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Leather Motel

by Neon Fauna

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    The 2nd full length Neon Fauna album on Compact Disc.

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    Review from The Valley Advocate: valleyadvocate.com/2022/08/26/behind-the-music/

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1.
Flying debris I can’t dodge and weave Put to sleep Woke to a sound Now I rise Before it beeps This puppy looks sick to me It’s just another dog with ticks and fleas Big hair likes to be teased Big wigs scalp their enemies Pinned butterfly No chain reaction Zero Serum Zero Serum Pinned butterfly No chain reaction Shade people gonna head for the trees Sun people gonna bake on the beach Every since then he’s been so hard to read She’s been so hard to reach Pinned butterfly No chain reaction Common tigers Pollinators (glued) Common tigers Wanderers (unglued) Common tigers Frequent fliers Little wing such a pretty thing Fluttering Rings ripple in a reservoir Film noir Paper dolls glossy like a centerfold Slicing sticky fingers on the staples Here we go Pinned butterfly No chain reaction Zero Serum Zero Serum Pinned butterfly No chain reaction Common tigers Pollinators (glued) Common tigers Wanderers (unglued) Common tigers Frequent fliers Spend spend Tree fort built Watch dogs to defend Bon voyage waving Sextant In hand Rabbit ears fuzzy Now who’s in command? Stomach feels woozy No love to send I’m just a tremor with an epicenter head I’m just a vessel for thorns to stay wet It’s got eyes in every storm Elephants in every room It tells lies with every word Can’t fly without the swarm Swarm
2.
Drop a knife in the sink you own it Living life on the brink prime time Throw this city a brick I wanna Watch it circle the drain More addicted to it Now you’re sick of the taste Run with the cream of the swamp You’ll need a mop it’s gonna shake up the race Double-dealing Thin skin of a nectarine It’s a bottomless pit Yea it’s more of the same Spilling backwards Highly reactive Blood on your face So scrub up Between the bubbles and grease The point of the blade The psycho-beast is tame I’ll let you yank the chain It’s wrapped around my trigger finger Two tales to fan the flames And set the world on fire It’s a porno film Bad medicine Bang the channel clear Watch the ugly future blow away Just when you thought you found your unicorn Just when Just when you crawled out of your uniform The knife is sinking You’re drinking the swill you report Twist on the wrench in the works Tracking new mud over rugs that Cover up decades of dirt Cleaning’s a difficult chore Punch clock m- melting No wolf trying to blow down my door Liars will hang by their words Can’t stop record Time will decipher the code Pity the weakling Can’t stop the bleeding In the chemical spill Something sprung to life Beyond the pale Now the clouds are forming
3.
Goth Moth 04:35
Cut every angle Fit myself with chains Can’t hold a candle I go down in flames I still chase light beams Even though I’m weak Fragile dusty wings Caught up in the breeze Blend into the dark Echo the tunnel Melt into the wax I think I’ve lost my bearings Which way did he go? Fear I’ve turned into my home Bark in the night alone No limb is warm enough to hold me when it’s cold Cut every angle Fit myself with chains Can’t hold a candle I go down in flames I still chase light beams Even though I’m weak Fragile dusty wings Caught up in the breeze Fear I’m tearing though the folds Lost on familiar roads No path is clear enough to see me through this fog No flight plan No way to tell which ways up And which ways down Just a stones throw Skip across the surface Swiftly sink into the darkness as we go Light my new obsession Flight in one direction Blind new navigation I rely on your light Light my new obsession Flight in one direction Blind new navigation I rely on your light
4.
