Cobweb City​-​Suntan Lotion Cassingle

by Children of the Band

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    COTB#001 is only for retail sale in Jakarta, Indonesia, so, if you are a completest cassette collecting freak (like some people we know!) this is how you get our tape.

    A limited edition cassingle of our very first release
    100 copies are currently available, anywhere you are, by mail order.

    The cassette's excellent album design was by Chris Clements

    Blue cassingle with white type face in a white J-fold

    Recorded at Al's Studio, Jakarta, (c) 2016 Children of the Band

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Track Listing

Side A: Intro-Cobweb City- Animal Perspective
Side B: Suntan Lotion-Happy Man

Background

In late 2014, singer-songwriter Christ Holmz, and musicians Adink D'Menace and Benedict Pardede came together to produce a collection of songs Holmz had written over a number of years.

Holmz, from an Indie music background, didn't want the songs to follow a traditional band arrangement, and, while heavily self-medicating, encouraged the other members to experiment wildly in Holmz's home studio upstairs, much to the chagrin of his wife and young children below.

With the key aesthetic of 'Fuck-It-Up' and some other ideas they got from music and Shaun Ryder's autobiography, an album's worth of songs began to take shape.

This first cassette single "Cobweb City-Suntan Lotion" released in December 2016 is recorded in a style the group calls “Bagwater”.

This could be described as a collage of 80's and 90's pop hooks, samples and dry humor mashed together with little regard for subtlety, finesse or the prevailing fashions of minimalism.

The group's next releases expected early in 2017 will aim to show a softer, more mellow side of COTB, as the world around us collapses into right-wing nationalism.

credits

released December 20, 2016

Holmz vox, lyrics samples, keyboards
Adink, guitar, keyboards, beats, basslines
Beben, guitar keyboards, beats, studio tech

All songs written by Holmz except Cobweb City - Holmz-Solly

Cover Art: Chris Clements
Three Wrong-Handed Drawings of the Band


Recorded at Al's Studio Jakarta in February 2016

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Children of the Band Jakarta, Indonesia

Children Of the Band are a studio band soundsystem from Jakarta, Indonesia, consisting of singer-songwriter Christ Holmz, and musician-producers Adink D'Menace and Benedict Pardede.

They formed in late 2014 and released their first cassingle in December 2016.
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Track Name: Side A: Intro-Cobweb City-Animal Perspective
Cobweb City

Your record player it won't go round
I wonder if you'll ever get it fixed
I saw you walking in the wind
you looked at me
your face was pale and thin

you said to me 'it's possible'
but I said 'it's not probable'
and if you will take shelter in it's arms, y'know
well I'll be gone

I used to try and make life fun
but now the fun, it rules upon my life
and now I stay up late at night
and wonder if I'll ever get it right

and cure the world of it's diseases
maybe death's a cure for ones like me
but I'll just shed another skin
and smile like my life is just beginning

Cobweb City that's where I'll be

you're a caravan buried in the sand
you're a caravan, you're a camper-van
Track Name: Side B - Suntan Lotion-Happy Man
Suntan Lotion

Suntan lotion
protects your skin
I get to rub it in
before you go swimming

You gave me a bible
at a spiritual revival
from the back of a motorcycle
His motorcycle

I picked you up
I gave you flowers
And we made love
what seemed like hours
I saw the sun
shining out of you
but then you burned me so bad

Suntan lotion
can't cover my emotions
you really rubbed it in
and I'm still stinging