Otolith

by DJP and MrT

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04:13
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04:18
3.
06:23
4.
05:54
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05:03
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03:47
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05:56
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10.
06:25

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"Otolith is an indie supernova with epic beats, funky keyboard licks, thick cut bass and bright violin harmonies. The album weaves, jumps and jives with singable chorus and earnestly toe tappable brilliance." - AltDaily

"Ambitious, tuneful and gloriously weird, the band updates Thomas Dolby and Soft Cell textures and twists them into something that's addictive. The album "Otolith" showcases the trio's strengths: imagination, humor and melody." - Daily Press

"My first impression on the album was, 'damn, this is awesome.'” - Muzik Lounge

All songs copyright BMI 2013, Apartment Rock Publishing

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released January 25, 2013

Charles Abadam (violin, vocals)
Jacki Paolella (vocals, guitar, keys)
Tyler Warnalis (bass, vocals, guitar)

Additional Vocals: Ashley Berkman

Produced by Jacki Paolella and DJP and MrT

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, and 10 written by Jacki Paolella
Tracks 4, 6, and 8 written by Jacki Paolella, Tyler Warnalis, and Charles Abadam
Track 5 written by Tyler Warnalis


Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jacki Paolella at TAPTAP Recordings, Norfolk, VA

Track 4 recorded and mixed at Red Wall Studio, Virginia Beach, VA.

Album art by Alan Jelercic
Album design and layout by Ashley Berkman

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DJP and MrT Norfolk, Virginia

DJP and MrT is a Norfolk, VA electropop band formed in 2010. They are known for an exciting live performance where each member plays multiple roles to combine electronic studio production with traditional live instrumentation. The result of this straddling is a lively and compelling production that is difficult to categorize. DJP and MrT reinvents their approach almost song by song. ... more

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Track Name: Oh No Mom
For you it’s hard to grasp
A friend is just a task
And the stories I will pass
To hold your interest

Put your problems last
I’ve tried to suggest
I’ve tried to suggest

If one more year is all you’d ask
They wouldn’t shoot you down so fast
So find your cause and hold on tight
Scars don’t give up without a fight

If one more year was all you’d ask
They wouldn’t shoot you down so fast
So find your cause
And find your cause

This is a project

For you, for you it’s hard to grasp
A life in arrest
A friend is just a task
‘Cause this is a project
This is a project

If one more year is all you’d ask
They wouldn’t shoot you down so fast
So find your cause and hold on tight
Scars don’t give up without a fight

If one more year is all you’d ask
They wouldn’t shoot you down so fast
So find your cause
And find your cause
Track Name: The Wheel
Don’t wanna commit to a new city
So I’ll just stay warm and wait for the summertime
But the wind it drains my wheel
I bundle it up in the meantime

And just say da da da da da

It only snows on the weekends
And it only sticks to the rooftops
The traffic beats just like a drum
And the phone it rings all day long

Its just that sometimes I feel I’ve got to reinvent the wheel
Why do I keep compiling numbers in my sleep

And in my dream oh yeah
I had a box of letters
But the birds they hid them all
Underneath their feathers
But I just stood up straight and tall
And looked into the future
The birds they delivered them all
And me, well I just stood there

It’s just that sometimes I feel I’ve got to reinvent the wheel
Why do I keep compiling numbers in my sleep
Track Name: Ghosts
If I walk the wire, could I keep the gyre
From turning over in my head
Looping round and round instead of letting go
I let ghosts take hold, letting ghosts shape me in the mold

I don’t wanna wait until the cup is full and overspills
I’m giving in, letting ghosts take me, letting ghost shape me
Into something that I may not recognize
‘Cause when the air is clear I’m wearing no disguise

I don’t wanna go with the flow
I don’t wanna stay in the right of way
What do I have to lose, gotta make a choice
Instead of making an excuse

Why’s it gotta be when in company
The voice of doubt rings in my ears
Has it been there all these years, or did i know
How to soften the blow, how to handle ghosts on my own

