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We Moved Like Ghosts

by Track A Tiger

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Equally meditative as it is memorable, Track A Tiger coaxes only the most atmospheric textures on their aptly titled sophomore full-length We Moved Like Ghosts. Taking cues from the drowsy, sweet spirits referenced in the title, there's a touch of intrigue and mystery contained in this infectious collection of sublime indie pop. The real secret of this record is not how these sweeping, organic gems lull you under but how cozy you feel once the jangly strum of acoustic guitar and gentle keyboards wash over. Jim Vallet and Kristina Castaneda's warm vocals are the final knockout punch, wistful and reflective, yet irresistibly magnetic. We Moved Like Ghosts is mostly a pensive and restrained affair, but don't mistake Track A Tiger for being anything less than dynamically persuasive. The band's charming swing and rollicking backbeat propel songs in a delicate upward trajectory, keeping the mood one step ahead of somber. Of course Track A Tiger also has an upbeat swagger, at times cranking out rustic melodies that gallop over dusty passages, referencing a more Americana / Alt Country canon. Track A Tiger's gorgeous soundscapes, male-female harmonies, luscious strings and mellow acoustics are a lesson on how sometimes the most quiet voice resonates the most profoundly and how real beauty and sincerity lie in subtlety and detail. (DER-461)

"Track a Tiger lures you in with its Low-like vocals, then lulls you with an Iron & Wine-y twang." - Magnet

"We Moved Like Ghosts takes the best elements of Yo La Tengo and pre-Mellon Collie Smashing Pumpkins boy / girl vocals and washed out hazy guitars and leaves behind the chaff. This album won't rock your socks off - nor does it aim to - but in a world of self-imitation and tedious pretension, Track a Tiger have made an album of highly polished melodic pop gems that truly outshines their contemporaries." - Verbicide

"Track a Tiger is a Chicago band picking up comparisons to mega stars in the indie-rock world such as Yo La Tengo, Low and Iron and Wine. This is because there is a genuine experimental quality to this lo-fi, highly creative band on We Moved Like Ghosts. This outfit's mix of quiet music and unique instrumental arrangement is immediately apparent with the brief, but beautiful opening track Saint About To Fall and continues throughout the album. The songs are atmospheric, fresh, fuzzy, warm and all around delightful. I would describe Track a Tiger as an unpretentious electro- folk rock band with a really nice marriage of male and female vocals. A fantastic new release!" - The Big Takeover

"The best quality of Track a Tiger is its ability to conjure thoughts of Low, Yo La Tengo and Iron & Wine and then so convincingly, so smoothly, make the sound its own. On We Moved Like Ghosts, the band's newest on Deep Elm Records, the first song is a brooding, Low-like warning called Saint About to Fall, and it's immediately followed by a more upbeat, indie-rock gem called Don't Make a Weapon; the boy-girl harmonies on both are crushing. Light follows, an atmospheric beauty, and then the more traditional, but just as pleasing, pop song All These Accidents, and afterwards it's unbelievable that you're only four songs in." - New City Chicago

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released May 8, 2007

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Track Name: Saint About To Fall
restless from the fury, i laid her out to sin. but she stayed to serve the night once again. once again in her is the end of all things, of all things. this worn out cast has dropped so low. a saint about to fall, i let her go. i let her go because in her is the end of all things. and once again i laid her out to sin but she stayed. but she stayed
Track Name: Don't Make A Weapon
don't make a weapon out of holding out on me. there's nothing left but your sad sympathy. hung out somewhere between nowhere and goodbye. don't let you fear turn to silent seed. don't try to murder more than you and i need. there is no line or time closing in on me. so won't you come back and tell me something worse than lies that i can remember. what set you off today i could not read? why must you always take it out on me? because i'm not strong with you and i'm fading. so won't you come back and tell me something worse than lies that i can remember
Track Name: Light
i want to ride in the light beside you and hear your heart make a sound for me
Track Name: All These Accidents
you starve me in little ways but i don't mind. lie still beneath the weight that keeps us on. so why is it everything or nothing at all when all these accidents seem so wrong? these little accidents they go on. they can't go on. the hopeless comes in the night for another round. at poor peace i sleep in this stranger's town. and wait for you to throw me one last time because all these accidents seem so wrong. these little accidents they go on. all these accidents seem so wrong. they can't go on
Track Name: I Speak To You With A Single Heart
i made my mind to wait in vain and hide beneath the warring lines. so near and strange i settled down, but there is nothing left here to be found. i speak to you heart with a single heart and a foolish smile that says i'm lost. i drag my feet until you're gone and i'll know by then if you want me along. i made my mind to wait in vain and speak to you heart with a single heart. with a single heart
Track Name: Not Far From This Anger
awake and drawn wishing away these lines of age. watch it slide, slide like the sea inside of me and drown. walk away and see how it feels without me. i did my best with what i had. all cool and dry and not so far from this anger. i move, ashamed at how sad i've become on my own. walk away and see how it feels without me. i did my best with what i had and i'm not so far, not so far from this anger and you
Track Name: With Stars Down
it's hard now with all the stars turned down. tell me what i did that made you doubt me. october, cold starts and sober shoulders. i changed everything to lure you away. to lure you away, still burning in my arms, don't you ever get a little bit lonely? jaded and fading let's never look back so i can forget you. it's hard now with all the stars turned down. tell me what i did that made you doubt me. that made you doubt me
Track Name: Sometimes Love Runs Out
i long often wondered if dark was the long way. it's all i can see now from where i stand with you. sometimes, oh, sometimes love runs out. from out of the wreckage no one cared to share. i wish i could feed you the rest of the story. sometimes, oh, sometimes love runs out. sometimes, oh, sometimes love runs out
Track Name: Summer's End
these worn nerves are torn up and wired to the night. we'll dress them down and wait until it's light. and i'll leave you a way out always. this summer's end is waking and still we have to stay. have my wounds healed and left you lying here? i'm walking in wishes right behind this fear. and i'll leave you a way out always. this summer's end is waking and still we have to stay. we have to stay. we have to stay
Track Name: Without Fail
pain is the only true thing you've ever shown me. you move like a ghost. without fail this time. set fire to the stars. nobody chained me up. nobody ever thought this is how it would be. still shy and hopeful we were once sad strangers. we moved like ghosts. without fail this time. set fire to the stars. nobody chained me up. nobody ever thought this is how it would be