The Want EP

by Moving Castles

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Moving Castles has been producing glorious power pop since 2011's acclaimed Twin Daggers EP, which scored the band much critical attention and landed their music in major television shows such as New Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Shameless and others based on the strength of songs such as "Warhol" and "Heroin". Their latest offering, 2015's The Want EP, consisting of four songs that will be on the band's first full-length album due out later this year, finds Moving Castles moving further toward the spirit of their vintage power-pop and punk influences The Clash, Bowie, XTC, Cheap Trick and ELO while still managing to remain lyrically self-aware and sonically modern.

Recorded in 2014 at home and in various living rooms and bedrooms across Texas, The Want EP's sound has a surprising level of sophistication and polish for its non-existent budget and DIY production. Songwriter John H weaves tales of quarter-life crisis that harbor all of the requisite downer feelings of the mid-20's: jealousy, disillusionment, excess and existential dread over a bed of crunchy indie rock guitars and utterly unshakeable hooks. The demo for the title track “The Want” was featured in the 2014 film Afternoon Delight.

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released January 6, 2015

All words and music by John Eric Hetherington except "Hey Keke" by John Eric Hetherington and Trevor Tull

Drums by Nick Cogdill

Produced and recorded by Trevor Tull and John H @ Brian's living room, Trevor's bedroom and John's bedroom.

Additional lead guitars by Marshall Garrett Berry

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Track Name: I'm a Fever
Tiny twitches grip you in your chest
I'm a fever, can't you tell?
You body twitches when you hit the floor again
I'm a fever, can't you tell?
And I'll send you straight to hell
for everything you put me through
Here's to breaking off and starting new

You're shedding off your skin and coming clean
to everybody that you meet
while they're all on top of me
You're throwing yourself to the violent city streets
You sleep with everyone but me
to convince yourself you're free
I'm a promise you can't keep
and the burn inside your chest when you get home

I'm your fever, your fire
and I get a sense that you don't trust yourself
as you crush me under cover of the others
crushing under covers
Everyone forgets to breathe
thinking of the others underneath

Tiny twitches grip you in your chest
I'm a fever, can't you tell?
You body twitches when you hit the floor again
I'm a fever, can't you tell?
And I'll send you straight to hell

I'm your fever, your fire
Track Name: The Want
I don't like how you roll
I don't like how you have no soul

no one likes it when they're being ignored
but the people around you think you're dull and bored

it's never too late to lay it down
it's never too late to give up your crown - 'cause it's only for you

i don't want you anyway
i don't care what you say

maybe i like to be alone
maybe you've never met someone so dull

maybe you've never met someone like me
don't own a cardigan and i really can't see

i don't want you anyway
i don't care what you say

i don't like how you roll
i don't like how you wanna be known
the people around you want a star to hold on to
and you're not a star when the camera turns off
i don't like how you roll
i don't like how you wanna be known
for people around you, you gotta have a God complex
step on each other like they gotta be someone
Track Name: Launch Party
stay up late every night,
dusty-eyed everybody going out
master card, taxi cab takes you home
if the past was so easy
why don't I get on so well with it?
take it back, take it easy
I don't know why would you take it away?

you think you're everything,
launch party: suicide
leave this town, you're ready to go

I don't think any time you can see straight
I won't be right there

I don't care who you know,
no one's gonna take you home
every year festivals, actors that you
chase alone
running back, you go so hard
it's a game that you'll never know:
buying crack from the bulwark
of the sober soul that you hate me for

a pain you didn't realize:
your social circle has no sides
you drink too much and drive yourself home
and when you sit all alone
at the bar and ignore the show
what should I take you for?

I don't think any time you can see straight
I won't be right there

you don't want to be honest
and you don't want to get old
but sometimes you just have to let go
you just have to go
'cause you don't know when to say no
don't let that Coke ruin your smile
put up your coat and stay awhile
don't let that coke ruin your smile
won't you stay and count the stars?
they're stars just like me
Track Name: Hey Keke
Hard luck running to you on the sidewalk
hard on whiskey and pills but going soft
You won't wait on another culture bait
but he's a drab, daft poet waiting for a sign
and you're someone who needs someone with a mind

You take your dress off
and pose for photos for hours
He says "Hey Keke"
He loves you but there's no more mystery of you

You peel yourself across his bedroom floor
to smoke a cigarette and collect your thoughts
You won't wait on another call today
so you hit the bar to drown your fears away
and find another man that takes you to that place

You take your dress off
and bathe in silence for hours
He says "Hey Keke"
He loves you but there's no more mystery of you
He takes his shirt off
and quotes dead writers for hours
He says "Hey Keke"
He loves you but there's no more mystery of you

In the morning he won't know who you are
In the morning you don't know who you are

It's hard luck when you stop
giving up without a thought
Give it up and take it from me:
It's hard luck when you haunt your hollow
Let me fill you up
Come on, let me see you again

You take your dress off
and pace the room for hours
He says "Hey Keke"
He loves you but there's no more mystery of you
so tear your heart out
and find someone who loves you
Hey, hey Keke I want you
but there's no more mystery of you