Vulture Culture

by Ursa Indigo

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Vulture Culture is a concept album composed by Chloe Demos. The story follows an abstraction of surface issues and depth, love and cyclic patterns, bad intentions and dancing ravens. Enjoy, and sweet dreams.

1. Nina
2. Coyote (Builds a Wall)
3. Time- a poem by Justin Palentchar, accompanied by Jupiter
4. Making Love on Eggshells
5. The Bell Jar (a song for Sylvia Plath)
6. Dark & Quietly Intermission
Ft. Alex Letizia on percussion, Lubomir Smilenov on kaval, and Don El Arrington
on vocals, poem by Chloe Demos
7. Lone Wolf
8. The Raven
9. Simplest Love- a poem by Justin Palentchar, accompanied by Asheville, NC
10. Long Trail
11. Mirage- a poem by Justin Palentchar, accompanied by Jupiter

A HUGE THANK YOU THAT EXTENDS BEYOND SPACE AND TIME…

to Billy Siegel for his enthusiasm towards my music, for his musical talents, and for putting so much time into the album, to Zack Spader for recording the dude sessions and to the entire Spader family for providing me with the space and patience to make all this happen, to Jon Francis for motivating me to record, for always being there when I need him, and supporting me in all of my musical endeavors, to my wonderful, beautiful, unbelievable family for everything they’ve ever done and all the love and care they provide me with on a daily basis, to Alex Letizia for being my backbone, to Jen and Daimon Santa-Maria for being the two most compassionate people I’ve ever met, to Josh Mayes for being an awesome bassist and super friend, to Lubo Smilenov for driving so far to come and hangout with me to jump into musical and literal oceans, to Justin Palentchar for being a soul adventurer, to Chris Palentchar for the 21st birthday present and everyone involved therein, to Kevin Sullivan for the endless moral support, to Nick and Carmine of Savor Lounge for providing the space for me to release the album, to Ben Wilton, Christopher Freeman, John Perry, Ellen Vargo, Jim Millheiser, Cody McCorry, Tiffany Asraf, Tara Dente, Don El Arrington, to all of my wonderful friends from all the walks of my life, and all the friends I have yet to meet, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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released December 27, 2014

All lyrics, main vocals, compositions, and rhythm guitar by Chloe Demos
(Chloe Demos plays guitar and sings main vocals on all tracks except for Justin Palentchar’s poems)
All songs recorded by Collin Demos and Zack Spader at Channel Drive Studios
All songs mixed and mastered by Zack Spader at Channel Drive Studios
Nina ft. Daimon Santa-Maria on flute
Coyote (Builds a Wall) ft. Christopher Freeman on electric guitar, Jon Francis on violins, Alex Letizia on percussion, Josh Mayes on bass
Making Love on Eggshells ft. Daimon Santa-Maria on flute, Alex Letizia on percussion, Josh Mayes on bass
The Bell Jar ft. Lubomir Smilenov on gadulka
Lone Wolf ft. Alex Letizia on percussion and vocals, Josh Mayes on bass, Kevin Sullivan on trumpet, Christopher Freeman on electric guitar and also making some cool sounds with electronics, Lubomir Smilenov on gadulka
The Raven ft. Laura Corbet, Andrew Demos Jr., Collin Demos, Chris Demos, Ellen Vargo, Jen Santa-Maria, Jim Milheiser, Tara Dente, and Tiffany Asraf on background vocals, Cody McCorry on piano and musical saw, Ellen Vargo on bass clarinet, Andrew Demos Jr. on clarinet, Lubmomir Smilenov on kaval, Ben Wilton on Flamenco guitar
Long Trail ft. Andy Demos Jr. on alto saxophone

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The original songwriting/lyrics/compositions are by Chloe Sayre Demos, but the actual songs are a collaborative, beautiful brainchild of her super-talented friends and family. ... more

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Track Name: Nina
Nina never expected this
He holds a wind-resistant flame, and he stands his ground
The only tree the cat couldn't climb
and I'm losing my mind

'Cause he haunts my ears
And he haunts my melodies
like the ghost of a fly
buzzing canopies around my head

I wish he'd drop
The motions of it
All this fooling around

'Cause now he's telling lies
And he follows me
With the spirit of a dog
Barking up the wrong tree

And now I cannot get down
I cannot get down
'Cause he tosses me around
Recklessly
I never hit the ground

Nina, help me out here
I have a soul with intentions quite like your own
I never meant to fly
So high

