flickering

by Knathan Ryan

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"Flickering" is the follow up EP to Knathan's 2010 release "03 to TEN". Recording began soon after the release of 03 to TEN at the infamous Egg Studios in Seattle, WA. With longtime friends and collaborators Erik Schultz and Dan Wrenn on drums and bass, respectively, this album has a sense of urgency and is at times a little raucous and frantic.

From the playful, tongue-in-cheek story of a band's willful determination to make it big on the radio, to a passenger's realization that the ship is about to go down- this EP is really an examination of motives.

Sonically- this is either a departure or growth. The album features tighter production than previous releases- but still embodies a loose and live feel. The songs are a far cry from the alt-country, swampy, rock-a-billy feel found on 03 to TEN, and other Knathan releases, but still retain Ryan’s introspective lyric.

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released September 27, 2011

Knathan............................ guitars, vox, keys, percussion
Dan Wrenn........................ bass
Erik Schultz....................... drums/ co-write credits for "inner mono"
Seamush............................co-write credits on "band goes for record"
Conrad Uno........................engineered, and played the vibutron speed knob on "the scene"

mixed by Knathan at........... The Nomads
cover art by....................... Ryan C. Kline

special thanks to: EE, Chris Geer, Christopher Jackson, Steven Parry, Seamush, Conrad Uno, Andrew Mabry, Ryan C. Kline, Cooper Smith, Sean Singer, Nick Greer and as always my wife Jessie.

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Track Name: band goes for record
well we've got the rock star in our blood
and we've got a mind to work it out
now we're working in a practice space
and we've got our own place- if only the lead guitar and bass would shut up

put our record on john- and turn out the radio

now we're working on our attitude
something like we've got nothing to prove
but the subject matter has to be finalized
and our music is quite unorthodox
a mix of funk and jazz and classic rock
it's a genre that will have to be subcatagorized

we've got a mind to work through it- we've got a will to do it
Track Name: inner monologues should be kept to oneself
i never loved you- i only loved making you feel like i did
i never wanted you- i only wanted what you had to give
it's so easy to get what i want

the objective- is perspective
'cause a clear view can lead to a view to a kill
and what you see? is only what I will
it's so easy to get what i want

i never loved you- i only loved taking you for all you've got
i never wanted you- i only wanted to watch your insides rot

and that's the funny thing about love...
Track Name: the scene
given all the days that i waste
given all the foolishness that i chase
i'm giving the scene away

i'll package it up with pretty bows and lace
all the better to throw back in your unsuspecting face
i'm giving the scene away

so here's your chance, here's your break

don't ever give it another chance
don't be like lot's wife and give it another glance- we're gonna blow it to hell
i'm giving the scene away
Track Name: walking contradiction
i never said i wanted to be like you- so don't put that on me
i never said i was always gonna tell you the truth- but that don't make me a liar

people only tell you what they want you to hear- they're never gonna tell you what they feel for fear that: they don't wanna be alone, i don't wanna be alone, i just want to be a walking contradiction

i never said i didn't still have my faith- i just lost my religion