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The Old And The New World

by Ethienne

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Considering the current pace and magnitude of global change in the world today, there couldn't be a better time for the release of an album titled "The Old And The New World." Coming at any other moment in time, this album would not mean as much. But this isn't that moment. No, this is the moment for ETHIENNE to shine. And shine they do, with a highly impressive debut that succeeds not only because of the fluid balance it keeps between reach and restraint, but also for its inventive songwriting and overall entrancing pulse. The velvet-like, alternating vocals carry the listener through curtain-raising anthems, atmospheric rhythms, climatic choruses and full-on rock moments with hushed overtones and sweetly placed falsettos that surround the words with warmth and confidence. It's impossible not to submit to the soaring melody of So Goodnight Day or the melancholic appeal of Ultrapop!...and by then you are only two tracks deep. This album is more than a glorious achievement for this young Italian four piece, it's a document of the times. Their times. Your times. Our times.

"This album represents a collection of ideas, a picture, like a sort of reminder of where we were and where we are" says guitarist Marco Longo. "It's useful remembering what has changed both inside and outside of us throughout the years. It's good to see our progress and sometimes unfortunate regress" adds Marco. "Everyday, people bring the old world with them: memories, stories, traditions and feelings from the past that directly effect the new world. We are all shaped by the past, but it's difficult to properly realize how much these things weigh in our everyday life without reflecting on them. With a careful balance between the before and after, this album immortalizes one of the most significant periods of our lives" continues drummer Fabio Burchielli. Vocalist Andrea Sara adds "the album title represents change. It's the evolution and involution of situations, sensations and feelings. I can see my entire life in this album. I don't know if I like it or I am scared of it. I see a little bit of melancholy but I also see a lot of hope. I see my dreams. I am definitely in the new world at the moment."

In the foreboding album closer District Line, Filippo Pietrobon sings "all the lights are burning out." Indeed, they are...but not for this band. Ethienne is just getting started.

ETHIENNE is Andrea Sara (vocals, bass, keyboards), Filippo Pietrobon (vocals, rhythm guitar, bass), Marco Longo (lead guitar, bass) and Fabio Burchielli (drums, synthesizers). The Old And The New World was produced by Ethienne and recorded by sound engineer Giovanni Gasparini at Sound Clinic Studios in Padova. Andrea is also a member of post-rock labelmates I Am Sonic Rain. Ultrapop lyrics by Alexandra Brzezicka. Photo by Federica Giacomazzi. The band resides in Treviso, a small city of romantic canals in northeastern Italy about fifteen miles north of it's glamorous neighbor Venice. The city center of Treviso is surrounded by a medieval wall...a daily reminder to Ethienne of the old and the new world.

