Midwest Manners

by Sinnet

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Midwest Manners is the debut of Boston based teamsters Sinnet. Recorded with two microphones and a laptop in various bedrooms and practice spaces around town, without the use of any new fangled pitch correction or beat detection. Just the facts, just the fax.


released November 4, 2011

All tracks written, performed and recorded by A. Spransy
Except 'Be My Baby' written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
Sinnet All Boys Choir on Paper Chandeliers by John Drislane, Marlo Pedroso & Alan Durell.

Mastered by Taylor Barefoot.
Some audio assistance by Alexander Boyes at the Orchard House.

Copyright Army of Sweater Vests (BMI) 2011


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Sinnet Boston, Massachusetts

Tasty indie-rock nuggets with bits of soul, surf and spooky-pants-ness.

Featuring folks from: The Fatal Flaw, Soft Pyramids, Mount Peru and sometimes Parks.

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Track Name: Castlevania
I had a spooky dream where nothing ever turned out, cardboard castles caving in. Every folded page of this world I built up, do anything to make it stand.
Track Name: Let's Play Poison
Building forts from blankets pulled from off of beds
and cushions from the couches.
Parents looking on with supportive smiles.
Save them from their own dark eyes.

Good night
Sleep well
Kids will be skeletons tucked inside bedrooms
kept shut
safe from the normal world
safe from the neighborhood.
Track Name: Silver Line the Silver Lining
Catching Clouds in nets of linen
patching up the holes
folding corners starting over with everything.
Brushed aside the barest bristles,
still feel it on my face
silver line the silver lining.

is it me?
cut to the chase
I'm floating away.

Waiting on a brighter skyline
watching from my room
the soft song of a million light bulbs humming.
Feeling these sparks pushing up
from underneath my skin
some creature coming out to the surface

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