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Come Howling

by Family Cactus

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    Immediate download of 10-track album in your choice of format. Comes with bonus cover art and photo booklet in PDF format, and the music video for 'Kingmaker' in MP4 for desktop and iPads.

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released April 26, 2010

Come Howling liner notes:

Adam Ladley - vocals; electric, acoustic, gutstring guitars; Hammond, Continental,
Farfisa organs; synths; piano; autoharp; percussion
Peter Smith - bass, electric guitars; noise
Kris Taylor - drums; percussion
Sam Norton - piano; Rhodes, Hammond organs; synth
Max Walker - electric guitar; synth; glockenspiel; backing vocals
Graeme Cummack - electric, acoustic guitars; Continental organ; ambient noise
Nina Siegler - vocals; autoharp; percussion

Additonal instrumentation:

Matthew Armitage - electric guitar and delay sweeps on tracks 3,7,8,9
Will Ricketts - vibraphone on tracks 1,2,4,9; percussion on tracks 1,2,6,7,8,9,10
Tom Watson - trumpets on track 10
Lee Prebble - timpani on track 7

Recorded and Mixed in November 2008 by Dr. Lee Prebble at The Surgery
Mastered at Trident Studios by Mike Gibson

All songs written by Adam Ladley
Music by Adam Ladley and Family Cactus



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Track Name: Kingmaker
The Sleeper then awoke / all out of tune
To the fog slow-moving under cover
Through the blood red earth of another

But who will pay for all these mistakes
Your brow is a rippled lake
And we can’t take their shape

He’s holding on the phone again

The clue’s in your ticking clock
In the corner of his office
Losing his name for the margins of a profit

But when the beam misses spotting the mark
And all the things holding us together
Slip out of the sink / bringing the weather

We’ll forever live through an answer phone

But I never check my answer phone

I know I shouldn’t have walked out / on to the ice / something in me went awry / I didn’t think twice

But I never checked my answer phone / I never check my answer phone / I never check my answer phone/ I never check my answer phone