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Be Estranged

by Phantom Handshakes

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Jonathan Pryor
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Jonathan Pryor A recent love interest used the term "lo-fi" to describe everything I've tried to share with her from BC. We're no longer speaking. Lol. Favorite track: At Rest.
Jeff Haight
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Jeff Haight A blissful debut EP from Phantom Handshakes featuring a beautiful mix of dream pop and shoegaze influences. The home recordings add a great sense of intimacy with Federica’s vocals shining through the subtle reverb soaked haze and guitar jangle. It’s their debut but it feels like seeing an old friend after a long time. Favorite track: You Are an Idea.
Antonella M.
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Antonella M. amazing debut! Shoegaze made with inspiration and beauty Favorite track: Stubborn.
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🇩🇰 bandcampLars 🇩🇰 💙🇺🇦💛 ...

If Ya Love Such Bands As:

"Lush" "ONBC" & "the Sundays"

Then Ya Will Find This CD 💿 Here Utterly Fab-Fuckin-tastic 😍

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... Favorite track: Stubborn.
pastor0fmuppets
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pastor0fmuppets It's easy to get sidetracked with all of the amazing Shoegaze/dreampop stuff I am immersed in here on BC, but this album is like I re-found my favorite guitar I had stashed from myself and had forgotten all about how it makes me feel. It doesn't hurt that I hear Harriet Wheeler in these vocals, which has always been pretty much impossible to accomplish. Favorite track: You Are an Idea.
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1.
Melodies aren’t so sweet anymore If you thought you were a dreamer You might be wrong Forget the magic, put on a shirt The show must go on, come on board Stop shrinking to fit in Illusions can make you sick Stop pleasing people around They want you as you can’t be I am picking up the pieces of your neglected hearth Get rid of their opinions That bring you down Stop shrinking to fit in Illusions can make you sick Stop pleasing people around They want you as you can’t be
2.
Stubborn 02:37
There's a the reason why I cannot sleep at night Pictures from the past, a wistfulness that lasts You started drawing lines I didn't dare to cross the line It wasn't so fun I am a stubborn, you are not Counting sheep at night Won't save me from despair I am dreaming of two trains that collide but I survive Shaking off my old fears In a new atmosphere I survived twice twice It wasn't, so fun If you don't see love, you're stubborn Embrace it, you moron I am leaving for my good
3.
At Rest 02:37
I dream I brake but I can't slow down The car is moving way too fast it speeds out of control My heartbeat is racing at rest No matter how hard I press this brake The car can't stop and now it's too late My head spins around My heartbeat is racing, it's bad This message is clear or maybe it's not Can you hear the sudden wake up call? Before it’s too late My heartbeat is racing at rest, it’s bad Can you hear it?
4.
In a state of fear I spoke to a God As faithless as I was I found treasure in the dark Lost, I needed faith Just enough to breath I got a reason to live There’s a kind of love that I still breath in All this brand new hope, I feel pure At first all I I saw were six men in black My heavy heart was filled with agony, grief and dread Losing track of time, we walked for 50 days A sudden ray of light just came and lighten up my way There’s a kind of love that I still breath in All this brand new hope I feel pure I am going back to the dirty tongues I am fighting back all the dirty tongues I wanna kill all the dirty tongues Finally I can see the sunlight, I can walk in the next room and hug my mom My faith grew stronger I won't let your hate turn me into a prisoner again There’s a kind of love that I still breath in All this brand new hope I am pure
5.
I want to write about you and I, about other times Eleven years have gone by And all the images become blurred and dull But I remember so well And I remember all Yes every single smell And every time you groaned I want to write about frailty when love is deep I paint a picture, an idea It helps me tell you what's real you are not real But I remember so well and I remember all yes, every single smell every time we fought I stand apart Thoughts crowd my mind I can't help it You can't help it A brand new day You're now ghost that lives somewhere But I remember so well And I remember all Yes every single smell And every time we fought
6.
Open Sore 03:21
I am wrong and you are right I wear black and you white I am dead you are alive I am alone you're just fine But tonight I might be able to gather all my stuff up for a campfire I am heading west You look stable now Are you stable now? You own a rifle a big household I am like an open sore Left to dry up in the sun I’m like a lonely bird Or a desolate shore But tonight I might be able to take over my life and run, so far And make things right Am I crazy now? Am I the crazy one? I got no rifle Fuck your rifles I am like an open sore Left to dry up in the sun I’m like a lonely bird Or a desolate shore
7.
Drift Away 02:45
Skeptics don't believe that I hired a new gatekeeper for my empire I go there at night when outside it's pouring rain, it's nice inside But people say that I'm insane, They stay away My magic world is safe and warm, I drift away Joyful and blessed I dance all day long with funny friends Everyone is polite, no more fights A vast blue sky An open mind Skeptics don’t believe that I hired a new gatekeeper for my empire I go there at night when outside it’s pouring rain, it’s nice inside

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The Debut EP from Phantom Handshakes

Phantom Handshakes is Matt Sklar and Federica Tassano

Proceeds from digital Bandcamp sales will be donated to colorofchange.org

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released July 31, 2020

All songs written, recorded and mixed by Matt and Federica at their respective homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan, April-May 2020
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago

ZT158 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2020

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Phantom Handshakes is a lo-fi, dream pop collaboration between Federica Tassano and Matt Sklar.

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