Louder Sunset

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released January 24, 2020

Dedicated to the memory of David Toscano Jr

All songs written by Philip Toscano
Engineered and mixed by Jesse Strauss at Paxtone Studios in Oakland, CA
Mastered by Piper Payne of Infrasonic Sound

Vocals and guitar- Philip Toscano
Bass- Jesse Strauss
Drums and percussion- Anthony Puducay

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"The album contains whimsical moments of blues rock and roll, Toscano's midwestern drawl, and an addictive listenability."
-Valerie Veteto
The Bay Bridged

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Track Name: Mars
I have left for mars
n' join my stars
take no questions
And if I get my way
Then I'll go dark
Join my stars
leave this skin
Do you care to join?
Come on and flip that coin
Ask for what it's worth
Will you stay on earth?
And if you do,
what you choose
Just can't loose

All this love
Can't you see
Take it with you
when you go
Go with ease
meet and greet
enhance your sight
And then we’ll see

You want failure victory
I want misery
Somehow, we shall meet
you are eternal
I am ephemeral
there's no distinction now

Open up your mind
but please mind your step
What you do now effects
What will be
Forget your weepy sorrows and weep for humankind
In the end all your tales get swallowed up

Hermes said
Every pair has it
opposite
n' this thesis is consistent
and equal parts
foolish and inept

All this love
Can't you see
Take it with you
when you go
Go with ease
meet and greet
enhance your sight
And then we’ll see

You want misery
I want victory
Somewhere we can be
You are ephemeral
I am eternal
Somehow, we shall see

Open up your mind but please
don’t mind me
What you do now affects what will be
Everybody knows a way yet the way has no road
Now sleep on the brow of Father Time
All this love, cant you, take it with you when you go
Track Name: Consonance, Dissonance
Pennies have no worth if they're not in your pocket
Sun shines no light with no eyes there to see it
As you may have guessed, by now I have conceded
Once in the dark but now there's blindness

Travel from here to there, still you’re going nowhere
There’s no place to go but you’re not standing still
Derangement ensues with panic down Jacobs ladder
Oh, how the mind does lie as it borrows a dime

All in all is all you need with ears to hear

Lean on your will and bend to order
This with key in hand is the groove of knowledge
Even these words ring hollow and nescient
Straddle the edge of order and chaos

All in all is all you have with eyes to see

Consonance
dissonance
All in all is you want
All in all is all you know
What you need is what you have

All in all is all you want when there’s no other way
Something can’t come from nothing
And then it gets another shot
Track Name: Milk and Honey
Don’t want to be controlled by my ego no more
I don’t want to imprison my own soul
My own soul that heavy glow
Take a look around and you know that I’ve been fortunate to know

Milk and honey is not something I could afford

I don’t need anyone to know my name
I feel that it’s the same as putting names
To drops of rain

I know this body is not something
I truly own

Something says I'm going to know the shapeless form of wind
The flow of wood grain

I get this feeling I can’t describe and I can’t ignore
Something says I'm going to know and I won’t compromise

The way things truly work is troubling to hear
I guess I'll retire now as the suns sinking low

Ten thousand directions none is home
Home is just the place you’re standing when you realize you are home
Track Name: Sights and Sounds
Behold our man
Cold as ice
Something says predictability
And it comes as no surprise
Something in his eyes
Can’t quite get a grasp
Of why he does what he does
1, 2, 3 that can't be me
Its salty sweet and can’t be seen
From front to back
The odds are stacked
Two-sided coin hinges on duality

If you're hearing well
you don't hear your ears at all
You say tell me what I want to hear
I'll tell you what you need to know and so on and on

Here comes our man
Bold as Night
Something says inevitability
Now we've been through this before
It's foolish and what’s more
You feel you can't ignore
So gather your arms and look around
It’s true, the fall is near
There is no war
No use for your gun
Nowhere to run
Surrendering is the seed of action

