Give & Take

by Late Night Condition

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Late Night Condition's smart, punk-derived pop is potent in its simplicity, glimmering steadily beneath Give & Take's theme of emotional adversity and hardship. Overflowing with catchy modern rock guitar riffs, pounding beats and expressive vocals that combust these radio-friendly cluster bombs with their emotional urgency, it's almost as if LNC has set out to help their listeners find comfort in the darkness. It's this exquisite balance of complacency and misery that you can't help but get caught up in...even when it's delivered all the way from Buenos Aires. With lyrical references to fantasies, nightmares, dreams, restlessness and even painkillers, this album comfortingly chronicles many of the "late night conditions" shared by us all. "We've all been in love, had our hearts broken, lost a good friend, knew betrayal, defeat, anxiety. We've all had something that made us happy or sad. I just describe how I feel and how I think most people feel when they are going through those emotions. Music itself also inspires us to make music. It's endless and it never hurts...or maybe it does hurt. But when it's done right, it hurts soooo good" says vocalist Alejandro De Gennaro. Give & Take is polished, smooth and solid...the kind of debut every band tries for, but few actually deliver. (DER-484)

"This is a beautifully produced debut album from the Argentinean four piece. Freshly under the wing of the highly selective Deep Elm Records, they give us a delightfully polished offering. A masterfully structured album, Give and Take is packed with life and vibrant energy. The sound is streaked with sunshine, although the lyrics are bitter and emotionally packed and the vocals swim yearningly throughout. It is definitely from the heart, which is a rarity in this cynical, grey, concrete world. Deviations in key and tempo add texture and slash us way from the monotony of the comfort zone. The guitar sound is rich and driven, often melodious and bright and lifts the melancholic grit of the vocals fluidly. Alejandro De Gennaro's accent is palpable, especially during the first couple of songs but this adds interest and is completely endearing. The lyrics are accessibly simple allowing De Gennaro to effortlessly hang his vocals across them. Singing of nightmares, love, hatred, anxiety, betrayal, defeat, painkillers and lost friendships the words take us to places where the feeling is familiar and cranks open our souls with his searching honesty. Give and Take is brimming with anthemic choruses and although it is wracked with heartbreak, it is an incredibly uplifting album. The deliciously slick production and the full rich sound celarly depict the vigilantly crafted journey that the album takes you on and the evident soul that laces De Gennaro's tortured, yet versatile vocals all makes Give And Take an album worth discovering. Particular highlights for me are 'Nightmares' nestled in the very middle of the LP. It swings perfectly between laboured restraint and glorious balls-out crescendos. The bass can't be contained and gleefully bubbles up to the surface. I also love the rawness of 'Everything for a Kiss' with its ethereal glaze, and how the album suddenly shudders into the epic sweeping choruses of 'Painkiller' with it's almost typical rock verses splintered by discordant juddering guitars, which later becoming spasmodic. The honesty of this album makes it impossible not to fall for. The themes, the sounds, the style is all comfortingly familiar, and I believe they have the passion and the talent to be quite exceptional and unique. I have a feeling that their best is yet to come." - Alt Sounds

"I'm not sure how Late Night Condition has remained under the radar, cause their mix of alternative, grunge, punk and modern rock pretty much parallels anything in those genres that has been co-opted by the mainstream in the past two decades. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, 'Give & Take' - the bands debut LP - undoubtedly will garner Late Night Condition new fan worldwide thanks to their alliance with Deep Elm Records who are also reissuing their oroginal four song EP tiltled "Midnight Confessions.' A very polished effort, 'Give & Take' is full of endless modern rock guitar riffs, silky smooth vocals and meticulously detailed punk inspired pop songs about defeat, anxiety, betrayal and losing good friends. Gritty enough for the world of fiercely independent rock but also radio friendly enough to appeal to anyone with a penchant for anything related to rocknroll, Late Night Condition could easily be the next big thing. As a reference point, think Alkaline Trio if they lived in Seattle in the early 90's and recorded on Sub Pop. For fans of: Anberlin, Brand New, Copeland." - go211

