Life on the Moon (EP)

by Valerie Orth

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    Our 2012 release, in limited edition, is a journey into a haunting landscape of yearning, outrage and escapes into imagined realities. The title track whispers of Portishead and Bjork, yet screams with a satisfying pop rock chorus. Valerie and bassist Veronika Safarova built a layered sound, complete with teasing guitar melodies and a rhythm section that guides listeners into Valerie's heart-wrenching, thoughtful lyrics and arrangements. Produced by Jason Carmer (Camper Van Beethoven, The Donnas, Third Eye Blind, Molotov), players include Michael Urbano on drums (Sheryl Crow, Smash Mouth) and Joe Gore on guitar (PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman).

    Photography by Jim Vetter, CD Cover Design by Veronika Safarova

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Our 2012 release, in limited edition, is a journey into a haunting landscape of yearning, outrage and escapes into imagined realities. The title track whispers of Portishead and Bjork, yet screams with a satisfying pop rock chorus. Valerie and bassist Veronika Safarova built a layered sound, complete with teasing guitar melodies and a rhythm section that guides listeners into Valerie's heart-wrenching, thoughtful lyrics and arrangements. Produced by Jason Carmer (Camper Van Beethoven, The Donnas, Third Eye Blind, Molotov), players include Michael Urbano on drums (Sheryl Crow, Smash Mouth) and Joe Gore on guitar (PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman).

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released October 31, 2012

Valerie Orth - vocals, guitar; Veronika Safarova - bass; Michael Urbano - drums (Life on the Moon, Incite Riot); Joe Gore - guitar (Life on the Moon, Incite Riot); Jeff Marrs - drums (Awake); Tyler Lewis - violin (Awake); Erin Allen - piano, Rhodes (Awake); Jon Evans - guitar (Awake); Dane Terry - piano (Life on the Moon)

Photography by Jim Vetter, CD Cover Design by Veronika Safarova

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Valerie Orth New York

"There is an honesty to Valerie Orth's music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking.”

A prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Valerie integrates live instruments with electronic sounds. Her latest EP, “Wake You,” carries the upbeat production and warmth of Sylvan Esso, the unexpected rhythms and percussion of Tune-Yards, and the dark vocals and trippy-ness of Portishead.
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Track Name: Life on the Moon
LIFE ON THE MOON

happiness, soul mates sold
in Sunday’s best on a billboard
where greens are brown, water like plastic
food like soap, bodies anorexic
birds in a cage afraid to feel
we’re told it’s all good, we’re told its all real

what if the moon’s the only thing in this world that’s real
let’s climb up a ladder, let’s get outta here
we’ll run it all, without borders or countries
won’t take the fall, we’ll be sworn to what’s true
cuz if its up to only me and you
to build and to shine, we’ll start a new life on the moon

remember looking up amazed by the stars
remember realizing how small we really are
remember what it’s like to touch and think only of me
to feel the present so very deeply

what if the moon’s the only thing in this world that’s real
let’s climb up a ladder, let’s get outta here
we’ll run it all, without borders or countries
won’t take the fall, we’ll be sworn to what’s true
cuz if its up to only me and you
to build and to shine, we’ll start a new life on the moon
Track Name: Incite Riot
did I imagine you, my friend?
always a chance i did
traveled to a different plane
in one conversation

tension in the air so thick
can barely find my voice in it
a minute lasts for a day
all my sense gone completely astray

oh, you’re quite a kindred spirit
you incite my riot

with your fires and overturned cars
you’re the crime I yearn for

now I run from the scene
angry crowd chasing me
getaway car down the street
where you patiently waiting

oh, you’re quite a kindred spirit
you incite my riot

with your fires and overturned cars
you’re the crime I yearn for
I yearn for
Track Name: Awake
my body tingles with inertia
I’m still in bed, blank slate in my head
used to put it on paper to get it off my chest
but I’m only sleeping, not even dreaming

Shake me awake
I want to give I am ready to take
Shake me awake
before it’s too late

I worked sleepwalking like a robot
society made me exhausted from apathy
so I crawled into a cave where I found comfort
I’m done with hibernation nowI need some stimulation

Shake me awake
I want to give I am ready to take
Shake me awake
before it’s too late

I’m growing impatient
feel like I’m already ancient

Shake me awake
I want to give I’m ready to take
Shake me awake
before it’s too late
don’t let it get too late