Send Out The Creatures

by The Quelle Source

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The Quelle Source
Dan Comly: Hammond B3, keyboards, piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Kevin Comly: bass
Mark Rybaltowski: drums, percussion
Kevin Ryan: lead and rhythm guitars, vocals
Dan Wisniewski: lead and rhythm guitars, vocals

Special thanks to Chris Wafer and Brendan Lafferty for laying the foundation for many of the bass and drum tracks, respectively, for this record during their time with the band.

All songs written by Dan Wisniewski except "You're Just A Tenant", written by Karrin Randle and Dan Wisniewski, and "Middle Name" and "Rainbow Grout", written by Kevin Ryan. All songs arranged by The Quelle Source.

Recorded at Milkboy The Studio in Philadelphia, PA, by Cody Cichowski and Wayne Hsu from December 2012 to June 2013. Mixed and mastered by Wayne Hsu. Artwork by Samskrits (samskrits.com).

Thanks to our family, friends and fans over the years for their continued support. It's been an honor and a privilege.

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released July 30, 2013

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Track Name: I'm Just A Toothbrush
I’m just a toothbrush
A bent back machete
Until fire consumes
everything that I touch
I’ll just disappear into the trees

I can’t promote the quiet,
zippered and shoeless in soot
There are pins in my knees
when I kneel, and my feet
are quietly burning me

The last of the calls to you
The end of the work for me

And when I hung up,
she asked, “Who was that?”
“That was just someone who I used to know”
Track Name: You're Just A Tenant
You say you’re the architect of this high-rise
The conductor of beams and ceilings

But I’ve seen your apartment, tuneless in the basement

And you’re just a tenant, and
you’re just a tenant, and
you’re just a tenant

So you’ve stacked to the moon your feelings
then you’re out in the yard hand-holding

But these paper-thin walls are much worse than you think, cousin

You’re just a tenant, and
you’re just a tenant, and
you’re just a tenant
You’re just a tenant, and
you’re just a tenant, and
you’re just a tenant
Track Name: Hot Metal Coverage
Did I make a mistake?
The record now is spinning in the most peculiar fashion
as the offers come to a close
and I bid a fond goodbye to everyone

It’s awful cozy way up here
(though I crave that look)
but your Hot Metal Coverage
is tight

Raving mad and extreme
Checked into the sun, a shadowed ghost of what’s supposed to be
just so perfect and right
So I curse my eyes and store the sad idea

It’s awful cozy way up here
(though I crave that look)
but your Hot Metal Coverage
is tight

Paint the walls white
No names
’Cause I was low
on decorations fit for creeping around
Highlight your science trips
the real ones and the fake
And author a monument guide
and file it underneath
Track Name: Middle Name
So should I fall, head first and all?
Well, who are you to refuse?
Let’s drink a toast. Liked you the most
And there are lives we could save
but I bet none of them will know your middle name

So we'll concede -- not make believe --
that there are plenty other ones who'd do the same
Is this our fate? You took the bait
And there’s the line that’s pulling you away
and I don't wanna hear your name ever again
and I don't ever wanna hear that name again
Track Name: How The Future Works
Holidays in bed sheets
You and me entertain thoughts on how the future works
and how to turn each other on

And though green hearts bloom in the winter,
something is stirring
Can I re-pave the streets I’ve built
and fold our love into itself?

‘Cause you can’t be responsible for my mistakes
and I take pride in what you’ve earned
And I’m in the way

So you’ll never catch me up in outer space
I’m just floating away, merchandise in hand
And so long to all those days
I’m moving up but not moving out

So I’ll drown in lists and blank pages
clutching my heart
What a strange mistake to make to get your
head caught in that particular way

But now there’s blood in the water
stemmed from the sleep that just grew
I shook awake
I shook awake
I shook awake

‘Cause you can’t be responsible for my mistakes
and I take pride in what you’ve earned
And I’m in the way

So you’ll never catch me up in outer space
I’m just floating away, merchandise in hand
And so long to all those days
I’m moving up but not moving out

So you’ll never catch me
I’m just floating away
And so long to all those days
I’m moving up but not moving out
Track Name: Phantom Members
I salute The Phantom Members
and the waterfalls they’ve left in their wake
But the growing number
is getting hard
to take

You’re all that I see
and that’s not the best thing
for me

So I’m taking off my glasses and
writing down the names of the afflicted
But the constant bombardment
is just too damn much to keep up with

So I’m joining the ranks
and seeing it all
in degrading glory

‘Cause this is what happens
when you see what you’re not supposed to see
And this is what happens
when you see what you’re not supposed to see
Track Name: The Flu
I was 17 years old when The Flu came
I was damn near perfect and dull with no one left to blame
You were the quiet one -- the only one -- not crying into her beer
and I thought, “How nice -- one more beautiful thing to fear”

Pull the shades down when you go so I can’t see that look on your face
’cause I’m forgetting your name...I’m forgetting your ghost and your presence
Now you’ve given me something to feel, but I swear I’ve been shot in the head
And I’ll lie down in the street and try to forget what you said:

