The Violet Hour

by MONSTER CAT

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    The Violet Hour double LP 12inch vinyl. Pressed on heavy 180gm black wax, each LP is protected with black, plastic-lined sleeves and encased in a full colour gate-fold jacket. Pressed in a limited edition of 300, this 2xLP will be released on Record Store Day - 19 April 2014

    SIDE A
    1. Take Me To Love
    2. Creature
    3. Mother
    4. Pockets (All That I Have)

    SIDE B
    1. Salem
    2. Spiders
    3. Circling

    SIDE C
    1. 4AM
    2. Tower
    3. Eat You Up

    SIDE D
    1. Cradle
    2. Knife Through Water
    3. Behind



    Cover art is by the amazing Michael Cina cinaart.com
    with design and art direction by Izyanti Asa'ari

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about

After the international success of their EP Mannequins, rock band MONSTER CAT releases their radical full-length record The Violet Hour. Produced by Tim Carr (Matt Corby, Flea, Mark Ronson) at the famed Studios 301 in Sydney (Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z), The Violet Hour boasts 13 tracks that fuse the worlds of organic and synthetic sounds in the mold of Radiohead, St. Vincent and Atoms For Peace.

Lushly layered and full of fresh, exotic sounds, The Violet Hour is hard to pin down. Despite drawing from a host of genres, the record focuses on creating intense, melodic rock songs while keeping the band’s trademark vocal harmonies. The result is an exciting and emotional sonic trip, that aims to give the listener new perspectives on the rock paradigm.

credits

released March 3, 2014

All songs written and performed by MONSTER CAT

Produced by MONSTER CAT & Tim Carr

Recorded by Tim Carr and Jonathon Baker at Studios 301, Sydney, Australia

Mixed by Tim Carr at Studios 301, Sydney, Australia

Mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering, London, England
Vinyl Mastered by Chris Parmenidis at Unity Mastering, London, England

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MONSTER CAT channels lush, emotive folk-rock with delicate instrumentation and intense imagery. Layered harmonies evoke the supernatural as fractured love songs cradle listeners between the depths of intimacy and menace. Fragile yet powerful; their music echoes the ebbing of your subconscious hurt. ... more

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Track Name: Take Me To Love
(white skies)
shapes speak
(are whispering)
a tongue that you know

(in notes)
songs taste
(i’m born again)
blue and yellow

(the sun)
light fades
(still shies away)
smooth and mellow

(mere flesh)
bones break
(can never stay)
rotting marrow

take me to love
oh won’t you take me to love

oh won’t you take it slow
breathe in and watch it go
(you better believe it)

take me to love
oh won’t you take me to love

oh won’t you take it slow
pay attention and soon you’ll know
(you better believe it)

(strip shows)
words lie
slippery devils
(for righteous men)
signs cheat
broken arrows

(embrace)
stage lights
cardboard shadows
(a violent end)
match stick
smoking barrels

hands are flailing lungs proclaiming
"all is failing!
all is failing!"

(sewn eyes
peer out
squint
disaster)

Truth is scrambling
her clothes untangling
all's revealing
all's revealing

(questions
are but
wasted
answers)

take me to love
oh won’t you take me to love

oh won’t you take it slow
breathe in and watch it go
(you better believe it)

take me to love
oh won’t you take me to love

oh won’t you take it slow
pay attention and soon you’ll know
(you better believe it)

take me to love
oh won’t you take me to love

oh won’t you take it slow
baby and soon you’ll know
Track Name: Creature
cut short
your sentence finds no
place with
your audience is falling
asleep as you are
fading away
run now
as rain starts tumbling
it is near
you can feel it creeping
downtown
these lights they cannot
take you away
take you away
she would wake in the night she would sleep in days
always praying for something that has no name
woah oh
woah oh
the mirror's so cracked she can't find her face
she will wipe off all her tears she won't lose her grace
she won't
she won't
you crawl
you bleed
but most of all
you need
to find
hide but it sees
through your disgraceful guise
it comes when you sleep
obscured but of terrible size
there is
no bird's eye view we
can't see
what we're a part of
round and round
your maze you mark your
home with your escape
no you cannot erase
she would wake in the night she would sleep in days
always praying for something that has no name
woah oh
woah oh
the mirror's so cracked she can't find her face
she will wipe off all her tears she won't lose her grace
she won't
she won't
you crawl
you bleed
but most of all
you need
to find
the key
that'll lead us all
to be
defined
Track Name: Mother
suns fade
seas will rise
cold skin,
breathe my nerves tonight

