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The Magnitude of Now
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BIO

TRUMPETER SWAN reemerges with somphomore release THE MAGNITUDE OF NOW, a greater sense of purpose and an expanded lineup. Based in New York – and made up of a core group of musicians with Austin, TX roots – Trumpeter Swan has evolved from a “new musical skin” into a full-fledged project.

Founded by Drew Patrizi, who gained recognition as a founding member of the critically acclaimed Austin, Texas-based, indie rock band What Made Milwaukee Famous (Barsuk Records), Trumpeter Swan self-released debut Listen for the Clues in 2010 shortly after relocating to New York. Garnering attention from the likes of Pitchfork and Alternative Press, Trumpeter Swan was recognized early as an ambitious project with an impressive sonic foundation to build on.

At the onset, Austin’s music community embraced the debut: Austin Town Hall observed that, “Patrizi has created his own new voice in the genre and created a beautiful album,” while the Austin-American Statesmen noted LFTC’s “impressive energy and variety” and Austinist applauded the “precious and melodic indie tunes.” Austin Sound offered another perspective, recognizing the weight behind the feel-good melodies: “Trumpeter Swan sings about heavy things.”

Enter sophomore release The Magnitude of Now, an album that continues to explore and expand on “heavy things” disguised as mellifluous pop songs. The songwriting tests the point at which exuberance and uncertainty intersect — adding weight and levity in unexpected places. Triumphant choruses wrangle melancholy verses. Mood-swings bubble up…then evaporate. Concessions are made. Questions and pleas go unanswered. Not to worry though, each bitter pill is submerged in a spoonful of honey — these melody-infused pop nuggets are deliciously easy to swallow. The “rich addictive jingles and hidden hooks” (DOA) that characterized Listen for the Clues again emerge, this time through a darker, more focused prism.

Since the last album, Patrizi has joined forces with several talented musicians who share a familiar Austin to New York journey– Quinn McCarthy (Bass) & Clay Fain (Guitar) — and by native New Jersey percussion standout Dave Packles.

Online tastemakers RcrdLbl.com note that Trumpeter Swan has created “genre-bending, finger-snapping alt-pop…and by the end, we’re grinning like fools…and we need some more of that.”

Order Up. The Magnitude of Now has arrived. Here’s to hand-clapping, hand-wringing and a continuation of genre-bending indie rock that embraces both.

Thank you for listening.

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“THE MAGNITUDE OF NOW” INFO

ARTIST: TRUMPETER SWAN
ALBUM: THE MAGNITUDE OF NOW (2013)

TRACK LISTING
1.  NICOLE I’M TELLING YOU
2.  SCOUT’S HONOR
3.  DON’T STOP THE MUSIC
4.  LOST NOT FOUND
5.  THE MAGNITUDE OF NOW
6.  QUESTIONS
7.  RICOCHET
8.  HUNTER’S MOON

CREDITS
PRODUCED BY DREW PATRIZI & QUINN MCCARTHY
RECORDED BY TOM BEAUJOUR AT NUTHOUSE RECORDERS IN HOBOKEN, NJ & QUINN MCCARTHY AT THE CREAMERY IN BROOKLYN
TRACKS 1,2,3,4,6 MIXED BY TOM BEAUJOUR AT NUTHOUSE RECORDERS; TRACKS 5,7,8 MIXED BY QUINN MCCARTHY AT THE CREAMERY
MASTERED BY JEFF LIPTON AT PEERLESS MASTERING, BOSTON, MA | QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER: MARIA RICE
TRUMPETER SWAN IS: DREW PATRIZI | QUINN MCCARTHY | DAVE PACKLES | CLAY FAIN
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY DREW PATRIZI
© & P TRUMPETER SWAN, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, GRAND PERSONA SONGS (ASCAP)

LYRICS

“NICOLE I’M TELLING YOU”

nicole i’m telling you
i haven’t seen your smile for days
perhaps it’s gone away?
perhaps you’ve lost it in the maze?

i want to see you try again
but you act like you don’t relate
nicole i’m telling you
it’s not too late to change

nicole what’s that you’re going through?
ahh right, you said you’re never late
nicole what’s that you’re going through now?
you should not stop, or hesitate

i want to see your smile again
but you act like you don’t relate
nicole i’m telling you
it’s not too late to change

you made the choice you had to
and it was the best thing for you
you put yourself first for the first time
and it was the best thing to do
you gave your love a pardon
and it was the best thing for you
and i shielded you from darkness
it was the least i could do

i’ll wind my watch way back for you
but it can only go so far
it can’t undo uncertainty
and it won’t take away your scars

nicole i’m telling you
you’ve got the feel, you’ll find your way
nicole i’m telling you
it’s not too late to change

