Mansion Beach

by The Crystallines

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"Mansion Beach is house built around the psyche, that knows your steps and remembers your childhood, the floor creaking around you despite knowing all the quiet spots. Mansion Beach is a place where once the sun sets bonfires are lit, a ravenous party begins full of green-eyed goddesses, the looming dangers of sketchy back street shakedowns, dancing alone you know it’s you who ain’t fast enough to cut the air, and in the cold sand of the late night the intrepid hero will ask to use your telephone. In a full listen, the next far-off dawn appears and the confrontation of the city skyline in one direction and the endless beach in the other fills bleary minds with remembrances, perfect and scary dreamscapes, dark fantasies and yearning love. Mansion Beach is a Ulyssean synthesis of our youth, exploring the emotional time and space between that first Genesis dawn and our last. It delivers us, like rich blue jet-set sea-glass, to that high-watermark of experience where all of the above meet. Mansion Beach will infiltrate you. It will destroy your discipline."

- P.C. / NYC / MMXI


released November 1, 2011

All songs written by Matthew Filler :::

Additional performances by Andrew Frawley, Sean Marquand, Stefan Zenuik :::

Produced by Matthew Filler :::

Recorded by Matthew Filler and Sean Marquand :::

Mixed by Paul Mahajan :::
Mastered by Paul Mahajan :::



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The Crystallines Brooklyn, New York

The Crystallines (formerly Mansions and Junipers) are a New York based post-punk band.

SHAKE IT SO lp in 2014. SHAKE IT SO mantra for life.

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Track Name: Sacrificial Grains
Hello goodnight / you know I care
And the wind / in the sky
Water / and spell
Hello goodnight / you’re my friend in the clouds
Will you watch / over me
Will you hold / my hand

And your jealousy’s haunting my garden
And your heart is a tethered remnant
I don’t think I can bear the weight of you
And I know I will cross the tracks

Good day goodbye / you know the time
When season brings leisure / to halt again
The circle you missed / is the very the you are
Let go / and perish
With the sun / in your soul

Please hand over sacrificial grain
I sense you’re holding something back