rough

by Stead

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1.
Colors 03:57
COLORS Put this life on this night, could you spend it asleep ? no, you could not dream. Could you maybe turn off a light just to turn it on when it could be late ? it will never be dark, learn to face this night up there's so much to get there's your star somewhere so if you should close your eyes … just smile before what i'm trying to say's that this growing is not getting old what i was trying to explain, now it's late, i know but you're the one you were before with all the colors you lost now take this line as a joke where some succeeds and someone, someone else just fails tell me what means a lot when both of them refused soon their own way to be free cause they could be me but weakness bought all rich wisdom and now send the poor to pay much for this very expensive sleep what i'm trying to say's this growing is not getting old what i was trying to explain, now it's late, i know but you're the one you were before with all the colors you lost and all that you never get to be alright or just to feel proud cause there must be a way to hold on faithful to the promise made to all the colors you lost. They are something you know, they are what you created they are something you are, somehow and anyway they are something you love and they feel the same
2.
Another Me 03:37
ANOTHER ME The fire lies under, all this water above the bottle is always the one i have earned hey ... is it the same for your dinner ... or is it the same thing just for your face ? Cause there is a stage in disguise that is hiding your disgrace Sadness is trying to conceal the lack of respect but there is place where I am sure cheats will be cheated That place is where another me wins ... another me. The curtain is falling, clapping hands are tuning out the story is without words but if words are still safe you lost you steal words from this silence but it's loud always remember the first line, my dinner is mine and yours now lies Deep in a sound that is mildly screaming your disgrace Can you be stupid enough to not understand ... the eyes of the man who belongs to the places ... where another me wins ? where another me is respectfully standing on the border line of the front row that's where another me wins ... you know ... that's where another me is alone
3.
FLAMING RED HORIZON Prayers in the box of the "untradeable" faith with pictures never taken of a wonderful tale, where no one stares at this horizon in cage. So it is that your faith forgot to be fair and left this silence in your stead. how can i stare at the streets where you loved to walk no Saint Marks ain't the same without you. Then someone saw the sailor sailing the space. It's said it smiles at stars as they pass by with grace and that he writes down all the names screamed out by the flames. So it is that the river that bloody morn stole the sailor from the ocean. So that it was ridiculous to be here, New York makes no sense without you. Now can you hear how this horizon in flames screams our names ? hey .. that's your name So i've been talking to you, don't know how long, pretending you were still there, i asked you all the things that i didn't know ... mate, come on can you please tell me more Yes i've been talking to you, i don't know how long, you know, there was so much to say ... can you hear how these flames are now screaming out loud ?
4.
THE WHEELER DEALER And if it was just that is time for him to die with a smile, i mean ... he's been lying to himself for so long that now lies turned into life ... and he said maybe this is my happiness Cause fools wash their lies into the eyes Yes, fools wash their time into the price But i've got a life not a job in my hands i've got a smile not a laugh, this is my fun i've got a light that is not a sun but it's not dark yet ... enough to give up, enough to be done And if it was just that it's never too late for him to get a new mask ... I mean is not always that heroes are brave sometimes they are those who escaped and maybe this is my happy end. Cause fools wash their lies into the eyes Yes, fools wash their time into the price paid But i've got a life not a job in my hands i've got a smile not a laugh, this is my fun i've got a light that is not a sun but it's not dark yet ... enough to give up, enough to be done. It's not enough.
5.
Instead 04:17
INSTEAD one more time you keep the language wrong to save the meaning time to get ahead to the end and back ... to the beginning in stead of all those steps you use to hide instead leaving pale puddles in the air reading pale footsteps on a sound one more time you keep the voice down to release the feeling time to get ahead to the end and back ... back to the meaning in stead of all those steps you use to hide instead leaving pale puddles in the air reading pale footsteps on a sound Now come to spread your wasted pride surviving through the back door you've got to get back to see how long it burns you've got to get a back door you've got to get back to get out from the front you've got to get back home you've got to get back to wash your wasted love you've got to get up before you've got to get up before falling down again now that is time get ahead to the end and back ... mhhhhh ... time get ahead to the end and back back to that meaning.
6.
Repetitive 03:16
REPETITIVE Cant stop sayin the same things i'm quite repetitive well this day is fake, what am i inside of it? Cant stop looking around like the worst alien, there's none in the right place it sounds criminal and if i'm just looking for silence forgive me ... its just my opinion is tired Cant forget that is small what your forgot to feed all you don't think could be big and what you did not love indeed Cant forget how your story was born tiny to grow and how you forgot it to be big mediocrity so if i'm just looking for silence its just that words move too blind Forgive me ... its just my opinion is tired forget it ... its just my opinion is mine and it's not on sale well if i am just looking for silence it's just these words move to blind Forgive me it's just my opinion is tired Forget it it's just my opinion is mine and it's not on sale it's just my opinion ... forget it
7.
29 TIMES (Stead featurng Dave Muldoon) Happiness burns in the wake of every smile, this is life, this is the compromise Happiness is all you can keep not more than a while, It's not fast ... it is just free tell me how it goes when your pride seems so armless, tell me would you have ever foreseen that i counted 29 times when i tried to believe in the fireworks ? I know this day has been made for a better idea, once i was rash and i loved the past but now i know its like that someone or something is stealing the life that i left and the words ... like it was a word tell me how it goes when one half seems smaller, tell me would you have ever foreseen that i would have counted the 29 times when i tried to be trading the tears ? for a happy new year for a happy new fear The old year is gone, a cruel peace rules on the hope, promises now rest drunken hearts in very fat souls when the party is done ... time now takes its place so that if this time is getting on and getting on is gettin dreadful and fast ...i will find my way back so that if this time is getting on and getting on is getting short i will be counting the 29 times when i tried to be me ... trading the tears for a happy new fear
8.
Giuggiulena 05:08
GIUGGIULENA (Stead featuring Giuliano Dottori) You're gone, some leave just to stay someone is so pure that remains in the air that's the secret of the wind You're gone and now you should be there a place i was not sure it could really exist a place you did create now the best love is waiting for you to go the best light is shining while darkness is just what we cannot see looking for all that we cant understand You're gone and there's a cup of nuts ice scream between the way you made laugh and your way to be free i could not compare You're gone, some leave just to stay someone is so pure that remains in the air like a secret in the wind now the best love is waiting for you to go the best light is shining while darkness is just what we cannot see looking for all that we cant understand you're gone

