Mise En Place

by Alex Napping

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Mise En Place, the band’s upcoming sophomore full-length, weaves together the uncertainty of adulthood with a personal desire to establish existential structure. It also marks the band’s first release with San Francisco-based Father/Daughter Records. Revolving around a formative relationship, this album tells the story of Cohen’s conflicting roles as both person and partner while highlighting a sophisticated, dimensional sound from the band at large. In Mise En Place, arrangements take center stage, overwhelming the guitar-centric sound that had dominated their early releases. This new band dynamic comes together articulately in the album’s lead single, Living Room. Moody and honest, with tracks that express both joy and isolation, Mise En Place explores the struggle to evade traditionalism, define personal success, and balance the expectations of love.

Mise En Place comes out on Father/Daughter Records on May 5th, 2017. You can find the band somewhere between Austin and New York City.

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released May 5, 2017

Music by Alex Napping
Produced by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, TX
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering
Cover photo by Geneva Hopson
Design by Wes Larsen

Special thanks to Mary & Brady Clark

Alex Napping is Adrian Sebastian Haynes, Tomas Garcia-olano, Andrew Stevens & Alex Cohen

© & ℗ 2016 Alex Napping Under Exclusive License to Father/Daughter Records
www.fatherdaughterrecords.com

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Alex Napping Austin, Texas

Austin/NYC-based quartet Alex Napping draws from the deeply personal and the sonically groovy to create storytelling with a beat. Founded in 2013, the group includes lead singer and guitarist Alex Cohen, guitarist Adrian Sebastian Haynes, bassist Tomas Garcia-olano, and drummer Andrew Stevens. ... more

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Track Name: You've Got Me
Catch me falling
Who else is watching
‘Cause you’re there too silent
With the same, body swelling

Daily, daily or nightly
I’ll catch you on the telephone
Darling, darling so slightly
Wishing you were on your way home
And you’ll tell me your steamy dreams
Honey, honey, you’ve got me
You’ve got me

Take your time darling
Something told me months ago
That look in your eyes
Paints for me galaxies

Daily, daily or nightly
I’ll catch you on the telephone
Darling, darling so slightly
Wishing you were on your way home
Daily, daily or nightly
(And you’ll tell me)
Darling, darling so slightly
(Your steamy dreams)
Honey, honey you’ve got me
(Ripping of my clothes at the seams)
Honey, honey you’ve got me

Daily, daily or nightly
Darling, darling so slightly
Honey, honey you’ve got me
Honey, honey you’ve got me
Track Name: Fault
There’s a pause in your breath, I know it
There’s a fault in your step, I can tell
If nothing is wrong then you’re lying
The water’s all gone from your well

But there’s a pattern in the groove
From within we cannot move
Yet you know why you can’t
Make that bargain
Cautious with the dust
From a novel western lust
But still something’s loud
In your fretfulness

A breach in the wall of your center
The same conversation took us here
The things that I do are just habit
Getting all of their steam from my fears

But there’s a pattern in the groove
From within we cannot move
Yet you know why you can’t
Make this bargain
Cautious with the dust
From a novel western lust
But still something’s loud
In your fretfulness
And you know why these quirks
Make both us restless

It’s apprehension that’s hold me back
And none of your fault for the way that I act
Please can you trust, can you tell how I love you?
Please can you know, can you say that we’ll get through this
We’ll get through this
But why can’t we please make this bargain
Cautious with the dust
From a novel western lust
But still something’s loud
In your fretfulness
And you know why these quirks
Make both us restless
Track Name: Living Room
There’s a living room
Filled with all of our stuff
I can’t get it to move
Without unsettling dust

How can you tell me
That it’s a bad idea?

There’s a space between us
That’s thicker than we’ve built
I can’t get it to close
Without it triggering guilt

I can dream all day
‘Bout what it’d be like
For our pictures to share walls
And the neighbors be nice
I can dream all day
‘Bout what it’d be like
For the road to be a hole
And the same bed every night

How can you tell me
That it’s a bad idea

Why can’t I tell you
That it’s a bad idea