The Projection People

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Selected by The Isthmus as the Best Madison Album of 2010

Madison Area Music Award Winner of the 2011 Electronic Album of the Year

Madison Area Music Award Winner of the 2011 Electronic Song of the Year for "Headlights"

"...as if they put the past forty years of popular rock into a blender and came out with something completely new and very, very tasty." -Rick Tvedt (Local Sounds Magazine: CD Review)

"This album is amazing..." -Kat Kosiec (Dane101.com: CD Review)

"You don't break ground in music if you're not willing to experiment. And you don't make the album of the year unless you turn your experimentation into a deeply satisfying listen. " -Rich Albertoni (Isthmus: The 10 best Madison albums of 2010)

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released June 15, 2010

Produced, engineered, & mixed by The Projection People

Drum engineering by Chris Shepard at Chicago Recording Company in Chicago, IL
Mastered by Mark Whitcomb at DNA Studios in Madison, WI
Photography by Anna Page Photography; location courtesy of the Al Ringling Theater in Baraboo, WI
Art Direction by The Projection People

Composition
All songs written by The Projection People
“Sunset” interpretation written by Victor Johnson Jr
Additional composition on “Headlights” by Joe Ramos
Additional composition on “La Familia” & “Always Connected” by Matt Schmidt & Carson Lawrence

The Projection People
Scott Cannaday: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Marc Claggett: Guitars, Samples, Sequencing
Tyler Commo: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Brad Hawes: Drums, Percussion, Samples, Sequencing
Kevin McDonnell: Bass Guitars, Percussion

Additional Musicians
Naomi Hasan: Violin on “Etienne”
Victor Johnson Jr.: Piano on “Sunset”
Joe Ramos: Vocals & Piano on “Headlights”

Special Thanks
Butt Funnel (for funding this record), Jason Sheridan, Jonathan Wheeler, Joel Shanahan, Desi Commo, Darwin Sampson,
Family, Friends, Lovers, and Listeners. Thank you very, very much for your patience, love, and support.

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A collaboration of like-minded gentlemen who have ingested each other’s combined interpretations of life and music and regurgitated them into a single projection.

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Track Name: Spacefast
This is not the way to solace
Only destruction down this path we see
Slip off the plank of honesty
Holds true
I’ll still be here waiting for you

So fall out and get lost in childish positions
Who could live like this?
Waste time our world will just race
Angst and discomfort to all those around

Silence can be bliss but never forever
Sour in the air
This place has surmounted

So crawl out of the mute bid
The eyes around cannot commit to this
They’re washed out from the drought of
A state of mind soaked in a fantasy

Silence can be bliss but never forever
Sour in the air
This place has surmounted
Judging by the fading colors

Breaking the news never came so hard but now it’s over
Would it make you slightly sad or is it still just about you?
Can you step back more than just an inch from what little is expected?
My time is over
No more waiting for you
Track Name: Buying The Sun
Bad day when no one ever listens to you
Wrote a word that never spoke a single truth
We never really do what it asked us to
Now phrases don’t belong to you

Orchestrate the lines that cross over corners
For the test that life defines
We’re buying the sun

We pay for something no one wanted to
Spoke a word that never wrote itself into
We always tried to do what it asked us to
Bad day that no one listened to you

Orchestrate the lines that cross over corners
For the test that life defines
We’re buying the sun

All we feared is now holding on to you
Only with the wages born a new
All the straightened lines are walking in circles
Track Name: La Familia
Heavy is the crown theat lies on the ground
And happiness is what it’s worth
When we work together
When we talk together
Create, words, fight

There’s a cold war in the air that’s confusing all that exist
But I’ve found comfort within these walls of which these
Echoed sounds are contained

Blue-shot are the worried eyes
Hidden back beneath these trembling hands
Our unfinished phrases
Nervous-natured cases
Create, words, fight

Help control this
Won’t do this alone

Still a cold war’s in the air and confusing all that exist
But I’ve found comfort within the walls where all the
Echoed sounds are contained
Track Name: Always Connected
Well above all the lazy heat
But my leap is too low to cross stalling youth
Come into the crutch of gaining grip
Now there is no more excuse
You'll just have to take it in
But the truth can be refused
You're always connected

(real)

