Someone Send a Signal

by Nate Leavitt & The Elevation

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Together with bandmates Magen Tracy, Dan Nicklin, Brendan Boogie and Paul Myers, Leavitt has created new EP, Someone Send a Signal. With more and more studios closing every day, the band wanted to capture a unique moment of togetherness whilst they still could and therefore recorded everything at Q Division’s Studio A in Somerville, Ma. The vintage microphones, amplifiers, instruments and classic Neve 8068 Console only added to the timeless feel of the sessions.

The resulting sound can best be described as ghost folk - as if the spirits of Neil Young, Wilco and Butch Walker met up late one night for a secret recording session down in Muscle Shoals. Blending elements of roots, americana and rock, it is the convergence of Leavitt’s musical journey to date. If you listen closely enough you can even hear the influence of 80’s hair metallers, and childhood heroes, Dokken on his guitar playing.

Working with producer and bandmate Dan Nicklin and Q Division engineer Pat Dicenso helped bring out the best of Leavitt and his group. From searching opener Relieve Me to the epic I Can Breathe Again through to the EP’s rousing closing track No Goodbye’s, No Replies it is apparent that letting go a little has freed Leavitt and allowed him to focus on leading his band to a higher plain. Having Pete Lyman (Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton) at Infrasonic Sound master the record was the final piece of the puzzle and the result is there for all to hear on Someone Send a Signal.

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released April 22, 2016

Nate Leavitt - Lead vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Magen Tracy - Piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes and Backing Vocals
Dan Nicklin - Omnichord, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion and Backing Vocals
Brendan Boogie - Bass and Backing Vocals
Paul Myers - Drums
Phil Aiken - Organ
Rachel Barringer - Cello

Produced by Dan Nicklin
Engineered and Mixed by Pat DiCenso
Recorded and Mixed at Q Division Studios
Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering
Graphic Design by Nicole Anguish/Daykamp Creative
Cover Photo by Nate Leavitt
Additional Potod by Johnny Anguish/Daykamp Music

All words and music written by Nate Leavitt (BMI)
Copyright 2015

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Nate Leavitt Boston, Massachusetts

With his 2014 album You, Me and the Silence Nate Leavitt emerged from the side of the stage and announced himself as a gifted artist in his own right. The record showcased his rugged vocals and carefully crafted songwriting, gaining him a Boston Music Award nomination in the process. He now returns as the leader of his own gang, a confident frontman inspired by the talented musicians around him. ... more

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Track Name: Relieve Me
I’ve been here before
I can’t take this game anymore
So if you want to play
Or if you want to stay
Please, relieve me

Why I never learn
Play with fire and you’ll get burned
But I got no place to go
And you won’t let me know
Please, relieve me

I’ve no place to hide
When my demons arrive
They’ll hunt me down
And put me in the ground
Please, relieve me
Track Name: When I Was With You
Do you remember when I first met you
Cleaning rooms at the hotel
I was so nervous when I approached you
I am sure that you could tell
I asked you if you’d like to see me
I wasn’t sure if you understood
You slipped your number underneath my doorway
It was then I knew you would

Do you remember hearing Roy Orbison
I sang In Dreams to you while you cried
I’ll never listen to that song in the same way
Like I did when I was with you

Do you remember when I moved in with you
Left the country for a city view
It was a little studio apartment
Barely big enough for two
And while our life together wasn’t perfect
We always tried to make it work
When I look back at those moments
I like to think about what could have been

Do you remember listening to Oldjack
We played Face Like Mine a million times
I’ll never listen to that song in the same way
Like I did when I was with you

Do you remember when I asked you to marry me
All the rose petals on the floor
I hid the ring inside my pocket
I was so nervous I’m sure you could tell
And even though we never married
Separated much too soon
I’d like to think if things were different
Maybe I’d see you across this room

Do you remember listening to Jose Jose
You sang along with him while you cried
I’ll never listen to him in the same way
Like I did when I was with you
Track Name: Take Me Back
Whatever happened to the days when I was happier
It was easy then
They were simple times
I’ve been lost for so long now I can’t make it out
I got turned around
I need to find a way

Take me back
And show me
Take me back
To who I was before
Take me back
And tell me
Take me back
So I can know myself again

I used to be pretty good at hiding
At least I thought
But maybe not
I never wanted to make a fool of anyone
Especially you
No that’s for me

Take me back
And show me
Take me back
To who I was before
Take me back
And tell me
Take me back
So I can know myself again
Track Name: I Can Breathe Again
I’m a mess
I’m a stranger
I am lost
I am an animal
I feed on hearts
Feed on anger
Feed on touch
Feed on feeling down

If it’s all for nothing who’s to blame
In the end it turns out all the same

What’s the cost
What’s the angle
What’s the game
What’s the difference
I give me
I give everything
I give in hard
I give up easily

If it’s all for nothing who’s to blame
In the end it turns out all the same

I can lie
I can be afraid
I can die
I can breathe again
Track Name: Someone Send a Signal
27 months since I was led out to pasture to rust
Everything I had amounted to nothing but dust
Swept up in the undertow drowning on my own like a child
Someone send a signal I think I might be out here a while

Finally, There's a reason for me to move on
Finally

32 years for you to get what you want
Came a little late because I was already gone
All those conversations without ever saying a word
After the silence it was too quiet to even be heard

Finally
There's a reason for me to move on
Finally
No more excuses for being alone
Finally

Finally
There's a reason for me to move on
Finally
No more excuses for being alone
Finally
I’m dreaming like I want to go home
Finally
Track Name: No Goodbyes No Replies
My friend said he saw you
Walking down 7th avenue
I don’t know
I think it was your ghost

You were rare and complicated
Unable to compare
Just my type
So I fell hard
But you up and left
As soon as you appeared

No Goodbyes, No replies
No clue what happened to you

I always knew
You never had it in you
To stick around a while
That’s not your style

You were exotic and elusive
Didn’t want to be exclusive
That’s what I like
I fell hard
But you were gone
Like you were never here

No Goodbyes, No replies
No clue what happened to you