Deep in my Soul

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A few legendary rehearsals, years apart, are needed to tell the story of this song. The first was around the fall of 2010 I think. We had gotten to a new level of trust in jamming out new ideas and the boys were starting every rehearsal with a pure jam for an hour or so. For some reason both Monica and Jo had to bail on rehearsal at the last minute so when MJ got there I told her she could go home. She stayed long enough to record a jam on her phone and when I heard the track back the next day - Mack's rolling drums, Jason's deadly, essential bass riff, Brando's reverb drenched swampy effortless cool, and Brian and Gordo coming up with this tense, strange, plaintive line for the horns. - I knew this was the basis for a song unlike any we had previously written.

For about a year I kept bringing it up and having us listen to it in rehearsals but the work on the song always stalled. One day after rehearsals for 'Picture Day', the feature film we were about to star in, I invited my co-star Tatiana in to meet the band and watch us rehearse. We again got bogged down in the song and it wasn't going anywhere. Someone, maybe Carolyne or Gord or Bri, suggested that we actually didn't really yet have a basis for the verses and we should break the form we had been settling on. I got excited and opened up my book of lyrics and found some stuff I had written long ago and told them to start playing. I used the lyrics to find a kind of rhythm while the band kept steady until I called the "when it all comes down" section which was now a kind of pre-chorus. Something clicked. These sad reflective verses paired with the unrelentingly emotional, on-your- knees longing of the chorus fit beautifully together. Tat witnessed the song grow in confidence and detail on every pass and we were all excited to have had her there as a witness. We had gone from completely frustrated to elated within an hour. And we knew it was because we had trusted each other and listened to each other in a way that was new and special. We hope you can hear it in the recording. Thanks for listening.

Xo
GpG

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from Ep, released August 24, 2012
credits
from Ep, released 24 August 2012
Recorded and produced at the Abattoir in Baltimore, Ontario and Triceratone in Toronto by Andrew Mullin.

Mastering by Reuben at Mojito. Photography by Peter Ivaskiv and graphic design by Jeff Mann.

A Candles are for Burning Production.

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ElastoCitizens Toronto, Ontario

The ElastoCitizens deliver ass-shaking epic concert making. Grinding guitars, nasty girl-group go-go dancing, feedback basslines, a heavy horn section and multiple singers make their concerts electrifyingly original live music experiences. Schooled in funk and inspired by punk, delivers a sexy high-octane theatrical music experience that is without equal on the Canadian music scene. ... more

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