And now I cannot get down
No, I cannot get down
'Cause he tosses me around
Recklessly
I never hit the ground
Track Name: Coyote (Builds a Wall)
How many dawns before you write words for me?
Fool me into sleepless nights, prayin' that you'll be alright
Because
If there is no coyote here, you'll make sure there's no one anywhere

An endless sky of solitude
A picture book, a time
No one hear will cry for me, but my heart is calling out for comfort
Because
No one knows like I do
He builds a wall of heavy stone, no windows
And no one loves like you do
At all

All I wanted was to wait
Patiently outside your gate
Until you heard me callin'

In the scheme of things we dance and dodge the hunters
In my ocean eyes we walk as distant lovers
We live in a world of pretty light trying to find our way through hazy eyes

All I wanted was to wait
Patiently outside your gate
Until you heard me callin'

If there's no coyote here
You'll make sure there's no one anywhere
If there' s no coyote here
You'll make sure there's nothing anywhere
Track Name: Making Love on Eggshells
Why did you leave your bones scattered?
White chalk on my floor
When I awoke in the hazy mourning doves
laughing at my stumbling
I tore them from my windowsill
I buried the evidence in feathers
I locked the door
To stalk alone
Through the memories
I was searching sticky membranes for shy muses flaring sparks of inspiration

Maybe forgiveness
Maybe love
Maybe it was nothing at all

And oh, how sweet the air in reminiscence tastes of morning dew
A mourning dove falls in love with winter's animosity

Why did you leave your bones scattered?
Why did you leave your bones?
Why did you leave your bones scattered?
Why did you leave your bones?
Track Name: The Bell Jar (a song for Sylvia Plath)
Quickly, come to the door
We must whisper
These birds have ears as big as their wings
And they talk and twitter
They chitter and chatter all day

Swiftly, look over there
Their nests are composed out of bones from the skeletons in their closets
And they build their homes from their dreams that have rotted

I don't supposed they'll understand
What it means to be a daffodil
What it's like to bloom in the snow
Fragile, bare-breasted, and alone

Quickly, hand me the keys
Just leave me be
The teeter-totter of the fence I've built myself to live on never tilts the same way twice

Hush now, I don't need your advice
The bell jar rings, and wraps me in strings of caddisfly silk

I don't suppose they'll understand
What it means to be a daffodil
With the courage to bloom in the snow
Fragile, bare-breasted, and alone
Track Name: Lone Wolf
Paranoid and twisted
Confused and mislead
Oh, the poor child with the golden hair and sapphire eyes

Born with a vengeance
Through such resistance
I have laid by his side
The scars still burn like fire

Born with the nightingale
Hangin' off it's tale
Always on the edge
That man's gonna push me over

Preaching damnation
Cursing all of creation
Oh, the poor child with the bleeding heart and fiery mind

He says
I know that you fear me
So, it would not be fair of me
To let you in

He walks with the lone wolf
Stalking slowly through my wood
Howlin' at the moon

He says
I know that you love me
So, stop thinkin' of me like I'm some high and mighty thing

I know that you love me
I know that you fear me
And I know that you want me

So, let me in
Track Name: The Raven
You wade the same as yesterday
The raven hasn't gone away
It's perched atop your windowsill
Shaking off it's dusty wings
Crawling into your head

The memory floats around the room
A little hesitantly towards the door
The melody moves on it's own and you cannot keep it quiet

If you settle the piano keys
Who will sing the room to sleep?

You shot the beast a steady glare
Ignoring her majestic heir
Though she was dancing with the willow trees, tauntingly
Singin',

If you settle the piano keys
Who will sing the room to sleep?

Unaware the moon decides to shine
The hourglass might steal the time
The raven calls in haunting rhymes
"Nevermore, nevermore, nevermore..."

If you settle the piano keys,
Who will sing the room to sleep
When the day is done?
Track Name: Long Trail
Can you hear the gypsy's music entrancing in your sleep
To steal your heart away, and all your dearest friends with it
Did you dream of mountain tops so high there was no word below you
No hustling, bustling busy bees

Oh, it does rain when it should shine
Do you run out of time when you need it most?

I once had a lover, she was a blossoming rose
I once was a poet, painting lines with rhymes and prose
I once was a dreamer, but everything withers when it grows

Oh, it does rain when it should shine
Do you run straight out of time when you need it most?

Don't we all,
Don't we always
Wither when we grow