((( “it’s not too late…” )))

you made the choice you had to
and it was the best thing for you
you put yourself first for the first time
and it was the best thing to do
you gave your love a pardon
and it was the best thing for you
and i shielded you from darkness
it was the least i could do

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“SCOUT’S HONOR”

a scout is trustworthy, a scout is kind
don’t think it ever crossed my mind
to be untrue to you, to be unkind
don’t think it ever crossed my mind

a scout is courteous, a scout is kind
don’t think it ever crossed my mind
to leave you in the dark, render you blind
don’t think it ever crossed my mind

and tonight
we gather fire-side
sit circle in the round
so put your weapons down

build up a wall, put up a fight
that’s just not good, it’s just not right
so trust me when i say “i know”
that this is tough, it’s out of our control

they say that it’s really don’t matter
how we get together, just so we get it right
but i say that, we’ll never have it better
than what’s on the table, so you really can’t say: “it’s not fair”

this heart is trustworthy, this heart is kind
don’t think it ever crossed my mind
to disappear from you, leave you behind
don’t think it ever crossed my mind

((( it’s not fair)))

and tonight
we gather fire-side
sit circle in the round
so put your weapons down

cause now you’ve been exposed
and everybody knows
so come and gather round
yeah put your weapons down

build up a wall, put up a fight
that’s just no good, it’s just not right
so trust me when i say “i know”
that this is tough, it’s out of our control

they say that it’s really don’t matter
how we get together, just so we get it right
but i say that, we’ll never have it better
than what’s on the table, so you really can’t say: “it’s not fair”

so trust me when i say “i know”
that this is tough it’s out of our control
scout’s honor, you’ve never had it better
than what’s on the table so you really can’t stay

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“DON’T STOP THE MUSIC”

well i know you’re tired, and it’s getting late
and you’re sinking slow, there’s no time to wait

some things never change, no
some things never change, no

well the lights get low, and you sense defeat
you’re vacant like a lot, on an empty street

(so) we should drink to this, we should think through this
(yeah) put the days to bed, and all the chances missed

don’t stop the music
i know this one
i know this one

there’s a minor lift, in the melody
it’s a major shift, and it’s what we need
there’s a minor lift, in the melody
it’s a major shift, and it’s what we need

no, it’s not okay, when you say you don’t care anymore
no, it’s not okay, when you say you don’t feel anymore

don’t stop the music
i know this one
i know this one

no, it’s not okay, when you say you don’t care anymore
no, it’s not okay, when you say you don’t feel anymore

well it’s getting late, and i know you’re tired
feeling more confused, feeling less inspired
(so) instead of tearing down, we should fill our cups
(yeah) let the tears flow down, lift the spirits up
(yeah) let the tears flow down, lift the spirits up
we should drink to this, we should celebrate
(ohh please) let the records spin, let the records play

don’t stop the music
i know this one
i love this one

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“LOST NOT FOUND”

the story goes: there was a time in your life
you had it all, you had it right, in your life
experience tainted things that you can’t change
you lost it all, and now you’re feeling so estranged

i never wanted something from you
expect the things I couldn’t get
i’d be a fool to wish for something
it was a time I can’t forget

i try to clear my mind
but somehow i can’t win
just let my thoughts unwind
but i can’t sleep
‘cause they come again… they come again… they come again
they come again… they come again… they come again

i never wanted something from you
expect the things I couldn’t get
i’d be a fool to wish for something
it was a time I can’t forget

the story goes: there was a time in your life
you had it all, you had it right, in your life
experience tainted things that you can’t change
you lost it all, and now you’re feeling so estranged

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“THE MAGNITUDE OF NOW”

i may not love the same way note for note
but it’s not fair to have you at my throat
just one more thing before you turn to go
i loved you best and you deserve to know

(((that price just not right for me)))
(((that price just too high for me)))

the camera lens is slowly focusing
clouded, my eyes are now re-opening
and i can’t make out, this new reality
a life without you is what’s shaken me

i’m going down i need a lifeline
the magnitude of now has shuttered all that shined
i’m reeling from the loss, i’m left behind

lift up the glass and tell me what you see?
a life of beauty? or of tragedy?
and the memories, still awaken me
the magnitude of now has overtaken me

i’m going down i need a lifeline
the magnitude of now has shuttered all that shined
i’m reeling from the loss, i’m left behind

how many leaves have to fall, for the seasons to change?
how many broken hearts must thaw, for the seasons to change?

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