rough out

by Stead

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Gone ("Rough" Promo) (free) 02:25
(instrumental)
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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
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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
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ROUGH (digital release on ITUNES, AMAZON and all the most popular digital music providers. 01.COLORS 02.ANOTHER ME 03.FLAMING RED HORIZON 04.WHEELER DEALER 05.INSTEAD 06.REPETITIVE 07.TWENTY NINE TIMES (feat. Dave Muldoon) 08.GIUGGIULENA (feat. Giuliano Dottori) Stefano Antoci D'Agostino, Cesare Basile, Luca Recchia, Roberta Cartisano, Marcello Sorge, Francesco Saverio Gliozzi, Silvia Segale, Dave Muldoon, Giuliano Dottori. Produced by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino (05) w/ Cesare Basile (01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07) and Giuliano Dottori (08) - 2008/2011, Milan/London. Recorded by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino (05), w/ Luca Recchia (01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07) w/ Giuliano Dottori (08) - 2008/2011, Milan/London. Mixed by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino, London, 2011 Mastered by Massimiliano Lotti, Milan, 2012. Words and Music by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino © Stead 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.) * Stefano Antoci D'Agostino, Cesare Basile, Luca Recchia, Roberta Cartisano, Marcello Sorge, Francesco Saverio Gliozzi, Silvia Segale, Dave Muldoon, Giuliano Dottori, Stefano Chiodini, Marco e Nicoletta Tiberini, Mud Hair Jongleur. Produced by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino (05, 11, 16, 17), w/ Cesare Basile (01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 13, 14), w/ Mhj*, Nicolò Zaganelli & Gianluca Mancini (12), w/ Marcin Bricki** (15) w/ Giuliano Dottori (08, 18) * Shaped © Mud Hair Jongleur, 2004 ** Five © Swit Music, 2009. Recorded by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino (05, 11, 16, 17), Luca Recchia and Stefano Antoci D'Agostino (01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 13, 14), Giuliano Dottori (08, 18), Gianluca Mancini (12, Shaped © Mud Hair Jongleur, 2004), Marcin Bricki (15) - 2008/2011, Milan, Malmö, Celje, London - Mixed by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino, London, 2011. * 12 mixed by Gianluca Mancini, 2004, Milan ** 15 mixed by Marcin Bricki, 2009, Malmö. Mastered by Massimiliano Lotti, Milan, 2012 (01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07,08, 13, 14), Stefano Antoci D'Agostino (11, 16, 17) * 12 mastered by Nicolò Zaganelli, 2004, Milan ** 15 mastered by Marcin Bricki, 2009, Malmö. Words and Music by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino © Stead
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Deal (?! EP) (free) 01:45
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Five in one like a star not a real one not a Hollywood shot Like the one painted from a child with five heads all on the same side The younger plays with a dog between white lies and the meaning of love One is gonna be a husband cause the colder sun sometimes may really keep you warm Hail to the Jongleur between the bows of a bending tree and a tale, the mudhairman and the clouds innocence shaped Respect for the jongleur The older is painting a wave a young girl, a job and a way to be a father The bigger looks for the skill that slipped away like a dream ends in the morning sun Hail to the Jongleur between the bows of a bending tree and a tale, the mudhairman and the clouds innocence shaped Respect for the jongleur and for the stories he told The last one was the last who gave up and the first who was beaten Five in one like the star with five heads all on the same side Hail to the Jongleur between the bows of a bending tree and a tale, the mudhairman and the clouds innocence shaped Respect for the jongleur and for the stories he told
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(Shaped is taken from Mud Hair Jongleur "The Sunlover's Tale", 2004 © Stefano Antoci D'Agostino) I run alone … i look at the road, i’m not scared i know it’s the only road … it could make me feel completely proud completely released, do i still believe in me ? in this ? do i want to change my direction ? do care about it’s not easy ? i’m so tired … and I swear when I will find the rain I won’t be wet … when I feel weak is just because I don’t know where … where i will find the place that I would like to create I run a lot … i look at the stones that i could leave behind … how many of those stones i really want to take away with me … if I could answer … maybe they don’t belong me i would rather say that I need them … i’m so tired … and I swear when I will find the rain I won’t be wet … when I feel weak is just because I don’t know where … where i will find the place that I would like to create your words in my youth here there was no way out … nothing to say i had noone to call with that name … so i shaped myself on you and now i wish you were here
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GLASGOW The girl of the fifth floor's alone ... she has a piano Pics of the past on the shelf, memories ... Glasgow It's not there is not room enough for the love in that reign It is just that is perfect for cups of tea and for smiles She loves to paint and the shame is that we did not take a bow she loves to paint and the shame is that we did not talk about The aforementioned girl has job, she works in another world Andes are far and it's not a shame, It's just fear Journeys and stories and pencils and songs it sounds so real But she's back every time in a dress that shows what she is not She loves to paint and the shame is that we did not take a bow she loves to paint and the shame is that we did not talk about I'm not allowed to go on i'd better stop Glasgow forgive me i'm not allowed to go on Are you still waiting for me to write back ? are you kidding me ? Glasgow i've never been there but somehow now you're mine too She loves to paint and the shame is that we did not take a bow she loves to paint and the shame is that we did not talk about
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LIKE A BLAST dry eyes to stare at the bomb which never explodes to feel safe enough for a child and never grow up then never beg for a Lord and never question the price you paid to be someone else It's like a blast that is fading away on the day he'll try to forget all the promises never made It's like a blast, are you looking at me ? are you really in love with the tears i'm not gonna leave on the floor cause this is a storm without the rain … like a blast so what about this money that they save ? what about the things they will never pay, cause it's not enough to share the story they will never tell to get inside a mirror the perfect smile that he knows and that you missed … It's like a blast that is fading away on the day he'll try to forget all the promises never made It's like a blast, are you looking at me ? are you really in love with the tears i'm not gonna leave on the floor cause this is a storm without the rain … like a blast so you find yourself trying to fix a dream high on the wall higher than the choices you pretend to curse for every day that you spent like a blast
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FROGPRINCE I was fast and now im slow … speed is not the hitch I was blind then I saw … and I saw nothing at all … Thought to be unmistakable … I was wrong, unmistakable was my desire was a line left on a bigger line I look around and im not alone here A frogprince is looking at me … a frogprince is laughing at me cause he knows what is going on I felt strong but im weak I was nothing but a rout in disguise now that smiles became lies I feel like I was born dumb … oh I look around and im not alone here A frogprince is looking at me a frogprince is laughing at me cause he knows how to be happy and if I sing this song well I’m not alone frogprince is singing with me a frogprince is laughing at me cause he knows that I should sing better he knows so much about me and he knows that a princess is coming back home … once again.
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PLANETUNE No noone is safe, in the 2nd week of the year when the weather is like in may No noone is wise enough fathers are trading my snow for a plastic new sun and if nothing is all nothing seems wrong Oh noone is you when you say this is not mine this is not what i need cause till nothing is all nothing will ever change and how can the ocean be like a friend how the ground can resist to the weight of this hate how can the wind forget all the shit that we shoot in the air we are dead and too busy to care And if nothing is real heroes today come from a TV show so that nothing makes sense and the poet and scientist words are not relevant = Nothing is all, nothing is wrong we are dead and too busy to care to care ... to care ... to care ... to stare. and if nothing is all no place is home oh if nothing is all, all must be changed cause if nothing is all, noone is you

