You Better Run

by Cari Clara

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Hypnotic and haunting, like sound being injected directly into your bloodstream, Cari Clara's new mini album You Better Run continues the moody love story which began on their recent full-length It's Our Hearts They're After. Displaying an artful mastery of storytelling, as well as song composition, Eric Diedrichs puts you on the edge of your seat with heartbeat-like rhythms and ghostly string arrangements which are deeply rooted to your heartstrings. His voice is drenched in yearning and the music is loaded with matching tension and beauty, not unlike a deeply emotional cinematic trailer. "Like mountain moving acts such as Radiohead and Muse...which can take them to the big leagues" says Verbicide. "The New Radiohead" says Hadrian Est Ou. Mesmerizing, mysterious and magnetic, You Better Run hits all the right buttons with its self-searching melancholy, textural experimentation and poetic lyrics, pleading for the listener to heed the warnings of impending doom. You Better Run...indeed. (DER-492)

"Cari Clara: is it a name, a place, or a state of being? The argument could be made its all three, but I'd like to leave that decision up to the good people who wrote, recorded, and produced the sounds heard on You Better Run. Only five songs build this collage of symphonic rock, but packed in tight to the fibers of the album is everything you would require from a meditative, transcendent, mystical mix like this journey that Cari Clara has put together. It's done in just such a way that reminds you of your favorite tracks from your old Pink Floyd and Radiohead records - a tiny, pint-sized tribute. Cari Clara's new album is a moving piece of art, and not only through its hypnotic sound waves but through its poetic verse delivered through echoes that sound both like they're coming from a faraway place and a whisper in a dream. The overall presence of You Better Run is thought-provoking and deep, not to mention chilling. Chilling in the sense that anything goes for Cari Clara. It's as if no plane of existence is impossible." - Verbicide

"I was somewhat intrigued by the band's list of influences: Radiohead, Muse, Pink Floyd, Elliot Smith, Big Star, Grant Lee Phillips, Beta Band. Cool, huh? And so here I am pretty much astounded by 'It's Our Hearts They're After' and the follow up EP 'You Better Run' by Cari Clara. Why so? Not only do those cited inspirations make sense in the context of their music, they write amazing songs as well. It's Our Hearts They're After is chock full of midtempo, slow burning torch songs that embrace the arcane and arty agendas of post-punk and psych-rock bands throughout the ages. It's one of those rare albums that you'd want to swallow whole, a complete entity that must be savoured from start to end. Gorgeous. You Better Run actually ups the ante somewhat, going all epic and gothic with the inclusion of strings and Edge-like guitar histrionics on the title track, groveling in swampyvoodoo blues on Neither Weapon and A Hand To Shape) and channeling dark ghostly balladry on the Great Departure. If you wanna know what genuine indie rock sounds like in 2010, listen to Cari Clara and you won't go far wrong. Scintillating mope rock, angels would dance to. Simply magnificent." - Power Of Pop

"Cari Clara recently released the LP 'It's Our Hearts They're After' and they wasted little time following it up with this 5 song EP on Deep Elm. Continuing with the moody love story that began on 'It's Our Hearts They're After', 'You Better Run' has Diedrichs and company remaining captivating story tellers with a penchant for detailed songwriting and haunting and hypnotic rhythms. Each track pushes and pulls with graceful tension, layered in emotive and dark musicianship, introspective and personal wordplay. It's experimental, ambient, full of pulsing guitars and moves with anguish and regret. In many ways with their meticulous arrangements it parallels Radiohead in it's delivery." - go211

