In Our Circle

by Rivulets

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"In Our Circle’ dwells heavy in a contemporary American psyche. Rare is the news that doesn’t feel worse than the day before. If we’re currently in the Autumn of the American Era, then ’In Our Circle’ sits out there in late November in a first snow made of ash. And this is from a band who once called an album We’re Fucked. But the hounds of time are really nipping at our heels now. “Another dark day, another dark day, another dark day, another dark day", Nathan Amundson quivers in his lovely, breathy tenor over a slo(ooo)w shuffling strum and a striking lap steel. Coming at the album’s midpoint, one might see this as Rivulets waving the white flag halfway through. But there’s a comfort in these blues, some sort of communal sadness in the dark. If the dad in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road had a guitar in his grocery cart, these would be the last songs he played before he used the guitar for campfire kindling.

You’ll find fuzzed out Neil Young and Crazy Horse anthems (“Not Today,” “You Can Never Come Back”) and spaced-out folk miniatures that sound like they could be early demos from Automatic for the People (“Won’t Be Long Now,” “Wire”). But by the time you reach standout, closing number “Lucky", you’ll surely be moved. “Lucky” comes very close to defying the sentiment of all that came before it on In Our Circle. “And I’m thankful you still put up with me", Amundson keens only to deliver the 2nd part of the couplet. “And I’m lucky, I’m so lucky, that it’s a dream". It’s a profound moment on the record, one that underscores the sort of soulful nihilism that haunts it’s every corner. Yes, we’re absolutely doomed. But we’re all we’ve got." - Eric Deines

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released January 16, 2019

Recorded and mixed by Mike Bridavski at Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana
Additional recording by Nic Coolidge at Studio Faust in Prague
Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service
All songs by Nathan Amundson © 2019 Rivulets, BMI
Nathan Amundson - guitars, piano, organ, voice
Nathan Vollmar - drums, percussion
Francesco Candura - bass
Photography by Nathan Amundson
Design by Chloé Lefrant (Talitres)

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Track Name: Everything Goes
I’ve been hiding from life for a while
I’ve been searching for answers since nine
Everything goes
and comes
in time
Everything goes
and comes
in time

You’ve been fighting this fight for a while
You’ve been breaking your heart since nine
Everything goes
and comes
in time
Everything goes
and comes
in time

Everything goes
and comes
in time
Everything goes
and comes
in time
Track Name: Not Today
I’m gonna get back on
I’m gonna get back on and ride

I’ve got so much time
I’ve got so much time to die

Not today
Not today

I’m gonna get back on
I’m gonna get back on and ride

I’ve got so much time
I’ve got so much time to die

Not today
Not today
Track Name: Because I Don't Care
At times the night it gets so dark
And I wonder where you are
You said take me away from here
You said take me away from here

Because I don’t care
I hurt the ones
I’ll hurt you too
It’s what I do

Because I don’t care
I hurt the ones
I’ll hurt you too
It’s what I do
It’s what I do

At times the days they seem too long
And I wonder where you’ve gone
You said take me away from here
You said take me away from here

Because I don’t care
I hurt the ones
I’ll hurt you too
It’s what I do

Because I don’t care
I hurt the ones
I’ll hurt you too
It’s what I do
It’s what I do
Track Name: Wire
(instrumental)
Track Name: You Can Never Come Back
You can never come back
You can never come back
You can never come back
You can never come back

All the brave soldiers
They planned their attack
You can never come back
You can never come back

I’m waiting on a warrior
To drape my heart in silk
We all die fucking cowards
You can never come back

Oh, it’s what you chose
Oh, it’s what you chose

You can never come back
You can never come back
You can never come back
You can never come back
Track Name: Dark Days
Another dark day
Another dark day
Another dark day
Another dark day

The clouds block out the sun
And I’m not feeling anyone
It’s another dark day
Another dark day

Another dark day
Another dark day
Another dark day
Another dark day

The clouds block out the sun
I’m not feeling anyone
Another dark day
Track Name: Won't Be Long Now
Won’t be long now
Won’t be long now
Take a breath now
And slide
And fade

Won’t be long now
Won’t be long now
Take a breath now
And slide
And fade
Track Name: I Was Lost Before I Met You
I was lost before I met you
I was lost, I was in the dark
I was in the dark
I was in the dark

Sometimes fools can try to tell you
Sometimes fools, they can run their mouths
They can run their mouths
They can run their mouths

Now it’s safe within our harbor
There’s no need to run and hide
I was lost before I met you
I was lost, I was in the dark
I was in the dark
I was in the dark

I was lost before I met you
I was lost, I was in the dark
I was in the dark
I was in the dark
Track Name: Sirens
Sirens wail
Call out through the night
Sirens wail
Call out through the night
You
You’ve arrived
You
You’ve arrived
In time
To watch it all burn
See how it rises
See how it rises
Track Name: 24
It’s a tight
twenty-four
It’s a tight
twenty-four

And I’m telling you
I can’t make it
Anymore
And I’m telling you
I can’t make it
Anymore

It’s a tight
twenty-four
It’s a tight
twenty-four
Track Name: Lucky
We’ve been around
We’ve seen our ups and downs
And I’m thankful
You still put up with me
And I’m lucky
I’m so lucky
That it’s a dream

We’ve been around
We’ve seen our ups and downs
And I’m thankful
You still put up with me

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