The Incidentals

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Burt Bacharach, Robert Smith, and Patsy Cline walk into a bar...
Familar songs take on new identities in the hands of The Incidentals. Material from Patsy Cline to Neil Young, from The Cure to The Carpenters, gets reinterpreted with drama, mystery, and soul. A simple line up of guitar, upright-bass, and drums is fronted by Sioban Dixon's dynamic vocals creating a sound that draws on their combined experience of playing indie, soul, americana, jazz, punk, and experimental musics. The Incidentals are full of contradictions - simultaneously familiar and strange, both a tribute and a deconstruction, a moody noirish celebration that shouldn't work but totally, totally does.

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released March 31, 2014

Sioban Dixon: vocals
Russ Kiel: bass
Jason Silverio: drums
Martin Webb: guitar

Recorded March 2014 by Ryan Massey at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland.

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Track Name: Why Can't I Be You
You're so gorgeous
I'll do anything
I'll kiss you from your feet
To where your head begins

You're so perfect
You're so right as rain
You make me, make me, make me
Make me hungry again

Everything you do is irresistible
Everything you do is simply kissable
Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you?

I'll run around in circles
'Til I run out of breath
I'll eat you all up
Or I'll just hug you to death

You're so wonderful
Too good to be true
You make me, make me, make me
Make me hungry for you

Everything you do is simply delicate
Everything you do is quite angelicate
Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you?

You turn my head when you turn around
You turn the whole world upside down
I'm smitten, I'm bitten, I'm hooked, I'm cooked
I'm stuck like glue

You make me, make me, make me
Make me hungry again

Everything you do is simply dreamy
Everything you do is quite delicious
So why can't I be you?
Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you?

Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you?
Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you?

You're simply elegant
Track Name: Don"t Let It Bring You Down
Old man lying
by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking
from the weight of the load
And the buildings scrape the sky,
Cold wind ripping
down the alley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying
by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.

Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

Blind man running
through the light
of the night
With an answer in his hand,
Come on down
to the river of sight
And you can really understand,
Red lights flashing
through the window
in the rain,
Can you hear the sirens moan?
White cane lying
in a gutter in the lane,
If you're walking home alone.

Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Just find someone who's turning
And you will come around.

Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning,
Just find someone who's turning
And you will come around.
Track Name: Superstar
Long ago, and, oh, so far away
I fell in love with you before the second show
Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear
But you're not really here, it's just the radio

Don't you remember, you told me you loved me baby?
You said you'd be coming back this way again baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby
I love you, I really do

Loneliness is such a sad affair
And I can hardly wait to be with you again
What to say to make you come again?
Come back to me again and play your sad guitar

Don't you remember, you told me you loved me baby?
You said you'd be coming back this way again baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby
I love you, I really do

Don't you remember, you told me you loved me baby?
You said you'd be coming back this way again baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby
I love you, I really do

Songwriters
RUSSELL, LEON / BRAMLETT, BONNIE / BRAMLETT, DELANEY

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Lyrics © Chrysalis One Music, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group