"Dark Horse/ La Vengenista" single

by The Long Wives

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    Artwork and Dedication:
    Photos (clockwise): My mother with Santa Claus. My father with his dog Skitter. My grandfather, "Jiggs", with his cigarette and swagger. My grandmother, Kathy, with a pony that went door-to-door taking photos with children. My grandfather, Henry, with his white 1958 Fender Tele, rehearsing with his country band. My grandmother, Virginia, in her black fur coat, who was the singer in the band. (They did a beautiful cover of "Your Cheatin' Heart"). My great-grandmother, Opal. And my grandfather, Henry, in his dapper three-piece suit.
    This recording is dedicated to the memory of Henry and Virginia, who always wanted to record a country album; to the memory of my mother and father; and to my grandparents Kathy and Jiggs, who have always been home for me.

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released November 18, 2012

All songs written by Brandy St. John
Produced by Nick Zinner and Karen O
Recorded and mixed by Nick Zinner
Piano and vocals Brandy St. John
Acoustic, slide guitar and keyboards Nick Zinner
Drums Brian Chase
Cello Justin Kantor
Asst. Engineer Abby Echiverri
Mastering by Bernie Grundman
Recorded at area 52 in New York, New York
December 2011
Artwork by Brandy St. John (actual family photos)
Renee Marie Records © 2012

Thank you to Karen O and Nick Zinner for the most incredible first recording experience I could ask for. Thank you to Brian, Justin, Abby, Bernie, Jon Leroy, Chris Coady, Laura Haber, Nick Launay, Brian Bumberry and BB Gun Press for generously donating their time and talent.

On December 16th, 100% of the sales from this recording went to Occupy Sandy. Thank you all for supporting music and a good cause.

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The Long Wives Los Angeles, California

The Long Wives is the solo project of Brandy St. John.

"St. John spins haunting yarns, each woven simply with a guitar, piano and her throaty, impassioned voice. She makes beauty like you wouldn't believe." -Mishka

"Brandy's tender 'songs about death and love, and the death of love' bristle with a striking clarity. Songs to love without condition." -Dots and Dashes
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Track Name: Dark Horse
He rides a dark horse
Crosses burned in its sides
He rides hooded in the dead of night
And I call to him, I call to the night
And the wind in the trees
Calls to me "Salvation......Salvation......"
And I feel him breathe into me resurrection
He rides a dark horse
He doesn't live and he does not die
He rides shameless through this mountain side
And I call to him, I call to the night.........
Track Name: La Vengenista
With my tin skeleton
And a brand new ghost
I set sail for you on the Mexican coast
I had demons all wrapped up in my hair
I had angels armed to the teeth around me everywhere
I was wind, I was dust, I was fire
No, they could not hold me back
But lord, they tried
The birds rose and sang your name to the night
I went to the mountain I raised up my hands and I cried
"Anhelo, Anhelo, my lover my soul
I will find out where they buried you
And I will take you home"
When I left the town lit the sky
You have never seen flames rise so high
No, you have never seen flames rise so high.....