Ghost Stories

by Elder Sister Plum

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During the winter of 2014, Elder Sister Plum holed up in her bedroom, and by the dim glow of twinkling fairy lights created Ghost Stories, a four track EP of slow-as-molasses dark magic tunes featuring bass heavy drum loops, eerie synth pads and shimmering vocal harmonies.

Sitting in front of a lap top, with no microphone or other recording equipment in sight and only an acoustic guitar in hand, the sounds began to fill the cold air around her, like whispering ghosts from beyond the veil. Dark and brooding, but with a generous amount of creeping groove.

And so Elder Sister Plum presents to you, Ghost Stories: a somber, down-tempo collection of four songs (two covers, two originals), to accompany the wind howling through the trees and their branches scratching on your window pane. Throw on some headphones or grab some speakers and have a listen.

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released February 2, 2015

All sounds made by: Elder Sister Plum
Mixed by: Tanya Semple
Mastered by: Kaleb Hikele at The Townhouse
Album art by: Tanya Semple

Track 1 - Written by Father John Misty (Joshua Tillman)
Sub Pop Records

Track 2 - Written by Elder Sister Plum (SOCAN)

Track 3 - Written by Elder Sister Plum (SOCAN)

Track 4 - Written by AWOLnation (Aaron Bruno)
Red Bull Records

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Elder Sister Plum Victoria, British Columbia

Elder Sister Plum's tunes go down smooth like a good whisky. Her swashbuckling folk lullabies and musical ghost stories provide a treat for every listener. Elder Sister Plum is currently living in Victoria, BC where she recently released her fifth album, At The Edge Of The Woods. ... more

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Track Name: Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (cover)
Jesus christ, girl
What are people gonna think
When I show up to one of several funerals
I've attended for grandpa this week

With you
With me
Someone's gotta help me dig
Someone's gotta help me dig

Jesus christ, girl
It hasn't been long so it seems
Since I was picking out an island and a tomb for you
At the Hollywood Cemetery

You kiss
On me
Yeah but we should let this dead guy sleep
Yeah we should let this dead guy sleep

Jesus christ, girl
I laid up for hours in a daze
Retracing the expanse of your american back
With adderal and weed in my veins

You came
I think
The marble made my cheeks look pink
But i'm unsure of so many things

Someone's gotta help me dig
Someone's gotta help me dig
Someone's gotta help me dig
Track Name: Ode to a Restless Heart (Sing an Honour Song)
I woke to the hail of my mind
I rose to the light behind my eyes
I froze to find I was temporarily blind
I'm waiting, i'm just waiting for my time

We wait and we wait
And we shake our heads
At mistakes we've made
Still we make our beds

And we lay in peace
While we count our sheep
And we wait, and we wait
For our time

I know what you want
I don't know what you need
I follow you around
Like a puppy at your knees

I know who you are
I don't know where you've been
I've been waiting too damn long
For this feeling

We wait, and we wait
And we shake our heads
At mistakes we've made
Still we make our beds

And we lay in peace
While we count our sheep
And we wait, and we wait
For our time

Gimme, gimme gone
Sing an honour song
Living up to legends
Like a king among pawns

I know how you feel
I don't know how you touch
I've been waiting too damn long
And expecting too much

I woke to the hail of my mind
I rose to the light behind my eyes
I froze to find I was temporarily blind
I'm waiting, I'm just waiting for my time

Gimme, gimme gone
Sing an honour song

Living up to legends

Gimme, gimme gone
I've been waiting too damn long
Track Name: Monster
Don't bother coming by
You don't wanna know what these demons can be like.
I fixed myself up nice
Turned up the heat and put my skin on ice.

I put a curse on you
Now you know, what's it to you.
If you want the truth
Hold your breath till your face turns blue

I've got no reflection in any direction
And they say i'm getting lighter every day
Well I can't wait, that's what I say
I'm a monster, so give it to me straight

You know us monsters
We could take you any day
Hey, hey, hey

Don't spill your tears on me
The wishes I grant, they don't come for free
This 'aint your Momma's dance
They'll tear you apart if you give 'em the chance

You know i'm burning up
Never know when to say that's enough.
You can call me Queen
You're still the worst damn liar that I ever have seen

I've got no reflection in any direction
And they say i'm getting lighter every day
Well I can't wait, that's what I say
I'm a monster, so give it to me straight

You know us monsters
We could take you any day
Hey, hey, hey

Happy go lucky
No chance in hell
Snapping my fingers like
Broken bells

Easy come, easy go
It takes one to know
And a murder this crowded don't
Need another crow, I still

Like the way you taste
I just wanted you to know
But you can't afford admission to this
Freak show

I've got no reflection in any direction
And they say i'm getting lighter every day
Well I can't wait, that's what I say
I'm a monster, I don't need you anyway

I'm a monster
I could take you any day
Hey, hey, hey
Track Name: Sail (cover)
This is how I show my love
I made it in my mind because
I blame it on my ADD baby

This is how an angel cries
Blame it on my own sick pride
Blame it on my ADD baby

Sail (x4)

Maybe I should cry for help
Maybe I should kill myself
Blame it on my ADD baby

Maybe I'm a different breed
Maybe I'm not listening
So blame it on my ADD baby

Sail (x4)

La, la, la, la, la...

Oh sail (x4)

La, la, la, la, la (sail)...