Velella Valhalla

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Recorded & mixed at Lady of Noise Studios by Jason Hiner.
Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio.

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released August 17, 2019

Special thanks to Emily Bridges, Quentin Goble, Adam Wisniewski, Jason Hiner, Ravish Nicholas for use of artwork, Charmcore Photo, and to Sami Rose, who's guitar appears on all tracks.

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Velella Valhalla Baltimore, Maryland

Velella Valhalla is a phoenix of post-punk revival risen from the ashes of 90s indie pop. Dreamy vocals drift across the surface of lush seas of pulsing drums. Ariose bass lines slipstream beneath rippling guitar as songs veer from percussive gales to barely whispered breezes, fizzing with distortion. ... more

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Track Name: Fugit
I tried to set my goals higher
I lied
But what could you desire
I’ll find some point of truth
To hide lies behind
As our lives stand proof
That everything’s fine
I love you plus a little extra
Some say the efforts not enough
I love you plus a little extra
Our lives pass by like shadows

I tried to set my life to a dial
To find some source of truth
That’s dividing our minds
Where will we go for the rest of all time?
No one really knows for sure
Never been there before

I love you plus a little extra
Some say the effort’s not enough
I love you plus a little extra
Our lives pass by like shadows
Track Name: Love Zero
Tell me where to find you.
Let me know for sure.
Ask me same as I do
when I’m asking you for more.
I am asking you for more.

You’re killing me with kindness.
You’re loving me to death.
You’re taking us back to where we were before we ever met.
Before we ever met.

I tried being patient for a second there.

You think that what you’ve got should be a zero sum,
but this infinite is renewable.

You’re giving me an earful.
You’re making my eyes bleed.
You’re keeping us down with how you’re so severely insincere.
Severely insincere.

I tried being patient for a second one time

You think that what you’ve got should be a zero sum,
but this infinite is renewable.

Zero, renewable zero
Track Name: Menagerie
I see those faces all around me devour me.
Caught in a looking glass, a spectacle, menagerie.
They’re watching as I’m going down.
They’re watching as I’m going down.

Let it wash over me.
Let it wash out to sea.
Let it fall from the trees.
Let it blow through your leaves

What are you looking at? There’s nothing here for you to see.
inside your tunnel vision narrowing, focus me.
I’m watching as I’m going down.
I’m watching as I’m going down.

Let it wash over me.
Let it wash out sea.
Let fall from the trees.
Let it flow blow through your leaves.

It’s an emergency.
Track Name: Rosed Window
Did you ever look so nice
as on the day you knew you’d lose control?
Didn’t have to ask me twice
to hop on board when you were on a roll.

But the plan we made was never to behave
sanely or act the same way twice.
The times we had were never all that bad.
And I’ll never not remember all the rest.

Funny how we pass the time.
Just rosing up our windows to forget.
And when our hearts unwind.
We’re gonna see the brightest colors yet.

Pleasing be the day when we’re all on time and all okay
In that far off place we call away.
We’ll make that climb just to take our greatest dive.
And I’ll never not remember all the rest.

Funny how we learn to lie.
Before we start to learn, we learn to quit.
And if we never try
We’ll never find out what we’re meant to get.

Pleasing be the day when we’re all on time and all okay in that
Far off place we call away.
We’ll make that climb just to take our greatest dive.
And I’ll never not remember all the rest.
Track Name: King of the Cosmos
That’s not love, That’s just demented
Too much ego there to see the damage done each time he cuts you down to size

And that’s not god, Just some demented alter ego who will chide,
“Come on, impress me...Just give it one more try,”
And every time...

Yeah, you feel like making stars
You can roll around the world
And pick up everything you see

And when you’re finished making stars
You’re gonna look around and say,
“Oh damn, there's nothing left for me.”

What kind of man would smash the universe
And pin it on a child to build that thing back up again?

What kind of monster claims you’ve got no worth
And then demands the proof?
“Come on impress me....Just give it one more try,”
And every time..