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released November 18, 2009

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Track Name: Saviour
Drive it faster. speed up the pace. now i discover why you. said those words in my ear. you're always down. you count the days. light up you'll miss your chance to shine. this is a warning. a warning sign. in this new home. you'll try to be. the saviour of our memories. away from harm we'll always be. you'll come and set us free. Something's missing. a part of me. It's hard to listen but i'll try. to focus on this. depressurize and stop to think. light up you'll miss your chance to shine. this night you'll get to see our decline. we'll give in to what you know. all you know. in this new home. you'll try to be. the saviour of our memories. away from harm we'll always be. you'll come and set us free
Track Name: Blind
An hour long. An hour trying. An hour wasted of my time. You're paying so wipe off your smile. I only wish to walk away. I was far too blind. blind to see you took the life out of me. Your apologies make me sick. You should get out of my face. And after all we are really dying. An hour wasted of my time. we'll watch it burn down to the ashes. I only want to say goodbye. I was far too blind. blind to see you took the life out of me. Your apologies make me sick. You should get out of my face
Track Name: Selfish Dream
Went to bed now that you know what happened. listed a couple of things that crossed your mind. before you went to sleep the sentence. Understand that as the dry white disappears. shadows cover this. Please turn that black and selfish dream. into ashes. As i stood before you in my silent shape. i lost control. but then i could regain please try to keep. a cleared head. Understand that as the dry white disappears. shadows cover this. Please turn that black and selfish dream. into ashes
Track Name: Spinning
At the times when I felt so alone. to the rescue girl you came along. lovely poetry in a mail she wrote. you complete me girl you make me whole. Spinning in circles got me running around. Miss you but will you come to my side. We would grow old in a house by a lake. Wonderful fantasies but fantasies still. You're a victory not a losing strike. Under my sleeve i've got the winning hand. Is this all i get just a distant dream. Not a heartfelt true reality. Spinning in circles got me running around. Miss you but will you come to my side. We would grow old in a house by a lake. Wonderful fantasies but fantasies still. This is my final chance i'm staying here i think i won't. Go all the way but i will miss you dear i tell you so
Track Name: Morning Dose
Dont ever say i forget. write it down you know. Three hours could have gone by. Our eyes were kinda lost. This time this time. It's time it's time. To go down so take the longest road back home. The sun is on the rise. but the night is still with us. We are feeling so much younger. when no one is around. This time this time. It's time it's time. To go down so take the longest road back home. A morning dose will come and take us. to a place unknown let's call this break through. Come, stay forever. let's dance our night away. Dont ever say i forget. write it down you know. Three hours could have gone by. Our eyes were kinda lost. This time this time. It's time it's time. To go down so take the longest road back home. A morning dose will come and take us. to a place unknown let's call this break through. Come, stay forever. let's dance our night away. A morning dose will come and take us
Track Name: Nightmares
I'm keeping it contained. Here inside for my heart and brain. Feel this compressed under my skin. Is there a cure can I resist. It's getting cold in here. I think I will give in to fear. Tell me who can survive like this. Is there a cure could you resist. Tell me. Seems so sweet it sounds divine. If only I could live without these nightmares. Touch it briefly just a sigh. All i see are closing walls around me. I'm keeping it contained. Here inside for my heart and brain. Feel this compressed under my skin. Is there a cure can I resist. Seems so sweet it sounds divine. If only I could live without these nightmares. Touch it briefly just a sigh. All i see are closing walls around me
Track Name: Roll Over
Roll over to the side. Now i'm not so comfortable. And you came walking. Stepping into my miseries. If I could open your eyes. You d see that there's no hope. left to find in my heart. New addiction taking me. Into the borders of sanity. I'm always losing it. Cant take much longer no. If I could open your eyes. You d see that there's no hope. left to find in my heart. You took the best of. can't you see it's true. You're acting like a fool. and i'm trying hard to prove. i dont feel tenderness. when you are around i cant. Because something is wrong It's how the story goes. So kiss me one last time and say goodbye
Track Name: Everything For A Kiss
Right before you left I sensed. there was something wrong with this. Now It's not so pure I know. You've lost your faith in me. Can you take a photograph. There's nothing left to show. And maybe you should know that. I would have killed for you ten times. everything for a kiss. Loving shouldn't be this hard. It's more than just a phrase. Gradually we took the steps. That got us to this place. Can you take a photograph. There's nothing left to show. And maybe you should know that. I would have killed for you ten times. everything for a kiss. Another ending. Another broken heart. The price i'm paying. Cause you are gone. I would have killed for you ten times. Everything for a kiss
Track Name: Painkiller
Offering these pills to forget. Have you noticed there's something magical in your eyes. You might aswell just try. Open all the doors and then you'll come to know. I'm gonna lead you to something good and true. Over and done with pain, so alive again. And if you're out of hope. I will sing to you. Until you're feeling better than before. Altering these precious moments. What's the point in letting the bitterness rest inside. It's sweeter when you try. Open all the doors and then you'll come to know. I'm gonna lead you to something good and true. Over and done with pain, so alive again. And if you're out of hope. I will sing to you. Until you're feeling better than before
Track Name: The Calling
Out of sight the stream is dragging you below. Way lower than last time. Strings attached with no puppeteer on board. Soon you'll wind up and go down. And it feels like they are burying you alive. Six feet underground. No one's knocking on your door. Play that line that phrase spoken some time before. Repeat everything you've done. Second chance comes even at a higher price. Are you'ready to sell out. And it feels like they are burying you alive. Six feet underground. No one's knocking on your door
Track Name: Separate Ways
They re blaming you it's not hard to guess. That's what they do you know It's easy not fair. But you're gonna have to choose. To take the fall or have them falling down for you. It's either you or them there's nothing else to say. Right now you only wish to go on separate ways. And what if you cross the line you're not supposed to cross. Is there no turning back? will you come back at all? They point their fingers once again. They keep shouting out that you're the only one to blame. So you're gonna have to choose. To take the fall or have them falling down for you. Its either you or them there's nothing else to say. Right now you only wish to go on separate ways. And what if you cross the line you're not supposed to cross. Is there no turning back? will you come back at all? will you come back at all?