No escape from fire No fire escape for liars There’s more than one way To hit the pavement I’ll turn inside-out I’ll bend backwards now To insert my foot In my mouth This heavy conversation’s headed south My only mission is to shoot you down Sell you the gun New skin and mount Good Here’s what you wanted Cuffed to a hothead Now you’ve exhausted Every last option Why don’t you drop dead? Drop dead That’s when the milk went sour That’s when the grid lost power Dour Some like it hot No cold shower Face-down in the fruit rot Like happy hour I like the looks of it Dump city It’s kind of pretty My dog took a shine to it Now he won’t sit I think there’s a trick to it Try shaking some change at it Spray it and smack it Right on the nose with the Sunday gazette This kind of host Doesn’t harbor regret Parasites know He’s a son of a bitch Spiked collar kissed By the seven year itch Out by the highway Digging a ditch Checking off names from his Enemies list Here’s what you wanted Cuffed to a hothead Now you’ve exhausted Every last option Why don’t you drop dead? Drop dead
5.
Prison Wave 05:36
Spitting venom in a cage Target clean beyond my range Camper caught in a wildfire Duck in the crossfire Foam on the reins Gallop to waste Sweeten to taste Proof I killed Shot at random Footage of the act Reels a permanent phantom Lost like a laugh in a mansion Hollow and handsome Now I’m on the rope the pit boss Yea Climbing up the rope with the pit boss Now I’m on the ropes with the big boss Scratch all the furniture Everything’s getting pushed around Living in a cage Broke neck from sleeping with my sidearm No light on Too down in a ditch to reach the switch Square talking circles try to shape me Regurgitate things I’m allergic to something in this dish Yea You’re always deserting Don’t ball and chain me Kiss it goodbye with a wish I fell asleep with an injury I fell asleep with an injury Yea me I fell asleep with an injury We’ll see I fell asleep with an injury Every time you say goodbye It’s a prison wave Some sick vision I fell asleep with an injury I fell asleep with an injury Yea me I fell asleep with an injury We’ll see I fell asleep with an injury Every time you say goodbye It’s a prison wave You’ll ring out fresh and clean Vacuum sealed Mannequin feel So unreal Vacuum sealed Mannequin feel Pretty unreal I fell asleep with an injury Climbing the rope with the pit boss Yea It’s all coming back to me
6.
No treasure trove at the end of this monochrome horseshoe losing it’s luck upside-down Driving us to back the mud Like a mushroom cloud Always raining Never waning Too much Too soon It warped our minds It birthed a child and watched it die It met it’s match and burned alive They say it’s never too late to learn to roll over They say it’s never too late to learn to roll over Yea give me the zero I know the answers Guess I’m just a drippy rainbow With too many heroes Yea you made it metal Now bow your master And every new pulse that it takes is manmade disaster They say it’s never too late to learn to roll over They say it’s never too late to learn to roll over Yea give me the zero I know the answers Guess I’m just a drippy rainbow With too many heroes Yea you made it metal Now bow your master And every new pulse that it takes is manmade disaster Gimme the zero
7.
Pigeon Kill 02:34
None of these feelings have changed My still life welcomes decay Flies hover over piles of human waste Like me I’m just a rat with wings I’m just a dog with two chains Pulling opposite ways I think I need a drink Now I live life on a loop (Permanent) Permanent hair in my soup So hungry So angry I won’t come to Give me the gun and the courage to shoot I can live life on the roof Targeting something Now go to sleep Everything’s out of reach It’s all fantasy built to be obsolete Garbage rolled out on the street Heaped King of the hill for the sheep Swallow the pill and the dream Follow the flock to the cemetery Yeah, you chew the leash For nothing but the taste Bail on every chase Nothing changes I won’t come to Give me the gun and the courage to shoot I can live life on the move Bargaining Can’t catch my breath Ripped from her lips Left on a ledge like a clipped cigarette I failed the test with no way to correct I can’t accept I’m a slave like the rest Over the edge I’ve seen the grid It’s bury your head in the sand til you’re dead And try not to wince When you feel the pinch Cuz some skin is too thin to shed Caught in rain? Wash it away Inside the filthy graffiti remains Round and round we go If it stops, spin it some more You want to claim your reward? Allow me to show you the door
8.
Candy Shell 04:51
