Into the Cellar EP

by Rainbow Danger Club

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This EP is a pastiche of what we are working on right now. It is a small taste of a large, grand and wonderful LP coming in 2013. It is best listened to in a dark room with headphones. Enjoy the Apocalypse!

这EP专辑,是由不同的一些东西拼凑成,部分还在制作中。 这张EP以小见大,滴水藏海,将作为我们在2013发布的更华丽的完整版专辑作的提前预演。这张EP适合在一个黑暗的小房间,带上耳机静静欣赏。享受启示录!

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released November 19, 2012

On this album, Rainbow Danger Club is…
Munson: lead songwriter, vocals, guitars, piano, ukulele, synth
Nichols: lead producer, vocals, bass, trombone, banjo, synth
Corayer: trumpet, organ, synth, percussion, vocals, whistling, driving
Ford: drumset, mallets, bad puns
Vince: harp on "Transmission A" (courtesy of TNRO)
Todd: cello on “Fools” (courtesy of Threshold of Forest)
George: harmonica on “Country” (courtesy of The Horde)
Hieb: co-writing lyrics to "Country" (courtesy of The Adventure Package)
Gaensler: album mastering (courtesy of Luwan Rock)
Chou: spiritual enlightenment and translations (courtesy of himself)

RDC: rainbowdangerclub.com
TNRO: thenoiserevival.com
Threshold of Forest: site.douban.com/DJThresh/
The Horde: facebook.com/pages/The-Horde/214675668585346
Luwan Rock: luwanrock.com
Zang Nan Recordings: zangnanrecordings.com

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Rainbow Danger Club 上海市, China

"With riveting, epic melodies that soar and patter along majestically, RDC effortlessly skirts the line between beauty and ugliness, light and dark, innocence and depravity. One of the greatest bands to emerge from the Shanghai music scene, they never cease to amaze audiences with their grandiose musicality and adeptness at crafting songs that don’t seem to leave your head.” -The Guardian (UK) ... more

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Track Name: Friends of Thunder
雷电之友
He was an aberrant till morning of The War
When fate put him beside me in the fringes of a corps
and more each day we stood, we found each other good
But Captains of our Industries caught value in our blood

A distant Orbiter, an object of desire
a diplomatic mission, we'd negotiate with fire
the plans were made, a message was relayed
Our bodies for the Patronage, a fair and regal trade

Noble soldiers lie
Down from orders high
“Tie them to a flagpole,
Shoot them through the skies!"

Wholly sickened by our sycophantic rank
We found an empty ship with half an empty tank
We filled it with our former lives and Pictures of our bereft wives
Vanished in the dead of day for the Ocean of the Skies

"Follow the Light.
The Light is What you Make it."
Track Name: The Gathering of Fools
傻瓜大聚会
Gone are all those days we’d be outside chasing storms into the Cellar.
They say every mighty oak was just a seed that held its ground through perilous Weather.
Come, you’ll see All Your Friends are Here once your eyes get used to the Dark.
They’ve always been Here.

So come you fools and dance. The more the merrier!
Let us laugh like a flame in the Darkness till we all fall down.

Ghosts float through these walls and rattle their Chains all through the night, but we must not hear them.
And Arrows, they fly down our halls and land each day closer to Our Door, but we must not fear them.
Come, you’ll see All Your Friends are Here once your eyes get used to the Dark.
They’ve always been Here.

So come you fools and dance. The more the merrier!
Let us laugh like a flame in the Darkness till we all fall down.
Someday we'll all fall down.
Track Name: The Country Way
乡下道
Hey computers leave me alone. I’m tryin to do it the country way.
Hey computers leave me alone. I’m tryin to do it. You know I’m country home-grown.
I plant the seed then I let it grow.
Computers, you can’t put em in the soil the way that my country hand can.

I fry my fish in a pan. I don’t use no microwave. It’s against my country ways.