“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is”
“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is”
“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is”
“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is”
“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is” (I was 17 years old when The Flu came)
“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is” (I was 17 years old when The Flu came)
“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is” (I was alone)
“It’s never who you think … it’s never who you think it is” (I was alone)
Track Name: Creatures
Send out the creatures who lie in your bed
contemplating ruin and hopelessly defying me
You’re the only one who’s never coming home
Crouched upon a pedestal, defiant and alone

Ba da dum
Ba da dum da dum
Ba da dum
Ba da dum da dum
Track Name: Satellite Rapiers
I alone
bring forth the weight of the stone
A cosmic split

Put your head somewhere else
Put your head somewhere else
Put your head somewhere else

I wait for the boredom though I can’t afford it
I walk ’round in circles and come home frustrated
My arguments weak and it’s buried in substance
Abuse at the hands of The Firefight Crew
But the quickly eroding soapbox collapses
The Satellite Rapiers are flown at full mast
The Mechanic he stands, gasoline on his hands saying,
“I can’t rev up what’s already been worn down.”
A tattooed dream of a forgotten ghost
And it sits on my brain on its own private stoop and
One day I’ll believe everything that I say but
I’m holding my breath and I’m counting the days to put

My head somewhere else
Another private hell
For now it’s what I know
So baby I’m coming home
Track Name: Mr. Car Crash
Mr. Car Crash, he’s here to stay
Brought his yellow amplifier and stand
Setting off balloons in the park
Trying to remove himself from your

heart
heart
heart
Track Name: Crisp Waiter
Well, you think you’re crisp
I think you’re shit
Just a tiny smear of spit
inside a mouth so full of it
I don’t care
I don’t

You’re selling yourself
and your ideas
Praying no one sees what
your quick capture reeks of
I don’t care
I don’t

You never even knew
You never even knew
You never even knew
You never even knew

You’re telling yourself
no one will know
But how much longer can
this bullshit go on for?
I don’t care
I don’t

You never even knew
You never even knew
You never even knew
You never even knew

When I used to drink too much
I’d have this silly dream where I would be
spiraling down and down and down and down into this
warehouse full of so much garbage and trash
but it was the most wonderful garbage and trash that you could ever think of
But now when I dream
I don’t ever think of that shit anymore
And that makes me sad
Why does that make me so sad?

Persecute me in a foreign land
Please forgive if I never had a plan
Now I’m an agent in a foreign war
And that’s exactly where I was before

You never even knew
You never even knew
You never even knew
You never even knew

Persecute me in a foreign land
Please forgive if I never had a plan
Now I’m an agent in a foreign war
And that’s exactly where I was before
Track Name: Rainbow Grout
From two-and-a-half years of radio silence
to then out of nowhere go sound sudden sirens
as all of my ashes and all of my demons arise

They slink from the shadows other places well hidden
a photo of the two of us, a letter handwritten
by somebody different, who seems to have up and died

But I won't tear the pieces and pictures of it out of my head
And I'll rip through my memories try and find a heart that bled
every drop and every possible beat ’fore the white flag and the swift retreat
I just can't tear the pieces and pictures of it out of my head

So take all your enemies and storm the Aleutians
And I won't be anything but another contusion
on a heart as empty that you could just see it fry

Trap all the members and burn down the parish
just purge me of anything that makes you embarrassed
and don't you act happy till I have up and died

And I won't tear the pieces and pictures of you out of my head
and I'll rip through my memories try and find a heart that bled
every drop and every possible beat, ’fore the white flag and the swift
I just won’t tear the pieces and pictures of you out of my head...
Track Name: I Thought I Saw A Bit Of A White Flag
The cracks were plastered over and we started all again
and the ringing in my ears, oh we made sure that it was dead
But now there’s been a noise and emptiness and furrowed brows
and who’s to save you from me now?

And when I put my arms around you like you’re the pillar in my wall
You would then go talk to him but now him, oh, he is gone
And the others at a distance, they care for you somehow
but still who’s left to save you from me now?

Because all our friends are gone
and I’ve kicked my crutches off
And I’m warming to the idea
that only irrational fears
are what are keeping us apart

Oh, I took you in my mind last night and it just made me sad
to see you sink into the bed sheets clinging lonely with your hands
And you weren’t smiling and we weren’t happy and there was a quiet in the house
but still I can save you from you now

But I get the feeling I am only the power line beneath the leaves
the one tiny surrogate and the apartment subletee
And you’ve been perched up on high subtlely for years now
Come on, come down and be safe now

Because all our friends are gone
and you’re sleeping all alone
And you’d be happy for a time
between his legs instead of mine
but could that possibly ever be your home?

But now we know how much you love him and how I can only make you sad
and how we’ve been singing the same songs just to different people in our heads
But we can’t shake ourselves from each other and I do care where you lay
You think it wrong but there’s somewhere you can stay

’Cause if you’re open to the idea
of displacing all your fears
We could save each other from ourselves somehow
I feel we would be happy now
Track Name: I Can't (Yet)
And I can’t, yet
settle down yet
’cause I’m still breathing

And I won’t get
what I want, yet
until I leave it

That’s the one thing keeping me down
And that’s the one thing keeping me down

Another stroke and
I’m a wreck and
I don’t believe it

Better men can
break away, so
where’s that leave me?

That’s the one thing keeping me down
That’s the one thing keeping me down
That’s the one thing keeping me down
That’s the one thing keeping me down