Full Circle - Commonwealth Women Up Front

by Various Artists

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“Expertly curated and features compelling music from start to finish. It’s a great way to sample the best of Boston’s female driven indie scene.”
— Floorshime Zipper Boots

Discover some new artists. All these singers and bands excel in writing cool, gorgeous songs. They showcase vocal range and musical prowess. Impossible not to listen to it from start to finish again and again and again. Every song impresses with its songwriting, composition and ability to move, soothe or groove.
— Amy Steele for Entertainment Realm

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Full Circle - Commonwealth Women Up front.

An idea born out of our Indie Music Boston SoundCloud group. 10 tracks of solo artists and bands with a female voice up front. Quiet introspective lo-fi folk, lush dream pop, surfy rock, fuzzed out guitars and synths. Amazing vocals start to finish. 10 artists you've probably never heard of, but should. And a seriously serendipitous thematic thread of time and space:

Dear time,

Can we just pretend, that you forgot to tell us there was a beginning and an end? Let us go off into the sunrise having left nothing behind, so that we may be held struck later, awed and surprised, as her sister sunset arrives. Forget that you gave us remember and expect. So that we make take every moment, without regret. To know not how to wait, or to pine for the end of a day, not realizing that in those moments we’re wishing our very lives away. To never feel the sadness of age, the imminence of parting, the paradox of knowing, what a wild and unexplainable game. Though of course there’s a beauty, crucial undeniably. To dream of what could be, endless possibility, the recollection of blissful memory. There is a truth in this contrast, knowing nothing can last, sometimes good, and sometimes bad. I suppose all we can do, is to learn to surrender, to that never to be found answer. Ironies never to be lost on me, but let’s laugh instead, while we also learn to take our selves less seriously.

–k. augenstein

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released February 9, 2016

Imani Sherley — I Will Go In Waves
Words and music by Imani Shirley
soundcloud.com/imani-sherley
www.facebook.com/imani.sherley

Marriage Material — Fresh Air
John Lieneck and Chelsey Reynolds (Famous Waitress, ASCAP)
www.marriagematerialmusic.com
soundcloud.com/marriage-material-1/sets/marriage-material
www.facebook.com/marriagematerialmusic
www.twitter.com/mrrgmtrlmsc
www.instagram.com/marriagematerialmusic

Electric Wave Inspection Bureau (feat. Kate O'Connor) — Packets
Words and music by Andy Cooke (BMI)
www.soundcloud.com/shesthefinestkind
ewib.net
ewib.bandcamp.com

Rachel Thomasin — Laurels
Words and music by Rachel Thomasin
rachelthomasin.com
rthomasin.bandcamp.com

Aüva — Into Place
Jake LeVine, Jack Markwordt, Miette Hope Goldman, Michael Piccoli
auvamusic.com
soundcloud.com/auvamusic
auvamusic.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/auvamusic/

Satellite Sound — Sunday
Words and music by Danielle Mishkin, Jamie Martini, Levi Ali, Mike Miller
wearesatellitesound.com
satellitesoundma.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/SatelliteSoundBand

Pleasure Garden — In Death
Words and music by Anne Bennett and Ryan Lord
soundcloud.com/pleasure_garden

A/J\E (Feat. Ada Obieshi) — Unknown
Words and music by Amos Damroth and Ada Obieshi
www.ajemusic.com
soundcloud.com/a-j-e
www.facebook.com/pages/AJE-Music/1476560105991085?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
twitter.com/AJE_music
instagram.com/aje_music

And Then There Was One — Dawn
Words and music by Stevie Caldwell (ASCAP)
andthentherewasone.net
attw1.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/ATTW1_music

Six Times Seven — One of These Days
Words and music by Stevie Caldwell (ASCAP)
sixtimessevenband.com
facebook.com/SixTimesSeven
twitter.com/6xseven
soundcloud.com/sixtimesseven
sixtimesseven.bandcamp.com

