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From the beginning, Eleanore has been a band which harnesses the progressive-rock musicianship of its three members in strict service of coy pop songs. “Eleanore” flirts with elements of contrasting nature: boy and girl; simple and complex; dissonance and consonance. Inspired by her recent gender transition, singer/guitarist Astrid Lyre set out to create an album of overtly heartfelt and honest songs without coming across as saccharine. While “Eleanore” often explores darker themes such as depression and longing for lost love, the overall impression at the end of the album is optimistic. The cover artwork, painted by local Nanaimo graphic designer Kristen Dullum, ties together the overall theme of contrast: an owl and rabbit wrestle, evoking the philosophy of yin and yang.

A nod to the classic power trio, “Eleanore” is a concise, clear and deliberate album that benefits from the raw and sometimes minimalistic format. In a sense, the band captures the feel of a polished and groomed live recording. The overall sound of the album owes much to the influence of Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, and Jeff Buckley; indeed, with the odd time signatures, the quirky guitar licks and the soaring yet strange melodies, the songs speak firmly to the constant evolution of the art-rock music genre.

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released May 26, 2016

Guitar / Vocals - Astrid Lyre
Drums / Vocals - Alicia Murray
Bass - Marisha Devoin & Kaylie Russell

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Eleanore Nanaimo, British Columbia

ELEANORE

ASTRID(VOX&GTR);
ALICIA(VOX&DRMS);
ANNETTE(VOX&BS);

Eleanore mixes influences from other artists like Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, The Dirty Projectors, Bjork, and Muse.

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Track Name: Who's This Man?
there's a shape in the mirror and it's stalking me
a touch from its lips and i'll disappear completely
you have to pull yourself away before it's too late
nothing left to lose but tenderness

i can see who i am
i can see who i am
who's this man?

his cold dark eyes tell me a story
a flick from his wrist and he'd break my neck
you have to pull yourself away before it's too late
nothing left to lose but tenderness

i can see who i am
i can see who i am
who's this man?

i try to be strong
can't wait to say goodbye
change is slow to come
happiness is freedom

i can see who i am
i can see who i am
who's this man?
Track Name: Little Wings
i woke up, hands around my throat
thorns for nails, your fingers are rope

it's not for you to decide
you think you know what's best
little wings can't lift you up
you're gonna fall like all the rest

you watched me slowly fall asleep
your hands are roots clutching me

it's not for you to decide
you think you know what's best
little wings can't lift you up
you're gonna fall like all the rest

Fall like the rest
Stillness is all that's left
Track Name: She Knows
she's running home to tell her mother she's broken
you took her heart and and all that was spoken
those Words are not memories, her heart beats aren't seconds
your laughter will haunt her and she'll never love again

when you say that i'm broken, and you want to fix me
i know it's no use. i know its not right.
she knows she knows you lie

she's filling her cup full of tears from her eyes
no gentle goodbyes could ever suffice
your words are not relevant, your smile is not empathy
a single truth is worth more than your lies

when you say that i'm broken, and you want to fix me
i know it's no use. i know its not right.
she knows she knows you lie

you're the one who needs to realize
she knows she knows you lie
you're the one who needs to justify
she knows she knows

when you say that you love her you want to recover her
don't waste your time. she can't hear you anymore
she knows she knows you lie
Track Name: A Feather Falls
falling, i can't see the ground
darkness surrounding everything
the thrill of flight is an illusion
cause birds like me have no wings

i can't lift myself, my weight just pulls me down
each time i try to flap my wings
another feather falls to the ground

searching, for hands to hold me tight
but i'm lost in a dream and i can't wake up
up in the sky a song is screaming
and i'm running right out of luck

i can't lift myself, my weight just pulls me down
each time i try to flap my wings
another feather falls to the ground

pick me won't you pick me up
then dash my head on the rocks below
pick me up won't you pick me up
and send my useless spirit home
Track Name: Pull Your Knife
you stabbed my heart
and it felt good
your love is tearing me apart
but your touch is superglue

pull your knife
out of my wounds
and kiss me better
cos i am a fool for you

you pull my hair
and i chased you
always one step ahead
one day i'm going to catch you

pull your knife
out of my wounds
and kiss me better
cos i am a fool for you

all my life i've been loving a lie
but i can't pretend i didn't like it
all this time i couldn't catch your eye
but i can't pretend i didn't like it

pull your knife
out of my wounds
and kiss me better
cos i am a fool for you
Track Name: Everything You Need
i want you to kiss her
tell me how she tastes
is she sweet like sugar
or will she push you away

you can take her hand
pull her into your embrace
i want to see you kiss her
tell me how she tastes

nothing can be simple anymore
but happiness is what we're fighting for
take up arms, and hold her close
she can be our dreams and hopes

i know i can't be everything you need
i know i can't be everything you need

i want you to fuck her
tell me how she feels
is she kind and gentle
or does she dig in her heels

ask her if she's hungry
and you can be her meal
i want you to fuck her
tell me how it feels

nothing can be simple anymore
but happiness is what we're fighting for
take up arms, and hold her close
she can be our dreams and hopes

i know i can't be everything you need
i know i can't be everything you need
Track Name: All Your Money
true wealth lies
in the ability to hypnotize
all the people in your life

when we believe
the words you breathe
we find new colours in the sky

all of your money in my hands
you aren't in the future plans
bleeding your body dry
each speck of hope is just a lie

true love lies
in the ability to fantasize
that everything is fine

when you believe
the lies you feed
where do you end and I begin?

all of your money in my hands
you aren't in the future plans
bleeding your body dry
each speck of hope is just a lie

pretending is all we have
Track Name: Follow You
i hurt you
running away
life is backwards
show me way

i want to follow you
but i know you won't look back

i fought you
losing my head
love is fading
you're seeing red

i want to follow you
but i know you won't look back

it's never to late to turn around

i want to follow you
but i know you won't

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