And I don’t need no VCR or DVD player or one of those “computers.”
I only know it one way, and that’s the country way.
Track Name: Postcards from the Apocalypse
启示录里的明信片
After the Bombs have fallen, After the Carpet of Fire has swept around the world, there will be no one left, just empty cities left standing and me and you. After the apocalypse.

Won’t keep a calendar, no need to go to Work, because there will be food (boxed and canned). All night The Pools are open. I know where The Wine is kept. Candle light on The Roof reserved for two. First time we can see all The Stars, if it’s too dark then we burn all the cars. We can read Rimbaud in the flickering glow of the apocalypse.

Spend days in vacant houses free to laze and browse around. Pictures on the wall…how happy were they all, really? Migrate till we reach The Ocean where yachts and boats are floatin. Take it for a ride. Who could ever mind in the apocalypse?

We start across the sea with books and a gentle breeze to a tropical Isle where The Moon does smile. Clouds flash upon the horizon. Make land as The Storm rolls in. Take shelter and sleep under a coconut Tree. I show you a place that I found behind a waterfall. This will be our Home as we grow old in the apocalypse.
Track Name: Summer's End
夏天结束
I once saw silver linings
Now I only see Clouds
Where once I had a thousand friends
Now I got a crowd
I used to say that “everything will work out in the end”
But to the cheated and heartbroken ones
You just can’t pretend

Once I had an open heart
Now I close it like fort
With great stone Walls and archers poised
And a guard at every door
If a stranger should come knocking
On a cold and lamp-less night
With her cloak and dagger close at hand
I’ll be safe inside

Three cheers for the beaten
Three cheers for the broke
Here’s three cheers for the wind blown ones
At the bottom of their rope
Here’s three cheers for those cannot say “the glass is half-full”
Three cheers if you can't count sheep and end up counting Wolves

Birds are singing in the trees
But little do they know
the very limbs they stand upon
will be buried in the snow
The wavin' trees, and buzzin' bees
and flowers pink and red
will turn grey and all fall down
when Summer ends

All that’s good and right I've seen
you could balance on a knife
you may call it cynical
but I’ll just call it “life”
and those few with a golden souls
will be trampled in the ground
under the boots of these marching Fools
who've always run this town

Is there nobody up there to lift the curse upon this place
For the sake of all us rats down here circling a maze
If a message in a bottle, then I’d send it out in haste
In a rocket, at the speed of sound, bound for Outer Space.
Track Name: Homemade Rocketship
地下室里的火箭
Long ago, in an Indian summer, I had been woken up by strange sounds from a old antennae that was broken out in grandpa's barn.

It wasn't clear, but I could just faintly hear, something not from Earth. Through the hum, someone told me to run across The Universe and meet Them out there.

When I was alone, I'd work in secret, using tin cans and fireworks. When I was done, I had a homemade rocket. I sure was ready to leave the Earth.

They will say, "Where has he gone?"

And night came, without any Rain, I knew it was time to dash. Sparks light and woke up The Night, with a booming flash but nobody cared.

I brought food and my favorite albums, but I think there are some things I will miss. But dodging rocks around the rings of Saturn will leave me little time to reminisce.
Track Name: Journey to the Gates of Atlantis I: Sirens
通往亚特兰蒂斯之门的旅程 I 塞壬
Journey to the Gates of Atlantis I: Sirens
Track Name: Journey to the Gates of Atlantis II: The Descent
通往亚特兰蒂斯之门的旅程 II 潜下
Journey to the Gates of Atlantis II: The Descent
Track Name: Journey to the Gates of Atlantis III: Seagazor, City of the Abyss
通往亚特兰蒂斯之门的旅程 III 海格佐拉,深渊的城市
Journey to the Gates of Atlantis III: Seagazor, City of the Abyss
Track Name: Journey to the Gates of Atlantis IV: The Light is What You Make It
通往亚特兰蒂斯之门的旅程 IV 你描绘的光
Journey to the Gates of Atlantis IV: The Light is What You Make It