Stock safety and keep the thoughts
Resting on the ground
If I start to lose then so do you
We're always connected
That's enough to motivate and
Never fall behind
Never cold, no wars
Yet maddening and desperate

(real)

Welcome to the mold of a corner page
You might stay awhile
While I fold

Always hanging listless shoe-ins
Track Name: All The Fevered Colours
She builds a spark
And piece by piece
Gaining speed through the circles makes the circuit complete
Safe to never burn yourself
Watching every move
It’s all I’m looking forward to

Acending to a steady heat
Losing patience when the minutes make a second repeat
For all the fevered colours and every bit of animal
Nothing’s quite as beautiful

You might stay this way for once

Coming around and we don’t make a sound but we all decide
You’re holding the truth and because of you we’re satisfied
Coming around and we don’t make a sound but we all decide
You’re holding the truth and because of you we’re satisfied

She builds a spark
And piece by piece
Gaining speed through the circles makes the circuit complete
Safe to never burn yourself
Watching every move
Nothing’s quite as beautiful

You might stay this way for once
But to wait…

Coming around and we don’t make a sound but we all decide
You’re holding the truth and because of you we’re satisfied
Coming around and we don’t make a sound but we all decide
You’re holding the truth and because of you we’re satisfied
Track Name: Headlights
Welcome back to living in this world again
Nice to see you running with the herd
And we’ll welcome you back with open arms
Don’t stray again

We’re ashamed of living in this world of ours
Our complaints will fall upon deaf ears
And we’ll welcome you back with open arms
Don’t stray again

Be forward, for that path ended before it begun
Be forward, for that field is dry
Be forward, for that path ended before it begun
Be forward, for that field is dry

Please abandon treasured things
To adopt what is lost to kings
Don’t respond to their repeating themes

Tied in a hundred ways and can’t keep my mind headlights on
Tied in a hundred ways and can’t keep my mind headlights on

Be forward, for that path ended before it begun
Be forward, for that field is dry
Be forward, for that path ended before it begun
Be forward, for that field is dry

In summer nights we’ll make a fire to stake the odds
It’s the rules…

(In summer nights awake while everyone is sleeping)
(Nothing ever wakes them up)
(Used to have to keep them up)
(And I’ll try harder each day coz I’m a fool)
Track Name: The Spring
With reflections on the past and
Visions of the future
I stand on the edge of something new
Will I walk forward or fall into uncertainty
Or step back into a comfortable scenario
Can I leave it all for the pursuit of happiness
Or does it lie somewhere behind me

Time wakes up these lies
Defines the lines we stand on

What about aching minds and sore hearts
This fear lacks just enough to move on
Your teething now and must proceed
This fear lacks just enough to move on

Regardless of the choices made
I will never know the options
As I lie awake at night and
Think about what could have been

Control our lives upon demand
Just hold this down
We'll all get by
Is it so easy to live without regret
Just hold this down
We'll all get by

Time wakes up these lies
Defines the lines we stand on
Track Name: Etienne
The show is done
Curtain is closed
Last seat is empty
Now alone

Take it in once more

My gleaming eyes swell to see what’s behind the light
I know all too well the intention
Glasses empty

Take it in

I always just knew this would happen
A play where no one came
I always just knew this would happen
But the stars aligned tonight
And no ones seeing it but me

This feeling has got to stay
I might focus the last resort
I always just knew this would happen
But the stars aligned tonight
No ones seeing it but me
No ones at the show
Track Name: Glass
Hard to move along everyday
Hard to move along everyday
Hard to sing along when you say
It’s fine to verse a dead melody
Fine to drink in all of your enemies
Hard to move along everyday
It’s hard to get along when you take
Advice from suits built on dead-end streets
Eyes kept dull from the road’s glare

And you’ll use this change to walk the wire
I’ll be numb as the line gets higher

Hard to move along everyday
Hard to play along when you still
Stay bound to a throne made of paper trails
Bound to speed
I’d be careful
Hard to move along everyday
Hard to move along everyday
It’s hard to be alone
Hard to be alone

Use this change to walk the wire
And I’ll be numb as the line gets higher
Use this change to walk the wire
And I’ll be numb…

Be forward, for that path ended before it begun
Before it begun
Be forward, for that path ended before it begun
Before it begun
Use this change…