Billboard Sun [EP]

by Brighton MA

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released January 19, 2012

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Brighton MA Chicago, Illinois

Brighton MA is a product of a wide range of modern music. Their sound is lyrically driven with no small debt to indie, folk, noise pop, and the classics. There sound is urgent, filled with layered intricate guitars, a rattling heaviness and driving simplicity.

Based in Chicago the band is named for the Boston neighborhood where singer Matt Kerstein was born.
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Track Name: Slow Fade
Lyrics by Matt Kerstein

"Come on and wake me from this cathedral quiet / Taken in by the Billboard Sun / What is this modern faith I can't seem to shake? / I'm just counting on you for comfort"

O, and I've grown so tired of saying "Maybe tomorrow." / We figured out we gotta run / Thought the problem was we would explode / Turns out it's just the fear of the slow fade

Hey hey hey, I know if hurts, but that's how you learn / C'mon it's so easy / Just gotta stick to your guns, son / Whatever makes the blood run

So please come back to me / All the things I forgot how to be / The ancient language we forgot how to read / I need to know what's in it for me

Took too long coming up the track / Lifestyle too hard to maintain / It all just moved right on past / We were too hard-headed to outlast / You know we always just gave it right back

I need just need a little more time before we crash into tomorrow / Give me bows for my arrows"
Track Name: New Underground
Lyrics by Matt Kerstein

"You were keeping careful notes for me / I found them buried oh so deep / You're gonna show me what we once were / And maybe what I'm supposed to be

The building's been bombed out / It's the only thing that could save us from our history / Come on and act out your vision for me / Things you want only me to see

Joined the resistance, went into hiding / You once withstood the crystal night / The uprising was put down / You can never quite kill off the underground

Singing: Hey, hey / Just ain't no other way out / Gonna have to fight it out now.
Track Name: Comfy (needs must)
Lyrics by Matt Kerstein

You escape into your romantic past / But all your heros have lost at last / Back before you were hit there right between the eyes / With all the knowledge, death, and destruction

Til you were held up by that crazy mind of yours / And another adventure to even all scores / And your so many people trying so hard / To be just one good person

It will take years to sort through your fears / Surface sincere / Try and think clear / It's when you've lied There in your drunken chill / You've come so near / Tell it to me softly / Tell it to me slow / How romantic it is / You'll never know / Hysterics rise / A way to calm / You open your eyes / You just move on

Are you comfortable in those shoes? / Are you sure you stand to lose / Thought you knew all you wanted to / Are you comfortable in those clothes / With all those holes / You'll never know
Track Name: V-Day
Lyrics by Matt Kerstein

"You asked me to fix it / You were hurting so bad / I said all I can do / Is try to make you laugh

You and I know that it's better than crying / Let's absolve ourselves of this madness / Put your lips up to mine

You left yourself out there / So exposed / Somehow you decided I was the one you'd let in

We got nothing but the promise that one day it'll end / You know that I know we should just remain children / And hold out as long as we can

Some things they just change you / You never fully come back / Let's absolve ourselves of this madness / Put your lips up to mine / We got nothing but the promise that one day it'll end / You know that I know we should just remain children / And hold out as long as we can"
Track Name: Sweet Delusions
Lyrics by Matt Kerstein

"Set up for failure / Please forgive me / On behalf of all the wannabees / We've tried but couldn't reach / Cried so deep inside / Ran our of ways to die / And be reborn / Into stranger and stranger times / For fear of getting lost / Once and for all / In these sweet delusions / I could never live without you / I know everything about you / Couldn't get on any other way

Moving on with the Warm Ones / Fighting the hangers-on"
Track Name: Fare Thee Well
Lyrics by Matt Kerstein

We were once happy, just you and me / Before it got so hard to believe / And everything lasted for eternity / We always found new ways to just be

A new way forward was all we'd ever need / But our needs became greater / They overtook me

So fare thee well to the old guard / It didn't have to be so hard / The things we say to each other / Oh, what did it mean / You dumb it down for the silver / Dumb it down for the ease / You dumb it down so it won't be so hard / To take what you can from defeat