sins sown
in my head
war breeds
demons down my bed

I will be here
you will be safe

I’ll hold your fears
in all of your days

hurry hide
my sons and daughters
hold your nerves
you need each other

horns scream
monsters at the shore
go now
stay in, lock the door

don’t cave
even when it aches

I will be here
you will be safe

I’ll hold your fears
in all of your days

hurry hide
my sons and daughters
hold your nerves
you need each other

don’t let the world
pin you under

glean the tide
don’t fall astray

embrace the hours
the open plains

you carry my heart
and I know the way

hurry hide
my sons and daughters
hold your nerves
you need each other

don’t let the world
pin you under
Track Name: Spiders
the wood floors are creaking
there must be hundreds or more

they’re swarming my ceiling
I scream and scream my cords sore

I long for simple days
they crave specific tastes

damn nature’s fucked design
I’m the fly in a web

brace the heart
they wiggle through
some nights, I lose

the mind can’t run
old ghosts they weave
my bones they leave

spiders rain down my walls again
I am trying to crawl out this web spun
there is sickness in my blood
you have been right from the start

spiders rain down my walls again
I am trying to crawl out this web spun
I am sick down to my gut
you have been right from the start

they scrape and pry their tiny legs on my lips
their tongues slit; black beads throb under my skin

they’re digging through my nerves
to hatch acidic urge

their throats are open graves
I’m caught in their web

brace the heart
they wiggle through
some nights, I lose

the mind can’t run
old ghosts they weave
my bones they leave
my good they take away

spiders rain down my walls again
I am trying to crawl out this web spun
there is sickness in my blood
you have been right from the start

spiders rain down my walls again
I am trying to crawl out this web spun
I am sick down to my gut
you have been right from the start

they say I’ll outgrow the dark
they say I’ll outgrow the dark

while I kill all that I touch
while I kill all that I touch

spiders rain down my walls again
I am trying to crawl out this web spun
I am sick down to my gut
you were right,
I was doomed right from the start
Track Name: Tower
I want to be looking down from my pyramid
I watch the ground shake, witness as the soul creates
access the sky from the passage of my window sill
the only door on these floors, these floors
and all the love you’ve won
and all the love worth winning
you hang them up
just pictures on a wall
this house that’s full of light
this house that’s full of believers
this house it echoes
on and on and on and on and on
the choke round your neck
is what’s bringing you back
yeah you’re high on these chains
while you scream and you kick
right to the top of the tower it must be clearer there!
cross your heart
build your wings
hold your breath
i’ll meet you if you dare
and all the love you’ve won
and all the love worth winning
we hang them up
just pictures on a wall
this house that’s full of light
this house that’s full of believers
this house it echoes
on and on and on and on and on
Track Name: Cradle
say your prayers child
crave the running wild
the past is close behind
the cloth to veil your mind

I wanted more
your cradling warmth

demons hide under covers
a violence spills
(blood across your sheets)

the innocence of sin
visions spin
your biscuit skin
will save me now

sirens play out our numbers
which fall like rain
(on the cemetery floor)

this vigil it wears thin
close your eyes
or this dream might die
don’t make a sound

lost
in the wisdom of your thoughts
in the fortune of your lot
abandon all at once
abandon all

reflect
your own demise
reflect
beyond your lines

I wanted more
your cradling warmth

demons hide under covers
a violence spills
(blood across your sheets)

the innocence of sin
visions spin
your biscuit skin
will save me now

sirens play out our numbers
which fall like rain
(on the cemetery floor)

this vigil it wears thin
close your eyes
or this dream might die
don’t make a sound

(make it count
don’t make a sound)

the innocence of sin
visions spin
your biscuit skin
will save me now

sirens play out our numbers
which fall like rain
(on the cemetery floor)

this vigil it wears thin
close your eyes
or this dream might die
don’t make a sound

you’ll save me now
Track Name: Knife Through Water
I walk through corridors of glass i wander
still no truth that I can see
pillars made from the hands of strangers
mother take my eyes from me
take them on the wings of the bird who
sings from the old blind tree
pull them down to the river the
crippled forgot runs beneath
it is done
it is done
so
through the glow
through the show
there's nothing left
I want from this
give it up
raise your cups
there's nothing left
I want
like a knife
through the water
a knife
through the water
the dreamer sleeps an afternoon slumber
the thief walks in the shameful light
the sea will carry our ghosts and heroes
mother take my eyes from me
it is done
it is done
so
through the glow
through the show
there's nothing left
I want from this
give it up
raise your cups
there's nothing left
I want
like a knife
through the water
a knife
through the water
it is done
it is done
like a knife
through the water
a knife
through the water