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Produced by Brandon C. Walsh, Static Motor Recordings
Mastered by Mike Quinn at Moontower Studio, Q Division
Design by Kerri Augenstein, kaugenstein.com
Photography by Robert Torres, roberttorresphotography.com
Illustration – Emberiza bruniceps, By John Gould & Henry C. Richter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Track Name: Marriage Material - Fresh Air
At this very moment
It is becoming clear
Oh, this very minute
I am right here
Days have been so foggy
Now I’m really alive
Breathing air, I feel it
And you’re by my side
(Chorus)
This is the closest to the top that I have ever been
This is the closest to the top that I have ever been
So don’t you dare leave me now
Don’t you dare leave me now
It’s been such a long road
Asleep, walking alone
Have you felt me changing
Since I took you home
At this very moment
Running, chasing night
Awake and I feel it
Alive, it’s so right
(Chorus)
Perhaps it was you || or the fresh air
Perhaps it was you || or the fresh air
Perhaps it was you || or the fresh air
This is the closest to the top that I have ever been
This is the closest to the top that I have ever been
So don’t you dare leave me now
Don’t you dare leave me now
Don’t you dare leave me now
This is the closest to the top that I have ever been
Track Name: Electric Wave Inspection Bureau (feat. Kate O'Connor) - Packets
Place in a plain envelope and address
Take to the system and send on their way

I send you all the packets
But they never come back

Incoming connection, do I allow?
I let it through and see what will arrive

I send you all the packets
But they never come back

In the end it doesn’t matter to me
Track Name: Rachel Thomasin - Laurels
Stirred by a broken chord
The notes descend to
Words I have heard before
The tones unending

Whisper of a poetry
A chain of words repeating endlessly
There is no tangle in the circuitry
No disagreement in the guarantee

Tender these amenities
Crafting new identities
Shadowing our dormant minds
Solitude is how we hide

Once more you can begin
You listen to the
Sounds as they pull within
And multiply this
Track Name: Aüva - Into Place
You put my heart
Inside of your shoe (your shoe)
And when you move
I’m black and blue (ooo ooo)

Well he’s so dry
Ill set you free (you free)
When you’re getting close
I know you see me (ooo ooo)

We’re falling into place (Falling into place)
Don’t cry it’s not too late (Cry it's not too late)

It’s all for you
All that I do (I do)
One day, you’ll see
You’re made for me

We will make up
For this lost time (lost time)
The hill is high
It’s worth the climb (ooo ooo)

We’re falling into place (Falling into place)
Don’t cry it’s not too late (Cry it's not too late)

It feels good to say this to you
We both know that it's true
When you leave, come to me
I'll be waiting, you'll see, you'll see

We’re falling into place (Falling into place)
Don’t cry it’s not too late (Cry it's not too late)
Track Name: Satellite Sound - Sunday
Do you feel like it’s gone too fast?
Do you feel like it just won’t last?
Sunday, some day

Do you see the sun going down?
Do you see the world spinning ‘round?
Sunday, some day

Feels like we will all just fall apart
Day ends and tomorrow’s gonna hurt x 2

Do you wish you could close your eyes?
And you know that the mirror lies?
Sunday, some day

Do you see when it’s getting late
Just remind us of our own fate?
Sunday, some day

Feels like we will all just fall apart
Day ends and tomorrow’s gonna hurt
Track Name: Pleasure Garden - In Death
Hold me darling in the night
We can hold each other till we die
And make our lives seem so right
While we lie here naked in the night

I will hold the knife while you cry
And I'll give you pleasure all the time
You can be on top if you'd like
For our last night alive

When they find our bodies we'll be cold
But our love will grow on in our bones
And though tears will be shed we don't care
We don't care
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead


Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Cause we're dead
Track Name: And Then There Was One - Dawn
I love to watch you as you rise
To see your skin touched by the morn
To feel your warmth upon my face
And lay beneath the coming dawn

You never promised me the moon
And still I wrapped you up in stars
You disappeared without a trace
Left your fingerprints in my scars

And I will wait forever
Now that you know

When I open my eyes in the morning
The first thing I want to know
The first thing I want to touch…feel
Is your soft glow

And I will wait forever
Now that you know
Track Name: Six Times Seven - One of These Days
One of these days
You will come searching for me
One of these days
You will find that I'm gone
One of these days
I will find something to replace you
One of these days
Maybe
But now I've been let go
And though this thing I know
It's hard to find comfort in this

One of these days
You will be a name I don't remember
One of these days
I won't dream your smile
One of these days
I won't feel the ghost of your kisses
One of these days
Hopefully
But now I've been let go
And though this thing I know
It's hard to find comfort in this

But still
Now
I want you
But still
Now
You don't want me
Now

One of these days
It will come crashing down on you
One of these days
You will feel the loss
One of these days
I will be a page you turn back to
But on that day
That page will be empty
But now you go on with your life
Unaware that you were my life
And I find no comfort
In this

But still
Now
I want you
But still
Now
You don't want me
Now

One of these days
One of these days
One of these days
One of these days