Exile

by Aloud

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Exile represents a sea change for Aloud. Bandleaders Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa spent over a year in the studio creating the album following the departure of their original rhythm section. The result is a beautiful and strange collection of songs featuring often-unfulfilled, complex characters coming to terms with bleak circumstances while searching for hope and relief in unlikely places.

Overall, Exile is Aloud’s most sophisticated and experimental album to date, showcasing their new-found love of orchestration, Sgt. Pepper-like production, and rich, lyrical imagery. Exile is Aloud’s third full-length album and is the debut album from talented producer/engineer Daniel Nicholas Daskivich. The album was fan-funded via Kickstarter.com.

Aloud toured in support of Exile in late 2010, returning to CMJ in October before heading off on a coast-to-coast tour, encompassing the entire United States in over 50 performances. The second leg of the Exile US tour begins in February 2011.

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released October 12, 2010

Produced, mixed, and recorded by Daniel Nicholas Daskivich
Mastered by Jeff Lipton (Peerless Mastering; Boston, Mass.)
Assistant mastering engineer: Maria Rice (Peerless Mastering; Boston, Mass.)
Additional engineering: Glenn Forsythe ("Darkest Days")

All music and lyrics written by de la Osa/Beguiristain.
© 2010 DTTR Music Publishing/Pedro Pan Publishing (BMI)

Henry Beguiristain: lead vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, pianos, keys, percussion, additional production

Jen de la Osa: lead vocals, guitars, pianos, organ, keys, percussion, glockenspiel, additional production

Additional musicians
Daniel Nicholas Daskivich: drums; bass on "Exile in the Night"
Matthew Girard: trumpets, euphonium; bass on "Old Soldier"
Beth Holub: violin, viola
Charles Haywood Murphy IV: bass on "Counterfeit Star"
Joshua Penslar: cello
Jonathan Schmidt: drums on "Exile in the Night"
Matthew Szemela: violin

Sleeve design by Matt Jatkola

℗ 2010 Aloud under exclusive license to Lemon Merchant Records. All rights reserved.

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Aloud is a four-piece rock n’ roll band fronted by songwriting team Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa. The two have written songs together since their teens. Over the years they have created a catalog of songs wide in range, but always influenced by the 60s soul & rock music they grew up on w/ particular affection for harmonies. Aloud's music has been featured on NPR's Innovation Hub, ESPN, FOX ... more

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Track Name: Burning Bright
Childhood’s sewn in these seams
Sometimes it comes and it leaves
I remember how you used to say
“Life is endless motorway”

Was it love we were after
in these endless disasters
to feel love, and pain, and innocence
experienced all at once ?

Burning bright
Burning bright
Well, now there’s a sadness inside you,
it’s easy to recognize.
Burning bright
Burning bright
May the sparks illuminate in you
what you claim has died.

To be led by an impulse so prime
it misdirects and sleights the mind
and the love you think you feel
will masquerade as paradise.

Burning bright
Burning bright
Well, now there’s a sadness inside you,
it’s easy to recognize.
Burning bright
Burning bright
May the sparks illuminate in you
what you claim has died.
Track Name: Broken Hearts
For all those lonely tonight,
the feeling is so great.
You lack the focus to create.
Even the slightest distraction
could not keep your mind occupied
and your heart purified.

There’s no need for a broken heart.
His will only be yours in the end.
There’s no need for a broken heart.
His will only be yours in the end.
There’s no use breaking his heart.

A casual glance,
an unnoticed dance
you see him in all men.
Check-out time is twelve o’clock.
Phone rings.
Alarm goes off.

There’s no need for a broken heart.
His will only be yours in the end.
There’s no need for a broken heart.
His will only be yours in the end.
No need for a broken heart.
His will only be yours in the end.
No need for a broken heart.
His will only be yours in the end.
Track Name: Darkest Days
Be free of your past.
You’ve done nothing wrong.
Freedom is as scarce
as the day is long.
Stand up tall.
Stand up straight.
You got nothing to fear,
no business being ashamed

Of your love, love, love.
Brother, we all need love
to get us through the darkest days to come.

Your memories will never fade.
A loss is just a debt
that’s left unpaid.
Soon one day,
it’ll all be gone.
It’s a physical world
and a race against time never won.

Except for love, love, love.
Sister, we all need love
to get us through the darkest days to come.
Without love, love, love,
where would we be, my love ?
Unarmed against the darkest days to come ?

Love, love, love.
Honey, we all need love
to get us through the darkest days to come.
Without love, love, love,
where would we be, my love ?
Unarmed against the darkest days to come.
Are these days the darkest days to come ?
Track Name: Exile in the Night
So many faces in front of me
Familiar ‘cause I want them to be
Nothing to guide me,
no one for company.