Kid cruel Long in the tooth Imperfect pets refuse their food Hold true Blood is the bruise So stay hungry Or choose the noose You don’t see What that meant to me Nothing luxury Love is all you need buy it if you see it cheap Riot if you feel the heat Never admit defeat Don’t sleep The enemy’s at the gate Melt in my candy shell Phone call to make Hair trigger with no pill Cake In the rain You don’t see me shaking naked at your door Head unscrewing chewing splintered rusted Watch it warp You don’t see What that meant to me Nothing luxury Love is all you need buy it if you see it cheap Riot if you feel the heat Never admit defeat Don’t sleep The enemy’s at the gate No fair I didn’t pick the pit chosen Swallowed alive Over the line Stuck in a fleeting moment I know nothing Stiff and equipped Pleasure addict Drowned in a pool of sick Throw me a line Drag you along I’m ready to burn Heat Won’t trim my tree The world outside of me Who’s going on a limb with me? Who’s falling down with me?
9.
Your face now Truly entertaining Suffocate Nobody knows her smoky breath from my taste Lie Maybe it won’t rain today Why? No one tried to save me Full view of the real thing This trip to death is never ending I’m starting to mold You kill me I know everything you do We’ll see Who’s standing On solid proof Trashed She said I’m not dressed I’m not watching this I’ve got a cookbook of matches Let’s burn the mattress Why? No one tried to save me Full view of the real thing This trip to death is never ending I’m starting to mold Don’t try Don’t try to save me Full view of the real thing This trip to death is never ending I’m starting to mold Too far out of reach Inhuman No ring Just a promise to keep Pouring bleach on the reef No off switch once the threshold’s breached Pouring bleach on the reef You take the ultimatum I’ll take our love
10.
Deep freeze Deep deep down So low no light hits me Feed me to the street sound Distant, cold and empty Leather heat’s a pull chain Desperate filthy Smoke stained upholstery Damp and willing Showing telling Showing telling Showing telling Showing telling Telling Telling Telling Hammer split the coffin I’ll form a ring Painting wavy lines against the hombre Any lunatic with half a brain Empty magazine, print the story No power tripping Living leather motel No parlor tricks Real chains and whips And never ending fresh Hell Hang me, bury me upside down Birds and stars adorn my crown Under the surf and clicking No gold in the dirt I’m sifting Strip me naked inside out I scream headache, let me melt Living never seen it coming Quick snap the boomerang It’s a deadly weapon And a child’s plaything No power tripping when the real thing forms Ride out the boomerang Toys discovering all their plastic parts One channel TV No one knows it You’re receiving Something different Something fuzzy always there Perched atop a wave of fear fixed but not repaired Forever broken Lonely me Losing sleep Locked inside a dream Never wake me Long teeth Short reach Flames have licked your feet Now you’re burning Yea Now you’re learning Losing‘s winning Leather’s hot or cold no in-between Scales that shift Violently Vacant rooms won’t turn their keys for free Someone pays No one sleeps Leather’s hot or cold no in-between Scales that shift Violently Vacant rooms won’t turn their keys for free Someone pays No one sleeps

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About Leather Motel:

The band wrote nearly all of the album prior to March 2020. With the pandemic’s arrival, and subsequent lockdown, they scrapped their original plans to begin studio recordings in April 2020.

The group began experimenting with an at-home recording process in mid 2020, sharing track files back and forth. After a couple of initial mixes by drummer Dave Mikuta, the decision was made to commit to making a full length album all on their own.

So they did.

Leather Motel drives with a primitive feel due, in part, to the individual, and somewhat unorthodox way the music was recorded. The songs incorporate more individual tracks than any other Neon Fauna release to date, creating layers of texture the band hadn’t employed previously. The recording process served as “bridge” in uncertain times.

To the band, the music of the Leather Motel lives as a testament to art and it’s healing power, even in the darkest times.

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released August 26, 2022

All music written by Neon Fauna.

Self recorded by band members in isolation, Summer '20 - Winter '21.

Mixed by Dave Mikuta
Mastered by Nick Zampiello

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