Night Animals

by BRIGHT PRIMATE

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Night Animals is an album that was 3 years in the making. It is what we set out to do as BRIGHT PRIMATE, and we couldn't be happier to be finally sharing it with you, our friends and fans and internet associates. Its been an effort of love and we believe that it represents another small step forward in the evolution of chip music from a basement hobbyists pursuit to what we all know it can become.

There are so many people that have helped us shape this album, so many people who have inspired us or listened to rough mixes late at night or assisted us with their expertise in one way or another, and we would like to acknowledge some invaluable specifics: Carl AKA Radlib AKA Oxygenstar et al. for general solidness of character and always moving forward; Misfit Chris for many 5am chat sessions and lending me his ears on more than one occasion; Smiletron David for being a constant mellow optimist in the wee hours of the night; Disasterpeace Rich for setting the bar pretty high; Dan of the J. Arthur Keenes Band for showing us all just how great a vocal chiptune album can be. Boston8Bit, Toy Company, Bitmasters, 8Static, I/O, Chipwin, REboot, PAX and Magfest peeps; you know who you are. Nerd Rock Radio and Seaking's Seaglass too. Probably most of all though, thanks to you for listening to this record, whoever you are, because music is just two animals communicating in the night.

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released 13 August 2012

Lead Vocals recorded by Jon Taft at New Alliance Studios, Cambridge, MA
Background vocals recorded by James Primate at The Cave, S. Boston, MA
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by James Primate at The Cave, S. Boston, MA
Cover Art by Corina "CJ" Robles

Assorted voice acting by Audrey, Anjali and Crystal of AT&T Labs
"Outside Myself" features excerpts from "Robot Love Poetry" by TB788-E10-D


BRIGHT PRIMATE is:

* Lydia Marsala - Lyrics, Vocals, BVG, Songs, Music
* James Therrien - Gameboys, Synths, BGV, Songs, Music


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BRIGHT PRIMATE is a futurepunk duo from the dystopian submerged city of Boston Massachusetts in the year 2199. Inspired by psycho-acoustic images from both the deep past and far future, their signature sound of raw hardware chiptune synthesis and powerful vocal stylings evoke both gracefully mutated pop and blistering electronic noise rock. ... more

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Track Name: SOURCE CODE
Source Code (lyrics by Lydia Marsala)

I-I keep havin’ this dream
You’re in it
B-ut it’s not what you think
I mean it

Voices talkin’ to me
But I cannot heed them
And the only constant
Is the urge to beat them
And the bond between you and me

Do you know the source code
Don’t pick up the phone phone
Wake up in a cold sweat
Always seem to forget
Do you know the code that leads me home?
Do you know the code that leads me home?
Do you know the code that leads me home?

I-I keep riding this train
You’re with me
I-I may never
Escape

Voices talkin’ to me
But I cannot heed them
And the only constant
Is the urge to beat them
And the bond between you and me

Do you know the source code
Don’t pick up the phone phone
Wake up in a cold sweat
Always seem to forget
Do you know the code that leads me home?
Do you know the code that leads me home?
Do you know the code that leads me home?
Track Name: Outside Myself
Outside Myself
Lyrics by Lydia Marsala

Why don’t I make it easy
Try not to try to be me
Understand it better when you wonder
How can we play the game
So wrong, but strong, oh let it be
Understand it better when you wonder
(Ahhhs)

What more when you know
When you know
The work is worth the effort
Life is building up to a moment
Or is it more
More than one

If I could see me
Could see me
The way that you do
You do
I’d be that better version
Just for you

Here I go causing problems
Just for, just for no reason
Color out of lines just to amuse you
Who says it’s all or no
When we can see the shades of gray
Color out of lines just to amuse you
(Ahhhs)

What more when you know
When you know
The work is worth the effort
Life is building up to a moment
Or is it more
More than one

If I could see me
Could see me
The way that you do
You do
I’d be that better version
Just for you
Track Name: Hibernate
Hibernate
Lyrics by Lydia Marsala

So early
Feels so late
Hibernate
Hibernate
Like bear
Inside a cave
Hibernate
Hibernate

Yeah
Hibernate

Stuff your face
With mac and cheese
Hibernate
Hibernate
Build a fort
Six blankets deep
Hibernate
Hibernate
Play some indoor
Hide and seek
Hibernate
Hibernate

Summer we go out and play
But winter we just want to stay inside
Inside

And you're mine
And you're mine
In wintertime
And you're mine
And you're mine
In summertime
Winter we just want to stay inside

Warm your hands up
By the fire
Hibernate
Hibernate
Sip hot cocoa
After school
Hibernate
Hibernate
Sneak some cookies
'Til you're full
Hibernate
Hibernate

And you're mine
And you're mine
In wintertime
And you're mine
And you're mine
In summertime
Winter we just want to stay inside

Now all the snow is falling
Now all the snow is falling
Down
And we will build a snowman
Quickly before it gets too cold

Summer we go out and play
But winter we just want to stay inside
Inside
And you're mine
And you're mine
In wintertime
And you're mine
And you're mine
In summertime
Winter we just want to stay inside
Track Name: Hypnotized
Hypnotized
Lyrics by Lydia Marsala

I watch TV and I listen
To the radio
But all I wanna hear
Is the music to my favorite show
I ride the train and I catch a bus
To the gym
But all I wanna hear
Is pure rhythm

You could say I’m hypnotized
By the soundtrack to my life
You could say I’m hypnotized
By the music in my mind
You could say I’m hypnotized
By the soundtrack to my life
Oh baby can’t you see I need a melody

Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now

Chat with my friends
Already making plans for next week
But all I wanna find
Are the lyrics that are underneath
I check my phone
I feel it’s buzzin’ but the calls unknown
And I wanna hear is my ringtone

You could say I’m hypnotized
By the soundtrack to my life
You could say I’m hypnotized
By the music in my mind
You could say I’m hypnotized
By the soundtrack to my life
Oh baby can’t you see I need a melody

Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now

You could say I’m hypnotized
By the soundtrack to my life
You could say I’m hypnotized
By the music in my mind
And wherever I may be
It will always follow me
Oh baby can’t you see I need a melody

Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
(Ooos)
Right now
Track Name: Acid Pity Death Spiral
Acid Pity Death Spiral
Lyrics by Lydia Marsala

Have pity on me
Why can’t you see
The space I’m in
Is closing
The walls stretch and strain
And feel my pain
I’m losing my grip

On you (oo)
On you (oo)
On you (oo)
On you (oo)
And no one can tell me
What I should do

Have pity on me
Why can’t you see
The space I’m in
Is closing
The walls stretch and strain
And feel my pain
I’m losing my grip

On you (oo)
On you (oo)
On you (oo)
On you (oo)
And no one can tell me
What I should do

On you (oooo)
On you (oooo)
Have pity on me
Why can’t you see, what?