Head
she had a big big head
and a trust fund baby nose
she doesn't like to give up her drink
in case the angles will
appear

she can't take it
into herself
she's gonna fake it

she had a big big head
and a trust fund
babies nose

she can't take it
into herself
she's gonna fake it
Track Name: It's A Cyst
there's a lump in his side
many things that he hides
it comes out when he sleeps
hunger steeps
down deep

deep
down
yeah!

but what he did not know
lips and mouth start to show
it comes out when he sleeps
hunger steeps
down deep

deep down yeah!

ah to the fridge
it digs
it eats
and smacks
it's cyst lips

okay!

it leaves it leaves
from his mouth
the hunger steeps
sniffing sniffing
sniff
sniffing
yes, it's in the kitchen

physical physical
it's a cyst

deep
down
yeah!
yeah!
Track Name: The Hermit Of Gully Lake
i heard from someone just the other day
that Willard McDonald had passed away
i was remembering the loud sound
of his makeshift guitar
Willard McDonald he lived off the land
he had the best laugh of any man
he had me over once for some berries and rabbit
let me tell you all about it.

Willard McDonald you are dead
your ashes have been spread all around
and if i listen closely now to the autumn breeze
yes, i can still hear your sound
yes, i can still hear your sound

makeshift that shit on guitar for us Willard

makeshift it

sitting at the table of his pine needle shack
i looked up to his face
and i noticed that his eyes were wiser then mine
and from his mouth came stories and song

Willard McDonald you are dead
your ashes have been spread all around
and if i listen closely now to the autumn breeze
yes, i can still hear your sound
yes, i can still hear your sound

makeshift that shit on guitar for us Willard

makeshift it
Track Name: Rainbow Unicorn
rainbow unicorn
almighty sun god by your side
velvet and red your shining through
when thunderstorms hit late afternoon

oh why is it
always so hard
rainbow unicorn
for you to come a..?

rainbow unicorn
a single horn will show the way
you graze next to a pot of gold
your wings unfold
a thunderstorm

oh why is it always so hard
rainbow unicorn
for you to come

around
we'd dance all day
sound
we'd sing and say
your bound
to fly away
to busy to stay
taking flight
yeah!


rainbow unicorn
rainbow unicorn
rainbow unicorn

watch it!
Track Name: Rock N Roll Shortmen
there he goes up to his room
he's gonna write a song or two
in the end what did he do?
strung some chords together
whoop d do
strung some chords together whoop d do
whoop d do

there he goes into the night
his band's hot shit and out of sight
as for him he's got no bite
as for him he's got no bite
got no bite
something you wouldn't want to chew on
got no bite
something you wouldn't want to chew on

split songwriting credits up
equally

the band will like you better in the end
when you include all of them
with a percentage more then 10
so many rock n roll short men
rock n roll
short men
rock n roll
short men

split songwriting credits up
equally

there he goes
there he goes
rock n rolling
never grows
never grows
never growing
rock n roll short man
never growing
rock n rolling
never growing
Track Name: Song For D Boon
only if you could hear
the inside of your ear
and all the wax
that's not wanted in there
it would be entangled in memory
you better make way for it
cause you don't control it
ah, your memory controls you man

sometimes boredom can make great power out of nothing
you can swing it in the direction your going
only if it's just for a minute
you better make way for it
cause you don't control it
ah, your memory controls you man

just rearrange the words
yeah, you can tell
who ever you want or choose
me?
i'm just gonna stand by my D. Boon moves

and as you taste the tears
running down your cheeks
and all the past salt
that's not wanted in there
it would be entangled in memory
you better make way for it
cause you don't control it
ah, your memory controls you man

just rearrange the words man
yeah, you can tell
whoever you want or choose
me?
i'm just gonna stand by my D. Boon moves
Track Name: Slow IT Down
baby where does our minds go?
we're listening but we don't even know
when this passion settles in
we've gotta learn how to slow down

tomorrow could be a permanent address
we're gonna find out what we didn't lose
when this passion settles in
we've gotta learn how to slow down

yes we gotta learn how to slow it down

baby where does our minds go?
we're listening but we don't even know
when this passion settles in
we've gotta learn how to slow down

yes we gotta learn how to slow it down