If you're seeing well
You don't see your eyes at all
I stopped telling my tragedy in fear I’d start to believe
Track Name: Wawona Ranch
Felix my friend
You are a garden gnome
Felix my friend
You’ll be there till’
The sun can’t shine on
I don’t want you to feel the slighted guest
I’ll have you over anytime

Won’t you be there in the morning
Wait for me at night
Without asking for a thing
Give like water
I don’t feel that it’s true
That I own something quite like you
Even if it’s for the night

Oh the moon is on the rise
You’re the fools gold of my night
Shine on twice as bright
And on and on
Even though you are not real
By standards handed down
All long that olive branch
Up and down that olive branch
All along that olive branch

Felix my friend
I’m gonna lose the game
Felix my friend
You don’t know how
To feel conception
And now and then it’s just a rhyming game
Caught in between your silent name

Hold me fast to this my light
Then gone right of out of sight
You’re a mystic with no eye
Open up my little heart
Plastic odes and frilly sharps
Of this wandering melody

Fool’s gold is what I seek
Having you for a friend
If it’s morning we can’t speak
And I know you’re waiting
Even though you are not real
By standards handed down
All along that olive branch
Up and down that olive branch
Localized at Wawona ranch
Track Name: In Memoriam
The holy sea is no coward
Alarms are armed
Albeit loose and passive
Amid an early dawn
And you'll find
Piece of mind
Hidden in the breeze
For these bones
As they lie
Resting with great ease

Somewhere is a frown lit ablaze
Some weeping flower still decays
Deaths creeping on
Creeping on in

Open up you gates
Heaven Awaits those who ask
Bolt your doors
Hell hides behind good fortune in vain
Life and love is the same
Hate breeds the glue
Held and contained
Sadness is gladness in waiting
All from above and down below

Your smile is contagious
It echoes through the ages
Sit still in the heat
Move around to shake the cold
There's not one forlorn answer
To keep the truth at bay
And the most we can offer
Is that he died today

Open up you gates
Heaven Awaits those who ask
Bolt your doors
Hell hides behind good fortune in vain
Yeah love and life is the same
Hate breeds the glue
Held and contained
Sadness is gladness in waiting
All from above and down below
Track Name: Descent
I’ve given up on perfection
As it pertains to direction
Carry on our ways, no guarantee
On the level
Daylight comes and daylight goes
Just as the mark of process
Motionless and still
Is your perception

Don’t worry about us
Don’t warn us
Don’t tell us the truth
Don’t warn us
Don’t make it seem real
We want to choose

Thrown into the dark
I left my eyes on mars
This feeling’s not brand new
Three of our senses
come in two’s
Two ears
Two eyes

The face of moon is only seen
When sun shines on half
That views not created, its revealed

I know my faults are guarded
I look on tides and hold on
Dying on the altar of big old news

We are guided by our gut
Where we walk, the gut goes first
The head follows soon thereafter
Rather fortify
Let desire subside
Like clear water when the mud settles and stills

I try to speak very soft
I try to treat people the same
Like the holding of a baby in my arms

Give love a chance
Give hate no room
So I limit the use of

I’m sorry
I’m worthless
I’ve wronged you

Just say things you mean
And tell the truth

Thrown into the dark
I left my eyes on mars
This feeling’s not brand new
Three of our senses
come in two’s
Two ears
Two eyes
Track Name: Tomales Bay
Today is a great day
Tomorrow is not here so we’ll stay
Love like two birds on branch
And I'll keep this image in my head

I can't decide what greatness is
But I know can recognize how it works
And you are the one for me
It’s a balance I believe

Looking out on the bay
Looking out on the ways
Not much to say
Looking out on the bay

A heart full of want is never full
And always searching
Round and round we go
I do not own you
but you are my gift
And this, this I know

We will never be without a friend
This union is till the end
Love like seed to soil

Looking out on the bay
Looking out on the ways
Not much to say
Looking out on the bay

A heart full of want is never full
And always searching
Round and round we go
I do not own you
but you are my gift
And this, this I know