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The gorgeous post-punk ballad “Grace” – where dreams find eventual destruction but hope also rises like kites on a warm breeze - lofted by chiming, bell-like guitars, soaring vocals and propulsive bass & drums interlocked into deep interstellar warp drive.

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Grace
(music: SAS - lyrics: David Soule – © 1984)

I followed this bell, into the valley of loss
Entered the absence through a crack in the shell
Waited so long, for the destruction of dreams
And waiting for the clarity that can never fail


Though I try, still the rain’s a fact
On a street that runs in every direction
After the absence of your violent grace
Racing black and fiery in pursuit of perfection


(BRIDGE)

Oh, and god – when I can see the kites
Like hot prayers rising in the steam of the night
Let me rise to understand – by convection
Now the horror is vision and a sacred infection

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from INSTANT, released November 5, 2015
Lead Vocal Sari Jozokos Morninghawk
BG Vocals Sari Jozokos Morninghawk
Rhythm Guitar Dan Ramirez
Lead Guitar Dan Ramirez
Bass David Soule
Drums Will Ridenour
Piano Joe McGinty
Xylophone (reverb-soaked) Will Kreth
Processed Guitars & EFX Tomek Miernowski

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Stick Against Stone Brooklyn, New York

Stick Against Stone is a post-punk/no wave band from Pittsburgh, PA that resided in Pittsburgh; Brooklyn, New York; Eugene, Oregon and San Francisco and remained active (in no less than six incarnations) between 1980 and 1990. The band incorporated elements of no wave, world music, free jazz, reggae, avant-funk, rap, spoken word, ska, dub, African, and art-rock into their music. ... more

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