A Little Slander, A Little Lace

by Clara Engel

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Michael Keerdo-Dawson
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Michael Keerdo-Dawson A Little Slander, A Little Lace in particular is a first class song from one of my new favourite artists. Great little single. Favorite track: A Little Slander, A Little Lace.
Doompalm
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Doompalm Great stuff, as alyways, Clara. Favorite track: What's the Damage.
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wonderdog The ominous music sounds like late Massive Attack, while Clara's voice sounds like an angel (as usual).
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Recorded on a wintery morning at Paul Swoger-Ruston's house.

"Slinking vocals wind around an etherized, post-punk pulse as the music snakes through the darker recesses of your mind, the hidden chambers of your heart, asking you to turn off the lights, to burn a few candles, to pour another glass, to light another something, anything, to dance slowly, alone with the flickering shadows on the walls. It’s a haunting single, and a mighty fine introduction to Clara Engel’s bluesy, experimental laments."
- Los Grillos Collective

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released January 31, 2015

Written & performed by Clara Engel
Clara Engel: voice, guitar

Engineered, mixed, and with additional instrumentation by Paul Swoger-Ruston:
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Cover art by Clara

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Clara Engel Toronto, Ontario

Guitarist, songwriter, singer, visual artist.

Based in TO.

Portrait of Clara by Yuki Komura

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Track Name: A Little Slander, A Little Lace
a little slander, a little lace
I brought you violets and disgrace
whatever the weather
I won't be late
I'll drink the bitter
I'll down my fate

a tortured figure
a battered word
skull full of honey
eye full of birds
I've been unruly
I've been wrong
bear me away
in an asylum of fog
I don't want to see clearly anymore
Track Name: What's the Damage
what's the damage?
what do I owe?

how many golden geese?
how many thornless roses?
how many miles along a river with no shore?

in my heart a blizzard
my fingers burn
the wishing tree I planted
has poisoned all the birds

I'd like to leave this place
beholden to no one

name the balm
name the cure

what's the damage?
what do I owe?

how many golden geese?
how many thornless roses?
how many miles along a river with no shore?

your visions don't impress me
bandage the bloody word
rotten spoils around our feet
some children never learn

I'd like to leave this place
beholden to no one

name the balm
name the cure

what's the damage?
what do I owe?

how many golden geese?
how many thornless roses?
how many miles along a river with no shore?