about

Rough Out is a collection of B-Sides, Outtakes, Demos and Promo music which could have ended up in the tracklist of "Rough" (2012-BTZK) but for some reason they didn't make it ... Here they are. It includes early versions of "Frogprince", "Planetune" and "Glasgow".

"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)

STEAD - Lo-Fi/Indie/Folk (London, UK) : “ROUGH” and “ROUGH OUT” Digital Release, REPETITIVE Digital Single and Music

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.)

credits

released September 1, 2012

* Stefano Antoci D'Agostino, Cesare Basile, Luca Recchia, Roberta Cartisano, Marcello Sorge, Francesco Saverio Gliozzi, Silvia Segale, Dave Muldoon, Giuliano Dottori, Stefano Chiodini, Marco e Nicoletta Tiberini, Mud Hair Jongleur.

Produced by Stefano Antoci D'Agostino w/ Cesare Basile, Nicolò Zaganelli & Gianluca Mancini, Marcin Bricki, Giuliano Dottori.

The 2 Digital Singles taken from "ROUGH" are now available on ITUNES, AMAZON, BANDCAMP and all the most popular digital music provider. Every file includes the title track and 2 bonus tracks taken from “Rough Out”

01. INSTEAD (includes previuosly unreleased Glasgow and Planetune)
01. REPETITIVE (includes previuosly Like a Blast and Frogprince)

It was in 2008 that i left a world that i didn't like, to go looking for a world that doesn't exist. I had many things at that time, things that today i regret. But I didn't have what i wanted. I packed some of the things I had, I left some of them behind. Everything changed and a few months later i found myself recording an album, the album today I officially release. Today, after more than three years, I haven't found yet what I was looking for. One by one, day by day, i lost every little thing i had. Every little thing I had built in years got spoiled and only a bunch of rough songs survived to the hardest change i have ever faced in my life. Damaged. Alive. No world that doesn't exist. But i tried and it was at that point that millions of stories started to cross my way. In the end this is what "Rough" meant to be about, actually what "Rough" is about. This is the ideal place where a new little story will settle and grow up. Cause "A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal" (Will Bloom).

and Thanks to : Massive, huge, enormous thanks to Rita, Giovanni e Concetta Ventura, Marco Antoci D'Agostino, Melania Antoci, Silvia Segale and every little piece of my family for always loving me and for the incredible things i learned from all of them. Slightly smaller thanks to all those who, at some point during the last 4 years, played live or recorded these songs and all those who worked, for some reason, on the "Rough" project so far. In alphabetical order : Andreas Laudwein, Broken Toys, Carla Zerbi, Catharina Linden, Cesare Basile, Daniele Antonino, Danilo Torretta, Dave Muldoon, Davide Iacono, Dit Records, Francesco Saverio Gliozzi, Frida Linden, Gianfranco Caruso, Giuliano Dottori, Jonathan Arnlund, Lino Palena, Luca Recchia, Marcello Sorge, Marcin Bricki, Max Lotti, Marco Tiberini, Massimiliano Galli, Mara Palena, Mattia Pittella, Nicoletta Tiberini, Nicolò Zaganelli, PPZK, Raise The Bar Records, Roberta Cartisano, Ronny Seiler, Silvia Segale, Simon Linden, Stefano Chiodini. Then thanks to all my best friends, you know who you are.

Thank you all, dear listeners.

Stefano Antoci D'Agostino
aka Stead
info@stead.it
www.stead.it

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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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