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A Deep Breath

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    The debut album from Lo-Fi Resistance. Featuring Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train), Doug Pinnick (King's X), and Dave Meros (Spock's Beard).
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have you gone outside to check if we can safely leave this place? 'cause all around the world is full of ghosts who are lining up strong from coast to coast to keep us down hello new star we've come so far to take out chances (with you) hello new star its come to our attention and we just have to mention there's no fear anymore and we don't comprehend the concept of war
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05:29
you aren't the same anymore there's no spark in your eyes you are the ghost of a man with pain you can't disguise and you let it weigh you down cause its the only way to keep reminding yourself the end could be today we will stand all alone with our fingers crossed sinking in sand throwing the stone hoping a life will not be lost and the clouds let sunshine through its tragic and hard to stay locked in a cage for so long thinking nothing will change the walls just build up strong i had to convince my mind to never quit the game because there's too many pieces to find embrace
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05:39
a light in the black followed by something so real it's hard to tell if i'm here anymore or just a fly on a windshield forsaken speck from a god below i'm never sure where i'm flying to oh no and it's coming on that feeling that rains and pours down and it's coming out this anger that makes me dead inside but something has changed a difference in the way my perception leads me to analyze the truth behind nothing it's always something that takes a hold and won't let go even when i ask that i can take control so i took it all and walked into the rain i was waiting for a light to shine my way i guess i'll keep on waiting...
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04:37
wasting my time hit the rewind try it again figure it out fiddle about put down my pen sitting at my desk looking at a shiny vacant screen staring at myself while thoughts escape before they're seen that's how it works that's how it works for me break out the tools filter the pools to get somewhere drawing the lines ignoring the signs too busy to care waiting for the world to give me something to critique some prefer i close my mouth when i decide to speak you can think it's impossible and scream into the sky i believe it is logical to take a chance and fly with a dream defy what seems to be...
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00:49
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08:58
words only words could drive a stake right through the heart of anyone left in its path like time when it's time people open doors and say hello to everything they'll leave behind 'cause everyone thinks their god will change its mind that would be too simple truth just the truth all i'm asking is an easy task and what i get is nothing more than glass broken glass cutting jagged little lies into my face until i look away when all i want is someone here to say... "that would be too simple" learning steals joyful thunder ignorance, so easy to have a happy ending
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03:34
when everyone has left you down i'll be the only one who doesn't let you drown all we have all we have all we have is us to depend on for truth for love i recall a time so long ago it hurts to try thinking plagues the soul with tears from yesteryear gone by but nothing dares to shade the light from all the joy you give me beauty kills the best with a smile and i'm set free we close the book on the past it doesn't matter now it's where we are today that feels like home
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04:20
a cross on the wall means nothing at all if that is what i'd like to believe with no embrace of a holy place i can choose to be naive why should i care if you're really there? i don't see, please show me 'cause i'm fine alone why should i prey just to convey, my feelings? i'm dealing i'm fine on my own a man with a stage reads aloud from a page but i was never one for fiction fairy tales so distorted and frail oh, the friction i can live and give love 'cause if you cared you'd have to feel the need to heal it all if you declared that man is wrong and all belong i could change
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i was standing next to someone who was blaming the world today he was handing out cards for his sympathy game and i had to walk away holding on to all the venom inside I said... live even if it's hard to forgive someone with a different side 'cause all that we do to impose on a view can break the message and take everyone into a moral disgrace a bigot to the left of me is trying hard to make us see that some people never learn i heard a boy say "what is AIDS?" his dad said "god just hates the gays who all deserve to suffer and burn." and i wanna scream out 'cause i don't understand how anyone could teach a kid about things so hateful so untrue misleading a puppet who doesn't have a clue and there is no more skin on my tongue but i won't let go for something i know can't be won all i am is human flesh i'm afraid i can't account for the rest but i'll do my best as i take a stand if i think you're wrong, i may raise my hand 'cause i'm free to choose and you can't abuse my mind
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03:33
a sigh a deep breath of truth its hard to know move on wasted at last the missing piece contain yourself wasted a sigh a deep breath for you its good to know you moved on

about

Founded in 2009, Lo-Fi Resistance is the creation of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randy McStine. Setting up a small studio in his Upstate New York apartment, McStine started Lo-Fi Resistance at the age of 20 with no clear agenda. As he scraped together money from solo gigs, guitar lessons, and mowing lawns, Randy started writing and recording the band’s debut album in April of 2009.

Initially performing all of the album’s instrumentation himself, Randy eventually decided to bring in outside support for the drum tracks. McStine blindly reached out to ex-Spock’s Beard and Tears For Fears drummer Nick D’Virgilio to fill the seat. D’Virgilio would not only perform on most of the songs, but also offer and accept the role of mixing the entire album. Amongst other additional musicians, McStine enlisted longtime vocal favorite and personal friend dUg Pinnick (King’s X), for the end of a song entitled “Moral Disgrace.”

As recording sessions for the new album wrapped up in late 2009, Randy McStine named the project Lo-Fi Resistance. The debut album, A Deep Breath, was released on April 6th, 2010. Praised for its unique blending of Progressive Rock, Power Pop, and Singer-Songwriter flavors, the album has drawn comparisons to diverse artists such as Todd Rundgren, Roger Waters, Yes, Crowded House, and The Police.

“Unique, impactful, and a cut above almost anything you’re listening to right now.”
- Not Lame Records

" 'A Deep Breath' is more than just one of the best debut albums I’ve ever heard; it’s also a serious contender for album-of-the-year. This is a fantastic record."
- Jordan Blum, Adequacy, Sea Of Tranquility

" 'A Deep Breath' is full of the kind of bold, engaging, complex songs and superb playing that marks the best prog rock. McStine’s continuing evolution as an artist is going to be a lot of fun to watch—and listen to."
- Jason Warburg, The Daily Vault

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released April 6, 2010

Written, Performed, and Produced by Randy McStine

With:
Nick D'Virgilio-Drums and Percussion (except 4, 10). Additional vocal on "Too Simple"

Guests:
Dave Meros-Bass on "Too Simple"
Rob Weinberger-Flute and Saxophone on "Too Simple"
Lloyd Landesman-Synths and B3 Solo on "Too Simple"
dUg Pinnick-Outro Vocal on "Moral Disgrace"

Strings performed by: Micah Banner-Baine (Violin), Laura Hine (Viola), and Jim Glasgow (Cello). Arranged by Randy McStine and Micah Banner-Baine

Recorded between April 2009 and January 2010
Mixed by Nick D'Virgilio at The Garage-Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mastered by Mark Hornsby at Java Jive Studio-Nashville, TN

Art Direction-Randy McStine and Thomas Ewerhard
Artwork Layout and Design-Thomas Ewerhard

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