You will never make a star
That is bright enough to shine
Beyond your shadows of self doubt

And you will never make a star out of times he left
And you will never make a star out of empty threats
And you will never make a star out of cold neglect
And you will never make a star out of old regret
And you will never make a star
You will never make a star

Yeah, you feel like making...
Track Name: Fire
Can’t stop thinking it’s all a mess.
What’s inside now can’t even stress.
Catch my breath as I lay down
Close my eyes now.
But it’s inside now.

I’m on fire.
I’m not tired.
I’m on fire
cuz I’m wired.

Backs of eyelids and broken thought.
Every picture was cold and dark.
waking dreams and deluded mind
Can’t get outside now.
I’m stuck inside now.

Stars and moon
Blackest sky
Melt into darkness as I pry
These thoughts to rest
Drifting off to flights of dreams
And shadows of a day
Then screams break through
and fade away
Any plan of rest is lost
to the composure of my distress.
The dark eyes stare like glass
into my soul
Filled with empty vengeful sights
Of long lost days from a better time
When we could be anything and grow
To be anyone
Opportunity was our muse
Tempting us with rainbows and pots of gold
Only to be cast off by age and the wisdom of adulthood
Knowing was never a reality
And we are only victims
Of a formality.
Track Name: Stay
It’s a perfect day to
Walk around in new shoes
Don’t you ever wish you could just
Stay in that moment
Stay in that moment
Stay
Stay in that moment

yeah….

With the windows down
And the music playing loud
Got the wind in our hair
And we’re caught in this moment
Caught in this moment
Caught
Caught in this moment

Would you let us play for you
If we could give more?
I know that we would love to
share in this moment
Get caught in this moment
Stay in this moment
Stay
Stay in this moment

Yeah…
Track Name: Lay Low
born of the core of knowledge passed up over shoulders
standing on the heads of the big brains
open minds are piled for miles
inverted folks’ roots are buried high above us
raining down the syrup sap of age
lurking in the murky waters
learning how to build a better cage

reaching for a vine to swing away and save your hide
the tide is rising past the window, how are you gonna try and lay low
I would find it wise if you would find your own way back this time
the time has passed to pass the time, where are you gonna spend tomorrow?

That’s all she wrote
The first words I thought were the first words she spoke
That’s all emotional talk. talk.
the first words I thought could never change

Reaching for a vine to swing away and save your hide
the tide is rising past the window, how are you gonna try and lay low
I would find it wise if you would shut the up just one time
the time has passed to pass the time, where are you gonna spend tomorrow?

Just lay low, everybody. Say hello now and then. Just lay low everybody.
Say hello.
Track Name: Shots
One more shot.
Can’t you wait?
It’s never much fun to hesitate.
I wanna know who’s holding out there.
I wanna know who’s saving up their
“I told you so”s
Who wants to know the price of not knowing
when to let it go?
Who wants to throw just another low blow?

Told you once, you told me twice
to take a little less of our own advice.
We wanna know who’s holding out there.
We wanna know who’s saving up their
“I told you so”s
Who wants to know the price of not knowing
when to let it go?
Who wants to throw another low blow?

Lay me down my soul to keep.
Blacking out is not fair sleep.
Years bleed with decadence.
These tectonic plates are yawning.
Last to laugh is the first to cry
tears from the buttons stitched for eyes.
Gravity told us she’d help us fly.
Only a fool would ask her why.
Only a fool would be alive.
Only a fool would take that dive.

I told you so.
Who wants to know the price of not knowing
when to let it go?
I want to roam with the other lost souls
who have nowhere to go.
You only think the ugly ones owe.

I’ve been scared of getting by
ever since that one time.
Track Name: Plane
Over the ocean, high up in the clouds
you’re stuck inside. Now you’re really flying high.
How long will you last until the thrill is gone?
How long will you last until you drown?
I want to know. Where did you go?
I want to know. Where did you go?

How far from land will this journey take you?
Did you ever come down from that cloud?
Now you’re lost and no-one can find you.
Looks like now you’ll pay for someone else’s joyride.
I want to know. Where did you go?
I want to know. Where did you go?

Talking heads aren’t listening to where we said they’d find you.
Common sense or a common thread of a string of a rope that binds you.
Accidents or bad intentions will keep you treading water.

I want to know. Where did you go?
I want to know. Where did you go?

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