5 Years of The GLOW - Covers

by Curious Quail

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Celebrating the 5th anniversary of our first release, 'The GLOW EP', we're releasing a set of covers of songs from it by very talented musician friends of ours!
Please check each of them out:

STAROVER BLUE
staroverblue.bandcamp.com

SARAH von STERNBERG
soundcloud.com/sarahvonsternberg

THE Y AXES
theyaxes.bandcamp.com

KENDRA MCKINLEY
www.kendramckinley.com

PETRIFORM
petriform.com

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released February 13, 2014

Songs written by Mike Shirley-Donnelly

Track 01:
Kendall Sallay - Vocals, Tenor Guitar
Dirk Milotz - Various Instruments

Track 02:
Sarah von Sternberg - Vocals, Guitar

Track 03:
Alexi Rose Belchere - Vocals
Devin Nelson - Guitar, Programming, Vocals

Track 04:
Kendra McKinley - Vocals, Guitar

Track 05:
Paul Parr - Chiptunes

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Curious Quail San Jose

Curious Quail is a 5-piece alternative / indie / orchestral rock band with hints of Chiptune from San Jose, California. Started as a solo project by singer / songwriter Mike Shirley-Donnelly in 2008, Quail mixes 8-bit sounds, Fuzzy Guitars and orchestral arrangements together to create a sound Death and Taxes Magazine called, "The Bay Area's Next Big Hope". AFTER THE LIGHTS FAILED is now available ... more

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Track Name: Starover Blue - Somedays We Sin
Hang Up

There's nothing left to see here,

Our trial's over

and you've been

released on your own recognizance

You sail a sea

Fifty cameras deep, that’s all 

I get to notice

that my head 

hasn't been screwed back on straight

Why now?

I ask so many times now.
You think I'd see a cycle now.
But then he turns around


We could never survive this, 

It's going to take everything we've got just to hold our punches

We have got to be blind

Somedays.

I’m burning down

Fists trembling uncontrolled 

We're getting nowhere

and the party line

Doesn’t cut it now

Why now?

I ask so many times now.
You think I'd see a cycle now, 

but then he turns around

and says, "Somedays we sin, man" cuz

We could never survive this,

It's going to take everything we've got just to hold our punches. 

And we have got to be blind

if we

think this'll work now

We could never survive this, 

It's going to take everything we've got just to hold our punches.

We have got to be blind.


Somedays.
Track Name: Sarah von Sternberg - After All (This Time Tomorrow)
These shoes have seen it all

And I imagine them appalled

But still they follow

like a lemming to my fall

I’ve been labeled second best

All lights are comin' red

But I'm in trouble

It's the clearest thing you've said

By this time tomrrow

there's a bounty on my head.

See, bad news

Follows

I'd try to
apologize

but no one has ears

A sad you

just hollows me out

till I'm bonless

and petrified

And who has time for all of that?

Not me.

In a barely noticed grave

We can learn how to behave

but don't bathe in sorrow

it's a path we shouldn't pave

By this time tomorrow 

There's no question that I'll stay

See, bad news

It follows me

and I try to
apologize

but no one's got ears

A sad you

just hollows me out

till I'm boneless

but never really petrified, see

I'm all about this now

(You're a fool for coming here)

I'm such a crowd please, now

(You're embarrassing yourself)

I'm all about this now

cuz after all, it's midnight

and we'll have time for all of that

You'll see.
Track Name: The Y Axes - Yesterday I Watched The World End
I closed my eyes and turned my head

to a warmer sigh

I block out all the cold

I feel old.

So I downplayed all the hype

These scenes replayed in rewind

in which everyone's a criminal or dunce

at least once


Graceful

You thought I'd be stable

but I'm a handful 

and these things that I know now kill

Every I hope I smashed in my tomorrow

I've got a meaningless weight trollin' if tomorrow never comes

and this treasure trove of course explodes in my face

Always

cuz there's one way out

and I failed her

I raced by all the warnings

Like 

I hadn't done it before

My blood pressure shoots high

It's goodbye

So I downplayed all the hype

This “first-come-first serve” ain't right

I mean, Yesterday I Watched The World Collapse

On my back

Faithfull

A word that we made real

but I'm a handful

and at least I can say with pride that

Every I hope I smashed in my tomorrow

I've got a meaningless weight trolling if tomorrow never comes

When I say "enough", let's get out of here alive

cuz there's one way out

and I failed her
Track Name: Kendra McKinley - Secret Lives of Retail Monkeys
Next

In Line

Heartfelt smiles
I'm forcing ‘em down and 

This place is

Praising the faceless

In ways I never thought I'd have to explain

Surrounded by

neatly tucked shirts

Oh how it must hurt

when

Time

Stops

and I wouldn't change a thing

I can barely see through this hazy grin

That's slapped on my face

Now everything's great

If only just for eight hours and

This can't last, we do it for now

This can't last, we do it for now

What's that all about?

We're bright second class citizens

This can't last, we do it for now

This can't last, we do it for now

What's that all about?

What's that all about?
Next

In Line

You seem amazed

When we're out of our cage

And this place has

Addled me senseless

A cubicle alternative is no help.

If you’re surrounded by

neatly tucked shirts

Oh how it must hurt

with

Lines long

and I never miss a beat

I can barely feel through

this mask of defeat

on deafening ears

It's not a career

It's only just for a few years but

We're not done, we're givin' up now

We're not done, we're givin' up yea

What's that all about?

We’re like second class citizens

and

This can't last, we do it for now

This can't last, we do it for now

What's that all about?
What’s that all about?
This can't last, we do it for now

This can't last, we do it for now

what the fuck is that?
Track Name: Petriform - Making Circles Square
Lift my bloody face

off the table

You're readin' it wrong

We're all in this together

We're all in this as feathers

Up and Away.

So roll me up a cliff

that isn't stable

It's so precious how

Impossibility's nurtured

When our volatility's perfect

Up and Away
and I thank those who came first

So I go in town to find

a new start

The hooker's polite,
but 
I'm not interested darlin'.

I've got a pattern of fallin'

Up and Away

So I thank all those who came first

'cuz they've no idea what they've gotten into.

I try but I fail consistently

There's gotta be somethin' I'm missing,

Should we call it a day like that? 

cuz I feel

sicker than hell

and I know we aint done yet.

It's like home on the range

High again,

The stones in my brain

Stop readin' the bad news

and don't hide in the bedroom

From your scars

So lift my battered face

off this table

and calm the fuck down

I don't get why we care

We're making circles square

aren't we?

and I thank all those who came first

cuz they've no idea what they've gotten into

I try but I fail consistently

There's gotta be somethin' I'm missing,

Should we call it a day like that? 

cuz I feel

sicker than hell

and I know we aint done yet

I know we ain't done yet

and I thank all those who came first

cuz they've no idea what I'm

about to do

I try but I fail consistently,

There's gotta be something I'm missing

Should we call it a day like that?

Like that?

Like that?

I feel

sicker than hell

and I know we aint done yet....

....tell me why we aint done yet?