afterlight

by DAGMAR

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04:59
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04:22
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released June 6, 2015

Recorded and Mixed at Flat Black Studios, Iowa City by Luke Tweedy, Dana Telsrow, & Dagmar
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago
Produced by Dana Telsrow with Dagmar
Dagmar is Gemma Cohen & Miranda Mallard
All songs written by Dagmar
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 8 written in collaboration with Darla Murphy
Track 4 written in collaboration with Ben Fields

Gemma Cohen, vocals, & bass
Miranda Mallard, vocals, keyboard, & guitar
Dana Telsrow, guitar & bass
Justin LeDuc, percussion
Lee Anne Blackmore, violin
Olivia Wells, violin
Ursula Dial, cello
Blake Shaw, double bass
Cody Rhodes, percussion

Album design and artwork by Two Fold Creative Studios
Photography by Colin Buzza

Special thanks to all the musicians near and far that inspire us, especially our former bandmate, Darla Murphy. Thank you to the phenomenal musicians and friends who performed on this album. Dana and Justin, you are truly part of our Dagmar family. Thank you for adding so much artistry and magic, along with such dedication and commitment to our music, you take our sound to the next level. To our handsome Mr. Foley, aka Luke Tweedy, Beefcake and Studmuffin could not have done this without you. Thank you for putting up with our meticulous natures, and investing so much energy and soul into our songs. Thank you Frankie and James for reflecting our sound in your beautiful artwork. Thank you to our amazingly supportive parents, you have all contributed so much, thank you for believing in us! To the sweetest most special human, Eli, thank you for supporting Dag--maar in all the ways a toddler can. Thank you to our dear friends for supporting our mission: Rob, Alana, Eric, David, Jonnie, Colin, Cody, Debbie, Erick, Tim, the whole town of Fairfield, Iowa, and all of our generous contributors!

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DAGMAR San Francisco, California

Dagmar is an indie classical, harmony driven band currently based out of San Francisco. Dagmar's sound is raw, challenging, a vulnerable vocal driven exposition of Medieval harmonies and uncrumpled diaries.

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Track Name: What Do You Want
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want

i wish my pages would erase themselves as i go along
like a sweater undone by a single string my voice would just fade out
poetry is not for us anymore
poetry is not for us anymore
i’m already tired of trying to find
the right words to spell out

what do you want
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want

my heart opens, i breath you in as you walk away
now i'm barefoot on this cold hard floor in this empty space
poetry is not for us anymore
poetry is not for us anymore
i’m already tired of trying to find
the right words to spell out

let me get out, let me out, let me get out
let me get out, let me out, let me get out

what do you want
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want
Track Name: Movie Screen
houses all around surrounding
bodies moving
looking out a window
watching movies

am i really here
am i really here

sidewalks pass beneath my feet
rolls of film
if i reach my hand to touch them
broken mirror

am i really here
am i really here

i’m pretty sure that,
everyone has
a submarine
especially me

i’m pretty sure that,
everyone has
a window screen
especially me

i’m not so sure that,
anyone is
an open book
especially me

am i really here
am i really here
am i really here
am i really here
Track Name: Tumbleweed
trouble me, i'll trouble you
tumbleweed i'm coming down, coming down
challenge me, i'll challenge you
tumbleweed i'll throw you down

the battle i didn't want to fight
i'm fighting it, fighting it now

the more you try, the more we die
the moment I, knew how you lie
fool...

reservoir evaporated
cracks in the ground, you're falling down
sever your roots from mine
let the wind carry you

the battle I didn't want to fight
i'm fighting it, fighting it now

the more you try, the more we die
the moment i, knew how you lie
fool...

i still remember, when we first met
a trick, a true dream
washed away
Washed away
Track Name: Echo
i shot a deer in the throat
i watched him hungry for air
ground spread stains and the air
hung a sweet sweet salt

but I’ve held heavier things
i've held heavier things

i put a hole in the wall
‘cos I had no where else to go
i crawled inside to hide
hide inside a pile of dust


but I’ve held heavier things
i’ve held heavier things

echo, I have found you
echo, I have found you

ooooo

echo, I have found you
echo, I have found you

i've held heavier things
i've held heavier things

echo, I have found you
echo, I have found you
Track Name: Sunrise
sunrise
and all i have to think about
is how i miss you
between the sheets
of my empty bed

sometimes
i need to curl up in a ball
so that the sun can bleach it all
from my hair
the smell you left there

so
leaves turn the time
and i'll turn out fine
and you will fade along the line

moonrise
when all the warmth has gone to sleep
and only cold stars
light up my skin
it's hard to breathe in

i'm wishing you were never scarred
and i hope from the bottom
of my heart
that you'll be always warm
always warm

today i heard a story about a boy whose parents left him to the wolves
his heart it filled with noise, in turn he poisoned all who offered a kind word

the people gave him back the same, the moon did wax and wane. who is to blame?

the cycle set, we all regret this downward pace is never to be changed

and my son
who never learned to love
and my son
i'd never leave you out to rust
Track Name: How Small
heyaaaaa hey
heyaaaaa hey

face to face
the knives come out
battle's begun
we know each other no more
in our own eyes
exalted

oooooo

i always want to live in large open spaces so I will never forget how small i am
so i can feel small i always want to live in large open spaces so i will never forget how small

gravity let go of me
emptied sky, beneath my feet

oooooo

heyaaaaa hey
heyaaaaa hey

heyaaaaa hey
heyaaaaa hey

sheets of smoke
fold over us
melting us into the ground
erased from it all
this is how
we lose

ooooooo

i always want to live in large open spaces so i will never forget how small i am
so i can feel small i always want to live in large open spaces so i will never forget how small
Track Name: Naked
hell has crept in here
how can this be bliss

they're all gonna leave
1, 2, and 4 and 5 and 6 and one

i can't stand it
take off all your clothes
Take off all your clothes

empty in empty out
let me in let it out

they're all gonna leave
1, 2, and 4 and 5 and 6 and one

shed your skin
cut off all your hair

empty in empty out
let me in let it out

they're all gonna leave

this is the only way
to heaven on earth, you say
one by one we break through this fantasy
watching your walls come down, come down
Track Name: Shelter Us
oh hold,
these winter skies and dark
hide in the sun
to eventually crumble and find their home

hey

this braid
this hallowed place undone
shelter my
son his wavering footsteps will find their rest

hey

shapes of dust they fall from the sky
six arms extend one thousand times

this braid
this braid
this hallowed place

shapes of dust they fall from the sky
six arms extend one thousand times

hey

shelter us
shelter us
shelter us
shelter us
Track Name: My Wolves
my love, your wolves crawl into my heart
and grow a black hole
my love, this is the life we made

i'm coming down i'm coming down
i'm coming down coming down

i'm without you i'm without you
when i'm with you i'm without you

I'm numb
numb

my love, your wolves crawl into my heart
and grow a black hole
my love, this is the life we made