Electric Caribou

by The Modeens

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On Electric Caribou, The Modeens' twist on 60's garage-psych-rock has spread to other genres in need of a shakeup, including country, soul, and punk. They're plucking you out of the blaring stream of 24/7 news channels and dropping you back on your favorite bar stool in that dive around the corner, where everyone from the lonely trucker sipping his whiskey to the tipsy redhead dancing at the jukebox has their own story to tell. Drink and listen responsibly.

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released May 18, 2013

Recording: Wavelab Studio, Chamber of Sounds
Mixing: Jamie Laboz
Mastering: J Fen Ikner
Graphics: Jamie Laboz
CD Layout: Jamie Laboz with Michael Serpe

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The Modeens Tucson, Arizona

The Modeens draw from the past and take it into the now with classic elements of rock-n-roll, 60's psychedelia & garage combined with soaring vocal harmonies, electronic textures and memorable melodies. Throw in shades of punk and americana - and you got a helluva sonic ride. ... more

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Track Name: Drinkin' Is A Full Time Job
Lost my office job the other day
Unemployment helped me pay the way
So I could sit on a stool eight hours a day
Sit on a stool and drink my trouble away.

Workin' in an office just ain't my bag
Don't like the bullshit smiles or the clothes they wear
I'm a natural man with a natural plan
So put another beer right in my hand

Drinkin' is a full time job and I'm working overtime
Drinkin' is a full time job and I'm working all the time.

Don't want a big bossman staring over my back
Or a big ol' secretary with a triple D rack
All I want is my bar and my drinking friends
Oh you know, the trouble never ends.
Oh yeah.

Drinkin' is a full time job and I'm working overtime.
Drinkin' is a full time job and I'm working overtime.
Drinkin' is a full time job and I'm working overtime.
Drinkin' is a full time job and I'm all the time.
Track Name: Fantasy
It's just another day
When your soul got sucked away
Now it's time for the show
Time to get up and go-go-go
Step-touch in time
To a different kind of grind
Don't matter who you are
Put your worries in a jar
And throw it far!

It's just a fantasy, it's just a fantasy.

Kaleidoscope of light
Hip sway with all your might
Let your body feel the flow
Start to twist it down and low
You can make the scene
And be your own kind of jellybean.
Don't matter who you've been
Cause babe this ain't no sin, this ain't no sin, yeah!

It's just a fantasy, it's just a fantasy.

Turn off the news and turn on your light
Don't be down on yourself, just get down with the night
You can be safe, or you can be free.
Shut up and dance, come on and dance with me.

It's just a fantasy, it's just a fantasy.
Track Name: Favorite Shoes
Now that my woman's gone I don't know what to do
She took my money and my favorite shoes

Sold my house, sold my house, got myself a new guitar
Some mirrored shades and then I hit the road.
This hometown life was bringing me down
My woman done treat me like a clown
I'm a truckin' man, the road's the life for me.

Now that my woman's gone I don't know what to do
She took my money and my favorite shoes
Ran off with the butcher and she screwed the baker, too.
I won't come home until I get my due.

I was driving down highway 69
This eighteen wheeler sure is flying
Not slowin' down for no one, no-sireee
Gonna find that woman and bring her down
Coz nobody treats me like a clown
I'm a truckin' man, just you wait and see

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Well I pulled into a county fair
There's my woman standing there
The fat man had my shoes right on his feet.
So I pulled a water gun and started shooting.
Some would say that was high-falutin'
I'm a truckin man, don't you mess with me

Now that my woman's gone I don't know what to do.
She took my money and my favorite shoes.
Ran off with the butcher and she screwed the baker, too.
I won't come home until I get my due.
Track Name: Mr. Jones
There's Mr. Jones, yeah, he lives down the hall
Doesn't like the rock n roll music, doesn't like it all
He's always knocking on my front door
Before too long I can't take it not more
Yeah, it's true
What you gonna do?

Well, you're not gonna, not gonna, not gonna bring me down.
No, no, no, no, no.

There's Mr. Jones, he's a real gone cat.
He keeps talking about eviction, yeah he's talking about this and that
He's always telling us to turn it own
Before too long I'm gonna get that clown
Yeah it's true, what you gonna do?

Well, you're not gonna, not gonna, not gonna bring me down.
No, no, no, no, no.
Track Name: Faster
Roaming around this empty place
The scent of you still lingers
Then this yawning ache awakes
To follow me til dawn.

Riding through the barrio
I see you in every mural
Reds and yellows all turn to gray
Without the fire in your eyes

Faster, my love
Come home to me
Faster, my love

Moments til I see your face
I'm homing in on your signal
Reds and yellows all turn to flame
Now that you're back where you belong.

Faster, my love
Come home to me
Faster, my love
Track Name: Free My Mind
Can't you see what you're doing to me?
I'm gonna free my mind so I don't have to worry.
I'm gonna free my mind so I don't have to think.

Every single day, every word you say
I'm gonna free my mind so I don't have to worry.
I'm gonna free my mind so I don't have to think.

It's what you do, not what you say
It's getting better every day
All I need is a little conversation

Here's a little tip
Don't board a sinking ship
I'm gonna free my mind so I don't have to worry.
I'm gonna free my mind so I don't have to think.
I'm gonna free my mind so I don't have to worry.
I'm gonna free my mind so gimme another drink.