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The Faux Paws

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    Our self-titled debut full-length album in CD format with original artwork by Kelsey Nelsen. Includes bonus track "Katy Hill" - recorded live at Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI.

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    Our self-titled debut full-length album on standard 12" black vinyl with original artwork by Kelsey Nelsen. Includes a color insert with additional album liner notes.

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She came in like a prairie morning Like heaven owed her a favor She walked in the room You saw her like a new beginning But just hold on cowboy Think what you wanna do She sat down and checked her phone And the race was on to find The best first thing to say But most anyone could tell you Better luck next time friend Cause she don’t swing your way CHORUS: I would know, cause I Had my heart broke a time or two She’s not looking for you She’s been riding underneath a big sky On a mountain highway Going-to-the-Sun She’s still trying to forget The last time it all ended in a mess And she had to cut and run CHORUS You might know, if you Had your heart broke a time or two She’s not looking for you Maybe there’s no harm in asking But when you get your answer Gotta learn to let her be Cause lemme tell you it’s a long way From Browning to Great Falls And someone she can’t wait to see CHORUS
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Guacmaster 05:00
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I grew up where the grass grows tall in the summertime Speedway over the hill We used to sing a song about a silent star in a purple sky And hear that lonesome whip-poor-will I grew up where the waves come crashing on the breakwall Underneath those old smoke stacks And the west wind, roarin’ cross the water towards the end of fall I’d do my best to hold it back I grew up where the ice melts slow in the shadows Taps in the maple trees You ask me just what happened, hell if I know I was never gonna stay, and you were never gonna leave I grew up where the grass grows tall in the summertime A child of the Great Lakes But the birds stop singing when the leaves begin to die And you can hear my heart break
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Southport 04:18
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Anyelsewhere 05:00
The day never felt longer And time never passed so slow You left for the leaving, cause you Don’t know how to say that you just don’t know I can hear the gulls crying in the harbor Sun and salt on skin And am I wrong for the asking Must it be as it’s always been CHORUS Oh, I know you’ve been needing To be any elsewhere Before you start running Wait for me, I’ll meet you there Peter walked on the water Moses walked on dry land And if the good Lord is willing We’ll walk all the way to the promise land CHORUS It’s true I love you dearly And it’s true what they say, that we are Slaves of the hourglass, bound by the horizon And the sun sets near on every day CHORUS When the world around you Is just too much to bear And you can’t keep running Wait for me, I’ll meet you there
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Dirt Nap 04:49
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Montauk 03:36
Way out on Montauk, standing on the shore I think I’ve been here before Way out on Montauk, don’t know what I hoped to find Oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine You took me to the Charles, out on that river frozen through How could I know what we would do Were you ever, were you ever really mine Oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine It’s cold out on Montauk, you know I wrote it all down Walls are falling all around I’m losing everything, I’m losing my mind Oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine I met you out on Montauk, just a friend of a friend Would we do it all again Way out on Montauk, at the end of the line Could it be different this time Oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine
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We had about two weeks To get as far as we could from the east I was looking to find of a different kind of state of mind You had a car and a tank of gas The west had not a day of my past Let’s try and see if maybe we could make it to the sea CHORUS We were racing the sun But day after day the sun always won Even if we kept on driving long after the day was done We were racing, we were racing the sun We slept in parking lots Drove a little fast but we never got caught This bucket of rust we had to trust would keep us off the bus Saw a sign and it read Two hundred more miles, San Francisco straight ahead By the end of the day we made our way over to the bay CHORUS We had about two weeks To get as far as we could from the east I was looking to find just a little different kind of state of mind Car broke down on Route 101 I thought you would be panicking but you were having fun If we’d had our way on the day we probably would have stayed CHORUS

about

THE FAUX PAWS
Andrew VanNorstrand: vocals, guitars, fiddle
Noah VanNorstrand: vocals, fiddle, mandolin, tenor guitar, feet
Chris Miller: vocals, saxophone, banjo

GUEST MUSICIANS
Zoe Guigueno: upright bass
Dana Billings: drums, organ (on Child of the Great Lakes, Southport and Montauk)
Zachariah Hickman: pump organ (on Fourth Decade and Anyelsewhere)

credits

released August 27, 2021

Produced by The Faux Paws
Engineered and mixed by Dana Billings
Recorded at Sunwood Studios in Trumansburg, NY
Additional recording at Electric Wilburland in Newfield, NY and SubCat Studios in Syracuse, NY
"Katy Hill" recorded live at the Rhythm & Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI on September 2, 2018
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova in Ottawa, ON
Album artwork by Kelsey Nelsen
Disc artwork by Noah VanNorstrand
Graphic design by Leslie Johnston
Photography by Louise Bichan
Distribution by Free Dirt Service Co.

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The Faux Paws

Andrew and Noah first started making music with Chris in 2010 and they honed their sound traveling all over North America in the popular dance band Great Bear. Their music is a mix of fiddle tunes, original songs, explosive jams and driving rhythm.

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