Stephen Song

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The only collaborative Linger Effect release (thus far). Check out Stephen:

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I woke up at five o'clock when the phone rang.
I didn't miss much that afternoon by being asleep -
quiet rooms, dirty carpet, dim light.
A grey dust settles on all the stupid things we decide to keep.

I notice how my hand leaves fingerprints on the receiver -
how my voice gets faintly echoed in the earpiece.
Outside my door your shuffling steps are the beats of memories:
border crossings, giggling, record sleeps,
and knowing smiles when we each read.

The future is the bottom of a swimming pool.

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from Charmer, released February 1, 2005
Lyrics & lead vocals by Stephen Andrew Guy. Music, instrumentation & backing vocals by Kent Burt.

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The Linger Effect St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Reputedly abandoned as an infant on the unforgiving permafrost of northeast Newfoundland and raised by sasquatch, TLE is the type of one-man music machine that arrives only once per generation. Velvety 6-string chuggalug, chilly Teutonic synth, Eurodisco, & Mancunian post-punk bound together by a sticky, spunky aplomb that only a lifetime of being switched on and streetwise can engender. ... more

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