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released January 5, 2010

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Track Name: Safe
I remember when i could look away for a moment we were young where shadows still remain now it's so hard to breathe tracing faint memories do you ever wish you could start again another story, somewhere else, further from the end there is no such relief only waiting to be tick tock tick tock someone tell me when we're gonna change look around there's no one left to blame wake up dreamer wake up your time is running out, it's not too late is it wrong to always feel so out of place when we're tied to every hand spinning on a face now it's so hard to leave treasures sunk in the sea tick tock tick tock someone tell me when we're gonna change look around there's no one left to blame wake up dreamer wake up your time is running out, it's not too late
Track Name: You Better Run
There are wolves at your doorstep and lead in your bones you can hide all your children and board up your homes this is gonna gut you while you sleep death is future lying at your feet all you sinners it's all of you lets awake the beginning for the truth we knew this is not living no it's not living when you're losing all you believed in you better run breath love from your lungs this fate is a gun a prayer for the living so you better run in this war of attrition you are alone we should melt down the weapons and turn off our phones those wolves will find you while you dream til you wake up and set them free all you sinners it's all of you lets awake the beginning from the truth we knew this is not living no its not living when you're losing all you believed in you better run cough hate from your lungs this fate is a gun so you better run yeah you gotta run you better run you better run you better run you better run you better run you better run you better run this fate is a gun a prayer for the living so you better run
Track Name: Neither Weapon
Dead men walking on my street walking on my street the lack of love is criminal let down by everyone I meet everyone I meet they hurt me that's what people do what ever happened to the beauty we used to know cut at the knees now it's drowning in the chemicals i'll never feel the same I'm trying what am I to do then people tell me you can't have it well I used to hangman sleeping like a thief sleep in between my sheets a stranger with a razor blade this heart burning inside me it's burning to lie to me it tricks me thats what lovers do what ever happened to the beauty we used to know cut at the knees now it's drowning in the chemicals i'll never feel the same I'm trying what am I to do then people tell me you can't have it well I used to whatever happened to the beauty we used to know cut at the knees now it's drowning in the chemicals i'll never feel the same I'm trying what am I to do then people tell me you can't have it well I used to
Track Name: Our Famed Escape
Everyday we're carving out our names as if we are the same as we once were why as we're lying in our beds all the dreams that fill our heads never matter now we're counting backwards it's clear still we raise our glass to a new year let this be our last mistake leave the drowning pool for the ocean great man should fear the mess he's made if this weight could heal us maybe this could be our famed escape yesterday like every other day another needle in the hay nothing special now there is a lion in our path do we dare to turn our backs as an offer run time will catch you sleeping while the rest of us are bleeding let this be our last mistake leave the drowning pool for the ocean great man should fear the mess he's made if this weight could heal us maybe this could be our famed escape now we're counting backwards it's clear so we raise our glass to a new year let this be our last mistake leave the drowning pool for the ocean great man should fear the mess he's made if this weight could heal us maybe this could be our famed escape
Track Name: A Hand To Shape
There is blood in our hands as we hold this fate it is here I don't wanna be with an eye fearing God in this holy war and a soul never meant to speak here is this name simple as fake I need reason as I need to breath I found a faith I don't need to bleed it is love that is what I believe she will wake me she will wake me if this was all a dream I'll be ok she will wake me are we all alone as we walk this maze is it near we're supposed to be with a foot in the grave and a hand to shape a weapon or a sign of peace dream as you may the signal may fade through a storm of hypocrisy I found a place I don't need your creed it is love that is what I believe she will wake me she will wake me she will wake me she will wake me if this was all a dream i'll be ok i'll be ok i'll be ok i'll be ok i'll be ok i'll be ok i'll be ok she will wake me
Track Name: The Great Departure
How does it feel when you know they will betray you how does it feel when you know they will neglect you have you come for something dear I swear there's nothing fucking here this time just an ordinary man with sunken ships and broken plans inside still I don't have the faith to give you what I know you'd take so how does it feel when you know they will forget you how does it feel when you know they will desert you did you come here wanting more another bloody fucking war this time don't come back again this weight is heavy in my hand inside still I don't have the faith ohh to give you what I know you'd take so leave nothing take nothing leave nothing take nothing leave nothing take nothing leave nothing take nothing