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Bells Of

Young McDonald & the 5 Season Farmers

Wallenda
Deceptive Paradise
Chess
Ephemeral
Long Daze
Resolve
Tony Thai-Man in Memoriam
The Ghost of Susan Ward
One Shot
Lost


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Bells Of, Young McDonald and the 5 Season Farmers CD album
Lawrence McDonald and Tom Allnutt on Lawrence's Quindoqua Farm.
Bells Of, Young McDonald and the 5 Season Farmers CD album
Lawrence McDonald and Tom Allnutt recording the album at Lawrence's house.
Bells Of, Young McDonald and the 5 Season Farmers CD album
CD gatefold painting by Peter Quinn.
Bells Of, Young McDonald and the 5 Season Farmers CD album
Back cover painting by Peter Quinn.
Bells Of, Young McDonald and the 5 Season Farmers CD album
Cover painting by Peter Quinn.
Bells Of, Young McDonald and the 5 Season Farmers CD album
Painting by Peter Quinn originally intended for the CD package, but not used.
Bells Of, Young McDonald and the 5 Season Farmers CD album
Bells Of
Young McDonald
& the 5 Season Farmers
CD

DESCRIPTION


Former semi-pro skateboarder and current organic farmer/ceramacist/guitarist/singer/composer, Lawrence McDonald, releases his fifth album under the moniker Bells Of. The band started off with members of Dischord bands Faith and Rites of Spring, but Lawrence has always remained the one constant member. The band has evolved into something not at all hardcore, but something like song-based free jazz indie-pop. Lightning-quick guitar work, unusual melodies and spoken/sung scratchy vocal delivery comes together as experimental-improv pop music.


LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Lawrence McDonald, vocals, guitar, bass, et cetera

Tom Allnutt, drums, drum programming


PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY

Lawrence McDonald,

Tom Allnutt,

at Quindocqua Farms, Marion Station, Maryland, USA


PAINTINGS

Peter Quinn


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA

"Goodbye Peter Quinn" on the back cover is in reference to the death of the artist Peter Quinn who illustrated the covers of all the Bells Of albums up to this point.


LYRICS


DECEPTIVE PARADISE

There is a siren
Sitting down by the lake
Just outside the garden
A secret I've been keeping from Eve

I'm going to pretend
I don't see the ruse
Then again
I know what I've got to do

Sometimes I feel I should just let it all go
Then again
I know
It's nothing six thousand years of men
Haven't had to face before
I'm going to stay strong
When I feel the fall
I'm going to hang on

There is a siren
Sitting on the other side of the lake
Singing her irresistible song
Wickedly tempting and inviting mistakes

Dripping wet outstretched arms
Tempestuously
Offering me seductive fruit
Then again
I know what I've got to do

The grass looks green on the other side
Then again
I know
It's all in my mind
Coming to realize
Peripeteia
Paradise is found deceptively concealed
Quietly masquerading
As an ordinary thing
I stumble upon
At a seemingly uneventful
Time in my life
Goodbye dagger hiding behind an insidious smile
I have fortunately broken away
From your gaze


BELLS OF, Lawrence McDonald, skateboard

RELEASE DATE

April 27, 2010


FORMAT

compact disc


LENGTH

34 minutes, 11 seconds
10 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 493


DETAILS

360 pressed.


PACKAGE:
full-colour 4-panel cardboard digipak with clear tray.


LABEL:
red, black, and light blue.


Printed and pressed by
Discmakers, Pennsauken, New Jersey.

DISCOGRAPHY


ALBUMS

11:11
Two Dos or Not 2
3's Company
Four Your Listening Pleasure
Young McDonald & the 5 Season Farmers


COMPILATIONS

Teen-Beat Fifty
Wakefield: Volume 1
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
1996 Teenbeat Sampler
1997 Teenbeat Sampler
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
2002 Teenbeat Sampler
2003 Teenbeat Sampler
Teen-Beat 20th Commemorative
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label
Teen-Beat Holiday Card 2010/2011


ALSO

Teen-Beat's Fifth Anniversary
One-sided vinyl LP (not released)
Teen-Beat 11th Anniversary Celebrations
Bells Of tee-shirt
Teen-Beat Sweet 16th Anniversary Celebrations


SONGS

Aeschylus
All My Favorite Friends
Aphrodite
Bittersweet
Bluebird, White Dwarf
Bypass
Chess
The Commission of Captain Cook
Confuser
Cornrows
Deceptive Paradise
Easy
Ephemeral
Five
Flight
The Ghost of Susan Ward
Heart Attack
History
In the Morning
Indifferent Smile
Long Daze
Lost
Lullaby
Message to a Newborn
Mobius
Mrs. N
New Romance Song
No One
One Shot
Patowmack
Quindocqua Sunrise
Quite Waiting for June
Re-evolve in Purgatory
Resolve
Ruby Red
Secret Messenger
Slip Slide
Star and Sun
Strange Pair
Talk a Lot
Tell Me to Go
Thoughts on a Wake
Tony Thai-Man in Memoriam
Untied
Wallenda
Winter Addiction
Winter Wonders
You're Not My Friend