Family who’s a distant relation
gives me a little bit of consolation.
Mind’s on a far-off destination.
Shadows of another place invade my imagination.

Somewhere is someone’s living room
where I hear them singing out a party tune.
And tell me why my heart aches like it’s new ?
It ain’t new.
Exile in the night.
Exile in the night.
Exile in the night.
Exile in the night.

Complications arrive at every pace.
No one’s committed, so I often stray.
No roots to take ground,
no roots to take away
‘cause changes are between far and few.

Someone down the hall sings party tunes.
Tell me why my heart aches like it’s new ?
‘Cause it ain’t new.
Exile in the night.
Exile in the night.
Exile in the night.
Exile in the night . . .
Track Name: Old Soldier
Outside, I’m squeaky clean.
Inside, my mind’s obscene.
The minute fifty punk rock song,
the movement that’s thirty minutes long.

When I was new, they smiled.
When I was new, they were reconciled.
Call it love at first sleight
meant to patronize, then extradite.

Understand.
Understand.
I’m still hoping to push on.

With passionate haste,
the years, they laid me waste
buried in the dust and debris
of a peace that I’ll never get to see.

Understand.
Understand.
I’m still hoping to push on.
Don’t you think it’s about time.
Put your hand inside of mine.
Don’t you think it’s about time ?
Put your hand inside of mine.
Don’t you think it’s about time ?
Put your hand inside of mine.

Understand.
Understand.
I’m still waiting to bow out.
Track Name: Counterfeit Star
You said it with such grace,
I should have read it on your face.
You’d burnt it down just to laugh
about it later.

And you said it with such malice,
who would have known you’d be so callous ?
And so you try again,
but not this time.
It’s the bitter
bitter
end.

I don’t know how I was convinced
to overlook your Judas kiss.
I’m telling you now
I know who you are.
I’m telling you now.

And thought it looks like you’re healing,
I know you’re really just feeling
up a crowd to hustle for your next trick.

When I forgive, you trespass.
When I create, you just smash
it all to pieces.
I’m left to clean the splinters of our trust.

Now I see through your artifice
as I receive your Judas kiss.

I’m telling you now
I know who you are.
I’m telling you now,
I know who you are--
a counterfeit star
a counterfeit star
a counterfeit star
I’m telling you now.
I’m telling you now.
A counterfeit star.
Track Name: A Light that Shines
There is a light
a light that shines
deep in your heart,
but not in mine.
You may have what it takes, but
you’ll never know the ache, ‘cause
there is a light
a light that shines.

A light that shines.
A light that shines.

There is a music in my mind.
Here in the present,
and for all time.
You’re the interpreter,
motivation unknown.
Still, there’s a music in my mind.

In my mind.
In my mind.

When I feel this exposed,
my heartbeat’s a kick drum about to unload,
plotting its escape,
pounding out a sound wave.
A complimentary piece,
to go from accomplice
to accomplished thief.
I’m counting on you, on you
on you
on you

without remorse
or regret
or reserve.
No matter the master this madness may serve,
I’m counting on you, on you
on you
on you
on you.
I’m counting on you.

There is a light
a light that shines
deep in your heart, but not in mine.
There is a light,
a light that shines
deep in your heart
but not in
mine
Track Name: The Urgent Letter
Time up here is touch and go.
Fireflies my only glow.
Pen and paper on my knees,
this is no apology.

The taste of dirt and sound of waves
crashing through my brain.
This respite, I only know
when I feel this arbor grow

like the jasmine butterfly
sits beneath the sun.

Woke up under the same sky,
broken bottle by my side.
Further up a line of lights
clip the wings off of my flight

Knowing that they will succeed,
I approach my enemy.
Pen to paper, heart in hand,
now my legs--they try to stand

like the jasmine butterfly
sits beneath the sun.

Redelivered to uncertainty
when this urgent letter betrays me.

Like the jasmine butterfly
sits beneath the sun,

redelivered to uncertainty
when this urgent letter betrays me.
Track Name: To Die at Sea
Oh, how I long to die at sea.
No one surrounding me,
but you darling
but you darling
but you darling.

And how I’d long to pull you in.
Sink like the sun at horizon.
It’s so haunting
it’s so haunting
ain’t it, darling ?

Paradiso lays wait.
Paradiso lays wait.
Dive with me to the bottom of the sea.
Dive with me to the bottom of the sea.
Dive with me to the bottom of the sea.

We’d gaze into the atmosphere
until the stars would disappear--
Roman candles burning out and
undulating.

The salt soothes a loud wound’s pain.
Voices drowned swim on the waves,
but you darling
but you darling
but you darling.

Paradiso lays wait.
Paradiso lays wait.
Dive with me to the bottom of the sea.
Dive with me to the bottom of the sea.
Dive with me to the bottom of the sea.

Paradiso lays wait.
Paradiso lays wait.