about

"A delicate and introspective acoustic album that reveals the talent of Stefano Antoci D'Agostino, helped by some indie Italian celebrities who tie a ribbon on a bunch of lo-fi folk songs that, born all around the world, show a very international flavour [...] an album that sounds a bit like a wanderer, but this doesn't mean that it sounds without having a specific direction" (Beppe Ceccato, ROLLING STONE)

"Minimalist folk-rock ... intimate, epidermal, intense and precious [...] Stead complies to the standards of the american folk tradition, he combines it with a vocal approach and melodic structures that recall Morrissey with some shades of brit-pop. It all ends up to be a forceful and pleasantly unusual mixture. (Barbara Santi, RUMORE)

"ROUGH OUT", extended version of "Rough", is available for purchase on BANDCAMP at the following link : stead.bandcamp.com/album/rough-out-2

Out now, on digital release, "ROUGH" and "ROUGH OUT", first full-length release from STEAD, lo-fi, folk, indie music project curated and embodied by the sicilian and London-based singer/songwriter Stefano Antoci D'Agostino. A New York born project which grew up in the small clubs of Milan, established itself as a delicate reality of the german underground music scene before settling in London in 2010. “Rough” synthesyzes a long path through the last 4 years of this project's life, all its shades, Its journeys across europe and all the wonderful musicians who got involved, like the John Parish' collaborator Cesare Basile, Giuliano Dottori, Dave Muldoon, Veivecura, Roberta Cartisano and the cellist Francesco Saverio Gliozzi (Sursum Corda) just to mention a few. An infinite journey that “Rough” retraces through the 8 most significant songs written during this period, together with “Rough Out” (extended version, available exclusively on Bandcamp), that will include 8 more tracks, demos and rarities recorded in due process between Milan, Malmo, Celje, Berlin e London. “Rough” and “Rough Out” release was anticipated in 2011 by the single and music video “Instead”, entirly self-produced, filmed and published by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino. “Repetitive”, second single taken from Rough, will precede and celebrate the digital release of the album. Repetitive Music Video was filmed in Bricklane, London in 2011 and is curated by the Apulian film-maker Lino Palena. In the meantime the Stead is working on the successor of “Rough” and a new EP will be released within the end of 2012.

ROUGH OUT (extended edition, digital release exclusively on BANDCAMP. includes some "rough" out-takes and previously unreleased demos taken from "2007 Ep © Stead, 2008" - "?! Ep" © Stead, 2009" - "Swit Music © Swit Music 2009" - "The Sunlover's Tale © Mud Hair Jongleur, 2004")

rough - 01.COLORS 02.ANOTHER ME 03.FLAMING RED HORIZON 04.WHEELER DEALER 05.INSTEAD 06.REPETITIVE 07.29 TIMES (feat. Dave Muldoon) 08.GIUGGIULENA (feat. Giuliano Dottori)

out - 11.DEAL (instr.) 12.SHAPED (2004 with Mud Hair Jongleur) 13.GLASGOW 14.LIKE A BLAST 15.FIVE 16.FROGPRINCE 17.PLANETUNE 18.GONE (instr.)

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released June 1, 2012

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A rough mixture of Nu-Folk, Lo-Fi Pop, Indie Rock and uncomfortable meanings ... in "a bunch of songs that, born all around the world, show a very international flavour" (Rolling Stone)

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