There’s a lot of things to come, shooting flares out of the sun
The waters rise, yesterday’s greatest fear is todays souvenier
And tomorrow’s hope is buried in your eyes
‘Cause when the air is clear I’m wearing no disguise

I don’t wanna go with the flow
I don’t wanna stay in the right of way
What do I have to lose, gotta make a choice
Instead of making an excuse

I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna stay
Please make it easy on me
I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna stay
Please make it easy on me
I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna stay
Please make it easy on me
I don’t wanna go, I don’t wanna stay
This won’t be easy on me
Track Name: R6M
I am watching all the branches as their shadows move
From the window to the kitchen, light speed
Every hour seems to melt away
If I try hard
If I move fast it doesn’t help at all
Seconds, minutes have their limits
Each breath, every handshake is a ticking clock

So give me time when you’re off and go, when you’re off and go
Keep it slow when the hours flow, when the hours
Take your time when the minutes fly, when the morning shines
In your eyes when you’re off and go, when you’re off and go

When you grinding all the gears down into bits of dust
Spinning in the wrong direction, laughing
At the gold teeth as they disappear
Cut the lights off
Cut the power when the day is gone
But somewhere someone’s always running faster
Is the whole world catching up to you

So give me time when you’re off and go, when you’re off and go
Keep it slow when the hours flow, when the hours
Take your time when the minutes fly, when the morning shines
In your eyes when you’re off and go, when you’re off and go

Everybody’s thinking now will it ever be enough
But even when I’m sleeping I’m dreaming up the courage to keep waking back up

So give me time when you’re off and go, when you’re off and go
Keep it slow when the hours flow, when the hours
Take your time when the minutes fly, when the morning shines
In your eyes when you’re off and go, when you’re off and go
Track Name: Runner
Ice twice froze inside my winter pipes
Now I won’t slow down
I thawed flawed the juices flow but oh my god
It gets cold down here

The place, taste, the details make for such a waste
When you can’t run free
Cars, bars, you try to feel like you’re in charge
You’re in charge like me

Strange how you see eyelids lifting high over the earth when it’s shifting
Stark pictures that make the world seem small against the current
Heartbeats will sound, echoes fading far off from the hearts they were made in
Dark signals untangle with the ears of spring, listening

How can they rise with the smoke in their eyes
Trying to wait for the clouds to separate
How can they climb when the rope unwinds
Trying to sleep ‘til the water runs clean

Strange how you see eyelids lifting high over the earth when it’s shifting
Stark pictures that make the world seem small against the current
Heartbeats will sound, echoes fading far off from the hearts they were made in
Dark signals untangle with the ears of spring, listening
Track Name: Square in the Face
Try to lay your tears out on the rain
You’ll catch a cold
If you think the ground is what you saw
It’s not

When life punches you square in the face
You punch it back, yes, make no mistake

If you lick the icing off your cake
It’s a metaphor
And if you think it’s easier to bet then you
Better fold

We got to catch them now
We got to catch the ones who make the bad calls
We got to stamp them out
We got to catch the ones who make our lives dull

When life punches you square in the face
You punch it back, yes, make no mistake

I’m dying
I’m dying to tell you
Track Name: Bone Folder
If I’m cheery and bright will it erase all the sorrow
I won’t worry, I might figure it out tomorrow

Change is always a tie when compared to my existence
And always seeing both sides can make you resistant

I wanna thrive, but what will I leave behind
I wanna thrive, but what will I leave behind

Drive me to the north bank on the shores of the Atlantic
So my mind is covered in sea like the bow of the Titanic
Dark waves crash under the moon, I try to ride them like a habit
And small stars all shimmering blue, they spark and fade black when I panic

Spectacular, my mind still spins with the earth
Spectacular, my mind still spins with the earth

I wanna thrive, but what will I leave behind
I wanna thrive, but what will I leave behind