For Fans Of: Muse, Coldplay, The Cure, Cari Clara, Radiohead

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released March 29, 2011

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Track Name: So Good Night Day
I'm coming home, I'm coming home right now. I'm coming home, I'm coming home right now. Staring with your eyes at the world outside I guess. There nothing I can do so that. Nobody looks at me. I must be careful today I've left my armour at home. There must be a dark background to show up the colors. So good night day I'm not so pleased to have met you. It's strange how sad it can be sunlight in this afternoon, in this afternoon. You've never lived like me, plug in a dream. Where all the faces are masks. And only the trees are alive. And you can almost see the strings are pulling the puppets. So goodnight day, so goodnight day, so goodnight. I'm coming home, I'm coming home right now. I'm coming home, I'm coming home right now.
Track Name: Ultrapop!
A little lost in the universe. Yet again. I'll never get back, never get back, never. Don't say that this will all fall through. You think that this should all be serious. Yeah you do? I'll never get back, never get back, never. Seems like I can never please you. Though there's nothing really wrong there's nothing right. His paper's smile's been crumpled at the corners for a while . Pretends to know just what he's doing so that he might. Dazzle you with all the words that you will like. It's all a little bit mysterious, Don't you think? I need a cause for pause, need to find that something. To help me iron out the kinks. Though there's really wrong there's nothing right. His paper's smile's been crumpled at the corners for a while. Pretends to know just what he's doing so that he might. Dazzle you with all the words he thinks that you will like.
Track Name: A Fist In The Snow
I don't want any obsession. I don't want to feel the pressure. Of something that I should know and fear now. I don't want to know your secrets. Cause all I have is on your hands now. Under this blue and freezing cold sky. And it hurts. Just like a fist in the snow. You hit me and possess me. In my own world. Just like a kite in the sky. You pass through my deep thoughts. Until the sun rises on you. I don't mind if it's my fiction. I don't have a contradiction. I know that you're only mine. I don't want to be reminded. Cause I just want to be your present. Does this time have an end for us. And it hurts. Just like a fist in the snow. You hit me and possess me. In my own world. Just like a kite in the sky. You pass through my thoughts. Until the sun rises on you.
Track Name: 4 A.M.
Waking up from short dreams of vacation. I won't drink again. All alone with only trucks and pollution. But my future is in my bag. Keep sleeping city and let this people breathe on. No, I'll never come back again. If you want to find me please start elsewhere. And every pain will have its cure, and every pain. What we'll see. Is something that here we can't reach. The occasion to feel a new joy. If only we can find the right word. Morning dawn. It's always like I've been told. Counting the minutes to go. And dividing this into. The old and the new world. And every pain will have its cure. every pain will have its cure.
Track Name: Crave
Do you think time will pass me by? Every time I walk alone I see. Glasses on the ground and happy clouds. It's strange how things can change. In every skin I wore You've left a scar. And when I touch them I feel. That you are here. I wish upon a falling star. Even if you're far away. That you can hear my keys ringing again. I feel your hands are touching me. Draining all my thoughts in a cage. I don't want to get out. I cannot get out of it. Even if you are not here. In every skin I wore You've left a scar. And when I touch them I feel. That you are here. And every time that I see rain falling I. I crave you.
Track Name: Random Walk
Are you shocked or just surprised? That you became the queen of my stereotypes. You are just talking to yourself. The more I try to quit. The more this game frames me in. To avoid is better than communicate. You know exactly what I'm trying to say. Are you shocked or just surprised? I'm disappointed by the rhythm of my heart.
We are just talking to ourselves. The more I try to quit. The more this game frames me in. To avoid is better than communicate. You know exactly what I'm trying to say. Just leave your doubts. When things turn wrong. And you will find the real me. I feel that this night. Is going to change. Don't leave me on my. Random walk.
Track Name: Lullaby
Steering a course through the crowd even if no one cares. I'm holding my breath just to take one step forward. Surely you won't understand what I mean when I say. That I'll never ever stop to live by myself. Steering a course through the crowd even if no one cares. I'm holding my breath just to take one step forward. Surely you won't understand what I mean when I say. That I'll never ever stop to live by myself. But you don't care. I don't want to be. I don't want to be invisible. I don't want to be like you. You are so. I don't want to be like you. You are so, so, invisible. Steering a course through the crowd even if no one cares. Cause you know that the shortcuts are getting you nowhere. It's easy to blame someone else when things start going wrong. You're used to decline any responsibility. Or you just don't care. I don't want to be. I don't want to be invisible.
Track Name: Diving Bell
This time I think it's over. But I don't have a way to say goodbye. In this middle of nowhere. Your visits are like a sunrise. Forgive me for the time that we'll never spend. But I've got nothing but words inside my diving bell, you know. I'll be up in the clouds for a while. Where I'll turn on stars to guide your night. From there. I'm in the middle of nowhere. Fucking middle of nowhere. Forgive me for the time that we'll never spend. I'm just telling you the story of a diving bell, you know. I'll be up in the clouds for a while. Where I'll turn on stars to guide your nights. From there.
Track Name: Iter
It's not too late. It's not too late. It's not too late to bring you back. It's not too late to kiss you. It's not too late to say that you're the best thing. The best thing that I've ever had. It's not too late. It's not too late. It's not too late to bring you back. It's not too late to kiss you. It's never too late to say that you're the. Best thing. The best thing that I've ever had. My best thing. It's not too late to carry on.
Track Name: Once Again
Once again without money in my pocket, I still sleep on a train. I think I've passed all my life into a motel. And I think you've done the same. But remember there's still an end, Somewhere, somehow there's still an end. Yeah remember there's still an end. Somewhere. Once again without money in my pocket, I still sleep on a train. I think I've passed all my life into a motel. And I think you've done the same. But remember there's still an end, Somewhere, somehow there's still an end. But remember there's still an end, Somewhere.
Track Name: Zenith
I think there's a lighthouse for everyone. We need to believe that there's something up there. And it's true, yes is certainly true. Yes it's true. And it makes us feel good. Is it an illusion or destiny? A spark from the sky or a cross to raise. And it's true, yes is certainly true. Yes it's true . And it makes us feel good. It's always a promise that refill the bitter heart. We need a direction to move, a way to pursue. And never look back. And so we'll always be safe. I know that you will not choose. To live alone denial. I know that you will not choose. To set yourself on fire, fire, fire. I'm used to believe in a better man. A self-controlled way to grow up again. And it's true, yes is certainly true. Yes is true and it makes me feel good. This culture of needs my darling. Is the unnatural distortion of my freedom claims. And it's true, yes is certainly true. Yes it's true. And it makes us feel good. And so you'll always be safe. I know that you will not choose. To live alone denial. I know that you will not choose. To set yourself on fire, fire, fire.
Track Name: District Line
I was but a little stupid boy. When I promised to leave this place. I wanted to take whatever came to me. Depart from here and leave no trace. Building something new, with shadows of my old empire. I've sold my soul for illusions of a great desire. But something comes up and pierces these free and fancy dreams. There's a fear of the freedom, a noise in my heart. That flickers, wavers but kills ambition. And all the lights are burning out. All the lights are burn. Fragile, yet in your hands my life like sand. Will not flow down. Here starts my rebirth and I'll figure it out. The way I'm told by my convictions. And all the lights are burning out. All the lights are burn. And all the lights are burning out. And all the lights are burning out.